The Best Hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio
If you're looking for an unpretentious base with a focus on art, book a room at the Kinley Cincinnati Downtown | Courtesy of Kinley Cincinnati Downtown / Expedia
Wonderfully varied and deceivingly large, Cincinnati has hotels ranging from historic downtown institutions to contemporary boutiques, meaning you’re sure to find your perfect match with these hotels – now bookable with Culture Trip.
Cincinnati is one of those cities that has something for everyone, but don’t underestimate its sprawling size, and be sure to take some comfortable shoes for exploring. Each neighbourhood has its own vibe – from the up-and-coming Over the Rhine, which is brimming with European architecture, independent stores, bars and quirky art studios, to the exclusive Indian Hill. This midwest metropolis is the ideal getaway in our socially distanced times, and, in a town this big, you will be spoiled for choice with accommodation.
Kinley Cincinnati Downtown
4.4/5 (32 Reviews)
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The impressive Kinley Cincinnati Downtown was built in 1910 and retained its historical credentials and many of its original features when it was renovated into an impressive 94-room hotel with a focus on contemporary art. The name is derived from the word “kinship”, and this unpretentious base in downtown Cincinnati embodies small-city values with futuristic technology and a friendly vibe.
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As to be expected, the Graduate Hotel has student connotations and is situated within the University of Cincinnati campus. So, if you loved your time at university, you might well relive the best days of your life here! The communal decor is a mashup of colors and neighborhood references, such as the oversized reproduction of iconic toys, produced by local company Kenner, down at the reception. Each bedroom is named after hometown heroes like Johnny Bench and Joseph Strauss, with kitsch accessories to complement the theme. Don’t forget your shades!
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
4.6/5 (946 Reviews)
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Boasting a contemporary art gallery, well-equipped spa and a rooftop bar, the 21c Museum Hotel City is situated in the dynamic heart of Downtown Cincinnati. The stunning renovated building has had new life breathed into it, and the hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each of the 156 rooms is filled with personal touches to make guests feel at home, while the bright, airy rooms offer a welcome respite from the thought-provoking art present throughout the rest of the hotel.
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
4.5/5 (900 Reviews)
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Bask in understated elegance at the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel. Located in a historic building, the boutique hotel has retained some art deco details, giving it a sophisticated Hollywood vibe. Guests are welcomed into the impressive lobby, which is a mixture of modern and period styles – the chandelier and gold add a touch of understated glamour. The decadent theme continues into the bedrooms, which are furnished in rich, classic monochrome shades; even the plush black bathroom robes are fit for Liz Taylor!
Hotel Covington Cincinnati Riverfront
4.8/5 (960 Reviews)
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If you’re the type of traveler who laps up luxury, the Hotel Covington has got you covered. Meticulously designed, the building, which once housed the Coppin’s Department Store, has been transformed into a boutique residence with 114 guest rooms, an outdoor courtyard, several restaurants and a romantic lounge. Oozing character and style, the high ceilings are tinted with rich jewel tones, whilst the huge beds with velvet headboards are pure glamour. If the weather is in your favor, the Patio at Coppin’s offers lawn games, evening movie screenings and an open-air fire pit.
The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection
5/5 (45 Reviews)
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Once an enclave for Cincinnati’s elite, the historic Lytle Park Hotel has been reborn as a luxury offering. Situated in a historic 1909 building connected to the park in the neighborhood, the rooms exude sophistication, and, whichever side of the property you are on, a great view is guaranteed. With a restaurant and lively cocktail bar under the rafters of a glass roof, it’s no wonder the hotel is a destination in itself.
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
4.3/5 (993 Reviews)
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A landmark in its own right, the impressive glass atrium lobby of the Hyatt Regency stands proudly on the Cincinnati skyline, which also houses a heated pool and sundeck on the fifth floor. If you are in town for some shopping, you can nip into Saks Fifth Avenue. You don’t have to leave for dining though, as the Red Roost Tavern serves up hearty grub, while salads and paninis are available from the Market.
The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
4.5/5 (805 Reviews)
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Converted from an old doorbell factory, the Summit is a quirky addition to the Cincinnati hotel scene. Situated in a business park, guests have plenty of space in the warehouse-style dwelling, while free parking and transport are nearby to make the city your oyster. Rooms have all the mod cons, including lots of contemporary artwork, and there’s a modern restaurant with an open kitchen and terrace on the fourth floor. Other amenities include a rooftop garden, gym and yoga studio.
Symphony Hotel & Restaurant
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Formerly a charming townhouse, the Symphony Hotel is now an eclectic boutique offering and restaurant with nine unique bedrooms named after famous classical composers. As a period property, there are no lifts and narrow staircases throughout this building, yet the overall impression is that of a classy European bolthole with elegant furnishings. Don’t forget to enjoy a cocktail at the lounge bar, where there’s live jazz music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
These recommendations were updated on June 17, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.