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UK Chandler Hospital provides healthy, balanced meals as an important part of treatment and recovery. Patients who need special meals will receive specific menus. If you have specific dietary needs, ask to meet with a registered dietitian.

Dietitians work closely with your doctors and nurses to make sure your dietary needs are met during your stay. They can provide you and your family with information on special diets and discuss any nutritional concerns.

You or a member of your health care team can contact a dietitian by calling 859-323-6987. Dietitians are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Breakfast tray service is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Cut-off time is 9:30 a.m. 
  • A continental breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. 
  • Lunch tray service is offered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cut-off time is 1:30 p.m. 
  • A box lunch is available until 3:30 p.m. 
  • Dinner tray service is offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cut-off time is 7 p.m.

Dining options on the hospital campus include:

Chandler Dining: Our cafeteria is located on the first floor of Pavilion A near the patient elevators. The cafeteria is open 22 hours a day: closed 5-6 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. for meal changes. Cash and credit are accepted. Call 859-257-1168 for daily menus.

Courtyard Café: Located in Pavilion A on the ground floor adjacent to the lobby atrium and the auditorium; offering coffee, beverages, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. Open Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Starbucks: Located on the first floor of the Kentucky Clinic. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Wildcat Café: Located on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic near the pedestrian bridge from Pavilion H. Open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Vending machines: Located on the first floor of Pavilion H around the corner from the cafeteria; 24-hour service with a microwave available.

  • Lodging nearby

    A variety of hotels and motels are within a short distance of the UK HealthCare campus. For information on these hotels/ motels, please see any information desk or the Customer Relations Office located in Pavilion H, near the main entrance, for a complete list. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for reservations and rate information.

    Special Rates

    21c Museum Hotel Lexington 
    167 W. Main St. (Map
    Call and mention the UK rate or enter in special code "UK" on our site to receive a 10% discount.

    Campbell House of Lexington 
    1375 S. Broadway (Map
    Offers hospital and visitor rates.

    Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South  
    5532 Athens Boonesboro Road (Map
    Special rate for patients and visitors. 

    Comfort Suites
    3060 Fieldstone Way (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Crossland Lexington - Patchen Village 
    2750 Gribbin Drive (Map
    859-266-4800 | Fax: 859-268-6565 
    Very Special Discounted rates for Patient and Family Members!

    Embassy Suites at Lexington Green
    The Mall At Lexington Green (Map)
    245 Lexington Green Circle 
    Shuttle to UK and airport.

    Embassy Suites Hotel 
    1801 Newtown Pike (Map
    Offers hospital and visitor rates.

    Fairfield Inn and Suites Lexington
    3050 Lakecrest Circle (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 
    1800 Newtown Pike (Map
    Offers hospital and visitor rates.

    Hampton Inn Lexington Medical Center
    1953 Nicholasville Rd (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Holiday Inn Express
    1000 Export Court (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Holiday Inn Express and Suites
    2255 Buena Vista Rd (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Home2 Suites by Hilton® - Lexington University/Medical Center
    126 East Lowry Lane (Map)
    Special rates for patients and families, please mention you are visiting UK HealthCare.

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington
    2033 Bryant Rd (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    The Inn on Broadway  
    1301 Harrodsburg Road (Map)  
    Offers hospital and visitor rates.

    La Quinta Inn Lexington
    1920 Stanton Way (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham
    2240 Buena Vista Rd (Map)
    Discounted rates offered for patients.

    Motel 6 
    2260 Elkhorn Road (Map
    Discounts for AARP or anyone 60 years and older.

    Red Roof Inn
    2651 Wilhite Dr (Map)
    Discounted rates for offered for patients.

    Red Roof Inn North 
    1980 Haggard Ct. (Map
    We offer special rates to patients, visitors and hospital staff. Rates from $40.99 Plus Tax.

    Springhill Suites by Marriott 
    863 S. Broadway (Map
    Call and receive a 15% discount if "UK" is mentioned at time of booking.
    When booking online, please select the Special Rates drop-down and list "uky" under the Corp/Promo Code section.

  • Other lodging options for families of children in Kentucky Children's Hospital

    The Ronald McDonald House has additional options for patients and their families, with some restrictions, and hospital staff must make referrals. If you are interested in more information, contact Social Services at 859-323-5501 or Pastoral Care at 859-323-5301.

    Ronald McDonald House 
    550 Cooper Drive (Map

    Limited to patients or families of patients who are 18 years of age or younger. Only one room is available per family. A minimal nightly donation is requested.

    Hope Lodge 
    The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge also offers lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers. You must have a referral from your physician or a Markey Cancer Center social worker. Visit the American Cancer Society's website for more information.