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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
om the moment I stepped into the hotel, everyone from Valet to front desk to managers were extremely attentive and helpful, constantly asking if there was anything I needed or they could do for me.
I would certainly recommend the Cincinnatian Hotel.
Everything about our stay at the Cincinnatian was phenomenal. The staff was delightful. The room was perfect size for what we needed and was ready on time, clean, and had everything we needed. We will definitely recommend!
Overall it was an okay stay. Room needs more care. Shower liner was ripped and falling down. The way the hotel is designed you can hear everything in the lobby below from the top floors. There was a late night party and it felt like we were at the party ourselves it was so loud.
Had never been to Cincinnati (where my Dad was from) and wanted to go. So, looked on Internet and found this hotel and it appeared to be really centrally located. My own fault for not checking..was surprised to find that parking was $40 per day!! Were told about an area that was walking distance called 'Over The Rhine'. Used to be a bad neighborhood but has turned around with great restaurants and shops. Unfortunately didn't figure out until our last day about the trolley. Should have used it from day '1'. It took us to the areas we were interested in for a flat fee. It was clean and air conditioned! We did use Uber to go to some places and that is much cheaper than taxis. This is an older hotel that has been nicely renovated and the staff are super friendly!
Everybody at every level is so friendly and helpful! The Cincinnatian is beautiful, clean, and in a wonderful location. I would definitely stay there again on my next visit! The food available at the hotel was very tempting, but I was not able to to take advantage of it. Maybe next time!