Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY : April 30 - May 3, 2020
sports travel & tickets guests can stay at the historic seelbach hotel in louisville as part of our customized kentucky derby ticket packages

sports travel & tickets guests can stay at the historic seelbach hotel in louisville as part of our customized kentucky derby ticket packages


Your Accommodation Choices at the Kentucky Derby

We do the heavy lifting for you. Our carefully chosen accommodations are known for their excellent service, location, values, amenities, and historic importance.

Hotels in Louisville sell out very quickly for Derby weekend. Let our expert travel package team arrange your stay, provide your Kentucky Derby tickets and hospitality, as well as arrange any other requests that you might have.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Louisville Kentucky Derby Ticket package

The Crowne Plaza Louisville

Delivering true "Old-fashioned Southern Hospitality," the Crowne Plaza Louisville is conveniently located just minutes from both the international airport and Churchill Downs. Your hotel package includes complimentary shuttle and a real true flavor of the Kentucky Derby. In fact, the Crowne Plaza, being located in such close proximity to Churchill Downs, is usually filled with horse industry regulars and familiar faces. It is not uncommon to run into famous jockeys, including those riding in the Derby, as well as well-known trainers such as Bob Baffert and many other famous Kentucky Derby legends. Guest rooms are stylish and modern thanks to a recent renovation and there is a fitness center and an indoor pool. For a meal or a mint julep, check out the Blue Horse restaurant inside the hotel, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. 

  • Located just 2 miles from Churchill Downs

  • A hub of true Derby-style activity

  • Complimentary shuttle to and from the airport

  • Indoor pool and fitness center

  • Blue Horse restaurant in the hotel

  • Convenient to interstate & airport

Seelbach Hotel Louisville Kentucky Derby Hotel Packages

The Seelbach Hotel

The Seelbach Hilton is equal parts historical landmark and architectural masterpiece. It began as the vision of two German brothers - Otto and Louis Seelbach - in 1869 when they moved to Louisville to learn the hotel business. Beginning in 1905, over the more than 100+ year history of this grand hotel, celebrities, Presidents, gangsters and politicians alike have flocked to this beautiful masterpiece. To this day, the Seelbach continues to attract celebrities of all kinds. The Hollywood classic, "The Hustler," starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason features scenes shot in the old Seelbach billiard room, as does the 2013 Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Great Gatsby.” The hotel's grand ambiance, after all, inspired author F. Scott Fitzgerald to use The Seelbach as a backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan's wedding in "The Great Gatsby" novel.

Appearing on the National Register of Historical Places, the Seelbach has also hosted the likes of presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, and gangsters Lucky Luciano and Al Capone.

The Seelbach Hotel's prime downtown location puts it in short walking distance or a quick Uber ride from all the things that make Louisville one of the best family destinations in America. From elegant Derby hats and seersucker suits to savory-sweet mint juleps, this hotel will satisfy your desire for an authentic Kentucky Derby experience. The Seelbach Hilton offers the perfect balance of Kentucky tradition, beautiful architecture and old-world luxury with contemporary amenities.

  • Kentucky’s only AAA Five-Diamond restaurant, The Oakroom

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

  • Named 'Best Hotel in Kentucky' by Business Insider, 'Best Bar' by Thrillest

  • Prime location in downtown Louisville; five miles from the airport

  • 24-hour fitness center; complimentary transportation to downtown and airport

  • “The Seelbach is as grand today as it was when Fitzgerald first set eyes on it back in 1918” – Chicago Tribune

Brown Hotel Louisville Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages

The Brown Hotel

The Brown Hotel has been one of Louisville’s most treasured luxury hotels since 1921. The AAA Four Diamond rating is on display upon first entering the grand lobby featuring hand-painted coffered ceiling, Italian marble flooring, finely carved mahogany furnishings and gorgeous intricate windows. With its lovely Southern charm and jaw-dropping architecture, the hotel offers the comforts of home in truly sophisticated environment. In the 1920s, a chef at the Brown Hotel invented quite a famous sandwich which was subsequently named after the hotel. The "Hot Brown" — now a beloved Louisville tradition with worldwide appeal — has been featured in Southern Living, The Los Angeles Times, NBC's Today Show, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, Travel Channel's Man v. Food, and The Wall Street Journal, and is a regular entry in many of the world’s finest cookbooks. 

  • 2015 Travel + Leisure 500, World’s Best Hotels

  • 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Top 30 Hotels in the South

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

  • Prime location in the theater district of downtown Louisville; five miles from the airport

  • AAA Four Diamond Luxury Hotel; the onsite English Grill has been voted “Louisville’s Best Restaurant”

  • 24-hour fitness center; complimentary transportation to downtown and airport; and three fine dining options

  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed

Galt House Louisville Kentucky Derby Hotel Ticket Package

The Galt House Hotel

With it's distinctive red roof standing tall on the Louisville skyline, the Galt House is a name long associated with the city, the Kentucky Derby and gracious Southern hospitality. The largest hotel in Kentucky and the only one directly on the Ohio River in Louisville, the Galt House features 25 floors and over 1,300 rooms. The 10,000-square-foot conservatory is three stories in height and features a café, cocktail lounge, gathering area and a view of the river and the streets of downtown Louisville. A newly constructed Skywalk connects the Galt House guests to the rest of the downtown Louisville sky-bridge system so you’ll never feel disconnected. And while you are here, be sure to visit the Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar which was voted one of Whiskey Magazine’s “Best Bourbon Bars in the World!” Have a drink and relax at your home for Kentucky Derby weekend.

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

  • Located in the heart of Louisville - six miles from airport

  • Awarded 2012 Visionary Award

  • Award-winning restaurant and lounge options

  • Roof-top fitness center, outdoor pool, revolving restaurant

Drury Inn Hotel Louisville Kentucky Derby Ticket package

The Drury Inn & Suites Louisville

Located with very convenient access to the interstate in the Hurstbourne area, which is an east Louisville suburb just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, this hotel is friendly and very convenient. Also with a few minutes of the Louisville International Airport and Churchill Downs, guests enjoy a complimentary hot buffet-style breakfast every morning and complimentary hot snacks and cold beverages every evening at their 5:30 Kickback Happy Hour.

  • Complimentary WiFi service

  • Complimentary long-distance from room telephones

  • 24 hour fitness center

  • 24 hour business center

  • free parking for guests with their own automobile

Interested in our Special Kentucky Derby Hospitality options?

Inquire about a custom Hotel & Ticket Travel Package

Complete this form to receive a custom quote and further information.

Name *
Preferred Arrival Date
Preferred Arrival Date
Preferred Departure Date
Preferred Departure Date
Please check all that interest you
Newsletter Sign-up

“The Kentucky Derby is such a spectacular event! Really it's a 'can't miss' for us. Every year we have used you for our 3rd Floor Clubhouse tickets and hotel and we have been beyond pleased. You guys are great! Thank you for making our experience spectacular!”

Our clients include