There is no doubt that the Kentucky Derby is the most famous event in Kentucky history. The event features three year old Thoroughbred horses racing at Churchill Downs race track in Louisville. Ever since 1875, crowds have been gathering at Churchill Downs to watch the races.
Things have changed since the early days of the event.
The popularity of the event has grown so much that it
can be difficult to obtain tickets. The growth of the
event has also made finding Kentucky Derby hotels a bit
more of a challenge.
It is possible to find hotels for Kentucky Derby races if you know where to look. You'll have the most success with finding Kentucky Derby accommodations if you plan your vacation well in advance.
The Camberley Brown Hotel is one of the Kentucky derby accommodations that is close to the track and is known as the nicest options. You will be surrounded in luxury with marble floors, expensive furnishings, and beds that are fit for a king. For the Kentucky Derby, the hotel offers a package that includes three nights lodging, a Sunday brunch, and a welcome gift starting at $3800. Although the hotel is expensive in comparison to other Kentucky Derby hotels, many people consider it the ideal place to sip a mint julep and relax after a long day at the races.
If you are looking for less expensive Kentucky Derby
hotels, the Aleksander House Bed and Breakfast is only
two and a half miles away, or fourteen blocks, from the
Churchill Downs race track. The Victorian house was constructed
in 1882 and is located in a historical part of the city
known as "Old Louisville." Walking in to the
Aleksander House Bed and Breakfast, your eyes will immediately be
drawn to the stately fireplaces and stained glass light
fixtures that adorn the interior. A delicious daily homemade
breakfast will assure that you are ready for a day of
horse racing fun. Whether you are getting in town right
in time for the Kentucky Derby, or would like to spend
time celebrating at the Kentucky Derby festival,
you won't be disappointed with a stay at the Aleksander
The airport is only a couple miles away from the Kentucky Derby event, so why not fly into Louisville and find hotels for Kentucky Derby events around the airport. Hilton Garden Inn Airport is one of the best Kentucky Derby hotels to stay in if you want to be close to the airport and to the race track. The rooms are extremely comfortable and well appointed and feature all of the amenities that you would expect at a business type hotel with the added convenience of being near Churchill Downs. After a day of watching the races, take a swim in the pool or get a good workout in at the onsite fitness center.
With a wide range of options to choose from, the city
of Louisville makes it easy for you to find Kentucky Derby
accommodations near Churchill Downs race track. No matter
where you decide to stay, advanced planning is everything.
Be sure to check with hotels for Kentucky Derby lodging
Whether you'll be attending the Kentucky Derby for the first time or the twentieth, the horse races continue to be an exhilarating activity that has entertained millions over the year.