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Cleveland's Historic Hotels

Cleveland's Historic Hotels

Jan 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Pillow-top mattresses inside opulent historic spaces along a bustling city street? Five hundred thread count sheets matched with centuries-old bronze and marble décor? Free wi-fi inside a Victorian mansion amidst a neighborhood of contemporary art?

If you’re seeking a place to lay your head that’s got both character and history, Cleveland has you covered.

The city’s gritty, industrial history bore a generation of philanthropists who brought beauty and charm to the burgeoning metropolis. Today, that original splendor and architecture is much loved by the city and its people – who have worked diligently to restore and reshape historic spaces.

Looking to get a little taste? Check out these accommodations:

The Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland: This hotel was just opened in 2016 inside the 1931 board of education building, which boasts an historic 12-foot-tall sculpture of President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address at its entrance. (Downtown)

The Glidden House: Built in 1909 as a beautiful gothic-style home for the family that owned the Glidden Paint Co., the Glidden House is today a small 60-room, boutique-style hotel that offers a myriad of contemporary accommodations options.  (University Circle) 

The Holiday Inn Express – Downtown Cleveland: Built in 1894, the Holiday Inn Express is located inside the former Guardian Bank Building and comes complete with original architecture of the former bank. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Downtown)

The Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Old Arcade: Step inside this beautiful building with its glass ceiling, bronze finishings and ornate balconies, and you’ll quickly understand why it was once called “Cleveland’s Crystal Palace.” Considered a forerunner to the first-ever mall, the structure, which was built in 1890, is home to the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel. (Downtown)

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel: Recently opened, the Kimpton is located in the historic Schofield building, which was constructed in 1901 by Levi Schofield to be used as an office building. Today, it’s a trendy 122-room boutique-style hotel and 52-unit apartment building. (Downtown) 

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel: Known as downtown Cleveland’s first hotel, this opulent masterpiece of vaulted ceilings, arched windows, crystal chandeliers, bronze artistry and marble came to life in 1918. (Downtown)

The Residence Inn by Marriott: This 144-room, extended-stay hotel off Euclid and Prospect Avenues is attached to the vast, iron and glass enclosed Colonial Arcade, which was built in 1898 and is attached to the Euclid Arcade. (Downtown)

The Tudor Arms Hotel by DoubleTree by Hilton: Built in 1929, the lavish gothic-style property was once a private men’s club that hosted the likes of Bob Hope. After a $22 million renovation, the building has been transformed into a stunning 157-room hotel.  (University Circle)


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