Our stay was sufficient for our one night in Cincinatti. All rooms have entry from the outside. Hotel staff is super friendly and accommodating. After we checked in, we entered our room and was hit with a wall of stale cigarette smoke smell (in our non-smoking room). I didn't even think that smoking rooms were a "thing" anymore! After our eyes starting watering, we went down to the front desk and they were incredibly accommodating to switch our room. We were lucky that they had one more room available too since it was a pretty full house.
Second room was much better. Things were clean, tidy, and fresh smelling. Breakfast was yummy and the cook was super nice.
Overall, it was a little farther away than I needed, but clean and safe.