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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 May 2013

To begin, I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. During college I began working for the Marriott Downtown Louisville and accidentally began my career in hospitality. After several moves up the ladder I moved away from Louisville and have since worked in Sales for W Hotels Worldwide. My purpose of giving you this back story is for two reasons:...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing such a detailed and lovely review about your trip to Louisville and 21c. It is very nice to hear that you found every step of your visit to be enjoyable. I'm also glad you mentioned our Guest Services Manager, Amber Hopkins. We are very lucky to have Amber on our Team, and she...

Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

If ur going to be in Louisville there is only one choice for a hotel - 21c Museum Hotel. The place is sooooo cool. The first floor is a contemporary art museum with the hotel on the upper floors. Rooms are clean and spacious. The price is very reasonable. The service is the best. If I could rate the service...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi DrJimmy84--I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at 21c! We love that you found our service to be "the best'--we'll accept that 6 :) We'll see you next time.

Reviewed 28 May 2013

We live in Louisville and have stayed at 21C for several years over Memorial Day weekend. Our goal is a place to retreat that is close to the riverfront with a great breakfast and a nice bar. The rooms are very comfortable (the elevator rides short), the art work always entertaining and often amazing, and the food quite good. I...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manger at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Barbara B--Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words about your visits to 21c. It is nice to hear that 21c has become an annual gathering place for you and your family. I certainly will let our team know about your compliments. We look forward to seeing you next Memorial Day if not sooner!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 May 2013

21c Museum Hotel is an experience in itself. Yes, it is a very nice hotel: the rooms are big, great bar, very hospitable staff. However, the true catch is the artwork. It is just a fun place and there are so many things to see/explore in the hotel. Definitely recommend to anyone staying in Louisville - especially those who appreciate...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your visit to 21c! It sounds like you had a great time experiencing every aspect of our hotel, museum and restaurant. We'd love to see you again when your travels bring you back to Louisville.

Bloomington, IN
Reviewed 27 May 2013

What's not to love? Trendy, funky, upscale hotel meets modern art meets adorable red penguins. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, treating yourselves to a Girls' Weekend or spending a fun weekend with friends, the 21c is the place to be. Red penguins stand sentinel on the top of the building and also make their homes on each of the...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at 21c. I love the photographs you've included--Our Penguins love visiting with our guests and visa-versa! Thanks for helping us "keep Louisville weird." We hope to see you again soon!

santa barbara ca
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This is a great hotel, in a great location and in a great little city. Everyone I came in contact with at this beautiful hotel were gracious, well-mannered and professional. A rare and immaculate jewel! I am now spoiled and will have to only stay at this chain. Bravo to the management for getting such a great staff of people...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such kind words about the 21c Team. I am so glad to hear that you found everyone to be hospitable and professional. 21c certainly would not be the same without these fantastic team members. I will be sure to share your compliments with everyone. We hope to see you soon in Louisville and at our new...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Can't say enough good things about this way-cool downtown spot. The young staff are friendly, motivated, and helpful. Atmosphere is sophisticated (and as expected art-oriented) but not stuffy or pretentious -- just fun. Rooms are well appointed and comfortable. Excellent bar and good restaurant. Would definitely return on future visits to Louisville.

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Greg J--Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay at 21c. I liked how you talked about the 21c atmosphere being sophisticated yet fun. That definitely is an important aspect of the guest experience that we strive to deliver everyday! We look forward to having you again in the future.

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Definitely the coolest concept for a hotel I've ever seen. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. We stayed here for a wedding, the bar was great for post-wedding festivities -- it was fun to grab a drink and explore around. The room was nice, but paled in comparison to how awesome the rest of the hotel was. Nonetheless, I...

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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! 21c is such a fun place to gather with family and friends, especially when celebrating a special occasion. We look forward to having you again in the future.

Woodstock, Vermont
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The place is unique, well thought out and the staff well trained. The corner suite we booked as part of a package was fair value, with lots of space, a very comfortable bed and not too much room clutter. The only disappointment was the bathroom as the shower heads were rather basic and the bath an insult to tubs! In...

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Gabe I, Director of Operations at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding room design; I truly value your suggestions on how we can better meet guests’ expectations. I also appreciate your feedback regarding noise from the street. Quality of sleep is a top priority for us; clearly we failed to offer you a complimentary Sleep Kit, outfitted with earplugs and a sleep mask. I’m so sorry...

Lexington KY
Reviewed 21 May 2013

First the good things. This is a beautifully restored building with a very interesting art theme. It's in a great location. The staff, from valet, to check-in, to room service, to bartender, to waiter are superbly trained-- all were friendly, responsive, and informed. And the restaurant, Proof, is simply outstanding. We had a meal there after dining at 610 Magnolia...

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Thank you silverstreak1 for sharing your experience, both the good and the bad. I love that you enjoyed the architecture of our building, our teammates and their level of service, the contemporary art exhibits, and the amazing food at Proof on Main. However, I would like to apologize for the noise disturbances. Your comfort is our top priority, and for...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
21C Museum Hotel Louisville is more than just a place to spend the night - it's a 91-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center nestled in the heart of Museum Row in historic downtown Louisville. With over 5000 square feet of art-filled meeting and event space, 21c guests enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and accessible luxury while exploring the work of contemporary artists in America's only museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st Century. Whether you are visiting Bourbon Country, spending a day at Churchill Downs, or hosting a lavish Southern wedding, 21c is a modern epicenter for culture, activity and artistic expression. Applauded by Travel & Leisure Magazine as "one of the most ambitious unions of art and hospitality ever undertaken," and hailed by The New York Times as "an innovative concept with strong execution and prompt and enthusiastic service," come meet the infamous Red Penguins and discover how 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is redefining the art of hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Address: 700 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range: ₹ 15,620 - ₹ 24,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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