Travel Blogs from Louisville
... Even nicer was a chance to talk with him, meet his wife and three young triplets. His two days older children were out for the evening. Ed has parted from the ride to begin to find transportation back to Oregon so I am riding solo now. Tomorrow morning I pick up a package of maps at the post office to guide me. The basic route is now up through Indiana and Ohio to Lake Erie. After that is ...
... surgeries but died due to infection. Eight Bells whose statue is in the courtyard is the horse that got second in 2006, broke both front ankles and had to be euthanized on the track. There are other races at the track and on Derby day there are 13 before the "Run for the Roses". They also have other tours at additional costs but this is what we wanted to see.
After we left Churchill Downs we drove thru the city then down to the ...
... went back to a ginormous old tri-level schoolhouse that is filled to every nth with antiques. Purchased a hundred plus year old window that will be perfect as wall decor in Durham house. The *********** it is so unique. Relaxing evening on riverboat cruise on Ohio River. Beautiful sunset. Leaving for upper state Indiana in the morning. Loved Louisville. So much more to see here...another time. Life is ...
Catching up on last couple of days. Enjoyed bowling Green-Cave City area. Took a cavern tour at Lost River Cave which included a boat ride down inside the cavern. Visited the National Corvette Museum and toured the plant where all the corvettes are assembled. Amazing that 180 pre-sold cars are made each day. Became a new fan and selected several we would love to have-at least in our dreams. Arrived yesterday to Louisville Ky. Staying at campground in Clarksville, Indiana which ...
... and had lunch at Subway in the Mall Food Court...thank you to the Rehme and Nicely family..
Emily and Calie had a date at the Louisville Mega Cavern's for a two hour underground aerial ropes challenge course...The world's only fully underground zip lines and ropes course...both in great shape, but did feel challenged and finished with very sore upper arms...I stayed on ground level sipping my hot coffee in the cool caverns and took pictures...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Executive Inn Louisville
Not family friendly
Great Location, not so great comfort. Double beds are only full size not queen as most other hotels. Matress hard - both my husband and I had back aches the next day - all day (we are in our 30's). Swimming pool and restaurant not recommended for kids under 13. More for a mature crowd that is going to spend all day somewhere else and is too tired to care how comfortable the room/bed is.
No continental breakfast, so plan extra money or a cooler for food that your kids will actually eat.
If you buy the family package that include 4 tickets to the Zoo, Science Center/Imax and Slugger Museum call ahead for extra costs. The Science Center charges for 2 years and up. The information from the hotel is that attractions in the package is free for 2 and under. Also call ahead for Imax movie times so you don't get stuck watching one that isn't worth the money (ie "Bugs"). See if you can walk out and see a different one if it's not to your liking.
Staff are friendly, and again a great location, but if you want comfort go somewhere else.
Otherwise known as "Executive Worst"
I have stayed here several times. It is nothing fancy. The rooms are a little old and tired when it comes to their appointments, but they have always been clean. The key is to stay in the main hotel and not in the wing across the street.
During Derby week, the hotel goes into a transformation and becomes a busy meeting place for the likes of the exercise riders, media personnel, jockeys, trainers and owners from all over. The hotel does seem to jazz things up by providing live music in the corridor, an abundance of red roses, cocktail hours with a little extra something in your room...perhaps some KY chocolates or a set of mint julip glasses. However, the price for three days during the Derby is robbery. It is usually $850 from Thursday evening to Sunday. If you don't call well in advance and place your name on the waiting list. You can almost never get a room.
The restaurant is average, the food is hot and service a little slow. The gift store usually carries a beautiful assortment of ladies hats. The pool area is indoors and is rather nice. There is plenty of parking and it is a stones throw away from the airport and just a short taxi ride to Churchill.
Will I stay again...yes! Everyone stays there every year and it makes it easier for everyone. If I could find a cheaper place during derby week...
We reserved a room at this hotel not knowing much about Louisville or which hotel was the best. We were just looking for a nice to place to stay for a couple of days while going to Kentucky Kingdom and visiting other area attraction. We were really surprised at how nice this hotel was and for the price, you cant beat it. We got a package deal where they included tickets for Kentucky Kingdom and it only cost around $160 for two people for 3 days. Definitely a great deal for this kind of hotel. It might not be the Hilton but you would never know. Plus, the staff was super friendly and the facility was always clean and attended too.
If you are considering going to Kentucky Kingdom or just looking for a nice place to stay . . . definitely check into this place!
Beautiful Hotel, Close to Everything
We've been staying at the hotel for years because of the beautiful courtyard and great location. When we want to go to the football game it's right there and when we want to go downtown it's only minutes aways.
My company scheduled a meeting there for one of our committees as well as a training session. When a group which came in together for the training arrived in their rooms, they were dirty and one room had drug parapharnalia in the room. They immediately checked back out and went to a different hotel. The meeting rooms were dark and dingy and the speaker phone didn't work well. We chose this hotel because we were under the understanding they just renovated and they offered us a great deal. I do not recommend this hotel.
Loved the Executive Inn
Great Location, near all major events in Louisville. Across from Six flags, 2 mi. from Churchill Downs, 1 mi. from Papa Johns Stadium.
Great rates. The Hotel updates are nice. Beautiful courtyard and pool.
Terrible shuttle service
We have stayed here several times because of the park/fly package with free shuttle to the airport. The rooms are fair, nothing special. It's worked well for us especially on early flights. However, we just booked 3 rooms for our family and had terrible service. We called after our luggage arrived, as they asked and waited for the shuttle for almost 25 minutes at the pickup stop. This hotel is about 2 minutes from the airport. We had to call twice. We had elderly parents who were uncomfortable standing on the pavement that long. When the van finally arrived, the driver was not at all apologetic or even friendly. There was no excuse for this kind of service.
Could have been better
Service was decent, but the room service kitchen was going to take an hour to make a cheese pizza at 10 PM. Decor needs UPDATING. Hotel was probably nice in it's hey-day. We had to request a refurbished room b/c our originial room had damage to the bathroom door, and room was decorated with what looked like garage sale furniture. Refurbished room was better, but still had the headboard of the olden day rooms. Someone had left their 4-5 pornographic magazines behind in the room, on top shelf that was in plain sight of any 5"7"+ person. Front desk staff said that's not standard when advised of the situation. Amenities were the best part of the hotel. Pools were HUGE and nice. Has tanning and massages available.
Fantastic hotel, best location, best people to deal with. Have been staying here for different events for over 15 years. The best!
This hotel was in the best location. It was located straight across from Six Flags, and it was beautiful. It has an indoor and outdoor pool, a bar, a restaurant, and beautiful rooms.