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Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel

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600 W Third Street, Covington, KY 41011
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#3 of 9 hotels in Covington
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The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront hotel is located in the heart of Covington, Kentucky s business and entertainment district. Our Cincinnati hotel is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati and features free downtown Cincinnati parking and free wireless high-speed Internet access.The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront hotel is the place to stay when attending famous Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky events, such as the WEBN Fireworks, Oktoberfest, Maifest and the Flying Pig Marathon. The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront Hotel is the perfect place for your Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati weekend getaway. A centrally located Cincinnati hotel on the Ohio River, we are a Cincinnati Reds hotel near Great American Ballpark and a Cincinnati Bengals hotel near Paul Brown Stadium. We are also near MainStrasse Village, Newport on the Levee, the Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo. The Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront hotel is also a favorite among companies such as Ashland Marathon, Duke Energy, UPS, P&G, Sara Lee and Kroger because of our close proximity to their offices and Cincinnati s central business district.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Keith S wrote a review Dec 2022
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First off we shared our room 102 with bugs (stink bugs). The shower took 5 minutes to get hot water and almost overflowed, as it was very slow to drain. As part of our group tour we had a Managers reception dinner with Ebenezer Scrooge. It would have been nice if the food hadn't been ice cold. Breakfast Buffet was the same thing, food was cold, no cereal, no milk, no orange juice and no bananas. If this place wasn't part of the itinerary ,we would had left after the first night, but were stuck there for 3 of them.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Dec 2022
Dear Y9348UHkeiths, Thank you for your review. We apologize that your stay with us was not a satisfying one. Your feedback is important to us. We take any issues of pests extremely seriously and go to great lengths to ensure our rooms do not contain pests of any kind. Not only do staff members perform thorough inspections when cleaning the rooms and anytime a guest reports a potential issue, but the hotel also contracts a third-party vendor for preventative pest control monthly. Additionally, there are random inspections provided by the Health Department on a semi-annual basis to ensure pest control, as well as overall cleanliness standards, are maintained. Again, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We hope to have another opportunity to leave you with a more favorable impression on a future visit. Sincerely, Brian Burks General Manager
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Go43597072906 wrote a review Nov 2022
Nice hotel in safe area (I walked the area to explore), with fast food restaurants nearby. Room 139 came with a refrigerator and coffee maker. Beds were comfortable and clean along with the bathroom with a walk-in shower. The room in essence was well maintained. However, no restaurant as indicated and no breakfast. The best part of my trip was visiting the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati, which you could easily walk to across the bridge.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They say there's a buffet breakfast for a fee and I love that it was smoke free.
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Response from Hotel Management, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel
Responded 22 Nov 2022
Dear Go43597072906, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as our safe location. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Best, Steve Wissing General Manager
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RunAwayMomma wrote a review Jul 2022
Freeburg, Missouri78 contributions16 helpful votes
I would not recommend this place, especially for the price! The staff were very friendly, the gym was ok, but that is the only things it has going for it. The rooms and bathrooms were dirty, and the beds were mediocre. There were no do not disturb signs. I think there has to be better hotels for the price.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Jul 2022
Dear RunAwayMomma, I’m sorry that you did not find us to be a good value and that your room was not met with our excellence in service. Guest satisfaction is our highest priority and I regret that we left you with a poor impression. Your feedback is welcomed as it encourages change for future stays. Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Sincerely, Steve Wissing General Manager
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LuckyMom wrote a review Jun 2022
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Front desk ladies were efficient and friendly. Very disappointed to learn that the lobby restaurant was not available for dinner as advertised. Excuse given was the same old covid/personnel one. So tired of hearing that. If you can't get people to staff it, stop advertising that it's an option. Fortunately, we found a local place to deliver pizza, wings, etc. since we were too tired to go out. Breakfast was available for $12.95 per person. We ate across the street at a Waffle House for less than that for two of us! Poor TV reception (DISH satellite???), no listing of channels available. No clock in the room! No pen and paper in the room either. We wanted to write down our food order for delivery. For $250 a night, we certainly expected more than the bare bones service/accommodations that awaited us here.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear F9133NPe, We aim to impress, so I'm sorry that your visit was just okay. I regret that we disappointed you with our restaurant hours; please forgive us. We are diligently working to get our staffing to precovid levels. Your comments, which highlight our successes and areas for improvement, are welcomed as they foster change for the better. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Sincerely, Brad Swales General Manager
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IronRangeMNGirl wrote a review Apr 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota675 contributions231 helpful votes
First, our front desk person was wonderful! Super nice and helpful when we checked into our room & it wasn't cleaned yet. She quickly gave us a new room. The location was super nice to go see the aquarium and other sites. And they allow dogs which is wonderful But I have to say their bathroom door was super weird. It was a frosted barn door. So when it "shut" it still had a gap. Super super weird! The property also was a little tired looking and could use some updating
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 18 Apr 2022
Dear IronRangeMNGirl, Our associates make sincere hospitality their priority. We appreciate hearing from you and are glad to know you enjoyed our hotel and the level of service we provide. Your comments, which highlight our successes and areas for improvement, are welcomed as they foster change for the better. We hope to deliver a flawless experience upon your return to the Cincinnati Riverfront area. Sincerely, Elena Atanasova General Manager
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Phil M wrote a review Apr 2022
Hong Kong, China114 contributions60 helpful votes
The Holiday Inn was a comfortable motel to stay at. The staff were both helpful and friendly. There is ready access to a number of eating venues. The only negative was the neighborhood which is suffering from age and neglect. Apart from this, it was a good stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 Apr 2022
Dear philm729, Thanks so much for your review and recommendation! We appreciate hearing from you and are glad to know you enjoyed your stay and the level of service we provide. Thank you especially for recognizing the staff, I will be sure to share your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip. Best, Elena Atanasova General Manager
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Dance mom wrote a review Dec 2021
55 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights while in town for a competition. While the price was very reasonable, I have to say I was disappointed and I would not stay here again. When we got to our room, my daughter discovered one of the pillows had something on it (not sure what it was) and we called down to the front desk to have it replaced. They did come quickly with a replacement one. The door to the bathroom was just a sliding door with no lock and the door had frosted glass so there was not much privacy at all while you were in there. The mattresses were very uncomfortable. It was like sleeping on cinder blocks. The hotel itself does seem to be outdated in my opinion. I will say that the employees that we encountered were all friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Dec 2021
Dear tndiva77, I’m sorry that our accommodations were not to your liking and for the condition of your pillow. Some stains can remain post laundering but we should have caught it in our quality control. Please accept my deepest apologies regarding our lack of attention to detail. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to better serve you on a future visit. Sincerely, Jordan Francisco General Manager
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Mjldly wrote a review Nov 2021
624 contributions302 helpful votes
Very nice and helpful front desk staff. Room is near and clean and well laid out, and the location is super good for easy off and on the freeway. All in all a very pleasant stay and experience, and we would recommend it to anyone traveling in or through the area.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Nov 2021
Dear Mjldly, We are delighted to hear of the comfort you experienced at our hotel and thank you for your compliments. I’m glad you were able to take advantage of our clean rooms and location. Our associates are the key to providing our guests with a satisfying stay. Please visit us again on your next trip to the area. Best, Jordan Francisco General Manager
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Linda L wrote a review Sep 2021
24 contributions12 helpful votes
We came here with a tour group. My husband and I enjoyed our time at this hotel. The people were friendly and made you feel welcome. Because of this we are considering coming back to the area in the future and staying here again. My husband has problems with his back and and the bed was comfortable and the room was quiet and we both got a good night's sleep. Our room was very clean. The whole property is kept well and very clean. While there I needed a safety pin. I called the front desk thinking they might have one. They sent an associate from housekeeping up with a handful in various sizes-wow was I thankful they went the extra mile-it meant a lot to me. There were a few downsides to our stay. The shower drain was slow emptying the water. The one lamp did not work. The toilet paper was awful-next time I'll bring my own.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 30 Sep 2021
Dear Linda L, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased to learn that your stay was enjoyable and comfortable overall. We appreciate your compliments which highlight what we are doing well and your recommendations for areas of improvement. Your review is valuable because it is how we monitor and improve our guest experience. Thanks again and we humbly request a return visit. Best, Jordan Francisco General Manager
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Natimom1 wrote a review Jul 2021
Miami, Florida105 contributions71 helpful votes
Hotel was fine for an overnight stay with our dog. Room carpet is a little worn. Area is walkable and has some historic charm but feels a little depressed. Homeless person in the parking lot. Reception was excellent. Parking was convenient. Room was clean and had fridge, microwave and coffee maker. McDonalds very close.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good restaurants within walking distance
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Responded 26 Jul 2021
Dear Natimom1, We aim to impress, so I'm sorry that your visit was just okay. We are glad that you enjoyed our accommodations, parking, and evening reception. Your comments, which highlight our successes and areas for improvement, are welcomed as they foster change for the better. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Sincerely, Michael Ratcliff General Manager
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US$115 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Roebling Suspension Bridge (1.1 km), Riverwalk (1.2 km), and Pedal Wagon Covington (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Otto's, Blinkers Tavern, and Bouquet Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Howard Taft National Historic Site (3.6 km), MainStrasse Village (0.5 km), and Harriet Beecher Stowe House (5.7 km).