Official Race Hotel






The Galt House Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Louisville, is the Official Race Headquarters for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon. 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.






Reserve a Room with Louisville Tourism, Win a Bourbon Basket!

Participants who reserve their rooms through the official housing provider link above will be entered into a drawing for a basket of Bourbon goodies, featuring not only Bourbon but additional Louisville and Bourbon goodies as well!

*Use either the online link button above or the phone number below to make your reservation, and you are automatically entered into the drawing. Cancelled reservation(s) will be ineligible. The winners will be announced and contacted one week prior to the 2022 GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival minimarathon and Marathon by the Louisville Housing Department of Louisville Tourism.


Reservation Information:

Make your hotel reservation by February 28, 2022 to receive the lowest rates possible! (Rates will increase March 1, 2022)

For more information, or to make a reservation by phone Mon-Fri. 9-5 PM: 800-743-3100


Cancellation Policy:

Reservations canceled starting March 30, 2022 will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.

Reservations canceled starting April 21, 2022, will be charged first night’s room and tax by the hotel.


If you have any further questions regarding the process, please feel free to reach out to the Louisville Housing Department at 800-743-3100 or email