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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY 40504
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Ranked #22 of 65 hotels in Lexington
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always had good success with the Holiday Inn Express properties & this one was no different. Traveling with my son for a baseball tournament we were happy with the King Suite which also included a fridge, microwave & sink. Room was clean & comfortable with a nice flat screen tv with all the major cable channels. You also... More

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Barbara Jean B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments. We are working towards excellent service and ensuring we meet all your needs and those things you mentioned were negatives does help us know where to focus our efforts. We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to seeing you again. Barbara Jean Beighle More

Clayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, this is what i'm talking about. Great location for UK school activities. Our stay was only one night but we will be back. This place is clean, the staff is very friendly and the complimentary breakfast was delicious. I have never slept better. I love the mattresses!!! I am an IHG Platinum member and received a free upgrade. Thank... More

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Barbara Jean B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

THANK YOU for being an IHG Reward Platinum member. You definitely travel a lot and we appreciate the time you took to acknowledge our team and our hotel. Look forward to having you stay again. Barbara Jean Beighle More

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this hotel. The beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom was large for a hotel. We were checked in my Ken (I think), and he was very nice. There is an indoor pool and hot tub as well. The breakfast was very good- lots of choices, very clean, and well-stocked. Although we did not... More

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Barbara Jean B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

Thank you for acknowledging Ken and glad you enjoyed your room and our location. We do hope you do return and get a chance to tour the University of Kentucky. There is lots to see. Barbara Jean Beighle More

Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I am IHG platinum. I called the day before and requested a complimentary upgrade to a suite with microwave and fridge [not all rooms have them]. Monica answered phone and said she would make it happen. She had a quiet suite in front ready for me at check-in. She offered me the 500 points at check-in without being prompted. I... More

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing Monica and glad she delivered on your expectations. We do hope you continue to stay with us as you travel into Lexington and appreciate your business. Barbara Jean Beighle - General Manager More

Brunswick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice location in Downtown Lexington, near Hospitals and University of Kentucky Campus. Has a nice complimentary breakfast. We were there during the Rolex Equistrian Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park. Hotel was packed but everything was great

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and yes, that was a very busy weekend for the city. Glad we were able to accommodate you this visit and we look forward to seeing you next time. More

Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were in town for the Taste of the Bluegrass and needed some place to bunk down that was convenient to our children's homes. We had seen the Holiday Inn Express, but we not confident about the location (close to UK campus made us suspicious!). We had a delightful stay. The room was clean and the noise level was not... More

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

Thank you for honest feedback and glad to know you felt we were just a cut above the brand standards. We appreciate your suggestion on hot chocolate being available as we do track guests preferences to help the chain on new additions that should be added based on guest's requests. We hope you visit us the next time you are... More

Rogersville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were coming to Lexington to meet my daughter's favorite book character, Junie B. Jones, at the Joseph-Beth Bookstore. After comparing many hotels, I decided on this Holiday Inn. As I was wanting, the hotel was in a great location to the surroundings, it was clean and well kept, beds and pillows comfortable, shower great, breakfast was good, and the... More

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

We appreciate your candid feedback and letting us specifics of what you liked and where we missed the mark. As we plan for extensive improvements to our hotel we do refer to guest comments like yours when it comes to adding features to all rooms like refrigerators. For now we do have suites that do include them so ask about... More

Westlake, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Front desk people are extremely helpful, and our recent stay (during the very busy, fully booked graduation weekend) was another perfect time at this ideally located Holiday Inn! Their free breakfast is always a plus, well maintained by Teresa, who takes great pride in making sure everyone is well fed and happy with the excellent breakfast provided! Teresa kept replenishing... More

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your loyalty to staying with us and your comments. Glad to know the staff if making a difference. Look forward to seeing you next time. Barbara Jean Beighle - General Manager More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Bed was comfortable, hotel was clean and quiet. Nice pool area and breakfast was great: who doesn't love HI cinnamon rolls? Also pancakes, scrambled eggs and the rest of the standards. MAKE SURE YOU GET A ROOM IN THE FRONT, there is a train track that runs right behind the hotel. I never heard it at night, but I did... More

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your stay and glad you enjoyed the Holiday Inn Express brand cinnamon rolls. We look forward to seeing you next time. Barbara Jean Beighle - General Manager More

Franklin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have stayed in a number of Holiday Inn Express properties recently. This was the most expensive and the room was less than clean. A trash can was not emptied and the toiletries were not restocked. A friend who stayed in another room found snack crumbs on the carpet between the beds. With so many choices in the area, I... More

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Barbara Jean B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University, responded to this review

We appreciate your candid feedback as it does help us to take a second look at our day to day operations to ensure we are inspecting what we expect. I apologize we missed the mark with your and your co-workers stay and do hope that in the future you would reconsider and stay with us again. Barbara Jean Beighle -... More

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Address: 1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY 40504
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University 2.5*
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#9 Family Hotel in Lexington #29 Business Hotel in Lexington
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Downtown at the University of Kentucky UK. This downtown Lexington, KY hotel is located just blocks from the campus of the University of KY UK & minutes from several area hospitals. We are also conveniently located 5 miles from Lexington Bluegrass Airport (LEX) & I-75/I-64 Interstate access. This downtown Lexington, KY hotel is less than 1 mile from the Lexington Convention Center & Rupp Arena. For horse lovers, this Keeneland Hotel is just a short drive from the track, the Red Mile & numerous Kentucky Horse Park events.Our corporate amenities include free high-speed Internet access, meeting room & 24-hour business center. Hospitals: University of Kentucky UK Chandler Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Central Baptist Hospital & Good Samaritan HospitalBusinesses: IBM, Lexmark, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, PNC, Central Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Fasic-Tipton, Ashland & UPSLocal Attractions: Bluegrass Lexington Airport LEX, Keeneland Horse Racing, Lexington Convention Center, Rupp Arena, University of Kentucky, UK Commonwealth Stadium, Red Mile, & Transylvania University.Visit Lexington, KY Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel while attending the following Lexington events:Fayette County High School Graduation 6/4-6/5Junior League Horse Show at the Red Mile 7/6-7/12AAU Basketball 7/13-19 ... more   less 
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