Tips for booking a Louisville hotel

Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Louisville:R2 955/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R526/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
R1 840 - R8 433
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R1 756 - R2 645
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Louisville

About Louisville

Home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, Louisville is a stately city on the banks of the Ohio River. Whether you want to stroll through its historic neighborhoods, hop your way through museums or discover its vibrant food scene, Louisville matches its reputation as Kentucky’s cultural hub.

Things to do

Churchill Downs is the proud host of the annual Kentucky Derby horse race, also known as the “greatest two minutes in sports”. If you’re not visiting over Derby Day, you can still stop by the Kentucky Derby Museum. Inside, you’ll find race track memorabilia, thoroughbred profiles and jockey silks.

Louisville serves up an inspired food scene with a myriad of artisan cafes, trendy bars and farm-to-table restaurants. No trip is complete without sipping on a dram of Kentucky bourbon. Proof is one of the best places to sample American whiskey, pouring everything from barrel-aged reserves to bourbon cocktails.

Love sport? Visit the Muhammad Ali Centre, which in addition to celebrating Ali’s legendary moments in the ring, also spotlights his role as an African-American activist, Vietnam War protester and Parkinson's Disease spokesperson.

Known for its historic “shotgun” houses, Germantown is one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods. It’s also one of its hippest areas, with a smorgasbord of bars and eateries to explore. Don’t miss Check’s Café, a local staple that’s been serving up comfort food since the 1940s.

Getting around

Louisville has a network of local buses, with most departing from the historic Union Station depot. Free electric buses also service the downtown area, which can also be explored on foot. From the city center, the drive to Louisville International Airport takes around 20 minutes.

Louisville travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Louisville?

    Louisville is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown, which has a current rating of 8,6. For other potential stays, consider Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown and AC Hotel Louisville Downtown, which can also be great places to stay in Louisville.

  • What is a good hotel near Kentucky Exposition Center?

    Holiday Inn Louisville Airport - Fair/Expo is a hotel near Kentucky Exposition Center that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8,1 across 181 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Louisville near KFC Yum Center?

    The most popular hotel near KFC Yum Center is SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown, with 835 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8,6/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Kentucky Kingdom?

    Close to Kentucky Kingdom you will find Holiday Inn Louisville Airport - Fair/Expo, which has a rating of 8,1 over 181 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much is a hotel in Louisville tonight?

    A hotel in Louisville tonight can start as low as R778 for the night, with an average cost of R1 728, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Louisville tonight, prices start from R1 512.