University Lodge Motel

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#2 of 3 motels in Frankfort
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry service
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Air conditioning

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711 E Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601-2407
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Blue Grass Airport
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Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
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nan725 wrote a review Sept 2016
Decatur72 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Older room, clean, evidence of staining, but was okay for an overnight stay. Shower had strong, hot flow, air conditioning worked well, larger refrigerator for motel room, and a microwave. Friendly manager who accommodated a request to move to a first floor room. Good value for price and would return if in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: 1st floor for accessibility
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LISA G wrote a review Aug 2016
Henderson, North Carolina3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Just horrifying!! Asked for non smoking but yet the room smelled strongly of smoke and there were burn holes in the sheets AND comforter! Everything was dirty and smelled! There were people sleeping in cars outside which made me extremely nervous and the staff did not hardly speak any English and were rude! Because we were scared to stay there we slept 4 hours and I had my kids up at 4:30am so we could get out of dodge! The place should be condemned! We used our bottled water to brush our teeth and lined the toilet with toilet paper just in case. I'm pretty sure the red stains on the carpets were blood yuck!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trottravel wrote a review Jul 2016
Skokie, Illinois10 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay in UNIVERSITY LODGE FRANKFORT KY was the worst hotel room I've ever stayed in in my life!

In our 'non-smoking' room there were burn marks on the worn and broken Formica tabletops, and also on the stained sheets. The place reeked of cigarettes. The shower door was cracked and broken. The bathroom door had no door handle, just a hole in the door where a doorknob once was.
The walls were stained with what looked like splattered coffee, and were cracked and spackled but not sanded or repainted. The bathroom floor was sticky. the towels and linens were threadbare, the carpet was horribly worn and dirty.
Best thing I can say was the hotel had the cheapest rates around.

The night clerk checked us in, then walked over to watch us leave our car and go into the room, which was a little creepy.
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Date of stay: July 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hendo1cote wrote a review May 2016
Henderson, Kentucky358 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazed at the low price
Outside isn't impressive
Looks like a classic motel
But..........
The room was very clean, tidy & spacious
Recommend King Size Bed Accommodation
Kitchenette
Mini Refrigerator
Mini Coffee Pot
Flatscreen TV
Dish Network Satellite TV
Free WiFi
Definitely recommend staying here
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lori H wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We paid for a week since it was cheap. We were charged $10 extra a day for a cat that makes no noise and isnt destructive. The satellite signal sucked and wouldnt drown out the hammering from upstairs. We weren't made aware that the unit above was being redone. We wanted a smoking room and didnt have an ashtray. The only thing that was decent was the size of the bed
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Seven W wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia369 contributions141 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a non-smoking room as we couldn't find a pet-friendly room. The hotel is close to be condemned. Just don't stay. I'd rather sleep in my car. Definitely not for a family.

- no no-smoking room -> cigarette butts on the balcony and cigarette burn on the comforter
- icky carpet -> it used to be white, but it's yellow. I had to wear flip-flops during our stay
- condom wrapper on the night stand shelf
- shower doesn't shut
- apparently guests use the room for prostitution -> the sign on the office reads "no overnight guest"
- some sketchy "long-term" guests
- no coffee/tea in the office as advertised as the office is closed during morning
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Date of stay: July 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: close to Frankfort downtown
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markcubsfan wrote a review Oct 2018
Centerville21 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
. I got in late to Frankfort, just needed an overnight sleep. this place looked a little worn but it was cheap and available.
I checked in and went into the room and it was worse than I expected; stale, dingy, no amenities at all. Tv didn't work.
Then it got worse, bathroom was horrible, roach crawling up the wall, another bug scurrying along the floor. The shower stall looked like you would come out dirtier than when you went in.
I was sitting on the bed trying to get the tv to work, saw a few more roaches crawling on the wall.
That was it! I made a few calls, found a new place and went to get my money back. I had paid cash and got a refund fairly easily. I am guessing this happens regularly.

I would sleep in my car before staying here, even if it was free. Avoid this place, you'll thank me .
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Seven W wrote a tip Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia369 contributions141 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"close to Frankfort downtown"
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nan725 wrote a tip Sept 2016
Decatur72 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"1st floor for accessibility"
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PRICE RANGE
S$91 - S$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesKentuckyFrankfort
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Frequently Asked Questions about University Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to University Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Capital Escape & Axe Throwing (0.4 km) and East Frankfort Park (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at University Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at University Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to University Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include TT's Tacos & Tortas, Melisa's Family Diner, and Arandas Mexican Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to University Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Governor's Mansion (3.1 km), Old Governor's Mansion (2.5 km), and The Old Crow (6.2 km).