Graduate Cincinnati

Graduate Cincinnati

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#5 of 49 hotels in Cincinnati
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Centrally located just three miles north of downtown, Graduate Cincinnati (formerly Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center) hotel boasts state-of-the-art facilities, exceptional menus, and the latest in audiovisual equipment.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Car park
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Bowling offsite
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

151 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl Airport
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Cincinnati Municipal Airport
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Nikky Y wrote a review Aug 2022
Muscat, Oman23 contributions23 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fairly good
Location is good
Early morning if you can hear Angie on phone ,that’s if you call
Front desk …… you are lucky . Sweet voice and very helpful .
Kesha at the bar is sooper friendly and will try her best to customize your order .

After facing rude loud voices at the coffee shops in the town …. Feels good to come back to these warm souls in the hotel

Room is clean with basic facilities like kettle and refrigerator .
Washing machine and microwave are there at common areas of particular floors
Some elderly ladies are there to make your room and are better than some young ones .
Shanaya, a college going girl is hardworking and good at her job of room service

Stayed happily and peacefully
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 2 Nov 2022
Thank you so much for the great feedback about our staff! We have shared your comments with our entire team and they were supper excited to hear about the comments! We look forward to you staying with us again soon!
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bucks17 wrote a review Jul 2021
Nashville, Tennessee712 contributions255 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very cool hotel! A lot of the hotels in town are further away from the sights, so we chose this one even though it is a little more expensive. The interior is really cool. Each Graduate hotel is decorated to reflect things indigenous to the city it’s in (famous musicians, athletes, etc). Very colorful. Room was very comfortable & big (we had a standard king room). The bed was extremely comfortable. Because of COVID there is no regular housekeeping, but you can request extra towels brought to your room. The bar in the lobby was fun. I felt bad for the bartender who was all alone on Fri night with tons of guests due to a wedding party staying there. We had to go over to get her attention to put in a food order before the kitchen closed because she simply was too busy to get to us in the 15 min we were waiting. She was very friendly & good attitude about it, but no staff member should be in that position plus no guest wants to wait 30 min to be served. A other person joined her eventually but it seemed he was just helping out because they were busy, not actually bar staff. The pizza (only pizza & salad is available) was really good. We got the 16” supreme which was huge! The location is a bit of a walk from anywhere (except U of C campus) so we Ubered but it was a short trip to the OTR area
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is extremely confusing. Call ahead for instructions.
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your comments and feedback, it is very much appreciated! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the pizza - we are working on a full menu for our grand opening of the bar in August, so we will have a few more options to pick from other than pizza! We look forward to you staying with us again soon!
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Rachel wrote a review Sept 2022
39 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Graduate Cincinnati hotel is packed with colors and unique decor. Aesthetically, we loved this hotel. The rooms are decorated very nicely and the lobby and lower level common areas are tastefully decorated with several opportunities for a photo-op. There is plenty of seating in the common areas, plus a small cafe with coffee and "Fiona's" restaurant. We loved the homages to Fiona the hippo throughout the hotel. We stayed for one night and had a pleasant experience with the employees working at the hotel. The parking situation was also easy; they offer parking for an additional $10 per night in the parking garage attached to the hotel. The hotel is also located in the University of Cincinnati campus, allowing a safe atmosphere with an interesting drive through campus. The Cincinnati Zoo is also only .5 miles away, and you can easily walk there in 10 minutes or less.

Unfortunately, our night of sleep was not as great as we would have liked it to be. Although the room temperature was comfortable, the mattress was very, very hard and we both had difficulty getting comfortable. The bed itself was just not as high of a standard as we would have expected for the quality and price of this hotel. The ceiling and walls were also very thin: we could hear every single noise outside of the room in the hallway, and we could also hear our upstairs neighbor very clearly all throughout the night. Unfortunately even at 1AM on a Saturday evening, we had hallway neighbors making noise and preventing us from falling asleep. Another "iffy" moment was the unnecessarily large "authorization charge" placed on my credit card. We stayed for one night and paid approximately $240 including taxes. However, an authorization charge of approximately $540 was placed on my credit card. I am still waiting to receive a refund of from this authorization charge two days later, and am dissatisfied with how large this amount was; I have never seen such a high authorization charge compared to the total charge.

Overall, because we know that we did not like the hard mattresses and had a poor night of sleep, we probably would not return here. However, the hotel is beautiful, unique, and "fun".
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: unique decor; good location for Cincinnati zoo
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 2 Nov 2022
Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that you didn't find the mattresses not comfortable, that is not what we want to hear. Please feel free to contact the hotel directly so we can discuss further.
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misty11white wrote a review Sept 2021
Princeton, West Virginia6 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel to be close to Cincinnati Children’s hospital for multiple appointments with our toddler. We knew we would be spending a lot of time in our room and wanted a balcony and suite where she could play. When we first got off the elevator to our floor, we were greeted with VERY loud moaning from the room beside the elevator. This isn’t necessarily the hotels fault, but it definitely set the tone for our “family friendly” stay. Our room was NOT clean. The amount of pet hair on the floor, couch, and even headboard was unreal. There’s no way this room was swept or vacuumed before our arrival. The card on the desk that explains how they were taking extra precautions for cleaning during covid actually had someone else’s food dripped on it and was wrinkled up. There was something else on the desk as well. We called to have the front desk come and clean up, which they did. House keeping said she felt like pet owners should clean up after their own pets. There’s no excuse for not sweeping or vacuuming between customers... ESPECIALLY during covid and ESPECIALLY for this expensive of a hotel. On our last night, my daughter was opening a set of drawers. When I went to make sure she didn’t put anything inside, we found old pizza boxes and a slice of pizza that was eaten off of just sitting in the drawer! Nothing about this room was clean. They discounted us a measly $75. We paid around $270 per night for our daughter to play in pet hair and half eaten pizza. We will not stay here again or recommend this hotel to anyone.

The atmosphere is very college/dorm room oriented, with students in the lobby between classes. There is also a bar in the main lobby where you order your food.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 24 Sept 2021
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback during your most recent stay with us, it is much appreciated. I want to first apologize for the experience you had while staying with us, this is definitely not our standard and I was embarrassed to read this. Please contact me directly at the hotel so we can discuss this in further detail. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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kipgunter wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It appeared to be clean other than the smell of cigarette smoke in the hallways and the trash cans over brimming in the lobbies, oh, and the discarded bear bottles and glasses on the deck.

The room was okay, beds seemed clean, but were sub-par in my opinion, and avoid room near the ice machine if you don't want woken every 30-40 minutes.

The bathroom was a challenge since the door would not fully open because it hit the toilet. Another issue there was the shower. The door on the side of the controls was fixed so it would not move, only way to turn shower on was to get in it, okay is you want a blast of cold water first thing in the morning. (I did try to direct the nozzle against the wall to get it warm first, didn't work that well.)

There is limited operating hours of facility, no coffee in the room, no microwave, ours did not have a mini fridge either, though they told us we were wrong about that.

At about $200 a night on a slow day, there are plenty of other options in town.
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Date of stay: October 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 19 Nov 2021
Thank you for your feedback, it is truly appreciated. I will share your comments with our management team and use this to improve our service and strive to offer a better experience to our guests. If you would like, please feel free to contact me directly at the hotel so we can discuss further.
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Molly B wrote a review Jun 2021
Chicago, Illinois29 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Graduate did not disappoint and stayed true to their brand! The Hotel is stunning and everywhere you look, there is another visual treat! The staff was beyond incredible. They are smart, kind and helpful. The bar had great beer selections and lovely drink options. Everyone was SUPER covid-aware and safe. Masks were required, the place was spotless and you could tell there was a lot of extra work done to ensure the safety of the guests. The cleaning staff was just the best. We were just thrilled to be there. The hotel has easy parking in a lot and is actually walking distance to the University and the Zoo.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed feedback, it is truly appreciated! We are definitely looking forward to getting back to normal, but still have protocols in place to ensure the best cleaning practices and safety that we can offer! Safe travels to you and your family and we looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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loren h wrote a review Jun 2022
Wisconsin306 contributions120 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at a summer highly reduced rate, had I paid full price this review would be a zero star.

Very small area to park and check-in, We were lucky to get a spot. The room was pretty clean. Bed was very low, low as in the top mattress seemed to have been lost, yes that low. Very poor lighting in bathroom, and the room had the smallest sink I ever saw in a hotel, much like an airplane sink. The shower was a dribble, it was hard to get wet. No lamp by the desk, and overall poor lighting. Tv was nice, but the guide didnt work while we were there, .

The parking ramp is miserable to figure out, the elevators came up into a DIFFERENT building, not the hotel. Disabled parking was near the elevators, once again not the hotel, but to a different building.

For $30 a night it was ok, but if your going to pay the normal rate, this isnt a 4 star hotel as they claim it is.

All services were $$, example a muffin at the coffee shop was $ 8, yes $ 8 , you read that correctly.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 1 Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback.
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smbgem wrote a review Feb 2021
Chattanooga, Tennessee1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my second stay at the hotel and it was just as great as before. The hotel was clean, had awesome customer service and the location is great! The only downsides are there are no microwaves in the rooms (you have to use the one in the lobby) and you have to pay ($10) for parking. I will definitely be staying again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 3 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback, we greatly appreciate your comments and your business! The next time you stay with us, you can request a microwave be delivered to your room as we do have a few based on availability. We look forward to you staying with us again in the near future! Kind regards and wishing you a great 2021!
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julie1232021 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the entire decor is like a cincinnati trivia game - see how many details and touches are direct cincinnati easter eggs. friendly staff, comfortable rooms, ample space, and close to everything. The staff is attentive and even as the hotel was being used by the university for students during COVID, the hotel was quiet, well maintained and very welcoming to travelers.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 29 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback, we greatly appreciate it! I hope you were able to take advantage of the virtual reality on our app to explore the hotel and find the interactive items that we have placed throughout the hotel. We look forward to staying with us again in the near future! Kind regards and safe travels!
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Barry A wrote a review Jan 2022
Munster, Indiana3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
On this visit we had a vey warm room. We have stayed before and it was much better. This is listed as a 4 star hotel but does not include a microwave or coffee maker in the room. guests are instructed to get free coffee in lobby which if you get it early in the day its good not so much for later in the day. You are directed to a single small microwave in the same area of the coffee. when we were there this microwave was filthy.
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Date of stay: January 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wade Riedman, General Manager at Graduate Cincinnati
Responded 4 Feb 2022
Thank you for your feedback, it is truly appreciated. We will be returning coffee makers back into the rooms in the near future which we are very excited about!
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₹18,710 - ₹24,557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kingsgate Hotel and Conference Center
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United StatesOhioCincinnati
NUMBER OF ROOMS
203
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Cincinnati
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Cincinnati?
Nearby attractions include Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (0.7 km), Nippert Stadum (1.0 km), and Dive Bar (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Cincinnati?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Cincinnati?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Cincinnati?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Cincinnati?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Cincinnati?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hang Over Easy, Taste of Belgium - Uptown, and Skyline Chili.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Cincinnati?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Cincinnati?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Graduate Cincinnati offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Cincinnati?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Howard Taft National Historic Site (1.9 km), MainStrasse Village (6.0 km), and Harriet Beecher Stowe House (1.8 km).
Is Graduate Cincinnati accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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