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A new downtown experience for you and your friends!

Our new host hotel is the extraordinary 21c Museum Hotel, founded by preservationists and contemporary art collectors (and Kentuckians!) Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, with the belief that art is a vital part of daily life and sparks new energy and ideas. 21c is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!

We've also partnered with downtown's Hilton and Hyatt, so there are plenty of options for everyone. (Of course, we are still offering rooms at our other loyal hotel partners, just outside of downtown!)

Room reservations are available now, and stay tuned later this summer and fall for details on Race Week's 21c Experience, a brand new Cocktails & Cuisine package we'll be showcasing, plus other unforgettable downtown Lexington experiences coming in 2019! 

21C Museum Hotel

167 W. Main Street, Lexington

Enjoy downtown Lexington's newest hotel, the award-winning 21c with their contemporary art museum built right inside! 21c's new approach to Southern Hospitality includes a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant, Lockbox, plus complimentary Wi-Fi and reduced rate valet parking for our runners! It's an experience you'll never forget!

Special RTB weekend rate: $159/night. (Two night minimum.)

Your stay at 21c Museum Hotel includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations in a king, queen or double queen suite.
  • Optional late checkout of 1pm, upon request
  • Valet parking or self parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Hyatt Regency Downtown

401 W. High Street Lexington KY 40507

Located in the heart of downtown and newly renovated, the Hyatt is adjacent to iconic Rupp Arena and just steps from many of our 2019 Race Week activities!  Historic parks, local shopping, and over 50 restaurants are nearby, too.

RunTheBluegrass 2019 rate of just $133/night

Your stay at the Downtown Hyatt includes:

  • Complimentary Grab-N-Go Runner’s Breakfast

  • 24-hour fitness center

  • Indoor, heated swimming pool

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Late checkout of 1:00 p.m., upon request

  • Complimentary self-parking

  • Complimentary use of airport shuttle

Hilton Downtown Lexington

369 W. Vine Street


Centrally located downtown, close to Rupp Arena & the University of Kentucky. Just a 10 minute drive to Keeneland and right in the heart of our race week activities! Attached skywalk to Lexington's downtown shopping and dining. Free airport shuttle and free on-site parking!

RunTheBluegrass 2019 rate of just $141/night!

Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511


Relax during RunTheBluegrass 2019’s Race Weekend in Lexington’s beautiful Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa and enjoy the friendliest hospitality in Kentucky! Nestled on 200 acres of scenic meadows, Griffin Gate is an urban oasis to prep you for Race Day. Wake up refueled in their thoroughly redesigned guest rooms where legendary Marriott comfort meets the latest technology.

And with Griffin Gate’s full-service spa, 18-hole golf course, indoor & outdoor pools, outdoor fire pit and multiple dining options, there are a number of ways to ease into total relaxation before and after! RunTheBluegrass 2019.

Special RunTheBluegrass 2019 Rates: $135/night

Your stay at Griffin Gate includes:

  • Late checkout at 2:00pm on Race Day, upon request!
  • Optional “Grab and Go” Runners Breakfast available in JW's Restaurant on Race Morning
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Lexington's Embassy Suites

1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

An all-suite hotel in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Country, centrally located and only one mile from downtown. You will have easy access to the University of Kentucky, Keeneland Race Course, Kentucky Horse Park and RunTheBluegrass 2019.

Special RunTheBluegrass 2019 Rates: $139/night

Your stay at Embassy Suites includes:

  • A full, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Complimentary cocktails & snacks from 5:30 - 7:30pm daily
  • Spacious two room suite
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary high speed wireless
  • Complimentary late checkout on race day

Embassy Suites at Lexington Green

245 Lexington Green Circle

Special RunTheBluegrass 2019 rates: $154/night

Complimentary, made-to-order breakfast 6:30–9:30am M-F and 7:30-10:30am Saturday and Sunday

Evening Manager’s Reception with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage service, as well as light snacks, served from 5:30–7:30pm, daily.

New chef and all new menu at our restaurant.

Airport Shuttle runs 24 hours a day. Reservation recommended.

The Summit at Fritz Farm nearby with a plethora of dining and shopping options. 

Easy access to New Circle Rd, the University of Kentucky, Keeneland and the Bluegrass Airport.

Complimentary parking.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

2100 Hackney Place Lexington, KY

Located conveniently near I-75 and I-64, only minutes from our Expo, start and finish lines at Keeneland, and 4 miles to Downtown Lexington, where lots of additional race week activities will take place.

All runners receive a welcome gift at check in!

Special 2019 RunTheBluegrass rate of $129 / night

Courtyard North Lexington

775 Newtown Ct., Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 253-4646

Courtyard is one of Marriott's finest brands! Lexington's popular Courtyard North is located just 6.5 super easy miles from historic Keeneland Race Course, home of America's Prettiest Half Marathon, and under two miles from I-75/64.

Special RunTheBluegrass 2019 Rate: $134/night

Your stay at Courtyard North Lexington includes:

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary Grab n' Go Breakfast including a bagel, banana, and a bottled water or juice!
  • Complimentary high speed wireless
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bistro open for breakfast and dinner
  • Late checkout requests will be honored, based on availability

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

1790 Vendor Way, Lexington KY 40509

Special 2019 RunTheBluegrass rate of $109

If you're looking to be away from the crowd, this is the spot for you!  Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lexington South/Hamburg Place is a 4-minute drive from Hamburg Pavilion and 5 minutes from Hamburg Place. This hotel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Mary Todd Lincoln House and 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Rupp Arena (downtown) and approximately a 20 minute drive to Keeneland. Free breakfast and on-site parking included!


Residence Inn by Marriott

1080 Newtown Pike Lexington KY


Residence Inn by Marriott, Lexington North is located in the heart of Horse country, and offers the warmth of Southern hospitality and charm.  With a mix of studios and penthouses,  Residence Inn is an all-suite hotel offering only the best hospitality for which Lexington is known.  Residence Inn provides spacious suites with a sofa sleeper in the living area and a kitchen with full sized stainless steel appliances, and amenities including daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet, Residence Inn Mix (light fare Mon - Wed evenings), free wireless high speed internet access and a fitness facility.  Residence Inn Lexington North is easily accessible to Lexington's downtown restaurants and shopping, Bluegrass Airport, 1-64 and I-75 and...but most importantly, our Race Expo/Start/Finish at Keeneland Race Course. 

Late checkout available upon request!

Special RunTheBluegrass 2019 Rates:

Studio Queen Suite $124 or Studio King Suite $129

Studio Double Queen Suite $139

Penthouse Executive Suite (accommodates 5 adults) $179

Campbell House

1375 S. Broadway Lexington KY

Nestled in the heart of horse country, The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton combines exceptional service, modern amenities and rich history with classic elegance. Our hotel was built in 1951 but has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation creating an updated property with plenty of new features. Touted as one of the finest hotels in Kentucky, The Campbell House offers award-winning dining and impeccable Southern charm.

Feel refreshed at this boutique hotel in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, pillow-top mattresses and a 37-inch flat-screen TV. Opt for a suite with more room, seating areas and an oversized bathroom with a walk-in shower. For a real getaway, book the King Deluxe Suite featuring a fireplace, wet bar, separate living area and a 47-inch TV.

You'll find equestrian-themed décor throughout the hotel mixed with antebellum Southern elegance and charm. Perfect your golf swing at the adjacent Gay Brewer Jr Course at Picadome. After a fun-filled day in Lexington, unwind with room service available from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Special RunTheBluegrass 2019 Rate $129/night!