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“LOVELY STAY IN THE HEART OF LEXINGTON - HOLIDAY INN XPRESS”

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University
Ranked #33 of 71 Hotels in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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“LOVELY STAY IN THE HEART OF LEXINGTON - HOLIDAY INN XPRESS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2006

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this property. We are in Lexington VERY often but this was our first stay here. I admit the attractive $89 per nite rate - even during Keeneland - and the location (close to downtown and UK but also just a short drive to Keeneland and the horse farms near Versailles) were most attractive at first...however AFTER staying there we discovered many other reasons to recommend this hotel.

First, the room was like new and very neat and clean with comfy beds. The only drawback is that the room did not have a microwave and we wish there would have a few more channels - TVG, please? The staff was helpful - we had to call for directions as they are a street or two off the beaten path - we noticed other people calling for directions when we were at the front desk checking in, haha. FYI, just follow Broadway out of downtown going toward the Red Mile and the Campbell House. Turn LEFT onto Virginia. This is just across from the Red Mile. Export St. runs right off Virginia. There is a Shell station on the corner.

Now, the best parts of the stay - the indoor pool - warm, easily accessable even for those with mobility issues and when I went in at 10 PM, I was the only one swimming. A real treat! There was also a very nice AND NOT BLISTERING HOT - whirlpool which was a heavenly way to end a LONG day out in the cold, pouring rain. The next morning, we were treated to a nice continential breakfast. Not just bagels and muffins. There was yogurt, all sorts of beverages, specialty coffees, juices of all kinds, toasts, muffins, bagels, fruit, etc...and the BEST warm cinnamon rolls - YUM. These were great! The breakfast room was large and inviting with plenty of tables and chairs for all.

Also, they have free internet access and I needed to print an invoice for business reasons but the printer was acting up so they kindly ushered me into the back office and I was able to use the main computer. I am sure this printer issue will be fixed soon, but it was nice of them to step up and help. So, for value, you cannot beat this newer, clean, accomidating hotel. Bring the swinsuit, even in the winter - it's an indoor pool and save room for those cinammon rolls! Just make sure you mapquest first!

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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2006

I stayed for $80 for one night...could do better on priceline. The hotel staff was very friendly, the room was very clean, and it was within walking distance of UK. I would stay here again. The rate was maybe a little too much.

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  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2006

We just came back from Lexington and had used TripAdvisor as the basis of our selecting the hotel. We were not disappointed. Yes, it is close to the tracks and yes, you can hear the trains on occasion, however, the spacious new CLEAN rooms, the impeccable eye for detail (large, fluffy towels, the down pillows, above the norm choices for breakfast food and the yummy cookies waiting for you at check-in and a gracious hotel staff) as well as being less than 4 blocks from the University makes this the hotel we will return to.

Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2006
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2006

A new and clean facility. Hope you like choo-choo trains...you will hear them all night long. The tracks are very close to this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2006

I thought this was a wonderful hotel! It is brand new, I think they said it was less than one year old. It has a indoor pool that my kids loved and close to numerous restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, it is super!

  • Stayed February 2006, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2006

On a cold, wet night, it was lovely to arrive at the Holiday Inn. My room on the first floor was large, clean, and comfortable. The evening receptionist was very friendly (less so the one in the morning). I believe the standard rate for the room I had is $209, which is a little steep, but I am sure it can be had for less.

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2005

Being a military family, we get to stay at a LOT of hotels on our moves across America. This is one of the BEST Holiday Inn hotels we have EVER stayed at. It is a brand new hotel and everything they have is top-notch. Two free high speed internet computers, hot continental breakfast with cinnamon rolls and such, and a very nice pool and jacuzzi. My family and I would highly recommend this hotel and our only complaint was that we couldn't stay in Lexington longer!

  • Stayed August 2005
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University
Address: 1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY 40504
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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 ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Lexington
#19 Family Hotel in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Downtown at the University of Kentucky UK. This downtown Lexington, KY hotel is located just blocks from the campus of the University of KY UK & minutes from several area hospitals. We are also conveniently located 5 miles from Lexington Bluegrass Airport (LEX) & I-75/I-64 Interstate access. This downtown Lexington, KY hotel is less than 1 mile from the Lexington Convention Center & Rupp Arena. For horse lovers, this Keeneland Hotel is just a short drive from the track, the Red Mile & numerous Kentucky Horse Park events.Our corporate amenities include free high-speed Internet access, meeting room & 24-hour business center. Hospitals: University of Kentucky UK Chandler Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Central Baptist Hospital & Good Samaritan HospitalBusinesses: IBM, Lexmark, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, PNC, Central Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Fasic-Tipton, Ashland & UPSLocal Attractions: Bluegrass Lexington Airport LEX, Keeneland Horse Racing, Lexington Convention Center, Rupp Arena, University of Kentucky, UK Commonwealth Stadium, Red Mile, & Transylvania University.Visit Lexington, KY Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel while attending the following Lexington events:Fayette County High School Graduation 6/4-6/5Junior League Horse Show at the Red Mile 7/6-7/12AAU Basketball 7/13-19 ... more   less 
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