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What We Love

  • Live music with a side of small plates and creative cocktails
  • Indulgent fare in the Palace Restaurant
  • Time-tested service honed over more than a century

What To Know

  • Happy Hour at the Cricket occurs Sundays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • WiFi is free
  • Valet parking with in-and-out privileges is available for $28 per night
  • While the hotel is on Vine Street, valet welcomes are at the Sixth Street entrance


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Bedroom Elegant Historic Modern property living room home cottage Suite Villa farmhouse


1882 charisma meets modern amenities with a live-music lounge and a historic eatery

The Lowdown

A grand marble and walnut entry staircase announces this French-style hotel’s pedigree. Now, following a $25 million renovation, this eight-story 1882 landmark has secured its place in both the city’s past and its future. The Cricket Lounge sets a swanky tone with afternoon harp music leading into evening piano or jazz, ideal soundtracks to the small plates and cocktails on offer. The Palace Restaurant, long a city favorite, serves hearty fare like duck confit with pine syrup and pear or rack of lamb with chorizo ragout and black garlic sauce. Queen city views, soft colors and period-style furniture make all the difference in the guest rooms.

In the Area

With a boomtown history along the Ohio River, Cincinnati is regaining its urban charm today. The downtown area—framed to the north by the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood—makes for an easy spot to spend your days (and late nights). The 1871 Fountain Square, with its bronze-fountain centerpiece, is a grand backdrop for outdoor performances, and the Weston Art Gallery wows with 3,500 square feet of commissioned installations. To close out the day, fill up on first-class fare (like Amish Chicken with truffle risotto) in the rustic, exposed-concrete dining room at Boca, followed by creative concoctions along Scene Ultra Lounge’s 30-foot mahogany bar.

How to Get There

Cincinnatian Hotel
601 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States


Great Rooms. Hotel bar lacking

This hotel was a great experience. We’ve made it a point to stop here when we are in Cincinnati however check out the local area if you want food or drinks. Brick and Mortar bar and restaurant is under staffed and over priced.

Visit with my daughter at UC

Because it was homecoming at the university, all of the hotels near the campus were full, so I opted for this hotel. I couldn't have been more pleased. It is a little further than where I normally stay but worth it! I will accept the distance and stay there again in the future.

Nice classic old style hotel with modernization
John A

Could not get into the Hilton Netherland around the corner, so I ended up here. But it was more than fine. Pretty old school hotel, but fully modernized. Good bar. Great modern room with big bathroom and closets, couch and desk. Very clean and comfortable. Also, was about $100 or more less than the Netherland. I would stay again if in Cincinnati.