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University Inn Hotel
Ranked #38 of 71 Hotels in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Somerset, Kentucky
1 review
“Would Recommend!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a room there for nine weeks while my Dad was in the ICU at UK. They were always very helpful. They kept our room clean even though we were not there but on the weekends. They knew us by first name when we would check in. When My dad did pass away they sent my family a sympathy Card. I never expected it, but it was so appreciated. I would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. It is not FANCY but I was not there for Fancy I was there for my Dad and Mom..

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Angie B
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Murray, Kentucky
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Love this hotel! I was a bit afraid of what we would find after reading the reviews. But I couldn't pass on the convenient location to the UK campus for the event we are in town for. Yes, I paid a high price, but I love this place! It's not a Marriot or Hilton, but it's just right for our three night stay. Breakfast was fine, our room was neat and clean, and all staff members were very hospitable. Despite being fully booked all three nights, the hotel was quiet. All kinds of fun food options within a couple miles. Refrigerator and microwave in the room made it possible to keep leftovers. Definitely will return!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank pamdjones
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Kentucky
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night with a 76.00 rate from Hotwire. I wouldn't pay any more than that for this hotel. While it is convenient to the hospital and campus, there are nearby hotels that are much nicer. In addition to the sirens, you can clearly hear the train and this hotel backs up to the college party houses on University which even in the winter with doors and windows closed can get loud. The rooms are clean but dated. Plumbing problems seem to be the norm according to the desk clerk. The carpets in the hallways are stained and worn. This place could really use a decor update throughout. I gave this stars because "poor" seemed to harsh, but is was "average" at best.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank 4travelfunKentucky
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Kentucky
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116 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here before surgery at Central Baptist. It is close by. The place is adequate. Rooms are small. There are two buildings. I think we got in the bad building. THE PLACE REEKS OF SMOKE. I am wheezing this morning from the smoke. We tried two rooms. Same smell. This place is not owned by Central Baptist but the hospital has a contract with them for people who live a distance away.

Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank KentuckyKay
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UniversityInnHotel, Owner at University Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
All of our rooms are non smoking and there is a 200.00 charge if caught smoking but at times some people do not provide a credit card because they say they do not have one and pay with cash. We use ozone machines to take the smell out of rooms. If people would respect my property and others and not smoke we would not have these issues.
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Independence, Kentucky
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I stayed here free of charge because we live an hour away and she was scheduled for a medical procedure the next morning. It was very clean. The beds were comfortable. Don't count on the free breakfast to fill you up. Very limited selection. But it was very nice for the Dr to be able to use these rooms for patients

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Kelly C
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

What this hotel lacks in frills, it makes up with its location. It is within walking distance of the UK Hospitals, Commonwealth Stadium and the Kerwin-Blanding complex.

We have stayed at this hotel six times since August, 2013. There are actually two separate three story buildings that make up this complex. We have always stayed in the main building. The rooms are good size and many are adjoining. The beds are comfortable and we have always found the hotel very clean.

The rooms have older style tv's with an adequate cable selection. There is also free internet service that works well. The door key system has been upgraded since our last stay to a key card system.

The bathrooms are adequate with a tub/shower, lower, small style toilets and a sink. Outside the bathroom is a make up area with mirror and outlets. Shampoo and soap are provided. Each room also has a small refrigerator.

A continental breakfast is offered daily featuring juices, fruit, cereal, bread, bagels and pastries.

Depending upon the time of year and UK events, rates have ranged from $105-$140/night.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Thomas N
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Wauconda, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Good location and pretty good value. It's a little costly considering there are no amenities. We found the bed to be very hard and uncomfortable so we didn't sleep well. The king room was very large and clean. Staff was friendly and we had no problems. They offer a free breakfast of toast and Danishes, juice and coffee.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank 3-dog-crazy
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Property: University Inn Hotel
Address: 1229 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40503-1061
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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 #38 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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