In the theme song to the old TV sitcom “Green Acres,” Eva Gabor famously sang, “I just adore a penthouse view!” Well, who wouldn’t? Penthouses are synonymous with wealth and luxury. Hotel penthouses are known for their suite-like accommodations, usually replete with full kitchens and spectacular views. Travelers to the state of Ohio will find a discriminating choice of accommodations that boast penthouses and all the amenities associated with them.
Doubletree Guest Suites Columbus
For travelers heading to Columbus, Ohio’s capital, the Doubletree Guest Suites will place you in the heart of the city with convenient access to both business and tourist destinations. It’s a 15-minute drive from Port Columbus International Airport and steps from the Capitol building. This Doubletree specializes in corporate housing, but also caters to those looking for both short and extended stays. The hotel offers two-room suites, including bi-level penthouses with river views. Business travelers will appreciate that the hotel connects to the Huntington Bank Center and Riffe State Office Tower via a covered walkway. The Supreme Court Building, City Hall and the Greater Columbus Convention Center are also conveniently nearby. Tourists will applaud its proximity to the Columbus Art Museum, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Airport Columbus East
The Hawthorn Suites in Columbus underwent a $500,000 renovation in June 2010, including a complete exterior makeover to the pool and athletic courts, as well as the addition of granite bathrooms and full kitchens with wood flooring. The Hawthorn is an upscale hotel that offers two types of suites: studio and penthouse. They come with fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, fireplaces and living room. This smoke-free hotel boasts a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub, along with basketball and volleyball courts. There are picnic and grilling areas and fire pits throughout the property. Shoppers will appreciate its proximately to the Eastland Mall and the JC Penny Outlet, which are less than two miles away. The Magic Mountain Fun Center is also nearby. Dining options include Bob Evans, Red Lobster, Ichiban Steakhouse and Olive Garden, all less than a half mile away.
The Cincinnatian Hotel
The Cincinnatian Hotel in Cincinnati is the epitome of luxury. Established in 1882, it is a Mobile four-star, AAA four-diamond accommodation renowned for its service and elegant atmosphere. For fine American dining, it offers the Palace Restaurant and boasts state-of-the-art meeting rooms and banquet facilities. The hotel has an eclectic choice of 146 rooms, including seven suites such as Business Queens, Deluxe Kings and Junior Suites with atrium balcony views in a penthouse setting. Its grandest suite is the Emery Presidential Suite, a 1,300-foot accommodation with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room and dining area. There are two fireplaces, a whirlpool and a wet bar. Window seats providing great views are the crowning touch. The hotel is just blocks from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Contemporary Arts Center and the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Garfield Suites Hotel
The Garfield Suites Hotel in Cincinnati boasts penthouses that feature 1,300-square-foot two-story condo units. The penthouses are located on the hotel’s top floor and afford views of the downtown skyline from patios on the rooftop. Guests are treated to a cocktail reception with free appetizers and drinks every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and have access to the Skyview Fitness Center located on the 16th floor with views of downtown Cincinnati. If they chose, guests also have privileges with the YWCA Fitness Center and its swimming pool. The hotel is in walking distance from an array of attractions, including the Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds, and Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals. Shoppers will appreciate its proximity to the Tower Place Mall, Tiffany's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's.