Hotel Review: The Summit Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio

The year 2020 has been very stressful and difficult for everyone due to Covid-19 and one of the major industries that took a setback was the hotel industry. However, as people started knowing more about the virus and ways to take precautions, many hotels have started operations again adhering to utmost safety measures. The Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio is also one of those that have reopened with strict safety policies and I got a chance to partner with them to go on a staycation. After having spent almost over 7 months at home with no travel whatsoever, a staycation was such a breeze of fresh air. My husband and I got a chance to stay at their hotel this past weekend and it was the best experience I have had in months. Read on to know more about what the hotel has to offer and about my staycation experience.

The Hotel Entrance / Valet Parking Area

Hotel Lobby

As soon as we entered the hotel lobby, there were safety measures displayed everywhere, masks were mandatory in all public areas and hand sanitizers were made available abundantly throughout the hotel.

All the summit safe guidelines can be found here

The hotel entrance is beautifully decorated with a mural on the front wall and a gorgeous spiral staircase leading to the upper floors. There is also an arts gallery on the right hand side and quirky, modern decor throughout the hotel.

The One Bedroom Luxury Suite

We checked in to our Luxury 1 Bedroom King Suite which had amazing interiors and incredible views. The Summit Hotel is a contemporary arts hotel with multiple things to do which made our staycation super fun. The room was spacious and the bed was so comfortable, I could spend days there and sleep endlessly 🙂 The hotel management also left a cute personalized note which I was so happy about. The service and hospitality of this hotel was top notch. Rooms were clean and well decorated.


The Summit hotel has multiple amenities to make your stay fun and memorable. Following are the key features offered by the hotel:

  1. Fitness Center
  2. Library Nook
  3. Art Gallery
  4. Onsite Coffee Shop
  5. Onsite Restaurant : Overlook Kitchen + Bar
  6. Meeting space
  7. Event space for weddings

There is so much to do at this hotel which makes it a perfect place for a staycation. The only thing missing is a swimming pool but this is a art connoisseur’s paradise so if you are in the Queen City to explore what it is famous for i.e. its art, this place will definitely help you blend in the vibe!

Overlook Kitchen + Bar Restaurant

We headed to the onsite restaurant Overlook Kitchen + Bar for some cocktails and decided to have a quite relaxed dinner in our room. The restaurant has some great views and cozy vibe because of the fire pits provided to keep you warm. The cocktails menu changes seasonally and features some amazing hand crafted cocktails. This is a perfect place for a date night or just to hangout with friends and family. Check out their offerings here.

Breakfast Scenes

The Summit Hotel offers breakfast at “The Market” which is an extension to the Overlook Kitchen + Bar restaurant. They usually have a self serve breakfast buffet but due to Covid-19, the hotel staff was serving breakfast instead of self serve. The interiors of the breakfast place were gorgeous and the little details that were incorporated into seasonal décor, made it so welcoming. Breakfast consisted of bread and other bakery items like Danish, croissant, pastries, etc., a live omelet station where you can customize your omelets, other breakfast items like sausages, biscuits and gravy, fresh berries and seasonal fruits. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast at “The Market” the first day and the next day we ordered breakfast in our room because no staycation is complete without breakfast in bed right?

Breakfast in Bed with a view

Glimpses of the art gallery

The hotel supports local artists by displaying their art in an on site art gallery. Here are some glimpses.

Final Verdict

The Summit Hotel is a great place for a staycation as well as for hosting corporate or personal events. It is also a popular wedding reception destination in Cincinnati and they offer some lucrative packages for all these events which you can check here. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Summit Hotel and would love to go back for another staycation and explore some more of that artsy vibe and chic décor. If you are in Cincinnati and looking for a great stay, visit The Summit Hotel.

The Summit Hotel is located at 5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Visit The Summit Hotel for bookings.

You can use my code “WANDER” through the end of year 2020 to avail a 15% discount on room rates. So pack those bags and get ready for a staycation!

Disclaimer: This is a collaboration with The Summit Hotel but all the views and opinions mentioned in this post are genuinely mine and not altered in any way.




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