Galt House Hotel - Central Business District

One- or Two-Night Stay with Dining Credit or Christmas KaLightoscope Admission at Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY

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Historical Downtown Hotel Overlooking the Ohio River

Since its grand opening in 1835, the Galt House Hotel has hosted a long list of dignitaries (including Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt), endured a devastating fire in 1865, and succumbed to insolvency and demolition in 1921. In its fourth incarnation, the iconic Louisville property has risen from the ashes—thanks in part to an $60 million renovation completed in 2008—and reclaimed its standing as a local treasure, becoming the official hotel of the Kentucky Derby and the KFC Yum! Center, home of the University of Louisville basketball team.

A massive crystal chandelier twinkles above the expansive lobby, setting an elegant tone that extends from the foyer to the 25th-floor penthouse. There, a section of the Rivue Restaurant and Lounge slowly revolves to display 360-degree views of downtown Louisville and the Ohio River. The hotel also has a glass-dome conservatory modeled after Victorian England’s famous Crystal Palace. There, Al J's Lounge connects the Galt House Hotel's two towers, and patrons can order a cocktail at the 30-foot aquarium bar while enjoying the conservatory’s tropical gardens and colorful birds. At the end of the day, guests retire to executive suites that encompass 720 square feet, including a separate bedroom with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds.

The hotel's annual Christmas at the Galt attraction commemorates the holiday season with luminaries and lighted sculptures, including a grove of abstract Christmas trees. In Christmas Village, kids wander through the Snow Fairy Castle, opening secret doors and scribbling wish lists for Santa Claus. The 90-minute Colors of the Season variety show entertains with holiday songs as well as a three-course holiday meal with a baby-green salad, chicken breast with orange-and-cranberry stuffing, and a mini pumpkin tartlet.

Louisville, Kentucky: Historical Southern City on the Banks of the Ohio River

Every year on the first weekend in May, throngs of well-dressed visitors (many wearing exquisite hats) descend on Louisville, headed to Churchill Downs to witness the country's most iconic horserace. Though the derby lasts only a few days, the track hosts other horseraces throughout much of the year and operates a museum seven days a week.

Louisville's other bastion, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, offers 25-minute guided tours through the bat-making factory. You can learn more about the manufacturing process with interactive exhibits and take an opportunity to stare down a 90-mile-per-hour fastball. Post-tour, each visitor receives a miniature souvenir bat with which to swat away falling acorns.

What You Get

Stay for two in an executive suite with parking

  • Option 1: $129 for a one-night stay any day of the week with a $25 credit at Rivue, valid for dinner for two Tuesday–Saturday (up to a $282 value)
  • Option 2: $275 for a two-night stay with admission for two adults and two kids to KaLightoscope Christmas (up to $552 value)

Book by: 1/11/13
Travel window: 11/15/12–2/10/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Six restaurants onsite
  • Club 360 fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi

Tips

  • “GREAT EXPERIENCE,...JUST WISH ALL CHILDREN COULD EXPERIENCE THE kALIDESCOPE SHOW,....HOPE YOU MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO ALL THE KIDS IN LOUISVILLE WHO CAN,T AFFORD TO GO....( PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN)”

  • “The hotel is a Beautiful place to stay..filled with memories of yesterdays...the view is fantastic and you are right in the middle of everything...the staff is more then friendly....a perfect get away..no matter what the occassion....we celebrated my 70th Birthday there...what a grand memory....”

  • “WE HAD SOME ISSUES WITH OUR ROOM AND I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH HOW FAR THEY GO TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT AND TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE SATIESFIED.”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/11/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/15/12-2/10/13
  • Not valid 11/28/12, 12/5/13-12/7/13, or 2/6/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • 15.01% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Executive Suite

  • One king bed or two queen beds with a sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 for king rooms; 5 for two-queen rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for additional guests 17 or younger
  • 720 square feet
  • Separate bedroom
  • Wet bar and refrigerator
  • Cable TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: overnight self-parking included with this Groupon
  • Rollaways: available for $20 per stay
  • Smoking: no smoking allowed inside the property
  • Pet policy: pet-friendly rooms are not available; guide dogs are welcome.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

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