In 1865, the hotel was destroyed by fire; but within weeks, noted architect R. Whitestone began plans for construction a block away from the original site. The new Galt House Hotel opened in 1869 and operated until 1919. It was razed in 1921.
Over half of a century later, in 1972, Galt House Hotel was reestablished by developer Al J. Schneider as part of Louisville's Riverfront Urban Renewal Project. It remains Louisville’s only waterfront hotel.
Additionally, the bourbon trail is a cab ride away and plenty of local distilleries and breweries boast some of the city’s top culinary and beverage options. Our favorite nearby is the Evan Williams Experience, which is walking distance from the hotel.
140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202