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Glidden House Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1901 Ford Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106   |  
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Ranked #5 of 35 Hotels in Cleveland
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely place, will definitely return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed at the Glidden House earlier this month, my first visit. Charming old place that is very clean and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. Morning breakfast buffet had everything we needed (and I'm gluten- and dairy-free). Beautiful neighborhood, and all the University Circle museums are in walking distance. My only minor disappointment is that there's no refrigerator in the room, something I've come to rely on. Glidden House will definitely be my place to stay when in Cleveland - if it's not full!

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room near the steps. Elevator can be slow at times.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Cinner522,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed about not having a refrigerator in your room. We do have refrigerators available by request for an additional fee. We are also happy to store any items in the hotel refrigerator at no additional cost. Our mansion suites do offer a refrigerator and microwave.

We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Glidden House is a nice treat conveniently located in the heart of University Circle in Cleveland. We only stayed one night, but easily walked to the wedding we were attending at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The staff was very polite and welcoming and we were able to park n the rear lot, even though there was a wedding there that evening. Our room faced the back of the Inn so it was a bit noisy as they cleaned up from the wedding (i'm guessing we were above the kitchen) but the room was clean and the bed was comfy. The bathroom was as bit cramped and only one person could get in at a time, but the shampoo and soaps were lovely. If you are looking for a getaway close to the all the cultural offerings of the city, Glidden House is a charming place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear Patrice S.,
Thank you for your recent review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stayed just one night, but had a nice experience. The hotel itself is beautiful with ornate woodwork and that classic look. The room we stayed in was nice, nothing fancy but allowed us to have a nice experience. The only thing that I would have liked to seen differently is that there was no room service being that our stay was on Sunday. Few choices for food available in the area since most are family run and shut down. The ones that are open are very busy. Breakfast was very nice and had a nice selection. Would stay again if I am in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear LoveTheeUSA,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay. i am happy to tell you that we will begin Sunday room service on June 15th.
We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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Cape Town, South Africa
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55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 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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Butler, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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:
#2 Business Hotel in Cleveland
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cleveland
#9 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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