Best Western Louisville East

9802 Bunsen Way, Louisville, KY 40299-2548
Phone: +1 502-499-0000   |   Fax: 502/493-2905   |   101 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this limited-service Louisville, Kentucky hotel providing convenient access to Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville.

Whether traveling to North Central Kentucky on business or pleasure, the Best Western Louisville East is proud to offer friendly customer service and sophisticated accommodations at an affordable rate. This Louisville hotel features a variety of guest rooms including standard rooms and suites. Each well-appointed room offers cable satellite television with HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. This limited-service hotel features an array of amenities including an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, exercise facility, full business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 80 people. The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast every morning for its guests.

The Best Western Louisville East offers convenient access to a variety of key area attractions including Fort Knox, the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Louisville Slugger Museum. Racing fans will appreciate being just 12 miles from Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby while families will enjoy a fun-filled day at Six Flags® Kentucky Kingdom. Guests traveling on business will be close to Victory Packaging, ResCare, Kroger's Corporation and Papa John's International. This Kentucky hotel also offers easy access to a variety of area events including the National Street Rod Days, the Mid America Truck Show and University of Louisville sporting events.

The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Louisville East is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Louisville, Kentucky. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, french toast/biscuits & gravy, yogurt, juice, and coffee
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk, airline contact, theater ticket information
  • Concierge, front desk provides
  • Express check out
  • Late check out Extra Charges may apply
  • Cable or satellite television, cable
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Exhibit services
  • Shipping
  • Mail services at front desk
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Computer available
  • Stair stepper
  • Dataports
  • Business Center 24 Hours
  • Stationary bike
  • Elevator
  • Laundromat Guest Coin Laundry open from 9am to 9 pm
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Cash machine ATM

Best Western Louisville East

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Best Western Louisville East

Conveniently located, the best western louisville east in Louisville, Kentucky is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 38.216475  /  Latitude: -85.576265


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 65-southbound. Take Interstate-64 east, exit 15 (Hurstbourne Parkway south, merge right onto Hurstbourne Parkway. Stay on your extreme left. At light turn left onto Bunsen Parkway. The Best Western Louisville East is 0.40 miles on the right.

From: Standiford Field. (Hurstbourne Parkway south), merge right onto Hurstbourne Parkway. Stay on your extreme left. At light turn left onto Bunsen Parkway. The Best Western Louisville East is 0.40 miles on the right.

From: Interstate 65-northbound. Take Interstate-265 Gene Snyder Freeway east to Interstate-64 west, exit 15 (Hurstbourne Parkway) and turn left. At third traffic light turn left onto Bunsen Parkway. The Best Western Louisville East is 0.40 miles on the right.

From: Interstate 71-southbound. Take Interstate-265 Gene Snyder south to Interstate-64 west. Take exit 15 (Hurstbourne Parkway) and turn left. At third traffic light turn left onto Bunsen Parkway. The Best Western Louisville East is 0.40 miles on the right.

From: Interstate 64. Take Exit 15 (Hurstbourne Parkway) and turn left. At third traffic light turn left onto Bunsen Parkway. The Best Western Louisville East 0.40 miles on the right.

Best Western Louisville East

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bowman Field

Bowman Field

Air travelers land at Bowman Field.

Southeastern Louisville residents and visitors were able to enjoy commercial air travel, since the 1920s and 1930s. Bowman Field was developed in 1921 by Abram H. Bowman and is North America's oldest operating airfield. The airfield was the operating base for the 465th Pursuit Squadron Reserves in 1922. In 1927, approximately 10,000 people watched Charles Lindbergh land the Spirit of St. Louis airplane at the airfield. Today, it's a top attraction in the Louisville area.

This 426-acre airport southeast of downtown Louisville, was the first commercial airfield in the state. Trans World Airlines, Continental Airlines and Eastern Air Lines were the first commercial airlines to offer flights at the airfield. Commercial flights continued until Standiford Field, now named Louisville International Airport, opened for business in 1947. The airport continues to serve as a backup for Louisville International Airport.

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum

Willis Tower

Visit Churchill Downs in Kentucky

Explore one of the premier attractions in all of Kentucky with a tour of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Home of the famous Thoroughbred horse race, the Kentucky Derby, this one-mile oval track opened in 1875 in Louisville and has hosted the Kentucky Derby annually since.

Churchill Downs also hosts the Kentucky Oaks race on the Friday before the derby. Visitors to the Churchill Downs Museum enjoy learning about the history of the Derby throughout the many exhibits and short films in the museum theater.

Arrive in Louisville two weeks before the Derby to watch Thunder Over Louisville, the country's largest fireworks show, and to enjoy the two-week Kentucky Derby Festival. Check into one of the Best Western hotels for a relaxing and comfortable stay while in beautiful Louisville, situated along the Ohio River.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Evan Williams Distillery

Enjoy tour and a taste at Evan Williams.

Located in the heart of Louisville – a rare, larger city location only shared on the Bourbon Tour by Town Branch in Lexington – the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience sits across from where Evan Williams’ first distillery was located in the late 1700s. It’s in Louisville’s famous “Whiskey Row” and is an artisanal distillery with tours and tastings, including Evan Williams Bourbon, one of the top-selling Kentucky Bourbons in the world. It's all easily accessible from downtown Louisville.

Admission is $12 for adults 21 and over, $9 for kids 10 through 20 or active members of the military, and free for kids under 10. Tours from run 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday, and 1pm-4pm Sundays. Tours last between 45 minutes and an hour, which includes the artisanal still and guided tastings. Visit Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in greater Louisville today.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Though Kentucky is often known for its blue grass, horse racing, and excellent bourbon, the state is also home to one of the premier performance venues you'll find. Make your way into Louisville and check out the Iroquois Amphitheater. You can find it south of downtown, just west of New Cut Road. 

The Iroquois Amphitheater has been entertaining fans since it opened in 1938. After a modernization project in 2000, the theater is now state-of-the-art, with 2,348 seats available, top quality audio, and concessions. Throughout the year, you can find a number of excellent events and shows at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Kentucky Derby

The Bluegrass State is rich in tradition. One of the most famous of them all, is the Kentucky Derby. This annual Thoroughbred race has been held at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, since 1875. It is the first race in the United States Triple Crown, a series of three races, including the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Don your prettiest hat and sip a delicious mint julep drink, while watching "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports History."

While visiting the Louisville area in late April and early May, be sure to attend the annual two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival prior to the race. The festivities include Thunder Over Louisville, an airshow and the largest fireworks show in the country, the Great Balloon Race, the Great Steamboat Race, the Pegasus Parade, the Derby Marathon and the Mini-Marathon. Louisville knows how to have fun.

Kentucky Derby Festival

Draw up plans to visit Kentucky in the late spring. Each year, Louisville is host to the Kentucky Derby Festival, a two-week celebration of life, culture, fun, and everything Louisville. It all leads up to the actual Kentucky Derby horse race, which takes place on the first Saturday in May. 

The Kentucky Derby Festival is one of the biggest and most exceptional celebrations you'll find in Louisville. It features Thunder Over Louisville, North America's largest annual fireworks display, and the Great Steamboat Race where you can see the Bell of Louisville. 

Other events at the yearly KDF include the Pegasus Parade, the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon, and the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic.

Kentucky Exposition Center

With a total area of 1.2 million square feet, the Kentucky Exposition Center is the premier expo and event venue in the state. Found near downtown Louisville along Interstate 65, the Kentucky Exposition Center is governed and overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board. 

Originally this multi-use facility and venue was named the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, otherwise known as KFEC. On site, you'll find the Freedom Hall, a basketball arena, and Cardinal Stadium, a football stadium which seats 37,925 fans. This site hosts the annual Kentucky State Fair in late August

Kentucky Kingdom

Any summer visit to Louisville should include a day of excitement and fun at the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Found just south of downtown Louisville along Interstate 65, this park was originally known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom when it opened in 1987

Today, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is a premier destination in Louisville. It's open from April through September, is spread across 63 acres, features 50 total rides – five of which are roller coasters – and has 19 water-based rides. Be sure to take a ride on the Lightning Run or the Storm Chaser, two of the best coasters at the park.

Louisville International Airport

Northern Kentucky, situated along the Ohio River, is home to Louisville, the largest city in the state. The Louisville International Airport was established in 1941, as Standiford Field. The airport's one runway was used by the Army until 1947. The airport first offered commercial flights with American Airlines, Eastern Airlines and TWA Airlines, diverting airline travel from Louisville's Bowman Field. Throughout the years, the airport expanded its services including two additional runways and an award-winning terminal building.

The airport is home to Worldport, the worldwide air hub for UPS, as well as the Louisville Air National Guard Base, for the Kentucky Air National Guard. Eight major commercial airlines offer daily flights to Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Washington-National, Cleveland, Houston and Philadelphia. 

Louisville Slugger Field

On your next tour of Louisville, be sure to enjoy an afternoon of exciting baseball at Louisville Slugger Field. Found right in the heart of downtown, Louisville Slugger Field is where the Louisville Bats play all their home games. The Bats are the AAA, minor league affiliate to the Cincinnati Reds. 

Opened in 2000, Louisville Slugger Field seats 13,131 fans for Bats games, and 8,000 for soccer matches – the Louisville FC of the United Soccer League also call it home. The AAA minor league season starts up in early April and plays through early September – don't miss a pitch during your visit to greater Louisville.

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Louisville Slugger factory in KY

Tour the Louisville Slugger factory.

Plan your next trip into the greater Louisville area and visit The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. One of the focal points in the West Main District Museum Row of downtown Louisville, this museum yields great fun. Grab your camera to have your picture taken next to the giant six-story baseball bat, the world's largest. Once inside on a tour, visitors will see the production of Louisville Slugger baseball bats and exhibits of baseball history.

A must-see exhibit is Babe Ruth's bat that he used for his last home run, as a player for the NY Yankees. History buffs love visiting downtown, to tour the Frazier International History Museum, the Louisville Science Center, the Muhammad Ali Center and the Speed Art Museum. Best Western provides comfortable accommodations and convenience for travelers in Louisville – "Derby City."

University of Louisville

University of Louisville

Tour the campus at the University of Louisville.

"It's Happening Here" is the motto of the University of Louisville. Established in 1798, U of L is a public university and member of the Kentucky state university system. Situated just south of downtown Louisville, and a short drive from Clarksville, U of L's main campus, Belknap, is just under 345 acres in area. On your next visit into the greater Louisville area, be sure to explore the U of L campus – it's a full day of activity. 

Check out some of the top campus attractions like the Rauch Planetarium, the U of L Student Activities Center and Clock Tower, and Lutz Hall. Many guests also enjoy touring the Health Science Campus' Kornhauser Library, and the Ekstrom Library. Sports fans in the area love their Louisville Cardinals. The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team, winners of the 2012-13 National Championship, play homes games at the KFC Yum! Center

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Louisville Extreme Park
  • 11.00 mile(s) from 4th Street Live
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Churchill Downs
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Kentucky Derby Museum
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Louisville Slugger Museum
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Caesars Riverboat Casino
  • 4.00 mile(s) from St. Mathews Mall, department stores
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Oxmoore Mall, department stores

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Hoops, indoor basketball center
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Vettiner Golf Course

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.10 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Dairy Queen, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Applebee's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from O'Charley's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Kansai Japanese, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Shalimar, full service, Indian, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from B&D's Mongolian Grill, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Famous Dave's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,

Best Western Louisville East

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