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Hotel Description

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront puts you in the center of Covington, 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Newport Aquarium and 2.2 km (1.3 mi) from Paul Brown Stadium. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 220 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Additionally, free weekday newspapers, free bottled water, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, 18, serves American cuisine and is open for brunch and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. 10320 square feet (959 square meters) of event facilities include 11 meeting rooms and a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

This 3.5-star Covington hotel is 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Great American Ball Park.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$88 per night


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Guest)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Decent Hotel Near Newport KY

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel from Jun 30th to July 3rd. When we checked in, I originally reserved the room until July 2nd, and I asked the hotel staff member who checked me in if I could extend our stay until July 3rd. All seemed well, and the staff member said we could stay. There was some computer issues, so the staff member gave us a free breakfast and free drinks at the dining places inside the hotel. On July 2nd we were locked out of our room, and the hotel staff had checked us out. It was pretty inconvenient for a moment there, but we got it resolved. Also, our room was only cleaned once during our 3 night stay. Room service said they could not get into our room, however that was the same day someone actually did clean our room. Also, the room was not very well cleaned as we found a syringe under the bed. Seems to me that communication/ their database could be better to ensure that issues like these do not occur. Overall, the staff were very friendly and we did enjoy our visit. It was a decent stay for the proximity to Newport and Cincinnati.

Posted by , from J on Jul 3, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Personally I will only stay at a hotel with a balcony so that was my favorite part. I love the beds at this hotel!
Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
We have stayed at this hotel in the past and due it to being at the halfway point to our destination in Knoxville, TN, we booked a room for the trip there and again for the trip home. The service at the front desk and in the restaurant and lounge were outstanding! We loved the comfort of the beds and the openness of the balcony. We will definitely stay here again and again!

Posted by , from Ohio on Jun 14, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great experiance

I want to first off say that this was a great experience. I was blown away by the view. The 18 floor restaurant was so delicious we had breakfast on top of the world. I will be staying again soon.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

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1 out of 5

Our room on the 9th floor

Our room was directly next to and above a very busy expressway I 71&75 It was difficult to sleep with all the traffic noise all night long.

Posted by on May 20, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 23, 2016 by Art

I'm very sorry you were bothered by the noise. We did add second doors/windows last year to help with the noise. We also have city view rooms available to rent that will face you away from the highway. We appreciate the feedback and hope you'll give us another try.

4 out of 5

Nice views

They should have a continental breakfast for the price. Had sandwiches in the bar, good food , good service

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016

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2 out of 5

Cleanliness of rooms.

Pros: The views.
Cons: The entire hotel needs a deep cleaning, remodel and updating completed. The restaurant serves an undesirable buffet breakfast.
Unfortunately my comments would not be allowed. Seek a hotel stay elsewhere.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 16, 2016 by Art

I am very sorry you were not happy with your stay, We have just finished remodeling all the rooms corridors and restaurant and will be starting on the lobby in the near future. We hope you can give us another chance.

4 out of 5

Good location, comfortable room.

Pros: Location and view.
Cons: The TV stations were limited and the signal would periodically cut out so an improved cable TV service would be nice.
Location: We were visiting our son in Covington KY and there are a number of great restaurants and bars close to the facility.
Facility has a tremendous view of downtown Cincinnati, and is located right off of the interstate. The facility is showing it's age such as old carpeting. The location close to the interstate turns out to come with the cost of road noise. There were guests on the same floor that were partying until late at night and the noise was not ideal.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

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1 out of 5

Not nice

This hotel is very old and unkept. The halls are smelly like old smoke. Our room on the 17th floor was either cold or hot. You could not control the temperature. The door handle on the sliding glass door to balcony was broken and hanging. Curtains were full of holes. Bathroom was cramped and had mold in shower. Tv did not have sound on some channels. The only good thing I have to say was it did have new carpet and comfortable bed. Furniture was old and scratched up. Definitely not worth the price.

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 24, 2016 by Art

On behalf of our entire staff at Radisson we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. We are in the middle of a multi-million dollar renovation where all the rooms will be totally redone as well as much of the public areas. We have already replaced all the beds and painted all the rooms. The corridor carpet, room carpet and wall vinyl is finished. Our banquet and meeting space has also been totally redone. We should be ready to start installing furniture and drapes by the end of the month. We will also be doing both restaurants, the pool and the lobby starting in the near future. I will also have a talk with maintenance, as some of these items are things that should be fixed on a regular basis. I hope you will try us again after the renovation.

5 out of 5

Nice hotel great view and nice clean rooms

We stayed on News years eve. It was a beautiful view and the staff was great. We had room service and the food was not over priced it was very tasty and hot when delivered. I will be staying here again soon. Great get away.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016

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4 out of 5
Hotel was clean, staff friendly and the price was right. Conveniently located to downtown Cincinnati, the airport and local attractions. Free parking.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015

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About the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

Location 668 W 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Christmas Day (25 December):

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue

Property Features

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 10320 square feet (959 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront also features gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Covington hotel is smoke free.

  • 220 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 10320 sq ft of conference space
  • 959 sq m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • 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
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Intl.) (19.9 km / 12.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cincinnati Union Station (4.3 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront offers 220 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Covington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

18 - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves brunch and dinner. Open select days.

The Fifth Lounge - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Radisson's indoor splash pool and spa tub are housed in a solarium with a retractable glass roof. A spiral staircase leads from the pool area to a fitness room with free weights and four cardiovascular machines.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails 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 starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


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 10 for adults and USD 4.50 for children (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Cincinnati Riverfront
  • Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront
  • Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront Covington
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  • Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Covington
  • Radisson Hotel Riverfront
  • Radisson Hotel Riverfront Cincinnati
  • Covington Radisson
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You should know

  • Up to 2 children 16 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.