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“Always enjoy my stay here ” 4 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 #15 of 50 Hotels in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
“Always enjoy my stay here ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Knowing there was a Jason Aldean concert at Great American Ballpark with 40,000 plus attendees and the 3 day Buckle Up festival along the banks of the mighty Ohio with another 40,000 attendees, I booked my room via Hotwire in March. Paid around $205. Normally on not such a high demand weekend, this hotel rates can be purchased from $199 and up . My Uncle bought his room here for same weekend but in May, and paid $399.
The Cincinnatian is a grand hotel, but not as nearly as nice as the Art Deco Hilton Netherland Plaza. Check in , valet as always are superb . Room was very large, with a king bed, couch, dining room table with chandelier , private balcony looking inward to the atrium. Huge bathroom , two person gigantic tub/shower. Very clean. Mini bar, room safe, iron, robes, umbrellas etc..
The room is a bit dated. Flat screen TV but no tV check out. Room keys are actual fancy metal room keys( nice touch). All in all a very nice stay. Valet was $28 a night and service was impeccable . If they would just update their rooms.. It would be a much better stay, however , the service you get here makes me come back.

Stayed July 2014
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for your post!! It appears you had one of our Balcony rooms which are nice and big. I am glad you enjoyed it. We have many room types to offer so we are happy to show you some of our newest rooms as they have been updated. Slowly but surly we are renovating our rooms and we would be happy to have you stay in one the next time you visit us. All of our rooms are different.
We don't do the TV check out as we have real keys that we request you manually turn in or leave them in your room for housekeeping to retrieve.

I will pass your kind words on to our hardworking valet staff. I know they would appreciate your positive comments. Thank you again!!

Jodie Fitzgerald
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Room is so small and uninviting. Plumbing in the bathroom is off, volume on tv doesn't work, no fridge and worn carpets. I was excited about my little balcony to the inside of the hotel, but it's 2am and I can't sleep bc of the loyd voices. .cleaning staff of bar patrons? And what sounds like someone hosing the place down for the past 2 hours...its gonna' be a looong week :(

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a huge room. There was the bedroom with a king size bed, a sitting room and there was a dining table.
Things are a little dated including the bathroom.
On the whole, the experience was good. Only other item of note was that the room overlooked the inner bar/restaurant area rather than the outside. This meant it was a little noisy when there were people in the bar. The rendition of Happy Birthday was the most welcome thing at midnight after a long day.
However, would definitely stay again if I was back in Cincinnati.
Breakfast, off a menu, was good and reasonably priced for a hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the hotel. The next time you travel with us we would be happy to show you a room that faces the exterior of the hotel. That way you can experience that side as well. Some people prefer the interior as many have balconies over looking the atrium and its a great way to listen to the jazz band. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Jodie Fitzgerald
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Cincinnatian is an absolutely wonderful place to stay if you are looking to stay in the downtown Cincinnati area! My husband, two children, and I stayed here for a couple nights last week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is both beautiful and historic! Each and every staff member were very welcoming and amazingly kind! We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant each morning and were never disappointed! Every item that we tried on the menu was just delicious! The large, clean rooms, beautiful hotel, convenient location, delicious restaurant, and top-notch customer service made our stay an excellent experience! We can't wait to return!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
What a wonderful review. I am so glad your family had a nice stay with us. We truly hope you all can come back for another visit!! I will pass on your kind words to the staff of the hotel and restaurant!

Thank you!

Jodie Fitzgerald
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I love the historic nature of the hotel. If you get a chance take the stairs for a mini trip back in time. Our room was huge. In addition to our king-size bed, we had a comfy sofa and chair. The room was clean, as was the bathroom, but the bathroom was tired...it really could stand to be updated. The tile (not historic) was cracked and dingy looking, but as I mentioned it was clean, and we had plenty of hot water. We had 2 sinks which is a real plus, but the one sink's countertop had been burned...looked like someone was careless with a flat iron. If the bathroom had been nicer I would have given the hotel 5 stars. It took me a couple mornings to figure this out, but there is no coffee in your room - but if you go down to the lobby they have very nice fresh brewed coffee with to-go cups set out for the guests.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon. Please be sure to tell them you have stayed before and that you would like a room with one of the newer bathrooms. We would love for you to experience that.
Also- if you don't want to come to the lobby for the coffee, feel free to call the bellman and he would be happy to bring a warm cup to you!

See you soon I hope!

Jodie Fitzgerald
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Bowling Green
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful hotel, walking distance to so many different places, and a superb staff. The charm of a historic hotel, but the amenities of an updated bathroom and amenities. Lovely lobby and bar area to enjoy in the evenings. We will definitely be visiting again as soon as we can!

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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Yay! Thank you so much for your kind words!!!! I hope you have a chance to return on one of our special event nights. For Example: tonight is our Third Thursday dining event. We have a fun blue grass band serenading our diners!!! Come back for another fun visit!

Jodie Fitzgerald
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Pros
- Friendly service
- Great modern room with great big shower, nice confy bed, new tv, IPhone docking station (IHome), free WiFi
- Awesome location
- Great old school feel

Cons
- Old, dingy carpet in hallways
- No dedicated parking garage; nor did they validate

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you got to try one of our newer rooms. Our hallways are the next stop on the renovation train. These hallways have seen a lot of people in the last 132 years. :)

Thank you again.

Jodie Fitzgerald
Assistant Hotel Manager
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cincinnati
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#14 Business 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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