My husband, my sons (ages 7 and 11), and myself stopped on our way home from Pennsylvania. After a long day of driving, we choose this hotel because it had two pools and a restaurant. We did not feel like getting back in the car and driving into Lexington to eat at a restaurant.
Positives: Great Pools- wish all hotels would have pools like these. Big, deep, and plenty of room for the boys to jump in, splash, swim, and play without neccessarily making everyone around the place want to leave.
Cons: The restaurant is NOT a restaurant. They need to take this off of the hotel description on the website! The person working in the restaurant was a WONDERFUL, KIND, and HARDWORKING women who made sure our time in there was the best it could possibly have been. This restaurant is one women as the waitress and the cook with a fry-daddy and a microwave!!! That IS IT! Nachos: cheez whiz, canned chili, salsa, lettuce and sour cream packets. Cheese pizza: generic Totinos frozen pizza. Chicken strips and fries were from Wal-Marts freezer section (although they did taste pretty good). Our bill came to $45!!!!!
I think if a hotel offers this that is fine, but we were counting on a restaurant! To me, this is false advertising and a gimick! We tipped our server well as she DESERVED IT! Obviously she is doing the BEST anyone could given the circumstances.
The rooms were old and the bathroom needed a good scribbing... obvious mold in the shower.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the pools, but really wished for better food options/ truth about what kind of restaurant they actually had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clarion Hotel Conference Center South Lexington, conveniently located on I-75 and Exit 104, is only minutes away from the popular attractions like Keeneland, University of Kentucky, Rupp Arena, and the Kentucky Horse Park. Adesa, Overnite Transportation, Amazon, St. Joseph and Shriners Hospitals, Ashland Oil, and Kentucky Basketball Academy are less than 15 minutes from the hotel. Clarion Hotel Conference Center South Lexington offers heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, whirlpool, business center, and fitness room. Parking and wireless internet access is always free, and guests will love the daily complimentary hot breakfast bar. Bennigan’s Restaurant is open daily offering favorites you know and love. The hotel is a perfect place to hold a business meetings, family reunions, or wedding receptions. Whether you're planning a small meeting of 20 people or a large reception for 300 people, our sales office and on-site catering service staff are ready to make your event a complete success. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Lexington Hotel Lexington
- Lexington Holiday Inn