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“great little place close to museums and restaurants”
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Glidden House
Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2013

we have been to the glidden house a fair number of times and it does not disappoint. it is fairly small and cozy (it feels like a large bed and breakfast to some extent at the front of the house, and just like a regular hotel to the back of the house).

the art museum and botanical gardens are a block or two away. it is close to Little Italy where you can find an abundance of restaurants. there is also a nice little french restaurant and a small pub beside the property. there used to e a very good restaurant adjacent to the glidden house, but unfortunately that has since closed.

there is limited parking; we were there for thanksgiving and took the last spot upon returning from a family dinner- it was a little tight but still manageable in an SUV

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We booked in to Glidden House for 2 days & it was a perfect experience. It's a small property on the edge of the Case Western Reserve campus & within walking distance to several museums. The atmosphere was great & the property was a terrific value with free parking and full hot breakfast included.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms are preferred.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank JanCee10021
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I styaed here for two nights while working at the cleveland Institute of music, which is directly across the street. It literally couldn't be closer.

Breakfast was nice, though a little carb-heavy and no gluten free options (not a criticism, just info). Breakfast could have continued a bit later, however.

Also highly recommend Cleveland yoga which is a 5-10 min walk away

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank vlagrl
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Glidden House is an elegant refined hotel in Cleveland,s University Circle area. The setting is quiet and attractive; it's almost like a nature park around the hotel. Various cultural highlights are near at hand (Severance Hall, the Art Museum, and so on), and even casual walks in the area are interesting. Every aspect of the hotel is excellent: the welcome, the advice and assistance, the breakfast (in a solarium), the ordering of taxis, and so on. Cleveland is surprisingly interesting and impressive -- and the Glidden House simply adds to the city's appeal.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank rosstucker
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Flew-In for a meeting.....this historic hotel feels more like a homey bed-and-breakfast than a hotel.....It only has 52 rooms, but feels more quaint than that,. The service is top-notch, the staff super-friendly and helpful.....the shower was strong....and the bed was as good as mine at home....which is saying a BIG something. Overall this is a 5-Star property without being stuffy. Next trip to Cleveland and I will be at Glidden House again. BTW, the restaurant L'Albatros is about a block away and is also 5-Star, but relaxed come-as-you-are french cuisine.....Had a table by the fireplace....just beautiful.....

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank BigWhale
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

A very nice, boutique style hotel in the heart of University Circle; that location really makes it outstanding. In walking distance to Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens, Severance Hall and amid the campus of Case Western Reserve University. They offer a complimentary breakfast featuring excellent pastries and danish, home made by a neighboring coffee house ( not the usual frozen stuff found on many hotel breakfasts ). The hotel itself is a restored mansion, very nice.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

At first glance, this hotel looked awesome. Who wouldn't want to stay in an old mansion with updates? My stay was nice, but it was nothing spectacular. If you like the feel and sounds of an old house, you'll get them here. I could hear the conversations of the people in the room next to us. My husband and I had booked a suite; on the hotel website the options are regular hotel room or suite. We splurged and picked the suite. The pictures on the site showed a spacious sitting room as well as a fireplace. Our suite had neither of these things. I think there were nicer suites in the hotel but they all came at the same price-tag which doesn't seem fair to me. If I pay the suite price, I want the fireplace pictured on the website!

Pros:
-Very cute building.
-Staff was very friendly and accommodating.
-The little bar was cute.
-The breakfast area was gorgeous.
-I enjoyed the location.
-Breakfast was better than your average hotel continental.

Cons:
-Our suite.
-The noise.
-There was not enough parking around the building even though we were told there was.
-The morning coffee was terrible.
-The show was very awkward to maneuver.

Overall, it was an ok stay. Not bad enough to complain, but not nice enough to want to rush back.

Room Tip: If you book a suite, ask NOT to be placed in 223. It's not as nice/large as the website pictures...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Sharkalark
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Address: 1901 Ford Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106-3923
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Cleveland
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cleveland
#6 Family Hotel in Cleveland
Price Range: $174 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glidden House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Glidden House Hotel in Cleveland Ohio is a stunning and beautiful historical mansion built in 1910; The Glidden House is a full-service boutique hotel conveniently located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Glidden House offers guests a rare mix, an opportunity to indulge in both historical luxury and modern convenience with easy access to all that Cleveland, Ohio has to offer. The friendly and experienced staff strives daily to make your stay memorable and comfortable; it's much like staying with friends! ... more   less 
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