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Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

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Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

Looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel in or around Cincinnati. Travel bi-monthly to area and need accommodations. Looking for something classy, unusual, maybe old. (We have wonderful hotel in Indy renovated from Ft. Harrison's old Hospital...large rooms, antiques, 10ft ceilings, great baths, special galss enclosed porches on many of the rooms- looking for something similar.) Even cabin okay! Need internet, private bath, & cleanliness, but other areas are open to suggestions. Thanks!!

Susan

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1. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

You might check out these places:

Hilton Netherlands Plaza - built in 1927 this Hilton has an old world style and opulence that they don't build anymore. Right in the heart of downtown. I haven't seen the rooms but the restaurants, public areas, and ballrooms are very classy and impressive. Very ornate hotel. The Cincinnatian Hotel is another similar classy old hotel.

…hilton.com/en_US/…index.do

cincinnati-hotel-guide.com/cincinnati_hotels…

http://www.cincinnatianhotel.com/

Some Bed and Breakfasts (I have no experience with any of them)

http://www.bbonline.com/ky/christophers/

http://www.gaslightbb.com/

http://www.wallacehousebb.com/

http://www.wellerhaus.com/

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I just checked out of the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza. We were there for four nights. I have a feeling that our room was above the average room in the hotel. According to the bellman...other guests (we were there for a convention) were not as lucky as us. Our room had two queen beds. I will miss the beds. The bedding was so comfy and the comforter was down, fluffy but not heavy. Four pillows of different density. Very clean and spacious. We did not have the best view but we were only on the 6th floor (of 29). Our room faced the street but overlooked a small roof. This was not of any concern to us. Two of our friends stayed in another room. When they saw ours they stated ours was bigger and the ceilings were higher but theirs was very nice also. If you like a historic feeling hotel this is the place for you. Beautiful details that kept the old charm of the hotel. All of the staff we encoutered were very friendly and the guest services staff were knowledgeable and helpful. They are many dining options within walking distance. We did not eat at the hotels restaurant. They did not live music on Saturday evening. A female singer. I don't know if any of the rooms have balconies. That would have been about the only thing that would have been missing. And we probably wouldn't have used that all that much anyway. There is internet avaiable also. There is a business center also with a couple of computers and a printer. We ate at a fabulous Italian restaurant called Trattora Roma. About a 4 to 5 block walk away from the Hilton. EXCELLENT service and awesome Italian food. There is a great martini bar next to the hotel. They also sell cigars but the bar is non-smoking. They had a DJ and dancing on Friday night. Probably other nights too...we just happened to be there on Fri. On Wednesday nights they have free salsa dancing lessons. It seemed to be a popular place and upbeat. There is a mall attached to the hotel. DIfferent shops and a food court. It rained one day and we had to get to a building a couple of blocks away. Rather than walking outside we were able to get there using skywalks. I would totally stay here again. No complaints at all. Our friends we were with only commented that there was not a lot of counter space in the bathroom. There is a shelf above the sink area (about 3 feet long) and that was plenty of space for us. Of course I did know this ahead of time, because like you I check out tripadvisor before traveling. Thank goodness for the helpful people here. I hope this helps you. Happy travels.

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3. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

Nice review. Please remember to post it also in the hotel review section of this web site.

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4. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

You have exactly described (the little known) Vernon Manor Hotel. Check it out.

http://www.vernonmanorhotel.com/

It is a member of The Historic Hotels of America.

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5. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

I forgot! Check out the Vernon Manor's history page.

http://www.vernonmanorhotel.com/history.shtml

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The Netherland is my favorite hotel in downtown Cincinnati. As others have said, it's a beautiful, upscale historic hotel.

The Golden Lamb is a very interesting historic hotel in the Cincinnati area. It's the oldest inn in Ohio. It's in Lebanon, a small town just north of Cincinnati. Many U.S. presidents have visited there, as well as Henry Clay, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and others. It's a former stagecoach stop built by Shakers. If you're bothered by the creaks of an old building (or stories of resident ghosts) you might not want to stay there, but even if you don't spend the night, the restaurant and gift shop are worth a visit! There are also great antique shops in that area. Nearby Waynesville is even better than Lebanon for antique hunting. Loveland is also a short drive from there and has a great bike trail, old-fashioned candy store and very nice tea room.

http://www.goldenlamb.com/

http://www.lovelandbiketrail.com/

http://www.historicloveland.com/

http://www.ohioslargestplayground.com/

I just checked the website, and the Sauerkraut Festival is going on Oct. 13-14th in Waynesville! I've never made it to the festival, but the sauerkraut ice cream they mentioned certainly sounds interesting!

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7. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

Check out the Cincinnatian

http://www.cincinnatianhotel.com/

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I would agree that the Cincinnatian is my favorite. And I have stayed in all of the others mentioned. My husband likes the single malt scotch menu at the bar. And it has a fabulous Sunday brunch! Room service is also great! White table linens and beautiful place settings. It's a step above the rest I think. Huge bathtubs and comfy beds. One time we had a room with a balcony that overlooked the hotel bar below and there was a pianist. Good times.

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9. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

I must agree with the previous poster...you need to stay at Vernon Manor hotel. There's a great German restaurant within walking distance.

Mecklenberg Gardens

http://www.mecklenburgs.net/

Kind regards,

Susan

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10. Re: Looking for One of Kind Hotel Cincinnati

Try the Symphony Hotel, right next to historic Music Hall. Great restaurant, rehabbed historic home, great food, and really unique place and the rooms are period redone!