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21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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“So cool. Should stay at this hotel.”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

We stayed here. We loved it. It's a boutique hotel. Service was superb! So cool to be a part of this "different" experience.

Location was great too!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

This hotel was great. Room was gorgeous and comfortable (although the bathroom was a bit unimpressive.) I have bedbug phobia, did a full search and found no evidence of any bedbugs. YAY!

It was really moving to see how the community uses the exhibition space. We LOVED feeling like we were sleeping in an art gallery, I suppose we were.

The restaurants were another story, though. Both the bar and resto had some really terrible service. Lots of indifferent hipsters versus a real wait staff. It's a shame because it's the only thing stopping this hotel from being truly world-class. We were late for the airport because for some unexplained reason, our brunch took an eternity to arrive even though it wasn't busy in there.

Would recommend this place to anyone that is into art / culture, boutique hotels, or just looking for a neat experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We have stayed at this hotel several times - it is 70 miles from home and becomes a true destination for us. Everything about the hotel is perfect - the attentive staff, the contemporary art, the decor and the sensitivity of the renovation. This is a perfect place.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed at 21C over New Years' and had a wonderful experience. It's such an anomaly in terms of being a high-end boutique hotel with incredible art (particularly in this area) and it's incredibly well done. We stayed in a corner suite which was a great, spacious room with nice styling (in a pleasing, not intrusive sort of way) and had a great bathroom too. The only complaint is that a full dining room table was probably not necessary and seemed to be there only to fill the additional space created by the L-shape of the room.

The staff are friendly, the exhibits interesting and thought-provoking, and they have don't charge for wireless (seriously, who can justify charging for wireless?). Good drinks in the bar (although the staff were quite inattentive and slow) and decent food in the restaurant. Overall, great stay.

Also, the New Years' Eve party was great because how often do you get to have an adult-oriented, uncrowded, stylish dance party? And in an art gallery at that? Good music, good art, and upstairs in bed by 1am if you so choose. It was a great way to spend NYE.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

This is a very nice facility with interesting architectural features and decor. It is clean with a helpful staff but very expensive. However, had I known the hotel would present pedophilia masquerading as "art" I would not have stayed here. At the time of our stay, they were hosting the "art" (and I am using that term extremely loosely) of Anthony Goicolea. Google it.

  • Stayed January 2012
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craigpishotti, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write. Our founders’ goal in sharing contemporary art with the public is to stimulate thought and discussion and certainly not to personally offend.

Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea has been planned for several years and it was co-organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Telfair Museums in collaboration with 21c Museum. Anthony Goicolea is one of the most celebrated and respected artists working today. His subject matter ranges from adolescent rites of passage to family history and environmental decay. The artist’s intentions are to reveal the complexity of the human experience. It is not his intention to promote pedophilia or the victimization of children. I encourage you to read more on our website 21cMuseum.org and visit anthonygoicolea.com to learn more.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about the exhibition. We hope you'll visit again in the future. If you'd like to speak with me personally, I would welcome the opportunity.

Best regards,
Craig Pishotti
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Property: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Address: 700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
#3 Luxury Hotel in Louisville
#5 Business Hotel in Louisville
#6 Family Hotel in Louisville
Price range (per night): RM983 - RM1,648
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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 
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