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Glidden House
Ranked #9 of 38 Hotels in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Most friendly personnel. Scrumptous breakfasts. Lovely rooms. The VERY best location to be In the cultural center of Cleveland. Would go back here in a moment...walking distance to the Art Museum and the Botanical Conservatory....and L'Albatros.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

The Glidden House is a beautiful, elegant gem of a historic hotel in Cleveland. Its grounds and common areas are immaculate and well appointed with antiques, oriental rugs and art work. Its interior touches are stunning, from the intricate woodwork to the leaded glass windows. It is unbelievably well maintained.

We had a suite in the mansion house. It was immaculate. Not enormous, but more than large enough.

Guest service was top notch. My wife asked if they had tea for the guest room coffee maker. They did not, but brought up two cups of tea.

The breakfast buffet was gorgeous and well presented. It was clean and well kept. The food was varied and plentiful. Small complaint: the waffles did not hold up well in the chafer keeping them warm. Overall, it was lovely though.

One special treat: heated floors in the bathroom of our suite.

One little complaint is that the air/ heat could be a bit loud, but easily overlooked as a flaw.

Overall - if you are looking for a non-usual hotel experience in Cleveland, book the Glidden House. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We only stayed in the Mansion House rooms, which we highly recommend.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

We are Clevelanders who enjoy experiencing what Cleveland has to offer. We have stayed at the Glidden House twice now and have loved it both times. It's nestled in the heart of University Circle which offers so much culture and wonderful restaurants to enjoy all wihin walking distance.

This boutique hotel is absoutely lovely. It's rich in history and has a wonderful, old-world charm about it. The rooms are comfortable and extremely clean. The staff is exceptional as they are very helpful and quite honestly, couldn't be kinder! It is such a pleasure to have all these smiling faces greeting us throughout our visit!

One of our favorite things to do is after exploring what the area has to offer is to grab a nice dinner then head back to the Glidden House for a nightcap at the bar. Because this is not a large hotel chain where people are coming and going day and night which can make it feel crowded, you can actually sit at the bar or on a comfortable sofa or chair, enjoy a cocktail and conversation with other guests and the bartendar while enjoying the calm and quiet around you. It is the perfect way to end a lovely day before heading up to the room to enjoy a peaceful, comfortable night of steep! In the morning, you can enjoy a delicious breafast buffet that you can eat in the dining room or the privacy of your hotel room.

We are already looking forward to our next Cleveland Getaway at the Glidden House. We appreciate the hospitality and the beauty this hotel and its surroundings has to offer!

Angela B. (Rocky River, OH)

Room Tip: The suites are lovely and spacious!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

They get all the details right. They treated us right on another great anniversary visit.
Clean, prompt, polite service. Great location amid museums and beautiful architecture in the University District. This is a special place. We recommend the suites, but the king rooms are great, too. Complimentary breakfast is especially good...much more than a continental.

Room Tip: Recommend the original part of the building.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

My husband and I went to see the Cleveland Orchestra for our 20th anniversary and we choose to stay at the Glidden House. The property is beautiful and we were lucky enough to stay in one of the suites. The hotel is a tasteful combination of original old world charm with touches of Boutique Hotel. All the staff supplied us with wonderful guest service throughout our stay. You can have breakfast by the fire or in the garden room. Breakfast was average, could use a little work. All went above and beyond to make our stay special. We loved the University Circle area and because of it's convenience we could walk to Severance Hall , the museums, restaurants and Little Italy . Never had to get in the car once. Great Restaurants nearby , we ate at Sergios(next door) and L'Albatross (.5 block) , would recommend both. (Make sure to make reservations) Definately walk down to little italy to Presti's for cappucino and a pastry. Thank You Glidden House. You only celebrate your 20th once and we are glad we chose you.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

The Glidden House has a certain rustic charm and is well located. But the rooms are small and have poor climate control (it's hard to get them to the right temperature) and the breakfast was probably the worst I have ever had at a hotel (or almost anywhere), which is saying something. I expected better. It's unclear if it's worth the premium.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I reserved one suite and one room through their website. Although I received email confirmations for both rooms, the reservation for a room had been lost before we arrived. Luckily rooms were still available. When we got to the "Suite" we were disappointed to be in a regular room. We were moved upon complaining. The rooms were FREEZING! The thermostats had been set to 60 and it took a long time for the rooms to reach a comfortable temperature. We could easily hear our noisy neighbors through the paper-thin walls. On the positive side, the breakfast was lovely and the downstairs of the inn was fun to roam around.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 1901 Ford Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106-3923
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Region: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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: $221 - $346 (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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