Kentucky Speedway

Preferred Hotel of the Kentucky Speedway

Located in the heart of Derby City, Marriott Louisville Downtown is the premier choice among Kentucky Speedway hotels. Our spacious guest rooms and suites offer NASCAR fans the perfect retreat from the crowds.

To help make the most of your Kentucky Speedway visit, check out these Fan Guide facts:

  • Ways to Watch – The facility offers 107,000 seats, featuring 36 luxury suites, the 90-seat private interior Kentucky Club, the 2,100-seat private exterior interior Bluegrass Club, 9 terrace boxes and a variety of RV spaces
  • Traffic Tips – Stay ahead of the crowds and arrive early. The highest traffic is within four hours of the race
  • Group Experiences – The best way to enjoy a race is with a group—business, social, church etc. The facility offers group discounts
  • Track Tours – Enjoy an up-close look at areas that are off-limit during event weeks. Available year-round

Easy Drive to Marriott Louisville Downtown

With a grandstand capacity of 107,000, it goes without saying that hotels near the Kentucky Speedway can fill up fast during race weeks. Marriott Louisville Downtown is conveniently located less than a mile from Interstate 71. Just strap in, start your engine and head up the interstate. You’ll arrive in less than an hour.

We Offer

  • Spacious Accommodations – Guest rooms and suites feature a variety of spaces designed for your needs. Our suites are ideal for groups and include additional perks like complimentary coffee/tea, in-room refrigerator, and 24-hour room service
  • Various On-Site Dining Options – Champions’ Sport’s Bar, Blu Italian Grille ,The Bar at Blu and on-site Starbucks
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center – with in-door pool and hot tub
  • Ideal Downtown Location – we are directly connected to the Skywalk and near the all the excitement of downtown Louisville.
  • Urban Bourbon Trail – The trail begins at our very own The Bar at Blu and is a collection of 19 restaurants and bars that offer over 50 different bourbons and an educated staff to help explain each one.

Other Exciting Derby City Attractions

When you are not at the track, Louisville will be a fun place to spend time.
4th Street Live – Located outside of Marriott Louisville Downtown door 4th street live is a pedestrian walkway with world-class dining and nightlife. Dining includes Eddie Merlots, Hard Rock Cafe and Mozzaria. Night life includes Re Ra Irish Pub, Howl at the Moon and PBR Louisville.

Louisville Slugger Museum – Do you love baseball? Do your kids? Share the wonderful experience of learning and watching how the world famous baseball bats are made. Walking through the Museum tour is like walking through baseball history.

Churchill Downs – A trip to Louisville would not be complete without a visit to iconic Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby and the Derby Museum. Located only 6 miles from the Marriott, Churchill Downs features live thoroughbred racing. Create your own derby experience on your next trip to Louisville.

Urban Bourbon Trail – Sample Kentucky’s Native Spirit with signature bourbon labels.

Champions Bar & Grill, Blu Italian Restaurant and the Blu Bar are conveniently located in the hotel’s lobby.