Known as the Queen City, Cincinnati is set on the banks of the mighty River Ohio. Step back in time with a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, one of the largest preserved historic districts in the country, featuring beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. Catch a baseball game at the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, one of the oldest professional baseball teams in the United States. Visit the many museums and galleries. And indulge in the city’s famous chilli, a unique regional speciality served over spaghetti or hot dogs. Here are our favourite Cincinnati hotels.
The Cincinnatian Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Dating back to 1882, this is one of the Historic Hotels of America, housed in a landmark building. It was previously known as The Palace and displays French Second Empire style. As soon as you arrive inside the majestic building, you’ll be wowed by its soaring atrium, vintage artworks and grand marble staircase. But there are also plenty of mod cons, such as iPod docks, blackout blinds and coffee makers in the bedrooms. There’s also a fitness centre, a coffee shop, a bar and a restaurant onsite. The Cincinnatian Hotel is found in the Central Business District.
The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection
Built in 1909, the Lytle Park Hotel, part of the Autograph Collection, is another great option for those wishing to immerse in the city’s elegant heritage – you’ll find it in the Historic District. The interior has been recently refurbished, to create an oasis-like experience, with a park-inspired design. Guests can fine-dine at Subito on northern Italian cuisine, grab a drink in the lobby bar, or hang out in the Marketplace. The jewel at the top of the property is the rooftop venue, over which a fully retractable cover ensures a convivial socialising space come rain or shine.
Kinley Cincinnati Downtown, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
You could opt for a downtown boutique property, tailored in the style of the city and expressing its own character. Seductive, smart and fashionable, the Kinley puts you at the heart of the Cincinnati action. Breakfast is served daily and drinks, as well as a signature “Moodbar” Espresso are available at the lobby bar, The Exchange. While fancier small plates, providing a flavour of the Midwest, can be enjoyed at Khora. Book one of the hotel’s 94 bedrooms with custom-designed Murmaid mattresses and let your US adventure begin in comfort.