This Cincinnatian is a French Second Empire-style classic. Opened in 1882, it’s still Cincinnati’s grandest hotel. The original sweeping walnut staircase and marble details of the lobby say 19th-century elegance. But the expanded-size guest rooms are 21st-century luxury comfort. The details and high-end service have earned The Cincinnatian a Mobil Guide Four-Star-rating for the past 20 years. The hotel’s Palace Restaurant has an excellent reputation for an eclectic menu of fine dining. Don’t assume this place is out of reach. The package deals are awesome.