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Embassy Suites In Lexington, Kentucky

Reviewing: Embassy Suites Newtown Pike Lexington, Ky  |  Rating:
Jill Viers By Jill Viers on
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I have been working in Lexington, Kentucky for the month of July. I have felt fortunate to be able to stay at the Embassy Suites. I have to note that I've always had positive experiences with any of the Hilton brands of hotels.

I get an employee discount since I am in Lexington on business. I believe the standard nightly rate is $175 or so. If you are traveling and just want a cheap and easy place to stay, this may not be for you. But if you are looking to stay in a beautiful hotel and are going to spend the money anyway, I highly recommend this hotel.

Right away when you walk in, you are greeted by fountains. I love the look and sound of water fountains, so this instantly puts me in a relaxed, comfortable mood and makes me feel welcomed. The rooms are kept very clean, which seems like it should be a given, but doesn't tend to be at many hotels anymore. The staff at the front desk, bar, and room service staff have all been very friendly and easy to work with. Hospitality goes a long way for me, so I appreciate when people can put a smile on their faces and welcome their guests (even if they turn and scowl after I walk away).

There are great perks at the Embassy Suites, including a complimentary breakfast that includes many items (cereal, sausage, eggs, bacon, yogurt, fresh fruit, rolls, toast, etc). If that doesn't do it for you, try the cooked-to-order breakfast (also for free). So, if you'd prefer fried eggs, you can have them made specifically for you instead of just hitting up the pre-made breakfast bar. I'm not a big breakfast eater, but it has been nice to have some tasty free food around in the mornings.

Additionally, each evening, there is a Manager's Reception that lasts for two hours. During this time, you can get free alcoholic beverages and soft drinks along with snacks. It's hard to beat free food and drinks!

Amenities on-site at the Lexington location include an indoor swimming pool, exercise room, restaurant/bar, conference rooms, business center, and a walking trail. Each morning, a free copy of USA Today is left outside your door. The guests seem to range from business people to families and friends that are in town for special events/vacations. The hotel is definitely welcoming to the individual business traveler but doesn't have that stuffy feeling I hate about other "business-oriented" hotels.

One drawback for business travelers is that free wireless internet is not provided unless you have a special company rate code. Internet access is still available, but it does require a fee.