Central Park Bed & Breakfast

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


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.



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

Another excellent stay

5 on June 14, 2016

Our second visit to the Central Park B&B coincided with opening night of Shakespeare in the Park, just across the street. We enjoyed that and just being back in Old Louisville, with its Victorian charm. As usual, Bob and Eva were gracious and welcoming. During an afternoon thunderstorm we enjoyed relaxing on the back porch ... and a bit of moonshine from the well-stocked refreshment area. Our room and bed were comfortable and we slept well. Our gourmet breakfast was delicious; Eva assured us that everything was organic. And we enjoyed spending an hour with two other couples at the large dining table. Just a short distance from downtown Louisville, the Central Park B&B and Old Louisville are a pleasant step back in time.

great stay - short trip

5 on September 14, 2015

My wife, adult daughter, and I had the pleasure of spending only one night at Central Park. We were in town for a wedding. Robert and Eva are great innkeepers and very hospitable. We actually stayed in the Carriage house because we needed the extra bed. It was nice having the full kitchen! We went to Donsi Pizza around the corner and got a takeout pizza and took it back to the room for lunch. Nice having big refrigerator for drinks and leftovers. Breakfast was elegant and wonderful. We highly recommend this B&B.

So much better than staying at a hotel

5 on January 10, 2015

If you would like to meet the two nicest people in all of Kentucky, then stay at the Central Park B&B and spend some time with owners Bob and Eva. We were in town for the weekend and decided to skip the hotel scene and enjoy a B&B. So glad we did. Absolutely no comparison. Made some great new friends and got to experience everything that the Central Park B&B has to offer. The house is spectacular, the accommodations are luxurious, the food is phenomenal and the hospitality is second to none. Old Louisville is beautiful and rich in history. Thanks again Bob and Eva, we will see you again.

Amazing Bed and Breakfast Experience!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 on November 11, 2014

Wow! I was fortunate to experience 4 nights of endless pampering at the finest Bed and Breakfast ever-Central Park of Louisville. Eva and Robert were the perfect innkeepers from sun up to sun set and beyond. Amazing accommodations, impressive 5 star quality dining which centralizes around a home which invites one to inhale the beauty of our senses. Eva and Robert dedicate their business to pleasing their guests. Every second of my time with the Wessels, displayed their commitment to making my trip to Louisville so perfect and memorable. I have never stayed at a place whereby the guests are treated like royalty. It is rather sad to leave the Central Park Bed and Breakfast and return to normal life in the Hudson Valley section of New York. I shall be returning as a regular guest to this impressive, impeccable and inviting inn. Bravo to the Wessels for sharing hospitality to everyone. I loved each day at the Central Park Bed and Breakfast of Louisville, KY. My favorite inn is Central Park Bed and Breakfast. Stellar place which should receive a rating much higher than outstanding.


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!

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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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $135


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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $125


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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $125

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $195

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $185

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $180


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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $205

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Location Type

Old Louisville Historic District, Downtown


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 65 in Louisville, take Exit 1#135 - St. Catherine Street west, following St. Catherine Street three blocks 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, Night life, Churchill Downs, University of Louisville, Semi Pro Sports Teams, Historic District, City Park, Tennis Courts, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Walk to mass transit, 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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain Events & Holidays - consult innkeepers
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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: 7 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 7 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.
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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: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Garden Porch, Garden Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

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.

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