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J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
2708 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here during October 2014, and we couldn't have been more pleased! Diane was so welcoming, helpful and friendly. We stayed in Palen's Room, which is in another house a short walk away from the main house. The room was so nice, very cabin-like and comfortably appointed. The jetted tub and large shower were a huge plus! Diane's breakfast was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a "staycation" for us for a quick little overnight to Ohio City to celebrate my hubby's birthday. It is in a perfect location for walking (see the map in this post). Great restaurants, bars, Mitchell's Ice Cream, Westside Market . . . just awesome! Diane, the inn keeper could not have been more friendly and helpful. She checked... More 

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I live in Cleveland for almost 20 years and never knew about this place. I recently moved to Toledo and had a friend there recommend this place. We stayed in the retreat room. It was absolutely amazing I loved the tub with the technical waves/spa feature. The owner was very lovely and actually stood out in the street and save... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First time staying & it was fabulous. The attention to details made us feel special. New Year's hats & noise makers were waiting for us upon arrival. The location was perfect for walking. The breakfast was yummy & the accommodations were comfortable. Great way to start 2015!

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Warren, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I don't quite feel this establishment deserves four stars, 3.5 would be my true rating if I could give it. We received an email the day before our arrival stating that we could find the keys to the house and room under a flower pot when we arrived and we should just let ourselves into the house. I found this... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed a week in the beautiful 'Roost' and what a wonderful stay. Furnished and decorated with love and care. Everything you would need in the mini kitchen even down to the daily plate of cookies or cake. The bed is so comfortable, the bathroom has an amazing shower and the alcove with a desk just completes the apartment. Diane is... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wonderful B&B. The only reason I give 4/5 rather than 5/5 is the noise when trying to sleep...which has nothing to do with the guests. We stayed in the landis room which happens to be on the side of the home at W 28th and Bridge intersection. Every conversation on the street feels like it's taking place in your room.... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Spent a few nights at " The Roost," a property of the J Palen House. It was fantastic! We had a special request for a gluten free breakfast, and they accommodated that with delicious options. Within walking distance of West Side Market. The Roost is a meticulous 2 story apartment with a gas wood stove, brick walls, kitchen with snacks/coffee/tea,... More 

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West Hills, CA
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed in the annex building around the corner from the main house. Loved our room, Palen's Room, Big bed, comfortable chairs, and many amenities. The bathroom was very big with a shower and whirlpool tub! Close walk to many restaurants and easy access to the interstate and downtown. This building has a kitchen and living room shared by another... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The first thing my wife and I noticed when we arrived is that this was a very well remodeled historic home. The attention to detail was superior to many other B & B's we have stayed at. The room we had was huge with a bedroom, sitting room and grand bathroom. We had a good nights sleep despite being able... More 

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