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The Cincinnatian Hotel

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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

93% (216 Member Ratings)

"The rooms fantastic!"
Mar 13, 2017
columbus , OH, United States


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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Child's cot/crib available free of charge for infants (on request) in the King rooms only. Extra bed available (on request): $50 per night for children and adults in the King and Double rooms only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $50 per stay on checkout.

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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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93% Positive
(216 Member Reviews)
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
4.7 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Room service!
Lindsay Mar 15, 2017 Cincinnati, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
The rooms fantastic!
David Mar 13, 2017 columbus , OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
very nice room
Christopher Mar 13, 2017 Findlay, OH, United States
Other Comments
Staff was hit or miss. Some very friendly and happy to help. Others just point and act like you're an interruption. Had to get valet charge removed from bill. Then maintenance came to room before we had checked out and still had do not disturb hanger out. No coffee in room and lobby dispenser was empty at 10am Sunday.
Marc Mar 13, 2017 Loveland, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful modernly updated historical building.
gary Mar 05, 2017 Louisville, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most
I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel has a good feel to it. The bed was very comfortable.
Other Comments
The location to the venue was excellent.
Ken Mar 01, 2017 Indianapolis, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
It's historic beauty
Carl V Feb 28, 2017 Connersville, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
clean, well decorated rooms. very comfortable bed. excellent food in the restaurants.
rachel Feb 28, 2017 Jeffersonville, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Room was fantastic and service at their restaurant was exceptional!
Other Comments
The address when entered into SIRI is wrong. Takes you around the corner to another hotel. This was a bit irritating, even confused our UBER driver which made us late for dinner.
Lee Feb 27, 2017 Lebanon, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most
The service from the staff and the location of the hotel near so many attractions
Christopher Feb 21, 2017 Kettering, OH, United States

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