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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University

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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
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 74 out of 100
49Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Horrible night of sleep Due to the loud trains. Might be better if on opposite side of hotel, but I hardly Got any sleep. Bathroom was a little dirty with stray hairs in the corner which I find to be a problem. Breakfast was fine and overall room Was fine. Wouldn’t stay
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi sd509, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is great to read that you appreciated our room and breakfast. I am sorry to learn some issues you had with the cleanliness of the bathroom and the noise challenges you experienced. We aim to be able to support you in your journey to success and your comments value to us. I have shared this with the management team to be able to identify the areas that may benefit from additional attention. Thank you for being our guest and hope that you will give us another chance to make your stay as delightful as it can be. Best, Christian C. Case Manager IHGService
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holiday inn express and cinnamon buns are a reason for choosing hotel. the second morning of our stay, no cinnamon buns!!!! the rooms were clean, beds comfortable. the second day our room was not cleaned, no new towels, bed not made, no coffee cups, etc. called downstairs
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University
Responded 3 weeks ago
virginiasuitcase, It seems you were more disappointed than impressed on your most recent stay with us. I'm really sorry about the issues you had with our housekeeping service, location and breakfast selection. This definitely fell short of our goal of making everyone feel at home at our hotels. Don't worry though as I've already gotten in touch with the hotel management about this. They'll make sure that actions are taken so similar situations won't occur again. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! I just hope what happened won't deter you from trying us out again. If you do, we promise to make your stay a lot better next time. Regards, Joel A Case Manager IHGService
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The location of this HIE is excellent if you're in Lexington for anything at UK or the hospital. It's easy to get into and out of and close to shopping, dining, grocery stores; anything needed. There is a busy street in front of it and one to the side, and a very busy train
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Employees were very nice, room wasn’t bad. Found a dead bug under our mattress. The heater smelled anytime it came on. When we tried going to sleep, took us a long time due to a ton of noise coming from the second floor. As we were heading out for dinner, sounded like a “heard
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University
Responded 28 Jan 2019
Hello Nick T, Thank you for taking a moment to let us know how we're doing; we value feedback of all varieties. Our staff will be pleased to hear that they made quite the impression on you. On the other hand, it sounds like we missed the mark in a couple areas on our room upkeep, and for that I am truly sorry. This is obviously not the typical IHG experience we take pride for. Don't worry, I took the necessary steps to ensure our management gets to read your post and review these things that came up short. Please stay with us again for a more gratifying experience. Sincerely, Krysllin G. Case Manager IHGService
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We stopped here randomly on a Saturday evening driving back from Florida. The room was cheaper than google stated (by ten dollars). It's in a great location and about a 5 dollar uber anywhere. The room was spacious with a fridge and microwave. Bath and Body works products. The
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Are there microwave ovens in the rooms?
We had a king suite and there was a microwave and fridge in the room
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Can you walk to the campus, if so how far to the central part of campus?
It would be a long walk along busy highway (Virginia Avenue). I don't recall seeing sidewalks along part of Virginia. It is a short drive to campus though, so an intrepid person could probably walk. We got lucky and found parking spots near where we wanted to be. The Hotel is nice and clean. We were only there overnight and were only back and forth to campus twice. So we might have missed some walking route. It would have to be about a mile from center of campus. You might call the hotel and ask them.
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Do they provide airport shuttle transportation to bluegrass airport
Hi Yvette! Unfortunately, this location does not have an airport shuttle. However, taking a taxi or uber from the Bluegrass Airport shouldn't cost you any more than $10-$15. Thank you!
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"Park by an access door and use keyed entry to easily head up to rooms via stairs or elevator."
"indoor pool, hot tub, good breakfast choices, fitness room, close to good restaurants"
"You are beside a city street and trains (tracks adjoin the back parking lot) do run at night."
"Try a different hotel, away from the rail tracks."
"Fourth floor was quiet and easily accessable"
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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