Lexington at a Glance Lexington, Kentucky is best known for its horses and bluegrass. It was here that Bluegrass music was born. Lexington, the world capital of racehorse breeding and burley tobacco was named by patriotic hunters who camped here in 1775 shortly after hearing news of the first battle of Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts. Places to Stay in Lexington Because Lexington is a fairly large city, you can find just about every type of lodging, from major chains to small regional and independent properties. We will limit our choices here to lodging directly off Interstate 75. Country Inn and Suites at I-75, exit 110 in Lexington, Kentucky I-75 – Exit 115 (Newtown Pike): Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Embassy Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, GLo Best Western, LaQuinta Inn and Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa I-75 – Exit 113 (US Route 68): Days Inn and Suites, Ramada Inn, and Red Roof Inn I-75 – Exit 110 (US Route 60): Ba..