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Galt House Hotel
Ranked #27 of 96 Hotels in Louisville
Morehead, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Great as usual!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This hotel is always nice. It's probably the nicest hotel in Louisville, and I always enjoy my 2 annual stays here. The beds are comfy, the rooms are big, and the hotel's location is excellent. I love staying here.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The Galt House was good value for money, getting it on a promotional rate of $130 a night, for a suite was acceptable for the space. It was a work trip, and we were being very cost conscious so opted for The Galt, rather than some one of the "classic" Louisville hotels, or a more modern chain. The hotel is vast though, and has clearly seen better days, I'll cut straight to it:

The Good:
Close to everything in downtown Louisville
Suites are large, and spacious, and good for the money

The Bad:
The hotel's best days were about 20 years ago, and it's badly in need of an upgrade
Carpets are tatty, doors and woodwork are all chipped, it just doesn't feel clean
Bathroom fixtures tires and dirty
Rooms smelled of smoke still, even though they were 'non smoking' clearly there's not been a change of carpets, or any painting since the change was made
The main bar - felt like an airport bar, a real waste of a great space, and view
the 24 hour Deli had a choice of about 3 sandwiches, and 3 breakfast sandwiches that were all pre made, and either soggy, or burned, so plan to eat elsewhere.
The price of rooms, and number of them means it is conference, and school group heavy, so reception area gets very crazy at times

Room Tip: ask for non smoking, and check that it was never a smoking room (as the smells linger in everything)
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Kentucky, United States
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed 2 nights while in town for a weekend festival (Forecastle). We paid the promo fest rate of $130/nt, which was WELL worth it. The suite had lots of space, 2 TVs, mini frig, huge walk in shower, and more. The location is ideal for being downtown. We parked in the garage ($9/day) and walked around all weekend. Trolley stops right in front of hotel lobby. Overall great time at the Galt House. The hotel was pretty packed while we were there, so sometime we experienced delays at the elevators (but it was manageable). I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights to be within walking distance to Forecastle Festival at the riverfront park. Rooms were large with very comfortable beds and 2 sinks. The floors had some stains, did not have shampoo and conditioner in the room the first night and our room didn't cleaned one night. One night there was such a long night for the elevators we had to take the stairs up 16 flights. The pool is small and in the shade because of the tall of rooms but there is a bar at the pool area an lots of outdoor space around the pool. Lots of food choices and bars at the hotel. Also very close to lots of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again if coming to Louisville!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Stayed for school conference and didn't expect much because of other reviews. I was pleasantly surprised! Very very clean. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water. Good food and room was very cool on a 93 degree day. Loved just sitting in conservatory and people watching. Only complaint? No refrigerator in room and parking fee. But I WILL be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a suite. I've heard they are huge. Room overlooked 4th street and was quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Burlington, KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We rented a suite which includes a bedroom with a closet and TV, a hall that has mirrors and a dressing table, a huge bathroom with plenty of towels and hot water, a living room with pull out couch, desk, chairs, table, coffee pot, small sink and fridge. What is not included is WiFi or breakfast. Several good restaurants within the hotel, as well as a few blocks away. It is right on the river and you must request it if you want a river view. We were there for a conference and stayed on the 12th floor. Sometimes took a while to get into an elevator and it stops on most floors. So if you don't want to spend time that way get a room on the 3rd floor which has escalators.

Room Tip: ask ahead if you want a river view or for the 3rd floor if you don't want the elevator jam.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We had a room with an outside balcony which overlooked the river and that was wonderful. The room itself was average, but was clean and nice enough. The valet and bell service was exceptional...friendly and fast. A decent price for the downtown location.

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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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