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“Convenient for a business traveler with a car” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area

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Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area
Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Billerica
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Convenient for a business traveler with a car”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel - the first time strictly business, and the second time a combination of business and family time. Both times the service and the room were excellent, and we especially appreciated one of the staff's (Vicki) successful attempts to entertain our toddler and thus thwart his tantrum. The university area location is a boon to business travelers, but the neighborhood in which it is situated does not have a variety of dining and entertainment options - so a car (or taxi) is suggested if you would rather hit the riverfront or downtown.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Donna T
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Holliston, MA
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

The hotel was excellent - new, clean and very comfortable. But between the hotel and the downtown Cincinnati area was a neighborhood that I was advised NOT to walk through. Downtown Cincinnati is only a few miles away and I always like to walk... but if you are looking for a hotel where you can walk to things, this is not the place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sboc429
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ValarieOrr, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our hotel so favorably and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Downtown Cincinnati is about a 2-3 mile walk from the hotel and yes, there are some areas (as in any downtown area in any city) that are less welcome than others. When a guest at our hotel asks for reccommendations for dining or leisurely walks, our staff always suggests that guests be aware of their surroundings and offers locations where they (the staff) are personally comfortable. Again, than you for the review and we hope when/if you return to Cincinnati, you will choose our hotel.
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Illinois
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

While the room itself was great, the front desk staff was less than helpful. We called because we got lost. We told the clerk where we were (Nixon St) he said he never heard of it. It was TWO blocks away. We were in town for the Flying Pig and it would have been nice had the hotel offered an early breakfast for all the runners that were staying there. The hotel really isnt in the best neighborhood and didnt feel extremely safe walking to the "restaurants" (and I use that term losely) nearby.

Room Tip: They DONT have a restauant!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DrFood1
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ValarieOrr, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you very much for your taking time to write a review about our hotel. I understand that you had some issues that inconvenienced you and I truly apologize for this.
I am so sorry that our staff was not more helpful, we strive for our team to learn the area around the hotel when they come on board as new employees as some employees are not originally from Cincinnati, we will make it our top priority to familiarize them better and quicker.
I am especially disappointed that you felt unsafe at our hotel as it is located in a typical college town within one block of UC Main Campus and within walking distance of many restaurants.
Our main concern is for all our guests’ safety and I appreciate you bringing this issue up to my attention so that our staff can advise our guests making reservations that it is a "college town" and that they should always be aware of the area they are traveling in.
Your feedback is incredibly important to us and I can assure you that we are taking your comments into consideration.
Again, I truly regret and inconveniences you went through and hope that you give us another chance of staying with us if you are every around our area.
Sincerely,
Valarie Orr
General Manager
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Seven Hills, OH, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on one previous occasion and again the night before our son's graduation. During our son's time at University of Cincinnati, we used to stay at less expensive hotels away from campus. Once we started staying at the Uptown Hampton, we did not want to go back to the cheaper hotels. The staff members at the Uptown Hampton are extremely friendly, the hotel is new, the rooms are exceptionally clean, and the location is superb. The hotel was full to capacity the last weekend of April for UC graduation, and apparently management had stepped up and staffed up to serve the high volume.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank Alison S
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Indianapolis
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

I realize that 'complimentary' breakfast won't be the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York! However, the really bad quality of eggs, bacon, etc. that the hotel offered was such that we decided to skip the breakfast (after tasting a small amount) and we went out and found a chain restaurant. Powdered eggs, horrible! Skip the 'free' breakfast or perhaps just make it 'continental' with coffee, juice, bagels, toast, etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank Steven G
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Modern hotel near the University of Cincinnati and Ludlow area. Room was modern with flat panel TV, walk-in shower, and spacious. No microwave or refrigerator in the room. Room was on the third floor overlooking parking lot. Breakfast had a lot of variety and staff members were available for assistance. Breakfast items were immediately re-stocked when taken and staff members came by to ask if anything else was needed. Overall a great stay!

Room Tip: Rooms in the corner are quite and away from main hallway traffic. There is a daily charge for parki...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mavium
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ValarieOrr, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
THANK YOU for your recent review of our hotel. As a new property with many other choices at traveler's fingertips, we strive to be the best. We are glad that you truly enjoyed your stay and took the time to let everyone know. Please come visit us again!
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Wallins Creek, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Very nice all the way around. Just when I thought customer service was a thing of the past, my family spent the night here. Everyone was so pleasant, from check in to departure. The room we stayed in was excellent, very clean and the bathroom was amazing. The breakfast buffet was awesome and the even have to go bags made up at the front desk for those who don't have time to stop for breakfast. How awesome is that! Will definitely stay here the next time we have an appt. at Cincy Children's Hospital.

Room Tip: If you are hot natured, bring a fan, unless you get there early. We arrived at 9pm and the room did...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jennifer B
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ValarieOrr, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank You!!! We are very proud to provide great customer service - from Management to Team Member, we always try to go above and beyond our Guest's expectations to bring value to the price paid. I have to agree that our Breakfast is Awesome too. The fresh berries available for yogurt, oatmeal or even our waffles add an extra touch to starting any day right. Please come visit us again! We are looking forward to it!
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area

Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area
Address: 3024 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#7 Family Hotel in Cincinnati
#7 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near everything you need, Hampton Inn Blue Ash/Cincinnati provides amenities and convenience for a comfortable stay. Learn about the area from the time you walk into our lobby filled with photos of local landmarks and places of interest. Whether you stay for one night or an extended stay, you'll feel right at home. Wake up to fresh coffee in the comfort of your own room, then enjoy our free hot breakfast served daily from 6a-10a. Our rooms offer one king- or two queen-sized beds. In each King room is a Sofa Sleeper for added comfort. Every room in the hotel offers a Microwave and Fridge for guest convenience - which is ideal for a family or group travel. For a quick snack, beverage, forgotten travel item, a good book or even Cincinnati Hometown Fan Favorite apparel, stop by the 24-hour Treats Shop located in the main lobby. Get in a workout in the state-of-the-art Precor 24-hour fitness center and finish those work projects in the 24-hour business center or refresh in the heated indoor saline pool. Whatever your need - we can meet it!! Explore Cincinnati attractions including King's Island Amusement Park, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and cheer on the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Try your luck at Horseshoe Casino or take in a summer festival. ... more   less 
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