I’d been to the Best Western a few years ago and was impressed with the new facilities, the proximity to I-77 and the airport, and all the businesses nearby, so when I had to return to Ohio I decided ... more
I’d been to the Best Western a few years ago and was impressed with the new facilities, the proximity to I-77 and the airport, and all the businesses nearby, so when I had to return to Ohio I decided to stay here again.
The hotel is maybe 10 minutes from the airport and has a shuttle. One note on I-77, though- despite what your GPS may tell you, if you’re headed to I-77 from the hotel, you cannot make the necessary left onto Portage Road. You have to follow an annoying little circular path to make a left onto Portage from another road- but it’s very well-marked. Just follow the signs.
It’s not a pedestrian-friendly area but there’s a McDonald’s next door and a gas station on the corner for a last-minute fill of the rental car as well as a mall across the street. I can’t list all the businesses in the area, but pretty much whatever you want to buy or eat, you’ll find it.
My room was a King- very spacious and, despite being close to the highway, it was quiet. It was equipped with a Keurig coffee maker, a mini-fridge and a microwave. Fitness Center was a bit basic- it lacked a stationary bike. Pool was average size and I had a refreshing swim. Breakfast was the usual; eggs were the hockey-puck variety including a simulated sunny-side-up version. I had the oatmeal instead.
Wi-Fi was free but not working the one night I was there when I got back from an event around 9:30 PM. It was working the next day.
I appreciated having the local paper (the Canton Repository) available in addition to the standard USAToday. It was even there when I checked out at 5:30 AM my last day. Wow, some people get up even earlier than I had to get up.
One suggestion and this would apply to just about every hotel where I’ve stayed: I’d appreciate a Recyclable bin somewhere on the premises. It may be too much work for the maids to empty both a regular and a Recyclable basket in every room, but I’d happily tote my paper and plastic down to the lobby to give it a second chance.
My high school reunion committee has jokingly suggested that we schedule a get-together annually because we have such a good time If they do, I’ll be back in 2017! less