Enjoy laidback Southern hospitality at our Louisville Holiday Inn Express® hotels. In no time you’ll be relaxing with a glass of Kentucky bourbon or cruising the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville steamboat.
Our Louisville hotels are close to the riverfront, a perfect vantage point for seeing this Kentucky city. Cruise in style aboard the Belle of Louisville, the nation’s oldest operating steamboat, and relax to the rhythm of the stern-wheeler. Nearby, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory celebrates America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Take the factory tour and see how the famous wooden bats are carved—or swing for the fences with replicas of bats used by baseball greats like Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. Flamboyant hats and fanciful racing silks fill the displays at the Kentucky Derby Museum, on the grounds of the nation’s most legendary racetrack, Churchill Downs. Our Louisville hotels let your experience the city’s storied racing heritage, a tradition at the turreted track since 1883.
Begin your evening as the locals do, seated on a breezy veranda and sipping traditional mint juleps from a frosty silver cup. Your hotel in Louisville is close to the city’s downtown restaurants, known for their fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Fill up on smoky, slow-roasted meats, flaky buttermilk biscuits drizzled with honey and generous helpings of local produce. In the evening, sample a golden-brown Kentucky bourbon in a downtown bourbon lounge as you relax over live blues or country music.
Stay at our hotels in Louisville and discover all this riverside city has to offer, and more. Take a short road trip through the rolling Kentucky hills to visit the historic distilleries of the Bourbon Trail for free tours and samples.