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Glidden House

1901 Ford Dr | Cleveland, OH 44106  [SEE MAP]Cleveland, OH  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Boutique property close to Case Western Reserve University with free breakfast
No fitness center or swimming pool
Located on the eastern outskirts of downtown Cleveland and adjacent to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Glidden House is a historic 60-room boutique hotel located on the Case Western Reserve University Campus. The main structure of Glidden House was built in 1910 by heirs to the Glidden Paint company and houses the Vintage Suites accommodations; a separate building houses the "Modish" guest rooms. Travelers can choose from a queen-sized bed, a king-sized bed or two double beds, and all rooms include 50-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi. Common areas are a mix of old and new, with modern furniture and vintage accents. On-site amenities include a business center, prominent art collections, and the Trentina restaurant that serves modern and Italian cuisine for dinner and weekend brunch only. Recent guests raved about the complimentary European-style breakfast. This hotel also has meeting and outdoor event space, making it popular with weddings.
Cleveland, OH
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 60 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Historic



  • 3.5Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



For those who are skeptical of the rustic facilities and folksy banter common at many B&Bs—but who still want distinctive lodging and a personal feel—Glidden house offers a compromise. On the Case Western campus, the French Gothic mansion, built in 1910, has a traditional hotel staff and dining in its carriage house restaurant, Sergio's, which focuses on seafood and Brazilian fare.

Travel + Leisure


Vintage-style rooms complemented with plasma TVs fill this hotel, an early 1900s mansion on the Case Western Reserve University campus.



The lobby, breakfast area and suites of this charming hotel are housed in a historic mansion built in 1910. Rooms are modern and warm with cherry wood furniture, soft bedding and plush easy chairs.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 779 have reviewed the Glidden House, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 779 reviews 4.5 (based on 779 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at the Glidden House are decorated in a classic traditional style, and standard rooms are located in the newer building. All accommodations come with one queen, king or two double beds. Amenities include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, alarm clock radios, coffee makers and work desks with lamps. Bathrooms offer walk-in showers, makeup mirrors, hair dryers and upscale toiletries.
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Standard roms feature blue, yellow and brown decor
  • Wet bar and kitchenette included in all suites
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This historical boutique hotel is located on the Case Western Reserve University campus and is within walking distance of a number of attractions, including the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Cleveland Clinic is about a mile away, and families of patients get special rates. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is just 6 miles west, while the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is about 9 miles southwest. Public transportation is available via the light rail system, which has a stop less than a mile from the hotel. A few restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel, as well.
  • 20 miles northeast of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Two bus stops within a block of property
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel’s restaurant, Trentina, is led by James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer. It serves Northern Italian fare with a focus on local ingredients, plus an assortment of wine. Additionally, there's a complimentary European-style buffet breakfast served every morning in the property's original parlor or vintage sunroom. Items include eggs, bacon, oatmeal, pastries, coffee, tea and juice. And for cocktails, guests can visit Palette Lounge, which is located in the lobby area.
  • Palette Lounge serves tapas in the evening
  • Trentina open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Glidden House offers two meeting rooms with free Wi-Fi and teleconferencing services. Additional space is available outside and throughout the property for gatherings and receptions. There is also a small business center with a computer and printer for guests to use.
  • On-site event staff and catering available

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Glidden House offers a variety of venues indoors and out, including a tented patio, that are suitable for weddings, rehearsal dinners and receptions. The largest space is the tented patio, which can accommodate up to 150 guests.
  • Staff can assist with wedding planning
  • Catering provided by Marigold Catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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