I stayed here for two weeks with my partner and it was great from the get go. We arrived and were greeted with a smile and an upgraded room (at no extra charge) as they realised we'd be there for two weeks and might need a fridge/microwave, so we had it for free. Went through the narrow corridor to the rear of the building and found the room no problem.
The pool was closed for the entire duration of our stay in the height of the summer season, so we found several alternatives to this.
There were also major roadworks going on behind the hotel, which we had to drive through to get anywhere (unless it's Akron, then that's the opposite direction). It's situated within easy walking distance to several other inns/restaurants, but due to the heavy traffic on the roads, we decided to drive to them instead.
We did note the sign on the back of the door which said that due to laws in Ohio, the rooms had to be serviced either every day or it could be left for three days maximum. By the end of the first week, nobody had serviced the room and we'd run out of towels. As it was late at night, I went to the desk to ask for more and explain that the room hadn't been serviced since we arrived, the night manager (a young guy who was very friendly) apologised profusely and gave us more towels and made a note for the housekeep to service the room the next day.
It was early the next day and we heard someone trying the door. It was locked from the inside and the latch was on, but the person was insistant on getting in. They even tried to slide their hand in the gap and undo the latch, I'd managed to get to the door and hold it shut, even then they STILL tried to push the door open. A long lie-in was off the cards, so we decided to get up and leave for the day. When we got back, they hadn't serviced the room, so we asked them to (they were Mexican, so spoke little English).
My OH told me one morning after I had gone to get some ice, that she heard the housekeepers outside the room reading the 'Do Not Disturb' sign "Ah.... Non Moleste!" They left shortly afterwards, which explained why she was in fits of giggles recalling the story to me when I got back.
The Days Inn Macedonia is ideally situated for Akron, Cleveland and all those other little gems (if you visit during the summer, take a short drive up to Hinkley Lake, it's a wee bit shabby, but on a nice day, everyone and their wife is there).
The Night Manager and us had a similar smoking pattern, as he had to smoke at the rear of the hotel, near to our room, so we'd often find ourselves all sitting on the bench talking away to each other in the small hours.
There was a black guy there, and I'm not being racist or stereotypical here, who really freaked my OH out a few times. Most notably whenever he walked past her, he'd stare directly at her chest and get, very much, into her personal space. He also had the habit of watching us, walking back and forth across the parking lot several times when we were out smoking. If he noticed our car coming back, by the time we'd walked the ten feet to our room, he'd have walked past us to stare. It was very off-putting to say the least, but the staff didn't seem to mind him.
The Night Manager, as I mentioned, was very friendly and when we went out for our anniversary dinner, we got some food to take back. When we got back to the motel, we decided that we didn't want it, so we offered it to him. He was VERY thankful for it as he hadn't had a chance to eat all day and he was getting free food from us. We also cleared out the fridge/freezer the night before we left and gave all the unopened food to him. He was a gem and the nights were made bearable by this gentleman.
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- Also Known As:
- Macedonia Days Inn
- Days Inn Macedonia Ohio