Akron, Ohio Hotels and Travel Guide
Known as both the Rubber Capital of the World as well as the City of Invention, Akron, Ohio, is a great place for business or leisure travel. If you’re looking for Akron, Ohio, hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay, both offering a great price.
• Extended Stay America Akron - Copely
• Studio Plus Akron - Copely
Since its founding in 1825, Akron has been influenced by the rubber industry. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, ranked number 112 on Fortune Magazine’s list of top 500 companies, maintains its headquarters in Akron, just seven miles from the Extended Stay America and Studio Plus hotels.
Also nearby is another Fortune 500 company, FirstEnergy. This diversified energy company is involved in numerous aspects of the energy business. Serving over 4.5 million people, FirstEnergy is the nation's fifth largest investor-owned electric system.
Other aspects of Akron’s business economy are quite diverse, with companies like GOJO, makers of Purell, the trucking company Roadway Express and Myers Industries, manufacturer of polymer products. Helping attract companies like Myers Industries is the University of Akron , an institution with 26,000 students which is regarded by some to be a world leader in polymer research.
Akron also offers visitors plenty of family-friendly fun. Baseball fans will want to take in an Akron Aeros game. The Aeros are the AA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The accredited world conservation zoo, Akron Zoo , more than 700 animals, including the rare snow leopard, endangered Humboldt penguins and Galapagos tortoises.
While you may not be ready to play in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at the Firestone Country Club, golfers will enjoy the 18-hole Western Reserve Golf Course , located in Poland, OH, just nine miles from the hotels.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Akron hotel, either the Extended Stay America Akron – Copley or the Studio Plus Akron – Copley are terrific choices.