Convenient downtown hotel, mixed reviews A review of Hyatt Regency Louisville
The Hyatt Regency is a typical large atrium-style hotel located in the active section of downtown Louisville (there are large sections of downtown that are abandoned and empty). It is four blocks to the river, adjacent to the Convention Center, and next to the new Fourth Street Live. The concrete-clad building is absolutely stark, brutal, and uninviting on the exterior.
The rooms were clean and well maintained, with basic cable, a desk, easy chair, two phones, and bedside alarm clock. The hotel offers a small well-maintained fitness center, but its location on the first floor requires you to walk through the lobby to get there.
The hotel offers numerous meeting rooms of various configurations and the food was slightly better than average. For better meals, I suggest walking to nearby restaurants.
The adjacent new Fourth Street Live (a block-long shopping mall with a Borders, TGIFridays, Hard Rock Cafe, Lucky Strike Bowling Alley, Office Depot, CVS, bars, espresso cafe) offers live entertainment by rock bands during the evenings, which may be fun for some people but the music didn't stop until 10:30 pm during the week, which is a problem for rooms facing that direction (I was on the 7th floor and could hear and feel the music).