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“Fabulous, Lovely, Charming, Cozy!” 5 of 5 stars
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Symphony Hotel
210 W. 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Cincinnati B&B and Inns
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Dublin, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous, Lovely, Charming, Cozy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This "hotel" is really a wonderful Bed & Breakfast, and I highly recommend it. It's in a great location, in the "Over the Rhine" district and within walking distance of several restaurants. The hotel has been restored and renovated and has a cozy/lovely bar area with great and unique wines and a fabulous looking restaurant. The best part was the gracious hostess/general manager. She not only welcomed me, showed me around the hotel, but she also walked me down to the nearest restaurant, and we decided she should join me for dinner. Now that's service with a smile!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OTRHotel, General Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Hi Roberta,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting you & spending time with

you! Dinner was great along with the company & hope that you will come back soon for another

wonderful stay with us here at the Symphony Hotel.

Thanks Again, Colleen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was our first stay in a B&B so I didn't exactly know what to expect, but this visit blew me away. The place is stunningly beautiful with many original fixtures and moldings, yet stylishly updated. The rooms were small, but very cozy and the beds were soo comfortable. Waking up every morning to the aroma of the Chef's fantastic handy work was a great way to start the day!! But the best part was our wonderful hostess Colleen. Not only did she graciously welcome us, but her warm and friendly personality really made our stay special. We will definitely be returning in the future!! Thank you soooo much Colleen for the Advil and bloody Mary and every thing else you did for us!! Your the best!!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OTRHotel, General Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review! I had such & great time with you guys while your stay here!

Both of you were alot of fun & very interesting to chat with. Had lots of laughs & very late nights up

just enjoying your company! Hope all is going well for both of you & can't wait to see you again.

Colleen
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Symphony Hotel is located in the re-developed Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, which is becoming a must-see attraction for out of town visitors. Like the neighborhood itself, the Hotel has recently undergone renovations, which include updated rooms and a new outside addition. I used to live in the area and had dinner at the Hotel before a Cincinnati Pops show. The food is excellent, you would be hard pressed to find a better meal in such a comfortable setting with great friendly service.

My girlfriend and I recently stayed overnight while visiting Cincinnati last month and I can guarantee that we will be back. It was an absolute bargain and the breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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OTRHotel, General Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
I'm so glad you & your girlfriend had a great experience with us on your visit to our boutique

hotel in "OTR"! Thank you for the positive feedback on the Restaurant & customer service! We

love what we do here at the Symphony Hotel & hope you come & visit again soon!

Thank You, Colleen
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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Nestled in a great neighborhood (Historic Over the Rhine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-the-Rhine), this beautiful building adjacent to Cincinnati Music Hall and Washington Square Park. Walkable to a lot of the great things the city has to offer.

David, our host, was nothing but gracious. The room (we got the Mozart suite) was beautiful, quiet, and cozy. The bed was amazing. Clearly, no details were overlooked.

We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

To those who know Cincinnati, the prospect of staying in Over the Rhine might not be on the triptik, but OtR is changing and the neighborhood offers interesting niches, such as the Symphony Hotel. More a B&B than hotel, the Symphony is in a renovated house located right across the street from Music Hall and the newly refurbished Washington Park. My room was very comfortable and he continental breakfast hit the spot. There are lots of new, small restaurants and cafes in OtR now. David, the manager, is an accomplished chef and a very nice person who knows a lot about the neighborhood and the changes that have come. As of August 2012, they were just getting ready to open a cafe next-door, a deck off the second floor and, I assume, additional rooms - so, it's only getting better. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: They offer rooms with a bath and ones with a shared bath.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

My friend and I recently went up to Cincinnati to see the Cincinnati Opera's Porgy and Bess. In looking at hotels that were close to Music Hall as well as bars and restaurants we found Symphony Hotel as affordable as most other hotels nearby. With a great host, comfortable rooms, and a great continental breakfast to start the day, we were very happy with the trip.

We stayed in the Brahms room, which has a private bath with a jetted shower, which was part of my reasoning for booking the room.

We will definitely be staying here on our next visit to Cincinnati, and we'll be bringing friends!

Thanks for a great hotel David!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The Symphony Hotel is in the located across the street from the Cincinnati Music Hall in a neighborhood that's in the midst of renewal. The host, Dave, greeted us warmly and gave us some helpful tips about getting around the city. We were in town to see a Reds game, and Dave steered us to a great place for dinner near the stadium. He also advised us to walk to the ballpark and take a cab home, which was cheaper and faster than parking at the ballpark. The hotel is a restored Victorian mansion with high ceilings, large windows, and beautiful woodwork. Our room was comfortable, but only moderately clean. The dark tile in the shower needed a good scrubbing, and the dark paint on the walls throughout the hotel gave every room a dingy look. The hotel was recently air conditioned. There is no elevator. The continental breakfast was adequate. This is a hotel that is still evolving, and I expect it will become even better as time goes on.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Symphony Hotel

Address: 210 W. 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Symphony Hotel and Restaurant: located in Historic Over the Rhine, next to Washington Park and Music Hall. The hotel has 9 composer themed guest rooms, a relaxing gourmet breakfast by our chef is included on Saturday and Sunday morning with a complimentary continental breakfast Monday - Friday, egg dishes can be added for a nominal fee. For your convenience we offer: free parking, flat screen television with satellite, high speed internet, a large out door roof top deck and guest rooms with individual heating and air temperature control. The Restaurant's historic dining room is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for three or five course gourmet dining. Happy hour is on Thursday from 5-7pm. Taste bourbon and wine in our tasting room and relax with a glass of wine or craft cocktails in our lounge offering complimentary live jazz.on Friday and Saturday evenings 8-11pm. ... more   less 
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Symphony Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio

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