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
  • Guest laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Laundromat nominal fee $3.00, open 24-hours
  • Express check out
  • Late check out
  • 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


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western parkside inn in Frankfort.


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

Buffalo Trace Distillery

The state of Kentucky is certainly known for many things – bluegrass, horse racing, a popular and successful college basketball team (Wildcats, anyone?), and without a doubt, their bourbon. Plan your next visit to the greater Louisville area and Frankfort, where you'll want to tour the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Built in 1920, the Buffalo Trace Distillery is a landmark in Frankfort. You can find the Buffalo Trace Distillery just north of downtown, along the Kentucky River. Plan your visit and embark on any of the excellent on-site tours. There's the Bourbon Barrel Tour, the Hard Hat Tour, the Trace Tour, and the very popular Ghost Tour.

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 Governor's Mansion

Constructed in 1912, and designed by architects C.C. Weber and E.A. Weber, the Kentucky Governor's Mansion is a premier attraction in Frankfort. Make travel plans to visit the greater Louisville area, and make a day of it with tours and sight-seeing adventures at this impressive and historic site. 

Featuring a unique blend of late 19th and 20th century revival along with French Renaissance styles, the Kentucky Governor's Mansion is a sight to behold. Also known as The People's House, this mansion features public tours Tuesday's and Thursday's.

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

Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

You'll have no problem finding historic landmarks and monuments during your next visit to Kentucky. Head for the greater Louisville area and stay in Frankfort – home of the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Constructed in 1987, and officially dedicated in 1988, this monument honors the 1,103 Kentuckians who died fighitng in Vietnam War. 

You can find the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial just inland of the Kentucky River along Coffee Tree Road and State Route 676. It is adjacent to the Capitol View Park. This Frankfort memorial is designed in the form of a sundial. Enjoy a bit of history on your next stay in Frankfort. 

Rebecca-Ruth Candy

As you plan out your next visit to Kentucky, be sure to include some time exploring Frankfort. You'll find a wide range of exciting things to see and do in the region. Once of the most impressive – and tasty – things to do is embark on a tour of the Rebecca-Ruth Candy Factory

Known globally as the "inventors of Bourbon Candy," Rebecca-Ruth Candy is found off Highway 60 near the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Started in 1919, Ruth Booe's family still maintains and operates the factory. Be sure to enjoy a tour for samples, and don't miss Edna's Table – an 11-foot slab of marble named after a former employee.

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

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.8 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.8 mile(s) from Logan's Roadhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Cattleman's Roadhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Buffalo Wild Wings, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.3 mile(s) from Miguel's Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 5.1 mile(s) from Jim's Seafood, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: dinner,
  • 4.9 mile(s) from Buddy's Pizza, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.9 mile(s) from Gibby's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 5.0 mile(s) from Serafini, Full Service, Italian, Open for: dinner,


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:

May 2016

May 26-30, 2016
2016 Abbey Road on the River

More than 50 Beatles tribute bands will descend upon Belvedere Festival in Louisville this Memorial Day Weekend. Come for the classic tunes, stay for the festive atmosphere alongside the Ohio River. Grab your passes today.

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. 

June 4 & 5, 2016
17th Annual Arts on the Green

See the artistic side of Kentucky this summer, as the La Grange Courthouse lawn comes alive with a juried arts and crafts festival and other artsy activities. Don't miss your chance to take unique creations home with you as well.

July 2016

July 22-24, 2016
2016 Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

This summer, head over to the Louisville Water Tower and enjoy three days of smooth blues jams and some sticky, smoky BBQ. Reserve your seats today – start time is TBA.

August 2016

August 4-7, 2016
2016 127 Yard Sale Event

Officially the longest yard sale in America – running from Addison, MI to Gadsen, AL – makes its way through Frankfort once again. The sale is held at the '127' or the 127 Corridor in Frankfort. Start times are TBA.

August 2016

August 18-28, 2016
2016 Kentucky State Fair

Check out the Kentucky State Fair this summer at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. There will be tons of Kentucky classics, including horses, bourbon, and carnival activities and Midway rides.

September 2016

September 13-18, 2016
2016 Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Enjoy everything true Kentucky bourbon has to offer at this week-long festival. Scheduled events include live music, bourbon crafting demonstrations, Bardstown historical tours, tons of food, and so much more. Get your tickets today and head over to Bardstown.

October 2016

October 2016
2016 Kentucky State University Homecoming

Homecoming at KSU in Frankfort has become a must-see event, with the KSU football game at Alumni Stadium, live musical performances, and alumni events for an entire week. The exact dates for 2016 are TBA. Register today.

October 19-21, 2016
2016 GIE + EXPO

The GIE, or Green Industry Show, and EXPO is back in Louisville for three days of industry demonstrations, dealers, and plenty of live entertainment. Learn how to be more efficient at the Kentucky Expo Center and areas outside of it.

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