If you must go to Akron, Red Roof is a cheery beacon in a city that long ago lost its vibrancy. At least the location in South Akron is among stores and chain restaurants far from the dark, sad urban core. The inn is a little hard to find next to Wal-Mart, set back from the road. But you can see the big sign on a pole from I-77. I've never had a bad room or a bad night at a Red Roof--an amazing statement even I am surprised to make. Our king room had everything including a desk and chair for working on the free internet. When we entered the room from 19 degree weather, it was warm and toasty. Just what we needed to thaw out. The only criticism I have is with the architecture. All rooms face out on either the ground floor sidewalk or upper deck walkways. What do they do during winter snow storms? Was the architect thinking Akron was in California? Luckily we had no snow, only extremely cold weather and we could sleep warm and forget the cold outside. One plea to the local business owners--please put one good first class restaurant in South Akron. There are enough motels around here to support it and every place that sounds good to eat is a twenty minute drive to the suburbs north of the city.
- 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 Ohio
- Akron Red Roof Inn