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Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Covington
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“Nice hotel that is a great alternative to downtown Cincy”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I ave stayed here several times for business and love this hotel. It is across the river with great views of the city if you are n that side. On a downside, if you are on the Covington side during th summer it can get noisy from the bands playing at the club next door. But the staff here is great, clean rooms, and overall a good value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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St. George, Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very friendly and lovely view of the Ohio River. it is a great location and easy access. The room were very comfortable and great views of the river. Love the atrium style. Would highly recommend for families.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Seven of us went to the bar in the lobby of the Marriott. We waited at least twenty minutes before our table was even approached. While there were several other tables, it was not packed. We finally waived at a server to try and get service. We had to repeat the waive to get a second drink and again to get the check. Whether it was understaffed or poor service is not clear. With a convention in town the management should have had ample staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Honestly, this was one of the most amazing stays I have ever had at a hotel that was not at a resort. Everything was perfect! We stayed on the Concierge Level (a must!!!). The staff from the front desk to the Concierge Lounge to the hotel "engineer" who replaced our bathroom light bulb were wonderful- professional, courteous, engaging, prompt and always called us by name. I had requested extra pillows prior to arrival and they were on the bed waiting for us!! Our room was clean (smelled great!), well-appointed- the bathroom was modern and attractive (tall shower head, great water pressure in shower, lighted magnified makeup mirror, Bath and Body Works toiletries), good view of the Ohio River from our room and amazing view from the patio, quiet, and very comfortable for three adults. The exercise room was great with up-to-date equipment. We did not use the pool, but we were impressed by the size for an indoor location in the city and cleanliness of spa area. The location was perfect for walking to pubs/cafes, Starbuck's, river venues.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I spent two nights at the Marriott Rivercenter as part of an industry conference meeting.

This is a very nice hotel, located across from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and a few minutes walk from the Roebling Suspension Bridge that connects Covington with downtown Cincinnati between the ballparks. We walked backed from a dinner near Great American Ball Park – it was a comfortable and enjoyable walk at sunset.

For all the good things about this hotel, my overriding memory will be the absurd ripoff of in room internet access. Clearly in place to gouge convention attending business travelers, internet access in your room is a whopping $12.95 per day. Free wifi was available in the lobby, but there are times when working in the lobby just isn’t practical. Coverage in our conference room was spotty with the free wifi. The wifi fee keeps me from giving this hotel a 5 rating. In this day and age, wifi should be not be a separate charge.

Getting off the soapbox, its time to get back to the good things about the hotel.

The Marriott sits atop the parking structure for the hotel. Valet parking is $28 per night with in and out privileges. You can pull in the front of the hotel for valet parking. Self parking is also available in the garage. Drive around to the side street to the East of the hotel and you will see the entrance to the garage. Pull a ticket and park wherever you want. Self Parking is $10 per night, but there are no in and out privileges.

There are two elevators that serve the ground floor entrance and the parking garage that take you to the hotel lobby. Hotel rooms are arranged around a large open air atrium. Some rooms face the Ohio River, while most have a partial view of the river due to windows that popout from the building.

Check in was quick and easy. Separate elevators serve the rooms, with a set at each end of the atrium. Interesting the lobby is labeled as the Plaza Level in the elevators serving the rooms, the lobby in the garage elevators.

Some in our group complained about noise from the lounge in the lobby. I had no issue sleeping soundly and I am a light sleeper.

I did struggle to cool my room off and a few others reported similar issues.

Loved the bathroom. A high shower head (I’m 6-2, this is important to me), plenty of hot water and excellent water pressure.

Food service for the conference was astounding – great selection and tremendous service.

Employee service at this hotel was one of the best I have received in several years. After a poor experience at another chain in another state earlier in the week, this was a welcome change.

Be careful if you buy anything at the sundry shop adjacent to the front desk. I purchased a very stale $1.50 Three Musketeers bar.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel is located along the river overlooking downtown Cincinnati. The lobby was nice and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The single bed room was nice and spacious, but the room smelled horrible. I opened the balcony door to try and air out the room, but it didn't do any good. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioner really got the room cold. The TV was very nice with a large channel selection and the internet was pretty good. The bathroom had a nice sink and counter space and the flooring looked new. The shower could use some maintenance, but the water pressure was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I am always happy to stay at this hotel. It is in a great location- close to many restaurants and nightlife. The hotel is always clean and the staff is always very friendly and accommodating. Being on the KY side of the river, the hotel offers many rooms that have gorgeous views of the beautiful night lights of Cincinnati.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
Address: 10 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1463
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Covington
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Covington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter 3.5*
Number of rooms: 321
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in Covington, KY, the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter is connected to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center via skywalk making it the perfect hotel for business travelers. With 119,000 square feet of flexible event space and 30 meeting rooms, we raise the bar for meetings and events in northern Kentucky. In addition to meeting space, we have luxurious rooms and suites that blend style and comfort. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, and a coffeemaker, while some rooms also have a balcony and views of the Downtown Cincinnati skyline or Ohio River. Grab a meal at our river-view restaurant 10 West, enjoy a drink at the atrium bar, or get a workout in the fitness center and indoor lap pool. Just a short walk across the river is Cincinnati’s most exciting dining and entertainment venue, The Banks Cincinnati. Paul Brown Stadium, Great American Ball Park, and U.S. Bank Arena are all nearby. ... more   less 
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