The Imperial 400 motel chain was founded in 1959. Properties were usually two-story buildings with “gull wing” shaped roofs over the lobby. The architecture of Akron’s Imperial hotel was typical of the chain.
Location: 210 W. Market Street
“Aye, Royal Accommodations at Thr-rifty Rates – America’s Fast Growing Partnership Chain. All New! Heated Swimming Pool, Room TV, Phones, Free Coffee, Air Conditioned Rooms, Free Advanced Reservation Service/Coast to Coast.”