The Galt House Hotel, Louisville
Reviews - The Galt House Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Galt House Hotel
Great at the Galtfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Definitely give it a missfrom Britraveller
Very dated and lacking any degree of charmfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Would not recommend anyone to stay here except if you got a very cheap rate and did not plant to spend much time in the room or the hotel.
Great place to stay for business tripfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It keeps getting better and better!from A TripAdvisor Member
Good News; Bad Newsfrom edknees
My television in the bedroom had a horrible picture. My television in the suite had a good picture but the remote didn't work. There is no indication by the phone that there is a charge for local calls (75cents). One morning I didn't have any ones for a maid tip and I suffered the consequences - my bed was made and I got clean towels but things hadn't been cleaned and soap and coffee were not replenished. There's a $1 charge for storing luggage for a few hours after you check out. I realize these are small complaints but I guess when you pay almost $130 a night you expect things not to be so rough around the edges.
It Pays to be Nicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The surprising part was the next day. I went to the desk to ask if I could see one of thier newly remodeled suites, and the clerk gladly offered to move me to one. It was so spacious and beautiful. I normally stay at brand hotels during my travels, but I was overwhelmed by the services and treatment I received at the Galt House.
How does this place book solid?from A TripAdvisor Member
When I arrived (with my group) I was told the room was not clean yet, and would not be so until 2:00PM. At three I went in through the adjacent-room-door of my next door neighbor (A friend in my group), and found it to still be unclean. I phoned housekeeping from my friend's room, and was hung up on when the first of two times I asked for service. Well after I got the room clean, I still had no keys, so I went down 12 floors (not an easy thing to do when the entire tower is booked), went across the street, and waited in line at the front desk. I was greeted bya grunting lady who told me that threw a pair of keys over the counter at me upon request. I took the same 15-minute trip back up to my room, only to find that the keys didnt work. I went back down THREE times before finally the grunting ogre at the front desk admitted there could be a faulty doorknob (novel idea!), and informed me that mintenance would be up in 10 minutes. An hour later I phoned the desk again and they said that the maintenance guy was AWOL, and that I should just go into my room using my nieghbors door for the weekend. I do not call this satisfactory service in any sense of the phrase. Then, when we got into our room, it had the distinct odor of old fish, which was quickly aired out by the broken window which flung completely open (a safety risk on the 12th floor). The bathroom had two towels and one bar of soap, the coffee maker had 3-day old coffee caked in the carafe, the courtesy sink was staiend from the last guest, the floor was sticky...I could go on and on and on. Let me just give you this advice: the Hyatt, Seelbach, or Brown is worth any amount of money if you need to stay downtown once you have had a weekend at The Hell House.
Good, bad, and really uglyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The west tower hasn't changed since the 1970s, with heavily carved dark wood trim, deep red carpets, heavy wrought iron lamps, cheap framed art, hand-lettered signs, and coarsely upholstered sofas. The meeting rooms are just as cheesy but also have a ventilation system so noisy that you can't hear each other talking. In twenty years it'll be funky and hip, but for now, it's absolutely garish. It's like discovering an old roadside motel on Route 66, except this one is 20 stories tall.
The east tower is dramatically different inside, with a spacious lobby in lighter colors. The rooms are large suites with simple traditional furniture upholstered in smooth colorful fabrics. If you're planning to stay in the Galt House, you'll want to stay in the east tower.
Lots of construction is going on around the entrances, so it's a bit difficult to get in and out and confusing for both cars and pedestrians. Although it's on the river, don't pay extra for the view--it's a muddy, treeless working river and few will find it inspiring or attractive.
Both buildings are architectural nightmares on the outside. Its unimaginative amalgam of materials and shapes in the Modern style is made all the more apparent by the much better looking adjacent office towers.
The Galt House is adjacent to a major performing arts center and easy walking distance to the West Main Street (with four museums and several good restaurants) and Slugger Field and local theater (which requires walking through dead and decaying East Main and Market streets).
Do yourself a favor, look elsewhere!from A TripAdvisor Member
On the upside, the Galt House IS renovating! The staff is also helpful and friendly and they have the nicest parking garage attendants anywhere. But unless you can stay for free, don't waste your dollars here unless a trip back to the tacky gaudy seventies is your goal.
Top Local Tips for Louisville
4th Street and the Galt House If you plan to go for a fun lesiure trip I don not advise you to stay at the Galt House, we paid 150.00 for our room and was anything but pleased, and honesly didnt really spend much time at the hotel. We did go to 4th Street Live and had an abousoutly fantastic time!!
Trolley saved our feet to avoid the hassle of many one way streets and save your gas, take the .25 trolley to shopping areas, the medical ctr, or any of the places the trolley stops. for savings on six flags, go to convention center to get biggest discount on tickets.
Take the Trolley Take the trolley to get around downtown. Only 50 cents.
Other names for The Galt House Hotel
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- Address: 140 Fourth Avenue North - Louisville - Kentucky - 40202 - United States
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