Located in the heart of downtown, the Cincinnatian is the Tri-state region's only small, luxury hotel and one of Cincinnati's newest and most luxurious, intimate draws. Personalized service, concierge, 24-hour room service. There are 146 rooms, with banquet facilities for up to 150. 601 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/381-3000.
Westin Hotel Cincinnati
Indoor pool, 448 deluxe rooms, suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, fitness center, in-house laundry, valet parking. Walking distance to Convention Center, Cinergy Field and The Crown. 21 E. 5th St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/621-7700; e-mail: email@example.com.
Embassy Suites Cincinnati at River Center
A total of 226 suites. The hotel overlooks the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati just 1/2 mile away. It is adjacent to Covington Landing and The Northern Kentucky Convention Center and within walking distance to riverfront sports. Complimentary full breakfast buffet, parking, evening reception, indoor pool with sundeck, and fitness center with sauna. All suites have coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator, wet bar, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. 10 East RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY, 41011; 859/261-8400.
Garfield Suites Hotel
Downtown Cincinnati's premier all-suite hotel featuring the largest suites in town. Guests receive personalized, friendly service and spacious suites. Amenities include full-size, fully equipped kitchens, separate bedrooms, iron and ironing boards, hairdryers, 2-line phones with dataports, voicemail and full privileges of the Skyview Fitness Center. Room service, in-room safes, cable TV and pay-per-view movies are available. The Garfield Deli, which serves deli sandwiches, salads and gourmet coffees, is located on the lobby level, as well as a Clubroom Bar. 2 Garfield Pl., Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/421-3355.
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Skywalk to Convention Center. Connected to Saks Fifth Avenue and Tower Place Shopping Mall. There are 487 guest rooms, suites, two restaurants, two lounges, room service, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, health club, parking garage, and is within walking distance to Cinergy Field and The Crown. 151 West 5th St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/579-1234; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omni Netherland Plaza
An Art Deco masterpiece listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Omni is situated in the center of downtown Cincinnati's Carew Tower complex across from famed Fountain Square. The Omni Netherland Plaza is a AAA Four-Diamond, 621 room hotel (guest rooms and public areas were renovated in 1997/1998) with state-of-the-art health club and lap pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room. The Omni has more than 25 meeting rooms ranging from Executive Board Rooms to the incomparable Hall of Mirrors, Pavillon and Continental Rooms. Connected by a skywalk system to the Albert Sabin Convention Center, Tower Place Mall, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lazarus and Tiffany's. Short walk to Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts, Cinergy Field and The Crown. 35 West 5th St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/421-9100.
Regal Cincinnati Hotel
Cincinnati's largest convention hotel, with 886 rooms and suites. Adjacent to Convention Center, Skywalk to Tower Place Mall, Stadium and the Coliseum. Two restaurants, health club/sauna, excellent meeting and banquet facilities are located inside. 150 West Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/352-2100.
Second Tier Hotels
Cincinnati Airport Marriott
Luxury hotel 1/2 mile from CVG Airport and corporate centers. Hotel features Rivercity Grille and Lounge, business and fitness centers, conference center with eight executive boardrooms. 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY, 41048; 859/586-0166.
Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
Northern Kentucky's only award winning, Four-Diamond Hotel. This 14-story landmark hotel has 321 rooms, offering guests spectacular views of the Cincinnati skyline and historic Ohio River. About 1/2 mile to downtown Cincinnati and 12 miles from the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. Features two concierge levels with a lounge, three-story spa and fitness center. Grand Gazebo Lounge and Zebo's Bistro. Hotel is directly connected to the conference level of the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. 10 West RiverCenter, Covington, KY, 41011; 859/261-2900.
Clarion Hotel Riverview
Beautifully appointed new rooms and suites with balconies, multi-media meeting rooms, 18th floor revolving restaurant and casual first floor dining, beautiful indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, moments from downtown, complimentary shuttle to airport and downtown and plenty of free parking. 668 W. Fifth St, Covington, KY, 41011; 859/491-1200.
Comfort Suites - Riverfront
Located on the Ohio River, overlooking the Cincinnati skyline. Minutes from downtown, at Exit 5 off of I-471. Complimentary continental breakfast, business center, meeting rooms, fitness room, room service, free parking. All suites equipped with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and full size ironing board. Presidential Suites equipped with wet bar and whirlpool. Complimentary shuttle service for Greater Cincinnati Airport and downtown Cincinnati. 420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY, 41071; 859/291-6700.
Courtyard by Marriott - Covington
The hotel is designed for the business traveler. Conveniently located off I-75 and overlooking the Cincinnati skyline, the Courtyard has 194 guest rooms; suites and jaccuzi are available. Two-line data-ports, speaker phone, in-room coffee makers, iron and ironing boards, large work desk, meeting rooms up to 50 person capacity and restaurant/lounge, indoor pool, spa and exercise room are also available. 500 W. 3rd Street, Covington, KY, 41011; 859/491-4000.
More than 500 rooms/suites. Three pools (one indoor heated), tennis/volleyball/ basketball courts, fitness room, three distinct restaurants and three lounges. Free airport transportation. Adjacent to Oldenberg Brewery & Entertainment complex. I-75 & Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY, 41017; 859/341-2800; e-mail email@example.com.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott - Florence
The Fairfield offers 135 newly renovated rooms with complimentary continental breakfast. 50 Cavalier Blvd., Florence, KY, 41042; 859/371-4800.
Hampton Inn Riverfront
Located across the river from the Cincinnati Convention Center, Cinergy Field and Crown Entertainment venues, and within blocks of Covington Landing and the Nothern Kentucky Convention Center. Free continental breakfast, free local telephone calls, indoor pool and fitness center. 200 Crescent Ave., Covington, KY, 41011; 859/581-7800.
Holiday Inn Cincinnati
Featuring King Leisure rooms, free Showtime TV & HBO, free parking, Simmering Pot Restaurant and Top of the Inn Ballroom with panoramic view of Cincinnati. I-75-Downtown 8th & Linn Streets, Cincinnati, OH, 45203; 513/241-8660 or (800) 544-6777.