Make Ohio's Top 5 Nationally Historic Hotels Part of Your History

Discover Ohio's History

You know that feeling you get when you’re back in the comfort of your home? That’s what you’ll feel when you enter the great state of Ohio. Now, Ohio isn’t New York City, but it is affordable and laced with tons of history. Ohio was the first state to have a traffic light, police cars, hot dogs, and protection for working women. It was also the first state to own a full-time automobile service station and the first to be fully lit by electricity in 1879.  For a state that started with a lot of firsts, it’s now booming with a growing social scene entertaining enough for millennials. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio is the new up and coming vacation spot for everyone! However, you don’t have to be a history buff to fall in love with these historical hotels.


  1. The Cincinnatian Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, The Cincinnatian Hotel has been around since the 19th century. Originally built in 1882 and known as The Palace, this piece of history was designed to be a “Grand Hotel.” When it was built, it had 300 rooms, but in 1987, it underwent a $25 million renovation. The then 300-room hotel now has 146 rooms, including seven luxurious suites. As a luxury hotel, you can only expect the highest quality of service. Awarded a top Forbes Four Star hotel for 20 consecutive years, the Cincinnatian Hotel is ready to meet every one of your needs. For less than $300 a night, you can enjoy the Executive Deluxe King Suite that’ll have you feeling like royalty. Get lost in time when you decompress in your walk-in shower with multiple rain heads and body sprayers. Guests can also soak the day away in their roman tubs, which include a whirlpool and a chromotherapy tub. When you’re done, stay warm with desirable amenities such as fireplaces, soft terrycloth robes, and heated bathroom floors.


  1. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Serving guest just like you for more than 85 years, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel is another favorite. When you enter this national, historically rich landmark, you’ll stand in awe of the restored 1930 French Art Deco design. And if you’re hungry, you don’t have to go far for a bite to eat. Dine in at Ohio’s only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant for the last six years, the Orchids at Palm Court. Although it’s been around for almost 100 years, the Hilton Cincinnati Still knows what's new in comfort. Unwind in one of their rooms or upgrade yourself to a suite; you deserve it! With eight suites to choose from, there’s bound to be a room that’s just right for you. And if you choose this beautiful landmark for a special event, be assured there’s more than enough space. This unique hotel, turned venue, offers its guest more than 40,000 sq. ft. to host events. Don’t miss out on their special packages.


  1. The Mariemont Inn

Built in 1920, The Mariemont Inn is one historical hotel you don’t want to forget. Not only was this hotel built for your comfort, it was built as part of a village. Surrounded by a self-sufficient town, this community was built to model an “English garden.” Named after its founder, Mary Muhlenbery, this hotel was built to withstand time. Mary Muhlenbery envisioned an ideal town and set out to accomplish just that. Take a weekend to escape the fast life of the big city and hide away in this slower-paced historical getaway. With so much history to take in, this hotel was honored as a member of Historic Hotels of America. This program celebrates the craftsmanship and ambiance of historical settings. Unpack your bags in one of their 45 luxurious guestrooms where the art doesn’t stop at your doorstep. With custom built furniture, beautiful décor, and a fireplace in every room, there's plenty of artwork to be admired!   


  1. The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland

Check in at The Tudor Arms Hotel, located in the cultural district of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. But before you settle in, enjoy a warm, delicious chocolate chip cookie! That’s right! Reserve your spot at this historically recognized hotel and receive a warm cookie upon your arrival. There can’t possibly be a better way to begin your peaceful and relaxing stay at The Tudor Arms Hotel. Constructed in 1933, this landmark has all the bells and whistles any modern hotel would have. From the complimentary high-speed internet to their LCD flat screen televisions, capture and share your memories right from your room. This historical hotel has been remodeled to preserve its classic old-world architecture. There is not one, but two ballrooms to host your fairy-tale wedding or other special event. With beautifully aged wood and a European flare that brings a rustic feel to any occasion and will surely guarantee you a happily ever after.


  1. Punderson Manor State Park Lodge and Conference Center

No matter the occasion, Punderson Manor State Park Lodge and Conference Center is here to make any event feel special. Located an hour outside of Cleveland, this English Tudor-style mansion is home to countless family holidays, church retreats, and weddings each year. With numerous activities to indulge in such as miles of hiking, sledding trails, and an indoor pool, give your family the gift that keeps on giving when you stay at this lodge. There’s no better time than family time. That’s why when you spend two days here, you’ll get your third free. Everyone loves free things so take advantage of this package and many more package deals when you consider Punderson Manor State Park for your getaway.