Hotel Covington Cincinnati Riverfront
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
I can‘t say enough great things about this place. I stayed here randomly during a work trip and would look for an excuse to come back if ever possible!! I was immediately impressed by the beautiful lobby and restaurant decor, but it only got better from there- The room was perfectly modern, very comfortable, extremely clean, and had tons of cute & unique details. The food and ambiance were awesome, but it was the staff that really made the experience above and beyond. When I ordered breakfast room service, it was delivered within 15 minutes and I even got a phone call from the chef to make sure everything was to my liking. I ended up coming back for a second night after my flight was canceled, and received a surprise envelope delivered with a $15 restaurant voucher (They also waived the $4 delivery fee for room service). I’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels and have never had such a great experience- I truly can’t think of anything that could have made it better! Keep up the great work, you guys are awesome!!
We were here for a family wedding and we were extremely pleased with this Hotel. It has a cool vibe, great lobby, bar, restaurant and patio. The rooms were nice and also bed was super comfortable. The service was GREAT! Our only complaint would be the elevator was super slow but everything else was fantastic! It's in a great area where you can walk to a lot of different restaurants and bars. Super fun! We would definitely stay here again.
Loved every minute of our stay at Hotel Covington. Since we have a toddler, we loved that they are so close to the Aquarium. The staff was amazing and our room was as swanky as they come. The food at Coppin's was also amazing. They happened to be serving a Girl Scout cookie as a pie and we would have licked our bowls clean. The drinks were amazing as well.
Not only are the facilities beautiful, but the extra details pushed it over the top! Guest Services surprised us for our anniversary and when we got to our room, they had champagne chilled, home baked cookies, and a hand-written card wishing us a happy anniversary.
I stayed one night at this hotel and had a great experience. The design of the hotel is imaginative and fun, stylish but also comfortable. There's a great energy about the place. Friendly, welcoming staff. Delicious restaurant, fun lobby and hotel bar. There's a huge outdoor courtyard with a real fireplace that is fantastic, a party waiting to happen. I would go back just to hang out in the courtyard. Very special place. Easy to find, easy to park. This hotel is a winner.