We stayed 2 nights (Sat and Sun) so we could go to the Bills-Browns game. We checked in at 4pm on Saturday and saw that all of the people checking in and most of the hotel guests in general were all Bills fans in town for the game. We booked our stay here because there was literally NOTHING in the downtown Cleveland area for a decent price. My boyfriend and I do not consider $150 per night for a place to crash after a day of drinking affordable.
We booked through Hotwire and were told after making our reservation that the hotel had been downgraded after we booked from a 2 star to a 1 star based on the amenities. Despite reading the horrible reviews, we stuck with the plan and figured it couldn't really be that bad.
The hotel was what I would expect of a cheap, 1 star, convenient place to stay. We were not expecting luxury, and were very happy with our stay. The hotel in general was run down, but I would not call it dirty or the conditions substandard. Our room was clean and comfortable. The beds were good, the bathroom was fine, and we had no concerns for our safety. We walked back from downtown around 7pm on the Sunday after the game and had no issues walking. We did not feel unsafe. We know not to leave valuables in our car, so we did not have concerns with the parking lot either. If you want a cheap place to stay and you aren't setting your expectations at a 4 star level this is a great place to stay. For the drink and go to the game crowd I'd highly recommend it. It was super loud on the Saturday night and everyone was partying before the game the next morning, but I don't blame the hotel for that and I really don't mind listening to people yelling LET'S GO BILLS! in the hallways as much as they want. We had a fridge and a microwave that were VERY handy.
The only complaints I would have are that 1) we could not connect to the internet which was supposed to be available, and 2) the breakfast was not great. Weak coffee and my boyfriend ate some waffles out of a cereal bowl on Monday morning because they were out of plates - and several other supplies. Probably due to the mad rush of people on Sunday morning. Overall we had a very comfortable stay and don't feel the harsh reviews we read before going on our trip were warranted!
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