fbpx

Why it’s worth traveling for…

Travelers looking to get their Kentucky Derby and bourbon vibe on love checking in to Galt House, Louisville’s only waterfront hotel. Named after its original owner, Dr. W. C. Galt, a well-known physician, and botanist in the 1830s, the hotel recently underwent an $80 million renovation. Now super-chic and hip, Galt House is also just steps from  Louisville’s historic whiskey row and Urban Bourbon Trail. Rooms are bright and airy, with views of the city’s skyline and the Ohio River, while dining options include a retro-style supper club that pays homage to southern fare, swanky cocktail, and bourbon bars (of course), and an Xhale spa to round out any over-indulgence.


THE DETAILS

Address:

140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Contact:

+1 502-589-5200

Getting there:

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is located six miles from the hotel.


Curated Experience

Galt House is the perfect home base for exclusive outings to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory (including Babe Ruth’s ‘Big Bat’), the Frazier History Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, and of course, the Kentucky Derby for immersion into the city’s iconic horse-racing history.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Style

Boutique

Vibe

Cosmopolitan

Setting

Urban

Rooms

1,310 Guest Rooms, including 646 standard deluxe rooms, 593 suites, and 71 residences

Eat

Swizzle (Retro-style supper club located on the 25th floor)

Walker’s Exchange (Bluegrass-inspired American brasserie)

Down One Bourbon Bar (Street food flavors; award-winning tacos, brisket and tasty vegetarian options)

Jockey Silks ( (Bar bites and notable rare bourbons)

Drink

Swizzle (sexy drinks and panoramic views; specialty cocktails like marmalade julep and a separate just-bourbon menu).

Jockey Silks (100 different bourbons) 

Down One Bourbon Bar (Starting point on the Urban Bourbon Trail; more than 140 bourbons)

Wellness

Xhale Salon and Spa (salon: blowout bar, hair design, mani/pedis, and makeup; spa full treatment menu – massages and body treatments)

Club360 (fitness center with water views)

Standouts

  • Louisville’s only waterfront hotel; stunning river views
  • Location, just steps from downtown, museums, and the Urban Bourbon Trail
  • Bluegrass, southern vibe
  • Curated bourbon collection
  • Pet-friendly with designated outdoor park area
  • Art-focused; artist-in-residence program

Don't miss the News!

On the latest travel tips, hottest resorts and dream destinations and the best places to eat, drink and relax.