Close to I-75. Check-in was swift - - probably the quickest we've experienced.. As the hotel GM mentioned in response to an earlier review we requested a room with the new upgrades - - and king-size bed - - non-smoking. The receptionist accepted our $69 Hotels.com (formerly Room Saver) coupon. We stayed 3/1/2013.
Our room was on the ground floor (hotel only has two floors - - don't think there is an elevator) off an internal corridor.
The lobby is decorated nicely with on open stairway to the second floor. There is a (24) hr. coffee maker in the lobby. The carpeting in the well-lighted corridors looks new.
Our room was very large and clean - - king-size bed with very comfortable memory foam mattress, new pull-out couch, microwave, small refrigerator (both looked new), large flat-screen TV, coffee table and work desk with computer chair. Our room was well lighted with a floor lamp, desk lamp, two bedside lamps and a foyer light.
The bathroom was small but clean (no mold) - - new curved shower rod and shower curtain
and new mirror and over-the-mirror light. The bathroom was freshly painted.
There are two computers and a printer just off the lobby for guests to use.
Being a former Holiday Inn there is a holidome with a large pool, hot tub and game arcade which we think kids will enjoy.
The restaurant is connected to the hotel - - it was just down a short corridor from our room.
The free buffet breakfast was probably one of the best we've experienced. Each guest needs
a ticket which we got at check-in. The buffet was extensive - - already-prepared oatmeal (not in a package), (3) cold cereals, several juices, apples & oranges, pancakes, scrambled eggs, diced potatoes cooked with peppers and onions, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, bagels, coffee..
We ate from china plates and coffee cups and real silverware - - not styrofoam and plastic.
There were three buffet attendants who kept everything well stocked.
The only negative thing - - a maid was vacuuming the end corridor about 6:15 A.M. - - it didn't bother us though as we were getting an early start after the buffet breakfast which opened at 6:30 A.M.
We will stay here again when passing through Lexington on our way home from our three-month winter stay in Myrtle Beach, SC
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy well-appointed accommodations and exceptional amenities at Clarion Hotel Convention Center North. We’re close to many exciting attractions including Kentucky Horse Park and the University of Kentucky. With a free shuttle to and from Blue Grass Airport and over 13,000 square feet of meeting space, our hotel is ideal for any type of travel. We are also near The Red Mile Race Tracks, Lexington History Center, Mary Todd Lincoln House, American Saddlebred Museum, Jean Farris Winery, Equus Run Vineyards, Georgetown College, Commonwealth Stadium, Fayette Mall and Transylvania University. Enjoy relaxing and exciting on-site recreation, whether you’re traveling with kids or a kid at heart. Our FunDome Recreational Center features an indoor pool, basketball court, video arcade, and plenty of fun for adults too. You’ll never miss a minute of the action with our on-site sports bar. Plus, you can even bring Fido along with you and enjoy our pet-friendly accommodations. All of our spacious guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, microwaves, and refrigerators. Long-distance travelers will appreciate our guest laundry services. Some rooms have sofa sleepers, desks, and activity tables. Get together at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center North. Lexington hotels like ours provide the social atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to meet up with friends family and colleagues for any business or special occasion. Book now! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Lexington
- Lexington Holiday Inn