21c Museum Hotel, Louisville

700 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY, USA

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Hotel Description

On the face of it, Louisville, Kentucky seems about the unlikeliest place for a hotel like the 21c. Not just an inspired modern boutique hotel, but a 9,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery as well, it’s the sort of place that would turn heads even in New York or Los Angeles — in Louisville, where the Midwest gives way to the South, it’s positively shocking. But this is a post-industrial city that’s reinvented itself, and while some cities hitch their renewal wagons to sports teams or suburban office parks, Louisville is going the arts-and-culture route.

The 21c belongs to locals Steve Wilson and his wife Laura Lee Brown, whose foundation owns the art collection that fills the hotel’s gallery. The couple brought in the New York-based architect Deborah Berke, whose portfolio, fittingly, includes both Yale’s new art school and the Scottsdale Mondrian hotel. And while the boutique hotels in many smaller provincial cities are tepid affairs, offering half-hearted gestures in the direction of modern design and taking care not to alienate the traditionalists, the 21c, by contrast, has left all caution behind.

Rooms are as urbane as they come, packed with artworks, custom-designed furnishings and high-tech amenities like 42-inch LCD televisions. Proof On Main, the hotel’s restaurant, brings a taste of sophistication to the downtown dining scene, and the museum, of course, is one of the neighborhood’s star attractions. Louisville may have a way to go before it’s the new Manhattan, but it’s clear that the 21c is the start of something, drawing art-savvy travelers who, until recently, would have been hard pressed to imagine a reason to visit Kentucky — but who, once there, may find its traditional charms (who could say no to a wee dram of bourbon, watching the races at Churchill Downs) impossible to resist.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 90 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

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  • Rooftop Apartment

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1314 ft²/122 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • 2,197 sq. ft. Terrace
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • The Balconies

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 315 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • 306 sq. ft. terrace-East facing room
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 320 ft²/29 m².
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    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Atrium facing room
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 320 ft²/29 m².
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    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Atrium or south facing room
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Standard Room - NonSmoking

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
    • 320 ft²/29 m².
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  • Luxury King

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 435 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • North or East facing room-Option to conect to Corner Suite
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Luxury Double

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 455 ft²/42 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • East facing room
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Asleep in the Cyclone

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • A site-specific sculptural installation by Freeman and Lowe
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • The Atrium

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 580 ft²/53 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Atrium facing room
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • The Corner Suites

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 660 ft²/61 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Large windows-Northeast corner facing room
    • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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