4.3 out of 5

"Felt very clean and tidy. No funky smells. Comfortable bed with spacious room. Neighborhood is a little questionable and you can hear the train close ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 Nov 2016

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Hotel Description

Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati-Covington puts you in the center of Covington, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Newport Aquarium and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

Cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are featured in all 193 rooms. Video-game consoles, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

The restaurant, The Bistro, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and spa tub. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Covington hotel include Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium.

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$111 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati-Covington ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Very clean!

Pros: It seemed like the cleaning staff took pride in their work, it just shows when people care about the work they're doing.
Location: Close to Cincinnati and downtown Covington.
Felt very clean and tidy. No funky smells. Comfortable bed with spacious room. Neighborhood is a little questionable and you can hear the train close by but the hotel itself is very nice with friendly, helpful staff. We would stay there again.

Posted by , from ky on Nov 28, 2016

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3 out of 5
Cons: Gym facilities could be expanded.
Always a very clean stay. Downside is that it's adjacent to train tracks which can be VERY noisy. On this particular visit, 2 nights were non stop train noise making it nearly impossible to sleep. Request a room on the opposite end of the trains if possible. The easy access, covered parking is it's best attribute. Staff is always very accommodating and fast. Avoid the surrounding fast food, specifically the McDonalds. The worst and overall filthiest I have ever been in. The area is heavily burdened by transients which are generally harmless but hang out in and around the food establishments begging for money. Drive to nearby areas to find restaurants.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016

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3 out of 5

If you like trains, stay here.

We were looking for a hotel with a swimming pool, wi-fi and two queen beds. This one was more money than others, but fit our requirements. I was surprised when arriving of a train rolling next door going across the river. We didn't need to set an alarm as the trains slowly rolled by starting about 6am and finished after 10pm.

Posted by , from Detroit, MI on Aug 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Loved this hotel!

My husband and I were coming to town for a Reds game and read a lot of hotel reviews before choosing this one. I know we made the right choice in this hotel! Easy to get on/off the interstate, easy walk to Cincinnati and the ballpark. We walked the bridge a total of 4 times that day! Free parking in a covered parking garage on the hotel property a huge plus. $1 shuttle outside of the hotel will take you to the ballpark if you prefer not to walk. Hotel served Starbucks coffee and their breakfast menu sounded appetizing. I don't care that there was no "free buffet", those buffets are never usually good, are they? I saw trains, never heard them in the room, which was close to the tracks. Bed and pillows were super comfy, blackout curtains kept the room extra dark, even when the sun was lighting up the sky. Staff wasn't overly friendly, but after check in, I don't need their assistance anyway. The other hotels guests made up for what the staff lacked with their Midwestern hospitality. Loved that the hotel was nicely appointed, but laid back enough that everyone walked around with their beers! That's my kinda place! for nice afternoons/evenings/nights, the hotel had a courtyard with nice outdoor furniture and an outdoor fireplace. Very nice touch! I did not use the pool or fitness areas. I'm sure they were up to par as well. Did have a little trouble connecting to wireless, but unless we are on business, we should all be able to live without for a night or two ;) Highly recommend, as we will be staying there again.... Maybe just for the heck of it!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

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4 out of 5

Downtown ammenities amd close to many venues.

Pros: Free Internet, free and safe parking garage
Cons: Noisy, breakfast was not open early enough for us
This hotel was located close to University of Cincinnatti and the Covington Airport. There was a local family style festival downtown the night of our stay. We were the only ones not scrambling for parking. The hotel had an indoor pool. The room was kept cool before our arrival. The noise came from sirens and traffic on the street.

Posted by , from New Mexico, USA on May 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

I really liked the hotel

Pros: nice staff, close to great american ball park
I really liked the hotel , the beds were quite comfortable and the little balcony was cute all the other reviews complain about the train tracks which I hardly heard... The carpet did smell a bit like smoke...which is od for a non smoking room.... something I only noticed when I sat down to put on tennis shoes. I would defiantly stay here again.

Posted by on May 16, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Stay

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: near train tracks
This hotel was close to downtown, reasonably priced, and within a block of a half dozen restaurants. The curtains were a surprising plus...my room was pitch black in the morning, despite an easterly exposure. The staff was very accommodating, friendly and intelligent. Parking was free, in a covered garage. I recommend this hotel heartily.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012

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4 out of 5

Excellent view across the River

Went to Cincy for a baseball game. We could see the ball parks from the hotel. A short cab ride got us there and back. Wonderful restaurant- Otto's on Main Street in Covington.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011

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4 out of 5

Reds beat Cubs, Family has good time

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: no breakfast at all
Met up with my parents for a Reds weekend. Hotel was everything we thought it would be. The lack of any kind of free breakfast was the only major thumbs down.

Posted by , from Columbia, SC on Feb 4, 2011

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4 out of 5

wonderful experience

They never missed a step. The staff was great starting with my unanounced early check in. The bed was super comfortable (could not get my Husband out of it.). There were extra pillows and blankets in the closet. The shower was strong and hot. The deskside marketplace and the breakfast buffet were very well stocked, if a tad expensive. (The buffet was 10.95 each including belgian waffles and eggs/omelets to order. It is less without the eggs.) The hotel was literally steps away from many dining options from White Castle to Steakhouse and sushi. The entertainment options are varied- more than I could explore in my long weekend. I would most certainly stay again.

Posted by on May 8, 2009

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About the Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati-Covington

Location 500 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011

Property Features

Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati-Covington offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. The business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati-Covington also features barbecue grills, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Covington hotel is smoke free.

  • 193 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Intl.) (20 km / 12.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cincinnati Union Station (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati-Covington offers 193 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Covington hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves and refrigerators can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

The Bistro - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 12 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cincinnati-Covington Courtyard Marriott
  • Courtyard Cincinnati-Covington
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  • Marriott Cincinnati-Covington
  • Courtyard By Marriott Cincinnati Covington Hotel Covington
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You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.