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21c Museum Hotel

609 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA


21c Museum Hotel


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“Much more than a place to rest your head”

Located in the center of the action in downtown Cincinnati - adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a 156-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural civic center. Stay with us and the iconic Yellow Penguins. Building on its mission of engaging the public with contemporary art and supporting the revitalization of American downtowns, 21c Museum Hotels renovated the 100-year-old Metropole Hotel building—a historic landmark in downtown Cincinnati—restoring it into a contemporary art museum and cultural center in the heart of Cincinnati’s Backstage District. Also, come see the rooftop cocktail bar with a view unparalleled by any other.

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Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 315 Reviews
  • 323 Helpful
July 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

Two words: holy crap.

This place was the coolest hotel I've ever stayed in, hands down. Sure, I'm the kind of guy that revels in dirty roadside theme motels, but rarely do you have the opportunity to spend a night in a functioning art museum.

My wife and I were lucky enough to get upgraded to a corner suite at the last minute. The room was huge, super clean, had an awesome view of the city, and the staff were more than friendly and really accommodating. The awesome bathroom alone was worth the stay.

It goes without saying that you absolutely cannot stay here without scoping out some of the great art contained on the first two floors. Some really great stuff here, and their attention to detail makes for an awesome stay.

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  • 6 Helpful
June 23, 2014

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with everything! This is a unique but modern hotel that everyone should experience. They have a museum on the first two floors of the hotel that you can walk through 24/7. Great bath amenities too. All in all... 5 stars!

6 people found this review helpful

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Johanna Flato

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  • 101 Helpful
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

This place is awesome. Ropes visitors into loving Cincinnati, I think. The building is a combo art museum, rooftop bar, hip restaurant, boutique hotel. Every day they move these giant yellow penguins all around the floors. You never know where you'll find it. This goes for the whole experience--surprises around the corner. Art in high corners on the walls, body-part art tiles in the showers, interactive light projections on the way to the museum bathroom. Worth a visit just to the museum, if not a stay!

5 people found this review helpful

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James Fisher

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  • 515 Reviews
  • 374 Helpful
August 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

I am a huge fan of 21c, and am so glad they opened here in Cincy. It's a real deal, world class boutique hotel and (I think) an exceptionally well curated gallery. I also love the restaurant, bar and roof bar. I'm all over this place!

4 people found this review helpful

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Anna Hider

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July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0

It's worth it to just stop in to check out the art and explore the cool building, even if you're not staying here. ALSO if you go to the side door in the alley and up the service elevator, they have an amazing rooftop bar, where they serve amazing poptails (popsicles in a cocktail).

2 people found this review helpful

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Michelle Felix

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  • 50 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
March 02, 2016
Rated 4.0

Great hotel to stay at in Cincinnati. New, modern, cool space, great location, good price. It's not only a hotel but a museum of art which provides free entertainment when you have some spare time. The roof top bar and restaurant make it a one stop shop.

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Chelsea Koglmeier

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  • 242 Reviews
  • 202 Helpful
August 31, 2014

If you get the option to stay anywhere in Cincy, this is the place. Well run. Interesting environment. Has one of my favorite restaurants on the bottom too. Is also incredibly centrally located for business or leisure travel. Recommend giving it a try!

1 person found this review helpful

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Dana Newkirk

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  • 298 Reviews
  • 325 Helpful
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

This hotel is amazing. Got the chance to spend a few days in one of the suits, and it was beautiful. If you're staying at the hotel, spend an hour or so exploring the building, as there's art hidden around ever corner and you won't want to miss anything.

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Christopher Warren

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June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

I haven't had the opportunity to stay in the hotel, but the art museum is gorgeous. They have tons of works to see and it's all free! They always have new art to see. This place deserves it's 5 stars.

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Todd Mowbray

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  • 187 Reviews
  • 142 Helpful
February 08, 2016
Rated 5.0

I've never actually stayed here but I do enjoy exploring the art museum. It's free and it is always very unique. The rooftop bar is also quite cool and supplies you with a great view of downtown. Definitely worth a visit!

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21c Museum Hotel

609 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
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  • 156 Rooms
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    • 3pm
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    • 11am

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