Locally known as the Purple People Bridge, the former L&N Railroad bridge was built in 1872 linking Newport KY to Cincinnati OH. The last train crossed in 1987 and the last automobile crossed in 2001. After a renovation including a coat of light purple paint, the bridge reopened to pedestrians as the Newport Southbank Bridge. At over a half mile long (2670 feet), it is the longest pedestrian bridge linking two states. Met this curious fellow at the Cincinnati zoo. My first time in Cincinnati was extra special due to visiting this place. After the world tragedies of late, including the USA's massacre of African Americans in Charleston, the history here and Freedom's Eternal flame overlooking riverfront park and Kentucky truly gives one hope and peace. Another collage of the tropical blooms on display at the Krohn Conservatory. The intricacies and almost animal or insect like appearance of these flowers brings out the macro-photographer in just about anyone with a smartphone! Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice... Winnie the Poon, Winnie the Poon, tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.... no idea what this store peddles since it was closed but noteworthy nonetheless! The super soft and super pink bloom of the Powder Puff tree inside the Krohn Conservatory. A welcome warm winter oasis. A small sampling of the diverse variety on display in the orchid collection of the Krohn Conservatory. Rocks and things made from rocks - lovely jewelry, mortar/pestle combos, pendants, etc. #colorful Think I will curl up with my blanket and take a nap! Wonderful day at the Cincinnati Zoo. Shot from Covington, KY of the Cincinnati Skyline. Window boxes The joy of childhood!! A collection of Upside Down Jellyfish fill the floor of this aquarium. Sometimes this species is picked up by the urchin crab and carried on top to protect the crab from predators. Walking around the Eden Park streets I came upon this connected house and wanted to share the look Come at night for a beautiful #water feature with an ever-changing #light show. Burger topped with goat cheese, bacon and caramelized apples on a sesame seed bun. Two delightfully crispy on the outside and warm and doughy on the inside pretzel knots with an accompanying side of cherry lambic beer cheese for dunking. Fossil remains and a recreation of the giant ground sloth that at one time possibly wandered prehistoric Ohio on display at the Cincinnati museum of natural history. It must have taken a lot of greens to fuel such a large herbivore! The Trailer Park hot dog from Senate - pushers of wine, beer and gourmet street food in the Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati. A bacon wrapped beef hotdog with American cheese, coleslaw, and crushed Grippos (potato chips) on a brioche bun. The Ufo house in Convington, near Newport,.KY and right across the way from Cincinnati,Ohio! It is a private residence but you are welcomed to take pictures ! The Shark-ray (Rhina ancylostoma) looks like a sci-fi concoction of a shark and a manta ray. In reality, it is neither shark nor ray, it is a bowmouth guitarfish. In 2007, the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky initiated the world's first captive breeding program for this species. Newport Aquarium announced in January 2014 that the female, City Views The bridge from downtown Cincy in to Kentucky! Meet Bravo, an 85-year-young, nearly 600lb Galapagos Tortoise. The star of the new Turtle Canyon exhibit at the Newport Aquarium featuring more than 14 species of turtles, spanning three continents. Downtown Cincinnati. Over Look the city of Cincinnati from Devou Park overlook Despite its initial appearance, this long-spined sea urchin (Diadema setosum) is not a cyclops staring out into the abyss. That's no seeing eye! It's a a bright orange Periproctal cone encircling its anus... Looking down on Cincinnati’s PNC building from the top of the city’s 2nd tallest building - Carew Tower Old standby - Fountain Square. #tossapenny #makeawish One of Cincinnati's gems with a long history in the community. #market A giant bronze sculpture of a Galapagos Tortoise. A three tortoise tower forming in the touch area of the new Turtle Canyon exhibit at the Newport Aquarium featuring more than 14 species of turtles, spanning three continents. A mata mata turtle (Chelus fimbriata) with its unique triangular flat head. A part of The new Turtle Canyon exhibit at the Newport Aquarium featuring more than 14 species of turtles, spanning three continents. If you visit Cincinnati be sure to take the Over the Rhine brewery tour out of Findlay Market. Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, OH My first Reds game! Roebling bridge at night.
#Bestof5 Taken from the rooftop of the popular apartment complex during a sunrise Roebling Bridge stretches across the Ohio River to connect Covington, KY to Cincinnati, OH. The Cincy locals know this as the “Singing Bridge.” Great bronze sculptures line the riverfront park on the Cincinnati side of the Ohio River Bell Peace Bell in the city of Cincinnati downtown Drone shot of the stadium and Cincinnati Do you like Corn Nuts? Do you hate breaking your teeth? Well, the crunchy hominy from The Eagle Food and Beer Hall is your salvation. Fried hominy salted and dusted with chile and served with a lime wedge. Do you like fried chicken AND buzzwords? Then you'll love the all natural, free range, locally sourced Ohio farm Amish fried chicken! The chicken comes with a hot and spicy honey. It's good but unneeded as the chicken is perfect on its own.
...and just check out these sides! Maple butter iron skillet spoon bread, five cheese garlic bread crumb mac and cheese, and a sweet potato crock with toasted mini marshmallows! Great American Ball Park was the 5th MLB stadium that I visited. 25 more to go! I got a standing room only ticket. It also rained a lot. Nice ballpark. Great view of Cincinnati from Devou Park in Covington, KY Now THAT’S a cup of soup! #foodporn #cincinnati #cincy #ohio Field trip day at the museum. Three museums in one, plus a research library. A Galapagos Tortoise. No idea how old but about the size of a watermelon. The Esquire has some great for children and adults alike. The have musicals like The Wizard of Oz showing with a sing-along costume twist and they have movies for adults to go to as well. 🎤Cincinnati Ohio 🎤 If you are ever in Cincinnati and looking for the best burger in town, I strongly suggest Krueger's Tavern!
Krueger's is located in the Over-the-Rhine district just North of downtown. It small storefront is deceiving, as it has 2 levels and a rooftop patio and bar.
They are known for their sausages, but their Krueger burger and Bacon burger were exceptional as well!
Meal and drink fall in a reasonable price range ($$) Downtown Convingting... Turned the corner and saw this ... like stepping into a time machine ;) Viewing of the Cincinnati city from Kentucky riverside Dr The El Chapo, Beef Hot Dog, Sliced Avocado, Pulled Pork, Bacon, Duck Fat Fries, and topped with a Bacon Cheese Sauce! Mouth Watering!! #FoodieFinds Great cityscape capture opportunities from the Purple People Bridge connecting Newport, KY with Cincinnati, OH View of the city of Covington, KY from the Cincinnati side Cincinnati Reds Baseball. This is the view from the Red's stadium at #sunset.
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(Google maps said it, too!) Great view from Northern Kentucky #Cincinnati #Covington #bridge #art #bus An alligator snapping turtle...and an alligator. Great landscaping at the vine street entrance to the Cincinnati zoo and botanical gardens. Visible collections - 6000 years worth The view of the Purple People Bridge from the Ohio side. The drive up is worth it. I'm sure a walk on the bridge is also, just didn't get a chance. Found a lovely coffee stand Urbana Cafe at Findlay Market! On the road Cincinnati has done a great job with the stadium by the river. Very cool place to go for a long weekend. high up on a hill in Cincinnati Play ball..!! A small city! Beautiful view Eclipse 2017 The Comet offers great food and drinks. Adults can go to the bar and kids can eat here. The food tastes great and there are a lot of kid friendly drinks as well. The blinding sunshine light is incredible. All of the light seems to wash away the troubles of the day. Cincinnati Music Hall Hole in the wall Mexican food, the best way to go! Viking sprinkler alarm in downtown Cincy! 3 way Chili. Ain't nothing like it. Yummy goodness, must try when in Ohio Sign in Cincinnati OH. Great view of skyscrapers in background.
#Cincinnati #signs Over The Rhine is officially my favorite neighborhood in Cincy View of the City of Cincinnati Great American Ball Park from the John Roebling Suspension Bridge. German National Bank...in Cincy...pre-dating World War 1? Beautiful patio views from Brother’s at Newport on the Levee Expansive views from the top of Carew Tower overlooking Paul Brown Stadium - home of the Cincinnati Bengals While visiting the museum, come outside to the courtyard and have a meal from the museum cafe. Real f#cking good. just go there. Beautiful free art museum with great variety of art spanning 6,000 years in permanent collection and special exhibits. Cool and reasonable, across river from Cincy. Rows of burnt out, lonely beauties. Wish I had 100 years to explore each and every one Sign In the Smale Riverfront Park #books #knowledge #OH Cincinnati, The Queen City, Ohio While exploring Cincinnati, stop in at this Education Center and museum of President William Howard Taft. See the film, talk to the docents then take a tour of his home next door. After visiting the museum next door, take a docent led tour of the President's childhood 1835 Greek Revival home. This is the iconic Tangeman University Center located in the University of Cincinnati Main Campus.
Clear Skies and a sunny day made this photo memorable.
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Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Cincinnati, in the Carew Tower

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Center of everything

Located in downtown Cincinnati, this richly restored hotel is adjacent to the Carew Tower and Tower Place Mall, 1 block from the convention center, and within a half-mile of sports stadiums.

Indoor pool

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza features French Art Deco details including rosewood paneling and ceiling murals. Guests have free WiFi and access to a health club with an indoor lap pool.

Signature bedding

Guestrooms feature Hilton Serenity Beds with pillowtop mattresses, clock radios with MP3 connectors, and Cuisinart coffeemakers.

Languages Spoken

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

An indoor skywalk system links this 29-story Hilton hotel with the convention center; office towers; the Tower Place shopping center; and famous stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Brooks Brothers, and Tiffany. Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Financial, and Kroger are among the corporate headquarters within six blocks. The Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium are both within a half-mile.

The restaurants at Palm Court, a French Art Deco dining complex, include a casual grill and a bar with live entertainment on weekends. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and the restaurants. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza also offers two business centers with 40,000 square feet of meeting facilities and 31 conference rooms. Guests enjoy complimentary access to The Gym at Carew Tower in the hotel's lower level which offers an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and weight-lifting equipment.

  • Library 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Meeting rooms 31 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Sauna 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Nightclub 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 40,000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 561 
  • Number of floors - 29 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Orchids at Palm Court - One of the city's most honored restaurants. Global cuisine, seasonally updated menu. Wide selection of domestic and international wines. Elegant Art Deco setting with frescoes, original sculptures, and a Rookwood Pottery fountain. Dinner served nightly.

Sunday Brunch - Lavish Sunday brunch featuring made-to-order omelettes, roasts, salmon, 20-foot-long dessert table.

The Grille at Palm Court - Casual setting for American favorites. Breakfast daily. Lunch Monday-Saturday, with Pasta Bar & Buffet weekdays.

The Bar at Palm Court - Cocktails, wine, light fare in a glamorous Art Deco setting. Live entertainment weekends. Open daily, with weekday happy hour.

PC Express - Coffee and specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, juices, fruit, and pastries to go. Open weekday mornings. Located by the front desk.

Room service - Available from early morning until late evening.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests enjoy complimentary access to The Gym at Carew Tower, located on the hotel's lower level. The gym features a lap pool, spa tub, sauna, and 13,000 square feet of the latest cardio and weight equipment.

An ice-skating rink is in the center of the Fountain Square, in view of the magnificent Tyler Davidson Fountain. Skate rentals are available. The rink is usually open from late November to early March.

An 18-hole golf course, a nature trail, and spectacular views of the city are among the attractions of hilly Devou Park, about three miles from the Hilton.

The recreational activities listed below are available at the hotel or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 19.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 23 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
  • Hilton Netherland
  • Hilton Netherland Hotel
  • Hilton Netherland Hotel Cincinnati Plaza
  • Netherland Hilton
  • Cincinnati Hilton
  • Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel Cincinnati
  • Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Ohio
  • Hilton Hotel Cincinnati
  • Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel Cincinnati
  • Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel
  • Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel
  • Hilton Netherland Plaza

We should mention

Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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