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21c Museum Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 48 hotels in Cincinnati
Detroit, Michigan
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We went to Cincinnati for the express purpose of staying in this hotel.
Vibe: Nothing compares to it... it is incredible
Staff: Friendly, helpful
Check-In: Easy
Rooms: Very large, well-appointed
Bathrooms; Large, fun, classy... great bathrobes and products
Room Service: Great food and not too pricey

BEST PART: There was a Kara Walker on our floor (6th) --- she is one of my favorite artists of all time. This blew me away!

There were only two very very minor items to note --- which is more of a personal style than anything --- they gave us a USA today with breakfast and the many of the items in the Metropole restaurant were smoked heavily. Even pointing those two things out is laughable because the hotel is SO AMAZING.

I really hope 21c thinks about opening a hotel in Detroit someday --- I want to be an investor!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a great find! This hotel is simply awesome. We stayed in a luxury king suite and loved it immediately when we walked in. The bathroom is large with and very clean. The toiletries were heavenly and the towels are seriously the best I have ever used in a hotel - very thick, not thin towels that hardly dry you off. The bed and pillows were really comfortable, and we got an excellent night's sleep both nights we were there. Several other reviewers complained of noise but we kept commenting on how quiet our room was (on the 5th floor). All of the little touches around the room left nothing to be desired. The hotel itself isi so interesting - the art, the restaurant, the gift shop, the check in desk. All were great and the service was awesome. I really can't say enough about the hotel except to say that this is the ONLY place we will stay when we visit Cincinnati again. The location makes it convenient to walk anywhere and worth the parking fee to not be able to park the car and not worry about it again until it was time to leave. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: The 5th floor rooms were very quiet Free WiFi!!! Check out Nada across the street and Sotto - grea...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

we LOVED that thing you call 21c! Chose this hotel for a weekend getaway. Drove up to friendly valet service and amazing hipster hotel staff in the lobby. I was impressed with every detail and amenity from the art gallery to the room appointments & room service, cushy robes and towels, high end decor, even the bath mat left my feet happy! walking distance to the riverfront and restaurants galore. Thank you 21c!
we will recommend and return to this hotel!

Room Tip: chose a King suite, perfect for 2 and the bathroom is amazing. love the room darkening shades!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The staff was motivated and energized. The room was cozy and stylish.

Inside---the hotel was quiet.
Outside---downtown Cincinnati on a Saturday night---not so quiet.

Food, drinks and service at Metropole were terrific. However, Metropole can get loud. Many of the tables are close together. When the dining room is full of customers on a Saturday night you almost feel the need to shout to be heard over the noise if you want to have a conversation--- so the noise escalates.

I think breakfast might be my preferred time of day to be in Metropole.

(We might have gone to Jean-Robert’s Table for dinner, but the convenience of dinner at Metropole across the street from our ‘War Horse’ play at the Aronoff couldn’t be beat.)

We asked to see one of the hotel’s suites. We were taken up to see one of the luxury suites that was unoccupied. It was lovely.

The morning of checkout, many streets in Cincinnati were closed for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade. We were in town for theater, not sports, and were kind of blindsided by the street closures. Driving out of the city was difficult.

Note to hotel: When there are street closures downtown for parades and such, it would be nice to alert your guests ahead of time with a note under the door.

If I could change one thing about the 21c Museum Hotel---I would add a cinema where guests could watch movies (like you can do at the Firmdale chain of hotels in London). That would be so cool.

A pleasant stay, overall.

Variable Room Rate:
1st night $199
2nd night $279
Taxes $81.28/stay
Valet parking: $28/day

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I went to Cincinnati with my sister and mother to see Dwight Yoakam in concert and we stayed at the 21c Hotel. It is a modern hotel with beautiful artwork. The room was appointed nicely, it was spotless and the bed was very comfortable. The Valet's and Doormen were super nice and helpful. There is a restaurant called Metropole that is attached and specialty mixed drinks were awesome! I would highly recommend the 21c. It seems to be in a very central location - near lots of activities. We only stayed one night so we could not explore too much.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We enjoyed a Saturday overnight - all service was stellar from valet car pick up to front desk staff, but the real star of the show is the art and architecture - provocative, whimsical, ethereal - every floor offers a surprise. Our hotel room was spectacular. I felt like I had walked into Dwell Magazine -beautiful decor, materials and amenities. Kudos to the vision of great philanthropists with the vision to save this building and architect Deborah Berke & her team. We walked to old time Cincinnati restaurant Arnolds for music with friends and peaked into the bustling Metropole restaurant, walked to Fountain Square and to the Netherland - for a magical moment of great jazz in an Art Deco paradise. We will be back again - so much to enjoy within walking distance!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at 21C last night and were very happy with our experience at this museum hotel. The staff were all very pleasant and the atmosphere was museum meets quirky... Love the yellow penguins! Would definately recommend a stay at this hotel, plus the heated tile floors in the bathroom were amazing!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about 21c Museum Hotel

Address: 609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cincinnati
#2 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#8 Family Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located adjacent to the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 21c Cincinnati works to foster the ongoing revival of Downtown Cincinnati and strengthen its role as a cultural destination.Working with the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), 21c renovated the former Metropole Hotel and embraced the architecture of the historic landmark to create an exciting new space for guests to experience genuine hospitality, view cutting edge contemporary art, and enjoy culinary experiences that celebrates the region's sustainable producers. ... more   less 
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