Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 64 on-ramp in north Lexington, the Embassy Suites Hotel Lexington is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer an all-suite hotel with a free breakfast, meeting/banquet facilities and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned suites offers cable TV, a separate bedroom, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a seating area with a sofabed. Rooms with a six-seat conference table are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $9.95 per day, per device and pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, 14,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines, a free cooked-to-order breakfast and free parking. A complimentary evening reception with light appetizers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is also offered (please contact the hotel for details). On-site dining is available at the Paddock Grille, which serves lunch and dinner daily.
The University of Kentucky and Lexington's city centre are both about a 16-minute drive away, while Walmart Supercenter can be found 5 minutes away by car. Kentucky Horse Park is a 10-minute drive away and Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is roughly a 13-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $9.95/day, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 19, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's breakfast, location, rooms and staff.
The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by many reviewers. They described it as outstanding, delicious, well stocked and satisfying, with a great selection of hot and cold items, attentive staff and a clean dining area.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's location. They found it to be easily accessible as well as close to highway access, shopping, restaurants, downtown Lexington and Kentucky Horse Park.
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, updated, spacious and modern, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers. They were characterized as helpful, efficient, knowledgeable and accommodating.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's value and rooms.
A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's value. They found the added Wi-Fi charge to be expensive and unnecessary and also felt the room rates were overpriced.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their rooms. They reported plumbing issues, dated decor and peeling wallpaper and no in-room safes.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 65 Lexington hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 290 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 67 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 5 reviews.The author called the hotel on November 19, 2013 to verify some information.