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“You get what you pay for” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof Inn Lexington South

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Red Roof Inn Lexington South
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2651 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3301   |  
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Ranked #44 of 66 Hotels in Lexington
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed here overnight on a girlfriend trip to Keeneland horse track. Chose this hotel because of its location, reasonable price and good reviews on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately we were not as impressed as others have been. Location is great: only a short drive to Keeneland, the U of K campus, downtown Lexington, a shopping center or fast food restaurants. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. Very few ammenities in the room - no hair dryer, no Kleenex, a small packet of shampoo buried in a towel, a bar of soap, no extra towels. Very noisy fan in a very small bathroom. Room was relatively clean although we spotted what looked like mold on a few fixtures in the bathroom. Person at the front desk knew nothing about the downtown area and the only restaurant he could suggest was the one where he ate. A very basic place reminiscent of the old roadside motels. We stay at inexpensive hotels because we don't spend much time in the room - but this hotel lacks the ammenities of even other inexpensive hotels. If you stay here, bring your own personal items such as shampoo, hand lotion, dryer - things provided in most hotels.

Room Tip: Bring your own personal items such as hand lotion, shampoo, kleenex, hair dryer.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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redroof184, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Lexington South, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave your response. We do have hair dryers,irons, ironing boards and extra supplies available at the front desk. We are located near many activities and attractions. I thank you again for staying with us and invite you back next time you visit our town.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lexington, South Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was a weekend trip for the guys. Stayed at this motel because it was close to the University of Kentucky. The room was neat and clean and the bathroom was clean. Bed was comfartable as could be expected. The AC in the room wasn't working properly the first night. We went to the office and told them and within about 30 minutes, there was a new unit in the room. This one really worked well..Brrrrrrrrr. For the money i would reccomend this motel unless you are looking for 5 star.

Room Tip: all rooms were in decent location. first floor is always better
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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redroof184, Manager at Red Roof Inn Lexington South, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for choosing us while in Lexington. I am glad we could correct the maintenance problem you had. If you every notice something not working correctly, let us know. We will do our best to make things right. I hope you stay with us again if a return trip every comes up.
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I rarely give hotels 5 stars but this hotels made it . Very clean; over friendly staff, the general manager even talked to us. Good hot breakfast. Rooms are update and adequate is size. The only drawback is the small breakfast seating area. Nice indoor pool. Everything you expect from a hotel at three times the price we paid. We will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a even number room - away from the road.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 hotel reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This motel is in a very good location. There is a lot of shopping very close by. It is right on the hwy, too. The rooms are small but clean. The A/C worked very well. The TV had a loud, sporadic buzz that was annoying. My stay was quiet but I can see how this place could possible get loud.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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redroof184, Manager at Red Roof Inn Lexington South, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for staying with us during your trip. We are located less than a mile from the biggest mall in Lexington. I did contact our television contractor to come and inspect the audio throughout the motel. Again thank you for staying with us and taking the time to post your review. We hope you choose us again if you return to our area.
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Marion, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I spent two nights at this motel over Labor Day weekend. It's a three-story Red Roof that has an elevator. The room was clean, and the mattress was decent. I had a Superior King room, and the refrigerator and microwave were fine. (No freezer compartment in the refrigerator in case that is important.) The motel is conveniently located to restaurants and shopping. It would be possible to easily walk there, in fact. The neighborhood seemed very good. There was plenty of grass for dogs, too. It is definitely a Red Roof that I would frequent on future trips to the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redroof184, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Lexington South, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for your response. We are glad you had a good stay with us. We do have plenty of shopping and eating within a one mile radius. The elevator is very helpful if staying on the upper levels. We thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you in the future.
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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have stayed at many Red Roof Inns and this is one of the worst. The room was not clean and the exterior was in need of attention. Would not stay here again. It would be worth the extra money to stay at a nicer hotel.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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redroof184, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Lexington South, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. I want to apologize for the concerns you had while staying with us. We are now in the process of upgrading the outside of our property. We are doing a lot of painting and cleaning. I think you will see a big improvement if you choose to stay with us again.
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Kentucky
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127 reviews 127 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The best thing about this motel is its location and convenience. I was in Lexington for a medical procedure the next day, and the medical facility was in walking distance, if I had wanted to. It is also a short walk to Starbucks, Red Lobster, K-Mart, and other shops. The price was about the lowest in the area. The minuses are the lack of usual amenities. No refrigerator, no microwave, no hair dryer, and no breakfast. These didn't matter much on this trip since I could not eat and have no hair, but they may be very important to other travelers. The bed was comfortable for what time I was in it, but the bathroom door did not latch, which, for me, was a convenience on this trip. The room was clean enough, but definitely would not pass the "white glove" test. The motel is pet friendly, which was a plus on a previous trip.
Overall, this motel adequately fills the niche for short-term lodging at a reasonable price. It was what I needed on this trip.

Room Tip: If you are in town for medical reasons, ask for the medical discount. Staff was very accommodating.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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redroof184, Manager at Red Roof Inn Lexington South, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. Our property is located near many of the medical facilities in Lexington. I can assure you that the maintenance issue with be corrected immediately. We thank you for staying with us and hope you choose you for any future lodging needs.
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Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Lexington South

Address: 2651 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3301
Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 66 Hotels in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn Lexington South 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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