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Garfield Suites Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Garfield Place, Downtown, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 48 Hotels in Cincinnati
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
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“Great Value For Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed here for one night whilst over from the UK visiting family. Whilst the hotel is a little dated, the value for money is outstanding.

We booked a one bedroom suite but were upgraded to a high-floor 2 bedroom suite at no extra cost, without requesting it. In fact, the hotel were happy to accommodate our early arrival (2 hours before check-in time) with no problems. The chap who checked us in was friendly and efficient and we were even offered help with our bags.

The suite was absolutely massive - dated, yes, but with every amenity we could want and then some, not to mention free wifi and great views!

I'd definitely stay there again, the location is perfect and you cannot beat the value.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Lakeside, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

From the moment one pulls up one can tell they don’t care. The hotel van blocks the place to unload and one fends for themselves getting a cart and taking care of the baggage. The “bad rug” front desk check in host has an attitude to match. He made a comment: “… enjoy the party” and one wondered what that meant.

Don’t stay on the “Penthouse” floor (there’s 6/7 next door to each other); it’s the “21” birthday party floor. I believe the University students have made it that kind of party destination. So, they left it dingy and old and not polished at all. Check the sheets that if they were changed and look in every dirty corner. Drains are clogged, toilets and a door security chain that is broken. You won’t sleep until after 4am and only until sunrise because, of the old wore out vertical window blinds. (It explains the millions of stains on the furniture, carpeting and walls.)

It’s a shame that this prime location is wasted on an inferior hotel service. The Garfield should take a lesson from the fabulous restaurant it has and it’s great cooks because, they obviously care, thank you, that was a very good breakfast.

I would stay there again because, the regular rooms other family members had, were very nice and clean and very reasonably priced for being right in the heart of downtown life.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cumberland, Maryland
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17 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our stay did not start with a good impression. We arrived at 4pm and there were no guests in the lobby but 3 employees at the counter engaged in personal conversation. The one who finally decided to check us in continued to carry on the "banter" with the other employees. After having me sign the paperwork he walked back to to the other employees. I had to interupt them to ask what I do about my car that was sitting out front, His response was "Park in the garage". I asked about valet parking and he said "This guy here does that but it will cost you $21 and its only $6 if you park it yourself."---Great upsell service! I then had to ask for directions to the garage. The bed was small and bathroom very small. On the positive side the overall suite is spacious, hotel within walking distance of casino, restaurants and ballpark. The value received was appropriate for the price charged.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We knew this was not going to be the greatest hotel. All hotels in the downtown area were booked this weekend way in advance, so this is what we got. Although the hotel was dated and not the cleanest we thought we could make it work as we were just sleeping there.
First of all, all they had for suites were queen sized beds. And I am not sure they were even queens, they were old and no pillow top or any other comfortable mattress toppers. We climbed into bed and had to decide whether to keep the room extremely cold so that the air unit would run or listen to cars going over plates in the road that shook the room. Needless to say, we got no sleep at all!
After waking up bone tired, I asked for coffee at the front desk only to be told that the coffee shop opens at 8:00 a.m.? Really? Who opens that late! I was told to walk to Paneras, but got halfway there and wasn't feeling very safe at that hour.
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is VERY dated. Not particularly clean. Stayed because it was convenient for a wedding we were attending. The price was good but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. Would rather spend a little more and get a clean place.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Hubbard, OH
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

After an hectic checkin experience with lack of directions for curbside service we get to our room which is VERY dimly lit and dirty. I didn't want to lay anything on the floor or the bed because it seemed very unkempt. Bathroom was super small and and the curtain allowed lots of water to stream all over the floor. I wasnt impressed with the bedding, or the pillows. The room need major updates, with carpet, wall coverings, bedding, lamps and tvs which were all outdated.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Clayton,Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed Memorial day w/e and had a wonderful time,checked out the casino and the taste of Cincinnati.Excellent service & friendliness as usual,Also visited the Garfield restaurant,food excellent,planning several more stays in the future.

Room Tip: All rooms are great & reasonably priced.
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  • Stayed May 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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Address: 2 Garfield Place, Downtown, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 48 Hotels in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Garfield Suites Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Garfield Suites Hotel is one of Cincinnati’s best hotels for leisure and business travelers alike, as well as for extended-stay guests. Rated the #1 Cincinnati hotel by TripAdvisor, The Garfield Suites Hotel is the only downtown Cincinnati hotel offering multiple room condo-suites compared to the standard hotel rooms that the national chains offer. If you want a lot of space and convenience at budget-friendly prices, The Garfield Suites Hotel is the best choice in downtown Cincinnati Ohio hotels. ... more   less 
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