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McKinley Grand Hotel
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Canton
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“nice for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

this hotel has gotten some bad reviews in the past, but I just stayed here for 2 nights on business and was very pleasantly surprised.

Now, couple of notes, the hotel is undergoing renovations. This resulted in there being no ice machines on the 2nd floor (which happen to be where I was staying) and also a strong scent of fresh paint in the hallways which did NOT permeate into the room.

Our room was clean and fresh smelling, very roomy, very comfortable bed. It's obviously older hotel,, some of the furniture has scratches around the edges, like the work desk, but nothing that really make any difference in the stay.

We did not have an ice bucket in our room, but we called the front desk and housekeeping had it delivered within a few minutes.

The restaurant was serviceable but not outstanding, the breakfast that is included is really only fresh fruit, cereal and oatmeal.

The lounge/bar area was very nice with outstanding service.

Parking is included, you get a parking pass which allows you to park in the garage directly across the street, which is connected to the hotel by a walkway.

They also have old-school beds they have actual legs and not baseboards, which is always important for me since I travel in a wheelchair and have to be able to get my hydraulic lift underneath the bed.

Overall, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Allegany, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was fun to see the hallway tribute to Pres McKinley, like something that stopped in time with the decor and historic references. We had fun looking at the pictures, grand piano and ballroom while quoting 'The Shining.' At the same time, the rooms were updated and services were handled in a contemporary professional manner. Will definitely try to score the same place when we are in the area again for events or golf.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel J P
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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Front desk was responsive to our needs but fell very short. No towels in the room but a shower mat for the shower. We called the front desk and they brought us towels but they could not provide wash clothes because " it's been a difficult day for house keeping". Pricelines evaluation of a 3.5 star is a bit of a stretch. Furniture is quite dated and worn. Bed was comfortable enough, nothing to get excited about. There were a few holes in the wall that are poorly spackled.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We recently stayed at the McKinley Grand for a visit to Ohio to attend a wedding. We were late making reservations due to my work schedule and were unable to stay at the hotel recommended by the wedding event. I booked this through Priceline and was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was when we arrived. Yes, it is an old hotel, but it has been really taken care of and looks to have been refurbished in recent years. They also went out of their way to help us... we were coming from 2 1/2 hrs. away and didn't want to attend the wedding in clothes we had driven in for so long. Even though check -in wasn't until 3 pm, I called ahead and they arranged for early check -in so we could dress at the hotel. Even though they were extremely busy themselves hosting a wedding event there, they took the time and effort to accommodate us.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa C
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Orrville,Ohio
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

A mostly positive experience , check in could have gone a little faster but once we got through the line of bridesmaids checking in our check in went without a hitch. Our room was fine and the rest of hotel appeared to be clean , I do agree with another reviewer that the pool area needs some attention but we swam in the pool and it was fine also . This hotels location was great for the Canton Blues Festival as it is only a couple blocks away , all in all I would recommend this hotel if you find yourself on Downtown Canton and Need a place to stay :)

Room Tip: have rooms at poolside
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OhioBill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

my son and i were in town for baseball tournament...easy to find, clean rooms, very friendly staff. my son loved the beds, lol...check-in took awhile, but bonus was that we got free breakfast for our 2 day stay(which i wasn't expecting). All this for an awesome price on Hotwire! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bsblmom
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Coldwater
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel is old and celabrates President Mckinley, I understand that but, the Pool area is a mess, the rooms are outdated. The pool area needs some attention, first there is a lot of rust on the bottom of pool , second the hot tub was out of order and empty. The surrounding area of the pool needs painted and touched up. The pool has a lot of potential but alot of time and investment.
The rooms are outdated. The table are old and brown. The bed spreads are brown, the window curtains are brown.. see a theme here . The Hotel can still play to the old days of president mckinley but have some color and updates to it also .
The hotels caters to weddings( three the weekend we were there.) So expect some noise.
On a good Note: The staff were nice and friendly . The bar was descent. The breakfest was good but you spoiled it by charging me for coffee. The food was good in the resturuant but a little pricey. Parking was easy. Asked for a small fridge in room and that was given at no charge. This hotel has a lot of potential. With some updating in the rooms and pool area and basic decor it could be much better. I will stay here again because of the price but will start looking elsewwhere also.

Room Tip: Parking ticket is good for only one day. There are rooms right next to pool area that look awesome...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: McKinley Grand Hotel
Address: 320 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
Location: United States > Ohio > Canton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Canton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McKinley Grand Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
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