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Editor Pick : Nearby Hotel
Nearby Hotel near Rupp Arena
Hilton Lexington Downtown
369 West Vine Street, Lexington
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With an on-site heated indoor pool and plush fixtures and fittings in each of the 367 rooms, this hotel offers sophistication incredibly near to the Rupp Arena. There is also a late night martini lounge on-site for those looking to party into the night.
< 0.1 miles from Rupp Arena
t2 mins walking
Editor Pick : Top Rated Hotel
Top Rated Hotel near Rupp Arena
Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast
507 North Broadway, Lexington
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With just 7 rooms, this B&B (under 2 miles from the Rupp Arena) offers guests a truly home from home feeling, personal service, and impressive Victorian décor in their rooms. Guests here enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking as well!
0.7 miles from Rupp Arena
Uber from $3-4
t14 mins walking
REVIEW SCORE4.62 - Wonderful
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Editor Pick : Alternative Hotel
Alternative Hotel near Rupp Arena
University Inn
1229 South Limestone, Lexington
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Located within the University district, this hotel is around 1.5 miles from Rupp Arena and its 87 rooms offer guests free WiFi and premium cable TV. Guests can also take advantage of a free continental breakfast and on site fitness center.
1.9 miles from Rupp Arena
v7 mins driving Uber from $4-5
REVIEW SCORE4 - Very Good
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Hotels near Rupp Arena - Hilton Lexington Downtown

Hilton Lexington Downtown

369 West Vine Street, Lexington (Map)
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lGood
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v < 0.1 miles from Rupp Arena
t 2 mins walking
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Very Good, 4.2 Based on 40 Reviews
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Rupp Arena Hotels - Springhill Suites Lexington Near The University Of Kentucky

Springhill Suites Lexington Near The University Of Kentucky

863 South Broadway, Lexington (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 1.0 miles from Rupp Arena ( 4 mins )
t 19 mins walking
Uber from $4-5
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Excellent, 4.4 Based on 27 Reviews
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Hyatt Regency Lexington

Hyatt Regency Lexington

401 West High Street, Lexington (Map)
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lExcellent
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v < 0.1 miles from Rupp Arena
t 2 mins walking
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Very Good, 4.15 Based on 308 Reviews
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Inn On Broadway

Inn On Broadway

1301 South Broadway, Lexington (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 2.1 miles from Rupp Arena ( 8 mins )
Uber from $4-6
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Wonderful, 4.65 Based on 8 Reviews
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21c Museum Hotel Lexington

21c Museum Hotel Lexington

167 West Main Street, Lexington (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 0.3 miles from Rupp Arena
t 5 mins walking
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Very Good, 4.05 Based on 152 Reviews
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Curio The Campbell House Lexington

Curio The Campbell House Lexington

1375 South Broadway, Lexington (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 2.5 miles from Rupp Arena ( 9 mins )
Uber from $4-5
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Very Good, 4 Based on 41 Reviews
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University Inn

University Inn

1229 South Limestone, Lexington (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 1.9 miles from Rupp Arena ( 7 mins )
Uber from $4-5
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Very Good, 4.05 Based on 44 Reviews
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Candlewood Suites Lexington

Candlewood Suites Lexington

603 Ad Color Drive, Lexington (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 1.8 miles from Rupp Arena ( 5 mins )
Uber from $4-6
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Wonderful, 4.6 Based on 52 Reviews
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Northeast

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Northeast

1780 Sharkey Way, Lexington (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 2.3 miles from Rupp Arena ( 6 mins )
Uber from $5-6
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Wonderful, 4.5 Based on 52 Reviews
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Gratz Park Inn

Gratz Park Inn

120 West Second Street, Lexington (Map)
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lWonderful
v 0.5 miles from Rupp Arena ( 2 mins )
t 9 mins walking
Uber from $3-4
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Wonderful, 4.62 Based on 20 Reviews
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Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast

Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast

507 North Broadway, Lexington (Map)
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lWonderful
v 0.7 miles from Rupp Arena
t 14 mins walking
Uber from $3-4
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Wonderful, 4.6 Based on 46 Reviews
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Staybridge Suites Lexington

Staybridge Suites Lexington

125 Louie Place, Lexington (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 2.1 miles from Rupp Arena ( 6 mins )
Uber from $4-6
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What's the surrounding area like?

Rupp Arena is in downtown Lexington in a built up area with shops, bars and restaurants. A pleasant little green space in the city, Triangle Park is right by the arena too.

What is there to do during the day before the concert?

If you're planning to spend the day of the concert or game exploring Lexington, here are a few things you might want to do.

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Plane lovers rejoice! Kentucky's Aviation Museum has its home in Lexington and for $8 admission, you can enjoy a flight simulator, take in the 25,000 square feet exhibition space and take a look at the aircraft exhibited in the outdoor areas.

Keeneland

Lexington's Keeneland horse racing course is known not just for its thoroughbred horse racing, but also for its sizeable reference library. Experience a day at the races for $5.

West Sixth Brewing

If planes and horses aren't your things, what about beer? Visit West Sixth Brewing and take a free tour to find out how everyone's favorite weekend refreshment is made, see their brewing rooms and, of course, pick up a few beers for yourself!

Where are the best places to eat near Rupp Arena?

Tony's Steaks and Seafood

There'll be no prizes for guessing what's on the menu here, but the food is award-winning. This is a restaurant that prides itself on ambience.

Joe Bologna's

A laid-back pizzeria perfect for a quick bite to eat before your event. The prices here are reasonable and it offers up a really casual atmosphere.

Saul Good Restaurant and Pub

With a slogan like "It's Saul Good," this place might not win awards for its puns but it serves great food and drink and the interior décor is very impressive.

How close is Rupp Arena to nightlife?

With its downtown location, there are bars within walking distance of Rupp Arena, including McCarthy's Irish Bar.

Is there anything else visitors to Lexington should know?

There is an annual Festival of Bluegrass held in Lexington. If you're traveling in summer, expect hot, humid conditions and pack accordingly.

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What's the best way to get to Rupp Arena?

Rupp Arena is located in downtown Lexington, KY. Lextran operates a few free trolley services in the downtown area and the blue route runs right past Rupp Arena.

Accessing the arena by bus is straightforward and it's also easy to find by car. There are some hotels near Rupp Arena from which you could even walk to your event.

Does the venue have WiFi?

There is not currently WiFi at the Rupp Arena, but ambitious plans unveiled recently reveal that, as well as the design upgrades to be completed by 2017, there will also be free WiFi rolled out for all fans.

Is there any parking?

There are around 10,000 spaces in the parking lots within the immediate vicinity of Rupp Arena with event day parking prices varying depending on the game or concert taking place.

Any other important information I should know?

Just in case you were thinking of bringing your Frisbee or beach ball to Rupp Arena, (as we all do, right?) you should be aware that these items are on a list of things prohibited at the venue, along with helium balloons and "noisemakers".

#1 Rated

Rupp Arena Reviews

This venue is ranked #1 of 4 rated venues in Lexington

OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: 
WONDERFUL (4.5 out of 5)

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5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Elkhorn City

Everyone was courteous and the establishment was clean and stocked appropriately.

Liked: Positive.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, New Albany Tue, 25 February 2014

Liked: Very nice.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Mon, 23 September 2013

Very impressed with the arena and the way they handled a large concert crowd.

Liked: Very clean. There were people in the womens' restroom cleaning up and restocking toilet paper between each part of the concert, so bathrooms were very well maintained for a large event.
Disliked: Really long lines to get beers. Not sure if they could have had a better system, but it sure took a long time to get drinks!

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Dawson Springs Sun, 24 February 2013

Everyone there was helpful - one of the best experiences of my life!

Liked: Very nice arena!

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