Kudos to this hotel for trying so hard. Not blessed with the best location, local area or lay out this mainline Holiday Inn tries hard.
The hotel is dated but it was renovated in 2006. The rooms are typical Holiday Inn layout but have been refurbished and are very clean. They only sign of the “old” is the low drop ceilings in the hallways. The over all impression is very positive.
The location is convenient for those attending events in Cincinnati - right next to the flood berm on the KY side of the river. The hotel is "river front" just not river view! One is able to get to across the river to attend Red’s games or similar via the local area shuttle. Walking would be difficult as the area is not well set up for it.
Covington has not been “refurbished as much a Newport Cinni’s other river front town. The area directly around the hotel is busy. Trains pass with in 300 yards on a over head bridge. Interstate 71-75 is 300 yards the other direction so this is not a scenic location. Lots of traffic noise outside. There is fast food and gas station shops near by. But I would not drive there even though it is visible across the street. Not the best neighborhood.
This is a full service hotel so there is a restaurant and bar with in the hotel. Fitness center is small but functional. I would not go for a run in this area just due to heavy traffic. The staff here was very positive and seemed to be enjoying their jobs.
Over all this is not a scenic hotel but one that tries hard with what it has to work with
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront hotel is located in the heart of Covington, Kentucky s business and entertainment district. Our Cincinnati hotel is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati and features free downtown Cincinnati parking and free wireless high-speed Internet access.The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront hotel is the place to stay when attending famous Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky events, such as the WEBN Fireworks, Oktoberfest, Maifest and the Flying Pig Marathon. The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront Hotel is the perfect place for your Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati weekend getaway. A centrally located Cincinnati hotel on the Ohio River, we are a Cincinnati Reds hotel near Great American Ballpark and a Cincinnati Bengals hotel near Paul Brown Stadium. We are also near MainStrasse Village, Newport on the Levee, the Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo. The Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront hotel is also a favorite among companies such as Ashland Marathon, Duke Energy, UPS, P&G, Sara Lee and Kroger because of our close proximity to their offices and Cincinnati s central business district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront Hotel Covington
- Holiday Inn Covington
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