Stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Lexington to explore the heart of bluegrass country. In town, feast on fried chicken and Kentucky bourbon; in the countryside, drive past rolling pastures where the world’s most-prized thoroughbred horses grow big and brawny.
Welcome to horse country. Our hotels in Lexington make it easy to explore the Horse Capital of the World. Begin with a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park. Part arena, part museum, the park explores all things equestrian from exhibits tracing the evolution of the modern horse to polo matches. Put your newfound knowledge to the test at Lexington’s Keeneland racetrack, where thoroughbreds and their colorfully clad jockeys make the circuit every half-hour just minutes from our Lexington hotels. You can tour the grounds for free on non-racing days. See where thoroughbreds live and play on a free guided walking tour at Claiborne Farm or one of Lexington’s other celebrated private horse farms.
Bluegrass colors the countryside around Lexington, with hills bordered by black-and-white fences and dotted with bourbon distilleries. Our Lexington hotels are just a short drive from the distillers of Kentucky’s favorite beverage, all linked by the scenic drive called the Bourbon Trail. Sample the oak-aged whiskey in tasting rooms at Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam. Our hotels in Lexington are an easy drive from the city’s downtown restaurants, serving up local staples like country ham and fried chicken served with corn pudding and flaky buttermilk biscuits. Complete your meal with a tall glass of sweet iced tea.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn hotels in Lexington in spring, when the season’s young foals scamper across the rolling bluegrass pastureland, or in autumn, when the hills burst into glorious fall foliage. Lexington’s legendary Southern hospitality is on tap year-round.