I recommend this hotel without reservation.
- cleanliness: room and bathroom were spotless. bathroom was really sparkling. I think some previous reviewers have confused things being old and slightly worn with them being unkempt. not true. everytime i have stayed here this place has been sanitary and squared away.
-service: Anil has been at this a long time and this hotel is is family business. I had no problems on my stay, but he seems like the kind of guy that would go out of his was to make you happy if something is wrong. definitely more run like a B&B than a large chain hotel.
-location: I can't give it five stars because it's not right in town and thus not in walking distance to anything. (but remember you are paying a lot less than those places also). The plus side is that it is the single closest hotel to the W&L athetic fields, and is really the only hotel on the west side of town. Thus getting in and out of town on the very short 2 mi. drive is really easy. no stop lights, no traffic, no brainer.
-rooms: yes, as some reviewers have pointed out, they're getting a bit shabby. Well, maybe you live in one of these fancy new subdevelopments in big new 4,000 square foot house and are underwater in your mortgage too. Yeah, they're getting a bit aged, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with them. If you are hanging out in your hotel room in Lexington, there is something wrong with you, so get over it.
-sleep quality: very good construction of the hotel since it was built some time ago, and i have generally found it quieter internally than most other newly-built budget chains. However, as with any outside-door, ground floor hotels, you do get car doors and trucks slamming first thing in the morning when everyone gets moving. the mattresses probably need an upgrade sometime soon, but they aren't really any worse than the inexpensive brand new mattresses at brand new discount hotels.
-VALUE: there is no better hotel in Lexington in this category. Very clean, Very close to town, and convenient, and a manager that is willing to please. Oh, yeah, and free breakfast. So long as you don't demand to stay at a brand new shiny hotel, this place is great.
**NOTE: Pricing in Lexington varies wildly depending on horse center events, and University events at W&L and VMI. On these weekeds, this place might get bid up to $150 and night, but then again the Hampton Inn will be probably $225 a night on those weekends, so try to evaluate the pricing in context of the time you are visiting and current events. It is tough to stomach paying $175 a night at ANY days in, but at least you have a place to lay your head!
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