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Clifford House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 13 Cleveland B&B and Inns
Hamilton, Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 24 August 2011

My husband and I just returned from a weekend in Cleveland with another couple. The purpose of our trip was to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We selected the Clifford House B&B as our place to stay overnight based on the location - and it was perfect! Lots to do within walking distance of the bed and breakfast - great restaurants/bars/grocery store etc and only a 5 minute drive from the RRHF.

We were fortunate enough to be able to rent the selfcontained apartment attached to the Clifford house. This was perfect for two couples sharing the space. It had two very clean bathrooms, two beds (one upstairs and one down), plus a full sized kitchen.

The apartment was comfortable and cozy - and we would have been more than happy to spend several nights there. Our only complaint were the mattresses on the two beds - both couples commented that the mattresses have "dips" in the centre which causes you to roll into the centre of the mattress. So my suggestion to Jim the owner would be to look into replacing them with newer ones to improve your guests nights sleep.

The breakfast served the next morning was wonderful - more than enough food. Coffee was great too.

Overall the place was great and we would return again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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jayycee4, Owner at Clifford House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 September 2011
Sorry for your discomfort about the bed. You fail to mention one bed was a sleep sofa!

Both the sleep sofa and the bed mattress are newer quality products. Most guests find the full bed mattress in the bedroom very comfortable, and tell me so. The sleep sofa on the other hand is a sleep sofa. A higher guest rate for a second room with a regular bed would have addressed the issue. Sharing the Suite with the sleep sofa was considerably less. Most guests have commented on the comforable nature of the sleep sofa; better than expected.
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2011

The B&B was in a great part of town, lots to do within walking distance and Jim's love and knowledge of the area showed. I wish we had more time to explore, we'll be back! The home and our room were very comfy, we felt like family.... And I got some puppy time in as I was missing our pets! Ohio City is a very interesting and historic neighborhood which we plan on learning more about, with Clifford House as the hub.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Clifford House during Christmas last year for three nights. It really was like our home away from home. We loved our host, Jim, and his coonhound Sherlock (he let us "borrow" the dog for walks and we had great fun with him). We stayed on the third floor in the spacious Schneider Suite. The reason I gave the room four stars instead of five is that it was a very cold time of year and it got pretty chilly (more blankets?), but we used the fireplace one night and that made it incredibly toasty and cozy. The furniture and decor is beautiful and interesting without being the least bit fussy or old-lady-ish. Breakfast was delicious each morning we were there. Ohio City is a great historic neighborhood, though as some reviews have alluded to, it can be sketchy at night (another reason it was so great to walk with Sherlock!) The neighborhood is full of beautiful old homes and great restaurants like Heck's. Very short drive to downtown and Lake Erie. I simply adore Clifford House and look forward to our return!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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SG
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Reviewed 13 December 2008

I stayed at the Madison Extended Stay apartment in Clifford House Bed & Breakfast for a month.

It was definitely one of the very best bed & breakfast that I have stayed at. Price was good and James was a Wonderful host.

Further Plus points are that it's just a short walk to Dave's Superstore and the West Side Market, so shopping is not an issue & it's within walking distance to the W25 train station too, so getting aroiund Cleveland is not an issue if you don;'t have a car like me.

Definitely recommended.

Theodore
Singapore

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  • Stayed November 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 August 2007

Spent 2 nights in the Scheider Suite at the Clifford House. Spacious third floor room. 31 steps up! Room is quite comfortable and clean, spacious , casual and unique. Despite brutal heat in Cleveland we found the room still quite comfortable with the house air conditioning on and an added boost from a window mounted unit we could personally control.
The private bath is in the eave of the attic - does not allow for a full shower, but you can you can share the lovely upgraded communal bathroom 1 floor down.

Retro working coffee pot in the room, though we didn't have a great deal of luck with the coffee. No cream/milk in fridge, but Jim was most accommodating - but 31 steps down. Love Sherlock the hounddog, but he needs to learn some manners on the steps going up and down. And he will - he's just a new addition and still in B & B basic training.

Jim puts on a mighty fine spread for breakfast in his more formal dining room. You won't go away hungry. Good food presentation and quality selection.

Great location, close enough to downtown without being downtown, and in the centre of a small reborn historic district. Walk to nearby West Side market, not to be missed - nor is the Great Lakes Beer pub if you're a fan of the hop.

Parking in the neighborhood can be tight. We had the luxury of the driveway, but depending on the number of guests, you may or may not be able to use the driveway.

Overall above average and priced accordingly.

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  • Disliked — bathroom
  • Stayed August 2007
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Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2006

We stayed in the Clifford House B&B for two weeks this summer, in the self catering apartment and we had a wonderful time. James the owner is very friendly and his breakfasts are something else. We found the apartment extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated. We met some lovely people and felt completely at home.

We cannot speak highly enough and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Liked — home from home accommodation
  • Tips/Secrets — visit the market at the square on saturdays and great restaurants within walking distance
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled on business
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3 Thank LizandJohn
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Property: Clifford House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1810 W 28th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-3021
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Region: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cleveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clifford House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome! I offer a charming "Private Home" place to stay at a reasonable price, handy to everything. Described as nice, casual, eclectic and more European B&B style because I live here; I work here. The guest rooms nice and tidy; the common areas organized and a little lived in at times. A perfect location In the heart of an urban, historic, trendy neighborhood across the river from downtown. In walking distance to nationally acclaimed locally owned restaurants and breweries. Walk to buses, train, the Cleveland Indians! Guest have walked to their conferences downtown. I have one cat, Wesley, and one dog, Sherlock; both guest certified, exceptional pets. The home is professionally cleaned by three housekeepers: Hollywood, Michelle and Debbie. Ironed sheets and well made beds are noted. Howard maintains the landscaping. My private home and leased apartment since 1992 became Clifford House B&B in 1996. It evolved room by room: the Schneider Suite first, the Withington Room next and finally the Madison Apt Suite. Started on a shoestring budget after some corporate downsizing, there are still and always will be ongoing upgrades and improvements. It's never done! I like to collect stuff: new, used, consignment... And everything has it's story. The guests have their story and become part the story. ... more   less 
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