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Defiance, Ohio
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a top notch place to host a party for friends and family. It is spacious with beautiful furniture and decor. It is clean and amenities are of high quality. The Second Story is overall a superb atmoshere with everything you'd want for hosting and offers an experience of being at home. We will be going back!

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We look forward to seeing you again. Mention your Tripadvisor review and we will give you a discount next time. Thanks

Napoleon, Ohio
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Such a beautiful place to stay or host any kind of party! We keep coming back! The owner is very easy to work with as well. I have been here for weddings, girls' night out, and now a bachelorette party. There are also Solon and yoga studios downstairs.

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Maumee, Ohio
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I wanted to entertain my work team but I didn't have enough space in my own home. Plenty of space here. very beautiful. Having the game tables was an added bonus. We were able to enjoy each other's company without being stuck at a dinner table as we would have been if we had gone to a restaurant.

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Glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again!

Defiance, Ohio
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We used this as our office Christmas Party location. It was great to come in and have fun and then leave without cleaning someones house or worrying about cleaning before the party. The decor was gorgeous and we all had so much fun. Will be using this spot every year!

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We look forward to having you every year!

Defiance, Ohio
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Comfortable, beautifully decorated, very clean. Used the living areas for my daughter's bridal shower. Hosted about 30 family/friends. Spacious kitchen, perfect for hosting a party. Fully furnished kitchen.

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Defiance, Ohio
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We really enjoyed the space, it was very accommodating and beautiful. Our guest speaker had addaquate space and most all of the equipment for his presentation was available by the facility. We would recommend the space to anyone!

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We really enjoyed and learned a lot from your presenter Jason Vitug and the Road to Financial Wellness. Great presenter, thank you for hosting and inviting us!

Lima, Ohio
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stayed at the Second Story for my son and fiances wedding weekend. We also used it for their rehearsal dinner. It was perfect! Beautiful decorating, and so much better to come back to after the wedding than a hotel room. Thank you so much Sylvia for making our stay better than we ever imagined!

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Defiance, Ohio
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is an amazingly beautiful venue for family gatherings! We had so many compliments from friends and family about the Second Story and how nice it was. My parents and brother stayed all night in the guest rooms after the party and truly enjoyed their stay. Everything they needed for their stay, and everything we need for the party was...

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Defiance, Ohio
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We used this venue for a local reception for our daughter who had been married out of state. The Second Story is absolutely beautiful, and it was perfect for our needs. Sylvia was extremely helpful and also recommended a caterer. That service worked out wonderfully as well. There was plenty of room for everyone to visit, and the decor is...

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Reviewed June 24, 2016

My family of 5 adults had needed a place to stay and relax during a difficult time for us, as we were settling my parents estate. We considered getting a couple of rooms at one of the hotels in town, but I had heard from my niece that we should check out The Second Story. She had been there once...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Second Story is an incredible 4,000 square-foot loft with space to gather and privacy to retreat. It features two guest suites that provide luxurious accommodations that outshine area hotels and motels, along with a common area that's perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The king suite is quiet, private, and includes a Jacuzzi tub and its own TV. The queen suite features adjoining rooms that sleep four total and share a Jack and Jill style bath. The Second Story common area includes beautiful cherry hardwood floors, a dining table, game tables, pool table, stereo, 50" HD TV, fireplace and a fabulous kitchen. The back deck has comfortable space and a propane grill for guest use. Guests find our space roomy and tastefully decorated, and they truly appreciate the kitchen and dining areas. Kick back and enjoy a game of pool, relax on the deck, grill out and more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Second Story

Address: 210 Clinton St Ste A, Defiance, OH 43512-2112
Location: United States > Ohio > Defiance
Price Range: $129 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Second Story Defiance, Ohio
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Not just your typical rental.”
annt817, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“Only two rooms. Both very nice. The king room has garden tub.”
Hillsborotraveler, Jul 20, 2015 | Read review
“When you book the entire floor you have a King size bed, Queen size bed, and a room with 2 twin beds. Just a wonderful space!!”
Jmum2014, Jul 8, 2014 | Read review
“Rent the entire suite...its worth it!!!”
148shellys, Mar 17, 2014 | Read review
“If you have a choice go for the king with the awesome bathroom!”
kmstahl, Mar 6, 2014 | Read review
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