80 Chenault Road, Frankfort, KY 40601-9260
Phone: 502/695-6111   |   Fax: 502/695-6112   |   99 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The BEST WESTERN Parkside Inn is located within the rolling hills of the Blue Grass Region. We invite you to kick your feet up and experience the comfort of our spacious rooms. Take advantage of the convenient parking we offer our guests on the first floor. Start your day with a heart-pumping workout in our 24-hr fitness facility. Grab your swimwear and enjoy a refreshing dip in our heated indoor pool. During the warmer months, swim from inside to the connecting outdoor pool and catch some of those summer rays.

Whether your stay is for business or leisure, we will always have a deluxe continental breakfast with freshly prepared waffles waiting each morning. Should you need directions or assistance of any kind, our staff is available to assist you 24-hours a day.

The BEST WESTERN Parkside Inn is minutes away from many government agencies such as Administrative Office of the Courts, the Attorney General's Office and KY Auditor of Public Accounts. Hop on the infamous KY Bourbon Trail and take in the Woodford Reserve Distillery, the Buffalo Trace Distillery and then head to Lawrenceburg to tour the Wild Turkey and Four Roses Distillery. For wine connoisseurs, we have the Lovers Leap Winery in Lawrenceburg or even the Elk Creek Vineyard located in Owenton. Who could come to KY without visiting one of our many immaculate horse farms? Three Chimneys, Airdrie Stud and Gainesborough Farm and many, many more are all within a short drive from the Best Western. If the nature of your stay in Frankfort is due to business, the Parkside Inn is within minutes of Topy, Montaplast, Greenheck and the new Parkside Development. There is always shopping within walking distance for a getaway from the office. The Parkside Shopping Center contains Kohl's, TJ Maxx and Dress Barn. Finish your evening off with dinner at one of many sit-down restaurants such as Cattleman's Steakhouse, Miguel's or Cracker Barrel. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour Treadmill, bike and weights available
  • Guest laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Laundromat nominal fee $3.00, open 24-hours
  • Express check out Email sent to the guest upon request after check out
  • Late check out Upon request
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center 24-hours
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper
  • High-speed Internet access


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Conveniently located, the best western parkside inn in Frankfort, Kentucky is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 38.176228  /  Latitude: -84.810993


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 75 take Interstate 64 West to Exit 58 onto Route 60 west. Travel 1 block to Chenault Drive and to the BEST WESTERN Parkside Inn.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Boone Station

While traveling in eastern Kentucky, take time to reconnect with the past. Make your way southeast of Lexington, to Boone Station. This historical site is where American explorer Daniel Boone lived for three years, in the late 1700s, during the American Revolutionary War. In total, approximately fifteen to twenty families lived on the site and joined forces against the American Indians.

Visit this 46-acre state historic site to view the reconstructed cabins and see life as it was centuries ago. Due to the significance of Boone's settlement of the Kentucky frontier, Daniel and Rebecca Boone's bodies were eventually moved to the State Cemetery located in Frankfort

Capital City Airport

The Greater Louisville area features a wonderful selection of regional airports. The Capital City Airport is located in Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, east of Louisville. The airport features one paved runway used for general aviation and military aviation. Airport services include aircraft fuel, Military contract fuel, aircraft parking, aircraft tiedowns, aircraft towing and ground power.

Those looking for a commercial flight can do so at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington or at the Louisville International Airport. While in beautiful Frankfort, tour the local historic churches, including the Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church, the Good Sheperd Roman Catholic Church and the First Baptist Church, were Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to the congregation. 

Kentucky State Capitol

Like much of the American south, Kentucky is rich in history, culture, and heritage. From the Civil War sites, to the rolling blue grass hills, Kentucky is a premier travel destination. As you plan your next visit, be sure to check out the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort

Head for the greater Louisville areaFrankfort is just the east along Interstate 64 – and enjoy a guided tour of the state capitol. As you embark on your tour of the capitol, keep an eye out for some highlights – the Statue of Henry Clay is popular, as is the Governor's office. See the Senate Chamber and the Supreme Court Chamber – all at the Kentucky State Capitol.

Kentucky State University

Founded in 1886, Kentucky State University features historic buildings, an environmental education center, research facilities, residence halls and classroom buildings. This 511-acre campus and 203-acre agricultural research farm are located in Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, in the eastern region. KSU is the smallest public university in Kentucky with a population of 2,700 students and 155 instructors.

Students attending this liberal studies institution can achieve an undergraduate degree in business, education, nursing, computer science, public administration and human services. Masters degree programs include public administration, business administration, aquaculture/aquatic sciences, Computer science and special education

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Visitors to the Bluegrass region looking for a unique way to see the countryside can explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The trail is comprised of six distilleries to promote Kentucky's bourbon industry. The Versailles Woodford Reserve Distillery, located north of Lawrenceburg, is one of them. The distillery is located on the site of a historic distillery, built in 1838. It joined the list of the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and in 2000, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. Explore Frankfort and eastern KY for exceptional bourbon tastes.

The distinctive Woodford Reserve is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. For your next special event, consider having the event on the beautiful grounds of Woodford Reserve, in the 2,400 square foot Visitor Center. This unique setting is perfect for receptions, parties and meetings. Stop by the distillery to purchase a bottle of this fine Craft Bourbon and join in a distillery tour. 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2 mile(s) from Paul Sawyer Art Galleries
  • 3 mile(s) from Daniel Boone's Grave
  • 5 mile(s) from Historic Downtown, Buffalo Trace Distillery, State Capitol, Kentucky History Center and the Kentucky Military Museum
  • 10 mile(s) from Wild Turkey, Graham Distilleries and Canoe Kentucky
  • 20 mile(s) from Keeneland Racetrack, Kentucky Horsepark and Toyota Plant
  • 25 mile(s) from Major Outlet Mall
  • 40 mile(s) from Shaker Village
  • 50 mile(s) from Louisville Zoo, Churchill Downs and home of the Kentucky Derby
  • 60 mile(s) from Bardstown, My Old Kentucky Home and Makers Mark Distillery

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Frankfort. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

February 2016

February 5-7, 2016
2016 USA BMX Bluegrass Nationals

If you plan to race or simply spectate, make your way to the Kentucky Exposition Center for this three-day event. Event times vary by day and event type. 

March 2016

March 24-26, 2016
2016 NCAA March Madness

For three days, the best college basketball teams in the country will take the hardwood at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville for the March Madness regionals tournament. Tip-off times vary by day. 

March 31, 2016
Leonardo da Vinci – The Ultimate Exhibition

Enjoy classic works or art in Frankfort. Visit The Grand Theatre on March 31st for Leonardo da Vinci – The Ultimate Exhibition. Explore 12 unique sections. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $15. 

April 2016

April 25, 2016
First Responders & Veterans Day at the Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest

Just one of the many exciting events at the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, this hole-in-one contest rewards one lucky – or skillful – golfer with a 1 million dollar prize. Starts at 11 a.m. at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. 

May 2016

May 5, 2016
Celebrity Day at the Downs

Be sure to visit Churchill Downs on May 5th for the annual Celebrity Day at the Downs. As part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, this event features the Pegasus Parade and loads of celebrity guests. 

June 2016

June 1 – August 7, 2016
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

Check out the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park of Old Louisville – it's the 56th Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. See free live performances of Will's best work starting June 1st through August 7th. 

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