Welcome to the most beautiful of America's inland cities. Cincinnati's location has much to do with its aesthetic appeal and stable business community. On the north shore of the Ohio River, the downtown section is in a basin surrounded by hills.

Downtown Cincinnati Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the downtown Cincinnati area. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Downtown Cincinnati Hotels offers great hotels in Cincinnati's downtown district!

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Featured Hotel:

Holiday Inn Cincinnati - Riverfront
Holiday Inn Cincinnati - Riverfront
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Additional Hotels:

The Westin Cincinnati
21 East 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

Cincinnatian Hotel
601 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
150 West 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

Garfield Suites Hotel
2 Garfield Place
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

Embassy Suites Hotel® Cincinnati-Rivercenter
10 East Rivercenter Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011 US

Marriott Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 West RiverCenter Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011 US

Travelodge Newport Riverfront
222 York St.
Newport, KY 41071 US

Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Covington
500 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011 US

Covington, KY 41011 US

ESA Cincinnati-Covington
650 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011 US

Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront
200 Crescent Ave
Covington, KY 41011 US

Comfort Suites Newport
420 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071 US

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Covington, KY 41011 US

About Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio, grew from small beginnings to become one of the major cities of the Old Northwest Territory. Today, the population of Cincinnati is nearly 300,000 residents. The city is a major transportation hub. Three major interstate highways converge in Cincinnati, providing direct routes to such cities as Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Detroit. The city sits along the Ohio River, which allows access to the Mississippi River. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport is a major hub for air transportation. The city is also home to two major universities and has two more major colleges in the local vicinity. Several major American corporations call Cincinnati home, including some of the more important regional financial firms. Finally, two major league sports franchises bring important economic activity to the city.

The origins of Cincinnati go back to 1788, when Israel Ludlow, Matthias Denman, and Robert Patterson bought a tract of 800 acres from the 2 million acre tract of John Cleves Symmes. The 800-acre plot that was the beginning of Cincinnati sat at the mouth of the Licking River as it entered the Ohio River, which would become very important as a major water highway in the years leading up to the Civil War. Initial growth was slow in Cincinnati, but by the mid-nineteenth century, the city was taking its place among the leading cities in the Midwest.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow referred to Cincinnati as "the Queen of the West." The two major drivers for the growth of the city were the invention of the steamboat and the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal in 1827. Steamboats were built along the Ohio River in Cincinnati in the early nineteenth century. Although the interstate slave trade provided income in its early days, Cincinnati became a major center of abolitionism around the era of the Civil War. Meatpacking became very important to the economy of Cincinnati in the 1830s, and the city became known as "Porkopolis."

Abolitionists were not the only reform-minded residents of Cincinnati. Many citizens were very supportive of temperance, although this was partially aimed against German and Irish immigrants. Cincinnati became a major supply center for the Union army during the Civil War, and most citizens of the city supported the Union. In 1869, Cincinnati made history as the hometown of the first professional baseball franchise, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. By the 1880s, Cincinnati had the densest population of any American city. After growth in the early 1900s, the city's population in 2000 was approximately the same as it was in 1890. The city now boasts a very diverse economic base and remains one of the leading cities in Ohio and the Midwest.