If you are heading to Louisville, you are in for a treat. This vibrant city—home of the iconic Kentucky Derby—has plenty to offer both weekend visitors and seasoned travelers. A stay in a downtown hotel is always a possibility, but hotels in South Louisville will often offer a better deal. Flights to Louisville will place you within touching distance of these five South Side hotels.
Four Points by Sheraton, 2850 Crittenden Drive
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When you stay at the Four Points by Sheraton, not only will you be within a short drive of the airport, you will also be within easy reach of Churchill Downs and Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium—ideal if you are a sports fan. A free airport shuttle drops you off at the hotel where you can take advantage of a free indoor pool; complimentary Wi-Fi; and spacious, air-conditioned rooms.
Courtyard by Marriott, 819 Phillips Lane
Want to stay close to the Kentucky Exposition Center or the University of Louisville? The Courtyard by Marriott might be just what you are looking for. Stake your claim to one of 150 elegant guest rooms to enjoy a host of facilities and amenities such as an indoor pool and spa tub, fitness center, and complimentary Internet access. Enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, The Bistro, or head to a local eatery such as the Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe.
Springhill Suites by Marriott, 820 Phillips Lane
Prefer to enjoy the space of a suite during your trip? Next door to the Courtyard is Springhill Suites by Marriott. This all-suites hotel boasts the same easy access to popular Louisville attractions and the same great hotel and in-room amenities—all with a touch more space. Take advantage of the free local area shuttle to tick off the destinations on your must-visit list.
Holiday Inn Louisville Airport, 447 Farmington Avenue
The Holiday Inn Louisville Airport places you within a short stroll of Churchill Downs and Cardinals Stadium, and you will find attractions such as the Louisville Zoo and Conrad’s Castle just a little farther afield. In the hotel, you can enjoy dinner at Kem’s Cafe and Lounge, take a dip in the indoor heated pool, or simply relax in your room and take advantage of amenities such as HDTV, free Internet access, and triple-sheeted bedding.
The Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo, 830 Phillips Lane
Located just a few minutes from the airport, the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo is one of the larger hotels on the South Side and offers indoor and outdoor pools and a 24-hour fitness center. In your room, you will enjoy amenities including premium bedding, aromatherapy, high-speed Internet access, and in-room movies.
Chosen where you would like to stay? Next up is to decide what you are going to do when you get there. This Louisville travel guide will help. When you have enjoyed all that this vibrant city has to offer, make sure you come back and share your stories.