Located just off I-76 about a 30-minute drive from the school itself, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kent State University delivers on the chain’s reputation for comfort and convenience. During the day, light spills through the clean, modern guest rooms’ large windows onto crisp white linens, and desks and free WiFi make it easy to get work done despite the ever-present distraction of the flat-screen cable TVs’ power buttons. After a refreshing night’s sleep, all guests receive a hot buffet-style breakfast at the Express Start breakfast bar—calories which can be worked off at the onsite pool and fitness center. Besides the university, several easy daytrips beckon just minutes from the hotel, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame in nearby Canton and the Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, where visitors can walk a boardwalk trail through a dense strand of tamarack trees whispering juicy gossip from the Ice Age.
At Quality Cleaners, certified staff members practice the latest dry- and wet-cleaning techniques using state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality detergents. Customers can unstink stinky sweaters ($4.05) in lieu of using them to clothe scarecrows, and raincoats can be purged ($10.95) of the sky’s unclean precipitation. Many household items, such as blankets ($12.65), rugs ($2 per square foot), and tablecloths ($20.35), can also be cleaned. Pick-up and drop-off services take place every Monday and Thursday at the location of your choice, and garment bags are included free of charge.
Dr. David Pack uses his chiropractic hands to fix pain and discomfort on clients as young as newborn and as old as 103. The ailments he treats include out-of-whack backs, carpal-tunnel syndrome, headaches, and arthritis. He also uses adjustments to improve the immune system and alleviate allergies to everything from dust to pollen to the dander left after the dog's poker night.
Family-run for more than 40 years, Love Furniture outfits homes with high-quality furniture and accessories. The shop's wide selection of chairs, ottomans, and bedroom furnishings let customers abandon minimalist tendencies to use their coffee tables as tap-dancing stages. Lounge-ready sofas ($399+) and recliners ($279+) in a variety of upholstery fabrics accompany three-piece living-room tables ($199+). Queen mattress sets ($399+) await the domiciles of eager nappers and jumping monkeys. Art and accessories ($19+) adorn uninhabited walls, and lamps ($39+) illuminate them for late-night shadow-puppet shows. The knowledgeable staff helps browsers navigate selections from Ashley, Lane, Craftmaster, and other top brands, giving honest opinions about which couches look the best on them.
The factory-trained sleep experts at Mattress Matters strive to help customers get up on the right side of the bed with a wide range of mattress brands and types. Clients count fewer sheep than ever before on a Simmons Beautyrest queen set, whose motion-separating, pocketed coil springs and highly trained shepherds fill nights with uninterrupted REM cycles ($699+). Developed by NASA, the Tempur-Pedic bed conforms to every nook and cranny of the body, supporting perfect spinal alignment and comfort ($1,199+). Media mogul Donald Trump's line of luxury slumber vehicles boasts KoolComfort memory foam and a top-layer quilt to caress bodies and minds into dreamland ($849+), and the Sealy Posturpedic's orthopedically correct support aids in creating ache-free days and z-filled nights ($579+).