"Other than the Lobby renovation, the experience was uneventful. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 17 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront puts you in the heart of Covington, within just a 10-minute stroll of MainStrasse Village and Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 155 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The restaurant, The Greenery Restaurant, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. 1290 square feet (120 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Covington hotel include John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$100 per night

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

The Hotel Lobby was under renovation.

Pros: The personnel was extremely kind and responsive.
Location: The location was convenient.
Other than the Lobby renovation, the experience was uneventful.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 22, 2017 by Gus

Hi Travler, I am happy to hear that you found our team to be hospitable and our location convenient for your needs. I am also glad that you were not inconvenienced by our renovation. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future, once our renovation is finished. Best Regards, Gus K. GM

3 out of 5

Good hotel for ballgame trips.

Pros: The staff was good and it had a restaurant/lounge that was nice.
Location: Close to sports stadiums, entertainment areas, and parks.
This hotel was located in good proximity to both stadiums and had a dedicated bus route to and from the games. The surrounding area was a little sketchy, but the hotel property itself was fine. Easy access in and out and plenty of on-site parking.

Posted by , from Kansas on Jul 28, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 14, 2016 by Gus

Hi Andy, Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to the area! I am glad that you found our location to be convenient and our team to be hospitable. I am also happy that you were able to enjoy our full-service restaurant. The city is working hard to modernize the neighborhood, as they are aware that it is lacking in appearance. We hope to see you again soon! Yours in Hospitality, Gus K. GM

2 out of 5
Go next door to Marriott Courtyard for $20 more and go form 1980 to 2016. This hotel shouldn't charge over $100 a night at best. Mattress was no better than a cardboard box. Bathrooms were oddly updated somewhat but the rest is sketchy. AC was either freeze to death or hot and humid. Hard to believe 2 degrees would change it that much.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 14, 2016 by Gus

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay at our property. I apologize that you did not have an enjoyable experience. We are working hard to update the entire property and started with the guestrooms, as we feel as they are the most important area of the hotel. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future, once the remainder of the renovation is complete. Best Regards, Gus K. GM

1 out of 5
Horrible my card was charged and they stated they never received it. Had to pay with different card and first card has still not been refunded. would not stay there again!

Posted by on May 23, 2016

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4 out of 5

One night stay.

A little overpriced for what you get, but comparable to the competition. Location is the best feature, no doubt. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Hotel was under construction, and even though that made the parking lot tough to maneuver in places, they did a great job of limiting mess and noise. I was surprised that for $162 (180 after tax) that my room had neither a fridge nor a microwave. Only real complaint is have is that some of the towels in the bathroom, while freshly laundered, we're stained and the cleaning staff failed to put a coffee pot back in the maker and the coffee filter from a prior guest was still in the top. I didn't use it obviously, although I had intended to before discovering those two oversights. Overall, I would rate 3 out of 5 stars.

Posted by , from Western KY on Apr 7, 2016

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3 out of 5
Staff was very nice and helpful, room was comfortable, price was pretty reasonable. Didn't like that you had to pay for breakfast and there was no microwave or fridge in room.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

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2 out of 5

Horrible Service

We went to this hotel so we could stay and watch the Riverfest/WEBN fireworks. We arrived at 3pm to check in only to be told by reception that we would have to wait for our room. We were told that they had late checkouts, had a shortage of housekeepers and there were 6 people ahead of us to get a room and she wasn't sure how long it would be to get a room. I informed them how could their housekeeping be understaffed since you knew you would be a full capacity? They didn't have an answer to that. I even informed them that my daughter was sick and needed to lay down. (She had her colon removed last year and doesn't do well in the heat and becomes dehydrated very easily). Their response was to go to the pool. The heat index index that day was 100 degrees outside. Taking a child to an outside pool that is prone to dehydration in afternoon heat wasn't even an option. I thought they would move us up on the list to get a room but they didn't, even though my daughter was lying down on the couch in the lobby. They made us wait an hour and a half before they put us in a room. It was just sad they had no compassion for a sick child or a stressed out mom who trying to give her child what she needed.

Posted by , from Fairfield, Ohio on Sep 13, 2015

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4 out of 5
Cons: Air conditioner Room a little warm
Pleasant Very courteous staff convenient location

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Fun Trip to Cincinnati

My husband and I drove to Cincinnati to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds. We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Covington, Kentucky, which is about a 5 minute drive from Three Rivers Stadium and several other excellent attractions. We were delighted to find that a shuttle to the ballpark stopped right in front of our hotel, and it only cost $1 a person each way. We didn't have to fight the traffic, find a place to park, and I'm sure it would have cost a lot more than $4 to park. You can also take the shuttle to other nearby attractions and shopping, making the hotel's location was very convenient. The hotel was very nice, clean, and quiet, and we would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Lebanon, IL on Sep 10, 2013

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4 out of 5

A positive experience

When I first arrived, the outward appearance of this hotel caused me to question my choice in lodging.  However, I had a very positive experience here.  My room was clean, my bed was very comfortable, and the hotel's staff all seemed courteous.  On the downside, the area around the hotel seemed a little sketchy and might not be the best place to bring young children.  But at the same time, the hotel had a nice little exercise room and restaurant.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013

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About the Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront

Location 600 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011

Property Features

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 1290 square feet (120 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Covington hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 155 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 1290 sq ft of conference space
  • 120 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Intl.) (19.8 km / 12.3 mi)
  • Train station: Cincinnati Union Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront offers 155 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Microwaves and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

The Greenery Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


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 starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 9.95 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-Riverfront
  • Cincinnati-Riverfront Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Covington
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Hotel Covington
  • Covington Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront Hotel Covington
  • Holiday Inn Covington

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.