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Cleveland Clinic

I have trouble walking. I have never been to the Cleveland Clinic, so can you please tell me where I should stay that would have a shuttle to the Clinic. Although, I don't care if I have to take a cab. I am not coming to the Clinic for fun. Any advice you can give me I would appreciate. Thank You, Patricia Connelly (P.S. I am almost 70 years old). my email is:

patriciaconnelly@hotmail.com

cleveland
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1. Re: Cleveland Clinic

I would tell my own family to stay at the InterContinental, which is part of the Cleveland Clinic campus. It is nearby and I believe the shuttle stops there regularly. Please double check as things can change month by month. That does not, however, put you in reach of the best dining in town. But it does put you as close as you can get to the Clinic.

As an option, I'd stay at any of the 4-star hotels downtown and take a cab. I would avoid the health line (the public transportation linking downtown to the Clinic) if traveling solo. Staying downtown gives you easy access to great dining (check out E. 4th).

Cleveland, OH
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Keep in mind that there are 2 Intercontinental Hotels on the Cleveland Clinic campus:

1) The Intercontinental Hotel Cleveland at 9801 Carnegie Avenue. This hotel is in the middle of the Cleveland Clinic campus and connected to most other buildings via enclosed skywalks. It is a luxury property, is likely the most expensive option, and houses the upscale Table 45 restaurant, as well as a less expensive restaurant off of the main lobby. There are free Cleveland Clinic shuttles if you would need them or you could always contact the hotel and ask about wheelchair assistance for walking longer distances, if needed.

2) The Intercontinental Suites Hotel at 8800 Euclid Avenue. It is more on the edge of the Clinic campus, but also connected via the Cleveland Clinic free shuttle service. It is also directly on the RTA Health Line bus rapid transit service that would take you downtown (and from there to the airport) or east towards University Circle cultural venues.

There are two additional options close to the clinic,

1) The Doubletree by Hilton-Tudor Arms Hotel at 10660 Carnegie Avenue. It is in a restored grand hotel from the 1920's. It offers a free local shuttle that would take you to and from the Clinic as well as dining and cultural areas in University Circle.

2) Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle at 2021 Cornell Road. It is a brand new hotel and also offers a complimentary shuttle service within 2 miles of the property, which certainly includes the Cleveland Clinic.

Hope this helps.

You might wish to base your decision on price, amenities, affiliation with a certain hotel chain, as I don't think you would go wrong with any of these options.

Mineral Wells, WV
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Thank You Very Much for this response. My appointment for Cleveland Clinic is for August the 11th, (short notice I know but I just got out of my local hospital 3 days ago and they did a rapid appointment because of my heart). My son and daughter in law will be accompanying me. Thank You once again. You have been very helpful. Diane and family.

Cleveland
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4. Re: Cleveland Clinic

Another option to consider is Glidden House, although it doesn't offer a free shuttle service. It's a top-rated hotel by TA reviewers near the Clinic.

The Courtyard Marriott also is very near a 24/7 Healthline bus rapid station if any of your party might enjoy venturing downtown. There are many excellent restaurants very near Healthline bus stations in Playhouse Square, East 4th St., and on Public Square. See discussions in the "DINING" travel article linked in the following "Tips" travel article.

Healthline buses don't have steps. They use subway-like walk-on, walk-off entry ways. RTA day passes are $5. See "Public Transportation" below.

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Best wishes for a successful trip!

Mineral Wells, WV
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5. Re: Cleveland Clinic

Thank You So Very Much. I have to be at Cleveland Clinic on August the 11th and my son and daughter in law are driving me down. It's really short notice but I was just released out of my hospital in WV 3 days ago and because of a heart issue I have they did a rush appointment so we want to come down on the 10th and get settled in and look around a little bit get some rest and then we see my specialist the 11th. From everything I've seen so far it looks like a wonderful place to do a weekend family vacation. Maybe when we get all this nonsense straightened up. Once again thank you so very much. Diane.

Cleveland
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6. Re: Cleveland Clinic

If you want to save some money, such as not paying for parking as you'll have a car, check out the hotels in Independence, such as the Red Roof Inn. The Hampton Inn Airport in Brooklyn is an even closer possibility. The latter should have lower rush hour traffic if you have a morning appointment.

If you're AAA members, order a "Northeast Ohio" map ASAP. It has an excellent map on its back of University Circle, where the Clinic is located. Also, don't forget the AAA hotel discounts.

You can find TA hotel ratings by going to a destination forum, then clicking on the destination name in the upper left margin, then click on hotels for that destination.

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Mineral Wells, WV
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7. Re: Cleveland Clinic

Your awesome!!! Thank you for all your help. I'll take plenty of pictures of our stay and post. It's people like you that take the stress out of an already stressful trip.

ohio
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8. Re: Cleveland Clinic

You have received great info (as usual) from our Cleveland Forum. You can't go wrong with any of the advice given. You will find the Cleveland Clinic to be an awesome experience. I have had first hand experience (my husband) with the Vascular/Heart department. The parking garage you will probably want to use is very near the main entrance right off Euclid and East 93rd (may not matter if you stay at Intercontinental). You will be overwhelmed by the size of the Clinic but don't let that concern you. There are many "Red Coat" employees everywhere and their purpose is to help you with anything you need; and I do mean ANYTHING! Don't hesitate to ask any of them for assistance. This hospital is unbelievable in so many ways and I wish you a good experience. If you have more questions for us, please ask.

My husband went into the Clinic with severe heart issues and had a very good outcome. I wish the same for you. We Clevelanders are so fortunate to have this facility right in our own backyard. There's a reason people come here from all around the world.

Cleveland
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9. Re: Cleveland Clinic

Most Clevelanders well know about the stress in visiting the Cleveland Clinic or nearby University Hospitals. Both, however, often are excellent at solving problems and reducing stress, and here's hoping that is your experience.

The Cleveland Clinic is staffed by caring folks and run extremely efficiently. It is huge, however. Make certain you call the help center for the department you are visiting and ask such questions as where you can be dropped off while your son-in-law parks the car, and which garage you should use for parking. Get addresses that can be used in the GPS for both the drop-off point and the garage, if you end up driving to the Clinic. You still should have the drop-off point for a shuttle driver.

The garages are so huge it can take 10 minutes to find a parking space and another 10-15 minutes to walk to your department.

Be prepared with checks or credit cards for any required medical insurance co-pays. Also, it will be helpful to have all relevant medical records, tests, etc. with you (or verify that they are received before your arrival); they look at everything and take detailed medical histories.

BOL!

Little Rock
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10. Re: Cleveland Clinic

If you can for the Intercontinental on Carnegie by all means do. Otherwise, I would stay as close as possible.

Make sure your son attends all your appointments with you ... and he should have a notebook / pen to write down things. It is very difficult to be the patient, to listen, understand, and remember. It's also a great idea to do some research on the internet prior to going so you are able to ask intelligent questions ... you want to be an informed patient

Edited: 12:06 am, August 05, 2014