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

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 21c Louisville Rocks!

Apr 24, 2019 Shelley M Bermuda

Wonderful Staff, Great Location, Art Incredible and Proof on Main Delicious. This hotel understands hospitality. From the moment I arrived I felt more than welcome, and that they were happy I was there.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very unique place

Apr 21, 2019 Neva B Louisville, Kentucky, United States

My family and I decided to stay downtown in Louisville to go to the sound of them river and watch thunder over Louisville fireworks we chose 21C because of its uniqueness and convenience to where we want to go and two things to do there like the museum and so forth is a very unique experience maybe a bit over priced for a weekend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place with a fantastic vibe!

Apr 20, 2019 Happiness586014

Loved the atmosphere and art everywhere in the hotel. Really comfortable bed and pillows- a big part that is easily overlooked at hotels with unusual atmospheres. The hotel bar served one of the best manhattans we've ever had. Food at Proof was too salty for us, but we loved the menu options.
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Apr 20, 2019 Explorer45479310190

This hotel has all the comforts of home but even better! Bed was amazing! Great bathroom! The turn-down service was extra nice. The restaurant and bar staff went above and beyond! Art is everywhere! Loved the whimsical penquins that kept "moving" around the hotel! Will definitely be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cool hotel. Different concept

Apr 19, 2019 Laura B Rochester, New York

We were driving to Nashville with our Yorkie pup and needed to take a break from the already 10 hour drive. Booked this hotel on line and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. And happy it was dog friendly. The hotel room was beautiful and clean. Stone painted walls and windows over looking the museum. Not your standard hotel room. … Read more
We were driving to Nashville with our Yorkie pup and needed to take a break from the already 10 hour drive. Booked this hotel on line and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. And happy it was dog friendly. The hotel room was beautiful and clean. Stone painted walls and windows over looking the museum. Not your standard hotel room. We loved it. The uniqueness of the penguin.....The staff didn’t explain what this 4 foot red plastic penguin was doing on the 2nd floor. Once we saw it blocking someone’s door, then looking out the window, than in middle of hallway. Every time we stepped out our room it was placed somewhere differently so we had to go to front desk and inquire. It was just for fun..... to mess with people. I brought it in our room and left it outside the bathroom door so when my guy stepped out of the shower he was surprised. Couple things to note: it might not be for everyone. The lobby art work may make someone uncomfortable. That’s all I’ll say. I kept on reminding myself it was art. The museum has some beautiful pieces though so I didn’t let that stop my appreciation. Read less