Cincinnati, OH

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

94% (566 Member Ratings)

"The room and The Palace Restaurant. The desk staff and wait staff were very helpful and very friendly. "
Oct 16, 2016
Cleveland Heights, 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.

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:
  • "The grande dame of the city's hotels is the elegant Cincinnatian" -- Frommer's
  • "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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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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566 Member Reviews
(94% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The room and The Palace Restaurant. The desk staff and wait staff were very helpful and very friendly.
Fred Oct 16, 2016 Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most: superb service, very posh room
Lesa Oct 12, 2016 Bloomington, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most: The service
Ryan Oct 10, 2016 Salyersville, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Service
sylreatha Oct 10, 2016 East Cleveland, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Lisa Oct 04, 2016 Shorewood, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very cool place to stay!
Christopher Oct 04, 2016 Commerce, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: It was nice room clean more modern looking
Other Comments: The guy at the front desk was nice, and assisted us while we drove and made sure we made it to the hotel, when we were downtown.
Donna Oct 03, 2016 Columbus, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most: Rooms were very clean.
Jason Oct 03, 2016 BOONEVILLE, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The large rooms
Other Comments: The main area needs to be updated
Arthur Oct 02, 2016 Dawsonville , GA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful hotel and rooms were very spacious and luxurious.
Sara Oct 02, 2016 Franklin, IN, United States

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