Charming Downtown Hotel Close to Football Hall of Fame
Named for America’s 25th president, McKinley Grand Hotel honors William McKinley in the heart of Canton, his adopted hometown. In a regal lobby fit for heads of state, chandeliers illuminate a life-size portrait of the president hanging in a gilded frame on a wall with dark-wood paneling. From the hotel, it’s only a short walk to McKinley Memorial Park to see the monument erected in his honor or to spend time in the presidential library and museum.
Back at the hotel, 165 comfortable guest rooms come equipped with TVs and WiFi. Relax after a day of sightseeing in the indoor heated swimming pool, or visit the onsite fitness center. Use th optional dining credit at Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill & Pub, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There, chefs prepare casual American fare such as slow-cooked barbecue pork ribs and pan-seared sea scallops. Stop by for happy hour Monday–Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Canton, Ohio: Small City, Big Attractions
Though it’s only the eighth-largest city in Ohio, Canton boasts a surprising number of museums, memorials, and historical sites. The iconic Pro Football Hall of Fame remains the city’s main draw. Here pigskin fans can look at busts of inductees and sample cold cuts from William Perry’s refrigerator. Every summer, the Pro Football Enshrinement Festival welcomes new members into the Hall of Fame with a grand parade.