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“Cleveland treasures, both inn & innkeeper” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brownstone Inn Downtown

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Brownstone Inn Downtown
3649 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115-2703   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 13 Cleveland B&B and Inns
Dickerson, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cleveland treasures, both inn & innkeeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful stay in late May 2013 during a first-time visit to Cleveland. The Brownstone Inn is charming, as is the innkeeper, Robin Yates. He is a wealth of information about the city, its history, all it has to offer, and is a true ambassador for Cleveland. Our trip was so enriched by his stories and suggestions about activities, restaurants, etc. We planned certain activities before setting out for Cleveland -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Indians baseball, the art museum, West Side Market, etc., but were so glad we left some gaps in our plan and could take advantage of some of Robin's suggestions; e.g., the submarine tour, the zoo rainforest, the conservatory/greenhouse at Rockefeller Park, Sweet Moses ice cream (sensational, never had better). We plan a return visit for some of what we missed and to repeat some favorites, including the Inn. Cleveland -- who knew. :-)

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I recently spent the weekend in Cleveland for the Jazzfest. I had seen an article for this B and B, and was able to reserve a room. Robin was extremely personable,and recommended different activities for this first time Cleveland visitor. He served a great breakfast, friendly guests. A historic B and B is not for everyone, but if you enjoy this sort of place; this one is excellent! I will return without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My recent stay in Cleveland was enhanced by staying at the Brownstone Inn. The inn is a wonderful period building which is worth a visit in and of itself. Robin, the owner, is wonderfully knowledgeable about the city's history as well as its present. His recommendations for things to see and do while were excellent as well. He's friendly and eager to help with any queries or circumstances (my flight was cancelled, but he was there with a smile when I arrived a day late to help me get settled in). If I return to Cleveland, I'll stay here!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Waterloo, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Brownstone Inn for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The historic building is beautiful and full of relics of Cleveland's past. The owner, Robin, is knowledgeable about the history of the city and the building itself and gives a fascinating history lesson to those who are interested. He provided us with recommendations of city sites and tips for navigating the city.

Our room was comfortable, large, and full of character. Consistent with other reviews, the room hadn't been dusted in a while but the rest of the room was clean. We had brought a laptop with us; however, be forewarned that there are no three-pronged outlets in the room (as would be expected with an historic home) so we had to use an outlet in the kitchenette to charge our laptop. That also means that there are no televisions in case you were expecting one!

Overall, it was a great stay. It was a short 5 minute drive to the theaters downtown. There isn't much directly around the B&B; however, with public transit or a car, nothing is too far away.

Room Tip: Take the advice from other travelers and go for the rooms with the ensuite bathroom!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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novelty,ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My wife and I do not get to spend alot of time away from our business. but when we have an oppertunity and the need for a respite to just get away for the night we choose the Brownstone Inn. Robin makes everyone feel welcome and cooks up a tasty breakfast while giving you a lesson in Cleveland's vast history. You tend to linger for hours in pleasant conversation.
in addition to the food, and quiet rooms that make you sleep late due to their comfort, the inn is conveniently located to so much that Cleveland has to offer. The Playhouse Square theater district, the Indians, the Q, Trinity Cathedral, St Paul's Shrine, Dunham Tavern, and a myriad of restaurants are all whithin walking distance. We have walked back to the inn late at night from a show and find it to be a very pleasant walk no matter the hour.
We would not consider staying anywhere else ever since we discovered the Brownstone.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Dayton OH
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16 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I stayed at the Brownstone Inn this fall for a reasonable price along with another person. I knew it was a very old property, but I didn't realize that it also had very old furniture, some of which was very uncomfortable including the mattress in the front bedroom. It was a double, so sharing the bed proved challenging. There was dust in many locations especially on the mantle and other places that could easily be overlooked. Breakfast consisted of bacon, fried eggs, and either strawberries or asparagus. The asparagus was so oily I couldn't eat it.

The owner is a very nice person who tries to be helpful, but he manages the B&B by himself and uses a man to clean the rooms. He also manages several rentals, so he is very busy. If you are aware in advance of the situation you may encounter for a low price, you probably will enjoy the stay in Cleveland as the location is near downtown and the Cleveland Clinic. To his credit, he has had several write ups and won some awardsm but it didn't meet my expectations. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Ask for a front bedroom as the other rooms are quite small and may not have a private bath.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This B&B is comfortable, quiet, and feels more like staying with an uncle with good taste, versus some cold, sterile lodging. The host/owner provides a nice fresh breakfast, offers enthusiastic tips on enjoying your time in Cleveland (a city that he loves) and, if time allows, can prove to be quite the raconteur. Essentially downtown, it's a hop to all of Cleveland's museums, athletic facilities, etc. Despite the urban setting, we've never had our car bothered (over several years) and always feel quite safe staying there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 3649 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115-2703
Location: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cleveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Brownstone Inn Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

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