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Cincinnatian Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #15 of 48 hotels in Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I was torn between the Hilton and the Cincinnatian. Since it was only one night I decided on going with the non traditional choice. Oddly for an old established hotel it lacked character in the Lobby. It's not old, nor is it new. The staff is very friendly, the hotel comfortable and quiet. Shockingly they still use actual keys for... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

What else can I say? Rooms look like they are from a 1970's movie set. Employees think they work at a grand hotel yet they lack the skills necessary to work at a Motel 6. Never opened doors for my wife and I when they saw us coming. Once we attempted to check in at 1pm our rooms were not... More

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Houston, TX
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay here. It's a bit quirky and old - but very clean, service-oriented, and upscale. My room was interesting. There was a picture of a semi-naked lady on the wall (you could see a bit of her behind and that's all I'll say). And the bathroom was different. There was one sink in the area with... More

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Plainfield, Indiana
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed one night in one of the rooms that has a balcony overlooking the atrium. The room was comfortable and very clean. The bed was comfy. The staff very pleasant. The only complaint is that the rooms overlooking the atrium are very noisy and too bright at night time. Noise was coming through from the atrium until well after... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was very disappointed with this hotel. The rooms are small and need a major remodel - carpet old, wallpaper peeling away, faucet fixtures didn't work well and the toilet barely flushed....etc. Hotels should always have a mirror somewhere in the room outside of the bathroom so it was difficult for 2 people getting ready...oh and they should have real... More

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I rarely write super negative reviews, but this property made inspired to do so. To start, the overall experience @ this hotel isn't terrible, it is apparent that they are attempting to hold the pieces together...problem is that the small things really start to add up. Cleanliness REALLY needs to be addressed in a big way- there was long hairs... More

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Hong Kong
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I tried many Hilton hotels in different countries and they all impress me by their spaciousness, cleaningness, nice room decor and comfy atmosphere. However, this Hilton is the most disappointing Hilton I have ever stay in. I should have chosen Westin or Hyatt nearby instead of Hilton. The hotel is small and outdated. I requested for a 2 doublebeds room... More

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Burke, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was to be the "big" hotel on our 10 city vacation. In the end, the only thing big was the expense. room was good, but reminded me of European small. No refrigerator. Staff good, but dont try to use the luggage trolley to move your own luggage. Even though there were 4 standing unused, they "expected a full house,... More

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Rogers, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This was my first stay at the Cincinnatian; usually stay in Fountain Sq. area for a weekend of Bengals/Reds games. The hotel and staff surpassed my expectations in every category. One note regarding the double queen room my brother and I shared: the bathroom door is shutter type so not very private. Also, the bathroom was a bit dated (kinda... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I typically try to stay 10-15 miles from any downtown areas and then spend ~$80 for good (not great) hotels that include breakfast. Since it was our 25th anniversary and we wanted to walk to Cubs/Reds game stayed at Cincinnatian. Read all the reviews and I would say they are very accurate. I got a slight upgrade in room size... More

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Address: 601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Central Business District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cincinnatian Hotel 4*
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Small, luxury boutique hotel built in 1882 and listed on the National Register of Historic places. Proud member of Hisotric Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels International, The Cincinnatian Hotel celebrates its 130th year this September. Boasting of a wide range of accommodations, this namesake hotel of Cincinnati is the perfect home away from home destination for those who want something simple or something grand. Call for details. ... more   less 
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