Reason for stay: My fiance goes to school at UofA and has a place there, but we don't always want to bother his roommate so we got a hotel.
Review: After seeing negative reviews across the net for this hotel, I was worried about choosing it. However, it had better reviews than every other hotel in Akron/Canton area, so I went with it.
I was so pleasantly surprised and my fiance was as well. The room was large with a small single serving coffee maker, fridge, microwave, safe and a desk. For those reviews else where that complain of not having a coffee maker, fridge or microwave apparently didn't notice that those come only in an upgrade room and with an upgraded room being less than $10 more, I think it's a bargain. A sink outside the bathroom makes it seem small, but how the hung the shower curtain makes the shower feel large and luxurious. Plus, great water pressure and long lasting heat. It's pet friendly, but well kept and no smell. Our cat enjoyed running around the room as well. My only tiny complaint is that there's no TV guide of some sort. We had to guess at what each channel was and flip channels until we found something we wanted. It felt like the 1990s again.
The staff was amazingly pleasant, from Chevelle (sp?) at the front desk to the housekeeping. I've stayed at plenty of hotels and no one has ever been this nice. The staff alone would make me want to return here.
There's also restaurants and a Walmarts with in walking distance. Past that, there's no lack of restaurants and shops within a 5 minute drive. So many, in fact, that it was almost overwhelming.
The hotel is perfectly placed right off the freeway and getting my fiance back to campus on Monday before his 8:50 class was easy-peezy with less than a 10 minute drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 6 miles north of the Akron Canton Airport, this Red Roof is in the center of it all. We are just 6 miles from the University of Akron and the new Infocision Stadium. We are just 10 miles from Akron Children’s Medical Center, Summa Hospital, and Akron General. Family activities include a visit to the Akron Zoo (7 miles away), Pro Football Hall of Fame (13 miles away), Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (10 miles away), or the home of the International Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs (10 miles away). Goodyear Corporate Headquarters is just a 15 minute drive and we are within walking distance of various shops and restaurants. All rooms offer free WiFi, flat screen TV, clock radio, free voicemail and extended cable television including HBO. Select rooms offer microwave/refrigerator units. Free coffee and tea is available in the lobby. FREE WI-FI! One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Roof Inn Akron South Ohio
- Akron Red Roof Inn