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Central Park Bed & Breakfast

1353 S. Fourth St. , Louisville, KY 40208 USA (Show map)
34 Reviews
$135 - $205
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Central Park Bed & Breakfast is the perfect destination for accommodations outside the ordinary, whether for business or leisure travel. Conveniently located in the heart of "Historic Old Louisville," the Inn provides the privacy for romantic getaways while placing a more civilized definition on "business travel." Upon entering this magnificent three story Victorian, the surroundings transport you to an era of gentility. Central park features modern comforts encompassed by beautiful antiques and artifacts. Built in 1884, this National Historic Registry Home boast original architectural details - original tile and hardwood floors, beautiful stained glass, oak woodwork, carved fireplace mantels, and intricately hammered brass hardware. This fine home is warmed by the Kentucky Hospitality of its attentive hosts and their deliciously creative breakfasts......all which add up to a truly memorable stay.

Rooms & Rates


Awaken to a view of Central Park through the grand double windows highlighted by lace curtains and flowered yellow wall covering. A four poster rice bed offers a great view of both the fireplace and the cable TV/VCR. Furnishings include two reading chairs, armoire, writing desk with phone and high speed internet connection. The en suite bathroom includes a pedestal sink and full shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The Parkside is an inviting room overlooking Central Park. This Victorian Queen bedded room is so easy to relax in, whether in front of a cozy fire or in the sparkling white garden soaking tub w/shower. The Parkside is furnished with an armoire, two fireside chairs, cable TV/VCR, writing desk with phone and high speed internet connection.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The Peacock room features an 8 foot canopy queen size bed witih the room decorated in beautifully appointed wall covering with red highlights. A feather cushioned sofa offers comfortable viewing of the cable TV/VCR and glowing fireplace. Furnishings also include a full-sized European armoire, writing desk with phone and high speed internet access plus a large en suite bathroom with his and her sinks and a tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rose Garden Suite

The Rose Garden is spacious 700 sq. ft. two-room suite with a King size bed plus a Twin bed, an antique dressing table, double European armoire and is decorated in rose motif. The connecting sitting room is furnished with a pair of relaxing reading chairs in front of the fireplace, offering a tree top view of the gardens below.

The sitting room is equipped with a refrigerator, cable TV/VCR, a writing desk with phone and high speed internet connection. In the suite is a private bathroom with tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Saint James

Romantic oversized accommodations overlooking Central Park featuring a beautiful Half Canpopy king bed, European antiques, refrigerator, fireplace and comfortable sitting area with cable TV/VCR, writing desk with phone and high speed internet access. The large lavish bathroom has a second working fireplace, beautiful chandelier, a fainting couch and a large heart-shaped whirlpool tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Central Park

A splendid hideaway with a treetop view of Central Park features an oversized king bed, double European armoire, refrigerator, comfortable sitting area with working fireplace and cable TV/VCR. In addition, a writing desk with phone and wireless high speed internet access is provided.

A large luxurious en suite bathroom with dressing table, fainting couch, large whirlpool for two plus a separate shower connects with the main room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Carriage House

Nestled across the patio garden is a secluded suite for that special getaway or a long term stay. 

The suite offers a king sized bed with a large sitting area plus a tundle daybed for additional "two twin bed" sleeping accommodations. Included are comfortable chairs, cable TV/VCR/DVD, writing desk and wireless high speed internet connection.

In addition, there is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, great bathroom with shower and lots of closet space, plus washer/dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin


Queen bedroom with fireplace, cable, wireless

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Honeymoon Suite

Romantic oversized accommodations overlooking Central Park featuring a beautiful Half Canpopy king bed, European antiques, refrigerator, fireplace and comfortable sitting area with cable TV/VCR, writing desk with phone and high speed internet access. The large lavish bathroom has a second working fireplace, beautiful chandelier, a fainting couch and a large heart-shaped whirlpool tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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4.8 on December 18, 2013

If you want a B&B with great service, clean rooms, comfortable beds, and a ridiculously wonderful breakfast, this is IT. We have stayed twice and each time it exceeds the time before. You'd pay $40 per plate for the breakfast they serve, so the price of the rooms doesn't end up being that expensive. Throw in the wine bar, fresh baked cookies, snack bar, and cold refreshments in the fridge, and staying here is a no brainer. We HIGHLY recommend it...

The Best B and B Experience

5 on April 08, 2013

We have traveled all over the country and stayed at many different B and B's, but the 4 days at the Central Park B and B were the absolute BEST! It all starts with the wonderful innkeepers, Eva and Bob, who open their home to their guests and go out of their way to meet your every need. Eva is an incredible chef, so we started each day with a gourmet feast that not only tasted delicious, but looked beautiful. The house is well preserved, lovingly maintained and beautifully decorated with Eva and Bob's extensive collection of antiques. We loved our bedroom, the Peacock Room, which was spacious and well appointed with antiques, but all the necessary modern appointments. The bed was luxurious, from the silky smooth sheets to the warm fluffy down comforter. The amenities include 24 hour snacks (including homemade cookies!), tea, soft drinks and wine in the evening, DVD players and an extensive DVD library. The location is perfect with plenty of free parking and Eva and Bob are very knowledgeable of local history and attractions. They really made this a memorable experience!

best time!!!

5 on December 05, 2012

Jerry and I had a wonderful time. I even begin to tell you how much fun we had at your lovely home. We felt like we made new friends and loved your home!!!!!!

The best B&B!

4.0 on February 25, 2012

We enjoyed our stay! The room was beautiful...service was excellent! The breakfast was to die for! We will highly recommend this B&B to all our friends!

Fantastic Experience

5 on December 31, 2011

Central Park Bed and Breakfast is a fantastic establishment. The B&B is in a wonderful location across the street from a historic park and just moments away from all the fun places in Old Louisvile. I stayed in the Carriage House with my wife and dog on the 22nd of December and we liked it so much we stayed their again on the 28th. The owners are committed to customer service and go the extra mile to make sure you not only enjoy the B&B but everything Old Louisville has to offer. They even saved a bone from their rib roast to give to our plott hound! Lastly, the breakfast is a five star experience with high quality gourmet ingredients that are cooked to perfection. We will stay here everytime we are in Louisville from now on.

Best Bed and Breakfast in which we've ever stayed.

5 on November 03, 2011

We booked this reservation last minute, as we had planned to stay at a regular hotel during our one night stay in Louisville. A quick call to Robert, however, secured us a suite on the top floor with no hassles whatsoever. The location was within easy walking distance of tons of eateries and attractions, and the room was absolutely perfect. We enjoyed everything about our choice of Central Park, except the short duration. We will definitely stay again when we make it up to Louisville again. Oh, and one of the standouts would have to be the amazing breakfast that Eva prepared. Positively top notch!

perfect ambience

5 on October 26, 2011

Our stay at Central Park B and B was romantic, delicious and comfortable in every possible way. The hosts were knowledgeable about the area, and aided us in finding restaurants that suited us perfectly. The B and B is located in Old Louisville, which is a "must-see" for all who love Victorian mansions, decor and antiques. We are looking forward to a return trip!

One of the best

4.4 on October 03, 2011

We have stayed in B & B's from the West Coast to Europe. This has been one of our best experiences. The room was both beautiful and comfortable, the food was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome when we arrived. Jim & Kathy

My New Old Kentucky Home

5 on September 08, 2011

Our girl's weekend started of great when we stumbled across Bob and Eva's beautiful B&B. Such a lucky find! From the moment we entered the grand foyer, it felt like home. Prepare to relax and bask in the glow of Eva's gourmet cooking and Bob's hospitality.

What a treat!

4.6 on July 18, 2011

It had been several years since we stayed at a bed and breakfast, and this turned into such a refreshing retreat. The accommodations were delightful--we loved all the wood and stained glass--but that was the smallest part of the package. The innkeepers were fun and full of knowledge about Louisville and the immediate area. They gave us some great suggestions for dinner and things to do while in Louisville, and even planned an impromptu wedding for one of the other guests. Breakfast was a feast! and a treat to the tastebuds. We had such a great time that we are already planning for future trips in the Fall.

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Location Type

Old Louisville Historic District, Downtown


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Travel north on I-65 approximately three miles to Exit #135 - St. Catherine Street West and following St. Catherine Street three blocks then turning left onto South Third Street. Follow South Third Street to the 3rd traffic light turning right on Magnolia Avenue and right again on South Fourth Street. Central Park Bed & Breakfast is in middle of block (1353) on the right side. You may park curbside in front of the inn.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Churchill Downs, University of Louisville, Semi Pro Sports Teams, Historic District, City Park, Tennis Courts, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Afternoon Wine & Cheese, Evening Coffee & Dessert

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Ashtrays provide - penalty assessed for any violation
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited All children welcome in Carriage House, 12 + in Main House
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Carriage House only with restrictions

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain Events & Holidays - consult innkeepers
  • Deposit Amount Required: Leisure travel reservations requires one night deposit or 50% deposit on two or more nights. All reservations will require a deposit to hold the room NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Cancellations: 14 days cancellation prior to arrival date on Leisure Travel reservations will result in a full refund of deposit less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 14 days may result in forfieture of deposit unless rebooking is accompished. No Exceptions Special cancellation policies are in effect for Business Travelers, Kentucky Derby, Special Events and some Holidays. Contract Innkeepers for details.



Robert and Eva Wessels

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About the innkeepers

Antique shops are always tough to drive by without stopping for a browse. Both also enjoy dining out and traveling.

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Garden Porch, Garden Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Peach almondine Crepes
Delicious Crepes made with triple sec and a light fluffy filling of peaches. Served with a delicious peach sauce.

Details Diamond Collection

1353 S. Fourth St. , Louisville, KY 40208 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase