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Lexington, KY: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Lexington center is approximately the area of Lexington Art League and the area of Lexington Center.

Welcome to Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World. Whether you're looking for downtown accommodations or a budget-friendly motel with straightforward amenities, Lexington doesn't disappoint. As the second largest city in Kentucky, Lexington sits in the heart of the Bluegrass region. Louisville may have the Kentucky Derby, but Lexington is renowned across the world for its thoroughbred horse breeding.

Lexington was first founded in 1775, although the city wasn't officially chartered until 1782. By the early 19th century, Lexington's population was booming. Residents referred to their city as The Athens of the West. With this history, it's no surprise that many sites in Lexington are on the National Register of Historic Places, including an African Cemetery (The Cemetery of the Union Benevolent Society No. 2), the James Allen House, Ashland Park Historic District, the John C. Breckinridge Memorial, Christ Church Episcopal, and the Confederate Memorial Monument on West Main Street.

Travelers flock to the city for its deep-seated Bluegrass culture, horse-related attractions, historic museums, local breweries, and sports venues. Whatever your reasons for visiting Lexington, finding the right hotel can allow you to enjoy all the attractions the city has to offer. More from this guide...

Lexington Hotels/Accommodations

University Inn Hotel 1229 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40503 Website
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$62
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call
Comfort Suites Lexington - Lexington 3060 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY 40513
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$59
Average 3.5 /5 Review Score Call
Crosslands Lexington Patchen Village - Lexington 2750 Gribbin Dr., Lexington, KY 40517 Website
  • Low-priced property
  • 60 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$32
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Candlewood Suites - Lexington 603 Adcolor Dr., Lexington, KY 40511
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 80 suites
From$64
Very Good 4.5 /5 Read Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott Lexington North - Lexington
+1-888-305-3366
1080 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Hampton Inn Lexington Medical Center / Uk in Lexington 1953 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40503
  • Mid-scale hotel
From$104
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Embassy Suites Hotel Lexington - Lexington
+1-800-997-5149
1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Home2 Suites Lexington University / Medical Center - Lexington 126 East Lowry Lane, Lexington, KY 40503
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$82
Very Good 4.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Lexington : 2601 Richmond Rd. 2601 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40509
  • High end Suburban property
  • 155 rooms in hotel
From$102
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott
+1-800-997-5148
3110 Wall St., Lexington, KY 40513
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Hotel has 104 suites
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5 Read Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott
+1-888-690-5247
3100 Wall St., Lexington, KY 40513
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5 Read Reviews Call
Fairfield Inn 3050 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY 40513
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 60 rooms
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Country Inn & Suites : 2297 Executive Dr. 2297 Executive Dr., Lexington, KY 40505
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$94
Very Good 4.5 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Lexington 2255 Buena Vista Rd., Lexington, KY 40505
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$95
Very Good 4.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Guesthouse Inn & Suites : 2261 Elkhorn Rd. 2261 Elkhorn Rd., Lexington, KY 40505
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast
From$45
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Residence Inn South Hamburg 2688 Pink Pigeon Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40509
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Towneplace Suites Lexington South / Hamburg Place - Lexington 1790 Vendor Way, Lexington, KY 40509
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$62
Very Good 4.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Lexington 1780 Sharkey Way, Lexington, KY 40511
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$87
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Hilton Lexington / Downtown in Lexington
+1-888-305-3366
369 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 12 suites in property
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
Hyatt Regency Lexington : 401 West High St.
+1-800-881-1523
401 West High St., Lexington, KY 40507
  • High end Convention Center hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Springhill Suites by Marriott : 863 South Broadway 863 South Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Downt 1000 Export St., Lexington, KY 40504
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 22 suites
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
The Campbell House - Lexington
+1-800-230-4134
1375 South Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 26 suites
From$69
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
  • High-end Resort property
  • Fitness center on property
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
Clarion Hotel Lexington 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
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When to Visit Lexington, Kentucky

Kentucky has mild weather year-round, with four distinct seasons. Fall is a glorious time to visit as the leaves turn various shades of red, orange, and yellow. Keep in mind, however, that most of the horse farms are at their busiest during the fall, especially in October during one of the city's high visitation seasons. To save some money on your accommodations and avoid the crowds, plan your autumn visit in September or November instead.

Spring is also a busy time, thanks to Lexington's outdoor attractions. With flowers and pleasant weather, spring visits enable you to miss the hottest summer months. Hotel rates tend to go up in May, but March and April always offer better prices, making them the best months to visit.

Lexington's low season is from January to February when the weather is cold. Accumulation is rare, but don't be surprised if you see snow during this time of year. While winter isn't the best time for experiencing the city's outdoor attractions, you'll still enjoy the lowest rates and least amount of crowds.

May to August in Lexington is bustling. While Kentucky is an affordable state to visit, hotel rates tend to be higher during the summer months, so budget accordingly.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Lexington, KY:

seasonality of hotel rates in Lexington

Lexington by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Lexington, KY. You can use these illustrations to calculate the best time period to stay in Lexington for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Lexington, Kentucky

4 Star Average Prices: $137.17

Would you prefer luxury accommodations in Lexington? Consider the Embassy Suites Lexington, located six miles from the Kentucky Horse Park. This four-star, all-suite hotel features guest suites with separate living areas, coffee makers, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access. Upgraded suites add pull-out sofas, bedrooms, and free beverages and snacks. All guests enjoy a free cooked-to-order breakfast, an indoor pool, fitness center, ballroom, business center, evening appetizers and drinks, an on-site restaurant and bar, and free parking.

If you need direct access to the Lexington Center convention and shopping complex, book a room at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. This four-star hotel features granite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, free parking and airport shuttle service, event spaces, an indoor pool, a bar and grill, and atrium. Some guest rooms include glass balconies with atrium views, while suites add dining areas and an extra living space.

Hilton Lexington Suites is a four-star hotel connected to The Mall at Lexington Green via a walkway, making this property a convenient, upscale accommodation. The property features an informal atrium, fitness center, restaurant and lounge, outdoor pool, and free airport shuttle. Each two-room suite offers separate living areas, custom-designed beds, two flat-screen TVs, and paid Wi-Fi.

Other four-star accommodations in Lexington include the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lexington-Downtown/University, Courtyard Lexington Keeneland/Airport, and Courtyard Lexington South/Hamburg Place.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Lexington

Affordable Hotel Options in Lexington, Kentucky

3 Star Average Prices: $108.80

Finding an affordable accommodation in Lexington is simple. You'll find a number of budget motels throughout the city that offer basic rooms and prime locations.

The Super 8 Lexington Winchester Rd near I-75, for example, is only 15 minutes from the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the family home of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. This Super 8 motel offers complimentary continental breakfast, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and free parking. You can also bring your pet with you.

Knights Inn Lexington is another smart option. Some rooms feature kitchenettes to allow you to save more money on dining, plus you'll get free breakfast and have access to the pool.

Days Inn & Suites Lexington is conveniently located off I-75, five miles from the University of Kentucky. Guests enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor pool with hot tub, fitness facility, business center, free parking, and complimentary airport shuttle.

Other affordable Lexington accommodations include the Red Roof Inn Lexington South, Sleep Inn, and Clarion Hotel Conference Center.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Lexington

2 Star Average Prices: $85.98

2 Star Hotel Prices in Lexington

Where are the real discounts in Lexington

If you know where you want to stay, you can save more money on your Lexington getaway by taking advantage of discounts. AARP members, for instance, can save anywhere from 5 to 20 percent off the best available rates at area hotels. This discount includes the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, Quality Inn Northwest, Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington, and Comfort Suites, among many others.

Holiday Inn offers several ongoing offers, including a government employee and military discount. Booking your room early can also mean big savings.

Staying at a Marriott property like SpringHill Suites Lexington Near the University of Kentucky can also mean big savings. Look for long-term and last-minute discounts. Marriott also discounts seniors, AAA members, and military personnel, and offers special corporate rates.

If you're a hotel rewards member, you can also take advantage of your membership benefits, which could mean earning a free night during your stay. Many Lexington accommodations offer discounts for AAA membership, so be sure to call ahead and ask before booking.

Best Value Options in Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington has many mid-range hotels that offer plenty of value for the price. The Hyatt Place Lexington is a modern hotel less than six miles from the Ashland Museum. The property features straightforward rooms with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and upgraded rooms with separate living spaces. A hot breakfast is included with your stay, making the deal enticing and attractive.

Residence Inn Lexington South/Hamburg Place is ideal for extended stays. Choose from studios to two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, work desks, and weekday evening socials. The property also contains an outdoor pool, fitness room, hot tub, picnic area, convenience store, and tennis court.

For a sleek place to stay in the heart of the city, SpringHill Suites Lexington Near the University of Kentucky is a prime choice. This three-star hotel sits across the street from the famous Red Mile horseracing track and is within walking distance of the university. A hot breakfast buffet and parking are included, and guests can enjoy an indoor pool and whirlpool. Suites come with kitchenettes, pull-out sofas, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Some suites also offer track views.

If you plan to golf during your stay, head to the Holiday Inn Express three miles from downtown Georgetown. While located outside of Lexington, this modern property sits about a mile from Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club. The facility features tasteful rooms and suites with a free breakfast buffet and cozy lobby lounge.

Top Lexington, Kentucky, Restaurants and Attractions

With so many equestrian-related events and historic attractions in Lexington, knowing how to plan your itinerary can feel overwhelming. If you want to experience the city like local, first savor Lexington's delicious heritage. The city brims with distinct eateries, breweries, and bourbon distilleries that make this city a culinary marvel.

Be sure to travel the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for the region's best tastings and distillery tours. If you like your bourbon with some Cajun and Creole eats, head to Bourbon n' Toulouse on Euclid Avenue for some unforgettable cuisine.

Table Three Ten on West Short Street is a chic favorite among locals, offering seasonal farm-driven American fare that gives you the opportunity to fully taste Lexington's flavors. If you prefer a no-frills eatery with vegetarian options, head to Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine on Fieldstone Way. With many great drinks and food to experience in Lexington, you won't totally run out of options.

If you're short on time and want to visit the city's highlights, you don't want to miss a few of these attractions. Kentucky Horse Park is simply a must-visit spot. This world-famous attraction offers a visitor center and the International Museum of the Horse, which features the prestigious Calumet Trophy Collection. Other notable spots include Lexington Cemetery, Mary Todd Lincoln House, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, and the Waveland State Historic Site.

Wherever the road in Lexington leads you, you're bound to something distinctive about this city's heritage. Whether you choose an upscale hotel as your home base or a budget-friendly accommodation with a convenient location, your hotel experience in Lexington can be as unforgettable as the attractions you discover during your visit here.

Verified reviews of the city of Lexington

Below are reviews of the city of Lexington, KY from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Kentucky Horse Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Kentucky Horse Park is a must see and we also enjoyed Ashland.

, from 27-Jun-2016
"Basketball Tournament"
Score 5.0 / 5

Were there for basketball tournament so didn't really see much of Lexington, but it is a great area to visit.

, from 16-May-2016
"Loved It"
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy to get around town, horse farms on the outskirts are beautiful and unique. Heart of the Bluegrass.

, from 02-Jan-2016
"Wouldn't Live Anywhere Else"
Score 5.0 / 5

I work and reside in Lexington. Great city with a growing potential.

, from 03-Aug-2015
"Love Lexington"
Score 5.0 / 5

If you love horses, you'll love Lexington! The Kentucky Horse Park is a must!

, from 25-Jun-2015
"Nice Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

KBA Center was great. Downtown was beautiful and we ate at a burger joint that was awesome!

, from 21-Jul-2014
"Charity Group Travel to Lexington."
Score 5.0 / 5

As a Mission Choir, we were in Lexington to visit nursing centers and homeless shelters, Hospitals, Churches, etc. So we didn't visit any attraction in the city, However we did visit the nearby Artisan's Village of Berea, and enjoyed seeing artisans at work and the many shops in Berea that had unique hand made things to buy.

, from 30-Jun-2014
"The Thoroughbred Center"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved Lexington: lots of history, beautiful horse farms. Thoroughbred Center was very interesting. Saturday farmer's market was fun!

, from 08-Jun-2014
"Gorgeous Landscape"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lexington was beautiful; clean, well manicured with green rolling hills.

, from 07-Apr-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Lexington, KY shown above is 4.8 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
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