Welcome to Louisville - the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Kentucky! Louisville is home to over 90 attractions and thousands of excellent hotels and restaurants. Whether you are planning to visit Louisville for business or pleasure you will find thoroughbred horse racing, bluegrass music, sporting events, and much more.

Downtown Louisville Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in Louisville's downtown district. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Book securely online for great rates on hotels in downtown Louisville!

Downtown Louisville Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Courtyard Louisville Downtown
Courtyard Louisville Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown is located in the heart of downtown Louisville at the corner of 2nd and Main Street. …more

Additional Hotels:

21c Museum Hotel
700 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

The Galt House
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown
100 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel
700 West Riverside Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 4th Avenue
Louisville, KY 40202

Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown
101 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown
100 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown
132 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Brown A Camberley Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40222

Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville Downtown
333 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Holiday Inn Louisville/Clarksville
505 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129

Quality Inn & Suites Airport
311 East Gaulbert Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

Days Inn Central Louisville
1620 Arthur Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Suites At Louisville North
703 North Shore Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Americas Best Inns Clarksville
342 Eastern Boulevard
Clarksville, IN 47129

Comfort Suites Jeffersonville
360 Eastern Boulevard
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

About Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky, is located on the Ohio River near the Falls of Ohio. It began as a small settlement by George Rogers Clark and named for Louis XVI of France. The first Post Office opened in Louisville in 1795. It is one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains.

The Falls of Ohio produce a rapid and early boats were forced to unload cargo and passengers to make it through the shallow water. Goods and passengers trekked to Louisville to wait for the ship to pick them up for the remainder of their voyage. The metro area of Louisville was a major shipping port in the 19th century.

The area surrounding Louisville is rich with fertile fields and pastures. Farms are abundant and do very well with the good soil. The weather is temperate in Kentucky. Although they have four distinct seasons the coldest weather sees the temperature drop below freezing for just a few days in the winter, Louisville has mild weather with the coldest season rarely dipping under freezing temperatures. The area was once swampland but much has been drained so the city could continue to grow. Gently rolling hills surround the area filled with green foliage and tall trees.

Louisville had a series of tragedies including a F4 tornado that ripped through Louisville in 1974. It destroyed hundreds of homes and covered a 21-mile area. Remarkably, only 2 people were killed. Major renovations have been completed and the city's urban neighborhoods have experienced both retail and residential growth. Abandoned waterfront buildings that were empty industrial sites have been turned into residential sites and an entertainment complex. In 1934 a massive rainfall caused flooding of 70 percent of the city. Residents were evacuated and power was lost. Since that date, the building of many floodwalls has reduced the chances of another great flood.

Newly built freeways and interstates allowed many middle class residents to move out of the city and settle in residential areas and commute to work. As with every major city, economic changes forced the residents to adapt with the times. Local manufacturing declined but other areas of opportunities opened up. Today it is a thriving city that sees thousands of tourists each year. The rich history of the area include horse racing. The Bluegrass Region is well known for high-quality livestock and beautiful horses. May of 1875 saw 10,000 spectators watching the first Kentucky Derby. The race has been run every year since that first May and is a popular event attended by thousands.