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“Nice hotel, good rooms, friendly staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   600 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Covington
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, good rooms, friendly staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed here on 10/22/12 as part of a wedding party. Needless to say we were up late and did not have any problems with the staff. In fact, the roving security guys walking the halls late night were pretty friendly. Their staff in general were really friendly.

Overall the room was clean and well kept, but our mini fridge was a waste of space and kept things at about room temperature if not hotter. Aside from my ruined late night White Castles I wanted to eat for a hangover breakfast, I was pleased. Speaking of breakfast, their breakfast for the wedding party was very good!

The price point for its location and proximity to all the things in Newport/Cincinnati was pretty amazing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicagoland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Checked in late at night, the woman working said she had worked there longer than anyone else and it showed in her speed and accuracy of service. She had us checked in fast, took care of our needs and had us on our way to bed in no time. We stay at a lot of places and have to say, this employee was on it. Place was in good shape, everything was fine.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Easy located right off the highway, only about 20 minutes from the airport. You can walk to the centre of Cincinnati in about 15-20 minutes or you can also take the trolley that stops right across the hotel on which you can do a tour to the centre and to Newport.
The hotel has a large parking lot, free of charge, unsecured. A lot of convencience stores are located around the hotel: gas station, waffle house, McDonalds, ...
The hotel staff is very friendly and helpfull. The hotel interior is somewhat outdated and could use a facelift. I had a room on the ground level and it wasn't "smell" proof especially in the morning when I walk up with the smell of the breakfast. The rooms are decend size, large tv, coffee making facilities and toiletries.
There is a breakfast buffet with eggs, bagels, scones, cornflakes and a small variety of fruits. If you have a A club card be sure to mention it because you get a discount on the buffet.
The hotel also has an large outside pool and a small fitness area.
Although being a bit outdated is offers good value for money with easy access to the highway and city centre.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nebraska
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Rooms were nice. Nothing special. Quick check in service. Perfect for my son and I to catch a Reds game. Drove a few blocks east, parked the car, walked across the Civil War era Bailey Bridge. Awesome view of the downtown and stadiums. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ravenel, South Carolina
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232 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We decided to stay here after such awful reviews of the Drawbridge Hotel. Were very happy with our decision. They put us on the executive level and the rooms were very clean. The hotel needs a bit of a facelift as it is one of the older hotels, but we had no complaints with the facility at all.
We had breakfast in the rest every morning and our server was Darlene and she was terrefic! She helped us out when we had a problem with one of our breakfast vouchers. She greeted us each morning and made sure we were well taken care of.
I used the fitness room every morning and it had a very upscale treadmill which I loved. We had read in one of the reviews that it was noisy with the train tracks and interstate close by, but we never had any problems with noise at all and I am a very light sleeper.

Room Tip: executive level seems to be very quiet if that matters to you.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alsio Viejo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a below average Holiday Inn and definitly not worth the price. We found the bathroom smelled of urine, the shower curtian was dirty, the windows were old and worn out.
While getting ready in the morning, the bathroom light burnt out and they told us that it would be 40 minutes before it could be fixed...they did let us borrow a room at the other end of the hotel to get ready - what a pain.

There are much better hotels in the area that are in the same price range... find'em and go there!

Room Tip: No city view for most of the year - only the winter time when the leaves are off the trees, and even...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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JasonDruso, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please accept our sincerest apology for any disappointments you experienced with your guestroom accommodations. This is definitely not a typical stay at our hotel. Please be assured, we work hard to meet and exceed customer expectations and we take it seriously when we fall short. We will use your feedback to fix this issue and make sure that this does not happen to another guest. We truly hope you will afford us the opportunity to serve you in the future.
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I traveled here from Virginia to attend a wedding. The hotel is conveniently located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, in Covington, KY. The hotel was obviously and older Holiday Inn but was nicely maintained and the staff was outstanding from check-in, to the lounge and restaurant and the catering.

Our bartender Jess was great. She's a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan for those of you who might follow the NFL.

The hotel rooms could use a bit of an upgrade to include thermostats to control the room temperature but the room was very comfortable, though a bit noisy. The hotel is nested between a motor vehicle bridge and a railroad bridge, both of which are quite busy.

There were a lot of utility trucks with cherry pickers parked in the parking lot which made it just a bit difficult to navigate the parking lot to enable you to stay away from trees, which contain lots of birds.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 600 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Covington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Covington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront hotel is located in the heart of Covington, Kentucky s business and entertainment district. Our Cincinnati hotel is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati and features free downtown Cincinnati parking and free wireless high-speed Internet access.The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront hotel is the place to stay when attending famous Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky events, such as the WEBN Fireworks, Oktoberfest, Maifest and the Flying Pig Marathon. The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront Hotel is the perfect place for your Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati weekend getaway. A centrally located Cincinnati hotel on the Ohio River, we are a Cincinnati Reds hotel near Great American Ballpark and a Cincinnati Bengals hotel near Paul Brown Stadium. We are also near MainStrasse Village, Newport on the Levee, the Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo. The Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront hotel is also a favorite among companies such as Ashland Marathon, Duke Energy, UPS, P&G, Sara Lee and Kroger because of our close proximity to their offices and Cincinnati s central business district. ... more   less 
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