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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 along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Cleveland Botanical Garden and Cleveland Institute of Music.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is offered 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.


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. Free parking is included with your stay. 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.


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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Situated on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, in the University Circle district, the Glidden House was built in 1910, in French Gothic style, by an heir to the Glidden Paint Company fortune. Today the mansion displays beautifully preserved features such as hand-carved woodwork and intricate plaster ceilings, along with modern design elements.

The hotel serves a hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning. The lobby bar, Palette, serves evening tapas and cocktails.

The landscaped garden patio with gazebo and umbrella tables offers a relaxing retreat. Free self parking is available, and guests receive discounted passes to a nearby fitness center on campus. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas.

The hotel is smoke-free.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Year Built 1910 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Glidden House offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch plasma televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Refrigerators and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Plasma TV 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

The hotel serves a daily complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast with fresh-baked croissants, bagels, and pastries; hard-boiled eggs wrapped in Canadian bacon; fresh fruit; yogurt; cereal; coffee; and juice.

Palette - Lobby bar. Cocktails, tapas. Open evenings, Friday-Saturday.

Room service - Late morning to late evening.

Nearby Things to Do

The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, with Japanese, rose, herb, woodland, and perennial gardens, among others, is a great place to stroll and take in the sights.

The 18-hole Highland Park Golf Course is eight miles away.

Guest discounts to a campus fitness center are provided at the front desk.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Glidden House
  • Glidden House Cleveland
  • Glidden House Hotel
  • Glidden House Hotel Cleveland
  • Glidden Hotel Cleveland
  • Glidden House Inn Cleveland, Ohio

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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