As a former Cincinnati resident, I chose this hotel for the location and the value. It has great views and is very convenient to all the activities that I wanted to do in Covington, Newport and downtown Cincinnati--Newport on the Levy, all of the historic riverside mansions, carriage rides, riverboat rides, Mainstrasse Village, the Newport Aquarium, a walk across the Purple People Bridge to Sawyer Point and Montgomery Inn Boathouse, the ballparks, etc. (It is quite far from King's Island, so definitely choose another hotel in northeast Cincinnati if that's where you want to go.) The Radisson is about seven or eight miles from the airport and has an airport shuttle. There is also a shuttle that takes you to other attractions in the area for just $1. Driving in the Cincinnati area can be a challenge, so it's great to just park the car and let someone else worry about it! This hotel was built in the 1970's, and when you look at the outside, it's easy to picture the Jetsons flying up to one of the balconies. To me that adds to the charm, but if you're looking for a brand new hotel, you will be disappointed. The round shape of the hotel affects the size of the rooms, and the cheapest rooms (which you'll probably end up with if you use Priceline, etc.) are actually called Double Compact Rooms and most if not all of those don't have the best views. Go to their website to see descriptions. [--] Several other hotels in the area charge quite a bit to park, so complimentary parking is definitely a plus too.
Do not expect luxury. This is an older hotel, but you're also not paying luxury hotel prices for the perks that you do get. There's a revolving rooftop restaurant that made Zagat's list of 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S., wonderful views of the river, the fireworks over the ballparks and the lights of Cincinnati, and a pool with a retractable rooftop.
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront
- Radisson Hotel Covington
- Radisson Covington
- Covington Radisson