Finding the right hotel can make or break your trip to a new city. Fortunately, in Cincinnati, there’s 21C, a creative and exciting approach to not only revitalizing a historic building but giving guests more than your typical hotel. Its convenient downtown location puts you close to plenty of things to do, from shopping to restaurants, sports, theater, and cultural landmarks. And what really makes it stand out is that the hotel includes a contemporary art museum open to guests and the public.

Get More Out of Your Stay

With a full-service spa, an on-site restaurant, and five art gallery spaces to explore, you’ll love the innovative approach to hospitality. Enjoy the works of highly regarded and emerging artists through acquired and commissioned works as well as special exhibits. 21C is located at the former Metropole Hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. As a nod to its origins, 21C’s restaurant is named Metropole, a thoughtful way of incorporating the past into the present.

Luxurious Accommodations

The elegant mid-century influences are unmistakable, and the homey ambiance makes your room or suite warm and cozy. Select deluxe or luxury queen or king rooms or suites, and if you’re traveling with pets, request a pet-friendly room; guests with concerns about allergies can request an allergen-free room. Soft colors, plush furniture, and high-end bed linens offer comfort and a feeling of being pampered.

Dining and Drinks

The hotel’s rooftop bar, Cocktail Terrace, is open seasonally for the raw bar, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. The spacious terrace offers great views and is accented with full greenery, enhancing the magical feel. The comfortable seating from sofas to small tables and chairs make it ideal for dates, catching up with friends or just enjoying the skyline views.

Metropole’s executive chef Vanessa Miller incorporates locally sourced and artisanal ingredients into delectable French- and Italian-influenced menu items, including burrata, pappardelle made with purple kale and smoked pork shoulder, and sweet tea brined chicken. Enjoy pasta, steaks, chops, and seafood dishes accompanied by thoughtfully chosen sides and perfect wine and drink pairings. The adjacent bar and lounge offer another place for guests to gather, where cocktails, local brews, and an extensive wine list are complemented by small plates.

The Spa at 21C

Book your spa services in one of three beautifully appointed treatment rooms, where massages and facials include a full range of custom skin care options. Relieve stress with Swedish, Himalayan hot stone or deep tissue massages. Expecting moms can book a modified massage treatment that’s mindful of their unique concerns and needs. Facials can be paired with sculpting, dermaplaning, and chemical peel services for a glowing complexion. The spa also offers aromatherapy, anti-aging treatments, and express massages and facials for guests on the go. Men’s specialty spa care includes back and facial services, massages for stress relief, and hot stone treatments.

Find Your Bliss in Cincinnati

At 21C, the comfort of guests is paramount. You’ll see it in everything from the attentive service of concierges, housekeeping, spa aestheticians, restaurant servers, and bartenders to the design choices like custom tiles and marble bathrooms appointed with upscale amenities from Malin + Goetz. When you find yourself seeking something amazing yet still familiar in Cincinnati, there’s no place like 21C.

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