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“First Class Boutique, Historic Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnatian Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 49 Hotels in Cincinnati
Middletown, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“First Class Boutique, Historic Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This wonderfully restored 5 star historic hotel is fabulous from the moment you pull up until the moment you leave. Everything is beautiful, clean, delicious, comfortable, and at your service. The jazz band and club section is a great place to unwind and meet new people or gather with your friends and family, the restaurant is lovely, upscale, and worth every bite. Room service - perfection. The rooms are appointed quite nicely and some have terrific double showers and air-jet tubs. Turn down service includes cookie and clean footrest towel for your slippers. The concierge is helpful with city events and recommendations. The London Cabbie is a free service for transportation around downtown for guests. Lovely hotel and worth the little extra expense to stay here rather than a chain nearby. Expect the best and you shall receive.

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  • Stayed January 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The great staff make this Hotel....it is beautifully redone...it shows it age in small ways...but the care thet staff does to take care of your needs is wonderful...from the maintence gentleman to the gentlemen at the door...to the very Lady who helped with my change in reservations....The Jazz group was better in their Piano Bar then was a the Jazz club...Bartenders were great....all were knowledgable about the City...The Staff makes the difference here...yes the Band can be heard in certian rooms...but it was more enjoyable to me to hear the band...they only palyed until 10 pm on saturday...the charge for the room was fair..the price for morning coffee delivered to your room was too much...$19.00 for a pot of coffee...that was my only cmplaint,....the price of moring delivered coffee....I'll take that problem...The Hotel was immaculate ... so nice to stay at a clean Hotel...

Room Tip: rooms on the outside facing are quiet...the atrium rooms do hear lobby noises but very slightly...th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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St Louis, Mo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

After a long day I was looking forward to hitting the sack. Only problem there was a jazz band in the lounge and my room on the third floor overlooked where the band was and it was so loud that it sounded like the band was in my room. I went down to the front desk and was told that the band would be playing for another two hours. I was told by Adam at the front desk that "people love jazz sir and there is nothing I can do. He couldn't (or wouldn't) move me to another room. He gave me the attitude of just live with it sir. I believe the hotel has a little too much attitude for its own good. I went upstairs got my bags, checked out and went to Marriott where the people at the from desk had a better attitude.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I had a prepaid room through Hotwire and had left my luggage at the Cincinatian earlier in the day while I went to a convention 2 blocks away. When I returned to check in they told me that they were overbooked & they had no room for me. They paid for me to go to another hotel (not as nice and miles from my convention) and provided transportation but this was not the location and amenities that I had prepaid for. They were apologetic but apparently a reservation there is no guarantee of a room.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The oldest hotel in Cincinnati but still a very nice place to stay. Excellent location. Beautiful lobby with an atrium, and a piano bar, if you just don't want to go out. The beds and linens were comfortable and the Wi-Fi was complimentary - a real stickler for me. Nice bath and toiletries. The staff was very helpful. Valet parking was a little costly, but we dropped our bags with the doorman and found a garage a half block away. Overall quite a pleasant trip.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I chose this hotel because I'm not a fan of large chain hotels and it was highly rated. It did cost a little more than the surrounding hotels however. I booked the sedan service from the airport which was reasonably priced and very comfortable. Later I was told the a return trip was not available which was disappointing.
The room was large and included a double whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. The bed was comfortable and the tub was a true Jacuzzi tub. As a bonus, there was a tv above the tub that had a lit of channels. The drawback to the room was a lack of coffee, refridgerator, and slippers. Otherwise ..great.
The only dining I tried was room service and the Cricket lounge. Room service was adequate but over priced. The Cricket lounge was fantastic. Wonderful blackberry martinis, hummus and friendly bartenders.
I would rate the hotel 4.5 if allowed to do so. Overall it was a highlight in a very busy and exhausting work weekend and I would stay here again. With a few tweeks it could easily be a 5.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianola, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This hotel has a jumbled personality. The staff are nice and hardworking, but a bit clueless -- management needs to better train barkeep and wait staff, for starters. Not sure about historic hotel designation criteria when lobby lounge and center atrium look vintage 1980s, room doors and bath fixtures 1970s, and room layout is a hodgepodge of walls and ceiling heights with no discernable unity to the artwork or decor. Overpriced in-room refreshments do not make for luxury in my book -- a $3 KitKat? $7 for nuts? Stock something unique, or align prices with the CVS next door! Breakfast menu equally overpriced and uninspired. My stay was clean, safe, and cordial, but not worth the charges. A bit of a letdown overall.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cincinnatian Hotel

Address: 601 Vine St, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cincinnati
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#13 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
#13 Family Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cincinnatian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, luxury boutique hotel built in 1882 and listed on the National Register of Historic places. Proud member of Hisotric Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels International, The Cincinnatian Hotel celebrates its 130th year this September. Boasting of a wide range of accommodations, this namesake hotel of Cincinnati is the perfect home away from home destination for those who want something simple or something grand. Call for details. ... more   less 
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