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Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

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1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#59 of 82 in Lexington
Location
4.0
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4.5
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4.5
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Experience our resort’s comprehensive $30-million renovation - completed in November 2021 - and indulge in the upscale amenities including a full service spa, onsite dining, a bourbon and wine tasting loft, and a golf course. Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa's comprehensive renovation touched nearly every space on property – including the guest rooms, presidential suites, conference and meetings rooms, lobby space, front entrance, atrium, spa, outdoor pool, fitness center, golf clubhouse, restaurant and restrooms. Additionally, our resort added three pickleball courts and Café Lex, which proudly serves Starbucks and small bites in the lobby. Guest room upgrades include marble showers, luxury tile, barn doors, and walk-in showers in King rooms. The newly revamped Spa features design by Pottery Barn and the previous hotel atrium was converted into a bourbon-tasting loft with animatic bourbon and wine machines. Guests will also enjoy a complete renovation of the outdoor pool deck, new poolside cabanas, and 7 new fire pits with s’mores kits. Enveloped by the rolling hills of beautiful Bluegrass Country, Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is a true oasis. Offering a secluded atmosphere convenient to area attractions, our resort is known for its Rees Jones designed golf course and ideal location in the “Horse Capital of the World." Located near Keeneland Race Track and Kentucky Horse Park, our new resort entrance and valet area is named “Champions Circle," featuring Lexington area horse farms that have produced Triple Crown winners dating back to 1917. The new 7th floor redesigned suites now pay homage to Lexington horse farms - named after the most distinguished horse farms in the area - Poplar Hill, Hamburg Place, Keeneland, Walmac, Mandysland, and Ashford. Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is ideal for travelers who value privacy and accessibility. Nearby points of interest include the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a collection of distilleries offering facility tours and tasting events. The Bluegrass Bistro onsite offers indoor and outdoor dining. Our resort is also home to indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, 18-hole golf course, full-service spa and 28,000 square feet of event space. Discover luxury accommodations, superior service, and the true spirit of Lexington at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Free wifi in the business center
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Golf course
Hiking
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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C F wrote a review Jun 23
6 contributions
I choose this hotel because it has. A beautiful location and landscape. Staff was not always available and it did not cater for the need of its guests. Bathroom had issue, nothing included in price , no internet no food no drop at airport. Disappointed staff looks at you puzzled when ask for certain things especially in restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback, DiaFranc. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our prime location. We truly value your feedback and we'll address your concerns with our services and accommodations with the appropriate members of our team so we may improve for the future. We look forward to hosting you again next time you're in town. Thank you for taking the time to share, have a great day.
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Michael L wrote a review Jun 1
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is like animal house. They keep the bar open until midnight and all of the rooms are open to the bar. It's extremely loud, people clapping and it's like you're in the bar with them. I have no idea why they keep the bar open until midnight on a Wednesday. Do yourself a favor and stay across the street at Embassay Suites, you'll thank me later.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from A K, General Manager at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the feedback, Michael L. We are always working our hardest to provide a high-quality experience for all of our guests. We regret to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. We will share your concerns regarding our bar sound levels with our team moving forward. We would love to have you back so that we can share a better experience with you. We are looking forward to that chance.
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Vacationer564063 wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
Booked my family and friends into the Griffin Gate Marriott. The hotel is lovely after a big renovation that recently completed. My guests loved the facility. Did not hear any complaints. Thanks to the staff for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from A K, General Manager at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the splendid review! It's fantastic you had such an excellent experience at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa and that our team took such great care of you. We want you to feel right at home as soon as you walk through our doors! Our team will love to hear they made such a wonderful impression on you. We look forward to hosting you again soon so we can share another amazing experience with you.
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Joni B wrote a review May 2022
Ventress, Louisiana86 contributions56 helpful votes
As a longtime Marriott (now Bonvey) member, I’ve seldom felt the need to write a less than stellar review for a property. I’m doing so now in the hope that management will consider improvements. My daughter and I stayed 4 nights to attend the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event. Driving up from Louisiana, we spent literally hours attempting to get information about our stay. Online chat garnered no response. The automated response to phone calls yielded hang ups, endless on hold time and a circular loop of calls to various areas (front desk, restaurant, spa) that never reached a person willing to even listen to the question. We checked in online and stayed in room 549. Unfortunately, it didn’t get better at the hotel. We’re fine with carrying our own luggage, but never found a cart, parking attendant or hotel employee to assist in any way. Mobile keys did not function, and we got key cards eventually. The restaurant in the lobby will not take phone orders, requiring guests to shoulder shove in a crowded bar for food, and we never saw a host or hostess. There is a coffee shop in the lobby, open only in the morning, and they sell a limited menu of Starbucks products. Baristas were overwhelmed and discourteous. We had no housekeeping Friday, for which an apology note was slipped under our door. We’ve stayed in Marriotts through the past couple of years and can clean after ourselves, but the bath soap dispenser was empty upon our arrival and there were blood stains on several pillows. There was cleaning Saturday, but they returned stained pillows to the bed and left the shower gel empty. Summarily, the hotel was clearly understaffed for the weekend, and guests paid the price. We love the LRK3DE, and we are planning next year’s visit, but sadly, at this time, we cannot include this property in our plans.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from A K, General Manager at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Responded May 13, 2022
Thank you for reaching out and reviewing your stay at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort. We apologize for falling short of your expectations for this stay. Like many others in the hospitality industry we continue to feel the effects of being understaffed. We are doing everything we can to return to previous levels of staffing so that we can return to the service you expect. We will follow up on your feedback with our team to reflect on best practices as well. We appreciate you for staying with us and hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future.
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Staci200 wrote a review Apr 2022
Nashville, Tennessee16 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a great hotel with wonderful service. The staff at this hotel goes the extra mile to please you and are extremely friendly. Very clean hotel and great bar. The hotel is updated and the rooms are very clean. This is a quiet hotel that has a wonderful staff Great place to stay. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 24, 2022
Thanks for sharing the excellent review with us, Staci! We're so glad that you had an exceptional experience at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa from beginning to end. It's wonderful to know that our staff treated you so well and made you feel welcome throughout the entirety of your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Thank you again for taking the time to leave your feedback!
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BusinessTraveler87 wrote a review Apr 2022
Minot, North Dakota105 contributions35 helpful votes
Good location for our Safe Tech convention. Nice property, bed comfortable. A little pricey for my taste but overall a decent value. Room was quiet. Would stay here again. Wish the hotel offered and airport shuttle, the one they recommended was too expensive.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 21, 2022
Thanks for the excellent review, BusinessTraveler87! We're delighted your time at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa was so outstanding as providing our guests with an excellent experience is very important to us. It's fantastic you appreciated our prime location, as well as our soundless and comfortable accommodations. That's what we like to see! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Have an amazing day!
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Angela L wrote a review Apr 2022
Etown16 contributions32 helpful votes
The hotel lobby area and bar are very nice with lots of cozy spots to curl up with a cocktail and a book. Food at the restaurant was delicious and reasonably priced. We had the beer cheese appetizer, wedge salad and steak sandwich. All were delightful! My only complaints are the rooms are small and the poll/hot tub area was disgusting. The hot tub was filthy around the edges and there were patches of mold on the concrete from standing water. Yuk! It all needs a good bleaching!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 4, 2022
We appreciate the feedback, Angela. It's unfortunate your time with us was less than ideal. We care about the satisfaction and happiness of our guests. We regret that your room wasn't refreshed properly. It's important to us that we offer our guests a quality experience so we'll address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We hope you give us another opportunity to share a more positive experience with you soon.
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MsEditor2 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio45 contributions27 helpful votes
Beware of AC issues. Quite a few in our group had very warm rooms despite adjusting the temps on the thermostat. Mine was set for 66 but it was humid and felt more like low 70s. Another in our party said temp never got below 78. This made for uncomfortable sleep. The staff were very nice and there are lots of places to sit and enjoy conversation. The renovation showed signs of subpar contractor work with spilled paint, faucets placed crooked, etc. also beware of the resort fee. Clean hotel otherwise.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 19, 2022
We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. We care deeply about the comfort of our guests so we regret the challenges you had with the temperature control system in your room. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'll be sure to address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We do hope you give us another opportunity to share a more positive experience with you soon.
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Bfire012002 wrote a review Jan 2022
Bloomington, Minnesota50 contributions16 helpful votes
Check in was great, staff was super friendly and helpful. Bed very comfortable. Restaurant on site has really good food. It appears that they just completed a very large renovation and that the works done was sub par. Just little things like most likely will not affect your stay. The shower facet was dripping and needed some maintenance work. Many spaces to sit and enjoy throughout the hotel. Spa services but not available in evenings or early morning so wasn’t able to enjoy. Very pretty property and good location. Doesn’t have free Wi-Fi but if you sign up for rewards, which is free you can use it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from A K, General Manager at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 29, 2022
It's wonderful you enjoyed your stay at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa so much! We strive for excellence so we're thrilled you appreciated not only our great team and delicious food, but also our comfortable bedding! Despite this, we are disappointed to hear that our shower, renovation and WiFi did not exceeded your expectations. We will be sure to address your concerns with our team. We can't wait to host you again soon for another amazing experience!
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PaulT60606 wrote a review Dec 2021
Chicago, Illinois133 contributions51 helpful votes
OK - this hotel apparently went through a huge renovation that was completed in Nov 2021. We stayed over the Christmas holiday visiting family. We got a King room with a large balcony. The room was nice and the bed was very comfortable. But the finishes/final touches we just off. Not sure who was doing the flooring or the trim work but if my contractor did that type of work I would want it redone. The bulb in my bedside table was also missing. The balcony outside was HUGE but the door was so hard to open my wife couldn't do it. So the rooms were upgraded but the windows and doors were not touched - at least in our room. It was very windy Christmas eve night and you could hear the wind howl through the window. Also - as the layout of the hotel has a lot of open space it can get quite loud - even on the 5th floor. Positives were the hotel staff. They were more then accommodating, the restaurant had good food and service as well. I would imagine this would be a fun place to go and golf or attend a wedding etc.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jan 1, 2022
Thanks for the 4-star rating and review, PaulT60606! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant time at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa! We strive to offer top-notch service and convenience for our guests. It's fantastic you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and friendly staff so much. That's what we like to see! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you next time. Have a lovely day!
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$194 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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marriott griffin gate hotel lexington, marriott lexington, lexington marriott
LOCATION
United StatesKentuckyLexington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
409
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cracker Barrel, Clarion Hotel Conference Center - North Restaurant, and JW's Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mary Todd Lincoln House (3.1 miles), Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate (4.4 miles), and Latrobe's Pope Villa (3.8 miles).
Does Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.