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Galt House Hotel
Ranked #30 of 98 Hotels in Louisville
Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed here for a convention earlier this month. It is a very large hotel, and is a bit confusing finding the different conference rooms in the 3 different towers. However, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and clean. The bed was a bit hard, but the room was otherwise comfortable. There are a number of dining options including a coffee shop, several bars, and a couple restaurants. The location is fantastic, with views of the Ohio River, especially from the conservatory, which connects the East and West towers on the third floor. Overall I had a very nice stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank you for staying with us at Galt House Hotel! We are so glad you had a great time at our hotel and in Louisville!

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Galt House is located right in the heart of downtown Louisville. Nice views from the upper floors of the hotel, and great service from their staff. I enjoyed the many restaurants and shops that were close-by and walking distance to this location. Added bonus is the free trolley that travels some key downtown areas, and leaves right from the hotel stop. Glad there was air conditioning during the hot summer days of July, since it kept the hotel a comfortable temperature. I agree with other reviews that mention how the hotel is a bit dated, but it didn't hamper my stay. Tip: the airport shuttle from the Galt house was pretty convenient if you can leave during its scheduled times, and it saves a few extra dollars (less than a taxi). Overall, I was really impressed with the culture, food/beverages, architecture and charm of Louisville -- well worth a visit!

Room Tip: Upper rooms have a better view.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

We thank you for staying with Galt House Hotel and are happy you had a nice stay in Louisville. We understand that our comfortable, Southern-style decor is not for everyone, but are glad to hear you enjoyed our restaurants and staff.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed here for a conference recently. It was probably a nice hotel 30 years ago. Now it is pretty worn out. The room was OK, but the air freshener smell was a little overpowering. The catering for our conference was poor. I would not stay here again.

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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

We are sorry your stay did not meet expectations. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

I stayed here for a conference. This is an old hotel and in my room it showed its age. I was in the Suite tower. Although I had a suite it was very dark as I had only one window in the bedroom and it faced essentially the space between other buildings and the garage. the bathroom was reasonably new and very nice, but the living area and bedroom need updating.

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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

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Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a suite and it was very clean, roomy and hotel staff was very friendly!!! The suite was perfect because we had a baby with us so having a totally separate bedroom was great!!! Would definitely stay here again.

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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

Thank you for staying with Galt House Hotel! We appreciate your kind words and are happy you had a great time in Louisville!

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My sister & I stayed 2 nights for a Conference held there. Being on the banks of the Ohio River & having some elegance to it's design, started us off on a plus. Being required to check in in the opposite bldg where our room was was awkward. But the room was clean & the beds were comfortable. The carpet was a little sticky (carpet shampoo?) & it would have been nice to have a small fridge in the room. The ice machine down the hall was depleted for awhile mid-evening, but room service allows one free bag of ice for cooler. The additional sink outside of the bathroom was nice. Thelma's cafe had good food & was reasonably priced (for breakfast anyway)--not sure about other meals. Our dinner & next day lunch served at the Conference were superb--esp the desserts! The salad was beautiful & tasty, but should have had the lettuce in smaller chunks--awkward to eat..

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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Galt House Hotel for your conference. We appreciate all your feedback. Thank you.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My family and I recently stayed at The Galt House after a wedding and booked a suite in the suite tower. The room was very large, with a living area, wet bar, sofa and chairs. The bedroom was down a connecting hall with a very large bath area. The bathroom was so large it could be confused with an accessible restroom. Oddly enough the sink area was too small and was difficult to lay out personal toiletries in the space provided. However in the hall was a make-up mirror and table as well.

The Galt House has two towers that contain rooms. The Rivue tower and the suite tower. The lobby area is large and very open with wooden railings and balconies above you when you enter. The hotel does seem that it may be in need of some updating. While the rooms were clean, some public areas such as hallways and elevators had cups and other trash at times. Just a simple sweep by hotel staff could remedy this.

Overall this is a GREAT location in Louisville, with almost every downtown venue within easy walking distance. There is an outdoor pool and bar area on the 3rd floor that overlooks the Ohio river and connects to the "Belvedere" open area with nice views of the area. Incidentally, if you are in town for a game or event at the Yum Center this is the place to be, litterally connected to the venue...

Room Tip: I would recomend a suite in the suite tower for the roominess... Lots of great dinning in and aroun...
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GaltCustomerCare, Public Relations Manager at Galt House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

Thank you for staying at Galt House Hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed the large Executive Suite. We hope you'll come back and visit us again!

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Additional Information about Galt House Hotel

Address: 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2910
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Louisville
#22 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range: $153 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Galt House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galt House Hotel, Louisville's Waterfront Hotel®, boasts 1,314 guest rooms and suites, 130,000 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 head-spinning cuisine, as well as the Rooftop Garden and Terrace, Club 360° Fitness Center and the third-story Conservatory that connects the two towers over 4th Street. The Galt House Hotel 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 Museum & Factory, and Frazier History Museum. It is also within walking distance of unique shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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