Stately columns welcome guests to The Campbell House, known as “Lexington’s Grand Hotel.” First opened in 1951, it’s been expanded over the years to nearly 300 rooms and suites, many of which were renovated as recently as 2009. A central Lexington location puts the hotel within walking distance of the University of Kentucky and close to Blue Grass Airport and Keeneland racetrack.
Southern fine dining at the award-winning Kilbern’s—be sure to save room for the famous bread pudding
Kentucky bourbon: Sip a cocktail at Bogart’s Lounge, which features live music on the weekends.
In-room amenities: Tempur-Pedic mattresses and 37-inch flat-screen TVs
Lexington, Kentucky: Horse-Racing, Basketball, and History in Bluegrass Country
Known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington boasts two historic tracks—Keeneland and the The Red Mile—where thoroughbred and harness races are held throughout the summer and fall. But these days, the city might be more aptly nicknamed the “Men’s College Basketball Capital of the World.” The University of Kentucky Wildcats have won eight national championships over their 100+ year history, and their perennially impressive squads always seem to be in contention for more trophies. To catch a game, make your way to Rupp Arena, the world’s largest basketball-specific arena.
Though some diehard fans might disagree, there is more to Lexington than horses and basketball. The city is famous for its historic mansions and sprawling estates. Many of the 19th century’s most noteworthy and notorious statesmen spent time here, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, who was a Lexington native. Her family home is now a museum. Another historically important dwelling is Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, a former slave plantation on several hundred acres of Kentucky Bluegrass country just outside the city. Today, visitors can take guided tours of the 18-room mansion, walk the grounds, and visit a Civil War monument.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a standard king room or deluxe king junior suite, or stay for four in a standard two-double room or Triple Crown double-queen room
Dates into October
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* Cancellation policy: 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.