Hotel at a Glance: Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati
The suites at Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati provide guests with a home away from home just 10 minutes from the downtown area. Each suite comes with a dining area, large TV with premium channels, and a fully equipped kitchen that includes everything from cookware to a full-size fridge and dishwasher.
- Start your day right with eggs, muffins, and cereal at the complimentary breakfast buffet.
- Stay active by swimming in the outdoor pool or working out in the 24-hour fitness center.
- Socialize in the evening Tuesdays–Thursdays with complimentary beverages and light appetizers in the lobby.
- Stay connected with free WiFi.
Cincinnati: Dynamic Riverside City with Historical Breweries and Victorian Architecture
Cincinnati is positioned in the southwest corner of Ohio near the Kentucky border, along the banks of the Ohio River. The port city grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when it was crowded with steamboats and riverboats; today, it’s still possible to ride an old-fashioned riverboat to scope out the downtown skyline.
It can feel like you’re walking underwater in certain parts of Newport Aquarium—many of its exhibits have transparent floors and underground tunnels that give you up-close views of tropical fish and sea creatures.
A block from the hotel, Fountain Square sits in the nucleus of Cincinnati’s cultural attractions. The fountain is turned off when temperatures drop below freezing, but you can lace up a pair of ice skates and glide around its outdoor rink. Nearby, you’ll find The Banks, a collection of both upscale restaurants with extensive wine lists and sports bars filled with TVs. It’s also worthwhile to visit one of Cincinnati’s many chili parlors to try out the famous local recipe, a sauce-like version that typically includes seasonings such as cinnamon and cloves.
Take a five-minute drive or cab ride north of downtown and you’ll find Over-the-Rhine, a quiet neighborhood reminiscent of a charming European village. The streets are lined with Italianate buildings and several historical breweries, as well as Findlay Market, a public bazaar open year-round. Vendors here set up shop both outside and inside to sell fresh flowers and international foods.