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“"walked" from this hotel at 1:00 a.m. despite confirmed reservation”
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Glidden House
Ranked #9 of 38 Hotels in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2009

Beware, this hotel will try to "walk" you to a hotel on the other side of the city (10 miles away) and only "find" something closer if you insist. Caveat emptor.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2009

I wanted to stay near Univ Circle so we chose this place. When we got there the concierege came out to help us with our bags. The check in process was super smooth and we went up to our room. It was a little smaller than I thought it was going to be but the decor was very relaxing. Once we were settled in we went down to the bar and got a drink. I had a rasberry vodka and it was delicious. While we were drinking our drinks the concierege took us on a tour of one of the mansion suites and gave us a little history lesson about the property. If you go ask him about the salamadors that are engraved on the fireplace. All in all it was a very nice stay and we will be sure to come again, but this time we will be staying in one of the mansion suites. They were so nice!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2008

Glidden House is the best choice for parents visiting their students at Case Western Reserve University. They offer a special Case rate and free parking, and it’s an easy walk to campus so you can avoid the hassle of finding a place to park on campus. The inn is also perfectly located for travelers who want to visit the fantastic cultural opportunities of the University Circle area. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and looks historic from the outside, but in every other respect it is more like a boutique hotel than an inn, with clean comfortable rooms and modern amenities like flat screen TV’s and free wireless internet. The glass porch is an especially lovely place to enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea. The breakfast buffet offers an assortment of freshly baked breads, yogurt, fruit, cereal, eggs and juice, and is served with real silverware and china as opposed to the plastic and Styrofoam of chain hotel breakfasts. A short drive or ride on Cleveland’s extensive public transportation takes you to downtown Cleveland -- don’t miss the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame which is fun for all ages -- but after seeing the downtown you’ll be glad to return to the peaceful neighborhood of the Glidden House.
Tip for check-in: There is an elevator for easy access to rooms on upper floors but it’s located at the front of the building. From the parking lot entrance at the rear of the building you have to either climb stairs to reach the upper floors or walk all the way to the front of the building to use the elevator and then back down the hall to get to your room. If stairs or excessive walking are problems for you, use the front circular driveway when you check in to unload your suitcases, or else request a first floor room towards the back of the building.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2008

We stayed only one night as part of mixed family and business trip. The location is amazing, in the heart of University Circle, one of the great treasures of Cleveland. It is a boutique hotel added onto the historic mansion of the Glidden (paint) family. It is within two blocks of the Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Art (one of the great under appreciated museums in the US), Severance Hall (home of the incomparable Cleveland Orchestra) and on the campus of Case Western Reserve. The rooms were nice, the service very friendly and engaging. Perfect for a stay in Cleveland. The only downside is that cabs are surprisingly expensive in Cleveland, about $20 to the theater/ restaurant/ shopping district. There is a very good bus/ trolley system, however.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2008

Charming, clean and comfortable. Nice breakfast with friendly service. Close to Sergio's and within walking distance to other food options.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 1, 2008

We spent one night at the Glidden House. It is located in a wonderful area on the Case Western campus. We were there to visit the Botanical Garden and the Vatican exhibit at the historical society. Both are within a one/two block radius of the hotel. We were able to park the car at the hotel and walk to all of our destinations. The room was beautifully appointed with very comfortable beds. There was a delicious breakfast that was included in the cost of the hotel. It included eggs, meats, fruit, and pastries. Sergio's is a restaurant located next door to the hotel in the former carriage house. We had a great meal that included some of the best salmon I have ever had. If Italian food is a favorite of yours walk or drive up the street to Littly Italy and choose a restaurant. We ate at Trattoria on the Hill..Yum..homemade pasta and sauce. We will definitely stay at the Glidden House during our next Cleveland trip.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

My hosts at Case Western booked my room here. It's in a perfect location for visiting the campus, right in the middle. A very interesting building, on the National Register of Historic Places. The original Carriage House next door is now an excellent restaurant. Staff were very friendly and professional, and the room was attractive an comfortable. Light sleepers might want to bring an eye mask, as the blinds let in a lot of light, and there were no curtains for the window. The room included an excellent breakfast buffet, and there is free internet access. The only negative - indifferent housekeeping. When I arrived at my room, late at night, I found a half-empty bottle of wine and half-full wine glass on the bedside table, and both the hand and bath soaps were obviously used. I left a note by the wine, and it was removed the next day, but no new soap, and housekeeping removed the bath mat but didn't leave another. No big deals, but marred the overall impression just a bit. Overall, a nice place.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled on business
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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: $177 - $250 (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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