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21c Museum Hotel Lexington Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.0/5 475 reviews

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21c Museum Hotel Lexington
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Hotel extras

  • One of a kind experience that combines contemporary art with luxurious, southern hospitality.

  • Innovative and local cuisine with rotating art exhibitions at Lockbox Restaurant.

  • Rotating thought provoking contemporary art exhibits reflect the global nature of art today

  • Custom designed contemporary furnishings, plush robes and Malin and Goetz bath amenities.

  • Rooms feature high ceilings and large historic windows

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 16h00

Check out up to 11h00


Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking Paying
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed Paying
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Boutiques/shopping
  • Porter
  • Room for hearing impaired guests
  • Breakfast Paying
  • 1 Restaurant(s)
  • 1 Bar(s)
  • Room service
Leisure and activities
  • Massage Paying
Business services
  • 6 Meeting room(s)
  • Self service business centre
  • Copy/print service available Paying

Hotel location

21c Museum Hotel Lexington

167 West Main Street
40507 lexington
united states

Tel: +18598996800

Fax: (+1)8598996801

Check-in from 16h00

Check out up to 11h00

  • By plane

    BLUE GRASS AIRPORT At 10km / 6 miles - Shuttle paying

Our accommodation(s)

With high ceilings and large historic windows, guestrooms are a comfortable respite from the thought provoking art that fills the museum galleries. Custom-designed contemporary furnishings, comfortable beds, plush robes and Malin and Goetz bath amenities. All guest rooms include FREE WiFi, 42" HDTV flat screen television, Nespresso coffee, machine, Alarm clock/docking station, Malin and Goetz bath amenities, Luxurious bedding, and original artwork.

Our restaurants and bars


Type of cuisine: Regional

Lockbox sources local high quality ingredients around the Bluegrass region to create thoughtful preparations and cooking techniques in a contemporary setting. Space highlights historic features and offers individual or communal tables.

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  • Tuesday -
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  • Friday -
  • Saturday -
  • Sunday -


Lockbox's bar program celebrates Kentucky's native spirit with a selection of more than 60 of the area's finest Bourbons and Ryes. Cocktail menu rotates seasonally, offering both approachable aperitif cocktails and more complex spirit driven cocktails.

Non contractual photo

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 6

  • Maximum capacity: 128 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 112 people

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21c Museum Hotel Lexington

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ALL Rating 4.0/5

475 reviews

Hotel great- guests on my floor - terrible

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Anonymous Business - 25/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Loud drunk guests that kept me awake most of the night.


Customer review rating 2.0/5

Dh Couples - 25/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Stuck in elevator, keys not work, no soap, one hand towel, one bath towel, for two people and a partially eaten hamburger was left in the side refrigerator

Kind accommodating staff

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Mrf Couples - 24/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was perfect. Great work.

Lovely hotel, well appointed.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Dawn Couples - 24/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

One quick night to take in a few distilleries and meet old friends.

Did not feel safe.

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 23/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The morning and afternoon front desk staff was excellent! Helpful and enthusiastic. The valet and bellman staff couldn’t be any better or professional. Our room was dated and very tired. Stains on carpet, bed in need of replacement , and an air conditioning unit that sounded like a train coming through. Parking was one block from hotel. The deal breaker however is the homeless constantly wandering outside of your property. We did not feel safe outside. The reason that we were staying downtown was to go for a morning walk and to be able to walk to restaurants. We actually heard multiple gunshots from our room one night. No matter how friendly and personable your staff is there is no way that we will be returning.

Amazing room

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Business - 23/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The room exceeded my expectations because the sitting area and windows were gorgeous. I was disappointed that the restaurant was completely closed for every meal while I was there and I hadn’t been informed. I was contacted by text to ask what I needed and I was extremely impressed how quickly I was answered- I was able to request while in a meeting!

Awesome staff

Customer review rating 5.0/5

W G. Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Doorman/valet was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of area. Desk clerk was courteous and helpful as well. I left a couple of shirts in the closet, called that evening when I realized it, and went back and picked them up. A common occurrence in their experience, perhaps, but not mine. The desk clerk was so kind.

First time to a wonderful 21C! Great location and a few ups and downs that you all had nothing to do with all caused by the Pandemic.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mary C. Families - 21/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very pleasant and felt very safe as you have to have a elevator key card feature in order to gain access to rooms. Oh did we love the Art and Galleries. Just made the surroundings so very comfortable and the painting of the sheep in our room took the stress of driving nine hours all worth it! Your Sarah and Savannah couldn’t have been more cordial/accommodating and four of the most handsome UK Seniors on your Valet Team were awesome. I am deaf and poor things all staff members had to repeat conversations.

Good customer service but dirty

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everyone we encountered was nice but there was hair in the shower, mirrors and carpet were dirty which made me not want to return.

Good location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Careen Friends - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everyone was very friendly. I had left my charger in the car and the valet escorted me to my car to retrieve it which was very nice. The room itself was beautiful and I had a great view of the city below. The bed was comfortable. I wasn't particularly happy with the fridge being full because I wanted to use it to store my personal drinks and food. There was the cutest rubber ducky in the shower too! Overall I had a great stay and of course the galleries had a lot of great thought provoking work with many different mediums.

Good location , great staff

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Families - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Stayed 4 nights for my daughters wedding which was in the museum.

Well located and great amenities.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Rebecca R. Couples - 19/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was great. Just a small suggestion. I went into the restaurant in the morning and asked for coffee. The waitstaff charged me $6.00 for 2 coffees. I asked whether the hotel was still offering complimentary coffee and the waitstaff didn’t know. My husband then walked up with complimentary coffees from the front desk. I mentioned to the restaurant waitstaff. There could be better communication between the front desk and the restaurant.

Good location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Jmc Couples - 15/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

One night stay. Staff was extremely nice and helpful

Great stay in Lexington

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Lana A. Families - 15/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great stay, friendly folk. Great exhibit. Amazing location.

Room dirty, air conditioning faulty/not functioning, service doesn't align with 4 star hotel

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Haely S. Couples - 15/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

There were multiple brown stains on carpet. It was clear that the room had not been vacuumed. The air conditioner shut off multiple times throughout the stay, engineering had to come to the room. The second time it shut off the room got up to 78 degrees. I called the front desk after tolerating it overnight (did not want engineering coming up to the room at 3am). In the morning when called downstairs, all of a sudden it kicked on. When valet is the only parking option you have and it costs $30 per day, it is very aggravating to not be able to get a hold of front desk or valet via phone in room. Multiple times would be leaving for work and there was no one at the valet desk so had to grab the keys and leave. Had luckily requested the car be brought around the night before. Towels were extremely thin and had holes. Wine glasses that we requested to the room were dirty with red wine in the bases. Ice not available on the floors, requiring us to call down each time. Room not fully stocked - we arrived on a Friday, it was never restocked. While I realize COVID has impacted hotel staffing and empathize with that, rates should accurately represent this. There was no room turndown during the day, bedding wasn't changed - we changed it ourselves, towels weren't brought up without prompting. Again, while COVID and staffing may be to blame, this should be reflected in the price. This is not standard for a 4 Star hotel even during COVID. The hotel was $209 per night or $110 with my government discount. In my experience, the stay we had, the room, and the services offered do are no where near the cost - particularly with the 80% availability across hotels in Lexington for these dates. When bringing the dirty carpet and air conditioner issues up to front desk, the explanation we received was that "some rooms are being renovated/redecorated and not all rooms have been done yet." Well then the price should be adjusted accordingly. Additionally, if we received a dirtier room because we had a pet with us, then that should have been disclosed to us prior to coming to the hotel.

Beautiful hotel

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Cheri T. Business - 14/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The parking situation was not great. The hotel was beautiful and located in a great area. However we were charged for bar items we did not purchase. ($15.00)

Not quite nice enough

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Ts Friends - 13/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

As one of the most expensive hotels in Lexington would have expected a little nicer. The room was fine and clean. The bathroom was spacious which was probably the best room feature. Our check-in had not been relayed to housekeeping so a housekeeper walked in the room on us while we tried to nap before our event in the evening. The restaurant food quality was fine but not outstanding. The restaurant service was quite poor. Nobody was rude to us, but we had a large group and between everyone there, probably spent nearly $1000 on food and drinks. Service should be quality regardless but I do think it’s hard to expect people to drop such large sums of money if it isn’t going to be outstanding. Initial drink orders were taken, then apps and entrees ordered at the same time. Nobody was asked if they wanted another drink with dinner, etc.

Didn’t spend much time at the hotel. Did not use restaurant.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 13/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

My wife would have liked a bathtub.

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