$1,024 for a Days Inn room? Taylor Swift concert has Cincinnati hotels sold out

You better book a hotel now or you could end up “lyin’ on the cold hard ground.”
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 4:01 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (ENQUIRER) - Going to the Taylor Swift concert in Cincinnati in a few weeks? Well, you better book a hotel now or you could end up “lyin’ on the cold hard ground.”

That’s right, hotel availability close to Paycor Stadium is dwindling in anticipation of the Eras Tour visiting the Queen City on June 30 and July 1, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. We checked eight different hotels within a half mile of the Cincinnati Bengals’ home field, and every single one was sold out for both dates.

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So what are some options still available so you don’t have to use your favorite cardigan as a blanket while sleeping in your getaway car? We have you covered. (Note: All hotel prices are from Hotels.com and could vary based on possible price differences from booking directly through the businesses.)

Where to stay in Cincinnati for the Taylor Swift concert

If you’re fancy/don’t mind spending extra cash, the most expensive stay on Hotels.com for June 30 appears to currently be a studio suite at the Staybridge Suites in Florence. At the time of publication, a room with two queen beds is going for $784 a night before tax. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, you can spend a night in that same type of suite for just $232 the following week.

For July 1, Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Springdale has a room with a double bed going for $1,024 a night. Full transparency, that room also costs that much on some other random days in July, but you can get one with a king bed a week after the concert for just $72 a night.

Staybridge and Days Inn are also about 11 and 18 miles from Paycor Stadium, respectively. So is there anything closer?

If you’re going to the June 30 show, Comfort Inn & Suites Northern Kentucky in Wilder has a standard room with two queen beds at $334 a night before tax. But that is still 7 miles from the stadium.

However, you’re in luck if you’re going to the July 1 show. Days Inn by Wyndham Fort Wright, which is roughly 4 miles from Paycor, has standard rooms with two queen beds left, and they cost $360 before tax for one night.

If a reasonable price means more to you than proximity to the venue, the cheapest option on Hotels.com is the Travel Inn in Sharonville. You can book a standard room with one queen bed for a little over $50 a night before tax, but that is about 12 miles from the stadium, so you better be willing to pay for Ubers.

We did also check Airbnb for openings, but you should, as always, proceed with caution when booking through there. There were only four places available near-ish Paycor Stadium with at least 100 reviews, and two of them cost more than $1,000 a night (interested in a mansion for $1,850??). The best deal is a one-bedroom apartment that costs $203 for a night.

Hotel trends at other Eras Tour stops

If you haven’t picked up what we’re putting down just yet, you really should book a hotel if you plan on going to the concert.

A La Quinta Inn & Suites room in Tennessee was going for $1,150 back when Swift performed in Nashville last month. Home2 Suites by Hilton Phoenix Glendale-Westgate was charging $1,293 per night before her Phoenix shows in March.

So if you plan to sing your heart out at Paycor later this month, don’t procrastinate and try to find a room at the last second. Or you could be on your own, kid.

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