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“Karate Tournament”

Duke Energy Convention Center
Ranked #44 of 191 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Didn't care for the parking circus. There are plenty of places to park...just depends on what you want to pay. It is reasonable. I paid between $7.00 to $10.00 for all day. Leave early from the hotel and get downtown before the morning rush. It should be ok then.

Thank Gerbers
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The facility was very nice and spacious, but the rooms were always too cold. There were several crosswalks from different hotels to the building so you did not neccessarily have to go outside to reach the building.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Our company recently had 3 days of meetings here. The Centre is very conveniently located within walking distance to several downtown hotels and is only a 15 to 20 minute drive from the airport.

The set up and rooms were handled very well and the staff were all pleasant to deal with. My only complaint would be about the food. Several days of snacks, two days of breakfasts & lunches were not very good. Often the food was either cold or dried out. There was little flavour or way too much salt. The snacks were basically garbage - choc bars, chips, or other candy vs some healthier options.

Overall an okay experience - but I am going home hungry.

Thank Altius10
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

we cam here to get jeanett mcurdys autograph and the place was packed we waited in line for about 4-6 hours and we were up there and the staff here is very rude.

Thank Harrison G
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I attended a homeschool convention here, this April, for the second year in a row. It's a nice facility -- very large and handles extremely large crowds well. There are plenty of escalators and bathrooms spread across the entire center, so it always seems they are close at hand. I almost always saw employees at various posts, which was good to know. Being connected to the Skywalk, and thus the hotels and parking is a huge incentive! There are plenty of electrical outlets, not only in the rooms, but also along the halls. Great for charging a phone or laptop. I didn't eat on site this year, but did last year -- food is actually pretty good, though it is very much typical convention center prices. The good news is that Fountain Square is a couple blocks away and on a nice day a very manageable walk if your schedule allows -- there you can find several restaurant and coffee choices (both "quicker, order at counter" options and more of a "sit down with a waiter" environment).

My biggest complaint was the lack of air in many of the rooms. I found many of the rooms to be very stuffy and warm. I even left a session or two because I just was so uncomfortable. I understand there was a large amount of people and many times the rooms were indeed packed for a session, but it would have been nice to have better air flow in those rooms, for sure. Oh and for the second year in a row, the 3rd floor snack stand (by the grand ballroom) has been unmanned -- pretzels in the warmer, salads in the fridge, but not a cashier in sight. I asked one employee stationed further away and she radioed in and found out it was "closed". Maybe I've just managed to hit them on breaks every year? Strange! It's a great location for a snack stand, though, when in a hurry between sessions vs going all the way down to the vendor hall. Too bad I couldn't take advantage!

Thank mcmullen_k
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