The Top Hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio: 3 Options in Downtown

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    Need great suggestions for hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio? From 21c Museum Hotel to The Renaissance, we’ve got you covered with three of the best choices in Downtown. 

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    3 of the best hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Read on for an overview of three of the top hotels in Downtown Cincinnati. 

    (P.S. also searching for great hotels in Cleveland, Ohio or things to do in Cleveland? Check out our guides.)

    1. 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati: a stylish, artful & lavish choice in Downtown

    One of the coolest hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio, 21c Museum Hotel doubles as an art exhibit featuring works specifically commissioned by renowned contemporary artists, such as Werner Reiterer.

    Accommodations-wise, this Cincinnati hotel boasts lavishly furnished rooms and suites, many of which offer nice views of the city skyline. Of course, the decor is so fun and bold that you probably won’t be looking out the windows too often. 

    Here you can also enjoy top-tier amenities like The Spa at 21c, bites and drinks from the hotel’s award-winning Metropole bar-slash-lounge and enjoy convenient access to some of Downtown Cincinnati’s coolest sights and hot spots.

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    (P.S.: 21c also has a cool location in Kentucky. See our guide to hotels in Louisville, KY.)

    2. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza: a lovely hotel in Cincinnati set within one the city’s oldest high-rises

    Set within Carew Tower, a national historic landmark, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a lovely hotel in the heart of Downtown. The theme here sources inspiration from the 1930s, when the original hotel first opened. And while you could say that some of the amenities and decor are a bit dated, the accommodations are comfy and lack little. Moreover, the location is exceptional, with Cincinnati’s Fountain Square within walking distance. 

    Overall, consider Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza a casual choice that’ll meet your needs. However, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, you may want to consider either of our other two hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    On another note: this hotel also features an epic weekend brunch buffet with a raw bar (locals love to celebrate milestones here).

    3. The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown: one of the more luxurious hotels in Cincinnati

    The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown has a similar look and feel to the Hilton, but with an increased emphasis on providing an upscale experience for its guests. The decor is more intricate and contemporary. The vibe is fresher. And the amenities are just a touch nicer. But as (probably) expected, The Renaissance tends to be a little costlier — which may be a worthwhile trade-off for many travelers.

    Nevertheless, The Renaissance is also very close to Fountain Square, right in the thick of the action, where you’ll find many of the city’s coolest restaurants, museums and shops. 

    Want tailored recs for hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio? Connect with Fora

    There are obviously a lot more than three great hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio, including options outside of Downtown. Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip, and we’ll help you find a hotel that best fits your itinerary and budget. 

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    This article has been fact checked by Pro Fora Advisor A'Rielle Thomas, an expert on travel to Cincinnati, Ohio.

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