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“Antique charm, but poor climate control and awful breakfast” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Glidden House
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Antique charm, but poor climate control and awful breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Providence, RI
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank CZProvidence
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Akron, Ohio
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Stayed overnight as a couple as a short getaway from our home in Akron. We did the "Tour" package, and upgraded to a suite. I will always choose a suite from now on, as these are the rooms in the actual house, and not the new rooms that have been added on. Their character alone makes it worth the extra $50.

Parking is easy, in a lot behind the House, and free. Wifi is free (although this seems to actually be compliments of Case Western, but who cares?) The breakfast was far better than expected, with a wide range of items to nibble on, and eating in either breakfast area is just so charming and made us want to stay forever.

The room was very clean, very comfortable, with excellent decor and lighting. The bathroom had a heated floor (which was a lovely surprise), there was a fridge, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, and 2 large flatscreen TV's.

The bar downstairs is simply charming, and has only four seats. However, there are innumerable places throughout the House for you to sit and relax and enjoy a cocktail - by the fireplace, in the garden room, in the beautiful lobby area, in the lounge area, and even each floor of the House has open cushy seating areas with small tables. The bartender, Ed, was knowledgeable and efficient, and just a pleasure to talk to. However, be aware that the $5.00 Happy Hour tapas that are advertised on the website are NOT available any longer. There is a select list of $5.00 specialty cocktails that looked inventive, but but that was the only selection for Happy Hour pricing. I asked for a Rockefeller - their take on a Manhattan (or was it an Old Fashioned?) but they were unfortunately out of one of the "secret" ingredients. Regular pricing was very reasonable, comparable to or even cheaper than local restaurants.

My biggest problem was getting out of that ridiculously comfortable bed. :)

We can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Jen R
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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This small elegently appointed inn is just what we were looking for: located at the University Circle where museums, nice restaurants and, Severance Hall - home of the Cleveland Symphony are only steps away. The staff were very accomendating and informed. Our one concern, the heater in our room was too loud.
However that said, we have and will continue to recommend the Glidden House Inn.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gwendolyn D
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

If you get really tired of staying in chain hotels, where what you expect is what you get, then the Glidden House is really a nice change. It looks and feels more like a European, old world inn. The hotel is relatively small, which means you will not be standing in line and the times we have been there, it is nicely quiet. The guest rooms are well appointed, of average size, and the beds are very comfortable. The Glidden House does have a full bar but not a restaurant. However, they do serve a full hot & cold buffet each morning, which is included in the room rate, and it is very good. You can also order appetizers at the bar in the evening, and the bartender will retrieve them for you from the restaurant next door! Another good thing about the Glidden House is its location, if you want to visit any of the cultural institutions in the University Circle area - the Cleveland Botanical Garden, The Natural History Museum or Art Museum - they are all right there. And, it is a short walk also to the Little Italy area of Cleveland.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank dls515
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Additional Information about Glidden House

Property: Glidden House
Address: 1901 Ford Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106
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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 (per night): ₹ 10,054 - ₹ 17,441
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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