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Glidden House
Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Cleveland
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful hotel in the BEST location”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Trip Advisor is such a fantastic resource. We came to Cleveland to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We added a trip to Canton for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Afyer researching options, we decided to stay outside of downtown and made the Glidden our base for 3 nights. It's in an incredible location - within walking distance of the Botanical gardens, Art museums, cultural gardens, Little Italy and Case Western. We booked a standard room and were pleased with the size and amenities. The included breakfast featured hot and cold selections. Staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Karen R
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Karen R,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Glidden House. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay an plan to return.
Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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milwaukee
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Glidden House is a very short walk to the Cleveland Art Museum [ Which has an amazing collection!]. A 5 minute walk takes you to a great french restaurant which also offers a limited menu room service to the hotel. We thought that the breakfast was very good. The parking is a bit tight for late arrivers. The room, according to my wife, felt like home. There is a small bar and a lovely outdoor patio/sitting area right next to it. We were fortunate to be there in July and had a great evening to enjoy a glass of wine on the patio. I would have no problems recommending this hotel to friends visiting the area. With the many institutions in the neighborhood, there are 3 police forces patrolling the streets so we felt very secure there.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Marne68,
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to have a cocktail on our new patio.
We look forward to your next visit!
Best,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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NY/NJ
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422 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

OK, so this hotel is on the campus of Case Western and it feels like your back in your college days driving up to it. The front of the hotel is an old house, the one you see in the pictures and really does have some charm to it. But the bulk of the hotel is a standard hotel that has been expanded behind that house in the picture. Overall the service was good, the rooms clean, nice breakfast, etc but I tihnk most people feel that they are going to spend the night in an older type building, they're not. Still, i would defnitely come back here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank pensfan58
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear pensfan58,

i am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Glidden House.
We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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San Anselmo, California
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Glidden House is close to the Art Museum, Botanical Gardens, and Case Western (it's probably the closest, cheapest option). I really enjoyed the setting and found the staff super friendly and helpful. Some previous reviews complained about the breakfast. I thought it was pretty good with plenty of protein options (boiled eggs, sausage, yogurt). They didn't have an omelet chef or anything like that, and options were a bit limited - but I only paid $169 a night (which isn't really enough to justify asking for a robust breakfast). That said, you could stuff yourself with good food at their small buffet.

The rooms and interior itself is well done and it was a welcome change from chain hotels with the same boring furniture. I felt like my room and bathroom were recently re-done as everything looked new. The temperature in the room was always pleasant, and the only complaint I had was I wish they had a small fridge in the room to store some food (particularly leftovers from eating in Little Italy, which is a short ten minute walk away). I did not eat at their restaurant, so cannot comment on it. But I did go to the Barking Spider Tavern just behind the hotel and it was great.

I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Cleveland.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Kivadiver,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Glidden House. We really appreciate your feedback.
We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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Lake View, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

surprisingly my wife and I grew up in Cleveland and had never heard about the Glidden House. We have lived out of town for over twenty years now and had a birthday party to attend on the east side of town. My wife was pleasantly surprised at the small but cared for grounds with the quant bar. I was impressed with the breakfast, It was a pleasant surprise over the usual bagels, cereal, and make your own waffles from box mix batter. The rooms were clean and comfortable with very little hotel noise. If visiting the area or want something close to downtown I would highly recommend this Inn. Get there early parking is a bit at a premium

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank redrt
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear redrt,
We are so glad that you discovered the Glidden House during your recent trip to Cleveland! I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Parking can sometimes be a challenge, especially during events, but our guests are always guaranteed a spot.
We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

My husband and I stayed in one of the vintage suite rooms which was perfect for us. We got a mini living room area which had two couches, a television, and a kitchenette. Our bedroom was was nice with a very comfortable queen size bed, a television and a fireplace. The bed was probably one of the best we've gotten at any hotel. While the bathroom was small, it was nice. The shower had a rain shower head as well as a normal one and was big enough for two people. The breakfast that comes with the room wasn't terrible but wasn't great depending on what you can eat, i have a gluten intolerance so I had to be choosy but I was still able to eat. Just walking distance from the hotel are a number of places to eat so we mostly just relaxed and grabbed food as needed. We also appreciated the botanic gardens being within walking distance. This hotel was a perfect place for us as a couple's getaway.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Christine K
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Christine K,
Thank you for your review of your recent stay. We appreciate your comments regarding our breakfast menu. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience.
We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Such a charming inn! Parking was super easy and convenient. On check-in the doorman was so attentive and friendly! The front desk agent informed us that we had been upgraded to a suite, YES! There was a nice bar on the first floor and they lent us cutlery for our take-out.

The room was wonderful! Top floor, large living room with cute nooks, smaller bedroom with a Queen size bed, and small bathroom. We had like 5 windows all over, it was really pretty. The area was safe and we got dinner from Little Italy down the street. We left early but breakfast was already out and looked absolutely wonderful! The dining room is very elegant and the food station had good quality items. We got to-go coffees and were off, very pleased with our choice of lodging.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank cmkd_2007
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Glidden1, Front Office Manager at Glidden House, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear cmkd_2007,
We are so pleased that you you were really pleased with your stay!
We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,
Laura Brdar
Front Office Manager
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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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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