The first impression of this hotel as you drive by- "man, 1985 called and want's its hotel back.
The outside is not pretty. Its dirty, old, the windows are filthy, and basically it makes you second-guess your choice in hotels.
Then you step inside, and the lobby is glowing with what must have been a recent update.
Clean, polished, and roomy, the lobby looks like a bright Doubletree hotel.
The staff didnt disappoint either, they were super friendly and helpful.
So you think "OK, this might not be so bad."
Then you step into a filthy elevator. It whisks you up to your room, where you walk down an old and dimly lit hallway.
The rooms were not so bad. Beds are great, bathrooms clean, carpet was not stained or torn.
But the room was dark, and the windows dirty on the outside.
Oh and that elevator again- the hotel recommends only 7 people ride at a time. Heed this warning- 10 people were in our elevator and it got stuck for about 5 minutes with teh doors locked shut. Maintenance had to pry open the doors for us. Not fun.
The area: quiet, not many restaurants/bars nearby. The Rock Hall was easily within walking distance and we enjoyed our time there. The hotel does offer a shuttle that will take you around town for free, but we used a taxi. Parking garage is on site, as is a restaurant that we did not visit.
Overall it you have demanding tastes and high expectations, you may want to pass on this hotel. It's in need of some investment, and the room rates reflect that- you get what you pay for. As for our group, we would visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel in downtown Cleveland is one-half mile from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and other great things to do in downtown Cleveland. It offers a spacious indoor pool and free shuttle service to downtown attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Cleveland Downtown / Lakeside Hotel Cleveland
- Doubletree Cleveland Downtown / Lakeside Ohio