Located about a 6-minute walk from Louisville's city centre and connected to the Kentucky International Convention Center
along Highway 60, the Marriott Louisville Downtown is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites is equipped with cable TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a wet bar, a living area with a pull-down bed and a dining table are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is $12.95 per day.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre and vending machines. Self-parking is available for $22 per day and pets are not permitted.
On-site dining is offered at BLU Italian Grille (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Champions, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Starbucks is also on site and serves breakfast daily.
Churchill Downs is roughly a 13-minute drive from the hotel, while 4th Street Live can be found 3 minutes way on foot. Louisville Galleria is a 4-minute walk away and Louisville International Airport (SDF) can be found about 11 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $12.95/day, self-parking $22/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 21, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, location and staff.
Numerous guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, modern, beautiful and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows and nice city and river views.
The hotel's location was a source of praise by many reviewers. They found it close to restaurants, downtown Louisville, attractions, 4th Street Live, the KFC Yum Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center and highway access.
Several patrons complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, accommodating and attentive. One lodger noted, "Yet when it came right down to it, the people set it apart for its excellence. Front desk, valet, concierge and other support staff... even the host of the restaurant we simply walked by - all were genuinely friendly and resourceful".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's extra charges.
A few reviewers complained about the hotel's added fees. They felt the Wi-Fi fee should have been included in the room rate, and also complained the parking, breakfast cost and room rates were too expensive.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #19 of 96 Louisville hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 344 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 97% recommendation rate from 123 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 21 reviewsThe author called the hotel on September 21, 2013 to verify some information.