Curio Local Guide


Authored by Tiffany Mitchell
Tiffany Mitchell
Professional Photographer

We sent photographer extraordinaire Tiffany Mitchell to The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the beautiful hotel, shoot some photos, and create a Curio Local Guide for Lexington, Kentucky full of tips and local secrets just for you.

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 It’s a quirky little town with so many interesting things going on. You can plant yourself there and never get bored!

Hotel Room at Amway Grand Plaza
Bar at Hotel La Jolla

My Perfect Day

What to do in a place like this if you only have 24 hours?

A perfect day in Lexington would have to be in either spring or summer. I would have her start the morning at one of the good cafés like A Cup of Commonwealth or The Roastery (especially if you want gluten-free treats!) followed by a drive out to the country for Po’ boys at Windy Corner Market. I’d make sure she took her camera because that drive is beautiful! I’d have her eventually wind her way back into town and walk Second or Third Street to gawk at the gorgeous old homes, and then hit one of the lovely boutiques like Fable + Flame, Omar & Elsie or Morton James. In the evening, I’d have her go to either County Club for insanely good barbecue or get a table near the open front doors at Le Deauville French Bistro. I always ask for one of Alice’s margaritas or a good local bourbon, served neat. Order anything on the menu and you’ll be blown away!

Where to stay

The Campbell House exterior The Campbell House Lexington lobby The Campbell House Lexington guestroom
The Campbell House Lexington logo

The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton

Nestled in the heart of horse country, The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton combines exceptional service, modern amenities and rich history with a classic elegance. Our hotel was built in 1951 but has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation creating an updated property with plenty of new features. Touted as one of the finest hotels in Kentucky, The Campbell House offers award-winning dining, an indoor heated pool and impeccable southern charm.


I loved the beautiful southern architecture and the warm welcome I received! The team members were wonderful. They were all smiles and were genuinely excited to host me! The hotel reminded me of a historic plantation, infused with modern elements any traveler would appreciate. It was entirely lovely and picturesque. Perfectly fitting for a weekend “staycation” or stay of any length for that matter.

My experiences at The Campbell House were very unique, and the overall vibe is only something you can truly experience in this area. The welcome was wonderful, and the overall atmosphere felt like I was staying at someone’s beautiful house, rather than a hotel. The room was very comfortable and I was inspired by the decor that really captured the heart of horse country. The whole place was refreshingly photogenic thanks to its equestrian-themed yet modern decor. If you really want to treat yourself the King Deluxe Suites offer fireplaces and a wet bar. It was clean, minimal and cozy. I could have stayed for weeks!