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Hotels in Cincinnati near University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati Introduction

Set just north of the city center, the University of Cincinnati enrols over 44,000 students, making it one of the 50 largest universities in the country, and the second-largest university in Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio, the university today offers hundreds of fields of undergraduate study, as well as graduate level programs, including law and medical schools. The university's Bearcats compete in 14 different Division I sports, and have twice won the NCAA Men's Division I National Basketball Championship.

Hotels near University of Cincinnati

In the immediate vicinity of the University of Cincinnati campus, you'll find a few mid-range hotels offering family-friendly suites, as well as free Wi-Fi and breakfast, indoor pools, and gyms. Business travelers may find slightly pricier rooms at the nearby conference center hotel. A wider range of hotels, from high-end properties to more budget-friendly options, can be found downtown on either side of the Ohio River. Room costs tend to be lower during the cold winter months and on weekdays. Bargains may be hard to find during major university events like graduation or football games.

Where to stay near University of Cincinnati

Staying in the area immediately surrounding campus provides the easiest access to the university, with university buildings and restaurants within short walking distance. This area is also the closest option for those wishing to visit Cincinnati Zoo. Downtown Cincinnati features a wider range of accommodation options, including a number of upmarket properties, and offers easy access to a number of attractions, the riverfront park, and professional sporting events, all easily walkable from any of the downtown hotels. The area across the Ohio River from downtown has a few more budget-friendly hotels, as well as a number of mid-range options.

Things to see near University of Cincinnati

The university is one mile from Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the second oldest zoo in the United States, featuring nearly 70 acres of plant and animal exhibits. Downtown Cincinnati is 2.5 miles away, and offers a wide variety of restaurants, museums, and other attractions, such as the popular Smale Riverfront Park, which has walking and biking paths. Sports fans may find plenty to go and see, with the Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals professional football team, and the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team, within 4 miles of the university campus.

How to get to University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is 16 miles from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is serviced by several major national and international airlines. Amtrak offers train services to Union Terminal, about 3 miles from the university, and Greyhound provides intercity bus services to downtown Cincinnati. The campus is close to 2 major interstate highways, I-71 and I-75, and is a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Cincinnati. There is also a public transportation system that provides bus service between the university, downtown Cincinnati, and many parts of the greater Cincinnati area. The university area and downtown are both very walkable.