For a $129+tax/night room, when all other hotels in the immediate area range between $200-500/night, I'd say this place was "as expected". The rooms are very large, as most every reviewer states, and kept well-cleaned. The fully equipped kitchenette is ideal for a long-term stay. The staff I encountered were all between quietly polite and pleasantly friendly. I did not take advantage of the hotel-provided shuttle, instead choosing to walk to several bars/restaurants and The Great American Ballpark. There are abundant dining and entertainment options within a 5-10 minute walk. The direct access, covered parking garage is a nice perk during inclement weather.
Now for the other shoe: the furnishings and décor were the cheapest possible options when they were new...30 YEARS AGO!!! Routine wear & tear over the past couple decades only serves to amplify how low grade the rooms really are. Any suite hotel that still has picture tube TV's immediately gets downgraded to "dinosaur" status. The old TV was in the living room, but the flat screen in the bedroom was equally worthless without the proper HD hookups.
As I said at the top, you generally get what you pay for in this world. So while the furnishings and décor were clearly outdated, the location, cleanliness, and decent staff easily held up the other end of the value equation. Would I stay here again? Yeah, probably. But I'm just as likely to pony up the extra dollars for more in-room comfort and posh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garfield Suites Hotel is one of Cincinnati's best hotels for leisure and business travelers alike, as well as for extended-stay guests. Situated in the entertainment district near the casino and Reds stadium, The Garfield Suites Hotel is the only downtown Cincinnati hotel offering multiple room condo-suites compared to the standard hotel rooms that the national chains offer. If you want a lot of space and convenience at budget-friendly prices, The Garfield Suites Hotel is the best choice in downtown Cincinnati Ohio hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garfield Hotel Cincinnati
- Garfield Suites Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio