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“Walking Back in Time”

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J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 13 Cleveland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2013

What a terrific place to stay in an old neighborhood of yesteryear. It was like walking back to a simpler time where people neighbored, walked their dogs, and spent time together at local pubs. It was a restful respite from the intensity of life with good food, excellent lodging, and great fellowship.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Situated perfectly about three blocks from the West Side Market and everything on W. 25th St. Superb renovation of older, brick homes tucked down leafy Ohio City streets includes deluxe finishes in the suites, especially the bathrooms.

The common space is very comfortable, especially in warmer months when you can take advantage of the bricked backyard space and dining areas.

We missed breakfast, though it looked great when we were checking out.

Great way to enjoy Cleveland.

Room Tip: Each room is slightly different, but he owners standards are high.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay in "The Roost." A relaxing retreat with everything you could need for your comfort. Enjoyable court yard. Close to many restaurants within walking distance. Check out Crop in what was formerly a bank.The West Market is also a must see.
Diane was warm and welcoming. Excellent breakfast each day!
Would not hesitate to stay again!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were met in a friendly manor. We stayed in Palin's Room, which is separate from the main house. We liked that because the little loft we stayed in was quiet and cozy. Full kitchen available. Very clean. Awesome huge jacuzzi tub. Super comfy bed. Walking distance to many restaurants. Nice breakfast served a block away at main house.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

When we requested a quote for an extended stay for our large group, the cost & the details J Palen gave us sounded reasonable. After further discussion, we decided to proceed. When we made the reservation, however, the cost was $75 more, due to a cleaning fee they failed to mention. When we pointed out this fee wasn't in the quote we were originally given, our reservation was summarily *cancelled* by J Palen, rather than addressing it with us further. They said they "pride themselves on customer satisfaction", and since we were already dissatisfied, they couldn't continue. It's easy to achieve satisfaction when you fire potential customers rather than have a civilized discussion with them! I would hate to see how J Palen treats you once they have your money. Buyer beware!

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
4  Thank Clevelandta
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Darlene M, Owner at J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

After several discussions about what accommodations might be appropriate for your group you selected what might fit your group. After that process a confirmation of dates and policies were sent to the group. It was certainly your choice not to agree to or be willing to accept the private residence requirements and restrictions. There were never any charges made for a deposit as you were provided all the terms of a "group" reservation to review prior to making a
committment. Our private residences and group reservations do have additional requirements and qualifications. Your request was cancelled as you did not agree to the terms of a group reservation.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on two different occasions. We had beautiful rooms both times, and the breakfast was fantastic! Diane was very helpful on things to do in the area. She recommended great places to eat. We will be staying here whenever we find ourselves in Cleveland overnight.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We can't wait to go back for another stay in such a special place; beautiful accomodations, friendly, great location, amazing breakfast and hosts who share the best of their town with you. You will NOT be disappointed.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 2708 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Location: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cleveland
Price Range: $149 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charm, Sophistication and Location!Northeast Ohio's only luxury Urban Inn within a mile of all downtown activities, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame,Horseshoe Casino, Aquarium Playhouse Square Theaters, All sport venues and 10 minutes from Cleveland Clinic, Walk to 28 of Cleveland's most interesting restaurants, breweries and the West Side Market! ... more   less 
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