My wife and I never seem to time these things right.
I left work at 6 and by 6:15 we were on the road for Cincinnati. However, that happened to be the night all road work started between suburban Chicago and southwestern Ohio. Add to that a random police exercise on the interstate at 12:15, and the first we saw of 21c was the night staff at 1:30.
The front desk staff were top notch, saw how extremely exhausted we were, and offered us a late check-out. I was ready to hug every last one of them (both from gratitude and delirium).
The whole hotel is a magnificent surprise. Art fills every corner, and you could spend hours looking at everything getting up to your room. Even the elevators are art pieces, using your existence as a live exhibit. It's beautiful and intriguing.
The beds were sublimely comfortable. I had arranged for a bottle of wine to be chilled in our room. This was on the minimalist end of such services offered. Chocolates, dried fruit, a masseuse, and cheese trays were other options we could have enjoyed upon arrival. A handwritten note from "Gerry" accompanied the scene and was a nice touch.
Everything at 21c seems meticulously thought out. The bath products were perfect, and little luxuries like robes were conveniently placed. Even in the gym, I found a bowl of disposable headphones to use in place of the ones I'd forgotten.
My wife and I will hopefully stay at 21c again when we have more time to savour the art and amenities. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Cincinnati.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located adjacent to the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 21c Cincinnati works to foster the ongoing revival of Downtown Cincinnati and strengthen its role as a cultural destination. Working with the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), 21c renovated the former Metropole Hotel and embraced the architecture of the historic landmark to create an exciting new space for guests to experience genuine hospitality, view cutting edge contemporary art, and enjoy culinary experiences that celebrates the region's sustainable producers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Ohio