We have stayed in Cincinnati multiple times throughout the years (read my other reviews). We've had tremendous trouble finding a hotel that we feel comfortable coming back to. We had previously stayed at a 21c Hotel in Louisville, KY, so we knew what to expect. However, the hotel in Louisville had its problems as well, so we were cautiously optimistic.
Valet and check-in couldn't have been any easier. Everyone that greeted us had a smile on their face and were happy to do whatever they could to help. They put us in room 816. The room itself was very clean, modern, and actually very nice. It was on the small side, but we didn't care about that. The biggest complaint about the 21c in Louisville was how thin the walls are, so that was our first main item of concentration. I have to say that either there weren't any other people around us or the the walls at this 21c are sound proof. We heard no other noises the entire night of our stay. The bathroom was clean and has a very powerful shower head.
The only issue I raised was that I did not like the motion activated thermostat. That's great that they're trying to save the Earth, but I like A/C, and do NOT want it to turn off while I'm sleeping (read - not making enough movements to keep it on). I brought this up with the front desk staff after we got back from the game. They couldn't have been more helpful. They said they would have maintenance turn that feature off, right away. The called to check on the issue and I told them maintenance had not been up yet, and they said they would take care of it. Five minutes later they call and said maintenance was able to turn it off from their computer and had actually lowered the limit for the A/C to 64. Fantastic!!
Also, the room darkening shades worked so well that we didn't wake up til 9:45am. We had no idea what time it was, and were shocked that there weren't any noises that woke us up either. Which brings me to the clock that is in the room. I understand the whole artsy point of the hotel, but using an analog clock as the alarm clock, is a BAD idea. If we had had a generic digital red digit clock on the nightstand, we wouldn't have slept through breakfast. I'm not really complaining about that, as we wanted to sleep, but I can see where that may be a bad thing if you have meetings or appointments to keep.
Overall, this hotel is outstanding in every way. We will definitely be staying here again for our next trip to Cincinnati.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio