Cleveland Luxury Hotels

by Mark Heidelberger Google
The city of Cleveland has a population of more than half a million people.

The city of Cleveland has a population of more than half a million people.

just cleveland image by Pix by Marti from

Cleveland has its fair share of posh luxury hotels, many featuring recognizable brand names that visiting guests know and trust. These properties are meant to cater to well-off, affluent travelers who want high-end amenities, personal service and gourmet dining while they spend time in the Forest City. In addition, professional concierge services are commonly offered, assisting out-of-towners in crafting customized vacation itineraries to some of the city's most visible landmarks as well as those that may be off the beaten path.

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

The 205-room Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland offers scenic views of the Cuyahoga River, Lake Erie and the downtown skyline, while also providing easy access to local points of interest like the Cleveland Zoo, West Side Market and Cleveland Browns Stadium. Guests can do laps in the large indoor pool or work out in the 24-hour fitness center, complete with cardio equipment, free weights, steam room and sauna. Hot stone, deep tissue, aromatherapy and Swedish massages are all available for those looking to simply relax. In addition, corporate travelers can utilize a fully equipped business center, comprehensive audio-visual services and 12 different meeting rooms covering more than 19,000 square feet. The hotel's Muse Restaurant features a menu of contemporary American cuisines alongside a wine bar with a number of uncommon vintages. Tastefully decorated rooms include flat-panel televisions, iPod docking stations, marble baths and choice of one king or two queen beds.

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

The 441-room Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is close to area attractions like Progressive Field, Tower City Shopping Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 100 percent smoke-free property features a florist, guest laundry, gift shop/newsstand, shoeshine service, safety deposit boxes at the front desk, and express check-in and check-out. For recreation, guests have access to a swimming pool on the fifth floor atrium, while biking, hiking and bowling can all be found nearby. Guests have a choice of two on-site restaurants: Brasserie, which offers continental cuisine for breakfast and lunch, and the Mediterranean-style Sans Souci, a dinner spot voted "Best Restaurant in Cleveland" by Zagat Surveys. Spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms feature 25-inch satellite TV with premium movie channels, easy chairs with ottomans, plush pillow-top mattresses with duvet covers, and windows that open. Although the hotel does not allow pets, service animals for people with disabilities are an exception.

InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland

The 162-room InterContinental Suites Hotel is conveniently situated right on the Cleveland Clinic campus and is within walking distance of prominent attractions like the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. In addition, a complimentary shuttle takes guests to the University Circle museums. Property amenities include an on-site health and fitness center, gift shop, dedicated lounge and same-day dry cleaning services. An unstaffed business center with multiple computers and printers is also available, along with a rental car desk and foreign currency exchange. The Citrus Bar on the second floor serves light fare along with an extensive drink menu, including entries from some of Ohio's most renowned wineries and microbreweries. Guest rooms and suites feature a chic modern feel, with hardwood work desks, stereos, microwaves and mini-fridges. Additionally, this hotel does not allow pets, although it will provide referrals to respected local kennels.

Glidden House

The 60-room Glidden House is a charming boutique hotel converted from a Gothic-style French mansion built in 1910. The property provides easy access to points of interest such as Case Western Reserve University, Great Lakes Science Center and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Guests can request packages that include deluxe accommodations, buffet breakfast for two, complimentary on-site parking and tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Museum of Art or Cleveland Orchestra. The hotel also caters to weddings and social events, with features like an expansive outdoor garden with gazebo and tented patio with 130-person capacity. Signature martinis ate served in the Palette Lounge, while the property's own first-class restaurant, Sergio's, serves European-inspired dishes and food-friendly wines along with live music on select evenings. Sophisticated guest rooms have wood floor entryways and custom-designed beds, 42-inch plasma screens, climate controls and free Wi-Fi access.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

Photo Credits

  • just cleveland image by Pix by Marti from