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“Awesome when refurbished” 4 of 5 stars
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Garfield Suites Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Garfield Place, Downtown - Entertainment District, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Free Balcony Upgrade!
Ranked #28 of 49 Hotels in Cincinnati
Tucson
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome when refurbished”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Wonderful location and lots of space for an extended stay. A real 1-bedroom apt. with full kitchen and laundry across the hall. Staff made us feel like family during our 3-week stay. On-site restaurant has good comfort food at a great value and a full bar too. Exercise room has the best view from the roof. Walking distance to any shopping, many activities and business offices. "Attached" garage makes keeping your car easy!

Room Tip: Many rooms have balconies and those make the extended stay more pleasant.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

To celebrate my friend's 30th birthday, we decided to take a room at Garfield, even though everyone in our group lives in the city. We arrived at 330 to check in, but was told that our room wasn't ready. Dismayed, we sauntered to the bar for a cocktail to wait. The bartender, overhearing us talk about the room, gave us our drinks on the house, and apologized for our wait. We had dinner plans at 5p (early, but there's no other time to get to A Tavola without a line) and were concerned that our room wasn't going to be ready on time. Just as I was going to give up, the concierge told me that it was ready! Woo! Walking in felt like we were taking a step back thirty years. The rooms ABSOLUTELY need an upgrade. But, we looked past that, and left for dinner. Walking back from OTR made us feel like tourists in our own city, and that was great. We returned to the room for a bit before heading out for a night on the town. Needing scissors, we called to the front desk and they were delivered within minutes. We took advantage of the complimentary shuttle on our way out, and the driver was very pleasant. Even though the rooms were dated, the staff more than makes up for the aging wallpaper! I would certainly return to Garfield and have already told everyone about our wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Take a suite. They're huge!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newton Falls, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I just read some of the recent reviews, and had to post that we did not experience anything like that during our recent stay at the Garfield Suites. My daughter made the reservation so she could run in a race that was in downtown Cincinnati. We checked in right away and were given an upgrade to a suite on the top floor. It was quite nice, while some of the suite did show a bit of wear from previous renters but that is normal. It was clean and comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I do not quite know why other reviews were so negative, our stay was just fine. The only negative I could say would be the light by the balcony door light my room a bit too much at night. That is really not a big issue.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Horrible! I am high from the pot fumes and could make a wig from the extra hair in my room! The music is so loud I cannot sleep. This place is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. I would rather stay anywhere else than here. It has made my trip very unpleasant.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Staff will bend backwards to help you or accommodate your needs and should be coaching others in the hospitality industry. Location is perfect, close to all important offices and landmarks but the furniture and carpets are very tired.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although the decor is outdated and a rude housekeeper asked me when i planned on checking out, our overall experiance was great! Staff is very helpful, and knowledgeable about their city. We stayed in 602, and it had great views.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rineyville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I recently stayed at the Garfield Suites Hotel for 3 nights and I can say that we were very surprised and happy with our stay. Ron checked us in upon arrival and was very helpful and friendly. We arrived early and he politely asked if we would like an upgrade to a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom suite due to the fact that our room was not ready. This was at no additional cost to us. The room was a bit dated or retro with a blast from the past furnishings, carpet, and appliances. The suite was very large and was clean with no odors which was nice. One of the bedspreads seemed to have been a little dirty with visible spots, but was promptly and quickly replaced upon request. There is a complimentary shuttle which is available on a first come first served basis for the downtown area only. Once our car was parked, we only had to take it out of the garage one time throughout the entire stay. Ashleigh and Randy were very helpful and dropped us off and picked us up promptly upon request. Randy made us feel as if he was our own personal tour guide which was very refreshing and helpful in navigating our way around. The Garfield is in a great location and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, local attractions, museums, etc. The restaurant Cafe Martin on the 1st floor is very good and the staff was very courteous and professional. Two other staff members who were very professional and polite; Darren & Ayana added to our stay and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We will not hesitate to stay and the Garfield Suites Hotel again should we travel to Cincinnati in the future. The only reason that we didn't give 5 stars is due to the fact that there is indeed a need for some upgrades to the rooms in the near future which are showing signs of aging. Thank you Garfield Suites staff! We appreciate you and totally enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: You have a choice of a balcony which is nice. Ask for ice at the desk instead of using the ice tray...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Garfield Place, Downtown - Entertainment District, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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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 ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #28 of 49 Hotels in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garfield Suites Hotel 2.5*
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. Situated in the entertainment district near the casino and Reds stadium, 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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