We really enjoyed our weekend stay in Cleveland, and at the Renaissance. The location of this hotel is great. You are in the heart of downtown, near 6th Street restaurants and the entertainment district. The hotel is a real classic and has been retained in much of its original splendor. It is also a big plus, particularly in the winter, that you can walk directly to the new Horseshoe Casino, and the Tower City shops and a movie theatre, all without having to go outside. They have nice shops and a couple of coffee shops like Dunkin Donuts.
The room we had was very nice and they have done a good job updating the rooms without losing the charm of an older hotel. Bathroom was very bright, which is good. We had a room with two twin beds, and an area with a couch and TV, like a mini suite.
Loved the lobby bar, and the in-hotel restaurant has a good breakfast (make your own mini waffles). The bar and lobby area are very spacious and provide good views of the public square. It is also easy walking distance to a bunch of good restaurants. Also very near the baseball and basketball stadiums. You can also easily walk to the Rock and Roll Museum (in good weather).
They have Valet Parking at the hotel which comes in handy given the challenges getting a parking spot now that the casino is open, or if a game is going on at one of the stadiums.
The only complaint I would have was the Fitness "Center" on the 5th floor. It is more of a room, with very limited equipment and weights. We went on Saturday morning and there was no available equipment, but they only have a couple of treadmills, bikes, and elliptically. During the work week I can't imagine getting on the equipment. The facility is poor, and if I'd known how poor I would never consider this hotel if I was traveling on business. It is no longer a luxury to have a complete Fitness Center. This needs to be addressed or business will be lost.
It's a shame because this place has so many other things going for it. The front desk crew was mixed. We got got great service from some, and others that didn't follow up on things the way I'd expect.
So all in all a good hotel, with a few things that need to be addressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This sophisticated downtown Cleveland hotel is located on Public Square and is connected to Tower City Center's exclusive boutiques, restaurants and cinema. Within walking distance to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Renaissance's luxury hotel features vaulted ceilings, high arched windows and a beautiful marble fountain. A city landmark, the iconic Renaissance Cleveland Hotel was built in 1918 and its architecture reflects Cleveland's unique style and rich history. Plush, spacious, newly renovated rooms with well-appointed and upscale amenities await guests at this luxury hotel. Experience Sans Souci, serving guests award-winning cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perfect for conventions and wedding receptions, the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel offers an abundance of elegant event space and a magnificent Grand Ballroom. Discover Cleveland's landmark social and business address at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cleveland Renaissance
- Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Ohio