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“Lovely Historic Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Cincinnatian Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 51 Hotels in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis, Indiana
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174 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely Historic Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The oldest hotel in Cincinnati but still a very nice place to stay. Excellent location. Beautiful lobby with an atrium, and a piano bar, if you just don't want to go out. The beds and linens were comfortable and the Wi-Fi was complimentary - a real stickler for me. Nice bath and toiletries. The staff was very helpful. Valet parking was a little costly, but we dropped our bags with the doorman and found a garage a half block away. Overall quite a pleasant trip.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I chose this hotel because I'm not a fan of large chain hotels and it was highly rated. It did cost a little more than the surrounding hotels however. I booked the sedan service from the airport which was reasonably priced and very comfortable. Later I was told the a return trip was not available which was disappointing.
The room was large and included a double whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. The bed was comfortable and the tub was a true Jacuzzi tub. As a bonus, there was a tv above the tub that had a lit of channels. The drawback to the room was a lack of coffee, refridgerator, and slippers. Otherwise ..great.
The only dining I tried was room service and the Cricket lounge. Room service was adequate but over priced. The Cricket lounge was fantastic. Wonderful blackberry martinis, hummus and friendly bartenders.
I would rate the hotel 4.5 if allowed to do so. Overall it was a highlight in a very busy and exhausting work weekend and I would stay here again. With a few tweeks it could easily be a 5.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Indianola, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This hotel has a jumbled personality. The staff are nice and hardworking, but a bit clueless -- management needs to better train barkeep and wait staff, for starters. Not sure about historic hotel designation criteria when lobby lounge and center atrium look vintage 1980s, room doors and bath fixtures 1970s, and room layout is a hodgepodge of walls and ceiling heights with no discernable unity to the artwork or decor. Overpriced in-room refreshments do not make for luxury in my book -- a $3 KitKat? $7 for nuts? Stock something unique, or align prices with the CVS next door! Breakfast menu equally overpriced and uninspired. My stay was clean, safe, and cordial, but not worth the charges. A bit of a letdown overall.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BluegrassBayou
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nyc
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154 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a lovely old hotel with a beautiful lobby and a very nice bar and restaurant.
The rooms are small and need to be significantly refreshed. I barely had room
around the sink area to place my toiletries.Shower looked like something out of
the sixties. Although they give you free wi-fi, there was no coffee pot in the room
and room service was very expensive. Location is fabulous but I'm not sure that
would be enought to draw me back. Staff was lovely and very helpful. Great idea
to provide make up removers in the room. Only better idea was the airplane plastic
toiletries bag supplied by The Four Seasons (what about lint removers?). Room rate was
attractive.

Room Tip: Inside courtyard rooms view the lobby and tend to be dark.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Just checked into this place and not expecting much based on TA reviews and rating. Beautiful renovated room with one of the biggest bathrooms and coolest showers I have ever seen. Deluxe king room so not a suite. Linens very nice. Check in easy and courteous.
Havent eaten in hotel yet but this place is obviously underrated!

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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ORRVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner at The Palace and drinks at The Cricket Lounge and spent a very comfortable night in a luxurious room. Very convenient location to shopping and nightlife. Staff were cheerful and accommodating. Witnessing an engagement during dinner was the icing on the cake!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

From the moment the valet met us in the rain till checkout, we had a wonderful stay. The front dest staff was very courteous and the Concierge easily and accurately answered our questions. The rooms were very clean and the beds extremely comfortable. We were on the 4th floor and could not hear the noise of the street below. We were there for two days and very happy with all the staff we encountered. We ordered room service both days and received our meal in the time promised and everything was correct. The bathrooms are very large and more than enough space for two people to get ready at the same time. The staff was great. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Travelerwith2kids
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Property: Cincinnatian Hotel
Address: 601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Central Business District
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cincinnati
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cincinnati
#12 Family Hotel in Cincinnati
#14 Business Hotel in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cincinnatian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, luxury boutique hotel built in 1882 and listed on the National Register of Historic places. Proud member of Hisotric Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels International, The Cincinnatian Hotel celebrates its 130th year this September. Boasting of a wide range of accommodations, this namesake hotel of Cincinnati is the perfect home away from home destination for those who want something simple or something grand. Call for details. ... more   less 
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