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    OK...as a B-Day gift to myself....I bought tickets for all the eventing phases for WEG 2010. Can't count on going as a groom...so I will go as spectator! Now...where to stay.

    As most hotels seemed booked, this is going to cost me. That's fine....gift for myself and all. I can eat soup for a few months and pay this off.

    SO I'm reaching out to all you wiser COTHer's who have been to KY before. Where should I stay?

    Looks like there are still rooms at the Marriot Resort (Griffin Gate)....that is a golf resort (don't play that frustating sport)...but there is Spa. That is plus (of course makes it a bit too easy to spend even more of my $$)...seems to be very close to the Horse Park.

    Space at the Hyatt Regency Lexington and also The Crowne Plaza (the Cambell House).

    So given your choice....where do you recommend I shell out my hard earned cash.
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

  • #2
    Sheraton four points. Its nice and not too expensive


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by horselady82 View Post
      Sheraton four points. Its nice and not too expensive

      thanks. Going through the WEG web site it said that hotel was all booked but when I went directly to the hotel's web page, I was able to reserve a room. So it must have been just booked for their special rate.

      now I have time to decide whether I'm driving or flying in....probably driving. Looks to be a bit less than a 10 hour drive....so not too bad.
      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


      • #4

        If they are not booked up the Hilton Garden Inn (opened about 2yrs ago) or Marriott Fairfield Inn. Have stayed at both for Rolex and was very satisfied with both. There is also a Hampton Inn in the same area right off the exit (I think 126). Georgetown is right before the exit for Iron Works Pike to KHP.


        • #5
          New Fairfield

          There is a new (open 3 or 4 mo.) Fairfield Inn at Exit 115 (Newtown). It's 6 or 7 stories tall so it has a lot of rooms. It's right next to Sheraton 4 Points.
          Last edited by khp vol; Oct. 13, 2009, 05:34 PM. Reason: Add info


          • #6
            Weird, the Marriott site is showing the nearest Marriott's 30+miles away? Egads, the Sheraton is up to $499/night!
            Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.


            • #7
              Ditto what someone else said... check in georgetown. It's closer to the HP than most hotels in Lex.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by blaster View Post
                Weird, the Marriott site is showing the nearest Marriott's 30+miles away? Egads, the Sheraton is up to $499/night!
                scary truth is...most were getting up to that cost.....glad I'm not staying long! I found a few more affordable....but I need a room with double beds and those seem scarce.....I'm treating my mom to the trip as well...and while I love her dearly, no desire to share a bed and can't make her sleep on the floor!

                Most of the hotels are also doing a no cancellation policy. Basically you pay the full amount NOW. Guess they know they have us over a barrel.....but it should be fun and worth it!

                ETA: Fairfield looked booked for the dates I wanted. For those looking...a few rooms left at the Hilton Garden Inn (but I had already booked at the Sheraton).
                Last edited by bornfreenowexpensive; Oct. 13, 2009, 07:45 PM.
                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                • #9
                  What's the drive like from Louisville to Lex? Right after I bought our tickets (Dressage Freestyle, XC and Show jumping) I looked at rooms and got discouraged. It LOOKS like it's a strong hour's drive but might be cheaper to fly in there and stay in Louisville and drive to the WEG daily.

                  Or is that nuts?


                  • #10
                    Don't think it's nuts, Hilary, because the WEG management thought it was worth booking blocks of rooms in Louisville and I bet a lot of people will wind up staying there.
                    I decided to stay at the Shaker Village in Harrodsburg-- under $200, about 40 minutes away, and a nice place (or so I hear). I usually stay at the La Quinta when at the KHP but it was already booked when I looked at the hotel listings very soon after they went on sale. I bet lots of teams/ volunteers, etc. are staying there.
                    Taco Blog
                    *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                    • #11
                      My mom and I got totally screwed. We were able to purchase our tickets early. We tried to make hotel reservations, but everyone said it was too early, call back on this date. When we called back on that specific date, they said they were all booked and had been that way for weeks. URGH!

                      We have been avid guests at the Marriott for over 20 years and can't believe this happened (much less the PRICES! One night hotel stay is more than both of our tickets for the entire eventing session!) Needless to say, we won't be staying at the Marriott in the near future.

                      Good luck everyone!


                      • #12
                        I think what happened was that the WEG housing people (who I have NOT been impressed with) got commitments from all the local hotels to block out rooms beforehand. If you went through the WEG folks in the pre-sale period (this summer) you could get decent close in rooms, although STILL for 2x+ what they go for during Rolex. We got a room at the place we usually stay at for around 200 bucks a night -- which is ok since we will cram 4 people into it...

                        When I spoke to hotels directly they told me I had to go through WEG to get rooms. WEG is also claiming that you will not be able to drive and park at the site, but will have to take shuttle buses that will go 'round to all the hotels on their list.

                        kind of steamed but we ponied up anyway as we really want to go!
                        The big man -- my lost prince

                        The little brother, now my main man


                        • #13
                          Wow. What a way to screw everyone. It's embarassing and disappointing.
                          We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                          • #14
                            OK, if you are not allowed to drive to the site, how do they expect people to get there if they are not staying at a local hotel??

                            I can see, though, the shuttle bus system alleviating the ned to park cars of all the people at the close by hotels.

                            I'm sure it will be a giant cluster$%#. But we're going anyway! I'm bringing my mom, who is not all that old, but being small and grey-haired has been pulling off the 'little old lady" schtick for a long time. Between that and my "dumb blonde card" we might do OK.


                            • #15
                              I don't know, I worried about that before I caved and decided to go for The System.
                              I guess you can drive TO one of the hotels on the route and park there...
                              The big man -- my lost prince

                              The little brother, now my main man


                              • Original Poster

                                Originally posted by asterix View Post
                                WEG is also claiming that you will not be able to drive and park at the site, but will have to take shuttle buses that will go 'round to all the hotels on their list.

                                You can buy parking passes....they may be limited however. Lookes like Preferred Parking was $100 a day and Premium was $60 a day...or something like that. I think from the parking it still looks like a decent walk to get places...damn on the map this park looks huge!

                                If you don't buy those parking passes....there is a some central location (well away from the Horse Park) that you can park and then take a shuttle....there will also be some shuttle services to the hotels directly or lastly....you hire a sedan to drive you.

                                This is a pretty expensive event....both to put on and attend.
                                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                                • #17
                                  Well, I'm struggling to imagine why it is so much more expensive than Rolex -- I mean, obviously, it's on a bigger scale, but for the customer, going for the EXACT same days, staying in the EXACT same hotel, it's something like 2 1/2 times as expensive, and instead of parking included with your ticket, you either have to shuttle in or pay a ridiculous fee to park.
                                  The big man -- my lost prince

                                  The little brother, now my main man


                                  • #18
                                    I imagine they'll do something similiar to what we experienced at the US Open golf tournament--have everyone park somewhere offsite, some big field, then shuttle people from there to the event. It wasn't a bad system.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Here is the link for information on parking


                                      The above link has the information on purchasing parking passes. Here is what it says for the free parking:

                                      Our primary park and ride location is the Coldstream Research Campus, approximately five miles south of the Kentucky Horse Park. This service is being provided by the World Games 2010 Foundation FREE OF CHARGE. You can gain access to the Coldstream Research Campus park and ride location by turning onto McGrathiana Parkway from Citation Blvd. The park and ride buses will run from September 25, 2010 until October 10, 2010 starting at approximately 6:30 am and running until 2 hours after the completion of the day’s final competition.
                                      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                                      • #20
                                        Good luck getting into the Cracker Barrel there on Stanton Way (That is the closest to the Horse Park by only a few miles.) I was there this past Friday for opening day with Keeneland - and mind you in was poor weather - and it was already hard to get in. During Rolex it is just as bad. I cannot imagine how those places will cope with the volumes of people with WEG.

                                        You might want to check - although at this point likely booked too - the Fairfield Inn on Hackney Place (which is next to the Four Points, LA Quinta, Knights Inn, and Wyndham). The reason I cite it is because they just did a huge expansion with most rooms only being completed and occupied in the last few months. There is always a chance that cancellations or rooms were heldback until construction was complete.

                                        Marriott's Griffin Gate is certainly nice as resort but in my view vs. other Marriott's it is overpriced on any given Tuesday, if you will, without anything special going on in town. It is a popular business hotel, they know it, and you'll never see deals with it.