The only national park in Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley will tempt you to explore seasonal ski slopes, caves, canals and the Cuyahoga River waterfalls. These hotels will give you a top-notch place to rest your aching limbs after your adventure – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.
If you thought Cleveland and Akron could pack your weekend itinerary from sunrise to sunset, just wait until you check out Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Holding hands with these two northeastern cities, the national park has more than 125mi (201km) of hiking trails where you can ski, bike, climb and photograph some of the finest features in Ohio. Add in the fact that this gorgeous green space is surrounded by diverse museums, restaurants and other natural sites, and you’ll be thankful for a good night’s sleep at one of these hotels near Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Torn between Cleveland and Cuyahoga? So is Hyatt Place Independence. Both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Cuyahoga Valley National Park are minutes away, so you can visit both in a day. Spread out a map of the park or downtown in the separate living area in your suite and plot your route. Other nearby attractions include Topgolf, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Towpath Trail and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Station.
Skis? Check. Dog? Check. Extra pair of snow gloves that your child is certain to lose? Double check. Let La Quinta Inn and Suites complete your travel checklist with its family- and pet-friendly suites. Indoor and outdoor pools provide four-season fun, while the laundry facilities are perfect for getting those dirty, wet clothes cleaned before checkout. Whether your clan is to head out to Brandywine Falls or Boston Mills ski area, La Quinta checks all the boxes for a great visit to the Cuyahoga Valley.
Is Netflix and Cuyahoga a thing? It is now, with Fairfield Inn and Suites offering both smart TVs and easy access to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Such a well-balanced stay is only made better by the complimentary breakfast buffet and fitness center here. The Corner Market is stocked with protein bars and fruit for a long afternoon hike through the forest – and candy and pop for a late-night streaming session in your suite.
Visiting the kids at Kent State or the University of Akron? Treat yourself to a mini vacation at Hampton Inn. A king-size suite for two, a dip in the indoor pool and a relaxing free breakfast without interruption are as dreamy as they sound. You can grab a little more sweet silence with a 10-minute drive into Cuyahoga Valley National Park and an even shorter trip to the greens of Fox Den Golf Course.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel near Cuyahoga Falls, make a reservation at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson. A romantic whirlpool suite here won’t break the bank, and the free cookies in the lobby definitely sweeten the pot. If you’re up for a spot of cave diving, Gorge Metro Park along the serene Cuyahoga River is less than a mile away.
Is your favorite part of enjoying the outdoors the comfortable return to civilization? Hilton Akron Fairlawn has a location on Market Street that will suit you just fine. Despite being only eight minutes from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this stylish hotel is flanked by retailers and restaurants. Rainy days can be spent searching for sales in Summit Mall, while the award-winning steak at Beau’s Grille will convince you that this hotel deserves its Best Restaurant in Akron tag.
At Residence Inn by Marriott, you may well find yourself spending the majority of your time outside. Drop your bags in your suite and relax on the outdoor patio, complete with kitchen and firepit. If you’d rather save hiking Cuyahoga for another day, you can hit the trails on horseback at Bath Nature Preserve, or practice your arrow game at the archery range in Hampton Hills Metro Park, both of which are within a 15-minute drive of your room.
Fuel your Cuyahoga adventure with cookies and coffee at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson. Don’t worry, this Macedonia hotel offers more than sweets at check-in. A filling breakfast of eggs and fruit will energize you for a day of hiking the Bedford Reservation trails just five minutes away. Forgotten any bits and pieces? The Radisson Did You Forget Program will replace some everyday necessities for free so you’re all set up for venturing into the Cuyahoga Valley.
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