We typically visit Cleveland once or twice a year for a concert, so most of our time in the city has been spent around University Circle. However, for our anniversary we wanted to try something a little different. After calling two other area B&B's (and not getting a "welcoming" sort of feeling from either one) I called The J. Palen House. Diane's warm and enthusiastic responses to my questions about the B&B and Ohio City made me realize that this was the place to stay. There were two rooms available for the weekend we were there, and after listening to her descriptions of each we settled on Palen's Room. Located in what was once a barn around the corner from the main B&B, Palen's Room is well appointed with everything we could possibly need - a very comfortable bed & pillows, a lovely and HUGE bathroom with a fantastic jetted tub and separate shower, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player (with a nice selection of movies in the main living area of the "barn" as well as in the main house). After showing us our room and the main living areas (there is a shared kitchen and living room on the ground floor, and a private outdoor patio) Diane listened to what our interests were and offered plenty of ideas on what to do during our stay. Since we were only there for one night (and the weather wasn't cooperative) we weren't able to do everything on this trip, but we did manage to shop at the West Side Market and Penzy's Spices (it was great to be able to store our perishables in the refrigerator at the B&B!), enjoyed ridiculously delicious pommes frites at Bar Cento, and had a WONDERFUL dinner at the Flying Fig. Oh, and breakfast the following morning was excellent and served with good cheer and lively conversation.
Just a note...We have stayed in many B&B's over the past 10 years, and The J. Palen House definitely ranks among the very best. We will definitely be returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charm, Sophistication and Location!Northeast Ohio's only luxury Urban Inn within a mile of all downtown activities, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame,Horseshoe Casino, Aquarium Playhouse Square Theaters, All sport venues and 10 minutes from Cleveland Clinic, Walk to 28 of Cleveland's most interesting restaurants, breweries and the West Side Market! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- J. Palen House Bed & Breakfast Cleveland, Ohio