Hotels Near YSU in Ohio

by Sandy Mitchell

Youngstown State University (YSU), founded in 1908, is an Ohio state-funded university located in the heart of Youngstown, in extreme northeastern Ohio. Because of its urban setting, parents and prospective students have plenty of hotels, in all price ranges, from which to choose when visiting the school. Youngstown State University, which boasts nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, is easily accessible via the Ohio Turnpike and I-680.

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Quality Inn and Suites

Located at exit 229 off of the Ohio Turnpike, the Quality Inn and Suites is just three miles from Youngstown State University. The 147-room property features free, high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms as well as microwave ovens and small refrigerators. Ten rooms also offer whirlpool spa bathtubs. The Quality Inn has a coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the hotel offers a free deluxe breakfast buffet each morning. Other facilities include a game room, a heated indoor swimming pool and a business center.

Sleep Inn Austintown

Located about six miles away from campus, the 57-room Sleep Inn offers budget accommodations with easy access to YSU. The three-story property features high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and suites also offer microwave ovens, refrigerators and whirlpool tubs. The Sleep Inn has a heated indoor swimming pool. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, and although the hotel does not have a restaurant for lunch and dinner, it is located near several eateries, including Cracker Barrel, Perkins and Bob Evans.

Days Inn

The Days Inn, constructed in 2007, is also located just off of the Ohio Turnpike, about three miles from the YSU campus. The two-story property offers free, wireless Internet access throughout and all guest rooms are equipped with microwave ovens and small refrigerators. The Days Inn also has a heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness room. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning. For other meals, a Denny's Restaurant is located across the street and several eateries are within walking distance, including Bob Evans and Station Square.

Marriott Residence Inn

The Residence Inn, located approximately three miles south of the university, is a good choice for families staying more than a few days. Each studio, as well as one- and two-bedroom suites, at this property has a fully equipped kitchen, complete with cooking utensils, large refrigerator and dishwasher. In addition, all 78 units have free, wireless Internet access and two-bedroom suites have electric fireplaces. Facilities at the Residence Inn include a fitness room and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel is smoke-free and offers a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning.

About the Author

Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.