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“Great for Anyone Who Wants to Stay Downtown” 5 of 5 stars
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Galt House Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202   |  
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Ranked #27 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great for Anyone Who Wants to Stay Downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is an upscale hotel that primarily caters to business travelers/conventions, but it truly is enjoyable by everyone. Almost all the upper-floor rooms have a great view of either the city skyline or the river, and even its least expensive rooms are quite luxurious. It has two restaurants, two bars, and a 24/7 snack bar. You have to pay for parking but the garages are adjacent to the hotel so you don't have to walk very far. It has just about any amenity you could want, except I did not see an indoor pool. The price for this hotel is usually suprisingly reasonable given its upscale features. We've stayed there 6 or 7 times and never had a bad experience.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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nashville
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306 reviews 306 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I went to The Galt House for the Kaledoscope Christmas which was Great except that it was so hot in the auditorium but the rest was comfortable we had a Executive suite which was big and nice but had refrigerator but no microwave or bathtub in a this nice suite that had a living room dining area but small but nice Bathroom but no bathtub and the bedroom very nice but bed uncomfortable still very nice room staff nice just wish they had a microwave but not a deal breaker and look forward to going next Christmas

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset, Ky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Very large two room suite. The bath is large with a separate dressing area, but the bath lavatory area is small, there is a lot of wasted space. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The only issue I had was the glasses for use in the room were smudged. I would prefer plastic glasses that I knew were sanitary. Several reviewers have mentioned that the hotel is dated. Most hotels in downtown areas are dated because they have been there for years and that makes them unique. As long as the property is clean and you are not overcharged, so be it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Naperville, Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Great location downtown, room was clean but this property needs an update in a hurry. The only redeeming grace was the low price I got on priceline, but the old saying holds true, you get what you pay for. btw don't get anything to eat at the deli in the walkway between towers it's overpriced and not very good, plus the gal behind the counter wasn't very helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Galt House was a beautiful hotel. We enjoyed staying there. The Christmas decorations were beautiful. The shops were fun. We found several unique gifts. The room was nice and clean with a good view of the river.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Galt House is supposed to be a really nice hotel in Louisville. It was, in previous decades. Some of the little things are slipping through the cracks. The elevators were dirty. The lobbies (and elevators) were full of teenagers for some sporting thing. The room was nice but basic. The sheets were not nice. They felt like they were made of plastic or something. =( We went up to the 25th floor for a drink. We didn't stay. Too fancy, which was weird because the elevators definitely didn't say fancy, and had a poor beer list. We ended up leaving the hotel to find a drink. In the morning, tried to find a quick bite to eat, but couldn't find anything vegetarian. Meh. All in all, it was okay for the price, but we were expecting better.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Stayed here for our last night of our trip. Booked through Hotwire and had no problems with booking. No free wifi in rooms, but is free in lobby areas, no free breakfast or parking. They offer valet and self. Hotel is on the old side, elevator was a wobbly ride, rooms and landings have a funny smell to them, but fine once you’re in your room. To be honest I wasn’t really impressed with this hotel, it’s trying to be more than it really is, it was quite depressing actually. Tried to print our boarding passes off in the business centre, but it wasn’t working. Unless they revamp the place I probably wouldn’t stay again. Good location, and comfy beds though.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Galt House Hotel

Address: 140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Louisville
#21 Business Hotel in Louisville
#22 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Galt House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galt House Hotel, the Heart of Louisville, boasts 1,290 guest rooms and suites, 128,000 square-feet of convention space and more than 50 meeting rooms. Galt House Hotel features six full-service restaurants and lounges, including RIVUE, a 25th floor revolving restaurant with amazing cuisine, as well as the Rooftop Garden and Terrace, Club 360° Fitness Center and the three-story Conservatory that connects the two towers over 4th Street. It is connected to the KFC Yum! Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center, and within walking distance of Fourth Street Live! entertainment district, the Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Science Center, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum and Frazier History Museum. It is also within walking distance of unique shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Galt House Hotel Louisville
Galt Hotel Louisville
The Galt House Hotel
Galt House Hotel And Suites
Galt House Louisville Ky

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