I selected The Hiram Inn for an overnight getaway that included attending a concert in Kent, Ohio (couldn't find another suitable B&B closer to Kent). We chose The Garrett Suite, assuming that its whirlpool tub and balcony were indicators that this would be a romantic and comfortable stay. Alas, our experience fell far short of our expectations--not to mention our hopes!
The room was sparsely and uncomfortably furnished: the queen-sized bed was astonishingly hard, and there were only two side chairs in which one could sit--so both reading and sleeping were miserable experiences. The small television was placed in an armoire but was too far from the bed to be seen from there, so lining up the chairs in front of it was the only option. (In the end, watching TV wasn't worth it.) It didn't seem possible to control the heat within the room (there was a portable air conditioner/heating unit, but it was unplugged and didn't seem appropriate to use), so the room was chilly throughout our stay. There was a coffeemaker in the room, with better coffee than I've generally had from the standard four-cup packages, but there were no cups and only one regular coffee packet (we asked for cups and more coffee, and both were provided).
The bathroom was spacious, and had the advertised whirlpool tub (plus a separate shower). Only two bath towels were provided (odd for a room with multiple bathing options and two guests, I thought), and the toiletries were low-quality and sparse (only one soap, to be shared between shower and sink, evidently). Moreover, though the whirlpool tub was splendidly deep and had strong jets, it was dirty (multiple hairs in it, upon initial but brief inspection)--I had to clean it before use.
The breakfast offerings were a standard (but relatively low quality) continental-style array of bagels, English muffins, packaged cereal, packaged cream cheese and jelly, a few pieces of fruit, and juices, to which one could help oneself. I've had much better in mid-level chain motels. There was nothing that someone avoiding carbs and sugar could eat (so I didn't, though my spouse had a bagel, in desperation).
We also chose this particular room because it offered a balcony, and several websites for the hotel indicated that smoking was permitted on balconies and outside the inn. As smokers who enjoy travel, my spouse and I often select accommodations of this type, and have always honored the requirements not to smoke indoors. We are willing to pay more for an open adjacent balcony or patio so that we can enjoy the option of smoking outdoors in a private area, without disturbing others. At this location, upon arrival, we were told that the balconies were also non-smoking, but we could go "out in the parking lot" if we wanted to smoke. (The balcony adjacent to our room was also covered with several inches of snow, so it could not be used for any purpose--the door would barely open.)
Personnel we encountered were generally helpful, and provided excellent directions to our concert venue. (However, there are no dining options nearby, and staff could not provide recommendations for dinner or local alternatives for breakfast anywhere nearby or on our route to the concert.)
The inn is located on the Hiram College campus, and I suppose it is convenient for anyone visiting the college. I can't imagine another reason anyone would want to stay there; I can't imagine recommending it for any other purpose.
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