We stayed here on the out-skirts of Lexington one night for a concert we were attending at Rupp Arena. Check-in was wonderful, and we were greeted with a friendly smile and polite chit-chat about our stay and the concert that evening. We briefly took a look at the indoor pool (though we didn't swim), and I found it cool to find that they had separate child/adult swim hours (the pool is open an additional hour – until midnight – for adults).
We dropped our bags off at our room and gave it a quick look before we headed out for dinner. Everything met with our satisfaction. The bed was clean and comfortable, and the pillows are amazingly soft (as always - love Country Inn & Suites pillows!). The room was spacious and looked freshly painted, and the bathroom also showed some signs of a new coat of paint and some recent remodeling. The tub was very clean, but we noticed a bit of what looked like lime residue on the showerhead. Nothing that bothered us, really. Everything was in working order and very comfortable. We stock-piled our Coca-Cola cans in the mini-fridge and headed out to dinner.
The area around the hotel is filled with all sorts of shopping and dining places, and we had a good time exploring and just sort of hanging out. It felt like a very safe and clean part of town to be in, and that always sets your mind at ease. It was also very easy to get to Rupp Arena that night (even with the concert traffic), and getting back to the hotel was also easy. I was impressed!
When we arrived back late that night (around 11:45 or so), it was VERY hard to find a parking place in the lot. We found the last one all the way in the back and squeezed into it. On the way into the hotel, there were people gathered outside and one person in their car playing some rather loud music. When we walked in, we saw that the breakfast area had the doors closed and the television on…and a very large group of people were gathered for some sort of party or get-together. The noise from the room was very quiet, and it didn't really bother me. We mostly just wondered what was going on. When we got back up to our room, however, I could still hear the noise from outside – the guy in his car was still playing loud music. After about 10 minutes or so, though, it was turned off. Quiet again.
You could hear some outside hallway noise during the night – random doors shutting, people walking by. But I consider that pretty typical hotel-stuff, and it doesn't affect my night's sleep.
Breakfast was enjoyable the next morning – I especially enjoy the waffles with fruit topping (your choice of strawberries or apples). But they also had eggs, sausage, biscuits, 4 different types of juice, an assortment of cereals, muffins, danishes. I did hear one comment from another patron that they wished the fresh fruit selection was larger (they had apples and bananas available).
Check-out was easy and also pleasant, and we were back on the road again. Overall, a very nice stay, and I would visit again. Thank you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take the first step in ensuring yourself a stress-free Lexington trip by reserving the charming accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lexington, KY. Each conveniently designed room and suite comes with free high-speed Internet access and the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast buffet, served each morning. After a busy day of meetings or flying into nearby Blue Grass Airport (LEX), you can unwind with the heated indoor pool, whirlpool tub and fitness center. Whether you're a fan of horse races, a lover of the arts, or a Wildcat searching for a hotel near Rupp Arena, you're sure to love the Country Inn & Suites. ... more less
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