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“A little gem just outside the city” 5 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 #1 of 33 hotels in Cleveland
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“A little gem just outside the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Glidden House is a perfect refuge while visiting Cleveland. We were looking for a nice place, not just a room in a chain hotel. We got it. Glidden House is a beautiful old home, that's become a lovely inn. The staff was very friendly and the room was welcoming and clean. We loved the surrounding area on Case Western Reserve. We didn't get to visit the botanic garden, but "maybe next time". My only complaint is that the breakfast is a bit boring......and the eggs are all over done. Aside from that, Glidden is perfect.

Room Tip: as for a room overlooking the gardens....although our view was obstructed by the tent put up for the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear evanscaribbean,
Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Glidden House. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed stay.
We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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21 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Glidden has been our first choice of stay for the past four years when visiting our student son. We have always had an excellent experience: the beds are great, rooms spacious, breakfasts delicious (especially considering that they are included in the room rate), free and plentiful parking on the premises and last and most importantly perfectly located in the University Circle. The fact that there is a special rate offered to families of students also indicates their willingness to go the extra mile. A special mention must be made of Laura Williams who, when we thought we were arriving in the early hours of the morning, offered us access to our room 8 hours before check-in at no extra cost, arranged for us to have our favourite room and was true to her word when she said we were on top of the waiting list for the one night (commencement) when the hotel was unable to accommodate us. What a pleasure to deal with someone so efficient and pleasant. So sorry that our son has finished up in Cleveland but if anything other than him could draw us to Cleveland it would be Glidden House!

Room Tip: Stay on the top floor for quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently took an overnight trip to visit "Little Italy" just outside of Cleveland Ohio. We stayed at a beautiful Inn called "The Glidden House". Within walking distance were restaurants, an art museum, a history museum, and gardens. The Inn is beautiful, our room was beautiful and comfortable, and the complimentary breakfast was delicious while served in a wonderful setting. Will definitely stay there again as it rained and we were not able to visit the gardens.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite, but it was more like a regular room with a large bath.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Pattycakes68,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us while visiting Little Italy.
We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent location on University Circle. University Circle contains most of the museums and symphony hall. Glidden House is a 15 minute walk to Little Italy. Great little bar that is open from about 2pm - 12am. Ed, the bartender, is terrific. This is a grand old mansion from the early 1900's that was owned by the Glidden Paint family. Off street & valet parking is great. Check in and out was smooth. Breakfast is average at best. Steam table poached eggs and bacon, pastries, juice, coffee etc. There's no full service breakfast diner nearby. Our ground floor room was not noisy. We would definitely stay here again but would try for a suite instead of a queen room.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear PeterV,
We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable visit during your recent stay with us. Thank you for your comments regarding our complimentary breakfast buffet. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience.
We look forward to your next visit!
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The glidden house is no more expensive than a chain hotel and well worth it. The location to botanical gardens, museums and little Italy is fantastic. Excellent breakfast - staff is very helpful and respectful of privacy. The history and the ambiance is charming. Walk anywhere from here - loved it we I'll visit again .

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Pecpmc,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Glidden House. We look forward to your next visit!
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I was in Cleveland to see one of my favorite bands play. This was my first time in Cleveland and knew little about the hotel. Very happy that I chose to stay at Glidden House. Convenient location and excellent service. The breakfast buffet, that is included in the cost of the room was very nice and the atmosphere was charming. Won't think of staying anywhere else next time I find myself in Cleveland.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear RoneBurbank,

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Glidden House! We hope that you choose to stay with us again the next time you visit Cleveland.

Best,

Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I, including our youngest daughter and her husband and their two children needed a comfortable place to stay that had good and safe surroundings, and gave us a feeling of "home". We chose the Glidden House and have not regretted it. The boutique hotel was steep in history (circa 1910) and yet had a new look feel to it, and the rooms were quite comfortable. There were only 60 rooms (52 regular rooms and 8 suites) and so you never really had that high density feeling compared to the big hotels.

Our grandchildren loved the surroundings, taking daily walks to the pond across the Museum of Art. Public art, museums, and a lovely university community surrounded the hotel. Even without a car, everything was a good leisurely walk --- museums, restaurants, bars .... What a beautiful place to spend more than 2 whole weeks in Cleveland!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Cleveland
#2 Business Hotel in Cleveland
#8 Family Hotel in Cleveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glidden House Inn 3.5*
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