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Hotel suggestions in the Cleveland area

We are traveling from St. Louis to Niagra Falls this summer. We will be dropping off my parents to visit friends in Parma and staying one night in the Cleveland area before we head to Niagra Falls. Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay that would be convenient to leaving the next morning for Niagra Falls? After spending a few days at the Falls, we will be returning to Cleveland for 3 days. Any suggestions on where to stay and what to see would be appreciated. We are planning to see Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and love anything pertaining to history.

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1. Re: Hotel suggestions in the Cleveland area

What kind of hotel/budget are you looking for?

If you want a budget hotel while your parents are in Parma, check out the Red Roof Inn in Middleburg Heights or the LaQuinta Airport North. See discussions and links to both in this thread (posts 1 and 3). The Hampton Inn Airport in Brooklyn or any of the other airport hotels also would be options. Take I-480 eastbound to I-271 in the morning if you will travel during rush hour.

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The LaQuinta Airport North is across from a rail rapid station which would allow you to easily visit downtown Cleveland while your parents are in Parma. The station has a large, free park 'n ride lot, so perhaps drive there even though it would be an easy walk from the LaQuinta, or if you're staying in another hotel in the area.

In post 1 of the above thread are links to "Cleveland Tips" and "Cleveland Day Trips" travel articles. The "Tips" article discussion of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame discusses lodging options, so perhaps read that in conjunction with the above thread.

In the Day Trips travel article, read about the Mormon history attractions in Kirtland. Also possibly read about the living history attractions in Ohio Amish Country. Mentor (see Day Trips travel article discussion), nearby Kirtland, is the home of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, and read about the Garfield Monument, the largest of all Presidential tombs, in the discussion of Lake View Cemetery in the Cleveland Tips travel article.

Also, in the Cleveland Tips article, read about the U.S.S. Cod, the only surviving U.S. WWII fleet submarine not modified to accommodate visitors; the Steamship Mather; and the International Women's Aviation and Space Museum. All are short walks from the Rock Hall.

The Cleveland Tips article also discusses the West Side Market, an excellent living history attraction; the Soldiers and Sailors' Monument; the historic Terminal Tower (in the "Dining" section of the Tips article also read about Shaker Square); and The Arcade, one of the nation's historic architectural gems. The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the nation's best and is loaded with historic artifacts well beyond those found in most art museums. PlayhouseSquare is the world's largest historic theater renovation project, and it often offer tours; by this summer, it also will feature the world's largest outdoor chandelier. You also might enjoy the Western Reserve Historical Society Museum in University Circle, especially if you enjoy historic automobiles.

Read about the historic attractions in Canton, including the Pro Footall Hall of Fame, and about Stan Hywet Hall in Akron in the Day Trips travel article. Also in the Day Trip travel article, read about the unique Malabar Farm State Park, a 20th century Hollywood getaway frozen in time. Also read about nearby Mansfield. Both Malabar Farm and Mansfield are easy visits from I-71.

The foremost historical destination in Ohio, and one of the best in the U.S., is Dayton for its aviation history attractions.

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Check out Chillicothe for the Adena Mansion & Gardens and the nearby, long-running Tecumseh outdoor drama, featuring horses and cannon on its large outdoor stage. If interested in the latter, arrive early for the stunt tour; tickets for Tecumseh should be purchased in advance.

Good planning!

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As for downtown hotels I prefer the Wyndham Playhouse Square. Ask for a corner room, they are EXTRA large and a ideal location in Euclid. Walking distance to the theater, Rock& Roll hall of fame, House of Blues ,casino and stadiums. 5 minutes across the bridge from West Side Market and get in line early for gyros. The dinner cruise on Lake Erie is a nice change of pace also .

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3. Re: Hotel suggestions in the Cleveland area

The Wyndham is at least a 20-minute walk to the West Side Market and more likely 25 minutes. It's a 15 minute walk to the Rock Hall. However, the Wyndham offers free shuttle service. It's also on the Healthline bus rapid line and on free bus trolley lines.

Saint Louis...
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4. Re: Hotel suggestions in the Cleveland area

Thanks for your suggestions. It looks like I have a lot of reading to do. We visited Canton in 2011 when Marshall Faulk was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and we will be returning in August to see Aeneas Williams enter the Hall. I was very impressed with the Hall of Fame and recommend others visit it also.

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Interesting tidbit on Canton...

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6. Re: Hotel suggestions in the Cleveland area

Mimipro, I believe the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been expanded and renovated since your last visit.

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7. Re: Hotel suggestions in the Cleveland area

I have heard that the Football Hall of Fame has been expanded. We are looking forward to our August visit there. The induction weekend is so incredible. I have told many fans they need to experience it at least once. We plan to go every time a Ram player gets inducted. Hopefully we will have many trips in our future!

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