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“Doing the Math with the Drury Inn and Suites Meal Plan”

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Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East
Ranked #22 of 99 Hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2013

A two room King Suite with two flat screen televisions, excellent WiFi, highly functional bathroom with separate vanity, at AAA rates, cost my family $308 for two nights. Results will vary by family, but let’s do a little math on this one.

Drury Inn and Suites in Louisville is the Grandmother of Hotels. They will not let you go hungry. Go to their place and one can gorge themselves with all the popcorn and soft drinks one can consume from 3:00 to 10:00; the next day one can wander down to a breakfast spread of sausage, gravy, eggs, biscuits, seasoned potatoes, fruits, piping hot oatmeal with toppings of brown sugar or raisins, and plenty of orange juice in which to wash it down. Then from 5:30 to 7:00 PM EST, seven days a week, there is a pretty decent dinner served that can include pasta, chicken, baked potatoes, nachos, chips, and more. And all these extras are free (or included in the room rate).

So, let us say that one has a family of four (again, these estimates will vary per family) consisting of two parents and two children. And let us say one goes next door to the Olive Garden. At $15 per meal including drinks, it would be easy to drop $60 plus tip on that family. (Sure, the pasta at OG might be tastier than what the Drury serves up, but at what cost?)

Let’s say your family instead would like to eat at McDonalds. At $6 per meal, that is $24 per dinner. Breakfast would be around $15, conservatively, at the Golden Arches. Long math short, if you choose the Drury Meal Plan, that is a savings of $39 to $75 (again conservatively) per day. That would adjust your true room rate to approximately $75 to $110 per night. Knock out the breakfast of which other hotels offer, and you still are looking at $90 to $125 per night for a hotel that is as wonderful and friendly as all the other reviews on Trip Advisor indicate. Not a bad deal.

The only negative to this hotel is the location just off Hurstbourne which is ultra-busy most of the time. Traffic is really bad. On the other hand, if one isn't worried about the money or traffic, every imaginable restaurant is within three of four miles. Access to interstate 64 is very close as well.

Head to the lobby, eat up, and enjoy the savings.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed here both to and from our destination in North Carolina. Our first night we arrived in time for the free food and drinks. The food consists of hot dogs, chili, soda, baked potatoes chicken strips. This worked out great for our family since we didn't have to eat somewhere else after a long day of traveling.
On our way back a week later, we stayed again. Unfortunately, we missed the meal, but the Assistant Manager honored my previous rate, which saved us about $20 so we ordered a pizza from a place he recommended. He also allowed us to eat in their eating area which was nice. Both visits, all the staff were great and everyone always has a smile on their face. We love to stay at Drury Inns when we can because of the free food, both evenings and breakfast; very clean and up to date rooms, and they allow pets without charging a fee. Very family friendly and I highly recommend them!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Trevor D
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I can always count on the Drury chain to provide a clean and comfortable stay...with my dogs, of course! I love the fact that it is so very pet-friendly. The staff was outstanding and worked their "tails" off. The property was full both nights and they handled it flawlessly. They never ran out of food, which I expected. Zack and Mary...I think I have the names correct...front desk and bartender/caterer...were super nice and always had a smile on. My niece loved the pool...very cool that it was both inside and outside. She also loved the soap dispensers in the shower :) My dad was with us and he couldn't believe the value. They are looking to stay at a Drury for their next trip because of his experience with me. If I had one thing that created a challenge, it would be that our room was on the 4th floor...kinda a jaunt to potty the dog, but not bad. The potty area was wonderful...although, no everyone was picking up after their pet. Not the fault of the property, but very frustrating because it reflects poorly on the responsible pet owners. I also loved the secured parking area...felt very safe there. Love Drury!!! Oooh, one last thing...Drury has the best pillows :)

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank ROBIN S
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed at this hotel and really liked how clean it was and nicely remodeled. It was also very quiet and the fact that they allow pets and have a happy hour buffet included in the fee is really nice for weary travelers. It was quiet too which is always a plus in a hotel and we enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chidimma
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I took our 13 yr. old grandson on a short trip to Louisville. We found our large suite to be a perfect fit for us, we got the bedroom and he got the "living room". We were on a non-smoking floor and found the room to be very clean and fresh smelling. The shampoo, shower gel and conditioner mounted on the wall of the shower were a pleasant surprise: no more little bottles to juggle in the ample sized double sink bath area. Our grandson enjoyed the pool, and we liked the fact an attendant was on duty to supervise the area. The availability of coffee and soft drinks was a nice perk, and the morning breakfast was tasty, with a good selection of foods. The woman manning the buffet did a great job of producing fresh items and also keeping the many tables cleared and ready for the next guests. We didn't sample the evening "kickback", dining area was crowded with families and small children enjoying snacks.
Front desk did a nice job with check-in, and provided area info when asked. There is road construction in the area, making it tricky to enter the area, but all in all a great place, reasonably priced with excellent service.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. We always stay in Drury Inns when on road trips. Their hotels are very pleasant and accommodates families with a pet very well.

The staff was excellent. They helped us extra towels and recovered missing blankets for the fold out couch. They work hard.

The room was nicely redone. We liked staying here and would consider it again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 5thousand
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at the Drury inn on Saturday night with 2 boys and had a great time. The staff was wonderful (Zacary was the most pleasant, hardest worker I have ever seen) the room was clean and the free dinner & free breakfast were good. The pool is half indoor and half outdoor which the kids thought was extra cool :).
We will be back again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank shar615
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Additional Information about Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East

Address: 9501 Blairwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40222-5740
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > East Louisville , Hurstbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
#11 Family Hotel in Louisville
#27 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range: $125 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East 3*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East is located off I-64 in the Hurstbourne area, an east Louisville suburb just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, the Louisville International Airport and The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Guests enjoy a free, hot breakfast every morning and free hot food every evening at our 5:30 Kickback(R). Cold beverages are also available. ... more   less 
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