Sometimes, you just gotta switch things up. Whether you’re bored of visiting the same hotel or tired of using the same hotel chain, this list of new, coming, and recently renovated hotels is the perfect way to try new experiences.

New Hotels

outside of elwood suites hotel

The Elwood

The Elwood is a tribute to the contemporary southern lifestyle. It is laidback, artistic, charming, and accommodating, certainly unlike any other hotel experience in the city. From spacious rooms to extended-stay suites, their 62 rooms are designed to help you retreat, relax, and unwind. Their spaces were carefully curated to include natural light, colorful touches, and modern amenities to keep your stay cozy and comfortable. Their rooms may vary in style, giving each one its own unique look and feel. The Elwood is also home to Fiddletree, a restaurant & bar that specializes in local Southern & Americana cuisine. Additionally, there is an on-site fitness center, but if you prefer fresh air The Elwood is conveniently located near several popular running and biking trails. If you’re traveling with a furry friend, consider staying here as they offer food and water bowls, as well as cozy pet beds.

avid hotel

This is one of Lexington’s newest and most stylish hotel additions, Avid Hotel prides itself on being designed for sound sleep. Each room has a top-of-the-line mattress, high quality bedding, and a 55” TV. Free with every stay is: a grab-and-go breakfast, Wi-Fi, access to the 24 hour gym, parking, and coffee! They also have a 24 hour market that has a wide selection of snacks and necessities like toiletries or medicine. It is conveniently located near Hamburg Pavilion, one of Lexington’s premiere shopping and dining experiences. Hamburg Pavilion is home to brands such as Target, Ted’s Montana Grill, Logan’s Roadhouse, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, and more! Additionally, it’s only a short drive to downtown Lexington and several of Lexington’s attractions such as the Kentucky Horse Park.

Candlewood Suites Lex Medical District

Located in Lexington’s Medical District, this new addition is the ideal place for any traveler looking to get some work done during their stay. The Candlewood Suites has a 24-hour business center, available office supplies, copiers, printers,and scanners. Additionally, there’s free wireless internet, a free fitness center, on-site self-laundry facilities, and same-day dry cleaning services. This is a hotel dedicated to making your stay as productive as it is comfortable. Conveniently, it’s only a short drive away from both downtown and some of Lexington’s most popular shopping and dining destinations.


Hotels Coming Soon


Quality Inn / Mainstay Suites

The Quality Inn / Mainstay Suites are just that, quality. They are reliably comfortable, convenient, and accommodating, with prices that won’t break the bankAmenities include: free Wi-Fi and parking, a fitness center, a business center, indoor and outdoor pools, and complimentary breakfast.  This pet-friendly hotel is only a short drive away from downtown Lexington, and approximately 15 minutes from both the Bluegrass Airport and Keeneland Race Track.

Staybridge Suites

Make yourself at home at this extended-stay hotel in Lexington’s Townley Center area! Staybridge Suites is just a short drive to Downtown Lexington, Bluegrass Airport, and a bevy of dining and shopping destinations. With their world-class service and stellar location, it’s easy to see why this hotel is a popular destination amongst travelers. This state-of-the-art hotel features in-room amenities such as: free wireless high-speed Internet , fully equipped kitchens, flat screen HDTVs. Other amenities include: , complimentary breakfast, on-site self-laundry and fitness centers, a business center, and an indoor heated pool. 


Renovated Hotels

the pool at griffin gate


Griffin Gate Marriott

The resort’s $30 million comprehensive renovation touched nearly every space on the property – including the guest rooms, presidential suites, conference and meetings rooms, lobby space, front entrance, atrium, spa, outdoor pool, fitness center, golf clubhouse, restaurant and restrooms. Additionally, the property added three pickleball courts and Café Lex, which proudly serves Starbucks and small bites in the lobby. Upgrades to the guest rooms include: marble showers, luxury tile, barn doors, and walk-in showers in King rooms. The newly revamped Spa features design by Pottery Barn and the previous hotel atrium was converted into a bourbon-tasting loft with animatic bourbon and wine machines. Guests will also enjoy a complete renovation of the outdoor pool deck, new poolside cabanas, and 7 new fire pits complete with s’mores kits.