In my never-ending search for cheap accommodations near theme parks, I draw the line at water leaking from my ceiling. 

The Embassy Suites Blue Ash, about a 15-minute drive from Kings Island, seemed like an ideal spot for my August 2023 trip. I’ve had great experiences at other Embassy Suites hotels and I especially love the extra space and privacy.

That wasn’t the case here. While I can deal with some outdated touches, thinner-than-usual walls, and some questionable spots around the bathroom, what I woke up to after my one-night stay was one of my worst hotel experiences.

Check out the video room tour and review on why you should pick another hotel for your next Kings Island visit: