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Howard Johnson Inn Lexington

This is a 2 star hotel in Lexington
2241 Elkhorn Road, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.
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Near I-64 and I-75, basic but clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as basic, but clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing highways and restaurants
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several guests thought that their rooms appeared dated
  • A few reviewers complained about unreliable Wi-Fi service
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms and the halls
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 18, 2013
This hotel is situated within a 6-minute drive of the intersection of Interstates 64 and 75. Offering convenient highway access, this property is well suited for exploring the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a desk, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Suites at this hotel also include a mini-fridge, a microwave, a sofabed and a jetted tub. Accessible rooms are also available.

Pets under 75 lbs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, coin-operated laundry machines, ice/vending machines, a business centre and meeting/event space. 

Downtown Lexington is about a 10- to 15-minute drive away and features the Kentucky Theatre, the University of Kentucky, Mary Todd Lincoln House and the Commonwealth Stadium. The Kentucky Horse Park is about 20 minutes away by car, while the Woodford Reserve Distillery is about a 40- to 50-minute drive away.

The Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is a 20- to 25-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 2, 2013: Free breakfast hours.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described their rooms as basic, but clean and comfortable. A couple of other reviewers found their rooms to be spacious. However, there were also several room-related complaints (see below for more details). 

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One guest explained, "I had a last minute project for a family event. When the business center printer wouldn't work the young man at the front desk jumped in and helped print it out on his printer, move a margin or two, and provide a tool to cut it evenly. Amazing support!"

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing highways, restaurants and shopping.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a couple of other guests appreciated the free breakfast. However, a couple of other reviewers did not enjoy the breakfast (see below for more details).

The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.

Several guests thought that the rooms and the halls appeared dated and reviewers specifically mentioned that the carpeting and bathroom fixtures were in need of upgrades. While many guests said that the rooms were clean, a couple of reviewers said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations. A couple of other guests complained about a damp smell in their rooms.

A few reviewers said that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable, while a couple of other guests complained about noise disturbances from the halls and from neighbouring rooms.

While a couple of guests appreciated the free breakfast, a couple of other reviewers described the food and selection at the breakfast as poor. gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 97% of 132 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #33 out of 65 hotels in Lexington, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 143 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 2, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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62.60 USD - 0.00 USD Howard Johnson Inn Lexington
Out of 56 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.4 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #21 out of 56 hotels in Lexington ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Hot and buggy
"One of the hottest days of the year and my room's AC was off when I got in at around 10:30 pm, meaning I could not go to sleep right away, but had to wait about 45-60 minutes for the room to cool off sufficiently. Also, found a silverfish in the bathtub."
Verified Guest from Arlington Heights, IL US rated Howard Johnson Inn Lexington 4 out of 10 on July 12, 2011
"The desk clerk was a big help when I asked about a restaurant. I enjoyed have access to a computer."
Verified Guest from West Lafayette, OH US rated Howard Johnson Inn Lexington 8 out of 10 on August 21, 2010
Rebecca from Ashland, KY US rated Howard Johnson Inn Lexington 9 out of 10 on November 12, 2005


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Howard Johnson Inn Lexington

  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Tour Desk
  • Golf Course
  • Wake-up Service
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool Outdoor

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 40505-4839
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (859) 293-2202
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (800) 842-7438
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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