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4.0 out of 5

"This hotel is a great location and beautiful resort setting but in need of some TLC and updating. In fact, they were working on some of the conference ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 13 Oct 2021

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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

A golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 26 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, comfy beds

The 409 soundproofed guestrooms offer WiFi and comfy beds. Deep soaking bathtubs are included, along with refrigerators, room service, and Smart TVs. Housekeeping is available on request.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$93* Per night/room Dec 19 - Dec 20

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Concierge Room, Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 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

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3 out of 5
This hotel is a great location and beautiful resort setting but in need of some TLC and updating. In fact, they were working on some of the conference rooms. We had no restaurant option other than Starbucks.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021

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Jul 20, 2021 by Claire

Thank you for your feedback.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021

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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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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's a restaurant 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 bar/lounge and a poolside bar. 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 indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor 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
  • 28901 sq ft of conference space
  • 2685 sq m of conference space
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • 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

  • 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. 49-inch Smart televisions come with premium digital 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. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • 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.

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, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club and a sauna.

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 treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • 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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • 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 20.0 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

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property follows sanitization practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: 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.

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 20.0 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

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • 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).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.