The Cincinnatian Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The "city’s grandest hotel" according to Travel + Leisure
  • Its downtown address is a 15 minute-walk from the football and baseball stadiums
  • The restaurant is "one of the top tables in town," says Forbes
  • Surrounded by culture -- the Contemporary Arts Center is one block away

"The grande dame" -- Frommer's
Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
"History and grander of hotel. Location ideal."
Aug 08, 2017
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Cincinnati International Airport, and valet parking is available at the hotel ($35 per night).

Rooms & Rates

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Named "the city’s grandest hotel" by Travel + Leisure, The Cincinnatian was once the city’s tallest building when it was designed in 1882. Today, it still draws the crowds with a well-respected restaurant, comfortable rooms and an excellent address in downtown Cincinnati, just across the Ohio River (and Kentucky state line) from the Newport Aquarium, and the shops, restaurants and entertainment at Newport on the Levee.

The hotel offers a wide range of rooms types for travelers, families and couples looking for a weekend retreat. Windows can face the atrium or feature city views, and there are a variety of bedding options including queen beds, king rooms and suites with double beds. Families can request connecting rooms with two queen beds or pull-out couches; select rooms feature private balconies or whirlpool tubs. 

The hotel is right in the center of the city's art scene, one block from the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center and a 15-minute walk from the noteworthy Taft Museum (free on Wednesdays). The location is also great for sports fans -- the Cincinnati Bengals’ home ground, Paul Brown Stadium and the Reds’ Great American Ballpark are each a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Right around the corner is Fountain Square, which has an ice skating rink in colder months. 

The hotel’s main restaurant, The Palace, is "one of the top tables in town," according to Forbes. There’s soft lighting, cozy booths, original art by the great-grandson of Pissarro and a German- and French-influenced menu. For less formal meals try the Cricket Lounge, set in the eight-story atrium, where you can feast on casual fare accompanied by live jazz on the weekends. 

From the press:
  • "It's not the largest hotel in Cincinnati, but it is the best" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking Valet parking is $30 overnight with unlimited exit and re-entry privileges.

  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child in King rooms only. Extra bed available on request (and based on availability), for one child or one adult: $50 (subject to tax) per night in the King and Double rooms only. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $50 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be applied by hotel.


Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $35.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Cincinnatian Hotel (OH) (part of Preferred Hotels & Historic Hotels of America) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was like a nice studio apartment, but the atmosphere of the hotel was not appealing.
Other Comments
This was like staying in an apartment building. The hotel had absolutely no historic character. Front desk staff were not readily available for check-in or check-out.
Anne Feb 25, 2018 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is the cleanliness of the outside entrance way. It didn't give a very good first impression. You might want to provide the valets brooms to use while they are just standing around. Interior of hotel was very clean and well maintained.
deborah Sep 13, 2017 Sykesville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
History and grander of hotel. Location ideal.
Tracy Aug 08, 2017 Cincinnati, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Upscale accommodations. Great location for Reds game.
Lowell Aug 06, 2017 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The extra large room was excellent.
TIMOTHY Jul 31, 2017 Hamilton, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel. But the bathroom was the best.
Other Comments
Free valet parking was great for this location
Carla Jul 24, 2017 PiquaPiqua, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service was extremely professional, friendly and courteous.
Other Comments
Beautiful rooms, lobby and restaurant. The people who work there go above and beyond to ensure you are treated like VIP'S!
Jul 22, 2017 West Babylon, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Perfect location.
Other Comments
Friendly staff and nicely appointed room.
Janine Jul 21, 2017 Cleveland, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, very clean, nice staff, helpful as well.
Other Comments
Loved it
Anna Jul 17, 2017 Salem, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, beautiful rooms, very friendly staff
Other Comments
Will return for future stays
Anna Jul 17, 2017 Salem, IN, USA

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