My mom and I stayed at Wallace Manor while in Cleveland for her brother and his partner's wedding reception, and I wanted to treat her to a B&B because she had never before stayed at one, and I thought she would love the experience. Little did I know that Wallace Manor would so far exceed my expectations. I was so excited when I got there and realized that THIS was going to be her first impression of a Bed & Breakfast! Score!
First of all, although the photos on the website are gorgeous, they don't do Wallace Manor justice. This home is a piece of art. The outside is nicely maintained, complete with a garden, a nice patio, and a shy outdoor cat named Seven. (You'll find out why he's named Seven once you meet him.) The inside of the home is beautifully furnished, and I would say it was like being in a museum due to some of the antique belongings and original woodworking, but a museum makes the atmosphere sound boring and formal, which Wallace Manor certainly is not! The warmth and comfort here make one feel instantly comfortable and at home. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and I loved the claw foot tub and unique light fixture in my bathroom.
Scott is a wonderful host and made us feel instantly at home with his kindness and gentle warmth. After only a few minutes, he felt like an old friend. One evening, Scott and David even joined my mom, her brother, his partner, and I for drinks in the parlor while we chatted and laughed and listened to one of my uncles play the baby grand piano.
I travel frequently for work and stay in nice hotels for a week at a time, at least once or twice a month, and I have also stayed at a handful of B&Bs, but Wallace Manor is one place that I will remember. To further emphasize that point, out of all of the places I have stayed, this is the first review I have ever written on Trip Advisor...
I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the breakfast... Utterly delicious. There was way more food that I could eat, but I made a valiant effort. Ask for the grit dish, even if you think you don't like grits. Just trust me.
I don't know if I will get back to Cleveland any time soon, but if I ever do, I don't think I could stay anywhere else. I don't see how Wallace Manor could be beat.
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- Wallace Manor Bed And Breakfast Cleveland, Ohio