Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 4 on-ramp and an 8-minute drive from Lexington's city centre, the Red Roof Inn Lexington South is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and pet friendly hotel with easy highway access.
This smoke-free hotel has 117 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe and a desk. Rooms with a microwave, a coffeemaker and a mini-fridge are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a business centre, a meeting/conference room, an elevator, guest laundry, vending machines and free parking. The lobby has snacks and free coffee. One pet per room is welcome free of charge.
The Mall at Lexington Green is located about a 6-minute drive or 21-minute walk southwest of the hotel, while the University of Kentucky and Commonwealth Stadium are both about a 6-minute drive north. Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is roughly a 15-minute drive northwestward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 1 pet/room permitted free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 8, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, location and rooms.
The hotel's value was praised by numerous guests, who described the rates as great, affordable, cheap, low and decent.
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to restaurants, shopping, Fayette Mall, the College of Dentistry, Starbucks and the University of Kentucky.
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, well sized and well equipped, with fast Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
The hotel's staff were also praised by several guests, who characterized them as accommodating, friendly and helpful with directions.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.
Although many reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some lodgers had complaints. They reported limited TV channels, small rooms, some plumbing and cleaning issues, and were also disappointed their rooms didn't have hair dryers.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 184 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #41 out of 65 Lexington hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 43 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 24 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 8, 2013 to verify some information.