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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Symphony Hotel is an absolute gem in the Queen City. It is a truly unique lodging experience. We booked the Mahler room. The room was rather small but was beautifully appointed. Everything was clean and convenient. I will say that if you favor simple decor and design, this may not be the place for you. However, we appreciated all... More 

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Thank Dawn W
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I were in town to see a concert. I called Friday to arrange an earlier arrival time on Saturday so we had time to get ready and make the concert on time. Our room was ready right on time. We loved everything about our stay. The hotel and rooms are beautiful, breakfast was delicious, and the sevice... More 

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Thank Jamie W
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jamie, So glad to hear you enjoyed your girls weekend! I'd just like to take this time to comment on a couple of the points you've raised: 1) Breakfast: We offer our guests an inclusive, full brunch on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Monday to Friday mornings, guests receive an inclusive continental breakfast with hot eggs made to order.... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good location for visiting Over the Rhine area. Hotel was remodeled and renovated at some point but was not cared for since. Rooms were dark and bedding was old. Ever been to a Hotel where the bedding was questionable. Yup....this is one of those places. Bathroom shower not very clean. staff was trying but overall glad to get home!

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Thank pierresailing
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The staff was very accommodating and the hotel itself was incredible for an unexpectedly low cost. I will definitely be staying here again on my next trip into/through Cincinnati. While the restaurant may seem a little pricey upon view of the menu, the food is phenomenal. Don't expect a wide beer selection. It's not that kind of bar but the... More 

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Thank Jeremy E
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. I'd just like to take this time to comment on a couple of the points you've raised: 1) Food: Our restaurant is open for dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. We also offer live Jazz music in our Bar/Lounge area on these nights as well.... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an old mansion converted into a hotel, comfortable and unique rooms. The history of the home and surrounding area was a big part of the experience. It is located in the older part of the city and we walked down half a block and there is a really nice park and the road was old cobblestone. Across the... More 

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Thank kmacrae00
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We'd just like to comment on a few of the things you've raised: RE Unique Rooms: The hotel was originally built in 1872. Each room, in keeping with the theme of the surrounding area, is themed after a famous composer-- IE. Mozart, Copland, Beethoven, etc. RE Washington Park and Music... More 

Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed for a recent long weekend and stayed with friends at the Symphony. The entire staff was wonderful and the place is very quaint with the music motif. Breakfast is amazing. Just note that the two third floor bedrooms share a bathroom and the management will tell you that.

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Thank Denise M
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Denise, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! Recently we've had our partners at Expedia, Hotels.com, etc update our listings so the Beethoven and Schubert rooms now clearly state they are Shared Bathrooms (European style) in their room titles. I also wanted to mention that Monday-Friday mornings we offer a continental breakfast for guests complete... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I had the pleasure of indulging at the Symphony Hotel this past weekend! Buz, the bartender, made the best drinks I could have ever wanted. I will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family!

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Thank Madison C
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Madison, Thank you for very much for your feedback! Buzz will be thrilled to hear your comments. We look forward to having you at the hotel again in the near future. Best, Cody Guest Relations More 

Dayton, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Symphony Hotel in September, 2016. The hotel is a Victorian era building, updated in a modern, tastefully elegant style, faithful to that time. Our room was one of the smaller ones; each is named for a famous composer. The room was nicely decorated, faithful to the era and composer, with all the modern... More 

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Thank drhumm1
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us with other potential guests! We take pride in the hotel's rich history (Built in 1872) and timely décor. Little known to most guests, the Victorian bust in our historic dining room is an original piece, crafted along with the original building in the 1800s. Regarding private bathrooms, seven... More 

carmel, IN
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were in town for one night for an event at Rhinegeist brewery. Symphony hotel was located very conveniently. They have their own parking lot off the street. Quiet and cozy room. All the usual hotel amenities but feels like a B&B.

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Thank casherid
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future guests at the hotel. Looking forward to having you stay with us again very soon! Best regards, Cody Blatt Guest Relations More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I'll first say my wife and I were staying in OTR for our anniversary which fell on a Monday. There is not a lot open on Mondays down there, so keep that in mind when planning a trip. That did not impact my rating of the Symphony Hotel however. Overall it was clean, cozy, and exactly what we were looking... More 

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Thank RJ L
Cody B, Guest Relations Manager at Symphony Hotel, responded to this review

Hi RJ, Sorry to hear about your experience with breakfast at the hotel. I was told you were contacted with a discount on a future stay because of the breakfast. If you haven't yet been contacted, please let me know by sending a private message on TripAdvisor. Otherwise, I'm thrilled to hear the rest of your trip was enjoyable. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Symphony Hotel and Restaurant: located in Historic Over the Rhine, next to Washington Park and Music Hall. The hotel has 9 composer themed guest rooms. We include a relaxing, gourmet brunch prepared by our chef on Saturdays and Sundays. Monday - Friday we serve a complimentary hot continental breakfast for hotel guests, which includes made to order eggs dishes. For your convenience we offer: free parking, flat screen television with satellite, high speed internet, an outdoor rooftop deck with a gas fire pit and guest rooms with individual heating and air temperature control. The Restaurant's historic dining room is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for two, three, or five course gourmet dining. All Pre-concert dinners are 5 course. Happy hour is on Thursday from 5-7pm. Taste bourbon and wine in our tasting room and relax with a glass of wine or craft cocktails in our lounge offering complimentary live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings 8-11pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Symphony Hotel

Address: 210 W. 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Region: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati
Price Range: £100 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Symphony Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“There are two rooms that do not have their own bath so make sure if you book that you ask about a private bath if that is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles kmacrae00, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Locally located”
 of 5 bubbles DeniseM668, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with a private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles drhumm1, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Copland room”
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“Great location for exploring the city”
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