Quaker Square has been on my travel bucket list for a number of years--but for one reason or another I have never gotten to stay there. I had a business meeting planned in the area so I knew this was my chance. I have to say after reading other reviews I wasn't expecting too much--but I didn't care because it was something I had wanted to do for such a long time. As someone who grew up on a farm with a silo--how cool to see larger ones "reused" for a hotel.
I was greeting warmly by a student working the front desk. (The added cookie she gave me was a nice touch) My room was nice and as interesting as I had hoped--being it was round and was a former oats silo. The bathroom was very nice with good toiletries. I found the architecture so interesting that a few places of loose carpeting was not a big deal to me. I loved the Don Drumm installed art pieces through out the lobby and when I asked about them the person working the front desk gave me a brochure about the artist--another nice touch. When I asked about the restaurants she gave me the information on hours & menus for those in Quaker Square and also a map that showed eating places for a several block area surrounding the hotel. I grabbed a late dinner in one restaurant that had a lot of college students--great wings--and the included free breakfast was good. Of course I had to have a big bowl of oatmeal.
The University of Akron now owns the property and the top floors are now student housing--so if having college kids around would bother you this is not the place to stay. I like the energy, so that didn't bother me. My air conditioning unit was a bit noisy and I had an inside balcony and the sound from students in the area down below was pretty loud. I would suggest you request an outside balcony room.
There were train cars and other interesting things on the property but due to arriving fairly late and having to leave early I really didn't get too much time to explore them. If you are someone who enjoys trying unusual accommodations or are interested in history I would highly recommend you book a stay at Quaker Square in Akron, Ohio.
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