Palmantier's Motel (near Baywood bricks) for sale

The Canton Repository reports that a classic 9-unit motel along the Lincoln Highway in eastern Ohio is for sale. Fans will recognize it as being at the eastern end of the famous brick stretch of Baywood Street.

Palmantier’s Motel, opened 1947, was purchased four years ago by Scott Segeti, “lured to these parts by the beauty of nearby farm fields, grazing cattle, grassy meadows, chirping birds, fresh air and an opportunity to be his own boss.” Now Segeti is trying to sell the motel, swimming pool, two houses, and 3.25 acres for $425,000.

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“I thought it was a gift from God,” he said.

He bought it on land contract from longtime owner Carolyn Koontz in 2005. He immediately digitized the motel’s old phone system. He hard-wired room fire alarms. He touched up units here and there. He moved into one four-bedroom house on the land and rented out the other.

Four years later, Segeti isn’t sure he can make it work.

The bad economy has squeezed the motel. Even for $50 a night, sometimes not a single room is rented. Its airy one- and two-bed country decor units remain empty. Most guests these days are building contractors who follow jobs into the area, stay for a few weeks and move on….

“It would be the ideal business for a retired couple,” Segeti said. “This place still has the ambiance of the 1950s. From a time when the whole world moved at a much slower pace.”

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3 Responses to “Palmantier's Motel (near Baywood bricks) for sale”

  1. Denny Gibson Says:

    I had a very enjoyable stay here last fall. The high roofs, large rooms, and attached garages make this place unique but, of course, it was built at a time when not every motel looked the same. I don’t know the answer to making places like Palmantier’s profitable but I sure hope somebody does.

  2. Rainie Sonntag Says:

    My husband and I have the same dream so we went to the auction and purchased the Palmantiers Motel. We fell in love with the place when we saw it. We had to have it. My mother was the long time owner of the Akron Turnpike Motel. She too had a dream and we helped her make it happen with her motel. Now we plan to do the same with ours!! We purchased it in July and we are now open. So for all you folks who stayed there in the past please return and make it happen.

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