I don't know where the negative-nancies stayed, but it could not have been here.
The staff was friendly, courteous, attentive, and present. They offered suggestions on how to get around, and let us know what to avoid.
Our room was had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It was clean. The appliances worked and we had an ample supply of clean towels. The bed was comfortable. We had a nice river view. However, the view of Cincinnati at night was marred/obstructed by the I-71/I-75 bridge.
There was a train bridge nearby; didn't hear any trains. There were a TON of kids; didn't hear them. We saw them the next morning at breakfast. I was surprised we did not hear running in the halls, doors slamming, etc. Didn't know there were that many at this hotel.
Breakfast was loaded with carbs, but, it's vacation!! Breakfast was tasty. The staff did its best to keep up with the crush of customers on this morning.
The hotel looked like it was out-of-the-way, but it wasn't hard to navigate to Cincinnati or to Newport from the Hampton.
Somebody commented on the liquor establishments. I, too, was amazed at the sheer amount of liquor stores. There were three just outside the front door, and a much larger fourth within an easy walk. That said, what wasn't present was the loiterers associated with such a place. People were in and out, no lingering. No one was panhandling.
Anyway, I hope this review helps you make a good decision. We are glad we chose this place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront … situated along the scenic Ohio river near all the Cincinnati action and just minutes from the new Horseshoe Casino and always popular Newport on the Levee Entertainment District. Hampton Inn Cincinnati- Riverfront is within walking distance of many restaurants and a tourist favorite - MainStrasse Village; Minutes from two (2) major Convention Centers Hampton Inn Cincinnati Riverfront is also the perfect location when visiting for Cincinnati Bengals’ and Reds’, BB Riverboats, The Banks Entertainment District, Cincinnati Zoo, Creation Museum, horse racing, multiple casinos,and all the most popular wedding venues in town. Start your day at the Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront with the most important meal — breakfast. All guestrooms now include a refrigerator and microwave, free internet access (throughout the hotel!) and 37'flat screen TV with expanded channels. We have a fitness room and indoor pool for you health and enjoyment. For business or pleasure visit us soon and often at the beautifully renovated Hampton Inn Cincinnati Riverfront. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Cincinnati Riverfront (Downtown Area) Hotel Covington
- Hampton Inn Covington
- Covington Hampton Inn