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“Sleep with History”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cincinnatian Hotel

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Cincinnatian Hotel
Ranked #15 of 49 Hotels in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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317 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Sleep with History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Cincinnatian is truly a historic treasure. If you have the opportunity to stay at this Registered Historic Landmark", do so. The luxury starts with the great valet service. The daily rate is reasonable ($8/day) and very attentive. The check-in was easy and the newly designed room was very nice. The room is a great place to do business. The internet is free and the desk in the room very spacious. The downside to the comfort is no in room coffee, but never fear, call down for your complimentary coffee. The Breakfast in the restaurant was great and reasonably priced ($12 for a Croque Madame). The bar area is small but very cozy and friendly. All the above allowed me to forget that I never got my Wall Street Journal in the 2 days that I stayed. Have fun, sleep with history

Room Tip: The third floor are newly remodeled rooms. Very nice
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for your Creative comments. I loved reading them! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our newer rooms.
We appreciate that value the history of our 1882 building. Please come back for another visit and we will be sure to delivery the Wall Street Journal each morning. We apologize for that oversight.

Thank you for the feedback.

Jodie Fitzgerald
Assistant Hotel Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The Cincinnatian Hotel is a masterful work of restoration from a by-gone time period. Once you enter the hotel you know you have stepped into a wonderful environment of old and new. The service is top rate; the rooms are beautifully done with a view opening to a view of the entire inside of the hotel. The restaurant/bar has great food and tasty drinks. This is my number one hotel to stay at when in Cincinnati, OH. You won't be disappointed. Located downtown and close to the ball parks and offices and shopping. Try it once. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank David L
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
YES! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
We are so lucky to be located right in the heart of downtown.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Jodie Fitzgerald
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

the cincinnatian, in my old hometown, is an excellent place to stay in the downtown area. it has a big- city professionalism (and price) and excellent restaurant. the staff is on-the-ball and helpful. as there is almost nothing to do in downtown cincinnati, the hotel is a nice oasis.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank dominicandandy35805
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
I am so happy to see you enjoyed your stay!! We hope you can come back to your roots and stay with us again! Next time you are here please stop by the Concierge desk and I am sure she can help you find some things to do!!!

Thanks again for taking the time to post!!

Jodie Fitzgerald
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

After being very dissapointed with a different hotel in Cinci, we left and made our way to the Cincinatian downtown. (a historical landmark) It was very last minute so we explained what happed (at Kingsgate Marriot) and how we left. She appologized for them, found us a King room very recently updated for our troubles. This was fantastic!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matthew D
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you so much for your great comment. I am so glad I got the chance to meet you both and get you into a comfortable and most importantly a CLEAN room. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!

Jodie Fitzgerald
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a hotel with charm and history, this is your hotel. But, if you want a quiet night's sleep, stay elsewhere! The windows block or no sound and the mini fridge was old and very loud. There was nothing exceptional about the rooms except for the rate! With so many other options downtown, I'd recommend staying elsewhere.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pewee Valley, Kentucky
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

My husband and I were given a one night stay at this lovely hotel by our son. The hotel itself is lovely and historic. The staff is wonderfully attentive and service is great. Free valet parking was a plus but the hotel itself was hard to locate even with the GPS. Free shuttle to the Casino and close to many interesting sites, Fountain, Underground Railroad, etc. Room was adequate and the shower was relaxing with double shower heads. My only disappointment was breakfast in the Palace Restaurant. The kitchen messed up and our breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast was an hour and a half getting to us when we noticed others arriving after us were then being served. As expected the bacon was cold, eggs warm but the toast was hot. The waiter was nice and I must say the coffee was the best I have ever had. Breakfast was not complimentary so I would go for the toast and coffee next time.

Room Tip: Our room was on the sixth floor view of the rooms and lobby below.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Terrie H
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Slockwood, Manager at Cincinnatian Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay other than the breakfast. I am so sorry to hear you had such trouble that morning. I have shared your comments with our staff to ensure this doesn't happen again and a manager be notified immediately. We do hope you come back for another visit so we can make it up to you.

Jodie Fitzgerald
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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90 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

My wife, son and I like to stop by and have breakfast in the Palace every now and then. We realized during our most recent visit that things have slipped. The food was only average at best. Our server offered the buffet but it hardly looked like it was worth the price. Muffins we ordered were clearly not made in house. Food was bland and uninspiring. There is that moment when you realize that things have changed at a place you have enjoyed and it's time to move on. Can't see us coming back.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Cincinnatian Hotel
Address: 601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Region: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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