The Hampton Inn is ideally located just two miles from Churchill Downs and a quarter of a mile from the Standiford Airport terminal (SDF). Arrive with ease via the hotels complimentary shuttle service from the airport.
This is the perfect room for the perfect Derby experience! Last year we stayed here and ended up walking to the races one of the days. It was about a 45 minute walk for us, not bad really if you consider all of the traffic getting in and getting out.
The other option (which we have done as well) is drive to the bridge and park there ($10-$15 dollars) and then walk 10 minutes to the park. This was WAY better than taking a taxi or driving in. Uber is available but the prices are higher during Derby weekend. The hotel also has a shuttle that will take you to and from the event for an extra charge. I don't recall how much it is, but it was fairly reasonable.
Guests have access to free breakfast every morning at the hotel.
A shuttle to and from the airport is also provided for your convinience.
The hotel also has a shuttle service to the races if you prefer to do that as well. The price varies, but again, probably faster/cheaper than getting your own taxi.
I have been to several Derby events in the past . I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the day. Logistics can be tricky so please ask away! I've stayed at this location last year and it was perfect for our needs. Happy to help make your Derby experience a blast!
I can also help with check in if needed. Your name will be on the reservation and you can check in directly at the hotel. I will be in town for the event in case there are any issues and will gladly assist as needed.
Friday May 5, 2017
(after 3 pm)
Two night reservation required - Friday to Saturday
Sunday May 7, 2017
(at 12:00 PM)