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Galt House Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202   |  
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Ranked #31 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“First time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed here last night for the first time, was very busy, overall very clean, nice, upscale stay. My only complaint is that the fire alarm went off very early and the message coming across the intercom in our room said to stay inside. No one likes being disturbed early and their was quite a few unhappy guests! Other than that overall a very nice place but very busy and loud!

Stayed March 2014
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Thank you for staying with us. We are sorry that you had to experience a fire alarm that woke you up very early. We hope the rest of your trip went well and hope to see you again soon.
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Rating summary
  • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Massive hotel (1,300 rooms), in a decent location. The rooms were clean, well lit and quiet with a good bathroom and shower. The staff were friendly and answered any questions that my my group and I had.

There are many attractions, restaurants and bars within walking distance. If I ever end up back in Louisville, i'll check if the Galt House is available.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you had a great time in Louisville and at our hotel.
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I really liked the Hotel and the location. The rooms were nice the maids did a good job and were helpful. This place has everything you need for a successful stay. The meeting rooms had plenty of space not crowded. A Special Thanks to Dee Asher for meeting all our needs.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure Dee sees your review.
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Newburgh, Indiana
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were in Louisville for a concert and chose the Galt House because it was within walking distance of the venue. The hotel is a bit outdated, but very comfortable, convenient, and reasonable. We were in the Rivue side and had a nice view of the river. We did have one problem which they resolved quickly. On registering they did not have our AAA reservation. They were very kind and luckily they had room for us. We've never had problems with AAA reservations so it was a problem on their side. Hopefully, they will have that fixed but be sure and bring your confirmation just in case. The sheets on the bed felt like they had been starched - kind of weird. For light sleepers there may be a problem with the plane traffic and we did hear a little noise from the floor above. Even with those problems, I felt this was a great place to stay and will definitely return for our next concert. We also ate dinner and breakfast in the Magnolia Cafe which was good.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. I hope you had a great time at your concert and we'll see you for the next one!
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Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice place to stay while in Louisville. Elevators seem to take a long time. There are two parking garages. My truck would only barely fit in one. Parking is $12 a night. I would suggest a suite, they have a fridge and wet bar. Within walking distance to 4th Street and The Old Spaghetti Factory.

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southern IN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a waterfront suite with a phenomenal view of the river. The room was dated, but very clean. Beds comfortable. We stayed on the RIVUE side and really even though some of the decor is dated, we had a great stay. The staff was all extremely helpful and very friendly. We would definitely stay again. The location is great and I would recommend it. Ate at Magnolia Cafe RIVUE side, nothing fancy, but the food was good and very reasonably priced and the waitress was great. Jeff Ruby's is connected to the suites side of the hotel and it was amazing. Definitely going back there. Again, if things don't have to look super modern and fancy, probably a good choice for you. Wireless is an extra charge which is a bummer though.

Room Tip: If your willing to splurge, go waterfront. The barges are a neat sight!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thousandsticks
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is the 2nd year in a row we had gotten to stay at the Galt House. They were the hosts of the State Governor's Cup here in Kentucky. This year, we stayed in a suite. Overall, I am pleased with the stay but there were a couple of disappointments. 1st, there was a car fire in the garage attached to the hotel on the 3rd floor. We did not hear the Fire Alarm go off nor did we, on the 8th floor, get an announcement to get out like they did from floors 4 down. 2nd, we wondered why we felt cool air in our room. Apparently when they had painted the room the last time, they had not closed the window all the way and there was a gap left. I look forward to going back next year with our son. Even though there was always a line at the desk, they were very gracious and courteous when you got to the counter. Corrina was probably the most helpful out of all the ones who helped when I was there.

Room Tip: I would choose a suite since they have refrigerators. If you are staying a long time, ask for one o...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for staying with us. We are sorry you encountered a few issues during your visit. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to the appropriate managers.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Louisville
#23 Business Hotel in Louisville
#26 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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