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“Wonderful Pet Friendly Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lexington North)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 65 hotels in Lexington
Louisville, KY
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful Pet Friendly Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have stayed several times at this Clarion Hotel and especially love their pet friendly attitude (they even have a special sign at the front desk welcoming pets). The free hot buffet breakfast is probably the best we've ever had! The Clarion Hotel is very conveniently located right off the interstate, but very quiet as well. Love the memory foam bedding; will definitely be back again soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for being a repeat guest. We are happy to accept your pet and really appreciate your glowing comments. The Tempurpedic mattresses are a great asset and we are proud to offer them as well as Serta mattress options.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Thank you,
Melissa McGuire
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Very close to the interstate with an easy on and off. The room was clean and the staff was helpful. The bar had a great selection of bourbon and also an ongoing poker crowd and action for those so inclined. The attached restaurant was very convenient with decent food. The complimentary hot breakfast is one of the best I have ever enjoyed. Got a great rate with a coupon we picked up at the Visitor Center.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for choosing Clarion Hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we can't wait to see you again soon.

Sincerely,
Melissa McGuire
General Manager
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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Clarion for their New Years Eve bash. We had a wonderful time! What an awesome party, there was different types of music in different areas, for everyone. The room was very nice. The bed was super comfortable!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing Clarion Hotel. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed New Years Eve. We hope to see you again on New Years or even earlier.

Thanks again for staying with us and for your wonderful comments.

Sincerely,
Melissa McGuire
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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Had a great time for New Year's Eve! The kids played in the "Fun Dome" which is huge while we played in the Ball Room. Older hotel but very nice. Friendly staff and the bed was very comfortable! Looking forward to next year!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for spending your New Years Eve with us. I am so glad to hear that you had a good time. The hotel prides itself on having something for everyone and New Years Eve is no exception.

Once again thank you for choosing Clarion Hotel and we can't wait to see you again.

Sincerely,
Melissa McGuire
General Manager
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Milwaukee, WI
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
94 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Pros:
-really nice rooms, don't let the old exterior fool you
-location
-on site restaurant
-gaming room is large and a unique thing for a hotel
-basketball court

Cons:
-fitness room is lacking in weight

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the FunDome area and our restaurant. While the property had been around for a long time we always strive to provide the best room possible while offering great amenties so our guest have a wonderful experience. I appreciate the feedback on the fitness room and will look into some other options. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience.

Once again thank you for choosing Clarion Hotel and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Melissa McGuire
General Manager
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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was our first Clarion stay... the rooms at this property (don't know if it's the whole brand too) needed some updating. Everything was a little worn. HOWEVER, we have three children and after 6 hrs in the car that day, they wanted a pool! The pool is huge for a hotel and it is adjacent to a basketball court and large arcade... we usually don't let the kids in the arcade but it was a nice reward after a long day of travel. If it was just my husband and I, I would have given the hotel 2 stars, however, if the pool is important to your family you should definitely give it a try.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
I am glad to hear that your family enjoyed the FunDome area. It is a wonderful place for kids and adults. In regards to the renovation we have renovated over 100 of our rooms so far. We are continuing to make improvements but until all rooms are complete just ask the desk the next time you make your reservation for a room with the new upgrades. As long as they are available they will be happy to assit you.
We appreciate your business and we can't wait to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
Melissa McGuire
General Manager
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Port Sanilac, Michigan
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Our first Clarion Hotel stay. We used Choice Hotel points to book our stay and were very pleased. Clean, comfortable, better than usual breakfast, very nice amenities, friendly staff. Highly recommend. Nice pool area.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clarionlex, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thank you so much for choosing Clarion Hotel Lexington KY. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we met or exceeded your expectations.

Once again thank you and we can't wait to see you again.

Sincerely,
Melissa McGuire
General Manager
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Lexington
Lexington Holiday Inn
Address: 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lexington North)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Lexington
#26 Family Hotel in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is located in North Lexington. Ky Horse Park and Rupp Arena are close by attractions. Free airport shuttle available. Free hot breakfast.Free Wi-Fi available. ... more   less 
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