This is a charming hotel. You can stay in the old, original home (for a higher room rate), or in the newer portion of the hotel, which has lovely rooms as well. I had stayed in another Lexington hotel the night before and switched to the Hampton Inn for a change, and immediately noticed the obvious cleanliness and newness of the rooms and baths. Really comfortable in every way. I had access through a side door and was able to come and go without going through the front entrance - very convenient. The breakfast room was a short walk under an outdoor covered walkway which connects the old to the new building and protects from rain, etc. Very nice - I saw a lovely pool area, not yet open for the season. This hotel is by far the closest to the Washington and Lee, and VMI campuses, and right down the street from the downtown area. Very convenient! Also fills up first when there are events at the schools so book early!