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By a verified traveler on Mon 16 Nov 2015

Hotel Description

4-star golf resort near Whitaker Bank Ballpark

In suburbs

A stay at this Griffin Gate resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Whitaker Bank Ballpark and 6 miles (10 km) of Transylvania University. Hunt-Morgan House and Rupp Arena are also within 6 miles (10 km).

18-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 26 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, comfy beds

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 409 guestrooms also offer WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. Other amenities include refrigerators, room service, and Smart TVs with cable channels.

Room, 1 King Bed (Guest Room, 1 King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$99* Per night/room Jun 7 - Jun 8

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Large Balcony)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Concierge Room, Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Everyone (2)
3 out of 5

Not as we expected

Our room was much smaller than anticipated. We had a desk with chair, a side chair, a cabinet with drawers holding the TV with the coffee pot inside, and two queen size beds. It was a very tight fit. There was very little space to put our luggage. The bathroom was super tiny. Only one person at a time could go in making it difficult to get ready quickly in the morning.

Posted by , from Lexington, Ky on Nov 16, 2015

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3 out of 5

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa Review

I have stayed at the Griffin Gate four times in the last 20 years of visiting the Lexington, KY area. This facility has regressed from a true 5 star hotel/restaurant to a three star hotel with average food and three star accommodations. At the age of 72 I would prefer the five star approach to hotel/restaurant amminities and will be looking for a new, more upscale, place to stay when visiting relatives in Kentucky.

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Aug 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

A comfortable stay with nice upgrades

I attended a conference here in April and found Griffin Gate to be a great place to stay. The room had a nice 42" LCD TV with easily accessible ports to plug in your camcorder or digital camera. The bathroom was a little smaller than I expected but adequate. The bed was plush and comfortable. The gym was great. All the cardio eequipment had personal TVs. And the grounds were well kept. The only gripe I have is that they charge you $12.95 for a day's worth of Internet. No one does that anymore and yet Marriott sees fit to do this.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2009

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3 out of 5

Where did the 20 Million $ go ?

We arrived at 3 and check-in was supposed to be at 4. Of our 2 rooms, only one was ready. That was fine, except after 3 assurances later, we were able to access our second room at 6:15 - and the bathroom wasn't clean, nor had the room been vacuumed. This hotel supposedly underwent a 20 million renovation, but we couldn't see it. The bathroom is small and the ceiling is the same height as the door with no ventilation. The furniture did not appear new, and there were no flat screen TV's. The grounds of the hotel are wonderful. Checking out was not great either - the bill was incorrect and it took them quite a while to fix it. This was not our first, but probably our last visit to Griffin Gate.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008

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4 out of 5

Great place!

I stayed here with a friend who was on a business trip. The room was large and public places were beautiful. The room lacked a clock, of all things. The staff was great, the room was clean and we had fun. I will recommend this property in the future.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2007

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4 out of 5

Beautiful but..

Nice hotel with large pool and very friendly staff..food terrific,bar great,,Spa is top notch..room was small and lacked appeal..nice bed..You have to try out the Mansion restr.next door..5stars expensive but worth it for special occation.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2007

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5 out of 5

Very comfy

I enjoyed my stay. The staff was friendly, the room comfortable, and the public areas were inviting. I enjoyed the 'build-a-salad' menu item.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2006

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5 out of 5

best place to stay

we stay all over the east coast and I have to say that I stay at this hotel because of the temperpedic beds,the great old fashion service people use to feel. Every one is treated prof. from the kids going to the horse events to the weddings that are over the top. If you are traveling with dogs they except them and respect them. go to golf club house for good meal at good prices.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2006

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4 out of 5

Day at the Races

We stayed at this hotel while attending the races at Keeneland. The hotel was very comfortable. Had Temperpedic mattresses on bed. The room was large and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent

Posted by on Oct 13, 2006

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4 out of 5

Fine Resort

We found this attractive resort deserving of its three star rating. Good service, attractive room and very fine dining options in a small city where outside choices are limited.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2006

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About the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Location 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Property Features

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and outdoor tennis courts. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this resort measures 28901 square feet (2685 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club are also featured at the business-friendly Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Self parking is free. This 4-star Lexington resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 409 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 28901 sq ft of conference space
  • 2685 sq m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass) (13.3 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers 409 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Tempur-Pedic beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions come with premium cable channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs and hydromassage showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Lexington resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Bluegrass Bistro - Overlooking the golf course, this bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

19th Hole (Seasonal) - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Top Deck (Seasonal) - This poolside restaurant serves lunch only. Open daily.

Top Deck - This delicatessen specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch only. Open daily.

JWs Lounge - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 2 outdoor tennis courts. An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The Spa at Griffin Gate has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 100 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee (June - December): USD 15.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: USD 9.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 17.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Griffin Gate
  • Griffin Gate Marriott
  • Griffin Gate Marriott Lexington
  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Lexington
  • Lexington Marriott
  • Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel Lexington
  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Hotel Lexington
  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Hotel
  • Marriott Lexington
  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Spa
  • Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
  • Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott
  • Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Spa
  • Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Resort
  • Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Lexington

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.