Garfield Suites Hotel
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Great Place to Stay!!!
My husband and I along with another couple were looking for a hotel close to downtown Cincinnati for a weekend conference trip. We found the Garfield Suites Hotel on the internet and decided to take a chance. We were extremely pleased with our choice!
The location is wonderful being close to many things in the downtown area. There are plenty of restaurants in the area; shopping; sports events; convention center; library across the street; as well as businesses including Kroger's headquarters. Getting to and from the hotel was very easy according to their posted directions. Parking was simple. We had the choice of valet or the city lot. We selected the valet because we were going in an out of the hotel several times. The cost was reasonable for parking and we never waited long for our car.
The staff were very kind and accommodating. They were eager to help us get the things we needed both in the hotel and within Cincinnati. They overheard us speaking about a restaurant and offered to make reservations for us. We received a coupon for free drinks in their lounge as well.
We selected a two bedroom suite which was huge! I would highly recommend it for families, or groups traveling together. The bathroom was separated with a door between the toilet/shower side and the sink side. Therefore, more than one person could be using it at the same time if necessary. The beds were a little soft but the pillows were comfy! The living/dining area was spacious and comfortable. We had a balcony which overlooked the library and rest of the city. We were at the end of the hall which was extremely quiet and we did not notice noise from the street except for one siren.
You can't beat the value! We paid $99 from an internet special. They don't have the fancy restaurant or the fancy pool. If you want that, there are other fancier hotels such as the Westin. But if you truly want a nice place to stay at a good value, I would highly recommend the Garfield.
An average value
My family and I stayed one night at the Garfield Suites for a weekend getaway. The rooms here are very large, but not at all modern. The decor in our room (14th floor) greatly needed updating, as did the television in the bedroom. We did not use the kitchen appliances, but they were clearly dated. The bathroom was not any larger than in a budget motel, but was manageable for three people. Its age also showed in the overall cleanliness - we'd give that a 6.5 out of 10 - barely passing.
I also wouldn't give the highest praise to the friendliness of the hotel staff. Upon check-in the clerk told me what a "long day" it had been - the inappropriateness of that comment should be covered in Customer Service 101. Evidently not all of the 1-room suites have a fold-out sofa - that was gonna be $25 more. We upgraded to a 2 BR suite for $10 so our son wouldn't have to sleep on the floor or the couch cushions. I was also given a hard time about the breakfast voucher (for $5) that came with my Orbitz reservation. Since the voucher didn't show up on his computer, I had to bring my confirmation sheet to the front desk. I should note that we ran into the hotel manager on one elevator trip and he was very kind and interested in our stay.
Final note: this hotel does NOT have a pool - however, the fitness room is disproportionately nice! Also, there are no ice machines (every room has a freezer and ice cube trays). You can buy some at the front desk for $2/bag.
This would be a good place for a larger group that needs more space and doesn't care about tons of amenities or modernization.
A group of us recently stayed at the Garfield Suites for a weekend getaway. We reserved a two bedroom suite. The room is huge!!! It has two bedrooms plus a pull out sofa. We easily fit six adults into the room. The rate was excellent ($120).
The facilities were clean and in good shape. Our suite came with a balcony. It had a great view of the Cincinnati skyline.
The only bad thing about this hotel is the long walk from the parking garage to the lobby. All in all, we greatly enjoyed our stay. I would absolutely stay here again.
Older Hotel, but Nice
The Garfield Suites are great if you have a group of people and don't want to spend a ton of money. I usually stay there when I am traveling with several women, as they have 2 full baths and it is much cheaper than getting 2 rooms at another hotel. The location is pretty decent too.
Fort Wayne, IN
Great location...Great value!
Stayed Dec. 27-28 in a 2-BR for only $79 per night. This is not a 4-star hotel, but very, very nice and clean and located in the heart of Cincy. Parking...no problem, just go to the city lot up the street for $5 a night and it's even connected to the hotel. My family has stayed at the swankier hotels in downtown Cincy, but to get the privacy of two bedrooms (or one BR and let the kids stay on the fold-out LR sofa), this is the best deal around. I'll keep an eye out for Internet bargains...we found ours at Travelicity...and will return to the Garfield Suites.
I stayed in a one bedroom suite this past weekend paying $69 per night. The suite contained a large, nicely furnished living room/dining room, a full kitchen including dishwasher, a separate bedroom with queen sized bed and exceptionally large closet, and a bathroom that was rather small considering the total size of the suite. The living room and bedroom both had a television and telephone and a free high speed Internet connection was provided on the living room desk.
My suite was clean, nicely furnished and had new carpeting. Overall it was larger and better furnished than many all suite hotels I have patronized.
Because of a previous post, I asked the parking attendant/bellhop for the cost of the valet parking provided by the hotel ($19 per night with in-and-out privileges) and whether other options were available (there is a public garage around the corner on 9th street charging $5 per night). I parked in the public garage. If the weather was bad, or if I wanted in-and-out privileges, I would have probably opted for the hotel garage.
The hotel is located across the street from the Cincinnati Public Library and is in easy walking distance to anything in the downtown Cincinnati area. I did not use my car the entire weekend.
Overall, this hotel is a great value for a downtown hotel with a convenient location.
Don't judge a book by its cover
At first you think about walking out , right when you arrive . Older looking , needs remodeled , cleaned up . Not on the best side of town . After saying all this , the rooms are a good value, large and has nice kitchen .Has a nice gym to work out in . The people are very helpful and nice . With some improvements this hotel could be 4 star . We are staying here again .
We stayed at The Garfield August 8 and 9, 2003, and the suite was okay, but I was completely shocked at the price of valet. I was chaged $78 and my car never left the garage. I asked for consideration, but the front desk was not interested in talking to me about the price.
Interestly, I stayed at another downtown hotel just two weeks later and was charged $12 a night for valet. Guess where I be staying next time....
GREAT PLACE TO STAY
My husband and I and another couple have been staying here several times for the last couple of years. We have had nothing but good service and a wonderful time. Highly recommend.
In Cincinatti, come here!!!
All-around very good hotel.