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“Unusual” 3 of 5 bubbles
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University Inn Hotel
Ranked #44 of 71 Hotels in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Severna Park, Maryland
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391 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Unusual”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Nice looking structure from the outside. Clean and airy on the inside. Good exercise room. Great laundry room. And all front desk people were helpful.
My room was advertised as a king/ kitchenette. Was suprised to find just a microwave, coffe pot, small sink, refrigerator and counter top area. No other items provided..i.e., no pots, np dishes, no silverware. So if you are planning to prepare something in the kitchenette area you will be disappointed.
My room also only had wall lights, no lamp on the night table. This I requested and it was quickly provided.
Ceilings are high and rooms were larger than normal. Breakfast was included but more like a Bestwestern than a Hampton Inn breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dennis w
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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West Virginia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

This hotel is located next to UK, their stadiun, basketball arena and several great resturants. The rooms are clean and very comfortable and affordable!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ducpho1970
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ATL
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86 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Stayed at University Inn for 3 nights while our crew visited UK (2 rooms).

The hotel is made up of two converted apartment buildings. The layout is not your typical business traveler hotel. Rooms are spacious but have no desks. The rooms and common areas were kept very clean.

One room, with a queen bed, had a large counter with sink, mini fridge and microwave in the room. The other room had two double beds with no other extras.

The overwhelming positive attribute is the location. Walk across the street to south campus (although its a large campus). It's a ten minute walk to the bookstore / student center and the bars & restaurants along S. Limestone near Ave. of Champions.

Most of the hotel front desk employees are young. There is one particularly useless young man who is new to the area, can't give directions, and thinks "I don't know" is a perfectly fine response to any question a guest may have. Another young lady is extremely helpful.

The "free" continental breakfast is unremarkable - like most. I would stay here again when visiting UK.

Room Tip: One room had two double beds with not much else. The other room had a queen plus a counter with sin...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crackbaby
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Racoon, Kentucky
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

This is not a bad place to stay, it is reasonable and clean. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable....Second time staying there and they have a good variety of rooms...The only downside is there is no amenities and it is next to UK's Hospital so you hear sirens quite a bit..

Room Tip: Dont book this room on Priceline, Am-Express, ETC. You can get better price generally by walking in...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Buster41
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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

The management and staff goes above and beyond to provide everything you need. Rooms clean, bedding plush, housekeeping prompt and courteous.
Continental breakfast, fresh coffee and real creamer 24/7 and selection of teas.
I was there for an extended stay, caring for a loved one at the UK Medical Center, and the staff, knowing this, went above and beyond.
Highly recommend.
Front desk staff fantastic!

Room Tip: All good. Front desk staff works with you to accomodate needs.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan R
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Troy, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

We choose the University Inn as a place for our future in-laws to stay. We were meeting them for the first time and wanted to make sure their stay was enjoyable. The Inn met and surpassed all of our expectations. The rooms were clean, well decorated and the staff extremely pleasant and helpful. We highly recommend it for anyone staying in Lexington.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larry W
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ky
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

Rooms older yet clean. Pillows not comfortable.
Front desk staff very nice and efficient.
Breakfast Lame for the price of the room. Embassy suites are head over heels above this place.
Noisy!!! Can hear everything in nearby rooms so wear earplugs and that MIGHT help.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KYjts
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Additional Information about University Inn Hotel

Property: University Inn Hotel
Address: 1229 S Limestone at Waller Ave, Lexington, KY 40503
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 71 Hotels in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The University Inn offers unique amenities at a value price. We are the closest hotel to the University Of Kentucky Medical Center and Commonwealth Stadium. We offer single, double and king bedded rooms and suites and are a completely non-smoking facility. Special pricing is available for AAA, AARP, groups and medically related stays. We are your home away from home. ... more   less 
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