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“Dated decor, awful room service”
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Galt House Hotel
Ranked #28 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Cincinnati, OH
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dated decor, awful room service”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Hotel decor is very dated, both in public and room areas. Room service was possibly the worst meal I've ever been served. Staff was pleasant and hotel was clean, however. Great location, but would not stay there again.

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Reviewed 26 February 2012

What a terrible night! I was in town on business and there was a gathering with what seemed like thousands of kids. Waiting in lines for elevators, kids all over the hallways until after 11pm. I called the front desk and security twice and finally went out and yelled at kids myself since there were no chaperones around. The area was great, walking distance to plenty of bars and restaurants. The hotel was nice but the bedding seemed pretty dated. We chose this place based on references and I would probably give the hotel an average rating had we not had to deal with the kids everywhere.

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Newburgh, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Hotel is located within blocks of many different types of entertainment. During the summer weeks, this would be an excellent place to stay and walk to nearby attractions. The front desk is a bit difficult to find, but the hotel itself is clean and full of character. I will definitely plan to stay here for any future visits to Louisville.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

A beautiful hotel! One of the best in Louisville. Get a room with a view of the river. So cool! it connects to the Yum Center as well. You really feel like you are in the heart of Louisville.

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Russell, KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The hotel is beautifully located on the Ohio River, and there are many restaurants downtown activities within walking distance. We were in town for the Ky. All-State Chorus at the Performing Arts Center, next door to the Galt House. I won the hotel on Priceline with a bid of $50, a third of the normal cost. Our king bedroom was spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable as well. My family and I also ate lunch at the hotel's Cafe Magnolia, moderately priced and the food was delicious. (There is a more formal and expensive restaurant on a higher floor.)

I'm taking a half star off my review because of the difficulty finding a parking space in the hotel's garage. Several areas were blocked off making many spaces unavailable. For $12 parking, all spaces should have access.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Stats: Beds; comfy, Bathroom; clean, roomy with all you need. Room size; above average, Check in; speedy.
Overall impression; nice room with ample space and nice views, the lifts were fast and the restaurants we ate at were good value. We had a partial view of the river and the main attractions were within easy walking distance. Car parking was also cheap for a major city.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Galt House is very clean and the staff was wonderful. My husband and I felt very comfortable letting our young children walk around the stores in the hotel alone. They had a great time in the candy shop! We can't wait to go back.

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Property: Galt House Hotel
Address: 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2910
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Galt House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galt House Hotel, Louisville's Waterfront Hotel®, boasts 1,310 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 amazing 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 Factory and Museum and Frazier History Museum. It is also within walking distance of unique shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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