If you’re planning a trip to Dayton, you’ll be happy to know that there are dozens of hotels, vacation rentals, and other lodging options available. However, not everyone wants to stay at a major chain. You can have a whole different experience when you book locally owned and operated accommodations.
We’ve put together a list of unique and exceptional Dayton Ohio hotels, vacation rentals, and campgrounds to help you start planning your getaway.
Hotels in Dayton Ohio
Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center
Opened in 1990, the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center is named after Bob Hope, and it’s the only privately owned lodging on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base property. As such, it’s primarily designed to accommodate government contractors, retired military personnel, and students.
Despite that, rooms are still available to civilians who travel for leisure and business. The hotel has 265 newly renovated guest rooms with either two double beds or one queen bed. Among the hotel amenities is the largest ballroom in three counties and a full-service restaurant — Packy’s Sports Bar & Grill.
Offering award-winning hospitality, Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs (about 25 minutes from Dayton) has luxurious rooms that blend Plantation-style comfort with modern amenities.
The three-story hotel is modeled after local settler William Mills’ 19th-century Victorian home, which has been transformed into Mills Lawn Elementary. The halls of the hotel depict the area’s and Mills’ history.
As one of the best Dayton Ohio hotels, its 28 guest rooms are available in three categories — traditional, deluxe, and premier suites. In addition to the standard amenities in traditional rooms, deluxe rooms are equipped with microwaves and mini-refrigerators.
Additional features in premier suites include sleeper sofas and balcony access. Also, the hotel has a large fitness center, lobby fireplace with seating, and porch seating. Ellie’s Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and more daily.
Dayton Ohio Inns & B&Bs
Hearthstone Inn & Suites
It was built in 2001 to capture the ambiance and feel of small-town hospitality. The 20 rooms are spread throughout two floors and feature either two queen beds, one king bed, or a king bed with a Jacuzzi.
Every morning, you can take advantage of a self-serve deluxe continental breakfast with locally-roasted gourmet coffee, Bigelow Tea, and a menu of assorted muffins, yogurts, bagels, breakfast burritos, mini cinnamon rolls, and mini pastries. You can ask for gluten-free items and almond milk too.
Emma’s Bed and Breakfast
Built in 1833, Emma’s Bed and Breakfast in Springfield (about 40 minutes from Dayton) has indulgent accommodations that make your home away from home as comfortable as possible.
The second floor of the house has four spacious bedrooms that each feature modern conveniences and antique furniture. There’s a fifth room on the main floor with a large bedroom, separate dining and living areas, and a personal outdoor porch.
The B&B has a public dining room, covered deck, and gardens as well. Every morning, a typical breakfast is prepared, including sausage, eggs, pancakes, cheese muffins, fruit, yogurt, and more. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available upon request.
Vacation Rentals in Dayton Ohio for Small Groups
Townhome Near The Greene Towne Center
The luxury lodging features premium finishes and fixtures. You get a fully stocked kitchen and two bathrooms, and the ability to sleep four people.
Tiny House in Xenia
A great alternative to traditional Dayton Ohio lodging, this 350-square-foot tiny house is located in Xenia. It has a one-bedroom loft and one bathroom, and it can accommodate up to four people.
Despite being for tiny living, there’s a full-size kitchen and living area. Excellent hiking trails and downtown Dayton are a short drive away.
Riverfront Getaway Near the Air Force Museum
Located near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, this riverfront getaway rests on the Mad River. It has two bedrooms with queen beds and a rollaway bed to sleep up to five people.
You’re free to use the full-size kitchen, as well as Netflix and SlingTV in the living room. Various DVDs, comic books, and board games are also available. Downtown Dayton is only about 10 minutes away.
Modern Home in Kettering
Another alternative to standard Dayton Ohio lodging, this modern home in Kettering has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Despite that, it can sleep up to six people.
The house was renovated in 2020 and features luxury decor and furnishings. Amenities include a full kitchen, a spacious backyard, and plenty of room to park vehicles.
Rooster House in South Park
Suitable for up to seven people, this rooster house in Historic South Park has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built in the 1890s, it’s a family-friendly vacation home near the University of Dayton and just minutes from entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.
The house is equipped with a full kitchen and has a sunroom and fenced-in backyard with privacy.
Historic Haven in South Park
In South Park, this historic haven was built in the 1800s but was fully renovated in 2019 to maintain its original characteristics. Ideal for families, the house has four bedrooms that can sleep up to eight people and four bathrooms.
You can use the full kitchen and all of its equipment during your stay. There’s some great outdoor space as well.
Dayton Ohio Vacation Rentals for Large Groups
Family-friendly House in South Park
Featuring all of the comforts of home, this family-friendly house in South Park has three bedrooms that can sleep up to 13 people and two bathrooms. All of the rooms have televisions, and you can use the DirecTV with the NFL Sunday Ticket.
For your convenience, nearly every room has charging stations for your electronics. The outdoor space includes a patio and dual fuel grill, and there’s a full kitchen.
Designer Home in South Park
Only available to groups of adults, this designer home was built in 1900. However, the 2018-2020 rebuild was featured on HGTV and has all of the modern amenities that you could want. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and can sleep up to 14 people.
The living room is huge and has high ceilings. You’re welcome to use the laundry room and full kitchen, and complimentary essentials are available if you forget something from home.
Luxury Home in Walnut Hills
An opulent alternative to conventional Dayton Ohio lodging options, this luxury home is located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood close to the University of Dayton. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and can sleep up to 12 people.
All of the bedrooms offer scenic views of the city. Among the other vacation rentals on this list, it’s the only one that allows pets, who will love the grassy, fenced-in backyard.
Condo With a Game Room & Home Theater
With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this Dayton condo can accommodate up to 10 people. The bedrooms consist of three queen beds and two sets of twin bunk beds. What’s unique about this vacation rental is that it has a home theater room and a game room.
All of the rooms have smart TVs, and you can control them with the Roku app on your mobile device. Also, there’s a barbecue grill on the property.
Historic Home Near Downtown Dayton
Built in 1877, this historic home is one of the most iconic on this list. It was the work of Master Carpenter John H. Balsley, who was famous for inventing the folding wooden step ladder in 1862. Since then, it has been redesigned, renovated, and redecorated.
Across the three floors are six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one half bath, comfortably sleeping up to 12 people. The house has a sauna, massage room, and den on the third floor.
Historic Luxury Mansion in Kettering
An extravagant alternative to even luxurious Dayton Ohio lodging choices, this historic mansion is the largest vacation rental on our list and perfect for business gatherings and family reunions.
It was built in 1917 and has hosted a Belgian king, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt (although not at the same time).
With nine bedrooms and 14 beds, it can sleep 20 people, and there are eight full baths and one half bath. Situated on 5 acres of private property, there’s a heated indoor and outdoor pool, movie theater, gym room, ballroom, billiard room, and tennis courts.
Campgrounds in Dayton Ohio
John Bryan State Park Campground
Considered the most scenic state park in Western Ohio, John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs is a 752-acre park with a limestone gorge along the Little Miami River. Within the park is the John Bryan State Park Campground, which has 17 electric campsites and 43 non-electric campsites for tent camping.
Most of the sites have fire rings and picnic tables, and there’s even a group camp area. During your stay, you can enjoy all of the amenities of the state park — boating, disc golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing.
Lake of the Woods Campground
In Farmersville, Lake of the Woods Campground is a unique lodging experience for RVs and cabin stays. The more than 250 acres of land features the Swinging Bridge Lake, along which is a beach and walking trails. The grounds have a pickleball court, disc golf, renovated clubhouse, pool, and bathhouse too.
Off The Hook Fishing & Camping Resort
Offering a variety of campsite types, Off The Hook Fishing & Camping Resort is a more rustic Dayton Ohio lodging option. It has full hookup sites, water and electric only sites, and monthly and seasonal sites. Its Baithouse has a billiards table, arcade games, kitchenette, and campground store.
Other amenities at the campground include private bathrooms, playground, swimming hole, basketball and pickleball court, two fishing and paddleboating lakes, hayrides, and electric golf carts.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dayton Ohio Hotels
Are there any hotels in Dayton Ohio with a Jacuzzi in room?
Yes, Hearthstone Inn & Suites near Dayton Ohio has Jacuzzi tubs in some of its guest rooms.
Are any hotels in Dayton, Ohio on Miller Lane?
Are any hotels in downtown Dayton, Ohio?
Are there any 5-star hotels in Dayton Ohio?
No, Dayton doesn’t currently have any hotels designated with 5 stars.