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Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Cincinnati
Missoula, Montana
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“Quite All Right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

My family and I arrived here after an unexpectedly heavy snowstorm turned a 4 hour drive into 7. I thought we were off to a really bad start when the desk clerk asked me if we would be willing to switch to a different hotel nearby, since this one was overbooked. He offered that Marriott would pay for our night at the other hotel. It was already late, and we had to be up early the next morning, so I told him that didn’t sound at all interesting. He made it clear that the originally-booked accommodations were available and ready if we didn’t want to switch...the request was wholly voluntary. We stayed.
I noticed that more than one college basketball team seemed to be staying there, and inquired about that. Understanding my concern, the desk clerk explained that the teams had to sign a “noise waiver:” after 1 complaint they would be ejected. I felt better.
We had requested extra towels – they were there. Room was pleasant and comfortable.
We ordered room service breakfast: it came exactly on time, the price was quite reasonable, and the service pleasant. One suggestion here: there are 2 different room service menus: one that you hang on the door, which is only for breakfast, and the other which includes everything they offer. You can order breakfast from either menu, but there are breakfast items on the full menu which don’t appear on the “hanger menu”and some of the prices are lower on the full menu. Breakfast in the restaurant the second morning of our stay was pleasant, and the staff was cheery.
The garage was conveniently located under the hotel, easy in and out, and only $10 a night, as opposed to a lot of similar hotels which charge $20.
Wi-fi connections were extremely fast and easy.
One thing to keep in mind: depending on what part of the university you're headed to and what you're accustomed to, this is probably not walking distance unless it’s a nice day and you want to take a long stroll. If the weather’s bad, as in rain, snow or cold, you should probably plan to drive and look for parking in the one of the university garages.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

I recently stayed at the Marriott Kingsgate for a business meeting. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. I stayed in room 702, a corner room far away from elevators, which was great. The only issue I had with the property is finding it. The signage is not great and the driveway to the front desk area is tucked away. The conference facilities were quiet nice, although our meeting room was quite chilly. The food provided during the sessions was above average.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

I spent a night at the Marriott Kingsgate in Cincinnati in December 2011, and was very pleased with the overall experience. Check-in was easy, and the check-in staff was very friendly and welcoming.

The property overall is very large, as it is a conference centre with hotel attached to it. The rooms seemed pretty new, and were very clean. The beds were very comfortable and well made. The only issue was that we had a connecting room, and the TV next door could be clearly heard through the door until after midnight.

Overall, however, this was a great option for a one night stay in Cincinnati.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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erlanger ky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

Full disclosure: This was a free stay. Had a gift certificate for a one night stay with breakfast for 2 so chose to use it for University of Cincinnati's last home football game.
Arrived around 9am on Sat Dec 3 and were actually able to drop off our stuff and check out our room. Front desk staff very helpful & friendly. Room was unbelievably clean. Almost like no one had ever even stayed in it before us. Went back down and caught the shuttle to the game. Easy drop off and return to hotel after the game. Went to the Bearcat Lounge for a bite to eat. Had the Marriott Burger w/fries. I think it was around $12. Hubby had a couple of beers and I had a Knob Creek. Service was also very good & friendly here. Didn't hear anything in our room from the adjoining rooms but when you are in the hallway you can hear everyone's conversations. Very strange. Bed was OK. Pillows were horrible. Around 3:30am Sunday morning the power went out. I would have slept through it but my husband uses a CPap machine so he noticed it right away. We finally decided to make our way downstairs around 6:30am. The elevators were running off of a generator. Turns out the entire east side of the campus was without power. They did somehow manage to get some coffee and we could also select a cold drink or snack from the little gift shop area. No free breakfast for us:( Most people seemed to take this all in stride but other people probably should just not travel if they can't cope with something as minor as a power outage. The front desk handled this as well as they could under the circumstances. They had flashlights available and they did get the bar at the parking garage exit up so you could leave.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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East Lansing
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

My room wasn't simply clean, it seemed to be brand new and untouched. It was tomb-like quiet -- I checked the HVAC to see if it was working. The bed was a cloud so I slept like a log. The staff is amazing: if you are in a public place and furrow your brow, a staff member will appear to ask if you need assistance.

But, BUT! there is no wireless Internet in the room. There is a wire and even a cable provided (kudos for that), but I have a MacBook Air which is too skinny to accomodate an Ethernet wire, and I didn't have my dongle. If you have an iPad or similar tablet, or a small, upscale notebook, you will be similarly out of luck. If you like to surf the Internet in bed like my twenty-something kids, you will be out of luck. A whole class of customers will be unserved which is surprising in an upscale hotel, many of whose customers fit those descriptions. It is even more surprising given the obvious emphasis of satisfying customers' every need. Cheap hotels have wireless; why doesn't this place?

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

We went to Cincinnati to visit family and this was the closest hotel available to our relatives' house. We used our Marriott points to stay here for 2 nights. It's a nice hotel, clean, fairly modern, quiet, we got a room with a king size bed that was very spacious and fit a rollaway bed for our daughter with enough space to spare. Bathroom was OK, clean, good shower and amenities. The only down side - no safe in the room, I think this is the first Marriott I've stayed without an in room safe, we had to go down to the front desk to use the safe there. Parking was $10 a day. Breakfast was not included, $15 per person for a good all you can eat buffet.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

Came for a 3 day / 2 night conference that was held at the hotel. The desk staff was very professional and helpful. Quick to assist patrons and very kind to extend check-out time on my last day. The rooms are well-sized and comfortable. Wireless was easily available. The conference hall was nice and A/V assistance was readily available for the occasional technological hiccup. The food was good during the conference with a nice variety.
The best part is that it is walking distance from the university. I would come for another conference.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
Address: 151 Goodman St, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2105
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati 3.5*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover unparalleled service and convenience at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, a hotel near the University of Cincinnati. Located on campus, this Cincinnati hotel showcases modern décor and stylish meeting spaces to create a unique setting for business or leisure. Delight in our inviting lobby fireplace as you make your way to renovated rooms with 37" flat-screen TVs. With celebrated service and flexible space, the Kingsgate Marriott is a premier conference destination in one of the fastest growing tourist regions, and this hotel also conveniently located near several Cincinnati hospitals. As a responsible meeting choice, this hotel presents 26 meeting rooms, complimentary wireless Internet, green meeting space and over 20,000 square feet of Cincinnati, OH hotel gathering space highlighted by two amphitheaters. Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle access and entry to the award-winning recreational facility on campus from this Cincinnati University hotel. ... more   less 
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