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The Glidden House

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's a great boutique hotel. The staff is super friendly and professional. The breakfast is worth the stay alone! Can not beat it it!

The hotel staff were so friendly and informative. The breakfast is excellent. And the location by several of Cleveland’s art museums cannot be beat.

Super convenient to University Circle with the schools, museums and shopping. The hotel is a good combination of modern hotel and comfortable old inn. The breakfast is incredible.

We loved our stay at the Glidden House! Our room was spacious, immaculate, quiet and very comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more gracious and friendly. And the breakfast buffet offered many delicious choices every morning. (They even had soy milk - a real plus for one of us who can't drink regular milk.) All this in a beautiful historic building filled with art - what a treat to just walk downstairs and see all this every morning. The location was also ideal: on the edge of the Case Western campus and right across the street from the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the Art Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. We loved every second of our visit and highly recommend The Glidden House. If we ever return, we'll be staying there again.

excellent location--had a delightful, relaxing stay. would definitely return next time we are in Cleveland

Hotel was very romantic and had a fascinating historical story. Very Clean. Two employees made our trip more special, Events Coordinator - Louise and Bartender - William. Loved happy hour each evening. Walking distance to so many places and restaurants.

Did not know how to print my prebill with correct reduced Orbitz rate, figured it out by departure check out with correct bill at correct rate. Got home & learned that my bank account was overdrawn by incorrect rate plus taxes ($50 approximately). We'll see if they can process a refund correctly.

Festively decorated for the holidays, Glidden House is a gem of old world Cleveland. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Botanical Gardens, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, Museum of Music, and a diversity of restaurants.

Charming small hotel on Case Western University campus. Beautiful surroundings. It is a pleasant, five minute walk from the hotel to the Cleveland Art Museum, on the campus. The room was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional.

The staff was very accomodating to me, the actual hotel was so beautiful inside and out, and their breakfast was delicious.

I loved our stay & would have loved to stay another night. Located on Case Western Reserve's campus, it was the perfect hotel for my daughter's campus visit. The staff was friendly. The hotel was quiet. The room was comfortable with a good shower and comfy bed. The Italian restaurant next door was yummy (but a little expensive). The complimentary breakfast was delicious. I can't say anything negative about Glidden House!

I had a wonderful stay at your exquisite hotel. Everything was clean, neat, and lovely. James went out of his way to find me a gift bag for my grandson's present. Louise and Susanne were so helpful when my room key didn't work. You have a wonderful staff; thry are kind, caring, helpful, and friendly to everyone. I wish that I had the opportunity to return to Cleveland just to stay at your wonderful hotel. Thank you!

Charming and beautiful victorian hotel. Great breakfast. Loved francis kavanaugh glidden suite.

Quiet on a Sunday evening. Good cold breakfast. Did not try the "hot" items, which looked lukewarm. Desk people were helpful--but not all were friendly.

Enjoyed our stay. Great location, walking distance to museums and great restaurants in Little Italy.

Good small hotel. Nice italian restaurant next door. Good breakfast in hotel

The hotel service was excellent and front desk staff were so friendly.

This hotel located in the University Circle area is close to a number of attractions that we wanted to visit. Tops among them is the Cleveland Museum of Art which is just a short walk away. The Botanical Garden and several other museums are also within walking distance. We ate dinner one night at L'Abatros, a very good French restaurant also only a block away. The staff went overboard to make our stay enjoyable, even driving us in the evening to a great little Sicilian restaurant and to Severance Hall for the symphony one night. The complimentary breakfast is very good with lots of hot and cold choices and is served in the library and sun room of the original, historic home. Delightful! The only thing lacking is an exercise room.

Stayed here multiple times 6-7 years ago. Had to return to Cleveland and wasn't let down by Glidden House. Still clean, reliable, and pleasant.

This restored 1910 house was a delightful place to stay on our 2-night trip to Cleveland. It is on the Case Western Reserve campus, across the street from the botanical garden and down the street from the main art museum, other cultural institutions nearby. Free parking and an excellent breakfast buffet made the Glidden a wonderful experience. L'albatros is a wonderful restaurant that is a 3 minute walk away.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in University Circle within a 5-minute walk of Cleveland Museum of Art, The Glidden House is within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Cleveland Clinic. This 60-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Cleveland Botanical Garden and Cleveland Institute of Music.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

The 60 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch plasma TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

The Glidden House features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Self parking is offered for USD 10.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this historic hotel include free newspapers, a porter/bellhop, and wedding services.

Room options

Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Glidden House

Everyone (16) Business (2) Couples (4) Family (2)
5

always love staying here.

Everyone

It's a great boutique hotel. The staff is super friendly and professional. The breakfast is worth the stay alone! Can not beat it it!

By , from Pittsburgh on Nov 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2017

Dear Annie, Thank you for your review. We love that you love staying here! We look forward to your next visit.

5

quiet and comfortable

Everyone

The hotel staff were so friendly and informative. The breakfast is excellent. And the location by several of Cleveland’s art museums cannot be beat.

By , from Bloomington IN on Nov 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 1, 2017

Dear Christopher, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you on your next visit to Cleveland.

5

super convenient and unique

Everyone

Super convenient to University Circle with the schools, museums and shopping. The hotel is a good combination of modern hotel and comfortable old inn. The breakfast is incredible.

By on Nov 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you on your next visit to Cleveland.

5

one of our all-time favorites!

Everyone

We loved our stay at the Glidden House! Our room was spacious, immaculate, quiet and very comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more gracious and friendly. And the breakfast buffet offered many delicious choices every morning. (They even had soy milk - a real plus for one of us who can't drink regular milk.) All this in a beautiful historic building filled with art - what a treat to just walk downstairs and see all this every morning. The location was also ideal: on the edge of the Case Western campus and right across the street from the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the Art Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. We loved every second of our visit and highly recommend The Glidden House. If we ever return, we'll be staying there again.

By , from Ithaca, NY on Oct 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2017

Dear Anne, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments. We are thrilled to be one of your all time favorite places to stay. We look forward to your next visit!

5
Everyone

excellent location--had a delightful, relaxing stay. would definitely return next time we are in Cleveland

By on Sep 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you plan on returning to the Glidden House on your next visit to Cleveland.

4

romantic and historic

Everyone

Hotel was very romantic and had a fascinating historical story. Very Clean. Two employees made our trip more special, Events Coordinator - Louise and Bartender - William. Loved happy hour each evening. Walking distance to so many places and restaurants.

By , from NC on Sep 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2017

Dear Shannon, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments regarding our staff. We hope to see you on your next visit to Cleveland!

3
Everyone

Did not know how to print my prebill with correct reduced Orbitz rate, figured it out by departure check out with correct bill at correct rate. Got home & learned that my bank account was overdrawn by incorrect rate plus taxes ($50 approximately). We'll see if they can process a refund correctly.

By , from CLE on Dec 26, 2016

5

beautiful and convenient for the arts in cleveland

Everyone

Festively decorated for the holidays, Glidden House is a gem of old world Cleveland. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Botanical Gardens, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, Museum of Music, and a diversity of restaurants.

By , from Minnesota on Dec 6, 2016

5

charming small hotel.

Everyone

Charming small hotel on Case Western University campus. Beautiful surroundings. It is a pleasant, five minute walk from the hotel to the Cleveland Art Museum, on the campus. The room was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional.

By , from Los Angeles on Nov 10, 2016

5

beautiful hotel and great location

Everyone

The staff was very accomodating to me, the actual hotel was so beautiful inside and out, and their breakfast was delicious.

By , from Miami on Oct 20, 2016