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“A Quaint and Quiet Getaway”
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Kirkwood Inn
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Mason
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Quaint and Quiet Getaway”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

I wanted to have a special weekend getaway for a birthday celebration including a trip to Kings Island and so that's how I found this place. I saw that it also had a lot of favorable reviews here on TripAdvisor so I decided to stay here. Despite the fact that this is an older property the rooms are pretty up to date. I would give it 4-1/2 stars as the only negative I can think of is that the bathroom, although very clean, needs some updating. The water pressure in the shower was ok but not great and the older style of the bathroom didn't go with the rest of the room which was very nice. But for the positivies which definitely outweigh the negatives: their complimentary breakfast buffet was better than some I've had in places that charge you for it. The items were all fresh and hot, refilled before they got empty and terrific. They need to substitute the orange juice drink for some fresh organge juice, but otherwise it was wonderful. The bread pudding was definitely not on my diet but so worth it!! They also had wonderful fresh fruit and yogurt for folks like me that prefer some lighter options. We had the package which including two one day passes to Kings Island and for the quality of the room and the service, it felt like we got those for free. The staff were all great - very helpful and gave us great recommendations about places to eat the in the area. We definitely plan to come back again, as this was everything you could possibly hope for in a weekend getaway. Also, they have a lovely garden area where you can sit outside to eat or enjoy your coffee and that was a terrific plus too. Just a lovely space and wonderful service.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our family of 4 (2 adults / 2 teens) were pleased to find this gem in an amusement park town. Old style motor lodge with a few special items of note. Rooms were SUPER clean with firm comfortable beds, fridge, and microwave. Outdoor pool was large with a lot of chairs. Breakfast served onsite in a historic old home. It offered variety, freshness, and friendly service. Beside the old home were gorgeous gardens, a gazebo, and paths to explore. Someone really loves these grounds and it shows. Most importantly this property had professional, friendly, and sincere staff. Both check in and out were seamless. I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone going to the King's Island area. I know we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Poor shower. Cold and no water pressure. Had problems getting the toilet flushed - thank goodness I did not have to go #2. All rooms have LOUD window A/C units. My poor daughter got stuffed up from the cold air from it from her side of the bed. The breakfast, I must say was pretty good. I would not stay here again.

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Pickerington, Ohio
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed for two nights over Fathers day weekend. Overall a decent motel. Nothing fancy but a decent clean place to sleep. Pricing was very affordable. Property had an outdoor pool, we did not use so cannot comment on. Included with stay was a breakfast buffet at the original property house across the parking lot. House was very well decorated and a good example of the period. They provided a fair amount of different types of breakfast food and was convenient to fuel up before a day at Kings Island. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

I would recommend this property for anyone looking for a motel on a budget for a quick get away. This is not a box hotel or large chain but a throwback to older motor lodges.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of the nicest place to stay everybody was friendly and the room was very clean and the breakfast is also very good just a wonderful place to stay would recommend this hotel to everyone going back soon GREAT GREAT place

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brownsburg, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband stayed two nights at Kirkwood for our anniversary. This was our first visit. We were looking for something affordable, quiet, and near Kings Island. The Kirkwood Inn offered all of these qualities and we can't wait to return!
The staff here were very friendly and helpful from the moment we called to book until we checked out. The gardens and historic house on the property are beautiful and well tended. From the on site in-ground pool you can watch the Kings Island fireworks displays.
Our room was spacious and clean. The king bed was very comfortable and we would definitely recommend the jacuzzi tub upgrade! The area is very quiet and also close to various restaurants. The continental breakfast offers a nice variety of home cooked food. All in all it was a great value and we look forward to staying here in the future.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mason, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is the cleanest hotel we have stayed in in a long time. Wish more hotels were like this one. EXCELLENT breakfast. If you are going to be in the area this is THE place to stay A+ A+++++++++++++++++

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Property: Kirkwood Inn
Address: 4027 S US Route 42, PO Box 644, Mason, OH 45036-7208
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Location: United States > Ohio > Warren County > Mason
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mason
#2 Business Hotel in Mason
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Kirkwood Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located only 2 1/2 miles from Kings Island between thriving Mason and historic Lebanon, Ohio, Kirkwood Inn offers modern amenities and attraction packages for guests seeking comfort and value. Business travelers enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, refrigerators, on-site laundry access, paved running paths at the nearby Mason Sports Park, and a complimentary, full, hot breakfast buffet served in the on-site Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799). Families experience unprecedented historical surroundings while walking through lavender-lined brick walkways, vibrant perennial gardens, and a wooded nature trail. Kings Island's breathtaking fireworks may be seen while swimming in the spacious outdoor pool. Clean and comfortable double rooms are perfect for families while luxurious Jacuzzi-fireplace suites offer a romantic retreat for couples. With packages available for LaComedia dinner theater, Kings Island, Cincinnati Zoo, Valley Vineyards, Wildflower Cafe, and more, Kirkwood Inn offers a getaway that feels like home. Amenities: Full Hot Breakfast Buffet Complimentary Wi-Fi on flatscreen TV Cable Television In-room Refrigerators Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Bath Amenities Attraction Packages Spacious Outdoor Pool Meeting Room Access to Outdoor Patio and Fireplace Guest Laundry Access Gardens and Trail Keurig Coffee Makers in rooms ... more   less 
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