Hotel Guide

Hotels in KY

Gratz Park

120 West Second Street
Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 231-1777

In the heart of horse and bourbon country, is Gratz Park Inn—a small (read cozy), old-school (read historic) boutique hotel. Conveniently located in Lexington’s historic district, within walking distance to all that downtown has to offer (lover’s of vintage beware!), Gratz Park is also home to one of the city oldest and favorite restaurants—Jonathan’s at Gratz Park. The rooms are spacious and elegant and (we’re just going to put it out there) they have the best mattresses that we’ve ever slept on. Though the quaint hotel might come with ghosts of times past—there’s even a drink after the infamous madame: The Belle Brezing—it also comes with a lot of savvy style, charm, and refinement. A stay at the Gratz Park Inn will be adventurous at the least and enchanting if you go along on the adventures they might have in store for you.

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Galt House

140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY, 40202
(502) 589-5200

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Seelbach Hilton

500 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY, 40202
(502) 585-3200

The Seelbach seems to have been lifted straight out of The Great Gatsby and set down in the center of Louisville. In fact, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of the classic American tale while staying at the Seelbach and Daisy Buchan’s wedding even takes place in the hotel’s grand ballroom. In addition to being home to The Oakroom—where Al Capone used to dine in a secret private dining room with strategically placed mirrors and an escape hatch—the Seelbach houses an ornate and impressive underground Bavarian rathskeller; the more casual restaurant Gatsby’s on Fourth; the authentically restored, more than 100-year-old Old Seelbach Bar; and, of course, a Starbucks. There’s also in-room dining offered in each of the elegant 154 rooms in this historical Beaux Arts Baroque hotel.

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