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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t Miss This Extraordinary Hotel

Feb 21, 2021 tripperLVM

The weekend after Valentine’s was the perfect time to visit the 21C in Louisville. They had a great special on rooms.... as you can see... we had a wonderful view of the river and David. Our room was comfortable, modern and clean. Wonderful toiletries. The galleries are filled with stunning art, available to see anytime if you are a guest. Don’t… Read more
The weekend after Valentine’s was the perfect time to visit the 21C in Louisville. They had a great special on rooms.... as you can see... we had a wonderful view of the river and David. Our room was comfortable, modern and clean. Wonderful toiletries. The galleries are filled with stunning art, available to see anytime if you are a guest. Don’t miss the hotel’s restaurant: Proof. We will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quirky/Elegant Artsy

Feb 1, 2021 Just M

My first time at a 21C property. The rooms were a good size and lights in bathroom were cool. Being able to browse art whenever we wanted was cool. Property is also a great choice for staying near the Louisville Slugger Museum/Factory. Downtown was very quiet when we visited. Service was a little off, not sure if it is their policy or it's… Read more
My first time at a 21C property. The rooms were a good size and lights in bathroom were cool. Being able to browse art whenever we wanted was cool. Property is also a great choice for staying near the Louisville Slugger Museum/Factory. Downtown was very quiet when we visited. Service was a little off, not sure if it is their policy or it's due to Covid, but I could get no change at the front desk and as an elite member of loyalty program I had vouchers for drinks. I could not use these for a coke (they have a very small selection of drinks/snacks) even though the bar was closed. It would be much cheaper to use for a coke, but alas, was not allowed. Very disappointing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good!

Dec 28, 2020 BigTraveler002

Stated only for one night but was a good experience. Staff was super nice, the room was good (it helped that it was a corner room with many windows) and the chicken from the downstairs restaurant for room service: It must’ve been one of the best chickens we’ve eaten. $30 for valet is a little bit steep for the area, you might find a more… Read more
Stated only for one night but was a good experience. Staff was super nice, the room was good (it helped that it was a corner room with many windows) and the chicken from the downstairs restaurant for room service: It must’ve been one of the best chickens we’ve eaten. $30 for valet is a little bit steep for the area, you might find a more reasonable alternative. But overall: Would definitely go back and one day in the future we’ll also dine at their restaurant given the food was excellent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Trip, Great Location, Great Staff

Nov 12, 2020 EmlyRu

We had an amazing trip to Louisville Downtown and our stay at 21C museum Hotel was wonderful. We celebrated my wife 60th birthday. Thank you to Adrian at front desk, very friendly and accommodating even if it's his first week, I can say he is a great asset of your hotel. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little Different

Nov 4, 2020 Michael L Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Well travel during the time of Covid is interesting. The21C Museum Hotel seems to take the safety of their guests seriously. We were scanned for temperature during check in and there was plenty of hand sanitizer available as well as a bag in the room containing a mask, gloves and sanitizer. The King room was very nice. The bed was very comfortable… Read more
Well travel during the time of Covid is interesting. The21C Museum Hotel seems to take the safety of their guests seriously. We were scanned for temperature during check in and there was plenty of hand sanitizer available as well as a bag in the room containing a mask, gloves and sanitizer. The King room was very nice. The bed was very comfortable and I was surprised how quiet the whole place was. The art throughout the building is really neat and it adds to the calming feel of the establishment. I have to give props to Ashley at the front desk, she was very helpful and incredibly polite. Knowledgeable of the surrounding are and always had a smile on her face. Park at the garage next door.. can't beat $9 a day. Read less