The Elms Hotel was originally a guest house created in 1919 by the joining of two houses at 9 and 11 South Main Street and operated until 1966. The old Elms Hotel structure was razed in 1988 to construct the existing two story building just north of the new Elms Hotel. The newly constructed Elms Hotel has been carefully designed to compliment historic Uptown Oxford and to carry on The Elms Hotel Legacy with the luxury of today's amenities.
The Elms Hotel sign on desplay in the lobby stood on South Main Street for approximately fifty years. Its name paid tribute to the magnificent elms which filled the campus of Miami University and arched over High Street until the late 1940's when more than 1800 local elms fell victim to the "Dutch Elm" disease.
The hotel is in close proximity to Miami University attractions such as Yager Stadium, McKie Field/Hayden Park, Millett Hall, Goggin Ice Arena, Hall Auditorium, King Library, Shriver Center, Center for the Performing Arts, Marcum Center and the McGuffey Museum. All are within walking distance (8 blocks or less) from the hotel.
Located within close proximity of Oxford is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (60 miles), Dayton International Airport (50 miles), Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, The Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds), Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals), Earlham College, Skydive Wayne County, Hueston Woods State Park, Hueston Woods Golf Course, and Indian Ridge Golf Course.