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Top Downtown Cincinnati Historic Hotels

Historic OTR on Main Street, Central to all and Free Parking
The price is $145 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great stay in OTR

"Denise was very helpful in making sure we had a pack and play as well as getting in apartment. Awesome location, parking, & amenities. I would highly recommend this listing! Thanks so much for everything. Our kids had a blast & we did as well!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Historic OTR on Main Street, Central to all and Free Parking
Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps
3.5 out of 5
506 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH
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The price is $135 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (396 reviews)

"Comfy, nice breakfast and the courtyard was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati - Mgallery
4.5 out of 5
609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (992 reviews)

"Clean, good restaurant, good service. Good location walking distance to restaurants and shops"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati - Mgallery
Symphony Hotel & Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
210 W 14th St, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $139 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (263 reviews)

"Excellent, personalized service in a boutique hotel. Each room is unique and the details are perfect. Our host found out it was our anniversary and showed up an hour later with a heart shaped cake, fresh baked! Amazing stay, we will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Symphony Hotel & Restaurant
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
36 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $111 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (826 reviews)

"Stayed one night in July. Hotel is convenient and clean. The restaurant and bar were closed due to the COVID virus so other hotels might be a better choice if cost is a consideration. No valet parking available so needed to find a place to park over night"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
617 Vine Street, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (711 reviews)

"This hotel is a good value for downtown Cincinnati. It is centrally located. The king room was very spacious. The bathroom ventilation leaves a little to be desired though. The lobby/library/breakfast area was beautiful. Too bad everything was closed because of the pandemic shutdown. If a person ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown
3 out of 5
617 Vine Street, Suite B, Cincinnati, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $97 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (380 reviews)

"I love that once you walked into the hotel it looks the opposite from the outside. It was beautiful! Love the rooms as well, very spacious and clean. My favorite was using the room key for the elevators and the large windows in the room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
4 out of 5
151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $109 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,010 reviews)

"This place is Very clean, friendly, and convenient. I recommend for great place downtown."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
The Westin Cincinnati
4 out of 5
21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (976 reviews)

"Sanitized clean quiet nice overall experience weekend getaway"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Westin Cincinnati
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
4 out of 5
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
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The price is $110 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (950 reviews)

"The staff was amazing. Especially Rodney and Jonathan who helped take care of my invalid mother as we arrived and left the hotel. The hotel is beautiful. The Grille restaurant is excellent. Great care was taken of us because of the epidemic. Only complaint, the elevators shook as we rode them. It’s ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
The Cincinnatian Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night
3.9/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Great location downtown. The room was very clean and spacious. Staff was also very nice."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

The Cincinnatian Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
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About Downtown Cincinnati Historic Hotels

When you go on a Downtown Cincinnati trip out of town, it's easy to choose a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You know that your rooms will have all the necessary amenities. However, staying in an in a more distinctive hotel can elevate your holiday. A stay in a Downtown Cincinnati historic hotel still gives you a fully-furnished room that is also overflowing with personality. Furthermore, it provides you the opportunity to surround yourself in Downtown Cincinnati's history.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

A visit to one of these Downtown Cincinnati traditional hotels can transport you to a historic period as soon as you step into the lobby. With classic charm and engrossing narratives, you'll discover that these properties stand apart from most hotels. Don't worry, you won't have to actually live in the past. While these lodgings may be vintage, they have most modern conveniences to help you relax during your trip. You'll find rooms outfitted with a comfy bed and just about everything else you may want for a marvelous stay.

After you've checked out the hotel's grounds, you can check out the museums and well-known landmarks to appreciate more of the area's culture. Of course, all this perusing through the past will work up an appetite. Be sure to read through the reviews section and see the suggestions other visitors to Downtown Cincinnati think is worth a visit. You can also ask your hotel's front desk so you can get recommendations where the local places to enjoy a drink or a gourmet dinner in Downtown Cincinnati are.

Reserve Your Downtown Cincinnati Historic Hotel!

Downtown Cincinnati has 488 vintage hotels that maintain the look and feel of another era. Some of these hotels are where famous novelists may have stayed. You're certain to land a hotel that has all the amenities as well as the charm you desire. If you choose to stay in one of these vintage hotels, reserve soon, or you may miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Downtown Cincinnati?
You’re already probably planning a visit to historical sites during your trip to Downtown Cincinnati. And while you’re here, you can check out the entertainment choices and great live music. You can also discover the area’s fascinating museums.
What's the best accommodation in Downtown Cincinnati to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a top 4-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers 2 restaurants. Fountain Square is a short walk away. Other choices close to historic sites include The Cincinnatian Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton and Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps.
How many historical hotels are there in Downtown Cincinnati?
In Downtown Cincinnati, there are 64 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 13 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights to visit in Downtown Cincinnati?
Downtown Cincinnati is notable for landmarks like Cincinnati Music Hall, Carew Tower, and John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Known for its live music and theaters, cultural venues include Taft Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts, and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Other popular sights include Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Downtown Cincinnati?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll spend a night or two in a building that has an officially recognized historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be turned into a historic hotel as long as it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found in the public spaces and guestrooms of these historic hotels in Downtown Cincinnati, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of a historic hotel is generally what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Downtown Cincinnati have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities, and the amenities found in a hotel should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Downtown Cincinnati, you won’t find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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