We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“very pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Lexington

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Howard Johnson Inn Lexington to your Saves list
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2241 Elkhorn Rd, Lexington, KY 40505   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Plan Ahead & Save 15%
Ranked #36 of 68 Hotels in Lexington
Write a Review

383 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    77
    133
    94
    44
    35
See reviews for
192
62
26
48
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Herndon, Virginia
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for two nights while visiting family. The room was clean and the bed was fairly comfortable. Staff was friendly and we weren't bothered by noise. Breakfast was good with a lot of selections. The hot option was prepared french toast which you then heated up in a toaster. My husband said it was ok. There weren't any eggs. I opted for cereal (4 choices) and they also had a selection of danish and donuts. Nothing fancy, but not bad. Unfortunately, the free internet was slow and unreliable. Cracker Barrel is right across the street. Overall, the hotel was good especially considering the price, and was a good location for access to the interstate.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca B, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for staying here with us at the Howard Johnson. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps us provide our guest with the best service possible. We look forward to seeing you soon during your next visit. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 859-293-2202.

Thank you,
Rebecca (Manager)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Formerly the Best Western Regency Inn, I didn't know what to expect with the name change, but I was pleasantly surprised. Nice, clean rooms, good breakfast choices. Convenient to I-75. Very friendly & helpful staff. No elevator.

Room Tip: No elevator, so choose a lower floor if you have a lot of luggage. Upper rooms are quieter.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca B, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for staying here with us at the Howard Johnson. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps us provide our guest with the best service possible. We look forward to seeing you soon during your next visit. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 859-293-2202.

Thank you,
Rebecca (Manager)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Syracuse, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here during our trip to Lexington and we were very surprised and pleased by the hotel.
The room was very large and extremely clean. We heard no noise emanating from outside or other rooms. The air conditioning was wonderful.
Breakfast was the standard fare but very ample.
There was no refrigerator in the room but the ice machine sufficed.
There were a lot more cable channels than I've seen at any other hotel.
There is continual night time security making rounds.
Very close proximity to major highways.
Rebecca at the front desk was really friendly and outgoing. Jim at the main desk seemed annoyed to have to cram in work which disturbed his continual smoking break.
The swimming pool is large and will need repairs in the future. Only three of the jets in the hot tub worked.

All in all, the hotel was super which made our trip to Lexington even better. Thanks!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca B, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for staying here with us at the Howard Johnson. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps us provide our guest with the best service possible. We look forward to seeing you soon during your next visit.

Thanks,
Rebecca (Manager)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed here for one night after traveling back from Myrtle Beach, SC. The receptionist was nice, however, she acted like she did not want to be there. Once we get into our rooms, it smelled kind of funny and we just had that overall feeling like the hotel was not clean. My in laws accidentally locked themselves out of their room and we were able to go get another set of keys for them but I think they charged us another night's stay. There is an extra charge on my credit card that is the same exact amount of the room rate. The only good thing was that the continental breakfast was really good. Next time we will find a different place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca B, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for staying here with us at the Howard Johnson. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps us provide our guest with the best service possible. We look forward to seeing you soon during your next visit. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 859-293-2202.

Thank you,
Rebecca (Manager)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Howard Johnson Inn Lexington? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Lexington

Address: 2241 Elkhorn Rd, Lexington, KY 40505
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Lexington 2*
Number of rooms: 110
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Wyndham, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Odigeo and Hotels.com so you can book your Howard Johnson Inn Lexington reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Regency Hotel Lexington
Best Western Lexington
Lexington Best Western

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.