My husband and I could not have been more satisfied with our stay at this phenomenal bed and breakfast. We chose the Clifton House for our anniversary getaway. We love bed and breakfasts, and had never been to Cincinatti togather, so based on the reviews here on tripadvisor, we decided to give it a try. From the moment we first spoke with Nancy, the host, we felt at ease. We had to call on the way up and let her know we would be later than we thought. She was so understanding and hospitable, giving us instructions on where to find everything in the event she stepped out for a moment, and telling us to drive safely, and not to worry! If some B&B owners knew the difference kindness and a friendly voice makes! We have called to inquire about other B&B's before, and didn't book, just because of the indifferent and sometimes rude attitude we found on the other end of the line. We take that as a bad omen for the property. Nancy couldn't have been sweeter, more helpful, or more accomodating! When we arrived, it was dark, but we could tell that the B&B was situated in the middle of a neighborhood of old, historic homes. Right up our alley! We love old homes! The neighborhood of Clifton is called the gaslight district, and the B&B is within walking distance of a lot of cute little shops and restaurants. Nancy had stepped out for a moment, so we didn't see her when we arrived, but everything was just where she said it would be. We found our room, and the wine and brownies Nancy had said would be waiting! We stayed in the New Orleans room. It was so charming and CLEAN!!!!!!! That is one of the big three for us! A B&B has to have three things:
1. A CLEAN room
2. Friendly staff
3. A great breakfast!
Well two of the three were already fullfilled, so we were excited! The bed was sooooooooooo comfortable! We decided to watch a little television as we changed clothes for dinner. We made our way downstairs, and as we were leaving, Nancy arrived. She recommended a couple of places for dinner. One of those was a pizza place that she said was popular in the Cincinatti area. That sounded great to us! AND IT WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best I have had! They had a great salad too! It was a special seasonal salad, called the Harvest salad. Ask Nancy about this place, as right now the name is escaping me. The next morning, we had breakfast with the other guests. It was incredible! I was a bit hesitant to eat with people I didn't know, but we found it surprisingly delightful! There was a couple there from England, and one from California, and a gentleman from Arizona. We really enjoyed getting to know them! I am always cautious of reviews that are completely glowing about a property, so if I have to mention one negative thing, to make this review credible, I would say that although the breakfast was outstanding, I wish they had an alternative (and maybe they did, I was too shy to ask) to the eggs. I have a food allergy to them, and can't eat them without alot of stomach pain. I'm sure with how helpful and aiming to please Nancy was, that she would have provided something if I had asked, I just didn't want anyone to go to any trouble for me We had planned to go to Kings Island, but fell so in love with the gaslight district that we decided to sightsee instead. We drove around admiring the old homes which were huge and incredible to take in! We also ate at Ohio's famous "Skyline Chili". It was great! I recommend you have it over spaghetti! We also went downtown and shopped! It was sooooooo cool, and we enjoyed it so much! Overall our stay was fantastic and we can't wait to go back! You can't go wrong with the Clifton House, so book without fear!!! You will be glad you did!
- Also Known As:
- Clifton House Cincinnati, Ohio