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“Great downtown location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Westin Cincinnati
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 50 Hotels in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great downtown location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very practical hotel for business travel, with central location. if you can get a room with a view of Fountain Square, it is worth it! Fitness room and pool up top is in good shape and a nice bonus. I would definitely stay here again. Does not hurt either to have McCormick's in the base of the building.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Londonderry
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed recently for 2 nights for a girl's weekend. The room was comfortable and clean. The location was excellent for the ease of walking to restaurants, bars and shopping. We especially felt comfortable walking after dark in the immediate area, although of course we were cautious. There appeared to be plenty of people walking the area after dark. Plus it is only about 2-3 blocks to "The Banks," with more restaurants and bars.

The Starbucks was a nice surprise for breakfast with made to order breakfast items available and for a good price that we paid extra for with the room

Parking garage was a surprise with the close quarters and the corkscrew turns which made it somewhat difficult to navigate our vehicle around the curves without rubbing the tires on the curb.

Would like to try the stay in the warmer weather again.

I wish they had free WIfi available as so many people can have better use of their Ipads, computers, etc. Nowadays it appears just about everyone has a need for this and most hotels offer it free to their customers.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This hotel is in an excellent location and the room was very clean but there are a couple of shortcomings. For $140 per night including tax, I expect wifi to be complimentary. Also, the self-parking under the building has a very tight corkscrew entrance and a self-pay kiosk that isn't user friendly. Finally, the hallways are rather dimly lit and the drab grey wall/carpet colors make this worse, and the furniture in my room looked kind of worn. This hotel needs a makeover.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dejuan A, Manager at The Westin Cincinnati, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear John L.,

Thank you for your favorble remarks in regards to the cleanliness and location of the hotel. Complimentary internet service is available as a welcome amenity for Gold level Starwood Preferred Guest members and Platinum level SPG members receive complimentary internet.

We appreciate you taking to time to share your experiece with TripAdvisor and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Stay well,

DeJuan Anderson
Director of Rooms
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Hartford, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The Westin in Cincinnati is well located in the city center, with a McCormick and Schmick in the building, a Brazlian steakhouse across the street, and only minutes from the local favorite, Montgomery's Ribs.

Its an avergae westin, so a stepo above the Sheraton, clean, pleasant staff. I didn;t have any experience that was a WOW factor, but notg negative. Perhaps my standards are high, but I put this at a 4 because it meer Westin Expectations

Room Tip: I resommend asking for a view of the 5/3rd area...good view to people watch
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I only stayed at the Westin one night. The rooms/facilities are clean but the shower pressure was weak. Rated the service slightly below the rest because I asked the front desk if they had a concierge and they simply responded "no". There was no follow-up of "can I help you with something?"

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Nice hotel but could use some TLC. There were no extra batroom needs such as shampoo, or bar soap. I needed to make a phone call but there was no phone book in the room. The furnave in the room was hard to regulate, temp said 70 but alot of cool air circulated around the room. The beds were fine and the room was clean. The bar was nice but a little pricey.

Room Tip: The rooms were clean and comfortable but just needed a little extra to make it a 5 star.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed at Westin Cincinnati from March 4-7, 2013 in Room 435. Here are my observations:
1. Impossible to control the hot water in the sink with the hot-cold mixer. delayed response and always hot water comes out.
2. No Shampoo or conditioner replenishments were provided during the three night stay
3. No drinking water bottles were provided after the first day. A note was left by the cleaner lady and I quote "My applogies !! Will return with water when it becomes abailable". Never returned with water :-)
4. Two very noticeable red stains on room carpet. Never expected this at Westin
5. Remote control batteries were dying out.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a Fountain side view. I was given a room with very poor south side view .
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cincinnati
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#10 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Cincinnati 4*
Number of rooms: 456
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking historic Fountain Square and located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, The Westin Cincinnati is the perfect destination for both leisure and business travel. ... more   less 
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