One of Kentucky's premier 4-star hotels is a castle on the side of a highway. I spent a night there, and its bourbon bar and Versailles-inspired decor didn't make up for what it lacked in sense of place.

Business Insider | 10/2/2019 | Katie Warren
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The Kentucky Castle is a luxury boutique hotel in Versailles (pronounced "ver-say-elles"), Kentucky.

It's a literal castle that sits on a hill right off the highway on the outskirts of Lexington, Kentucky's second-largest city.

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Nightly rates range from $295 to $695 on weekends during the high season.

The hotel has just 13 rooms and includes an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a bourbon bar, and a restaurant.

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While the hotel was luxurious and made attempts to offer a local vibe with its bourbon bar and scattered horse décor, it seemed out of place in Kentucky.

Editorial note: Business Insider paid a discounted media rate for a night's stay at the hotel.

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