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“Beautiful property with a few flaws” 3 of 5 stars
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Glidden House Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1901 Ford Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106   |  
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Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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12 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful property with a few flaws”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at Glidden House to be close to Case Western Reserve University. When we checked in we were told we had a king bed even though I had explicitly requested 2 beds. ( I was traveling with my high school son and requested 2 beds every place we visited.) The desk clerk remedied that right away. When we got to our room, we noticed 2 bottles of water that were only partly drunk and another set of keys to our room already in the room. Most of the m\bathroom supplies were there but no soap. Everything else was made up and ready to go. It looked like someone else had been on the room briefly and then moved out.

The room itself was very nice and the beds were comfortable. The sound proofing wasn't as thorough as desired because we could hear voices from other rooms. It wasn't a huge problem but was mildly annoying. The heating system periodically made a very loud noise. The noise didn't disturb my sleep but it kept my son up.

The breakfast was very good and is served in a delightful dining room and glassed in room. There was a delicious oatmeal, choices of breads, omletes, heard boiled eggs, sweet pastries, cheese, yogurt and fruit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Glidden house is on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. We have stayed there twice. The rooms are perfectly clean. The beds guarantee a great night's sleep. There is a buffet breakfast in the morning that is just great. It feels like having breakfast in your own home. There is a very good restaurant next door, Sergios's, as well. Good museums and a botanical garden are in walking distance.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We have stayed here twice. The first time wasn't stellar. The 2nd time was pretty much perfection. The breakfast provided was very good both times, and we love the atmosphere of the dining area. The house is gorgeous. The location couldn't be better for our needs of visiting our son who attends Montessori High School. It is within walking distance of several shops, restaurants and museums. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Excellent botique hotel convenient to all University Circle institutions. Free parking, nicely appointed rooms, comfortable bar with great bartender (Ed) who knows everything about Cleveland, nice expanded continental breakfast with very good coffee, and an elegant atmosphere. Walking distance to the great restaurant L'Albitros and a very good restaurant Sergios. By far the best choice on the East side and maybe all of Cleveland.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Really loved my recent stay at Glidden House. Great staff, especially Ed at the bar. Location is terrific, in the heart of University Circle and within walking distance of Little Italy. Sergio's is a terrific restaurant right next door. Only disappointment was breakfast, which was cold and insufficient both days.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

It would be hard to beat the location of this little bed and breakfast/boutique hotel. It's located just a half a mile from Little Italy, on the campus of Case Western University, around the corner from the art museum and very close to the Cleveland Conservatory. My room was reasonably spacious, comfortable, and though not decorated in any memorable style, pleasantly enough decorated in a quasi early American style. The staff were all pleasant and the historic mansion and its grounds made for a lovely place to spend the night.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Recently stayed here with a group and had a very pleasant time. Room was comfortable. I wished for a soft pillow - my room had only stiff ones. All of the staff was wonderful. Cozy places to gather and chat. Breakfast was served by the fire and had a variety of items. Conference room was comfortable. GREAT location. The group had dinner nearby at L'Albatros and everyone had an outstanding meal - make reservations! Charming Inn.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1901 Ford Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cleveland
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cleveland
#7 Family Hotel in Cleveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glidden House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Glidden House Hotel in Cleveland Ohio is a stunning and beautiful historical mansion built in 1910; The Glidden House is a full-service boutique hotel conveniently located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Glidden House offers guests a rare mix, an opportunity to indulge in both historical luxury and modern convenience with easy access to all that Cleveland, Ohio has to offer.The friendly and experienced staff strives daily to make your stay memorable and comfortable; it's much like staying with friends! ... more   less 
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