The city of Akron is Ohio's fifth-largest city and it dates back to the early 19th century when it was founded by Paul Williams and Simon Perkins. It is situated on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River and its name has Greek origins and means either high point or summit. The city's population steadily increased since its founding and in the early 20th century, it was the USA's fastest-growing city. The city was once one of USA's biggest tire and rubber manufacturing hubs. However, today, the city has become an important educational and healthcare center in Ohio.
Over the years, Akron has witnessed the establishment of several hotels. In this post, we'll take you through some of the most well-known among them. So if you're ever passing through Akron and want to make your stay in the city comfortable, be sure to consider one of the hotels on this list. So, without further ado, let's get our list of the best hotels in Akron, Ohio started.
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BLU-Tique Hotel is, without a doubt, one of Akron's most famous hotels. Located on S. Main Street, the hotel opened for overnight stays as recently as January, 2020, and has a slew of amenities that are sure to keep guests entertained. The BLU-Tique offers an in-house restaurant cum bar - The 1: Food and Spirits. Some of the other amenities provided by the hotel include a 24-hour reception, workout facility, meeting space, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can pick from either doubled bed or King size bedrooms. Some of the hotel's room amenities include flat-screen TVs, wet bars, hairdryers, branded bath amenities, private baths, and more.
Apart from the fact that the hotel oozes luxury and class, the hotel's location is quite convenient as well. This is one of the best places to stay in downtown Akron and most of the city's most prominent places are easy to access from this hotel. So, if you're looking for a convenient and luxurious stay in Akron, make sure you spare a thought for the BLU-Tique Hotel.
The Hilton Garden Inn Akron
The Hilton Garden Inn Akron is one of the most popular hotels among Akron visitors. Located in E. Market Street, the hotel offers guests a wide variety of rooms to choose from - all of them featuring a quaint and homely appearance. Its location is high on convenience, as it's only a few minutes away from Akron's city center. Some of the other notable Akron landmarks that are in the vicinity of the Hilton Garden Inn Akron include the Goodyear World Headquarters, the University of Akron, and the Canal Park Stadium. The hotel also provides a shuttle service to guests that makes places such as The Akron Art Museum and The Akron Zoo easy to access.
Some of the amenities provided by the hotel include free Wi-Fi, business center for organizing meetings and conferences, lounge/bar, and a fitness centre. In-room amenities include flat screen TVs, air-conditioning, fireplace, refrigeration and microwaves.
Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown
The Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown is one of Akron's most well-known luxury hotels. Its frequented by both business and leisure travelers in the city, and for good reason. Apart from offering top-notch services and amenities that we've come to expect from Marriott hotels, the hotel is located at a super-convenient location - downtown Akron's northside district, which has experienced quite a facelift in the last few decades. Some of the Akron attractions located close to the hotel include the Akron Zoo, the University of Akron, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Some of the most notable in-hotel amenities offered here include in-room microwave, mini-fridge, and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity for speedy 24-hour access to internet services. The hotel's in-house restaurant, The Bistro, is an excellent place to have filling breakfasts and dinners. The hotel also has a fitness center, a theater, and an indoor swimming pool.
Red Roof Inn
Located on S Arlington Road, Red Roof Inn is one of the best places to stay in Akron if you're looking for a room near the airport. It's only 6 miles from the Akron Canton Airport. It's also a few minutes' drive from some of Akron's most well known landmarks - the Infocision Stadium, the Akron General Hospital, and the University of Akron. Other notable landmarks in the city that aren't too distant from this hotel include the Akron Zoo, the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This hotel is also a tad cheaper compared to the ones we've already reviewed so far. So, if you're looking to stay in Akron on a budget, you should prioritize this hotel over the ones we previously reviewed.
Some of the amenities provided by the hotel include free Wi-Fi, free parking, on-site ATM, and 24-hour reception. Some of the in-room features that the hotel provides include air conditioning, housekeeping, microwave, flat screen TVs, and safe. It's also a completely smoke-free hotel, so if want a hotel sans cigarette smoke, this is the one to go for!
Courtyard by Marriott Akron Fairlawn
This Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located just off of Interstate 77. If your stay in Akron is short and you have to visit one or more places that are conveniently accessible via Interstate 77, you should definitely spare a thought for this hotel. We also recommend staying here if visiting the Cuyahoga National Park is one of your priorities during your stay in Akron. Other nearby attractions include the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Zoo, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the University of Akron and the Canal Park Stadium.
The Courtyard by Marriott Akron Fairlawn is known for its ultra-spacious rooms, which make the hotel ideal for both solo and family stays. Some of the facilities that the hotel provides to guests include complimentary wireless internet, mini-fridge, 24-hour fitness center, and heated indoor pool. The hotel has a quality restaurant as well, The Bistro, where you can enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages throughout the day.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Akron Fairlawn
This is yet another hotel that's just off of Interstate 77 and close to Akron landmarks such as the Akron Zoo, the University of Akron, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. It's also in the vicinity of one of Akron's most famous shopping malls - the Summit Mall. Being located in the Fairlawn/Montrose area of the city makes this a hotel from where you can get to most of the important landmarks in Akron within minutes. In terms of rooms, guests can pick from non-smoking rooms, suites, and family rooms. In-room features provided by the hotel include flat screen TVs, refrigerators, safes, microwaves, and air conditioning.
Some of the other facilities and amenities provided by the hotel include children's activity center, fitness center, indoor pool, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. This is a mid-range hotel, which makes it ideal for guests who are on the lookout for a quality stay in Akron without spending a fortune.
It's understandable that not all guests can afford one of the hotels we've reviewed so far. If you're on a very strict budget but would yet like to make your stay in Akron a pleasant one, Quality Inn is one of the hotels to consider. The hotel is located on S Arlington Road and its in-room amenities include microwave, flat screen TVs, and mini fridge. The rooms are quite spacious and despite their affordable rates, they look quite modern and well-maintained. The reception remains operational throughout the day (24 hours), so you can check yourself in at any hour of the day without worries.
Some of the other facilities and amenities provided by the hotel include free parking, free Wi-Fi, hot bath, fitness center, bicycle rentals, and bowling. Guests can pick from non-smoking rooms, family rooms, and smoking rooms.
Holiday Inn Akron West - Fairlawn
Located on Medina Road just off of Interstate 77, Holiday Inn Akron West is one more hotel on this list that's located in the famed Fairlawn/Montrose area of the city. Downtown Akron is only a few minutes' drive from this location, which makes the hotel convenient for accessing landmarks such as the University of Akron, Blossom Music Center, John S. Knight Center, and Infocision Stadium. It's also a great location for guests who are required to visit cities in the vicinity such as Canton and/or Cleveland. What makes this hotel more convenient is the fact that it's surrounded by a number of shopping malls, golf courses, and theatres - perfect for a family outing in Akron. The rooms are characterized by their elegance and charm (thanks to the recent renovation).
The hotel provides several general amenities to guests such as free parking, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool, bar/lounge, and business center with conferencing facilities. In-room amenities include flat screen TVs, safe, and air conditioning.
Rodeway Inn is a highly-rated Akron hotel that's located on W Mill Street. The hotel is located conveniently for easy access to some of Akron's most famous landmarks such as Hower House and Glendale Cemetery. The hotel also has several top-tier restaurants and art galleries in its vicinity. Diamond Grille is one of the most popular restaurants frequented by guests staying at this hotel, as is the Akrona Galleries. Guests can choose from rooms such as non-smoking rooms and family rooms and some of the general amenities provided by the hotel include free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center, bar/lounge, and business center for conferencing needs. Parking at this hotel, however, isn't free.
Rooms at this hotel are of the simpler sort, and you won't get amenities such as flat screen TVs, air conditioning or microwaves. However, considering the hotel's competitive prices, it's understandable that the target audience of this hotel is the budget traveler. So, if you're traveling to Akron on a strict budget, be sure to spare a thought for Rodeway Inn.
The O'Neil House Bed and Breakfast
If you're the sort of traveler who likes the feeling of staying in a Bed and Breakfast-type facility instead of the conventional hotel, be sure to consider The O'Neil House Bed and Breakfast. Located on W Exchange Street, this hotel has a gorgeous look and feel. The appearance of its interiors are sure to take you back in time to a classic era. Some of the Akron landmarks that are situated close to this property include Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Perkins Stone Mansion & John Brown house, and Dr. Bob's Gravesite. The hotel is also close to some of Akron's most celebrated restaurants such as Noisy Oyster, Wiseguys Lounge and Grille, and Da Bayou Cajun & Creole Cuisine.
Guests can choose from a variety of rooms such as non-smoking rooms, family rooms, and suites. Some of the in-room amenities that the hotel provides to guests include flat screen TVs, hairdryers, and air-conditioning. General facilities include free parking, free Wi-Fi, banquet room, and meeting room for official business meets and conferences.
Berrodin Bed & Breakfast
Berrodin Bed & Breakfast is yet another bed and breakfast option in Akron that you can consider for a comfortable stay without spending a lot of money on a posh hotel. Located on Bloomfield Avenue, the bed and breakfast is highly-rated for its rooms, which feel homely. The establishment, which was set up back in 2017, has seen more than 2,000 guests and is sure to see more in the days ahead. The bed and breakfast's location, the Heart of Highland Square, makes it ideal for guests to want to experience Akron's history and culture. There are quite a few art galleries and eating options near the bed and breakfast that are sure to make guests' experience of Akron a memorable one.
Some of the in-room facilities that Berrodin Bed & Breakfast provides include air purifier, flat screen TVs, tea/coffee maker, fireplace, and air conditioning. Other general facilities provided include free parking, free Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, game room, and a business center for official meets and conferences.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cuhayoga Falls
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson in Cuhayoga Falls may not exactly be within Akron's city limits, but it's quite close to the city. This is one of the most upper-range hotels that you can stay in during your visit to Akron. You'll enjoy a plethora of luxury amenities here that are aimed at making your stay enjoyable and relaxing.
In-room amenities here include refrigerator, safe, flat screen TV, and microwave. General hotel amenities include free parking, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool, and children's activities.
Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls
This is yet another top-of-the-line hotel located near Cuyahoga Falls - one which promises a stay in Akron in the lap of luxury. This full-service hotel is located close to some of northeastern Ohio's most prominent business and entertainment districts.
The in-room amenities here include flat screen TV, refrigerator, safe, air conditioning, and microwave. General amenities provided by the hotel include free parking, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, bar/lounge, and children's activities.
Located in Graham Road near Cuyahoga Falls, the Economy Inn is less than 10 km away from Akron's city center. As the name suggests, it's a hotel that's ideal for those visiting Akron on a tight budget.
In-room amenities at the hotel include air conditioning, telephone, refrigerator, and a wake-up service. General hotel amenities include free parking, free Wi-Fi, spa, and business center.
Courtyard Akron Stow
Courtyard Akron Stow is located in Bridgewater Parkway in Stow, which is just over 11 km from Akron's city center. If your work in Akron involves shuttling to and fro between Akron and Stow, this is the ideal hotel for you to stay in.
In-room amenities at the hotel include air conditioning, flat screen TV, refrigerator, and radio. General hotel amenities include free parking, free Wi-Fi, bar/lounge, fitness center, and children's activities.