FYI, I've stayed in Lexington a few times now, each time I've used HOTWIRE or PRICELINE for my stay. Funny enough, all of my stays have been 3 stars in the North Zone. 4 Points, Courtyard, and the Clarion. Not sure what rating you are looking for, but all 3 of those are clean and will serve you well if all you are looking for is a hotel room at a really good price. Just be aware, the Clarion automatically booked me in a smoking room, I had to call and request a non smoking room, but they were helpful. I think my average on a non -holiday/Keeneland/UK weekend in those hotel is around $50/nt before fees. Just an FYI, a cab from that area to downtown will run you roughly $15-20 each way. The 3.5 star Griffin Gate Resort looks like an awesome place to stay, but I've never been willing to splurge. The one weekend I was willing, was the weekend of the Blue Grass Stakes and I wasn't paying what they were asking. That being said, several folks have posted nice prices on off weekends for that one. The Lex E zone has some nicer 3 stars in the area, but I've never seen anyone post a winner from that area. I know there is a Hyatt Place in that region, not sure what else might hit. That being said, while you're always flying blind with Priceline, you're really flying blind in this area. Finally, I've never tried for anything in the Lex S area. It compromises most of the downtown area hotels, but most of the downtown hotels get a nice premium for parking. I'm also worried about bidding on the 3 star Crowne Plaza Campbell House in that area. It gets mixed reviews, personally I've avoided it, but check it out online, you may find it to be the best hotel ever, I don't know, haven't stayed there. Never been interested in the South Lex area, I usually stick to 3 stars and higher on priceline. Hope that helps. It never hurts to look at the hotels on the hotel page and look directly at their websites. Hotwire can also give you a gauge for pricing of certain hotels in certain areas as there are several crossovers between PRICELINE and HOTWIRE. Good luck and have fun, not sure what the purpose of your trip is, but if you get a chance, the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort is pretty cool and was one of my favorite stops of all my trips.