21c Museum Hotel

Louisville, Kentucky

The hotel

A hotel and a contemporary art museum combined, 21c is pretty unique! Chic and boutique, the hotel prides itself on offering the highest standard of service in comfortable surrounds. When you’re not admiring your room, admire the art instead with thought-provoking exhibitions and interactive art installations on display. 21c is also home to an award-winning restaurant and a bar hailed as one of the best in America, serving an impressive bourbon selection and inventive cocktails – a Caroline Rose anyone, or a Poison Arrow? Jonathan Searle is Head Chef at the restaurant and the menu showcases the best of southern cuisine, including delights such as Cornmeal Fried KY Carp, Stewed Okra and Skillet Cornbread. The deserts are pretty special too with Fried Peach Hand Pies and Sweet Corn Cookies to tempt you.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Nestled in historic downtown Louisville.

Hotel information

91 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 42" flatscreen TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, Nespresso coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes and luxury amenities. Deluxe Double Rooms with views of the atrium and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe King Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Double Rooms with 2 double beds and city view, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury King Rooms with 1 king-size bed and city view, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Atrium Suite with 1 king-size bed, separate lounge area and atrium view, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Proof on Main Restaurant and Bar (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. The 21c Museum Shop for gifts and souvenirs. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Limited room service*. Self-parking in a nearby garage, $7 plus tax per night or valet parking $27 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Sep 7, 2020 hornpup1

I was so disappointed with my 4 night stay. The hotel was practically empty so I was expecting much better service. It seemed like I was actually bothering the receptionist by checking in. I was asking questions about what there was to do in the area and I could barely get an answer from her. The room had a small window and was very dark. I… Read more
I was so disappointed with my 4 night stay. The hotel was practically empty so I was expecting much better service. It seemed like I was actually bothering the receptionist by checking in. I was asking questions about what there was to do in the area and I could barely get an answer from her. The room had a small window and was very dark. I asked to be moved to a room with more windows. The next room had 2 small windows but was a little brighter and I was happy with the switch until I went into the bathroom to take a shower and discovered that the drain was covered in human hair, that was not mine! completely disgusting that the shower had not been cleaned, especially in these times. Makes you wonder what else hasn't been cleaned. I went down to reception and a young man was manning the desk. When I showed him a photo of how dirty and full of hair the shower was, he asked me what I wanted to do. I was floored that I didn't receive an apology. I received a shrug of the shoulders and the same dark room as when I checked in. I moved hotels as soon as hotel Distil had an availabilty. I couldn't imagine 8 nights in this dungeon. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 Jenallan18 Mackay, Australia

Chose this hotel because of location 'nearby' convention centre but with opening windows Location - good walk to Downtown venues and attractions Facilities - GREAT restaurant, bar and art exhibits Room - balcony room with gorgeous design and fresh air Bed - super super comfy! Bathroom - good size with lovely amenities Food - American style; good… Read more
Chose this hotel because of location 'nearby' convention centre but with opening windows Location - good walk to Downtown venues and attractions Facilities - GREAT restaurant, bar and art exhibits Room - balcony room with gorgeous design and fresh air Bed - super super comfy! Bathroom - good size with lovely amenities Food - American style; good quality Service - variable, but overall good Would I stay again - absolutely! Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 Lancdudely48 San Jose, California

Great hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville... RIght by 4th street live and all the bars and night life. We came in for a Cardinals game and this hotel was an interesting change of pace. Loved the concept and the rooms. Staff was friendly and we appreciate the hospitality.
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Mar 17, 2020 NateNupe Baltimore, Maryland

Unique concept to have the museum housed with accommodations. I liked the environment. Accommodations were very nice. Food was very good The location was well placed on Main Street close to several distillery and other museums. I would recommend it.
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Mar 13, 2020 wshale2020 Lexington, Kentucky

21C is obviously the perfect hotel for a weekend getaway to visit Louisville museums. Not only is the location perfect - Museum Row - but the hotel itself fills the bill with its many beautiful exhibitions.