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Lodgings Spotlight: Fairfield by Marriot

Written by Kathy Witt

Guests may be staying at one of the most well-known hotel brands in the world, but there is no mistaking they are in Kentucky – specifically Kentucky Horse Headquarters in Georgetown – when checking into the Fairfield by Marriott Lexington Georgetown/College Inn.

“We love to showcase Kentucky’s beauty and integrate it into our designs,” said Sandra L. Wolcott, director of sales. “We have a wonderful collection of photographs that highlight Kentucky’s landscapes hanging in the hallways for our guests to enjoy.”

Located minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Georgetown College as well as Keeneland Race Track and the Ark Encounter, the hotel is a beacon for Bluegrass-bound visitors headed to Kentucky Horse Country. It has the added appeal of putting guests within a very quick drive to Georgetown’s many locally owned restaurants, shops and galleries plus area bourbon distilleries, beautiful horse farms and championship golf courses.

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Fairfield by Marriott caters to all types of travelers and is a reliable choice whether guests are coming for a business trip or are a family stopping in for the night.

“Marriott has a high standard for its brands and our guests know that they can rely on us to meet those expectations,” said Sandra. “Our guests are more likely to be Marriott Bonvoy members and they know exactly the caliber of service we provide."

“We also make sure to accommodate requests the best we can so that everyone can leave feeling rested and rejuvenated,” she added. “And let’s not forget our refreshing lime water that is strictly a Fairfield staple.”

Amenities at this pet-friendly hotel include free high-speed Internet, fitness center and a free hot breakfast providing menu favorites bacon, omelets and mini waffles, plus sweet breads, fresh fruit and Greek yogurt. There is a business center and outdoor pool, in-room coffee and tea and onsite laundry.

A favorite for tour groups because of its array of first floor rooms, ample parking for buses and larger vehicles and five group-friendly restaurants within walking distance, including Cracker Barrel, the property also has an award-winning staff and a commitment to cleanliness and the guest experience.


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The hotel routinely updates inside and out to ensure all rooms are comfortable, clean and above the average experience. This year, the hotel is also updating its Wi-Fi and installing mobile key for the option of contactless check-in. Next year will bring changes on an even larger scale and scope.

“We are scheduled to have a major renovation as early as 2022,” Sandra said. “This will include the public spaces. Our guests will be amazed to see all of the changes we are planning.”

As with all Marriott properties, this one stays current in federal and state as well as Marriott standards of safety, with plexiglass between guests and front desk agents, mandatory masks in public spaces and a cleaning regimen where nothing goes untouched.

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“Guests can also use the Bonvoy app for mobile check in and completely bypass the front desk altogether.”

For more information and to see all the amenities offered at Fairfield by Marriott Lexington Georgetown/College Inn, visit the hotel’s website or call 502-868-9955.

Georgetown has many high-caliber hotel brands and more than two dozen unique stays, including lofts, bed and breakfasts and historic homes. See the choices here.

Hotel to Home Hack: “We have been a staple in Georgetown, KY for over 20 years. Staying with us is a tradition our guests rely on. We are just as excited about having our regulars stay with us as we would a dear friend. Staying at Fairfield by Marriott is like going to your home away from home. Our design colors are warm and inviting. We have a modern feel without the stark and cold touches of a highly modern design.” Sandra L. Wolcott


Author: Kathryn Witt

Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, syndicated columnist and author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati, The Secret of the Belles and Atlanta Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. A member of SATW, Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Books & Illustrators, she lives in northern Kentucky.

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