5 BEST Hotels near Northern Kentucky University

Located in (you guessed it!) Northern Kentucky, these are our 5 favorite hotels near Northern Kentucky University. No matter if you are a student, business traveler, or a family, we cover hotels for every type of traveler!

#1 – Hampton Inn & Suites Wilder

Hampton Inn & Suites Wilder

– $$$$

– Wilder, KY

– 5 minute drive to Northern Kentucky University

The closest hotel to the university is also our favorite – there’s a lot to love about Hampton Inn & Suites!

Boasting an indoor pool, jacuzzi, laundry facilities, and fitness center, this is a hotel that offers a ton of bang for your buck. Be sure to grab some of the free breakfast, served every morning.



#2 – Comfort Inn & Suites Northern Kentucky

Comfort Inn & Suites Northern Kentucky

– $$

– Wilder, KY

– 5 minute drive to Northern Kentucky University

Clean rooms and cozy beds are one of the reasons why Comfort Inn & Suites is our favorite budget hotel near Northern Kentucky University.

While the fitness center is small, the rooms of this budget hotel are quite large – some of which come equipped with a living area and a work desk. As a cherry on top, the wifi is super fast, and breakfast is free!



#3 – Wingate Cincinnati Airport/Erlanger

Wingate Cincinnati Airport/Erlanger

– $$$

– Erlanger, KY

– 13 minute drive to Northern Kentucky University

If you’ve got an early flight to catch, then Wingate Cincinnati Airport/Erlanger is a great hotel for you.

Big rooms, comfy beds and pillows, and a well-reviewed free breakfast served every morning. All rooms are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and flatscreen TVs. Be sure to ask the staff about their free airport shuttle service.



#4 – Hotel Covington Cincinnati Riverfront

Hotel Covington Cincinnati Riverfront

– $$$$$

– Covington, KY

– 11 minute drive to Northern Kentucky University

Easily the most beautiful hotel on this list, Hotel Covington is a perfect stay for anyone looking for a little dose of luxury.

Sure, the beautiful lobby makes a great first impression, and the rooms are huge and gorgeous. But our favorite part has to be the on-site bar and restaurant. Oh, and the bathrooms. Oh, well, and the fitness center.



#5 – Red Roof Inn Cincinnati East – Beechmont

Red Roof Inn Cincinnati East - Beechmont

– $

– Cherry Grove, OH

– 12 minute drive to Northern Kentucky University

If you are on a tight budget, then the Red Roof Inn is a good choice.

While the current rating isn’t stellar (7.1 as of writing), the motel is clean, and the staff are very helpful. There is also free wifi, free toiletries, free parking, free coffee, and a microwave and refrigerator in every room.



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About the Author Nicola Smart

Gin lover. Coffee addict. Nicola has traveled the world for 7 years and is a staff writer for Hotel Jules. Born in London, Nicola first got the taste of travel studying abroad in Barcelona. Since then she's been hooked - traveling the world non-stop. Passionate about green travel and vegan lifestyle, Nicola spends more of her free time staring at maps wondering where she will head to next!