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Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center

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#1 of 8 hotels in Kent
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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The culmination of years of planning and collaboration between Alumni, University Officials and the Kent State Foundation, Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center provides the finest in accommodations, superb dining, libations and meeting facilities all adjacent to the Kent State Campus.Our fully-integrated facility offers the utmost in hospitality for faculty, alumni, students and their families, and of course, visitors to the charming community of Kent. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city, our Kent, OH hotel is just a short stroll from bars, restaurants, shops and galleries…all the fun things to do in Kent, OH.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Steve wrote a review Apr 3
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The staff at this hotel was kind and accommodating. We had asked for adjoining rooms when booking, and were told they would try their best. The morning of our reservation, I called to check, and a super nice person told me everything was taken care of. This hotel was our last night's stay on the tail end of a very long road trip - so that extra kindness was much appreciated. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and my daughter still raves about the most comfortable bed she has ever slept in. Granted, she did just come from a 4-night stay at the Residence Inn Capitol Hill / Navy Yard (avoid!!!), where she was sleeping on a crappy sofa bed because they screwed up our room reservation. Easy parking, great neighborhood, close to campus - for us it was just a quick sleep before hitting the road, but I would definitely return for a longer stay if we're ever traveling in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Sarah Bianca, Guest Services / Front Office at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Steve, Thank you so much for the awesome review. We really appreciate the kind words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the staff and our location. We really do hope that you come back soon and visit. Tell your daughter I am so sorry she had a horrible experience on her 4 night stay somewhere else but we are definitely glad that she got some good sleep with us. Have a great day and see you soon.
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mworke868896 wrote a review Apr 1
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Very nice place to stay,downtown to can walk to all the restaurants & bars, very clean streets.Very good service the places I went to.The food was very good at the restaurants I went to.And everything I went to was very nice!
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Response from Sarah Bianca, Guest Services / Front Office at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for visiting our little town. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I always say that Kent has it's own vibe and I am glad you got to experience it. We hope to see you again very soon.
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648jjj wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is a beautiful hotel in the middle of many restaurants and a short walk to Kent Stage. Highly recommend this hotel. Staff are extra helpful. They have a bar and a restaurant. Parking is free with validation from the hotel.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us. Yes we are very close to the Kent Stage which is awesome! We do our absolute best to make sure all of our guests enjoy their stay. We hope to see you again soon.
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IADTraveler wrote a review Mar 2024
United States70 contributions58 helpful votes
This is clearly the "nicest" hotel in the Kent area. Given the size of the town and University, it is really strange that there are no other hotels near campus along the commercial strip, but there aren't. Downtown Kent is fairly urbanized with some bigger buildings. Parking is in a garage next door, it is not connected and cost $10/night. The campus is close by--it is a large, hilly campus so depending on where you are going it may not really be walkable, but that would be true for any location. The rooms are quite large and spacious and the beds were particularly comfortable. I would say that the rooms are starting to show a little wear and tear, but nothing terrible. The price was quite reasonable for my night for the quality of the hotel--I would say it is a step above your typical mid-range chain and more like a Marriott or Hilton. Didn't eat in the small hotel restaurant or have much interaction with the staff, but check in and out was friendly. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Sarah Bianca, Guest Services / Front Office at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us and visiting our town. Also, thank you for leaving us a review it is very much appreciated. We look forward to future visits with you and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Steve Z wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our daughter goes to Kent State, and we always wanted to stay here because of the look and location. It did not disappoint!! Great location, clean, and have everything we needed! Highly recommend to stay here and have the Kent State experience.
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Response from Sarah Bianca, Guest Services / Front Office at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us, we are so glad that you finally came to join us. We do our best to make sure everyone has a memorable stay. We really hope you decide to come back and visit soon.
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Ginger M wrote a review Mar 2024
Washington, District of Columbia, United States16 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our first time here. The hotel was clean and welcoming, rooms were huge - had a fridge, microwave and Keurig machine. Parking was less than a block away, and the University was just across the street. And restaurants were all around you - within walking distance.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here at the hotel and in our little town. We really hope that you come back to see us again. Also, thank you for the great review that you left for us.
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sharonH9427ID wrote a review Mar 2024
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I would like to say how caring the staff is at this fine hotel. My daughter visited there on an overnight work trip and became very sick in the middle of the night. Johnathan, the Night Auditor took great care of her until we got there, and made sure to let us know that she was going to be ok. Diane and Cassie, the restaurant servers were also so kind and caring. They were there to offer anything that she might need to help her with her symptoms. Thank you Kent State Hotel and staff! Not only is your hotel clean and comfy, the members of your staff are remarkable!! If I could give could give 10 stars to this hotel I would.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kindness and your caring words. Jon, Diane and Cassie say thank you and wanted you to know that they were more than willing to assist your daughter with her needs. You guys made really good time even fighting through that snow storm but your daughter was safe and in good hands. We are so glad that she is feeling better and we really hope to see you all of you in the future. If you are in the Kent area please make sure you stop in to see us.
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Lauren H wrote a review Mar 2024
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I stayed alone for a work trip and woke up sick in the middle of the night. Johnathon, the night auditor, sat with me in the lobby for TWO hours. Helped me, calmed me down, got me Gatorade, crackers, a blanket, etc. He was truly my guardian angel!! I’m so thankful for him and for this hotel. Cassie and Diane were also amazing and so caring. I’m so grateful to have had amazing people working while I was sick, this hotel is amazing, safe, and wonderful! 10/10 recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Jon, Diane and Cassie all said that they were more than happy to assist you in your time of need. We are so glad that you are feeling better now. If you are ever back in the Kent area please make sure you stop in to see everyone. Thank you for the rocking review, we appreciate the kind words and again we are so thankful that you are feeling better. You also have some pretty awesome and caring parents as well, they were very kind to us. You all are welcome back anytime and if there is ever anything that we can assist you with please let us know. Hope to see you again in the future.
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petrichorprairie wrote a review Mar 2024
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Came to visit campus with daughter for graduate school. Clean. Tasteful. Wonderful location. Convenient parking across the street with easy access card. Staff very friendly and professional. Would not hesitate to stay here again.
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Responded Mar 15, 2024
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so convenient for anything that needs to happen pertaining to the university. We really hope to see you and your daughter again soon.
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haroldhughes wrote a review Mar 2024
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When family are in town, I always recommend the Kent State hotel. Clean, nice location with many sites/dining options in walking distance. Location is also a great launching point to Cleveland., Hartville, etc.
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Response from Sarah Bianca, Guest Services / Front Office at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
Responded Mar 12, 2024
Thank you for always choosing our hotel Mr. Hughes. It was a pleasure working with you and getting you booked in. Your friends were also a pleasure to have here as well. We hope you all come back to visit us again. Tell your friends that we said hello, and we all hope you have a great day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include The Kent Stage (0.1 miles), Off The Wagon (0.1 miles), and Cracked Escape (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ray's Place, Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar, and Twisted Meltz.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting May 4th Visitors Center (0.4 miles), Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center (0.7 miles), and May 4th Memorial (1.7 miles).
Is Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.