Hotel Covington Riverfront Cincinnati, Ohio

638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011, USA (show on map)

Expert reviews

New York Times review:

“For a stylish hotel at more affordable rates, cross the river to the new Hotel Covington in Kentucky, a former 1910 department store refashioned by the Aparium Hotel Group to hold 114 rooms, a restaurant and coffee bar.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Guest rating

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4.7 out of 5.0

Ranked 1st in Cincinnati


What guests liked

All you need to know

Situated on 638 Madison Avenue, where it enjoys closeness to some of the city’s most famous places and center of attractions. The hotel is located in an ideal neighborhood where several restaurants, bars, and cafes are located. The hotel also benefits from being near the city’s business district in which it provides a nearness to the commercial hub and cultural hub to guests in the hotel rooms.

The hotel rooms are stylishly decorated and adorned to produce 4-star hospitality for guests with its modern amenities and facilities. Guests can enjoy the best of accommodation options in the hotel. Also, the hotel offers a great view of the city from its lofty rooms.

Hotel Covington Riverfront offers an excellent location for tourists as the ideal departure spot to all the city attractions located near the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by some famous and world-renowned restaurants offering several local and international cuisines all of which can be enjoyed by guests to have the complete Cincinnati experience.

All rooms in the hotel feature standard amenities like free Wi-Fi, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a well-stocked minibar and a private bathroom. The hotel also provides quality bed linens and towels as thoughtful touches.

The hotel offers several dining options for breakfast such as continental dishes, a la carte, or local American dishes served daily. Guests can make use of the terrace and the bar which are the perfect relaxation spots in the hotel.

A friendly reception is guaranteed when entering the hotel where useful tips are provided.


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Recent guest reviews


13 December 2021


The room was way better than expected it was awesome , Bathroom same


11 December 2021

Gorgeous Hotel, Perfect Location

Location was perfect for our concert at the Madison! The hotel was just beautiful, staff was very professional and friendly. The bed was very comfy and the room wasa great size for the two of us but still cozy! Loved the restaurant in the lobby, very good.

No fan in the bathroom so it got a bit stuffy during my shower. No on site parking, had to valet, but $20 wasn't too bad for the night.


30 August 2021

Awesome weekend!

The Covington Hotel is a beautiful property. We were amazed at the comfort and beauty of our room. We'r traveled there to be with our friend who was honored to be the hometown hero at the Reds game. It was a spur of the moment trip. We could not have been happier with our choice. Breakfast was delicious! We said we would drive seven hours again just for that gravy biscuit! The staff were all wonderful. We were provided a free shuttle to the game. Our driver was very friendly. We had a fabulous weekend.



11 August 2021

Beautiful hotel, but very noisy.

There was no complimentary breakfast. The breakfasts for purchase were not as nice as what would be expected for a better hotel,

The restaurant was very loud! We had just flown in & expected to have a romantic dinner. We could barely hear each other. There were several weddings that took place while we were there. Unfortunately, after the weddings, the guests used the lobby for their “pre” reception before heading across the street where the noise from the reception kept us awake. Unless you’re part of a wedding, those things are not enjoyed by other guests,


22 June 2021


So great to find an independently run hotel with such character and comfort. The decor was fresh, interesting and chic. Service was outstanding. Totally worth crossing over for.


7 June 2021

Gorgeous room and wonderful staff

Room was beautiful and spacious, immaculately clean. Staff was incredibly kind and friendly.

Honestly it was perfect for my needs :)


2 May 2021

Good feels

Staff, Style and environment. Awesome coffee shop, bar/restaurant. The courtyard made for a relaxing pleasurable experience.



20 April 2021

Beautiful, quaint and accommodating

Nice location, free parking on the street within close proximity. Nice shopping and restaurants nearby. Staff was all very friendly. Glad you could have dogs.

I wish breakfast was included with the stay.


29 August 2023


Beautiful hotel. The room was beyond what we expected. Room was really clean.

Had an issue with a Senior Manager walking into our room at midnight without knocking or correctly identifying as staff.


18 March 2023

Not extremely convenient.

I had to wait a while to be seate for breakfast.

I was unhappy that no coffee was available in the room. Had to go down the hall, down 4 floors, not yet dressed properly for the day, then wait in line for a cup of coffee visible by a restaurant full of others with their hair combed nicely. Heaven forbid you’d want a second cup.


6 March 2023

Wish my stay could have been better

The location and surrounding bars/restaurants within walking distance were amazing. Hotel definitely had a more upscale feel. Perfect location for couples wanting a nice getaway.

Room was not sanitary or thoroughly quality controlled and wasn't considered clean to my expectations. Fire alarm went off at 4am due to a resident smoking in the room. Whole building had to evacuate which was a major inconvenience.


18 July 2022

It was an okay experience, but next time, we will stay somewhere else.

The valet parking was amazing, as well as the front desk staff. Super helpful and friendly. They allowed us to check in early and brought us an item we forgot in our car to our room since we used valet parking. Ice is delivered to the rooms upon request.

The rooms are very small, not enough blankets, to adjust the shower after turning it on you will either get burned or frozen as the shower head is on the opposite side where the glass swinging shower door opened, no fan in the bathroom to help cut down the steam, the ENTIRE lobby stunk because they apparently pump their “signature scent” in the hotel and it smells like the worst stinky perfume you could imagine, the staff at the bar was okay but none of them were very friendly or personable at all.


18 November 2021


For the price, there should be a coffeemaker in the room. The token system was very inconvenient. Also, no ice machine?


7 September 2021

Fireworks Sunday

Very conveniently located to take advantage of the Cov.

Room wasn’t ready at check in. Never got the text that it was ready. It all shut down early on Sunday.


26 August 2023

We had a great time, felt great to get away, great food and service

Beautiful, great service, awesome menu


13 February 2023

It was beautiful and very relaxed, will definitely come again.

It was beautiful, very nice room. The bar and restaurant were great. Loved the drink menu!


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Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Snack bar
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Shuttle service (free)
  • - Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service


  • - Fitness centre
  • - Fitness
  • - Movie nights
  • - Happy hour (additional charge)
  • - Live music/performance
  • - Live sport events (broadcast)


  • - Garden
  • - Terrace
  • - Sun terrace
  • - Outdoor furniture
  • - Outdoor fireplace

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Parking garage
  • - Electric vehicle charging station
  • - Accessible parking


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Toilet with grab rails


  • - Breakfast takeaway containers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Face masks for guests available
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