The Guild Offers a Boutique Hotel Experience in Luxury Cincinnati Apartments, Perfect for a Staycation

The Guild offers ::discerning travelers the distinctive design and extra space of an Airbnb along with the amenities and attentive service of an upscale boutique hotel,:: according to Fares Halaseh, General Manager of the Cincinnati and Nashville locations.
” itemprop=”image” />The Guild has rooms in two Cincinnati buildings: The Current at The Banks and The Provident in downtown. The Current location has views of downtown, the Reds stadium and the riverfront. ” itemprop=”image” />The kitchen is fully equipped and even offers condiment packages to complete your meals and coffee from local coffee company Deeper Roots.
” itemprop=”image” />The dining and kitchen area” itemprop=”image” />The spacious living room and dining space with a view of the stadium” itemprop=”image” />The view from the patio” itemprop=”image” />Our room came with a record player and several records ” itemprop=”image” />Bedroom one” itemprop=”image” />The bathroom adjoining the bedroom” itemprop=”image” />Bedroom two, with a patio walk out” itemprop=”image” />The hotel room’s other bathroom. The Guild stocks the bathrooms with toiletries. ” itemprop=”image” />If you need something, you can contact The Guild’s mobile concierge — like a hotel” itemprop=”image” />Cocktail supplies and wine chiller ” itemprop=”image” />Deeper roots coffee” itemprop=”image” />The Guild rules and information” itemprop=”image” />After getting situated, we walked down to the Moerlein Lager House’s biergarten that overlooks the riverfront ” itemprop=”image” />Biergarten overlooking the riverfront ” itemprop=”image” />For dinner, we headed to The View at Shires’ Garden, located just a few blocks from the hotel” itemprop=”image” />The View at Shires’ Garden” itemprop=”image” />We had some tasty empanadas for our appetizer ” itemprop=”image” />Housemade pappardelle with salmon for dinner ” itemprop=”image” />And a half rack of baby back ribs for my partner ” itemprop=”image” />Bubbles and a view is a great way to end the evening” itemprop=”image” />Nighttime view from the room was dreamy” itemprop=”image” />In the morning, we walked down to Smale Riverfront Park to soak in some fall views ” itemprop=”image” />And swing on the swings for a little while” itemprop=”image” />The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located just a block from the hotel ” itemprop=”image” />Brunch at a Cincinnati staple to follow — Taste of Belgium at The Banks. Cheers!” itemprop=”image” />A spread of our dishes: classic strawberry waffle and a mouthwatering biscuit and gravy with fried chicken and an overeasy egg. After we expressed our love for the later dish to our waitress (the strawberry waffle was also delicious, as always), she mentioned that after she tried it with her husband, she asked for a job there. And I totally get it. ” itemprop=”image” />The biscuit and gravy with fried chicken and overeasy egg” itemprop=”image” />The ever-tasty strawberries and cream waffle” itemprop=”image” />Then we headed to our second The Guild hotel location — The Provident on Vine Street” itemprop=”image” />The downstairs lobby was stunning ” itemprop=”image” />The Guild will text guests instructions for how to check-in to each location” itemprop=”image” />A self-service snack room was located on the first floor — which we took full advantage of ” itemprop=”image” />The one-bedroom hotel room was chic and filled with light even on a somewhat gloomy day” itemprop=”image” />Cozy bedroom ” itemprop=”image” />The adjoining bathroom” itemprop=”image” />The room came equipped with a washer and dryer ” itemprop=”image” />For dinner at the downtown location, we headed to Arnold’s — a must-visit dinner destination well-known for being the oldest continually operating bar in Cincinnati. The establishment opened in 1861 and offers a killer bourbon selection, live music in the courtyard and incredible dishes by chef Kayla Robison. ” itemprop=”image” />We ordered a round of appetizers to share; the Harvest Flatbread, PBJ wings and the Cincy Poutine” itemprop=”image” />For dinner, most of our table opted for various burgers. I had my eye on chef Kayla’s Lamb Pot Pie. It did not disappoint. In fact, I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. ” itemprop=”image” />Yo Mama burger ” itemprop=”image” />To finish off the staycacation, our plan was to stop at Lalo on Sunday for lunch — one of my favorite spots in the city for tacos. Unfortunately due to some scheduling conflicts, we didn’t make it. But it should be noted that I really, really wanted to. ” itemprop=”image” />

For those visiting Cincinnati, or locals looking for a fun way to explore their own city, The Guild is a welcome addition to the area.

The company, which launched its business in 2016 nationally and in Cincinnati in 2018, offers “discerning travelers the distinctive design and extra space of an Airbnb along with the amenities and attentive service of an upscale boutique hotel,” according to Fares Halaseh, General Manager of the Cincinnati and Nashville locations.

The Guild’s business model offers a team of service members who bring their skills from hotel brands like the Ritz-Carlton and Rosewood. Guests can customize their stay with special requests and groceries ahead of their trip, and utilize a contact-free check-in.

In addition to offering luxury rooms found in upscale apartments, The Guild wants to inspire their visitors to explore their surroundings.

“Avid travelers ourselves, Chris Herndon (my co-founder) and I reflected back on our most memorable trips, and each of them combined the comforts of home with the thrill of discovering local gems. We wanted to provide that consistently delightful experience to every traveler,” says Brian Carrico, CEO and co-founder.

The Guild was founded in Austin and has expanded to Dallas, Miami, Nashville and Cincinnati over the past several years. They hope to open their services in Denver, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia in the future.

Locally, The Guild has rooms in two different locations — The Current at The Banks and The Provident in downtown.

We (as in Digital Editor Hailey Bollinger and company) stayed at both locations and photographed our adventures along the way.

For more info about The Guild’s local accommodations, reach out to General Manager Fares Halaseh, or visit

Full disclosure: We were extended a complimentary stay by The Guild and took them up on the offer because we weren’t familiar with the brand and thought readers might want to know about a novel staycation option. There was no agreement that a stay constituted positive coverage, or any coverage for that matter. But here’s a travelogue of our local adventures anyway. You’re welcome.

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