TRIVAGO MAGAZINE

Somewhere between a luxe boutique hotel and a cozy bed and breakfast you’ll find Kinn Guesthouse, the only hotel in Milwaukee’s eclectic and hipster-friendly Bay View neighborhood. This “micro-boutique” hotel is the concept and vision of husband-and-wife duo Charles and Connie Bailey, who turned this former pub into a beloved lodging and dining destination last year. The result is so chic that it recently won a Mayor’s Design Award for 2018…

SHEPARD EXPRESS

Originally from Chicago, Charles and Connie Bailey moved their family to Milwaukee in 2015 when they bought the Cream City brick building on Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View. After a year-and-a-half of restoring the building, the couple opened Kinn Guesthouse in March of 2017. The name Kinn comes from Charles’ father and grandfather who ran the Drake hotels in Chicago and passed the trade down to him. The eight-room guesthouse has a chic modern feel with large windows in every room…

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

It isn’t just the small number of guest rooms (eight), its shared kitchen or its status as Bay View’s only hotel that make Kinn Guesthouse buzz-worthy. It’s what it doesn’t have, like a front desk, that make Kinn an unusual new player within Milwaukee’s lodging scene. “We didn’t want to treat it as an ordinary hotel,” owner Charles Bailey said. “But it’s not quite as personal as going to someone’s house, either.” Bailey and his wife, Connie, recently opened Kinn at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave…

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

Summerfest-goers who want to stay overnight with luxury accommodations nearby have more options than ever this year. Three Milwaukee hotels that opened over the past year put guests within walking distance or a short drive away from the world’s largest music festival. The Kimpton Journeyman and the Westin Hotel are a few minutes walk from the festival grounds, and Kinn Guesthouse is only about a 10-minute drive from the event…