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Kentucky Derby
Louisville, KY . May 1-4, 2025
Carolyn V.

A big shout out to Bucket List Events. Thank you for guiding us through the ticketing process and securing us fantastic seats for the Derby. You definitely went above and beyond. We had an amazing weekend!

Carolyn V.
Carolyn V.

A big shout out to Bucket List Events. Thank you for guiding us through the ticketing process and securing us fantastic seats for the Derby. You definitely went above and beyond. We had an amazing weekend!

Carolyn V.
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Kentucky Derby Hotel Highlights

Finding a hotel room in Louisville during Derby can be a headache.  Don’t worry, because every standard package we offer includes three nights of accommodations.  We’ve established a relationship with a premier downtown hotel and we have made these rooms available to Bucket List travelers. The Hyatt Regency Louisville is located downtown, steps from nightlife, restaurants, bars, and the all things making Louisville one of the best kept secrets in the USA.  Whichever hotel package you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a Derby Experience you’ll never forget!   Join us!

Hyatt Regency Louisville Derby


Stay in the heart of downtown Louisville at the Hyatt Regency Louisville next to 4th Street Live, and within walking distance to all the top Louisville attractions. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Kentucky International Convention Center and close to KFC YUM! Center.  You’ll be 5 miles from Churchill Downs and you’ll experience all that Louisville has to offer…at your doorstep.

Hyatt Regency Louisville Beds
Modern Upscale Guest Rooms
Enjoy the comforts of home at Hyatt Regency downtown Louisville hotel. Rooms feature signature Hyatt Grand Beds™, 65” HDTV, work space, large sofa, minifridge, and free Wi-Fi internet.
Hyatt Regency Louisville - Sway
Sway Restaurant and Bar
Based on the farm to fork concept, Sway brings southern fare inspired by the rich heritage of the region to Fourth Street. The seasonal menu combines the flavors of southern kitchens, American favorites and Sunday dinners with the freshest ingredients from local farms, dairies and butchers.
Hyatt Regency Louisville - Pools
Stay Fit and Healthy 
Take an invigorating dip in the indoor heated pool.  Let your cares drift away in a comfortable lounge chair.  The beautiful pool area offers a perfect opportunity to relax and stay fit throughout your stay, with easy access all day long.  Also check out the 24 hour a day gym facility offering technologically advanced fitness equipment.
Hyatt Regency Louisville - 4th Street Live
Stay in the heart of Louisville
Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment destination! Located in the heart of downtown Louisville on Fourth Street between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, you will be staying in the middle of the action.   Fourth Street Live! is your one-stop destination for dining and entertainment!

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Discover the meaning of modern southern hospitality and exceptional value at Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center. You will enjoy spacious, modern rooms and attentive service. Located across the street from the Louisville International Airport and only minutes from Churchill Downs and downtown Louisville, this hotel makes an ideal location for offering quick convenience and accessibility from almost anywhere in the city.  For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will enjoy the on-site All-American style restaurant, Blue Horse. Bourbon enthusiasts will also appreciate the on-site Blue Horse bar, which is part of the Official Urban Bourbon Trail.

Spacious Rooms
You will enjoy spacious modern rooms for extra comfort and convenience during your stay.  Free WIFI is also included for all guests throughout the property.  When it’s time to unwind, you’ll enjoy your nights at Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The Blue Horse Restaurant and Bar
The Blue Horse Restaurant and Bar features a fully stocked Bluegrass bourbon bar, an all-day menu of distinctive Kentucky cuisine, and an extensive Breakfast Buffet.  This definitely a popular hang out after spending the day at Churchill Downs.

Indoor/Outdoor Pool and Fitness Center 
Whether you enjoy swimming laps, relaxing poolside, or sun tanning out on our pool deck, you’ll love this indoor/outdoor pool.  The spacious fitness center offers state-of-the-art equipment and is open 24/7 to all guests.

Hotel Shuttle Service
There is no need to rent a car when you stay at this hotel.  This hotel offers free shuttle service to/from Louisville International Airport.  The hotel will also shuttle you anywhere you want within a 3 mile radius of the hotel.

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Perfect trip!!! First time to the Kentucky Derby and it was the best!! Bucket List events made the trip easy and fun. If I could rate over 5 stars. I would. Thank you all at Bucket List Events - especially Ben! “I’ll be back.”

Charles Haigler, 2023 Kentucky Derby Client

Very grateful to the Bucket List Events team for helping us craft a wonderful itinerary for the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Despite the ever-changing status of the event given the pandemic, Ben and the team ensured a wonderful and memorable weekend for our group. Looking forward to partnering again on a future event!

Graham Hearns, 2021 Kentucky Derby Client

A big shout out to Bucket List Events. Thank you for guiding us through the ticketing process and securing us fantastic seats [at Churchill Downs]. We also appreciated all of the wonderful suggestions of things to do while in the area. You definitely went above and beyond. We had an amazing weekend!"

Carolyn Vegas, 2021 Kentucky Derby Client