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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 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 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 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
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
42 minutes ago 3 stars $82
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown
Downtown Cincinnati
1 hour ago 3 stars $125
Comfort Suites Cincinnati 1 hour ago 2 stars $89
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
1 hour ago 4 stars $199
Days Inn & Suites Cincinnati 5 hours ago 2 stars $50
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
6 hours ago 4 stars $143
Guest Inn and Suites Downtown Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
7 hours ago 3 stars $91
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cincinnati North/Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
15 hours ago 3 stars $89
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
19 hours ago 2 stars $79
Baymont Inn and Suites Cincinnati
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
19 hours ago 2 stars $56

Recently Rated Cincinnati Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast
Cincinnati Northeast, Blue Ash
4.0 / 5
25 reviews
3 stars $119
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Downtown Cincinnati
3.9 / 5
74 reviews
4 stars $152
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
3.7 / 5
146 reviews
4 stars $143
The Westin Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
4.1 / 5
57 reviews
4 stars $189
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
3.9 / 5
15 reviews
2 stars $79
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati North, Sharonville
3.6 / 5
59 reviews
3 stars $82
Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
3.2 / 5
58 reviews
3 stars $99
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 $89
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati
4.8 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars $199

Featured Cincinnati Hotels

From $91

1 Guest Inn and Suites Downtown Cincinnati

3 stars
2.6 / 5 48 reviews

800 west 8th street

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...

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 $140

2 The Cincinnatian Hotel Preferred Hotels and Resorts

5 stars
4.1 / 5 75 reviews

601 Vine Street

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...

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 $99

3 Millennium Hotel Cincinnati

3 stars
3.2 / 5 58 reviews

150 West Fifth Street

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...

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 $199

4 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

4 stars
4.8 / 5 17 reviews

609 Walnut Street

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...

night out
Great fun hotel and great location. Would reco this hotel to anyone staying in cincy.
Apr 10, 2015
From $152

5 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

4 stars
3.9 / 5 74 reviews

35 West Fifth Street

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....

Business Trip
I stayed here for business. The location was prime. The hotel was clean, quiet and staff was friendly. I would definitely stay here again business or pleasure.
May 19, 2015
From $159

6 Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

36 East Fourth Street

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...

Nice hotel
Great location, clean, comfortable, quiet, staff with good attitude... Definitely want to stay again when I visit Cincinnati
Mar 17, 2015
From $194

7 Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

506 East 4th Street

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...

From $143

8 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

4 stars
3.7 / 5 146 reviews

151 West 5th St

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...

Business trip in Cincinnati
This hotel appears to have recently gotten a makeover. Clean and nice! The restaurant/bar has a nice set up that is good for those traveling alone -- or if you are with a group. Great location in...
May 19, 2015
From $189

9 The Westin Cincinnati

4 stars
4.1 / 5 57 reviews

21 E. 5th Street

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,...

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 $125

10 Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

617 Vine Street, Suite B

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...

From $109

11 The Garfield Suites Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 134 reviews

2 Garfield Place

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...

Affordable conference stay
Stayed here while in town for a conference - lots of room, there is a gym.
Apr 6, 2015
From $154

12 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Midtown

3 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

610 Eden Park Drive

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...

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

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...

Business Travel
Hotel was fine. The location was great for getting to and from the university.
Apr 6, 2015
From $98

14 BEST WESTERN PLUS Hannaford Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 15 reviews

5900 E Galbraith Road

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...

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 $82

15 La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville

3 stars
3.6 / 5 59 reviews

11029 Dowlin Dr

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....

La Quinta Exceeds Expectations
Polite staff, clean room, pets welcome, convenient location. I'm consistently impressed with La Quinta in terms of value for the money, well-maintained premises, and friendly people. If you are...
May 3, 2015
From $169

16 Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati

4 stars
4.0 / 5 34 reviews

151 Goodman

Kids Eat Free

Discover unparalleled service and convenience at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, a hotel near the University of Cincinnati. Located on campus, this Cincinnati hotel showcases modern décor...

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 $42

17 Howard Johnson Inn Cincinnati

2 stars
2.8 / 5 6 reviews

400 Glensprings Drive

Stay 2, Save 15%

Enjoy a fun-filled trip to this Howard Johnson Inn Cincinnati conveniently located off Interstate 275 near thrilling rides, water slides and the largest animatronic dinosaur park in the world at...

From $69

18 Red Roof Inn & Suites Cincinnati North - Mason

2 stars
3.4 / 5 54 reviews

8870 Governors Hill Drive

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...

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 $47

19 Days Inn Cincinnati East

2 stars
1.8 / 5 20 reviews

4056 Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd

Stay 3, Save 20%

Cincinnati hotel minutes from Paramount Kings Island Amusement Park The Days Inn Cincinnati East is located just off Interstate 275, within a short drive of Kings Island Amusement Park,...

Not recommended
Requested a non smoking room but got a smoking room. Room smelled of cigarettes, there were burn holes in sheets and on TV. All the wall outlets did not work. Elevator was in need of cleaning. In...
Jul 1, 2014
From $98

20 Holiday Inn Express CINCINNATI WEST

3 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

5505 Rybolt Road

Our western Cincinnati hotel is centrally located to where you want to be! Located only 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati, the Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati West is central to Cincinnati's...

Great Stay
Hotel was in a perfect place with lots of food and close to the highway. Room was clean, breakfast was good and pool was refreshing.
Apr 7, 2015