$103 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 25, 2015 Check-out: Jan 26, 2015

Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

3 stars
1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY 40504
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
35 reviews
Swimming in the winter time...

The room was big and comfortable. The pillows were close to perfect in their softness level. I was... See full review

  • Reg38
  • Nov 17, 2014
great location to the hospital

We stayed here when my husband was interviewing for a job at the University hospital, and it was... See full review

  • KC Cats
  • Oct 22, 2014
Downtown Lexington hotel with free breakfast, Internet and indoor po
The pet-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington - Downtown/University hotel is ideally located right in the middle of downtown Lexington. Thoughtful staff goes out of their way to help guests feel at home. An indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center provide nice options for recreation. Guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet every morning. Professionals take advantage of the free high-speed wireless Internet and business center at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington - Downtown/University hotel.

 

Highlights
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Fitness center
  • Free newspaper delivered to room
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access

 

Rooms
Tastefully decorated rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington - Downtown/University hotel come in a soothing gold and red décor. Guests relax in their comfortable bed and watch cable from the 32-inch flat-screen TV. All rooms include free wireless Internet access, bathtub, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron/ironing board and workdesk with lamp. Suites at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington - Downtown/University hotel also feature Jacuzzi tub, sleeper sofa, microwave, refrigerator and separate seating area.

 

Features
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington - Downtown/University hotel is a close walk to some of the best attractions in Lexington -- from hospitals to the University of Kentucky to downtown cultural sites to the Rupp Arena. The recently-updated lobby features a fireplace and seating area for the complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington - Downtown/University hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center. Free parking is available for all guests.

 

Transportation
  • Blue Grass Airport (6 mi/9.7 km)

 

Attractions
  • Red Mile Race Course (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Stoll Field/McClean Stadium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Lexington VA Medical Center (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Rupp Arena and Lexington Civic Center (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Keeneland Race Course (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Kentucky Horse Park (9.2 mi/14.8 km)

 

Business
  • Business center with computer and printer
  • Complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access
  • Meeting space accommodates up to 60 people

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • University of Kentucky: 0.5 mi
  • Commonwealth Stadium: 1 mi
  • Rupp Arena: 1.2 mi
  • Memorial Coliseum: 1,028.5 mi

Dining

Jalepeno's
Mexican Restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. A local restaurant with authentic Mexican food, a favorite among many who live in Lexington. Every meal starts out with chips and house made salsa. Great food and service!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Bar and Grill within walking distance from the hotel. A great place to catch the game on one of the many tv's that line the walls of this sports bar. Wings and so much more!
Penn Station Subs
Hot sandwiches within walking distance to hotel. This counter service restaurant has a great variety of hot subs, hand cut fries and don't miss out on the fresh lemonade.
Sonic
Fast food within walking distance from hotel. Sonic is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner....but don't forget the sweet treats.
Logan's Roadhouse
A full sevice steakhouse that is within walking distance from the hotel. It serves lunch and dinner: steaks, salads, munchies, and alway a bucket of peanuts on the table, Diners will enjoy the casual atmosphere and good food.
Buffalo Wild Wings
A bar and grill that is within walking distance from the hotel. It is a great place to catch the game on one of the many TV's that line the walls of this sports bar. Wings and so much more!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (35)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reg38
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17, 2014

Swimming in the winter time...

The room was big and comfortable. The pillows were close to perfect in their softness level. I was able to go swimming (Cali guy) when it was 35 degrees outside in their lovely indoor heated pool/spa. I enjoyed my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub, great food, great environment.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KC Cats
Business
Kansas City, MO
Oct 22, 2014

great location to the hospital

We stayed here when my husband was interviewing for a job at the University hospital, and it was only a few minutes away, and we certainly could have walked if we wanted to. The breakfast was fine, and our room was nice and clean. No complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Derby Girl Rae
Business
Clemson, South Carolina
May 5, 2014

KY Derby trip

Great location to stay after the excitement of the Derby, only about an hour out of Louisville. Rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was courteous and check in/out was fast and efficient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Papa Bear D
Business
Raleigh, NC
Apr 7, 2014

Good value

Very clean, comfortable room. Good location relative to UK. Thermostat was not functioning and no one came to fix it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Widcat Fan and Mother
Business
Pittsburgh PA
Jan 15, 2014

Wildcat Fan and Mother

Excellent and convenient location for college visits and dropoffs. Onsite free parking near multiple shopping venues and restaurants. Easy in and out!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Recommend D'Sha's downtown.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buck Fan
Business
Ohio
May 20, 2013

In town for a Wedding

Very Relaxing weekend, Staff was great, Hot Breakfast very good and the railroad did not affect us, could not hear it in the room. Would Stay again! O H I O!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

FDI across from the Lux.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
visiting lexington
Business
indianapolis
Apr 15, 2013

great for an overnight stay

this hotel has a great price, a good location, and good accomodations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr. Stupid
Business
Planet X
Nov 29, 2012

Great location if going to UK

Only issue was the noisy train. UK is in walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
derawales
Business
Central Virginia
Nov 16, 2012

Typical Holiday Inn

Nothing special. But it was clean and the staff friendly. The breakfast brunch was a little on the greasy side

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEXINGTON-DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
6toWin
Business
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Oct 24, 2012

Timing is Everything!

My value rating might not be completely fair: I unfortunately booked the night before my stay and did not realize that Keenland (horse races held only in April and October in Lexington) drew so many people and it was UofK's homecoming, etc....so I got about the only room left near downtown Lexington and paid $309.00 per night. Hotel was nothing special - at all - not even a high-end Holiday Inn. It was just okay. The front desk was friendly, however, when the maid cleaned the room, she did not restock coffee, stryrofoam coffee cups (not even glass ones avail), shampoo or lotion. I had to got to the front desk to get more. All that being said - my own fault to wait so long to book on such a busy weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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