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“Great location, great price, unbeatable value! Stay here and save the $ for a nice dinner” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #21 of 49 hotels in Cincinnati
Virginia
1 review
“Great location, great price, unbeatable value! Stay here and save the $ for a nice dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

We stayed at the Garfield Suites in July of 2009 the week after the fourth. I don’t know what the previous reviewer was talking about being a bad location because we are 3 blocks from fountain square. Just about 6 blocks from the baseball field and an easy walk across the bridge to KY and the Duck Boat tours (highly recommend), aquarium etc..! This location is perfect!
As for the rooms, out spacious one-bedroom suite had a full kitchen, was very clean and well appointed with plush towels, dishes and about everything we needed. The cooling system worked perfectly and the king size bed was so comfy I actually slept in late!
I travel on business extensively and have stayed in some “upscale” downtown hotels and I can tell you that for $99 a night in this location, with this size room, you can’t beat it. I will be back and will definitely make the Garfield my home when in Cincinnati. I will also recommend it to my friends and business associates.
The staff here are unusually accommodating and even the maintenance man said good morning when he got on the elevator in the morning. We just happened to be there on a Wed night and really enjoyed the free drinks and appetizers in the lobby and actually got to meet and talk to the owner who was there!

Stay at the Garfield, save your money and go out to one of the MANY fine dining establishments in the walking distance area around the hotel. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

I was extremely suprised to see that the Garfield Suites was ranked #1 for Cincinnati hotels at tripadvisor. It was on the outskirts of downtown...close to the hood, but it was safe and within walking distance of Fountain Square. The hotel itself was kept pretty clean (they must have a pretty good cleaning staff) but overall just felt old. The rooms seemed to have last been updated in the late 80's. The elevators take FOREVER and the parking garage, while inexpensive ($5 a night), was an absolute horror. It connects to the hotel through a series of winding, dingy hallways and stairs. It was very difficult to transport our belongings from the parking lot to the hotel, especially with little children. Our two-bedroom "suite" had a balcany which was rusty, but still appreciated. Not much to do around the hotel other than a few pubs.
Wouldn't recommend this place to others....however it wasn't a bad deal.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

I stayed at the Garfield Suites for a week while attending aconference at the University of Cincinnati. Downtown Cincinnati is a rapidly improving area, although it still seems to be largely obsessed with its two huge sports stadia (understandably). The hotel is very conveniently situated - everything is a short walk away - staff are generally friendly and helpful. My one-bed suite was very spacious and pretty well equipped - two TVs, DVD player, full kitchen with dishwasher. Decor is a little faded and could do with an update, but it is clean and quite well maintained. There is a guest laundry, snack and drinks vending machines and a very good (reasonably priced) cafe on the ground floor, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an efficient room service menu, and all rooms have internet access which is free. If you want to avoid the space restrictions of the average budget/tourist hotel, and you like the flexibility of preparing your own food (I have special dietary needs), then Garfield Suites may be a good option for you.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

So I read the reviews and booked the Garfield for a one night stay in Cincinnati for a Reds game. The staff was nice which was a plus, but the lobby was small and the parking to unload for valet and check in was crowded.
Once checked in we waited for about 10 minutes for one of the two elevators, upon arrving in the room we were displeased to see such outdated furniture and decor in addtion to the old carpet and appliances, this place is affordable and roomy which was nice but it just wasnt my favorite.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

Stayed here from Thursday through Sunday (June 4-7th). My girlfriend and I had a great time. The customer service was top notch, the location was ideal, and the value was exceptional. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Urbana, IL
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

We came down with a big group for the Cubs/Reds series. It was nice to have 2 bedrooms per room so 4 people were splitting the bill. Also it was great to have a kitchen available with a full size fridge for drinks and leftovers. I would stay there again if I had the chance. Read some of the other reviews and yes the style is a little older but I didn't stay there for the modern decor. Staff was also great in giving food recommendations and giving directions.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hillsborough, NJ
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

The hotel smelled like stale bunghole....I think it was the result of a bunch of guys from Jersey who liked to yell "Cornhole" all the time! The sixth floor was especially smelly with pungent anal gas permeating the entire floor! There was a tall Sasquatch wearing a Chesterhouse hat smoking a "square" and shouting out obsenities. All in all very entertaining!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Garfield Suites Hotel

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 ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 49 hotels in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Garfield Suites Hotel 3*
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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