Hudson, Ohio, Lodging

by T.L. Chancellor

Hudson is a southeast suburb of Cleveland, the largest city in the state of Ohio. Hudson was founded in 1799 and today is on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is a draw for architect buffs, with five distinct styles of architecture within the city. There are three different lodging options within the Hudson city limits, two of which are located within walking distance of the city’s top shopping district.

Clarion Inn and Conference Center

The Clarion Inn and Conference Center is the only hotel located inside the Hudson city limits. This hotel is near the Boston Mills Brandywine Mills Ski Center, one of several day ski resorts in the northeast Ohio area. This Clarion Inn has its own restaurant, the Hudson Room, which houses the daily breakfast buffet, which is free to up to two guests per room per day. This hotel has a bar and grill, fitness center, business center, swimming pool and whirlpool. Wireless Internet access is complimentary and pets can stay for a fee of $10 per day.

Hudson’s Historic Inn

This inn is one of Hudson’s two bed and breakfasts. The Hudson’s Historic Inn was built in 1876 as the Henry Holmes House and became a bed and breakfast in 1990. This country-style home features an outdoor garden and plenty of picturesque landscaping. There are just four rooms, all of which have ceiling fans, combo CD/DVD players and air conditioning. Each room is individually decorated in a different style, one of which is considered a honeymoon suite. It also hosts a “Ladies Night Inn” that features shopping at the First and Main Shopping District, massages, manicures and breakfast the next morning.

Jeremiah B. King Guest House

The King Guest House is the city’s other bed and breakfast and has a place on the Ohio State Historical Preservation List. Jeremiah B. King built the home in 1873 and today it features fireplaces carved out of Italian marble, wood floors, 10-foot ceilings and arched windows. Rooms put a premium on comfort, as every room features a Select Comfort sleep bed and a bathroom with complimentary bathrobes. There is also free wireless Internet access for all guests. Like the Hudson, it’s a short walk from the city’s shopping district and historical sites, including stops on the Underground Railroad that moved slaves from the south to the north before the Civil War.

The Hamptons

There are two Hampton Inns that are not located in Hudson but serve that area. The Streetsboro property is just four miles east of Hudson on Highway 303. The property was completely renovated in 2010 and features complimentary beverages and breakfast in the lobby, an on-site convenience store and a full-service business center. The Stow location is six miles south of Hudson and features many of the same amenities as the Streetsboro location. There is also a coin laundry, fitness room and pool. Guests can hop on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which has a stop in Stow.

About the Author

T.L Chancellor has more than 12 years of newspaper reporting and editing experience. She has written extensively about education, business and city government. She has also worked at a public relations firm, focusing on environmental issues with clients.