We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast

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

164 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    138
    18
    2
    1
    5
See reviews for
10
124
2
12
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (41)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (164)
  • Mar-May only
    (48)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (52)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (32)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (32)
All months
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Warren, Ohio
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Auckland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mansfield, Ohio
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Hills, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Diane's J Palen House, was a fabulous experience! The Inn is beautiful inside, well appointed with great furnishings, a very warm and inviting home. The Webster room was lovely with a great bathroom, too! Breakfast and conversation with other guests made it very special and memorable. also loved learning about the history of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I booked J. Palen on short notice for a Friday night. It was a surprise to my wife. We felt welcomed, the Webster Room was excellent, and all very comfortable. My wife was impressed with my choosing of such a nice place. We appreciated how accessible the house was to all the great happenings in Ohio City. We walked everywhere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

75 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (34)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (41)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question