Located just off Highway 22 and under a 5-minute drive from the nearest Highway 562 and Interstate 71 on-ramps, the Quality Hotel & Suites Central is geared towards road travellers who prefer an economical hotel with a free breakfast, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a microwave, a mini-fridge, a jetted tub, a living area with a sofabed and a balcony are also offered, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a free breakfast, free parking and on-site dining at Cancun Mexican Bar and Grill, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.
Xavier University is around a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Cincinnati's city centre and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are both roughly a 12-minute drive away. Greater Cincinnati Airport (CVG) can be found 26 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not allowed, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 20, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's value, staff and location.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's value. They described the rates as reasonable, economical and affordable.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who found them to be friendly, helpful professional and efficient. One guest remarked, "Check-in was prompt and the guy at the front desk was incredibly courteous and professional - and I'm not just saying that because he gave me a suite without me prompting him to do so! When I checked out in the morning, he was present and equally attentive".
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location. They described it as safe, and close to Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, highway access, Kenwood Mall, downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Zoo and restaurants.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.
Although some reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported musty odours, dated decor, worn furniture, poor Wi-Fi connectivity and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 66% recommendation rate from 429 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #30 of 50 Cincinnati hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 96 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.6 out of 10 from 32 reviews
The author called the hotel on September 20, 2013 to verify some information.