Northern Ohio Hotels

by Lee Grayson Google
Ohio's Lake Erie shores offer a collection of resort hotels.

Ohio's Lake Erie shores offer a collection of resort hotels.

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Northern Ohio is home to major metropolitan centers on Lake Erie, including Cleveland and Toledo, and small lake villages such as Bay Village, Port Clinton and Vermillion to the west of Cleveland. The small villages east of Cleveland include Conneaut, Madison and Geneva-on-the-Lake. Northern Ohio hotels in the lake towns mix historic elegance with modern renovations, including state-of-the-art technology.

Lake Erie

The Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, situated near the Grand Army of the Republic Highway on the shores of Lake Erie, offers guests a choice of 240 rooms and a selection of condominiums on 235 acres that feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, also known as Ohio's Wine Country Resort, includes guest accommodations overlooking Lake Erie with water views from most rooms. Located adjacent to Geneva State Park, the hotel also offers a fitness center with lake views, guest shuttle to regional wineries, game room, fire pits in the hotel's lakefront park and both indoor and outdoor pools. Parking at both resorts is complimentary for hotel guests.


The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, part of the Marriott chain, allows guests easy access to area art and history museums and symphony concerts in the downtown performing venue Severance Hall. The luxury hotel originally opened for guests at the Public Square location in 1918. Modernized rooms feature a fitness center and choice of 441 rooms and 50 suites on 15 hotel floors. Accommodations are within walking distance to Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tower City and Progressive Field. The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade, another downtown historic hotel, offers modern rooms in a historic setting. Dining includes Iron Chef Michael Symon's signature restaurant, Lola, and eateries at the East 4th Entertainment District, located across from the hotel.


The Park Inn Toledo, adjacent to the SeaGate Convention Centre in the heart of the downtown, offers large rooms with views of the Maumee River. Corner rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites feature connecting bedrooms with river or city skyline views. The hotel's complimentary shuttle service provides transportation within a two-mile radius. On-site eateries include Mad Mike's Restaurant and Lounge and the Bar Lounge. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Toledo on the Maumee River waterfront offers guests access to the downtown entertainment district, the University of Toledo and the convention center. On-site dining features the Cafe Del Sol and the Aqua Bar. Hotel guests have access to on-site business and fitness centers and a heated indoor pool.


The Quaker Square Inn at the University of Akron, a National Register of Historic Places site that has been transformed from a converted historic grain silo into hotel accommodations, offers both guestrooms and suites. The hotel is less than an hour's drive from downtown Cleveland and only a few minutes from downtown Akron attractions, including the Aeros' minor league baseball stadium and the historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Eateries near the hotel include Bricco, Crave and Big City Chophouse. The Akron City Centre Hotel offers guestrooms and 50 "parlour" suites with oversize Jacuzzi tubs. Guests can dine on-site at the City Club Bistro & Bar.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.

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