Sharonville Ohio has many, many hotels and motels of all sizes and types, but an amazing historical haven is less than five minutes from this hyper-busy stretch of expressway. You will feel like you stepped back in time 150 years ago! Instead of the constant rush of expressway traffic noise, you will be hearing sounds from the railroad.
Glendale Ohio is a tiny town, built around the railroad depot in one of the nation's first planned communities. This community is so historically significant, that it is listed as a National Historic Landmark Community. You will see things like real gas lamps and stone gutters here. The Glendalia Boutique Hotel is the ONLY place to stay in this quaint community.
This place is so secret (ok, not anymore... because you are reading these reviews), there is NO sign of any kind showing the existance of this place. The best way to arrange a stay is through the hotel's website.
The rooms are very spacious, and all (I believe) are on the second floor with no elevator. My wife and I stayed in the McLaren suite. This suite features a KING size bed with memory-foam mattress that is super comfortable. The bathroom is spacious with a huge shower (walk-in with no door). A small kitchenette with a full size refrigerator is included in this suite. You can feel the age of the building from the sloping floor in the kitchenette.
I enjoyed hearing, and watching the trains go by. They come through fairly frequently (about one every hour or two). If you are a "trainspotter", or "rail-fan", put this place on your "bucket-list" of places to stay.
Other than the trains, this place was VERY peaceful... no noise from the other rooms could be heard. The town has a strict ordinance that bans any car-stereo noise, and is posted in several places around the town.
The people that work in this town are extremely hospitable. We visited while the owner was out of town and arranged to have the room keys left for us at the spa downstairs. The people from the Depot museum are wonderful and went out of their way to provide us help when there was a glitch in the key delivery. Many thanks and kudos.
This was one of the best hotel stays I've ever enjoyed.
- Also Known As:
- Glendalia Boutique Hotel Glendale, Ohio
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Glendalia Boutique Hotel is Greater Cincinnati's best kept secret! Overlooking the scenic Village Square in Glendale, Ohio, The Glendalia is just 12 miles from downtown Cincinnati, and 3 minutes from I-75. Our hotel features 6 spacious and luxurious apartment style suites, all with king or queen beds. All our king beds have Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Our suites are decorated with original art, antiques, and custom window treatments and bed ruffles. All suites have kitchens or kitchenettes, living rooms, bedrooms, and baths with marble sinks and heated towel bars. They also feature cave showers, with the exception of our 2 bedroom Procter Suite, which has a bathtub and standard shower. The Procter Suite has an electric fireplace, and a second bedroom with twin, Tempur-Pedic beds. Staying at The Glendalia is like being home, only better! Each luxurious suite is named after historic Glendale figures or areas. We offer free, in-room continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and filtered water, free high speed internet, guest laundry, cable TV, and local calls. Across the Village Square is our restaurant, The Iron Horse, which serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, with live music nightly and patio dining.Glendale's Village Square has lush foliage, a fountain, gazebo, shops, salons, a bakery, and a village museum, located along an active train route, which adds to the lovely charm of this spot. We offer affordable nightly, weekly, and monthly rates. Ideal for a quick getaway, corporate travel, honeymoon stays, romantic weekends, and more! ... more less