Galt House Hotel

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • The largest hotel in the state with over 1300 rooms and suites 
  • Great downtown location along the Ohio River and connected to the KFC Yum! Center
  • Six restaurants (including a rotating rooftop dining room) feature a variety of Kentucky products and plenty of bourbon
  • Serves as the official host hotel of the Kentucky Derby

"The rooms at the two towers of the Galt House Hotel are spectacular" -- Southern Living
Enjoyed This
(127 Member Ratings)
"Great service, friendly staff and suite was large, clean, very comfortable mattress, check out fast and easy."
Aug 14, 2018
Campbellsville, KY, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is located 20 minutes away from Louisville Airport. Self-parking is $20 per night, while valet parking is $28 per night. 

Rooms & Rates

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The Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville is a sprawling facility with over 1300 rooms and suites and remains the city's only waterfront hotel, located along the Ohio River.

Guest rooms are spacious with comfortable furnishings, flat-panel televisions, in-room coffeemakers and free basic Wi-Fi. Guests can choose from several types of accommodations, ranging from Deluxe Guest Rooms in the hotel's two towers with king or queen beds to Executive Suites that have separate living rooms with pullout sofas.

The hotel features one of the only full-service spas in downtown Louisville, and there are great river views from the hotel's Club 360° Fitness Center on the 18th floor. There are also seven restaurants and bars on site, including RIVUE, one of the nation's few rotating restaurants 25 stories above the city, and Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, with a selection of over 150 bourbons and other whiskeys.

From the press: 
  • "With a long history in the hotel business ... [the Galt House] continues to offer sophistication to visitors" -- USA Today 10Best



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available in the Deluxe RIVUE Room with Two Queen Beds only for one adult or one child, on request (and based on availability): $20 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: A maximum of 2 pets under 45 lbs. are allowed on request and will be charged $50.00 (subject to tax) per stay.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $28.00 (subject to tax) or a Self-Parking Fee of $20.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property. Public Parking is available in downtown garages and metered parking that surrounds the area.

There is free basic WiFi in guest rooms and public areas. There is an enhanced plan for $5.95 (subject to tax) or a premium plan for $9.95 (subject to tax) per 24 hour period. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Check-in is located in the SUITE (East) Tower.

Pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(127 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Galt House (KY) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great service, friendly staff and suite was large, clean, very comfortable mattress, check out fast and easy.
marina Aug 14, 2018 Campbellsville, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is good for exploring downtown Louisville.
Other Comments
Rooms were VERY dated and even public areas were tired looking. Not all of the elevators were fully functional, which was a challenge since there was a large conference at the hotel at the time.
Tanya Aug 13, 2018 Thompson's Station, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The suite we had was very spacious. The staff were friendly.
Other Comments
There was a convention going on, and it was ridiculously overcrowded everywhere we went. Too many people were crammed into the elevators and way too many kids splashing everyone at the pool. Doors were slamming at 6:30am and a lot of loud people. There was only one small garbage can in our suite that had a separate living area from bedroom and bathroom.
Robert J Aug 13, 2018 Peru, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and view. Large suite and right price from travelzoo made it worth it.
Other Comments
There was a Christian conference going on and it was packed the last 2 day we were there. Took 10 min to get down from the 14th do on the elevator. Toilet leaked around the stool. Could not get hot water from the shower.
Yvonne Aug 11, 2018 Mount Carmel, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
We will definitely go back
Richard Aug 03, 2018 Rushville, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very pleasant and we liked the convenience to the KFC Yum Center
Emelina Jul 31, 2018 Olathe, KS, USA
Enjoyed Most
We went to a concert at the YUM Center. The convenience of proximity and ease of getting to the venue was wonderful. I did like the layout of the room, too. The Galt House has such history in our town and the room was initially quite lovely (until we started finding icky thing after icky thing).
Other Comments
The lack of cleanliness in the room. Stained bed linens and towels. NO bed linens for the sofa bed. Hair in the bathtub. Full body imprints on the window (yes, full body-no mistaking). Banged up, ratty looking furniture. Clearly a serious lack of attention to detail...actually lack of attention is putting it mildly. I would have been less surprised to find this in an inexpensive motel but was completely appalled seeing it at the Galt House. I got a really great rate on this room but it was STILL not worth the cost at all. If I had paid the full room rate I would be furious at the level of filth. As it is, I am merely grossed out. Also...changing rooms was never a convenient option due to the timing of our other plans during our stay. Very Very disappointed.
lisa Jul 31, 2018 Louisville, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
We were there for a concert at the Yum Arena and it was so convenient and in walking distant to the concert. Also close to restaurants and site seeing and you could walk to everything. Would definitely stay at Galt House again.
Patricia Jul 30, 2018 Cincinnati, OH, USA
Other Comments
Great Location...you can walk to many distillery tours and restaurants!
Kevin Jul 23, 2018 Bluffton, SC, USA
Other Comments
We would go back if we could get the same deal we got this time
Terry Jul 23, 2018 Shelbyville, IL, USA

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