LOUISVILLE'S ONLY WATERFONT HOTEL

In 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.
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Over half of a century later, in 1972, Galt House Hotel was reestablished by developer Al J. Schneider as part of Louisville’s Riverfront Urban Renewal Project. Carpenter by trade, he built the 25 stories high West Tower on the banks of the Ohio River. Galt House Hotel continued to expand with the creation of the East Tower in 1984. Galt House Hotel remains Louisville’s only waterfront hotel™.

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: HoliDATE

Book your stay at Louisville’s Only Waterfront Hotel and turn your humdrum night into a HoliDATE.  Now through New Year’s Eve you can book your night for the low price of $99 which includes your room rate along with a complimentary bottle of champagne.  Although current restrictions do not allow you to experience our legendary dining options at Walkers Exchange, Swizzle is now open Thursday – Saturday 4:30PM – 11PM or you can order meals and drinks directly to your room from Galt Provisions or by ordering here or on the QR code in your room from 7am to 9pm. Also available is a convenient pick up from Thelma’s Café located in The Conservatory and available from 7am to 10pm.

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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OUR PARTNERS

THE KENTUCKY DERBY™

THE KENTUCKY DERBY™ HAS BEEN CONDUCTED ANNUALLY, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, SINCE 1875 AND IS RIVALED BY FEW EVENTS IN THE WORLD FOR SPECTACLE, BEAUTY AND EXCITEMENT. DERBY DAY IS A CELEBRATION OF FASHION, FOOD AND SHEER ENJOYMENT THAT PEAKS WITH A DRAMATIC THOROUGHBRED RACE THAT IS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD.

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.

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CHURCHILL DOWNS

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.

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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETICS

GO CARDS!

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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GETTING AROUND

Downtown Louisville Parking and Transportation. Transportation that can take you to and from the heart of the city.

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CAREERS

If you want to give our guest the gracious welcome that Louisville is known for, the Galt House Hotel is the place for you.

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.

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140 N. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40202​

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