Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Cincinnati

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Cincinnati

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Cincinnati that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Cincinnati hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, Cincinnati

506 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA (show on map)
4.7
Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, Cincinnati
Expert reviews

“All of the big, glistening rooms are suites with full kitchens. Located in Cincinnati’s Business District, The Residence Inn is a 10-minute walk from US Bank Arena and the Great American Ballpark.”

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Nice rooms
  • Rooftop bar
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Top location
From
$152 per night
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All you need to know

Located on the 506 East 4th Street, this posh hotel offers the best of lush rooms and luxury amenities for guests and visitors in the city. The hotel is ideally situated and interestingly built to give tourists the home away from home. When in Cincinnati, for the enjoyment of the best hospitality services and the excitement of the fascinating city itself, Residence Inn is the place to stay.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel Cincinnati offers an excellent location for tourists as the ideal departure spot to all the famous city attractions located near the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by some famous and world-renowned restaurants offering several local and international cuisines.

The rooms in the hotel are well-equipped and well-fitted with the most beautiful modern furnishes and decoration while hospitality amenities needed for comfort are also available in the rooms. Some of the amenities featured in the rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable channels like HBO, air conditioning, and a well-stocked minibar. The rooms are also furnished with a complete kitchen set that includes oven, stovetop, and dishwasher.

The hotel provides other facilities that are needed for comforts such as BBQ facilities, a terrace and a beautiful garden which is just the relaxation spot for guests’ need.

The hotel also provides a hot breakfast buffet where several dishes are served to ensure that guests are well-catered for.

The gym in the hotel is fully equipped with modern equipment while the on-site bar is well-stocked with varieties of drinks and cocktails.

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Hotel Covington Riverfront Cincinnati, Ohio

638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011, USA (show on map)
4.7
Hotel Covington Riverfront Cincinnati, Ohio
Expert reviews

“For a stylish hotel at more affordable rates, cross the river to the new Hotel Covington in Kentucky, a former 1910 department store refashioned by the Aparium Hotel Group to hold 114 rooms, a restaurant and coffee bar.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$135 per night
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All you need to know

Situated on 638 Madison Avenue, where it enjoys a closeness to some of the city’s most famous places and center of attractions. The hotel is located in an ideal neighborhood where several restaurants, bars, and cafes are located. The hotel also benefits from being near the city’s business district in which it provides a nearness to the commercial hub and cultural hub to guests in the hotel rooms.

The hotel rooms are stylishly decorated and adorned to produce 4-star hospitality for guests with its modern amenities and facilities. Guests can enjoy the best of accommodation options in the hotel. Also, the hotel offers a great view of the city from its lofty rooms.

Hotel Covington Riverfront offers an excellent location for tourists as the ideal departure spot to all the city attractions located near the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by some famous and world-renowned restaurants offering several local and international cuisines all which can be enjoyed by guests to have the complete Cincinnati experience.

All rooms in the hotel feature standard amenities like free Wi-Fi, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a well-stocked minibar and a private bathroom. The hotel also provides quality bed linens and towel as thoughtful touches.

The hotel offers several dining options for breakfast such as continental dishes, a la carte or local American dishes served daily. Guests can make use of the terrace and the bar which are the perfect relaxation pots in the hotel.

Friendly reception is guaranteed when entering the hotel where useful tips are provided.

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21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio

609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA (show on map)
4.6
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio
Expert reviews

“In addition to its art galleries, the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati features 156 rooms, a spa with three treatment rooms, and a rooftop cocktail lounge.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fodors review:

“A historic downtown landmark apartment building returned to its roots with the late-2012 opening of this, the country’s second 21c Museum Hotel, a hotel dedicated to engaging the public with contemporary art and cultural programs.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Cincinnati.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Helpful staff
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Top location
  • Great food
  • Nice rooms
From
$190 per night
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All you need to know

Located at 609 Walnut Street, this 4-star establishment guarantees the very best of hospitality services and accommodation options to guests in the city. The hotel offers a great view of the city skyline from its rooftop bar while the rooms are stylishly designed and well-equipped with modern amenities to give comfort. The hotel is located in an excellent location which is surrounded by some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the city. The hotel is about 2 km away from the renowned Taft Museum of Art while the Sawyer Point Park is located 1.6 km away from the hotel premises. The famous Fountain Square is a 5-minute walk from the front door of the hotel.

The hotel offers luxury accommodation options and is fitted with latest in hospitality amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a well-stocked minibar and a private bathroom. The hotel also provides bathroom slippers, complimentary toiletries, and towel as thoughtful touches.

The on-site restaurant is highly regarded for its number of well-served cuisines while the bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends or a partner, providing the ideal refreshment and relaxation spot for guests.

The hotel has a full spa service where guests can relax and rest after a long or they can dip into the on-site hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is also available in public areas in the hotel to ensure that guests stay connected to the rest of the world.

For the best of hospitality, 21c Museum Hotel is the ideal luxury hotel.

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Hotel Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati

151 West FIfth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States of America (show on map)
4.5
Hotel Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“One of the largest hotels in Cincinnati, this Downtown landmark has an atrium lobby with glass walls and ceiling, contemporary rooms in soft pastel colors, and first-rate service. It’s connected by a skywalk to Saks Fifth Avenue and the Tower Place shopping center.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Great views
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$120 per night
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All you need to know

The Hyatt Regency is located in the Cincinnati city center, offering you great views and plenty of services and facilities. The Greater Cincinnati Airport is just 15 minutes drive away, so you can get to and from the airport easily.

The Hayat Regency hotel comes with beautifully designed guest rooms, that feature a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and coffee station. Along with safety deposit boxes to help keep your cash and other important things safe.

When looking for a challenge the Hyatt Regency offers a 24-hour fitness center, where you can workout. Or you can head to the outdoor terrace for some time under the sun. With a strong wi-fi connection, you are constantly in touch with the world.

Their onsite restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offering you great foods paired with a variety of drinks that you can enjoy in a great ambiance. The Red Roost Tavern offers a great variety of snacks and main dishes that you can enjoy. While the Market offers amazing snacks that you can grab and leave, or enjoy on the premises.

One of the best locations Cincinnati has to offer, the hotel is well located and offers great experiences all around the property.

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Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati

151 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, United States of America (show on map)
4.4
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Many visitors end up staying in a bed and breakfast near this urban campus or in a Downtown hotel, but the Marriott Kingsgate is an excellent alternative. It’s on the UC hospital campus, a few blocks from the Cincinnati Zoo, and five minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Rooms are clean, and the beds especially plush.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Top location
  • Friendly staff
  • Comfortable beds
From
$110 per night
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All you need to know

The Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati is located less than a km away from the botanical garden, and the Cincinnati zoo.

With free wifi access, the rooms offer a stunning view of the city, so you can get comfortable as you relax and unwind. Each guest room comes with a work desk, private bathroom, and free toiletries. If you choose to get a terrace room you will be able to enjoy a breath of fresh air while keeping up with your privacy.

To keep you entertained, each room comes with a flat-screen tv and satellite channels, so you can stay updated with the world. To make your stay more comfortable you will find the staff at the front desk around the clock. Making sure you can easily get what you need, regardless of the time.

A great location to stay, as it offers amazing amenities and facilities that you will enjoy. While the hotel’s fitness center allows you to keep on track with your fitness routine even when you are away from home.

For guest looking to unwind the hotel bar is a great place to relax, and enjoy your favorite drinks. Making the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center a great choice for those looking to live in an action are when in Cincinnati.

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The Westin Hotel, Cincinnati

21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States of America (show on map)
4.4
The Westin Hotel, Cincinnati
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“The Westin overlooks the city’s most popular landmark, the Tyler Davidson Fountain on Fountain Square. The building, designed in the classic Renaissance style, was once the Albee Theater. Shoppers will appreciate that it’s just a short stroll away from Tower Place mall at Carew Tower.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Excellent location
  • Comfortable beds
  • Great rooms
From
$160 per night
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All you need to know

The Westin hotel is located in the heart of Cincinnati and is a short distance from the Fountain Square.

The guestrooms at the Westin Hotel are comfortable and come with floor to ceiling windows. Along with plush bedding, and modern setting that you can enjoy. In addition, each room offers a coffee and tea station, along with an in-room electronic safe so you can keep your cash, or any other important documents safe.

The Westin hotel offers a wide range of continental breakfast each morning, with coffee, tea, and fresh fruit juices, along with freshly baked pastries. Offering you a delicious breakfast to start the day right. Lunch and dinner is served at the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant. There you will be able to enjoy delicious seafood dishes that are packed with Mediterranean flavors.

Guest looking to unwind can enjoy a swim in the hotels indoor pool, or get work done using the business center. Either way, you are offered endless amenities and facilities at the Westin hotel. Covering all your basic needs, with something extra.

When looking to explore you will find many shopping and dining opportunities within walking distance. Or if you are looking to go a bit further the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is only half a kilometer from the property.

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F.A.Q

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati is a city in the Midwestern U.S. state of Ohio and is renowned for its 19th-century architecture and famous tourist spots like the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and Findlay Market.

Delhi Township
Delhi Township is a neighborhood that has outlets of a wide range of shopping options and stores including IHOPs, Kmarts, McDonald’s, and other outlet malls that are in great numbers in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is a landscape of rolling hills and a large number of rural countryside.

Indian Hill
Indian Hill is an upscale neighborhood that is home to several millionaires from English musician Peter Frampton to Chiquita banana CEO Carl Linder. The neighborhood is a charming area that has roads with names such as Sleepy Hollow Road and Old Hickory Lane.

Mount Adams
Mount Adams is a neighborhood that is known for its restaurants, bars, eclectic shops, narrow winding streets, historic churches, and narrow houses. The neighborhood is home to artisans with not so much money and young professionals with money.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the most high-status and respected neighborhoods in the city that is named after New York City’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The area is home to a lot of young professionals and upper middleclass families. The neighborhood has plenty of restaurants, retail shops, bars, cafes, and other establishments.

West Chester
West Chester is a neighborhood in the northern part of the city that feels more like a town than a city but has all the cosmopolitan culture, diversity, and facilities of a city.

Which Cincinnati hotel has the best rooftop bar?

Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel has a great rooftop bar. It has received excellent customer reviews recently.

Which Cincinnati hotel serves great food?

The 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati serves great food according to recent customer reviews. If you're looking for a good breakfast or a late night dinner at a hotel in Cincinnati then try this one.

How much does it cost to stay in a Cincinnati hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $150 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $200 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Cincinnati hotel then you can expect to pay around $320 per night.
About Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a city in the US State of Ohio and one of the fastest-growing economic power in the Midwestern United States. Cincinnati is regarded by some as the first purely “American” city. The city is home to several historic architectures with numerous still standing in the urban core of the city till today. In the 19th century, Cincinnati was referred to as the “Paris of America” due to several ambitious architectural projects in the city at the time. Some of them include the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, and the Shillito Department Store.

Cincinnati is the home of several embankments that are notable for their unique architectural characteristics or history. Examples of such structures include the Carew Tower, Ingalls Building, and the Isaac M. Wise Temple.
The city is home to several professional theatre companies such as the Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Performance Gallery and the Clear Stage Cincinnati.

Cincinnati has some music festivals that offer a solid tourist attraction such as the Cincinnati May Festival, the Bunbury Music Festival and Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Riverfest. The city has been described as the “Cincinnati, the City that Sings.”

If you like our list of best places to stay in Cincinnati, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Detroit or the best hotels in Denver.

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