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Glidden House
Ranked #11 of 38 Hotels in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Everything you could want and need”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed at Glidden House while visiting Case Western Reserve University and it was the perfect location for that visit but also for so much more! We walked to Little Italy, and of course all the museums (Cleveland Art Museum, Museum of Natural History, Botanical Gardens) are right at your doorstep. There is more that we didn't even have time for so we hope to go back!
Breakfasts were good and while we never waited for a table, some did. And we give high praise to the coffee! And, some might consider the rooms a little small (especially compared to national chain brand hotels) but it's in keeping with boutique hotels in cities.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Cape Town, South Africa
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Stayed here for the second year for 9 and 10 days at a stretch, Charming hotel, charming staff and an absolutely perfect location if you want to be within walking distance to most of Cleveland's cultural attractions. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is good although don't arrive in the last half hour- chances are there's nothing much left. Otherwise blueberries, croissants, crumpets, pastries, eggs, waffles, bacon - Yum.
I subtracted a star because one night we had a baby next door who screamed at the top of his or her lungs (which appeared super-humanly powerful) for what seemed like most of the night. We realized that , as on a plane, babies have to be somewhere and while we hardly slept a wink we were pretty pragmatic about the situation at the time. But then we discovered that the hotel was not at all full that night (meaing the family could have been isolated from other guests) and resentment set in not least because we were told that a) a hotel policy involving inquiry as to whether guests have children with them is discriminatory and b) if the family wanted a kingsize bed (making them certain candidates as our next-door neighbours) and they were refused such an arrangement that too was discriminatory. I must say we didn't quite get that. We felt that we were discriminated against by being presumably the only people in the hotel apart from the poor baby's parents (hopefully!) who didn't get a wink of sleep. We felt we were discriminated against by NOT being ofered an alternative sleeping arrangement for ourselves that night. We would have chosen a quiet night (albeit in twin beds which were certainly available) above anything. The $50 discount we were given to acknowledge our inconvenience went someway towards diluting our chagrin but unfortunately did not have the same effect on my sleep-deprived migraine which hung around for days afterwards.
Tip: Especially if you are a performer with the orchestra or if you are an academic requiring a reasonable night's sleep, make enquiries as to who your neighbours are (because you won't be told) to ensure that you are in a state to function appropriately the day.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

My husband surprised me with a night at The Glidden house, in one of the suites in the original part of the mansion, the William Joy Glidden suite. I was suitably impressed by the comforts in our little home away from home for the evening. Keurig coffee makers (much easier than those stupid little coffeemakers - and tidier). The decor was lovely and the staff wonderful. Ed, at the bar on Saturday was delightful to talk to and very knowledgeable. The breakfast the next morning was yummy. Liked that when we asked for a cab, we actually got a car service to take us to our destination at the same cost as a cab and lots nicer,

Only issues I had were that the floor heat in the bathroom either did not work or we did not know the magic to make it do so. Also in the bathroom - the shower set up was tricky - had the rain shower and a regular showerhead - but you actually had to get in to turn them on - got a lovely blast of cold from both before I could get the setting correct - a little card posted to instruct on the uses of the floor heat and shower would be helpful.

Room Tip: For charm and character - ask for a suite in the older section.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ShelbyOH
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Dear ShelbyOH,
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Glidden House. We thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope that the next time you return to Cleveland, you will stay with us again!
Sincerely,
Laura Williams
Front Office Manager
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Edina, Minnesota
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

We were looking for a comfortable hotel near Serverance Hall to be able to walk to and from a Friday evening concert. We arrived early enough to walk over to the Cleveland Museum of Art for a good visit. There are other attractions nearby as well. The room was very nice, the front of the hotel a good mix of original and updated features, and the breakfast fine. The restaurtant next door was also a nice touch for those of us who like to park the car and leave it. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Mike_Edina
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Dear Mike_Edina,
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Glidden House. It's nice that you had time to explore what University Circle has to offer, including Severance Hall and the Museum of Art. Perhaps on your next visit, you will have time to explore the Botanical Gardens and the Western Resserve Historical Society. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Sincerely,
Laura Williams
Front Office Manager
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455 reviews
96 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AaronFWA
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Dear AaronFWA,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Glidden House. We appreciate your comments.
Sincerely,
Laura Williams
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Additional Information about Glidden House

Property: Glidden House
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 (per night): ₹ 11,523 - ₹ 22,784
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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