• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.


1 of 2 < >

Event Announcements now available FREE to all registered users

We just reconfigured the Event Announcements forum to be available as a free service for all registered forum users. See the thread stuck at the top of that forum for more information.
2 of 2 < >

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Lexington Hotel Recommendations?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Lexington Hotel Recommendations?

    Going to the VA horse center for the TB Celebration show in two weeks...and was wondering if anyone here had hotel recommendations (preferably not $150/night!).

    I've been watching on Expedia, but waiting on friends to figure out their plans, and now they are starting to fill quickly!

    Anyone stayed at the Super 8 and the Economy Hotel? I'll admit the reviews have me scared.

    I don't mind ponying up the extra cash if I have to...but its a shame since I'll "hopefully' be spending most of my time watching the show!

    Last edited by Jumper_girl221; Nov. 3, 2011, 04:18 PM.

  • #2
    I'd recommend the Days Inn. For the money you can't beat it and you won't be spending much time there anyway.


    • Original Poster

      Booked up :/ at least the close one is! the other looks to be 15-20 minutes away

      Days Inn Shenandoah Valley
      2.0 Stars
      3.6 out of 5
      11 reviews
      Raphine | Map
      Distance from address/landmark: 12.79 mi / 20.58 km


      • Original Poster

        The hotels that are "booked"

        Days Inn Lexington North Lee Highway
        2.0 Stars
        3.4 out of 5
        15 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 3.61 mi / 5.81 km

        Howard Johnson Inn - Lexington Virginia
        2.0 Stars
        3.4 out of 5
        41 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 3.60 mi / 5.79 km

        Quality Inn & Suites
        2.0 Stars
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 3.57 mi / 5.74 km

        Sleep Inn & Suites
        2.0 Stars
        3.7 out of 5
        6 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 0.59 mi / 0.95 km

        Hampton Inn Lexington Historic Area
        4.0 out of 5
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 1.94 mi / 3.12 km

        Wingate by Wyndham Lexington
        2.0 Stars
        4.4 out of 5
        12 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 0.71 mi / 1.14 km

        AVAILABLE under $100

        Days Inn Shenandoah Valley
        2.0 Stars
        3.6 out of 5
        11 reviews
        Raphine | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 12.79 mi / 20.58 km

        Lexington VA Days Inn $85
        2.0 Stars
        2.8 out of 5
        20 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 2.10 mi / 3.38 km

        Super 8 Lexington Va $80
        2.0 Stars
        3.0 out of 5
        9 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 0.74 mi / 1.19 km

        Economy Inn $75
        3.6 out of 5
        8 reviews
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 0.59 mi / 0.95 km

        Or should I "splurge" and get this one? at $150

        Bw Plus Inn At Hunt Ridge
        4.5 out of 5
        Lexington | Map
        Distance from address/landmark: 0.36 mi / 0.58 km

        I'm dragging my sisters with me to help...so sharing isn't an option.


        • #5
          I stay at the Sleep Inn on Plaudit Pl (about 10 min from KHP) for Rolex every year. It's a little bit more (maybe $90-120 a night depending) but they are dog friendly yet still CLEAN and close to food and gas, etc.
          "Lord if we should fall, my horse and I, please pick my horse up first."



          • #6
            I am ashamed to admit that I have stayed at both of those dives. They are bad, but tolerable. beings we used to go there frequently and had dogs with us, we tolerated it, just brought our own bedding.


            • #7
              I got my room at the Best Western fo $80 a night but I did have to pay for it right away without being able to cancel. That was about 2 -3 mths ago. There is some big event at VMI that weekend hence all the rooms booked.

              Best Western is servicable and between the show and such Im not relaly there enough to care but it is the closest. The Wyndam is really nice, typically where I stay when not pricey, but I also bring dogs so I have to find pup friendly locations.

              Best of luck. Ive stayed in the area a lot so if you have any questions please PM me.
              Calm & Collected, 13, OTTB
              Forrest Gump (Catasauqua) , 17, OTTB
              Little Bit Indian, 29, TB
              Owner of Spur of the Moment, Custom made spur straps! Find us on Facebook


              • #8
                I know someone who just released a room at the Wingate today... so you may be able to get a room there.


                • #9
                  I went to W&L so I (or my parents) have stayed at most of the hotels in Lexington....

                  IMHO in order of quality:

                  House Mountain Inn > Hampton Inn - Historic Lexington > Sleep Inn

                  The rest are all pretty similar, with perhaps the Holiday Inn Express on 11 being a little nicer. I'd imagine that the Wingate would also be nice.

                  I stayed at the Best Western Hunt Ridge a month ago and was pretty disappointed. I remembered it being pretty nice when I stayed there 2-3 years ago, but was seriously, seriously concerned about bed bugs last month (but am pleased to report that I didn't experience any!). It probably doesn't help that they now allow dogs in all of their rooms. It is REALLY close to the Horse Center though, and is a popular choice with the horse show crowd.

                  There also used to be a Country Inn and Suites on 11, across from Applebees. Is that still there? I've stayed there -- it was pretty nice.

                  I think that the Economy Inn (if that is the hotel right on the on-ramp for I-64) was under construction my entire senior year for major renovations... and so might be pretty nice now!

                  The Days Inn is in Raphine, which is a bit of a hike up 81...and right on the interstate (and near a major truck stop). I foal sat at an equine clinic out that way and was a little sketched out by all the trucks parked nearby overnight, FYI.


                  • #10
                    We usually stay at the Sleep Inn but you have to book your rooms in advance because they go quickly.

                    Stayed at the BW Hunt Ridge about 5 years ago - it was ok but haven't been back since. We also stayed at the Holiday Inn on Rt 11 north of Lexington one year when everything else was booked and they were running a special, but again, ok and haven't been back.

                    If VMI has an even you will probably end up outside of town if you haven't booked a room yet - good luck!


                    • #11
                      I'm a VMI parent and we have discovered that we must book well in advance!!!

                      Super 8 - Very nice front desk management and one of the most disgusting rooms I have ever stayed in. Truly. Avoid it if you can.

                      Howard Johnsons - Older hotel but clean, huge room and great service. Front desk gave us a discount when we checked in even though we didn't technically qualify. Will definitely go back.

                      Economy - Stayed there before it got renovated and it was fine and cheap, would stay there again if I had to.

                      Holiday Inn Express - Nice room but so overpriced and front desk was not helpful at all. Will not go back there.
                      "Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?" Sun Tzu, The Art of War


                      • Original Poster

                        Thanks everyone! Told friends we need to make up our minds ASAP, supposed to have an answer by tonight

                        Keep the recommendations/suggestions coming!!!

                        Got all excited about the Howard Johnson...but *sigh* its booked.


                        • #13
                          Sent you a PM
                          "If you've got a horse, you've got a problem"


                          • #14
                            Booked up :/ at least the close one is! the other looks to be 15-20 minutes away

                            Days Inn Shenandoah Valley
                            2.0 Stars
                            3.6 out of 5
                            11 reviews
                            Raphine | Map
                            Distance from address/landmark: 12.79 mi / 20.58 km