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See America's first city on a trip to Cincinnati

An early American boomtown of the 1800s and a metropolis of many names, from Porkopolis to Queen City, you could even call Cincinnati the first American city, founded after the Revolutionary War. Resting on the Ohio River, the city is surrounded by the sprawling rural and suburban communities of southwest Ohio, with the southern border overlooking northern Kentucky. But from the inspirational National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, to the carefree abandon of the Coney Island rides and Cincinnati Zoo, this is a place with plenty of treats for all ages.


Things to see

Fountain Square

Fountain Square is the pulse-point of downtown Cincinnati, where locals and residents alike gather around the huge bronze and granite fountain, a legacy from 1871. Learn about Cincinnati's rich history from the many plaques that line the square, or settle in for one of the many festivals, tailgates, and free concerts that are scheduled throughout the year—don’t miss the craft brews at Cincy Beerfest in early September.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the country, and it currently hosts one of the largest animal collections in the nation, claiming rhinos, hippos and some Technicolor parakeets to its name. Get up close with big cats in special events like the Cheetah Encounter, an experience not be forgotten.

Cincinnati Museum Center

You get more than you bargain for at this expansive complex, with a natural history museum, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, a children's museum and an OMNIMAX theater all in one place. When you’ve exhausted all the facilities, take a moment to admire the fountains and vivid murals at the old Union Terminal building where the center is based.

The Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium

Great American Ball Park is the home of Cincinnati's Major League Baseball team, the Reds, and Paul Brown Stadium is the home of the Cincinnati Bengals professional football team. The two venues sit side-by-side on the Ohio River, and even casual sports fans should make this an essential stop on the Cincinnati tour.


Where to stay

Downtown

Downtown Cincinnati is a handy destination for vacationers, within a few blocks of many of the city's historic sites and tall buildings like the Carew Tower, as well as major Cincinnati hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Doubling up as the city's central business district, corporate travelers will find big company bases like the Procter & Gamble HQ here.

Uptown

Uptown Cincinnati is a lively urban district that includes many of the northern Cincinnati neighborhoods. The culturally diverse area blends quirky boutique shopping with modern restaurants and arthouse movie theaters. This is where you'll find the Cincinnati Zoo, along with more highbrow attractions like the College-Conservatory of Music.

Over-the-Rhine

Over-the-Rhine is a large historic district that was originally settled by German immigrants. Cincinnati hotels in and around this area are surrounded by well-preserved Italianate architecture and thriving art communities, providing plenty of culture during your stay. Attractions in Over-the-Rhine include the Findlay Market and the German-influenced brewery district.


Travel information

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) serves the city of Cincinnati, around 13 miles away from the city. There are airport hotels, like Cincinnati Airport Doubletree, for visitors looking for quick and easy access to flights. Shuttle and taxi services are also available, as well the TANK bus service.


Best time to stay

The early spring months can have unpredictable pockets of rain and cool temperatures, but the late spring months offer comfortable weather for most outdoor activities. The late spring is also a great time to enjoy the beautiful plant life in the city's many gardens. Summers are hot and humid, but this is when the main events of the year occur, from salsa dancing to pop-up markets and live music. Fall temperatures are fairly comfortable, and the region offers spectacular fall foliage, as well as cheaper hotel rates around September and October.

Recently booked Cincinnati hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hannaford Inn & Suites 21 minutes ago 3 stars $98
The Westin Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
56 minutes ago 4 stars $145
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
2 hours ago 3 stars $79
Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
3 hours ago 3 stars $99
Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Blue Ash
Cincinnati Northeast, Blue Ash
4 hours ago 3 stars $99
Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati North/Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
5 hours ago 3 stars $125
Guest Inn and Suites Downtown Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
5 hours ago 3 stars $91
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
11 hours ago 4 stars $199
The Cincinnatian Hotel Preferred Hotels and Resorts
Downtown Cincinnati
22 hours ago 5 stars $126
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area 22 hours ago 2 stars $139

Recently Rated Cincinnati Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
3.2 / 5
53 reviews
3 stars $99
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
3.6 / 5
58 reviews
3 stars $79
Red Roof Inn & Suites Cincinnati North - Mason
Cincinnati Northeast, Blue Ash
3.4 / 5
54 reviews
2 stars $69
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cincinnati North/Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
4.0 / 5
10 reviews
3 stars $99
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
4.8 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars $199
Comfort Suites Cincinnati
4.1 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $89
Holiday Inn Express CINCINNATI WEST
4.2 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $99
The Garfield Suites Hotel
Downtown Cincinnati
3.7 / 5
129 reviews
3 stars Choose dates
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area
4.0 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $139
Motel 6 Cincinnati Central - Norwood
2.2 / 5
9 reviews
1 star $57

Featured Cincinnati Hotels

From $152

1 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

4 stars
3.9 / 5 71 reviews

35 West Fifth Street Map

Fabulous French art deco details define historic Cincinnati hotelGuests who stay at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza are a short walk from some of Queen City’s finest shopping and dining.... More

Great getaway
My husband and I just wanted an overnight getaway and this was perfect! Beautiful hotel, great staff...can't wait to go back!
Dec 30, 2014
From $135

2 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

4 stars
3.7 / 5 136 reviews

151 West 5th St Map

Rate includes $10 off per night

Discover all there is to do in the picturesque Queen City from our comfortable downtown Cincinnati hotel. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is located in the epicenter of downtown Cincinnati, connected to... More

Great family trip
This was a great trip ,downtown Cincinatti, clean rooms, staff was great, cable was out and my husband couldn't watch the game , big problem!
Dec 31, 2014
From $99

3 Millennium Hotel Cincinnati

3 stars
3.2 / 5 53 reviews

150 West Fifth Street Map

High-rise hotel near convention center and Cincinnati sports stadiums Millennium Hotel Cincinnati is connected to the Duke Energy Convention Center and is also convenient to stadiums of both... More

Business Convention
Hotel met expectations. Very good value and very convenient to convention center and downtown. Will likely stay there again next year.
May 1, 2015
From $126

4 The Cincinnatian Hotel Preferred Hotels and Resorts

5 stars
4.1 / 5 73 reviews

601 Vine Street Map

Historic hotel combines old-world charm with modern-day amenities This grand hotel in the heart of Cincinnati is on the National Register of Historic Places and provides guests with... More

Anniversary in the City
My husband and I stayed here and went to a Bengals game then explored the city for the weekend. This was a VERY nice hotel and very comfortable.
Feb 24, 2015
From $91

5 Guest Inn and Suites Downtown Cincinnati

3 stars
2.5 / 5 46 reviews

800 west 8th street Map

Guest Inn and Suites Downtown Cincinnati offers exclusive services like free parking,free continental breakfast and High Speed Internet access to its guests.The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool... More

A Bit Disappointed
Location ... great for why we were in Cincinnati. Hotel itself could use some serious updates. No refrigerator or microwave, really??!!?? Would I stay here again ... don't think so.
Jul 29, 2014
From $199

6 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

4 stars
4.8 / 5 17 reviews

609 Walnut Street Map

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and cutting edge restaurant modeled after the award-winning 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, KY. Building on its... More

night out
Great fun hotel and great location. Would reco this hotel to anyone staying in cincy.
Apr 10, 2015
From $145

7 The Westin Cincinnati

4 stars
4.1 / 5 56 reviews

21 E. 5th Street Map

Save 15% on your stay

Convenient downtown Cincinnati hotel welcomes pets and shoppers The Westin Cincinnati is convenient to downtown Cincinnati businesses, the nearby Duke Energy Convention Center, and shopping,... More

Great Location
Hotel is right in front of Fountain Square. Lots of shopping and many restaurants within walking distance. Hotel Bar is very nice (expensive drinks, but your paying for location and the view).
Jan 9, 2015
From $169

8 Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

36 East Fourth Street Map

Includes Breakfast and Dinner for two

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel is designed to showcase stately elegance with a modern touch. Our luxury hotel in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio provides a historical feel with its unique... More

Nice hotel
Great location, clean, comfortable, quiet, staff with good attitude... Definitely want to stay again when I visit Cincinnati
Mar 17, 2015
From $125

9 Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

617 Vine Street, Suite B Map

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Downtown offers a fantastic central location in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of lots of shopping and dining options. Discover beautiful golf... More

10 The Garfield Suites Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 129 reviews

2 Garfield Place Map

Spacious apartment-style suites in downtown Cincinnati At Garfield Suites Hotel, in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, all accommodations are suites -- multiroom apartments that are more like a... More

Affordable conference stay
Stayed here while in town for a conference - lots of room, there is a gym.
Apr 6, 2015
From $179

11 Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

506 East 4th Street Map

Housed in the historic Phelps Building in the heart of downtown Cincinnati's business district, the Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown offers modern amenities in a beautiful historic setting. This... More

From $154

12 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Midtown

3 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

610 Eden Park Drive Map

All-Suite hotel with close proximity to Downtown Cincinnati and Mt. Adams. Our hotel features Free Hot Breakfast, Free WIFI, Evening Lounge, Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, and Business Center. Each... More

Nice hotel
Very nice hotel. We got free internet and a really nice free breakfast. The only drawback was that we were charged $8 for parking per day.
Jan 6, 2014
From $139

13 Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area

2 stars
4.0 / 5 13 reviews

3024 Vine Street Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

something out of the ordinary awaits...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites-Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area Uptown Cincinnati's NEWEST hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites® Cincinnati-Uptown/University... More

Business Travel
Hotel was fine. The location was great for getting to and from the university.
Apr 6, 2015
From $79

14 La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville

3 stars
3.6 / 5 58 reviews

11029 Dowlin Dr Map

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming.... More

Family Trip
Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, Room was clean. Grandkids loved the pool area. Easy driving to the zoo and other locations.
Apr 21, 2015
From $169

15 Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati

4 stars
4.0 / 5 30 reviews

151 Goodman Map

Kids Eat Free

Hotel on University of Cincinnati campus with on-site dining, drinkingSet smartly on campus, the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati combines comfortable... More

University of Cincinnati visit
Great location if you are visiting the University of Cincinnati. The staffs and service was good but not much to do around the area.
Aug 26, 2014
From $98

16 BEST WESTERN PLUS Hannaford Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 15 reviews

5900 E Galbraith Road Map

Save 10% on your stay

Close to Kings Island, our Cincinnati hotel guests get the best of both the city and the outdoors for a competitive rate. Spacious suites are perfect for an extended stay, and catching a game of... More

under staffed
The hotel itself is nice and fine, but they seemed understaffed (granted it was over the Thanksgiving holiday). We asked for extra pillows and all they had was an extra couch cushion - not exactly...
Nov 30, 2014
From $95

17 Comfort Inn & Suites Cincinnati

2 stars
3.0 / 5 8 reviews

130 W. Mitchell Avenue Map

The Comfort Inn and Suites hotel in Cincinnati, OH is conveniently located just off Interstate 75 near downtown Cincinnati, Norwood and Clifton. This beautiful hotel is also close to the Cincinnati... More

Convenient Hotel
The hotel is on I75 about six miles north of the Kentucky border. It had a better than average breakfast and very good internet.
Sep 24, 2013
From $69

18 Red Roof Inn & Suites Cincinnati North - Mason

2 stars
3.4 / 5 54 reviews

8870 Governors Hill Drive Map

Pet-friendly hotel close to Cincinnati attractions and academics The Clarion Inn & Suites is located north of Cincinnati and close to area attractions, including Kings Island Amusement Park... More

Satisfactory overnight stay
Stopped at the RRI in Mason for a night on my way down to Tennessee. Chose this hotel based on the reviews and price. This hotel met our needs well, however the room we got had clearly previously...
Apr 16, 2015
From $99

19 Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Blue Ash

3 stars
3.8 / 5 24 reviews

11435 Reed Hartman Hwy Map

Save 10% on your stay

Cincinnati hotel helps business travelers stay connected Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Blue Ash is located near the I-71/75 and I-275 corridors, just eight miles from Kings Island Amusement Park and... More

My Stay
While staying at this particular hotel I had an okay experience and the reason I say that is because the sheets on the bed where kind of dirty and then not only that when I got up for breakfast the...
Feb 10, 2015
From $92

20 Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati/Blue Ash

3 stars
3.9 / 5 27 reviews

4320 Glendale-Milford Rd Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Quality amenities plus convenience for business and leisure travelersWingate by Wyndham Cincinnati/Blue Ash provides business and leisure travelers with many free amenities that they might expect... More

Visiting family over Christmas
Great hotel on the other hand american airline trip unsafe w/ 2 near crashes! But hotel great. Plan to stay there again. Thank you.
Jan 5, 2015