The Renaissance is located right on Public Square, making it ideal for travelers who want to see downtown Cleveland. Built in 1918, before the Terminal Tower next to it, it retains historic luxury, especially in the main lobby, with marble and brass and leather seating.
The room we had on the 6th floor was spacious for a hotel this old, and although we had no view to speak of, it was a complimentary room offered by the Horseshoe Casino, and so we had no reason to complain.
The bed was the highlight of the room. Soft without being squishy, and firm enough for good sleeping, with clean white high-thread-count sheets that smelled clean but not like bleach. Four pillows were supplied, 2 soft, two firmer and fuller. There was no bathrobe (as listed on the website as an amenity).
The coffee service was hard to find, being tucked in a shelf in the nightstand. The coffee was surprisingly good, not the over-burnt Starbucks-type, and they even supply little plastic containers of liquid creamer.
The pool, located in the atrium, is beautiful, but beware if you have mobility problems - there are lots of stairs to navigate to get to it. As a matter of fact, there a lots of stairs everywhere, gorgeous with shiny brass rails and decorations, making it difficult for anyone with mobility problems. TIP: If you need to get from the lower lobby to the main lobby, look for the business center on the lower lobby level- the elevator is near there. The signage to find that elevator is seriously lacking.
There is direct access from the hotel to Tower City and the Rapid Transit (light-rail system), and from Tower City you have direct access to Horseshoe Casino, and if you hate the weather or just like to walk, you can even go through either the casino or the lower level of Tower City to get all the way to the Arena & Gateway.
- 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