The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds which is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. However, due to the pandemic, the race this year was postponed until Saturday, September 5th, 2020.
The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders’ Cup which is why we have chosen to write and help anyone who is on the lookout for a place of accommodation during the Kentucky Derby.
First we have to mention the Galt House Hotel, which offers special hotel packages during the Kentucky Derby. It is one of the largest hotels in Kentucky offering a wide variety of possible accommodations.
Embassy Suites Louisville hotel is located only 15 minutes away from downtown Churchill Downs where the Kentucky Derby takes place and from the Louisville International Airport. The Embassy is rated among the top hotels in Louisville and for good reason. Here, guests can enjoy meetings or lunches in their open-air atrium, have cooked-to-order breakfast every morning and have dinner in the casual atmosphere of the Atrium Cafe.
The 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is not your everyday average hotel. It is a combination between a Room Boutique Hotel, a Contemporary Art Museum and an Award-Winning Restaurant suited for those who would prefer their stay in Louisville to be a little more memorable. The staff is prepared to offer its guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay in a rather unconventional environment.
The Marriott Hotel, always a popular choice among people who enjoy luxury and quality and are willing to pay a fair price for it. It is a 4-diamond bourbon themed hotel allowing its guests access to a wonderful Charr’d Restaurant and Bourbon themed amenities. Regarding the surrounding area, nearby attractions include the Kentucky Derby Museum and , of course, Churchill Downs, both located only a few minutes away.
Brown Hotel is last but not least on our suggestion list when looking for a place to stay in Louisville during the Kentucky Derby. It is located on the corners of Fourth and Broadway, downtown, near the University of Louisville. Setting a standard for any fine dining restaurant, the English Grill at The Brown Hotel has been voted “Louisville’s Best Restaurant.” For over 80 years, The Brown has been the target of the city’s most famous social encounters due to its spacious, luxurious and elegant ballroom which can be reserved for any special occasions.
These are only a few of the places where you can stay in the beautiful town of Louisville during the famous Kentucky Derby which takes place at the beginning of May. Although they may be a little pricey, these hotels know how to take good care of their guests and make all the necessary arrangements in order to show them a good time.