$86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 2015

Galt House Hotel

4 stars
View map of 140 North 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
163 reviews
10 year anniversary

We got engaged in Louisville while staying at the Galt house in 2004, it only seemed right to spend... See full review

  • anthony p.
  • Jul 29, 2015
Best Hotel for Derby Weekend

This hotel has a great staff and is in a perfect location. The only drawback to the hotel are the... See full review

  • Juan P.
  • May 5, 2015

Galt House, the largest waterfront hotel in Kentucky, is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Louisville. The city's only waterfront hotel recently completed a $60-million renovation of its nearly 1,300 guest rooms and suites. Upgraded amenities include a modern rooftop fitness center, outdoor pool, six retail stores, seven outstanding restaurants and lounges, salon and spa services, extensive meeting and event facilities, and self and valet parking.  Concierge, room service, safe deposit box, and dry cleaning are also on offer. The property is close to Kentucky International Convention Center and Muhammad Ali Center.

Rooms

Guests can choose from non-smoking deluxe and executive rooms and suites. Many rooms feature balconies and spectacular waterfront or city views. Amenities include exquisite decor and furnishings, luxurious king or queen beds with high-quality linens, cable HDTV, climate control, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, clock radio, work desk and Wi-Fi access. Suites come with a separate living room.

Property features

The rooftop RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge features expansive views of downtown and the waterfront and was voted one of Louisville's best restaurants and offers contemporary Western cuisine with a Southern twist. Cafe Magnolia offers casual dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Holidaymakers can savor juicy steaks and tasty seafood dishes at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse and grab on-the-go snacks at Thelma's 24-hour Deli


At Al J's at the Conservatory, guests can enjoy a meal or beverage at the 30-foot aquarium bar, offering sweeping views of downtown and the waterfront. Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar and Lounge offers a place to relax and unwind while choosing from over 150 Kentucky bourbons. It was named one of Whisky Magazine's Best Bourbon Bars in the World.

 

The Club 360 Fitness Center is located on the hotel's rooftop, providing spectacular views. Guests enjoy the view while working out on high-tech, low-impact cardiovascular machines with individual LCD televisions, as well as a large selection of free weights.

 

The Galt House is connected to the Kentucky International Convention Center via a covered and climate-controlled skywalk. The hotel is also within walking distance to Fourth Street Live, Louisville Slugger Museum, and Muhammad Ali Center.

Highlights
  • Rooftop restaurant and lounge offering breathtaking panoramic views
  • 53 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, and an exhibit hall for business functions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Outdoor pool
Nearby attractions
  • In-room work area
  • Free Internet access
  • Business center
  • 128,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including two ballrooms, an exhibit hall, and 53 meeting rooms
Transportation
  • Louisville International Airport (8 mi/12.9 km)
Policies
NOTE: Overnight self-parking costs $12 per night, and valet parking, $18 per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Galt House Hotel Rooms

East Suite
The room offers 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds internet access, flat screen TV's with cable/HDTV, air conditioning, climate control, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, wake-up calls, housekeeping daily, turndown service (on request), complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, windows, clock radio, desk, electronic/magnetic keys, state of the art wifi. Non-smoking
Deluxe Rivue Tower Room
The room offers 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds internet access, flat screen TV with cable HDTV, air conditioning, climate control, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, wake-up calls, housekeeping daily, turndown service (on request), complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, windows, clock radio, desk, electronic/magnetic keys, state of the art wifi. Non-Smoking

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Accessible parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.1 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.3 mi
  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.3 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.3 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.4 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 0.7 mi
  • Old Louisville: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.2 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.4 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.1 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.3 mi
  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.3 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.3 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.4 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 0.7 mi
  • Old Louisville: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.2 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.4 mi
  • The Speed Art Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Historic Frankfort Avenue: 2.8 mi
  • Cherokee Park: 2.9 mi
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: 3.6 mi
  • Kentucky Derby Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Churchill Downs: 3.8 mi
  • Farmington: 4 mi
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom: 4.3 mi
  • Louisville Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center: 4.4 mi
  • Freedom Hall: 4.5 mi
  • Louisville Mega Cavern: 4.8 mi
  • Iroquois Park: 7 mi
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 9.9 mi
  • Bluegrass Indoor Karting: 11.8 mi

Dining

RIVUE
RIVUE is literally the height of fine dining at the Galt House and in the city of Louisville. Situated elegantly on the 25th floor, this revolving restaurant is truly spectacular. Specializing in hearty steaks, veal and seafood, meals in RIVUE are served with traditional Southern hospitality with a breathtaking view of the waterfront. Our Sunday brunch is well-known by the locals and is a Louisville tradition you won't want to miss. Join us Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar
Kick back and enjoy a specialty drink in the old-world setting of the Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar. It's a great place to catch up on the day's events or to watch the game on a big-screen TV. It's the perfect gathering place after a day of meetings or shopping. Lunch is served daily.
Al J's and Thelma's
The Conservatory, which spans Fourth Street and links the hotel's East and West Towers, is now complete. This impressive glass-domed structure is a unique and sociable meeting place. Here, you can relax and enjoy a fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee from Thelma's- open 24 hours--- Or cozy up to your favorite libation at Al J's, with its giant tropical fish aquarium bar. Modeled after the Crystal Palace in London, the Conservatory will be decorated with tropical plants and contain an aviary with exotic and colorful songbirds.
Cafe Magnolia
Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner in a casual, laid-back setting. For quick, friendly service and hours that fit everone's schedule, head for the Caf Magnolia on the second floor. Open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Breakfast buffet served from 6:00am-11:00am when offered.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Galt House - Louisville's only downtown waterfront hotel, has more meeting space and separate meeting rooms than any other hotel in Kentucky. Choose from over 50 rooms, which can accommodate from 10 to 3,800 attendees. 120,000 square feet of total meeting space 46 meeting rooms with seating for 10 to 3,800 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Galt House Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
163 out of 163
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Student Traveler 13.0
Couples
Columbus
Aug 25, 2015

Galt House Louisville

The Galt House is a pretty good hotel located right in the middle of downtown Louisville. The location is ideal if you want to be downtown, but the hotel has gotten a bit old. There are not enough elevators and the wifi is pretty shoddy, but the rooms are still comfortable and the amenities are fairly good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
anthony p.
Couples
seven mile
Jul 29, 2015

10 year anniversary

We got engaged in Louisville while staying at the Galt house in 2004, it only seemed right to spend our ten year anniversary there. It's still as amazing as it was then. We are going to shoot for a night there every year around our anniversary.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Juan P.
Family
Wayne
May 5, 2015

Best Hotel for Derby Weekend

This hotel has a great staff and is in a perfect location. The only drawback to the hotel are the amenities it is fairly old, no safe in the room and feels like for the price you're staying in a European hotel versus the Four seasons. With that being said if you know what you're getting it definitely brings the glamour of an old 1950s hotel set in a perfect location and where everyone wants to stay for derby weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patmish
Family
Brownsburg
Apr 30, 2015

Great New Year Day

This was a big Hotel and big Suite. On the Ohio River, I chose the place for the location and great view outside the work out facility. It had a great morning breakfast buffet that tasted as good and as fresh as any I have ever been too. I would not hesitate to stay there again sometime. Lots of things to do in Louisville, so we will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Make reservations for Mega Caverns a day or two ahead of time because it books up quickly. With zippiness in the cave, a worth while adventure.

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Greg
Business
New Hope
Apr 6, 2015

Business trip

Nice hotel, comfortable, clean and good location to Convention Center and downtown 4th Street entertainment

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sherri421
Couples
MADISON
Mar 13, 2015

Great Location

The location is close to everything in Louisville. If it hadn't been for that we would never had paid the price they ask for what they offer. I think that is how they get away with it, but overall a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
allison p.
Couples
Brooklyn
Mar 10, 2015

quick trip

Can't complain about our stay. Only one night. Great location. Clean room. Couldn't ask for more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
allison p.
Couples
Brooklyn
Mar 9, 2015

great quick trip

Great location. Clean hotel. Friendly staff. Would recommend to a friend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roxy
Friends
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Awesome

Love the location to downtown and the waterfront. It is ideal for events downtown and staying overnight when you do not want to deal with traffic or from out of town. It also has a wonderful lounge/bar area overlooking the Ohio River, that connects to the Galt House East, which connects to the Yum Center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Galt House Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EESC
Couples
Radcliff
Jan 15, 2015

Ok, not great

Overall, it sufficed. You can't beat The location. The room, while a spacious suite, smelt stale despite running air. The bathroom had a single sink despite having sleeping room for five people. The mini bar was empty. I slept fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

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