Travel means something different to you than it did to your grandparents. Today, travel means a room as comfy as your own, a community ready to welcome you, and a truly memorable experience — or at least we think it should.

That’s why we brought this historic property back to life. Built in 1926, it’s got that classic, art-deco vibe your Grams would love — but it’s also got that modern, boutique-hotel feel you would love. And, after you explore our property, we’re pretty sure you will.

Because this is supposed to be a vacation, right?

Lexington’s premier boutique hotel

With 39 guest rooms and suites, The Gin Hotel is the largest hotel in downtown Lexington. We’re big and boutique-y — the best of both worlds.

Whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or with the whole family, you’ll find a room perfectly suited for either business or pleasure. Book a Queen Double with two Serta mattresses, a King Standard with breathtaking views, or a King Suite with an extra-spacious corner layout.

Curl up in the coziest rooms in the Blue Ridge area

  • High ceilings and chic decor
  • Luxurious linens and mattresses
  • Hairdryer, organic bath products, and soft terry towels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Coffee maker and supplies

Each of our elegant guest rooms includes:

Your room’s where the magic happens, but the rest of our property is just as enchanting. From your 8am coffee to your 8pm nightcap, you may not want to leave the hotel at all… (but you really should, because downtown Lexington is adorable).

Add some luxurious amenities on top

Your boutique stay at The Gin Hotel includes:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Free coffee all day
  • Juniper Lounge restaurant, bar, and veranda
  • Fitness center
  • Ballroom, meeting, and banquet rooms (6,100 square feet)
  • Guaranteed on-site parking
  • Electronic vehicle charging station
  • Elevator

It truly can’t be beat! The Gin is situated just steps from downtown shops, restaurants, and two of the oldest universities in the country.

the location

You’ve got good taste. So do we. Recently renovated with a contemporary flair, The Gin Hotel remains the only example of 1920s art-deco architecture in downtown Lexington.

the style

 Our stunning, six-story property is not only the largest hotel in downtown Lexington, it’s also exquisitely equipped to make your stay exceptional.

the space

The Gin Hotel

Why stay at

The Team

Our hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Lexington. We're within walking distance of both Washington & Lee University as well as Virginia Military Institute. Leave your car in our lot and easily walk to the universities, shops and restaurants. 

As an Italian immigrant, our owner, Ugo Benincasa, worked hard to achieve “the American dream.” After working at and later owning several pizza shops, he discovered a passion for restoring and reviving historic properties, with the goal of driving his community forward.

When Ugo saw the opportunity to bring this property back to life, he seized it. Today, with the help of our super-friendly staff, he and his family help run this new boutique hotel in Lexington.

When you stay with us, you’re served by a team who genuinely cares about providing you with personal service and a refreshing atmosphere…and, yes, a great gin and tonic. We’ll see you at the bar.

The Team

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We know hospitality. In fact, a heart for community is in our blood.

Menu + Reservations

The Juniper Lounge serves up craft cocktails, seasonal fare, private parties, and the coolest veranda in town. 

Reserve your stay

 We can’t wait to host you, pamper you, and show you around our beautiful city. (G&T optional.)

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 Lexington is world-renowned for its history, gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains setting, and thriving arts and education community.



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