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“Worse place ever” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Motel

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208 West New Circle Road, Lexington, KY 40505   |  
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Ranked #60 of 64 Hotels in Lexington
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worse place ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Hotel says it has cable u get 15 channels and half dont come in good , says there is a pool , its july and the pool is used as a place for dogs , its july and the air bearly works its hot in ur room , dont look for housekeeping to come to ur room been there for 5 days and never seen one , no microwave or fridge , even tho the sign out front says there in the rooms the water in the faucet smells like sewer . They have bad cockroaches , after the first day , i asked for the rest of money back to go somewhere else , they dont refund , and they dont fix any of the complaints u have , they make excuses .180 dollars to stay there is too much money for a place falling a part.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

The room was only $40, but it was the lousiest $40 I've ever spent. I've stayed in all kinds of $40 motels - some were classy; some were trashy. This was definitely on the trashy end of the spectrum.

1) The room was a smoking room, and it wasn't clear as to when the last time someone had cleaned it or stayed in it. (Even the shower curtain smelled like cigarettes.)

2) There were holes in everything; from the sticky, plastic drapes to the linens and even the shower curtain.

3) The water pressure was so hard I thought it was going to blast off my skin. The shower knobs were practically rusted stuck, and it took all my strength to turn the water on.

4) No towels.

5) Dim lighting: I had to leave the shower curtain half open because the light didn't "extend" that far.

6) The bed was a hollow box (not literally, but it felt that way), and

7) The trash truck came around 6 a.m. and sounded like it was in the room.

Needless to say, it wasn't the most comfortable $40 I've ever spent. In fact, I've spent less on motels that, compared to the Catalina, are luxury spots.

Also, I must note that when spending $40 on a motel, I don't expect a royal palace; however, there is some measure of cleanliness that should be upheld.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Catalina Motel

Address: 208 West New Circle Road, Lexington, KY 40505
Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 64 Hotels in Lexington
Number of rooms: 72
Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Lexington

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