Hotels Near Louisville Waterfront Park

by Matthew Knight

Louisville Waterfront Park, an 85-acre public park located on the Ohio River in northwest downtown Louisville, offers a large green space for relaxing and exercise with a playground area, family picnic spaces and on-site harbor. Visitors have a few hotel choices nearby in downtown, allowing easy access to the park, which hosts a variety of events and activities monthly, including Thunder over Louisville.

Residence Inn

Residence Inn, located in the heart of downtown Louisville, offers walking access to Louisville Waterfront Park, Slugger Field and Louisville Extreme Park -- all are within two blocks. The extended-stay hotel has a cozy lobby lounge area with fireplace, large business center with computers, and a complimentary breakfast room. Studio and one-bedroom guest rooms have a fully equipped kitchen and views of the surrounding city skyline. Local eateries within two blocks include Brownings Restaurant, Derby City Expresso and Park Place Restaurant.

Galt House

Galt House Hotel, located across I-64 from the Ohio River, features luxurious guest rooms within a block of several of the area's most popular attractions including the KFC Yum Center, The Kentucky Center, and Actors Theatre. Louisville Riverwalk, a paved walking trail, provides access to Louisville Waterfront Park less then a quarter-mile to the east. The high-rise hotel features a large lobby, rooftop swimming pool, and six on-site restaurants including a rooftop eatery and bourbon bar with over 150 Kentucky bourbons. A variety of rooms and suites include waterfront, extended stay, and suites with a balcony.

Courtyard Louisville Downtown

The eight-story Courtyard Louisville Downtown offers downtown lodging across the street from the KFC Yum Center and only a block from the Belle of Louisville Riverboat. The modern hotel offers a breakfast buffet at the Courtyard Cafe, airport shuttle service and an on-site convenience store. Guests have access to an on-site cocktail lounge, and popular eateries are within walking distance -- including Bistro 301 and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Standard guest rooms feature plush bedding and a work desk. Suites include a separate living area and balconies on select units.

Hampton Inn

Just one block from the Kentucky International Convention Center, Hampton Inn provides easy access to many amenities including the downtown entertainment district featuring Fourth Street Live and the Hard Rock Cafe. Accommodations include standard rooms with complimentary breakfast and suites with a spacious floor plan and garden tub. Guests have access to children’s video rentals, an indoor swimming pool and business center.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.