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“Location Locals Lookout” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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“Location Locals Lookout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great access to local sites. Hotel staff very helpful in looking out for bargains on meals, resturaunts, and other actitivies. Recommend staying at this location. Festival ongoing because of July 4th holiday in Fountain square. Enjoyed the music and fireworks from our location. Trolley for $1 is great way to explore Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

First off, this property is the best in Cincinnati...hands down. The architecture in the building is awesome and the staff is extremely attentive to every need that you have during your stay. The rooms are small (at least the ones I stayed in) but this is to be expected from the age of the building. I've always had great views of the river which make getting some work done at the desk easier.

The locatioin of the hotel can't be beat with top notch resturants within a very short walk. If you're in town for a sporting event (Reds or Bengals) this would be a great place to stay as it's another short walk to get to these venues. There is a mall that you walk through from the self-park and the entire city is available through sky-walk in the winter.

I've stayed here about 4 times in the past but would stay here much more if the price wasn't as high. Most nights during the week run in the low $200's, but the quality of the hotel is certainly worth it but corporate expense report doesn't always like the high prices. On very rare occasions, I've been able to find something around $125 and that's a price you should jump at if you can manage...you won't get better in Cincinnati.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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NetherlandPlaza, General Manager at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
July 15, 2013

Nate M

Dear Nate M:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

Let me begin by thanking you for selecting our hotel for your stay in Cincinnati!

Thank you too for your kind comments regarding the hotel and its staff. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stays with us!

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travel plans return you Cincinnati.

Sincerely,


Michel A. Sheer
Managing Director
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Murfreesboro, TN
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband, son, and I stayed here July 5-7, 2013. We had a corner room on the 14th floor with 2 double beds. The room was extremely clean and attractive with high ceilings. Maybe in need of a bit of updating. The bathroom was disappointing, though. It was so cramped, and we couldn't fit all of our toiletries on the single narrow shelf above the sink and toilet. The closet was actually large enough to walk in, which was nice because we stored our suitcase, extra bags, shoes, etc., in there and out of the way. Overall we liked the room, but the size of the bathroom was the only problem.

The pool is hard to find. It's on the lower level in the fitness center. There are signs outside the elevator pointing you in the general direction of the pool, but after that, there are no other signs. I couldn't find it anywhere, so I wandered into the fitness center to ask where it was, and that's when I saw it in the back corner.

The public areas are stunning. The hotel is wonderfully preserved and looks like an art deco dream. The main lounge/bar/restaurant is right off the lobby, and you have to see it to believe it. Pictures don't do it justice. We stopped to have a drink on Saturday night after the Reds game, and they had a nice band playing in the lounge. This area is very popular and rightfully so due to it being so attractive.

If you're there on a Sunday, you have to try the brunch buffet. It has to be one of the best in the city. We had friends who live in Cincinnati come to meet us for brunch, and they were most impressed with both the food and the surroundings. It's very impressive, a great selection of interesting foods, and the wait staff was great as well. Highly recommended.

You can't ask for a better location. You walk outside, and there's Fountain Square with a Morton's of Chicago, McCormick & Schmick's, Graeter's Ice Cream, Saks, Tiffany's, and lots of other places. It's about a 10-minute walk to Great American Ball Park.

We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who loves historic hotels.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

beautiful old hotel updated with all amenities. One of the hotels for my Optimist International Convention. It rained the entire weekend and the hotel had umbrellas available for anyone who needed one. The room was very spacious and the room had a walk-in closet!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Loveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We attended a wedding that had a block here-hurray for us. Great location, amazingly spacious corner room, friendly faces everywhere. We've stayed here before but it just gets better. The hotel seemed to be full but we never heard a peep from our neighbors. Can't wait to go back.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ona, West Virginia, United States
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was a nice hotel but not what you expect for the price..It is very dated and the rooms need serious updating! It is very elegant and historical downstairs though and would be a beautiful place for a wedding or something like that. What I enjoyed the most about it was the location bc you could walk to the ball park or riverfront..Also beware that if you drive a large truck such as a F150 FX4 forget finding parking bc your vehicle wont fit in the parking garages anywhere! Also this hotel is very close to a lot of party spots and there is a plaza about a block away that has lots of concerts on the weekends so if you like to go to bed before 3 am forget it bc even if you are on the 20th floor like we were you can still hear all the noise and music and it will keep you up!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NetherlandPlaza, General Manager at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
July 10, 2013

Edward_Mahon

Dear Edward_Mahon:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

Let me begin by thanking you for selecting our hotel for your stay in Cincinnati!

Thank you for your kind comments about the hotel! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your staff and our staff and that you found the hotel well maintained. We’ll be sure to share your thoughts with the appropriate members of our team!

Many thanks again and please call on us whenever your travel plans return you to Cincinnati.

Sincerely,


Michel A. Sheer
Managing Director
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Cincinnati, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hilton the night of the wedding. We also purchased the special occasion package which included a bottle of chilled champagne, strawberries dipped in chocolate and a room-service breakfast the next morning. The ice for the champagne was melted when we got there and the strawberries were looking a little deflated, but that's mostly because we didn't check in until close to 11pm. I'd assume they put those in the room at around 3pm when they prepared the room for us - perhaps this would've been better if they'd waited until we had checked in and then delivered it to the room fresh. Other than that, the room was great, very spacious, quiet and clean, and the bed was quite comfy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 35 West Fifth Street, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cincinnati
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cincinnati
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#4 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 561
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1. Opened in 1931, this updated National Historic Landmark and charter member of Historic Hotels of America is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco in existence. Located within Carew Tower with shops & restaurants and centrally located across from Fountain Square. Within four blocks of 90+ shops, restaurants, bars and attractions including Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium. One block from Duke Energy Convention Center and connected via skywalk. Renovated guestrooms feature mini fridge, safe, wifi access, flat-screen tvs with expanded high-definition programming, new seating, sound dampening blackout curtains and soft goods. Award-winning on-site dining including Forbes Four Star rated Orchids at Palm Court, named #7 Best Restaurant in the USA (OpenTable, 2014); casual dining in The Grille at Palm Court; relaxed fare, signature cocktails & private label microbrew in The Bar at Palm Court. Complimentary access to The Gym at Carew Tower, a 13,000 sq ft fitness facility located in hotel's lower level, with a pool, Jacuzzi, 10+ treadmills, 10+ ellipticals, free weights and more. ... more   less 
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