As I travel around the country for work, DoubleTree Suites are quickly becoming some of my favorite Hilton properties to stay at. And in the case of my most recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, the DoubleTree Suites lived up to my past experiences and I was delighted with my entire stay.
The DoubleTree Suites in Lexington is located off Richmond Road and makes it a convenient place for travelers to stop when visiting Kentucky. There is easily accessible shopping and restaurants options around, making it ideal for travelers who want to eat out and have more options than just the hotel. The beautiful French – New Orleans styled hotel looks like an oversized brick mansion from the outside, but once inside the lobby, the 1920-like apartment building opens up to a beautiful atrium that boasts French Creole architecture and takes you from the streets of Lexington, back in time and further south to New Orleans, as the building resembles the French Quarter.
At check in, I was upgraded to a King Jacuzzi suite with a balcony, rewarded with a delightful cookie and thanked for being a Hilton Gold member. At this point I was tired from my drive down from Cincinnati and I decided to retire to my room for the night.
My room was stunning! The two room suit was divided by a partial wall that split the sleeping area from the living room. The living room had a desk, TV, couch with pull out bed, a wet bar with a mini fridge and coffee maker. The sleeping area offered a king size and very comfortable bed, TV and wardrobe and French doors which lead out to a shared balcony. The bathroom was very large for a hotel room and included a Jacuzzi tub that was meant for 2 (or more) which I decided to try before passing out. This actually turned into quite the humorous experiment, as I made the bath water too hot. So instead of draining it and adding more water, I would sit in the Jacuzzi tub, start sweating, and then jump out a few minutes later. I did this several times over the course of the hour before deciding I had enough and drained the tub.
After a good night’s rest, I enjoyed the complimentary buffet (a benefit of being a Gold Elite) and got a quick work out in before heading to my meetings in the morning. The breakfast buffet food seemed a bit hard and dry by the time I ate, but I didn’t eat until almost the end of the buffet, so I could be part of the blame for this. Although, the made to order omelet more than compensated for the dry food in the warmers.
Overall this is a great hotel to visit and a great place to call home when visiting Lexington. The hotel offers most amenities including a business center, pool, and gym. The pool is outdoors though and is only open in the Spring, Summer, and early Fall. Prices are right on par with their competitors in the area, but this hotel actually offers more space and nicer rooms than other places I’ve stayed in Lexington.
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