Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Lexington, Kentucky

The hotel

With its roots firmly in Bluegrass Country, this golf and spa resort’s wrapped in a landscape dominated by equine delights and Kentucky Bourbon Trail sights. Before you reach them, you’ll pass the hotel’s 18 hole golf course; designed by Rees Jones, son of legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones, it comes with the near-mandatory 19th Hole, where breakfasts and light American lunches are served. Dining elsewhere at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort means prime steaks and seafood at JW’s, coffee and pastries at Starbucks®, and poolside refreshments at Top Deck. The pool bar accompanies the swanky outdoor pool and patio, but you also get an incredible indoor pool to swim in, with stunning views through its dramatic glass wall; and they’ve even thrown in a full-service spa for good measure.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the Griffin Gate area of Lexington, not far from the Downtown district, the hotel is around 6km from Explorium of Lexington, with its interactive children’s fun, 8km from Kentucky Horse Park, and 15 minutes’ from Keeneland Race Track. It’s also close to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Hotel information

409 rooms and suites on 7 floors. All with air-conditioning, LCD TV with cable channels and premium pay-per-view movies, WiFi access*, alarm clock, telephone, coffee maker/tea service, hairdryer, and iron and board. Cribs, play yard, and rollaway beds available. Guest Rooms with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

JW’s Steakhouse (steak and seafood menu, breakfast, lunch and dinner). 19th Hole (American light bites menu and bar, breakfast and lunch). JW’s Lounge (American appetizers, cocktails, and Kentucky bourbon, lunch and dinner). Starbucks® (with free WiFi). Top Deck (poolside snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, seasonal, lunch). Room service* (6.30am-12.00am). Local restaurant dinner delivery*. Outdoor pool (seasonal). Indoor pool. Whirlpool. Patio with fire pit. The Spa at Griffin Gate* (full-service spa with beauty salon and barber, steam room, and children’s and couples’ treatment options, reservations required). Fitness centre. Griffin Gate Golf Club* (18 hole golf course designed by Rees Jones). Sports court. Tennis*. Concierge. Babysitting service*. Valet/dry-cleaning services*. Laundry facilities*. Gift shop. Vending machines. ATM. Safety deposit box (at front desk). Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking* and self parking* (payable locally; subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Sep 17, 2019 Linda1521 Keswick, Virginia

We have stayed at this hotel in past years while traveling and found it quite comfortable without being overdone with too modern or too traditional and the next time will bring our golf clubs and swim suit to spend a few days to Fully enjoy the resort. We were on our way from Virginia to Chicago and Lexington is about half way. We stayed at the… Read more
We have stayed at this hotel in past years while traveling and found it quite comfortable without being overdone with too modern or too traditional and the next time will bring our golf clubs and swim suit to spend a few days to Fully enjoy the resort. We were on our way from Virginia to Chicago and Lexington is about half way. We stayed at the Griffengate on our way to Chicagoand on the way back. Checking in was good both times, The hotel staff is very friendly. The first time we stayed in the newer wing of the hotel with a larger bathroom and a very comfortable bed. On the way back home we were given a room with a small bathroom and a very low toilet. In both bathrooms, the shower was in the tub and the water pressure was good. The bedroom areas are quite large and clean and the Room was well done in terms of decor. Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 Dill P

I was there over the weekend for a wedding and when I went to put on my dress it ripped. I was panicking and my husband called down to see if we could get a sewing kit or some safety pins. Few minutes later a young girl in housekeeping named Amanda came to our rescue.Not only did she bring sewing kits she even offered to help me fix it. Wow!!!… Read more
I was there over the weekend for a wedding and when I went to put on my dress it ripped. I was panicking and my husband called down to see if we could get a sewing kit or some safety pins. Few minutes later a young girl in housekeeping named Amanda came to our rescue.Not only did she bring sewing kits she even offered to help me fix it. Wow!!! Absolutely awesome hands down! With her help I was able to get my dress fixed in time for the wedding which was absolutely fabulous! Read less
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Sep 4, 2019 cliffnegril

We were in town for an event at the KY Horse Park. It was a short 5 min drive. the hotel restaurant and bar had great food and service and fair prices. Also other restaurant choices in the area. Golf was excellent and we could make tee times days in advance. Rooms were clean. We would definitely return and take advantage of the pool and hot tub.
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Sep 3, 2019 Rdpearce Detroit, Michigan

The griffin resort in Lexington Kentucky is a great place for a couple to have a supper weekend. Great food outstanding service. The area has a great deal of local culture and nice restaurants in downtown Lexington. The surrounding country has a wealth of horses and farms to visit.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not 4 star

Aug 23, 2019 shannon13131313

We had a group there. The bathrooms in the lobby had stalls out of order the entire week which increased the wait time as there were several business groups there. The restaurant was mediocre and some of the food was served cold/burnt. People went to the gift shop and bought chips and candy for their meal since it was gross. We told the wait staff… Read more
We had a group there. The bathrooms in the lobby had stalls out of order the entire week which increased the wait time as there were several business groups there. The restaurant was mediocre and some of the food was served cold/burnt. People went to the gift shop and bought chips and candy for their meal since it was gross. We told the wait staff so they have us the employee discount which only took 20% off the bad entrée. 20% off is nothing when it was inedible. Definitely needs updating. There was something that happened our last night so nobody (in the entire hotel) had hot water for showers the next day. (This might not have been their fault as the fire alarm went off the day before after we all heard a loud boom and lost electricity) Everyone was ready to go home! Considering there is a resort fee added to your nightly stay, nobody should consider this a true resort. The 1 bottle of water in the room is misleading as it says $4 and in small print says 'complimentary with resort fee' - which EVERYONE pays...so why not just say it's complimentary and not be misleading. Several people were unsure since it had the $4 price on it. It's not a motel 6 but just be aware it isn't as nice as it looks on the website Read less