Official Race Hotel





The Galt House Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Louisville, is the Official Race Headquarters for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon presented by Humana. The Galt House is Louisville’s only waterfront hotel and is located just four blocks from the race start and finish lines. The hotel, which has two parking garages, has a rooftop Club 360 Fitness Center with sweeping views of the Ohio River and waterfront. Numerous tourist attractions and a variety of dining options are walking distance from the hotel.


Explore Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky, is a unique blend of old and new, a sophisticated city with Southern charm and unparalleled hospitality. From the beauty of the mighty Ohio River to the excitement of Thoroughbred racing at Churchill Downs, Metro Louisville offers attractions and recreation for visitors of every age. We hope you will enjoy some of the other Kentucky Derby Festival events or area offerings while you’re visiting America’s 16th largest city. For additional information, please contact the Louisville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 1-800-626-5646.


If you have any further questions regarding our Hotel Reservation process, please feel free to reach out to the Kentucky Derby Festival or the Louisville Tourism Housing Department at 800-743-3100 or email