Covington is like a living museum. With no less than 4 historic districts, it has managed to develop into a thriving modern city while preserving much of its original old-school charm. Marvel at the many European-style basilicas, feast your ears on smooth jazz from an authentic southern jazz club, and dig in to a Cajun menu at a local restaurant that’s probably been around since the city’s inception.
Hotels in Covington
As is characteristic of most historic towns in America, and in Kentucky in particular, the accommodation landscape is dominated by bed-and-breakfasts, cottage-style inns, and rustic but comfortable lodges. There aren’t many budget options but rates in the city are reasonable.
That said, in the center travelers will find several chain and boutique hotels offering top-notch luxury services, including the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront.
Where to stay
Downtown Covington, and in particular the area around Square Park, is the most historic and culturally-rich neighborhood in the city. This is where the city began and developed into the great commercial center. Many hotels and guesthouses, including the Radisson Hotel, are located here, surrounded by some of the city’s most popular landmarks.
Newport is a town just outside of Covington and a great place to be based if you prefer to dip in and out of the city. It perfectly blends its rich history with modern charms. The downtown area in particular is home to a wide range of accommodations such as the Travelodge Newport/Cincinnati Riverfront.
Families looking for a relaxed environment should consider making their base in Florence. The city is the second largest in the county but still manages to pull off a small-town feel. The Hampton Inn is but one of the many options offered here.