View of Louisville from the Falls of the Ohio at Golden Hour. #BVStrove Colonel Harland David Sanders' wax doppelganger sporting an original white suit hanging out behind the velvet rope at WHY Lou Two. Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle -
The sculpture outside of Garage Bar by artist Jonathan Schipper. The sculpture, a machine that advances two full sized automobiles slowly into one another over a period of time, simulates a head on automobile collision. Each car moves slowly and almost imperceptibly toward the other towards an inevitable collision. Just part of the super clever re-invention of a former auto service garage in downtown Louisville’s East Market or NuLu neighborhood. Second Street Bridge from the waterfront promenade on my way to board #forcastlex
A four-lane cantilevered truss bridge crossing the Ohio River between Louisville, KY & Jeffersonville, Indiana Thunder over Louisville is the largest fireworks display in North America and one of the largest in the world. This is the kickoff event to start the two weeks of festivities leading up to the Kentucky Derby E.T. showing his love for Louisville and finger puppets inside WHY Lou Two, a quirky souvenir shop selling all things Louisville and snarky gag gifts. A pineapple, onion, banana pepper and green olive pizza from Wick's original location in The Highlands. Joe Ley antiques has over two acres of miscellany filling the three floors of an 1890 schoolhouse and spilling out into the adjacent empty lot. Toured the factory and museum for a glimpse of baseball history. Made even this baseball mom a fan. A pair of industrial strength ping pong tables with bases made from compacted cars! I ordered the KY Side Kale Salad & Wild Mushroom Taco ... Checked into Yelp & got a free Dessert, Churros :))) The salad was soooo delicious and so was the taco. Ambiance a bit loud though fun. Over 100 year old Steamboat. Sightseeing & dinner cruises still can be scheduled. Much fun. Such a great spot right near Louisville, Clarksville.and New Albany , you can build your own burgers and be as Heffer as you want ! Highly rocommend! Excellent ice cream. Try the pumpkin. Overlooks the Ohio River. On market st in Louisville, KY. Kalamity Katie’s Border Benedict - Green chili cheddar corn cakes, topped with chorizo, two poached eggs and queso fundido, pico de gallo, sour cream and green onions. Served with a side of duck sausage and cheddar cheese grits and an Everything muffin. 4th Street Live View from rooftop on 4th Street Live. A great nightlife ! #BigFourWalkingBridge #LouisvilleKentucky #USA Tribute to #Paris & #Peace in the #World #Blue #White #Red Fourth Street Live! is a 350,000-square-foot entertainment and retail complex located on 4th Street, between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in DowntownLouisville, Kentucky.
Restaurants and entertainment venues in the complex include Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Hard Rock Cafe, T.G.I. Friday's, Biracibo, The Sports & Social Club (bowling alley and restaurant), Tavern on 4th street, The Fudgery and the new bourbon raw bar.
Fourth Street Live! also has a wide variety of bars and nightclubs including The Marquee Bar, Mosaic, Sully's Saloon, The Sports & Social Club, Howl at the Moon, PBR Louisville and Tengo Sed Cantina.
Bourbon milkshakes at Sidebar. Also lots of classic Kentucky cocktails to go with the amazing burgers Doc Crow's is perfect downtown spot for brisket and barbeque and has the tastiest drinks, especially the Man on Fire This is an absolutely fantastic #bar in #louisville where you can sample from some of the finest #bourbon in the world. So the question is: This was taken from the Big Four Walking Bridge looking West The fruit of a Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) showing off the orangish-pink spore horns caused by the disease Cedar-Hawthorn rust (Gymnosporangium globosum) Grave of Colonel Harland Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken powerhouse, and his wife. In the these-people-had-lots-of-money part of this really lovely cemetery. #kfc #cemetery The Louisville Science Museum has plenty of fun activities for kids and adults alike. This mirror is only one of them. It dhows the reflection of the person multiple times, and this is only the introduction of the fantastic museum. Louisville Slugger museum! History in your hands. totally fun. This was my Root Beer BBQ Chicken wings. They were the biggest wings I've ever had in my life. I couldn't even finish them. I got to try a sample of their sauces before picking because I wasn't sure about the root beer one and a few others. This flavour was so unique that first you tasted the root beer than the second hit was a smooth undertone of smokey BBQ. Best sauce I've ever had. Unfortunately they don't sell it boo! Hiss!
Helped celebrate the Belle of Louisville's 100th birthday with a cruise up the Ohio River. Another perspective of this gigantic bat. Laying on the ground looking up made it seem as tall as the CN Tower. What's a little dirt right! Neighborhood block party Great bourbon bar No photo will ever be able to accurately capture this place. From the outside, it looks like a sketchy liquor store. But you walk and are greeted by a bar with dozens of taps and stacks of glasses, and refrigerators of all sorts of beers lining the walls. Then you follow the hallway back and it opens into a seated dining area with heaps of more fridges!! And a final back hallway! Amazing! Cool day trip. Pork Skin Nachos at Guy's Smokehouse in Louiseville Full moon made for a nice walk At the Louisville Slugger Museum, this bat towers over the museum and most of the surrounding trees. You can stand under it and it will appear as if it is about to fall top of you. The Arnold Palmer bourbon slushie at Feast is fantastic. Plus amazing barbeque and top notch sides- I'd recommend the mac n cheese.
And there are buffalo heads and string lights everywhere! Naughty little deer from the collection of Museum 21c The name says it all .... It's a dive!! But there are some interesting options on draft, and of course they still have bottles options. Darts are free and there's also a pool table. And chalk writing all over the walls! Pretty solid BBQ! Also microbrew with decent selection. After a day of bourbon drinking, we wanted food and this place hit the spot! Falls of the Ohio, awesome spot right by Downtown Louisville ... Louisville is a river town and one of the popular hangouts to watch the sun set over the Ohio River is Captains Quarters Nice little restaurant inside one of the hotels right on Fourth Street Live. Made with Weisenberger Stone Mill Grits, peppers, onion, shrimp and smoking good andouille sausage. #FoodieFinds Sunset at the Falls of the Ohio State Park The Big Four Walking Bridge is a converted Railroad Bridge built in 1928 If you're a craft beer nut like me, Against the Grain is an awesome spot in Louisville. Throw in some excellent BBQ, too -- The pork belly was some of the best I've ever had. Phenomenal beer, great food. This was my husbands smoked Gator sausage. I told him that I didn't care how pretty they decorated it (with editable flowers) I'm still not eating it haha! This bar and music venue is for whiskey lovers. Such a beautiful steamboat! Walking The Big Four Bridge with Great Views Ate here for dinner last night mainly because you can smell it a mile away and immediately your stomach will guide you. Resistance is futile and they won't let you down. Best restaurant I've eaten at in a crazy long time.
They smoke their own meats, last night I had Root Beer Chicken wings which were amazing!!! My husband had the gator (uploading shortly) and they also brew their own beers such as Applewood Smoked Bacon Beer and Oyster Beer and other cool flavours.
They have an in house chef and so the food is spectacular! Can't give it a high enough rating. Fun drinks and Baja atmosphere at El Camino on Bardstown Road Nord's Bakery has the best donuts and alligator pastries! An enormous gold statue we came across down the street from the slugger museum. Seemed really out of place actually. It was almost as tall as the 4 storey building it was in front of. Cozy breakfast at Wiltshire Pantry right near downtown with tasty pastries and pretty fruit Cute Gastropub in downtown Louisville. The Burger had a pickled tomator on the bottom, I could have eaten a whole plate of those! #FoodieFinds A store next to the Slugger museum...way to use your resources :) Slugger Museum. Outside. The actual museum is interesting even if you're not a fan. Famous #BloodyMary #TheOutlookInn :~) Big ole bat It was closed by the time I got there but took some photos and peeped through the window. They still make bats here and in front of the building they have several monuments in memory of some of the greats like Babe Ruth. I wish it was open because I would have loved to take a tour through this place. It looks like there was paid parking meters across the street that you could pay online using a city parking meter app. Pretty modern wtg! Remembering #MuhammadAli ....
Shilouette of the statue at the entrance to the park on a gloomy day. Fourth Street live is packed with good bars and restaurants. Col Sanders gravesite is at this cemetery, along with some other important people Several area locations of this bar and grille with happy hour, late night, comfort food and vintage wines in a hip area of town. Just across the bridge from Louisville, KY, visit this interpretive center to talk to rangers. There is a charge to see film, exhibits, museum, but free to walk the grounds and the fossil beds. Walk the grounds or go fishing along the Ohio River and see fossil beds in season when water level is low enough, with nice view of the Clark Memorial bridge. You can also take Belle of Louisville river boat ride starting across the river. Great Southern food and beer hall in rustic ambience with indoor seating and outdoor family style picnic tables with view of people walking by this hip part of town. Walk in this hip part of town on Bardstown Street, voted best street in Louisville, with many shops, bars, cafes like this good Italian pizza, pasta and sandwiches.
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Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Louisville, linked to the convention center

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Business center
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk
Concierge services

Hub of the city

Linked by skywalk to the KFC Yum Center Arena, Galt House Hotel is in downtown Louisville, 1 block from the Ohio River, 4 blocks from Fourth Street Live, and 8 miles from the Louisville airport. This property also offers an airport shuttle service.

Revolving restaurant

The rooftop revolving restaurant overlooks the city. Views are also impressive from the health club. A glass-domed conservatory with an aviary was inspired by London's Crystal Palace.

Refrigerators, HBO

The Galt House Hotel offers 1,310 guestrooms and suites. Spacious accommodations include cable TV with free HBO and ESPN, and marble-accented baths.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Galt House Hotel connects by skywalk to the KFC Yum Center Arena in downtown Louisville. The Fourth Street Live shopping, dining, and entertainment district and the Louisville Slugger Museum are just 4 blocks away. Churchill Downs is less than 5 miles away.

Hotel amenities include a business center, which stays open from early morning until late evening, with after-hours entry upon request; wireless Internet access is available for an additional fee. The property offers 53 rooms of meeting exhibit space, totaling 124,000 square feet. In addition, the hotel features a banquet space that can accommodate approximately 1,867 guests. A full-service health spa provides massage, facials, and beauty services.

Dining and refreshment options consist of the revolving RIVUE restaurant, the Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, Al J's Lounge, Thelma's Deli, and Café Magnolia; Thelma's Deli and Al J's Lounge are located in the Conservatory.

Parking is available for a surcharge.

  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Steam room 
  • Health club 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 11520 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 124001 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 1310 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 18 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms:

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room massage available 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge - Revolving restaurant on 25th floor. Panoramic views of Louisville and the Ohio River. Main courses include such items as lamb osso bucco and shrimp linguine. Desserts include divinity pillars and assorted confections. Dinner Tuesday – Saturday night.

Conservatory - Glass-domed space, inspired by London's Crystal Palace, linking hotel's Suite and Rivue towers. Aviary and tropical plants. Includes Thelma's, a deli/coffee bar, and Al J's, a lounge with a tropical 30-foot aquarium bar.

Café Magnolia - Casual choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Open daily from early morning to late evening.

Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar - Selection of about 125 premium bourbons. British pub decor. Horseracing pictures, big-screen TV.

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Steakhouse offering steak, seafood, and sushi.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel's Club 360 health club, on the top floor of the East Tower, offers exercise machines with plasma screens and DVD players, circuit-training equipment, free weights, a smoothie bar, women's and men's locker rooms with steam rooms, and sweeping views of the city and river (surcharge). Complimentary Pilates and body-sculpting classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Massage is available for an additional surcharge. Waterfront Park, three blocks away, offers scenic walking trails, open green space, playgrounds, and fountains for cooling off on hot summer days. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Golfing nearby 

Spa Services

The Xhale Salon and Spa, located on the hotel's 17th floor, offers a full range of services, including hair styling, nail services, body scrubs and treatments, waxing, facials, and massages.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day
  • Facilities fee: USD 5 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Fitness facilities
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Galt Hotel
  • Galt House
  • Galt House Hotel
  • Galt House Hotel Louisville
  • Galt House Louisville
  • Hotel Galt
  • Galt Hotel Louisville
  • Galt House Hotel And Suites
  • Galt House Louisville Ky
  • The Galt House Hotel

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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