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Old 04-24-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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I stayed here once about two years ago and thought it was OK overall. At $99 a night I thought it was a great deal for downtown considering the rooms are fully furnished even if the décor seemed a bit outdated.


I'm coming back very soon and am a little weary based on some reviews I'm reading. It's quite a mixed bag. I know the building is in the process of being converted back to apartments so construction is taking place. Basically, has anyone had friends / family stay there within the past six months or so? Any real problems? I also have a reservation at a Hampton Inn not far but it is oddly more expensive and my room won't have a mini fridge.


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Old 04-25-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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Have never stayed there, but am at the library across the street on a semi-regular basis. Too many troublemakers and/or lurkers around the library every time I go there, and I'm always there in the daytime. Last time I was there a guy was screaming at everyone he saw, "What the f&*k are you looking at?!" But as always, your mileage may vary.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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Have never stayed there, but am at the library across the street on a semi-regular basis. Too many troublemakers and/or lurkers around the library every time I go there, and I'm always there in the daytime. Last time I was there a guy was screaming at everyone he saw, "What the f&*k are you looking at?!" But as always, your mileage may vary.
thats a regular event. My uncle works at the library as security.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:14 PM
 
Location: East Walnut Hills
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Your stay at Garfield Suites can be hit or miss. It probably hasn't changed much since you were there a few years ago. Some rooms were remodeled and some have not been. The things that have changed are:

* The bigger suites on the 15th & 16th floors are not available, as they are in the process of being converted to apartments.

* The stoves are not longer operational in any of the suites. The lack of exhaust made the fire department deem them unsafe for use.

* The restaurant in the hotel is permanently closed.

The hotel is due to close permanently on or around July 1st (from the last information I received), so you may want to check on that.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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Yeah, the fact that the place is being converted to apartments has me thinking it hasn't seen any upgrades since my last visit. And regarding the clientele around the library, that seems to be the case everywhere (I live in Orlando and our downtown is full of bizarre individuals). Interesting tidbit about the stoves, was not aware of that. Thanks for that tip.


I ultimately went with my gut feeling and chose the Hampton Inn in Covington. Despite the higher rate, at least the parking is free and the hotel taxes are less! I can still walk across the Roebling to get to the races this weekend.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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What is up with the panhandlers on the first floor at the Westin on E 5th st? The 2nd floor is lobby check in, but if you park in the garage you have to pass by people asking for money. Why doesn't hotel security do anything about it? I stopped at the Queen City Wine and Spirits store just down the street from the hotel in mid Feb on a cold and snowy night to buy some drinks and some guy outside was trying to sell me 4 Reese cups for $0.75, with a bunch of loiterers doing nothing but standing around causing racket.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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My husband is currently staying in an apartment thru Airbnb. Its 60 a night in St Bernard's on Vine...across from the friars club and the police station. Its very cozy and safe. parking in the back. If you have never used Airbnb read the fine print on each Host cancelation policy....cost us bigtime! We moved out of one because it was too loud and my son and i couldnt visit due to safety issues! Check out Airbnb....you get your moneys worth if you dont need the ritz! The host we love are Brad and Priscilla....
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