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“NIce for a Stopover” 3 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Lexington South
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5575 Athens-Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509   |  
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Ranked #33 of 64 Hotels in Lexington
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“NIce for a Stopover”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2007

I stayed at the Days Inn Lexington South for 1 night earlier this month--April 2007.

First Impression:
It's your basic roadside motel, two stories with stairs. Nothing special, but not bad. There was a police car parked adjacent to the lobby the entire time I was there, I didn't know what that was about.

The motel was very easy to find off of the Interstate. You're in the outskirts of town with nothing exciting around, but downtown was only about 10 minutes away down the same road the motel was on. The area seemed pretty quiet and safe.

What's Nearby:
There was another hotel on one side, a Waffle House across the street, and some sort of Gentleman's Club on the other side. I love the Waffle House, but if you wanted to eat anywhere else you'd have to hop in the car for a short ride.

The lobby was very small and plain with no atmosphere and smelled of stale smoke when I checked in. There were a few tables for breakfast.

The young man who checked me in was not rude, but he made no attempt to be friendly or welcoming. I asked him for suggestions for tourist attractions and he said he had no idea what was around there--that seemed strange. He never smiled or seemed to care that I was there. The older man who was on duty when I checked out also wasn't very friendly, but oh well.

Check-in was quick and efficient, no problems, as was check-out. I was given a first floor room facing the front, very close to the lobby, as I requested.

My non-smoking room was fine--old furnishings and everything was well worn, but it was clean and fresh smelling. It was decent size, but I could tell it hadn't been renovated in years. Nothing to rave about. My room was very quiet and peaceful at night.

There's tons of free parking right in front of your room.

The continental breakfast was minimal but toast and juice was adequate for me and I appreciate having a free breakfast anyways. I could sit and watch the morning news before starting my day.

I paid about $48 for my room, which was about right. This hotel is clean and safe, which is all I ask for. But there are no special amenities or perks so anything more than $50 would be too high.

There's nothing much around the hotel (well there's the Gentlemen's Club), so I felt a bit isolated. The lobby was pretty plain (I love a comfortable, warm, nice lobby!!!). There's no pool or business center for checking Internet. Staff didn't go out of their way to be helpful or friendly. The worst part is at breakfast the older man working handled the doughnuts with his hands, transferring them from their box to the serving dish without using tongs. He had been working behind the desk, then began handling the doughnuts without washing his hands. I'm not a germophobe or anything, but I thought this was gross. There also could have been a more expansive breakfast selection.

Tis was a stopover for me as I passed through Lexington. The Super 8 was clean, safe, and pretty comfortable for a low price. But there was nothing special in terms of amenities, customer service, location, or convenience. If you need a room for the night, it's fine, but beyond that just keep looking.

Please email me if you have any questions about the Super 8 Lexington South please email me, JenPerna@aol.com.

  • Liked — Low price, easy to find off interstate, clean, safe neighborhood.
  • Disliked — Staff was not friendly or helpful, nothing much around, minimal breakfast.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2007

Avoid--the room we were given smelled of urine.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — The fact that I was given a room with an unacceptable odor.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2006

I just stayed at this hotel based on two earlier 2005 reviews.
The hotel has been remodeled. It was extermely clean and very-well maintained. Breakfast was modest, but adequate: cereal, donuts, juice and coffee. Good cable with HBO; wireless Internet service.

Host was very freindly and accommodating.
The price: a (weekend) Saturday AAA rate for two double beds: $50.10; with tax about $56. Can't be beat. High Value for the money!
This may be one of the best bargains in Lexington, which is notoriously high with hotel prices...even with the cheaper chains.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2005

at $39 this place is a great value. clean room, good location. would recommend if passing through and looking for a good, cheap spot to stay.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5575 Athens-Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lexington
#25 Business Hotel in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Lexington South 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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