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What We Love

  • The eye-catching lobby sculpture in the form of an outline of the United States, complete with wooden cutouts of Kentucky and Ohio
  • The story behind the hotel’s signature cocktail, “Liquid Knowledge”: served in a locally produced Rookwood mug, it’s named after the horse on which owner John Coppin won a bet big enough to finish his department store
  • The Walk Up, the hotel’s street-side “grab and go” spot, which offers window service for morning donuts or late-night ramen when you don’t feel like a full-on sit-down meal

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • The hotel patio has lawn games, nighttime movie screenings, and a creative cocktail menu, plus a roaring fire on winter evenings
  • The in-room bars feature Kentucky-produced cocktail mixers and ten-year-old bourbons
  • “Sunday Suppers” in the Library are themed dinners worth sticking around for; like the pairings of rare bourbons with southern-style biscuits and pork belly Reubens

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Former department store that mixes touches of local history with modern design

The Lowdown

Hotel Covington began life in the early 1900s as a department store, and the high ceilings and oversized windows are a beautiful reminder of the building’s origins. An emphasis on local history can be seen everywhere, from the Carabello Coffee (which is roasted in nearby Newport) to the vintage oak barrels in the lobby, once used to age bourbon. The 114 guest rooms are comfortably modern, with a palette of navy, grey, and purple that was borrowed from traditional Covington homes and subtle nods to its roots in trash cans shaped like shopping bags and clothing racks that stand out in the open just like in a shop. The hotel restaurant, Coppin’s, mixes northern and southern styles with an emphasis on local cheese, greens, and meats: try the sweet corn fritters, whipped sorghum or crawfish corn chowder, all washed down by a Kentucky craft beer.

In the Area

Most visitors to Covington will be spending a majority of their time in Cincinnati, just across the river. But there’s plenty to see nearby as well—Covington is a charmingly small city. MainStrasse Village, a blocks-long street of shops, restaurants, and bars with a Central European bent is a ten-minute walk from the hotel. Braxton Brewing Company, just down the street, is a craft brewery with plenty of comfy sofas and super-fast WiFi—an ideal place to catch up on email over a creamy pint of “Storm” golden ale or to grab a nightcap on the way to bed. Work off all that beer and food with a run around Devou Park; less than two miles away, it’s the city’s largest park, home to an 18-hole golf course, mountain bike trails, and playgrounds.

How to Get There

Hotel Covington Cincinnati Riverfront
638 Madison Ave
Covington, KY 41011 United States

Reviews

Perfect
AllenT_12

This hotel was wonderful. Stayed one night for work. One day meeting in Cincinnati, room had a great location. Service was impeccable, bed were heavenly. Everything was perfectly clean. I couldn't find a single fault. Should be rated as a 5 star hotel.

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lucycheer

Beautiful hotel and staff were super friendly and helpful. Check in was easy and desk clerk was wonderful. Wanted a king room and it was corrected immediately. Love shampoo and conditioner. Kudos to Edward who was awesome!

Beautiful stay!
Jet47094172248

The hotel was beautiful and the staff top notch! Loved our stay! The coffee bar was a nice touch too! We walked the mile to the Reds game that evening and had a blast! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a clean room with great shower and comfy bed.