While this is not a prime location for Kings Island, it is still less than a 30 minute drive to the park. The real bonus, in my opinion, is that it is far enough away that it doesn't receive the abuse that many hotels receive within minutes from the park. For me, this was a big deal, and this hotel did not disappoint.
During our walk to our room, my wife and I were impressed with the activity around us. There was a carpet cleaning service steam cleaning the hallways, maintenance was replacing light bulbs, and every member of staff greeted us with a smile. You could sense the pride everyone took in their job and it showed. Rooms were spotless, pool towels were always plentiful, and requests were handled promptly.
If I had anything I could remark on negatively, it would be two things that had little impact on our experience, and frankly are things the staff has no control over. This first was the decor. This is an older building, so naturally the decor is a little dated. For me, this is a moot point given the fact that everything is so well-maintained. The second was the layout of the building. Hallways are long, and the upper floors are only accessible by two elevators located in the middle of the building. It can sometimes result in long walks. Again, this was only a minor inconvenience, but for some I feel it may be worth noting.
All in all, this was a fantastic hotel that I will recommend to friends and family. A special thanks needs to be passed on to Alex, the manager on duty during our check-in who graciously upgraded our room when he was under no obligation to do so (in fact, the problem was so minor I hadn't even complained). To me, that was the kind of customer service that you rarely see anymore, and the kind of service that will keep someone like me a customer for life, even if it means I pay a little more in the process.