Named after a Revolutionary War-era fort that stood on the banks of the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio, the city of Defiance is not as unruly as its name might imply. It has, in fact, been consistently ranked in recent years as one of the top 100 small towns in America. A proud, hard-working Midwestern town by tradition, Defiance is proud of its history and has an eye on its future. Visit the Hampton Inn Defiance and discover life in the heart of the heartland. Travel back in time and imagine a simpler life at AuGlaize Village, a community of dozens of new, restored and reconstructed buildings that represent day-to-day existence in and around Defiance from the mid 1800's to approximately 1920. The fascinating village is located just minutes from our hotel in Defiance. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a sun-drenched afternoon at Fort Defiance Park. It was the fort on these grounds that inspired the city's name. Pick up something special for that special someone at the shops in the historic downtown shopping district or at Northtowne Mall, filled with all of your favorite stores and brands. Visit our hotel in Defiance in Spring and celebrate with local revelers at the annual Lilac Festival. Arts, crafts and food vendors line the streets and music fills the air as the city honors its tradition-rich past. So, what's in a name, anyway? Visit our hotel in Defiance and discover that this town is anything but.