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2017 Hotel Benefits and Hotel Partners


You must fill out the partner hotel verification form by Tuesday, July 5 by 5 p.m. to be eligible for all of the benefits listed below.

Hotel Benefits

By staying at a partner hotel during the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby you will receive the following benefit package. To receive the benefit package you MUST register according to each hotels booking process and provide your hotel information on our partner hotel verification form. You will NOT receive the benefit package if you go through a third-party reservation company (Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline.com, etc.). Also, you will NOT receive the benefit package if you book through a special rate (Military, Hotel Points, On-Line, etc.).

Get Your Champs Name On The Starting Line Structure At Derby Downs!
Your champs name will be placed on the starting line structure at the world famous Derby Downs.
Starting Gate 3 Resize

Adult Build and Battle
Three parents will be selected during Monday’s opening ceremonies at Lock 3 to participate in the second annual “Parent Build and Battle” competition. Each parent selected will pick one other parent to help them build an Adult Vintage Soap Box Derby car. The parent selected will then race against the other two participants to see who is crowned “Parent Build and Battle” Champion. The “Build” and "Battle" will take place Thursday, July 20. Alll necessary tools will be provided. 

Free 4 x 6 Photograph
ProEvent Photo will provide you with a free 4 x 6 photo of your choice that they took during race-week. The photo will be available at the ProEvent Photo booth. Simply present the coupon that will be provided to you to receive the photo.

FREE “Duck Bills” at the Akron RubberDucks Baseball Game
You will receive a voucher for $5 of “Duck Bills” at the Akron RubberDucks baseball game on Friday,
July 21 (Soap Box Derby night). The bills can be used like cash anywhere inside the ballpark. The team,
which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
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FREE Raffle Ticket For A Soap Box Derby Kit Of Your Choice!
You will receive one FREE raffle ticket to win a Soap Box Derby car kit of your choice! The raffle will take place during the Topside Show on Thursday, July 20 and is ONLY open to those that make their reservations and stay at a partner hotel through the FirstEnergy All-American booking process.

Papa John’s Pizza Card
You will receive a gift card from Papa John’s pizza for a free pizza and other discounts at Akron area Papa John’s restaurants.
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One FREE Open Hill Ticket
You will receive one FREE ticket to race a Soap Box Derby car down the world famous Derby Downs Track on Thursday, July 20 during the Open Hill event.

FREE Champ Driver’s License
Your champ will receive a coupon for a FREE champ driver’s license. Your champ can stop by the information tent at Topside Monday through Thursday to turn in the coupon and receive the license. 

These benefits are ONLY for those families who make their reservations at a partner hotel through the FirstEnergy All-American booking process and stay at a partner hotel during race-week.


Hotel Partners

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The Baymont Inn & Suites
130 Montrose West Ave.
Copley, OH 44321
Phone: (330) 666-5050

Rates: King - $74.99 + tax; Double Queen - $84.99 + tax. 

Booking Process: Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Soap Box Derby rate. Reservations must be received no later than June 25.

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Fitness and Business Center
  • Great variety of restaurants and shopping within one mile walking distance.
  • Newly renovated and spacious guest rooms with microwave and refrigerator.

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Best Western Plus - West Akron Inn & Suites
160 Montrose West Ave. 
Copley, OH 44321
Phone: (330) 670-0888

Rates: King - $89.99 + tax; Double Queen - $99.99 + tax.

Booking Process: Please call the hotel directly and ask for Soap Box Derby rate. AASBD rate. Reservations must be received no later than June 25.

  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Indoor Heated Pool with 10 person Hot Tub and Fitness Center
  • Great variety of restaurants and shopping within one mile walking distance
  • Newly renovated and spacious guest rooms with microwave and refrigerator

Hampton Inn Logo

Hampton Inn Akron – South
880 Arlington Ridge East
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (330) 644-6579

Rate - $142

Reservations: Call hotel directly and reference Soap Box Derby. Reservations received after June 25 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

  • Free breakfast included in room rates
  • Indoor swimming pool and complimentary fitness center
  • Only 10 minutes (5.6 miles) from Derby Downs
  • Free wireless internet and business center 

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Radisson Akron/Fairlawn
200 Montrose West Ave
Akron, Ohio 44321
Phone: (330) 666-9300

Rates: King Deluxe Bed w/pull out sofa $104 includes full hot breakfast; Deluxe Double Bed w/pull out Sofa $104 includes full hot breakfast

Booking Process: CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

or call the hotel directly and ask for International Soap Box Derby rate - Group rate available until June 18.

  • 20 minutes from Derby Downs
  • Guest coin laundry available
  • Full hot breakfast included in the rate
  • In house restaurant and a bar
  • Indoor pool, spa and fitness center
  • Late check out for group at 2 p.m.

Any questions please contact Director of Sales Jayshree Patel at Jayshree.patel@radisson.com

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Residence Inn by Marriott
897 Arlington Ridge East 
Akron, Ohio 44312
Phone (330) 644-2111

Rate: $166 Studio and One Bedroom

Booking process: Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Soap Box Derby rate.

Group rate available until June 19.

  • 80 large suites with full kitchens including refrigerator, microwave, stove and dishwasher
  • Managers Social - Monday - Wednesday evening
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Complimentary hot breakfast each morning
  • Outdoor Sport Court
  • Lobby Bar
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet

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Holiday Inn Akron West
4073 Medina Rd.
Akron, OH 44333
Phone: (330) 666-4131

Rate: $104 includes a full hot breakfast

Booking Process: Please call the hotel directly. Group rate available until June 23.

  • New updated property in 2015
  • 20 minutes from Derby Downs track
  • Full service restaurant and lounge
  • Within minutes of dining, bowling, movie theatres, Laser Quest and shopping
  • Guest coin laundry
  • 42” flat screen televisions with media package/
  • Refrigerators in all guest rooms
  • Outdoor heated pool and patio

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Quality Inn Conference Center
2940 Chenoweth Rd.
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (330) 644-7126

Rates: Non Smoking or Smoking 2 Queen Beds with a
micro fridge $114.99 plus tax.
Non Smoking with 2 Queen Beds $109.99 plus tax, no
micro fridge in these rooms.
Non Smoking or Smoking 1 king bed with a micro
fridge $104.99 plus tax.

Booking process: Please call the hotel directly and you must mention All-American Soap Box Derby to obtain special rate. Team discount includes rooms with two queen beds.

  • Hot/Cold Continental Breakfast Included
  • Conveniently located near numerous family friendly restaurants and attractions
  • Newly renovated sleeping rooms with 37” flat screen T.V.’s and micro-fridges
  • 9 ft. deep outdoor heated swimming pool
  • On Site Fitness Facility
  • Game room
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Same Day Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
  • Complimentary parking

Call NOW while rooms held for the event. Last group rate available until June 15.

Contact Sales Manager Atwar Garcha for team reservations at 330-644-7126 ext. 284 or email: sales@qualityinnakron.com

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Hilton Garden Inn Akron
1307 East Market
Akron, OH 44305
Phone: (330) 733-2900

Rates: $130/Double or King

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly or going to the hotel website at www.hiltongardeninnakron.com Enter your arrival and departure dates and click Check Rooms and Rates. Then click on “Have A Special Code” and then enter SPD as the “Group Code” when booking your room.

If you are calling please make sure to identify yourself as a Soap Box Derby participant.

Reservations received after July 3 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

  • Akron’s newest hotel and closest to Derby Downs
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • State of the art fitness center
  • On-site restaurant and lounge
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary business center usage
  • Microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker in every room

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Holiday Inn Express Akron South
898 Arlington Ridge East
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (330) 644-5600

Rates: $142

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly. Please make sure to identify yourself as a FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby participant. Reservations received after June 25 will be provided on a space 
available basis at prevailing rates.

  • Free breakfast included in room rates
  • Only 10 minutes (5.6 miles) from Derby Downs
  • Suites are available in the Soap Box Derby room block so you can stretch out

 

You must fill out the partner hotel verification form by Tuesday, July 5 by 5 p.m. to be eligible for all of the benefits listed above.