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The O'Neil House Bed and Breakfast

1290 West Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44313
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The website calls this a "no smoking" property but the stench of smoke permeates the place. We had to sleep with the windows open and we left without even staying for breakfast. In the morning the proprietor was "out" but her assistant essentially revealed that it's the proprietor herself who is a smoker. The house could be very nice -... More 

Thank CharlesUNC85
Pittsburgh, PA
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59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The owner Gayle is as sweet as pie. The rooms are an amazing trip back in time when architecture was a thing of art. The bathrooms are spacious and the tubs seductively long and inviting. Most importantly, Gayle allowed us and other runners involved in the local marathon road race to return after the race to clean up, eat and... More 

Thank musicdinosaur
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Our one night here was great. We stayed in the Master suit. It was much larger than we expected with a large sitting room. The entire house is decorated with cool antiques. It was as clean as it could be. We could not find dirt or dust, even as we looked for it. Breakfast was 10/10.

Thank JPG2400
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a once and a lifetime experience- staying in the home of a former robber baron. The breakfast was delicious and the assistant who served me in the breakfast nook could not have been more friendly or accommodating. It's important to hire good staff; this reflects on the management. However, I echo the other commenters from this site on... More 

2 Thank Julie G
atlanta, ga
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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The O'Neil House is a beautiful Tudor style home built back in the 1920's, by the founder of General Tire (back when Akron was Rubber Capitol of the world). It's run well, very welcoming, friendly proprietor, breakfast was fantastic (they easily accommodated our gluten-free dietary request). My only issues, not deal-breakers: (1) The floors are pretty squeaky, hard to walk... More 

1 Thank puppypatrol
Spring, Texas
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a beautiful old mansion-like home that has wonderful details and beautiful grounds. Our room, the Canopy Suite actually included three bedrooms which is great for family or persons traveling together but not wanting to share a bed or room. Breakfast was delicious. Our hostess, Shirley, was very nice and made us feel at home. I think her asst's... More 

1 Thank sherry339
Wadsworth, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We booked the Master Suite for the night before and the night of our wedding. We made the reservation over a year in advance. When we first called to inquire about availability, we were told that the Master Suite was available, other rooms were available too, and that we could even rent out the whole house if we wanted. We... More 

8 Thank Caroline S
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited for a one night stay while attending a nearby concert. Rooms were warm, had personality, and were filled with family photos and old books/letters from Gayle's family. I could not speak more highly of this experience. Breakfast was beautiful and delicious and the garden was magnificent and relaxing. Gayle was a joy to talk with... More 

1 Thank begleydr
State College, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We enjoyed a quick stay at the O'Neil House in. Like others have mentioned the property does not have a sign and the welcome was a bit awkward, but Gayle was very accommodating and even brushed the snow off our car in the morning. The home itself is magnificent, we stayed in the sleigh room and the accompanying sitting room... More 

4 Thank lisetteae
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I randomly picked Akron for a getaway by googling what was in between Pa and Chicago. The spa we were going to recommended the O'Neil house. Even though it was the week after New Year's, Gail still had it decorated for Christmas. We had our own "suite" and felt so enriched by this beautiful house and hospitable... More 

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