LOUISVILLE'S ONLY WATERFONT HOTELIn the early 1800s, the original Galt House was a residence owned by Dr. W.C. Galt on Louisville's waterfront. In 1835, a 60-room hotel was opened as the Galt House Hotel across the street from the residence at the northeast corner of First and Main. SEE HISTORIC TIMELINE
SERVICES & AMENITIES
Whether you need to find your new favorite restaurant, relax with a spa day, work out in a fitness center, send a package, print your presentation, or buy souvenirs from your Louisville trip, the Galt House has you covered. Literally. At the Galt House Hotel, you can do all this and more without ever stepping outside.
WHAT TO DO
Looking for fun, hip, cool things to do in Louisville, KY? When you stay at the Galt House® Hotel, you’re right in the heart of downtown and just minutes from several happening Louisville attractions, including the KFC Yum! Center, Fourth Street Live!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Actors Theatre, the Muhammad Ali Center, and Whiskey and Museum Rows — some of which are connected to the Galt House Hotel by pedway. You can also make a splash by visiting local distilleries — just a shot away from the Galt House Hotel!
CARD PROCESSING POLICY
Either a valid credit or debit, card will be used at check-in. Please note that a hold will be placed on the card for the full amount of the stay, plus $100 a day for incidentals for the entire stay.
By booking a stay at the Galt House Hotel, you authorize us to place this hold against your credit or debit card to guarantee any and all charges. In the event that you do not settle your account subsequent to your departure, you hereby authorize us to charge your credit or debit card.
LOST AND FOUND
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THE KENTUCKY DERBY™
THE KENTUCKY OAKS™
THE LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS IS AMERICA’S PREMIER AND MOST LUCRATIVE RACE FOR 3-YEAR OLD FILLIES (FEMALE HORSES). THIS EVENT IS HELD EACH YEAR THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE KENTUCKY DERBY. LIKE THE KENTUCKY DERBY, THE LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS IS ONE OF THE LONGEST CONTINUALLY-HELD SPORTING EVENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
AN AMERICAN ICON
HORSE RACING IN KENTUCKY DATES BACK TO 1789, WHEN THE FIRST RACE COURSE WAS CONSTRUCTED IN LEXINGTON. ALMOST 100 YEARS LATER, IN 1875, CHURCHILL DOWNS OFFICIALLY OPENED ITS GATES IN LOUISVILLE, AND BEGAN ITS TRADITION AS “HOME OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY” AND THE LONGEST CONTINUALLY-RUNNING SPORTING EVENT IN AMERICA.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETICS
THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE IS HOME TO ONE OF THE MOST STORIED ATHLETIC PROGRAMS IN THE NATION. THE CARDINALS BOAST NINE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, 59 TEAM CONFERENCE TITLES IN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SPORTS, AND HUNDREDS OF ALL-AMERICANS.THE SUCCESS OF UOFL’S TEAMS CONTRIBUTE TO A SENSE OF PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY AND ACROSS THE STATE.
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THE GALT HOUSE IS LEGENDARY LOUISVILLE
In 1865, the hotel was destroyed by fire; but within weeks, noted architect R. Whitestone began plans for construction a block away from the original site. The new Galt House Hotel opened in 1869 and operated until 1919. It was razed in 1921.