The Florence Area
Pleased to be named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner, our friendly staff looks forward to extending you a warm welcome at our newly-renovated hotel. Hop on our free airport shuttle for a quick ride to and from the hotel. All of our rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker, but If you’re planning an extended stay, do ask about our suites with a full kitchen. Everyone enjoys a free Bright Side Breakfast® each morning, followed by a dip in the indoor pool and Whirlpool, or a fitness center visit. You’ll discover why we call this a grand slam getaway American destination.
If the airport looks familiar, that’s because it was featured in the 1988 film, ‘Rain Man.’ It is only 13 miles to the ‘Queen of the West,’ as poet Longfellow dubbed the city in 1854 when the Erie Canal was completed. Florence is home to the 40,000-strong student body of the University of Cincinnati and to Proctor & Gamble, along with eight more Fortune 500 companies. From the shores on the Ohio River, Florence looks across the water at Kentucky. Florence is in Kentucky, which is both a fun fact and potentially confusing for visitors. We’re clearly not a southern state, so people often ask about Florence’s water tower brightly painted with the words, “FLORENCE, Y’All.” For a little piece of history ask the locals what the phrase means.
Hotel Services and Amenities
Each room or suite is equipped with a new Samsung Flat-panel TV offering 30 channels of HD programming. Packing light isn’t a problem when you stay at our hotel. We provide an in-room refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and a guest laundry facility. Head downstairs for the free Bright Side Breakfast served every day, featuring waffles, fresh fruit and yogurt, bagels, Otis Spunkmeyer pastries and unlimited coffee and juice. The indoor swimming pool, Whirlpool, and fitness room are all easily accessible and our free Wi-Fi lets you stay in touch throughout the hotel. Sorry - no pets allowed.
Florence is all about fast cars, festivals, chili, beer, and sports, especially NASCAR and the Reds. Since 1962, for a three week period in July, Florence stages one of the nation’s largest festivals attracting a half million visitors to the “Taste of Cincinnati.” If you have an interest in floral education, come for the nation’s largest annual flower show in April. Our German heritage takes center stage in early autumn with Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Every day but Monday, Findlay Market, founded in 1852, is the place to be, especially for the parade on baseball’s opening day, which is practically a holiday in our sports loving town.