Since Cleveland was the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention, it’s no surprise that the Greater Cleveland area has recently become a hot spot for the construction of new hotels. The building of the new convention center has spawned the need for the city to have at least 16,000 hotel rooms within close proximity to the downtown area. The result is that over the past year and a half, the Cleveland metro area has become the home to six new hotels. Whether you’re just visiting Cleveland, or are already a resident that has a need for a hotel room, you now have plenty of new options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and stylish hotel, a laid back, casual atmosphere, or prefer something in between, Cleveland now has hotels to suit any taste. Here we take a look at six new hotels that have opened since then in the Greater Cleveland area.
The Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel
Located at 777 St. Claire Avenue, the Westin opened in May of 2014 and has 484 guest rooms. This is one of the largest downtown hotels and offers guests $30 a day valet parking, free Wi-Fi in the business center and lobby areas, and pets can stay without an additional fee. This hotel is the result of a $70 million renovation of what was formerly the Crowne Plaza. The hotel features a glass exterior and contemporary guest rooms, many with views of the lake. The Westin also houses a large art collection of over one thousand pieces that will wow visitors to the lobby area. Guests can enjoy a 3,000 square feet fitness center, the new Urban Farmer restaurant, and an onsite Starbucks during their stay. Rates run around $159 a night, with an additional $12.95 per day charge for Wi-Fi in the actual guest room.
Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle
Another of the newer hotels in the Cleveland area is the Courtyard by Marriott which opened in April of 2013 with 153 guest rooms. It is located at 2021 Cornell Road and offers guests $20 per day valet parking and free Wi-Fi. There is no self-parking or pets permitted at the Courtyard. With its convenient location, this hotel is ideal for those visiting the attractions at University Circle, the University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, or Case Western Reserve University. The Courtyard offers guests five different room types, a Bistro that serves both breakfast and dinner, on-site guest laundry facilities, salt water pool, and fitness center. Hotel shuttle transportation is available for guests to areas within two miles of the hotel. Guests rooms run around $149 per night and are tastefully decorated with artwork featuring the lovely city of Cleveland.
Hotel Indigo Beachwood
One of the most recently opened new hotels is Hotel Indigo Beachwood, located at 3581 Park E. Drive in Beachwood with 100 guest rooms. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and free parking, and pets are welcome to stay of you’re willing to pay the extra $75 fee. The result of an $8.5 million renovation of the former Clarion Inn, this is the first Hotel Indigo in the Cleveland area. All Indigo hotels are themed around the area in which they are located. This hotel is decorated with art and accents featuring the Cleveland Metroparks and Chagrin Valley. Upon checking in, guests even receive a Chagrin Falls popcorn ball. Room amenities include spa showers, Keurig coffee makers, and hardwood floors. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor sitting area with fire pit, 24/7 grab and go counter, and dine at the 3581 Bar and Bistro for breakfast and dinner. Rooms run around $109 per night.
Aloft Cleveland Downtown Hotel
Located at 111 West 10th Street in Cleveland, the Aloft Cleveland Downtown opened in June of 2013 with 150 guest rooms. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, pets stay free, and parking is available for $12 in the lot, $24 in the garage, and $20 valet parking. Aloft hotels are the boutique version of Starwood Hotels and Resorts and include public gathering places within the hotel so guests can socialize with each other. Guests can enjoy a Friday and Saturday night DJ at the WXYZ Bar and will receive a complimentary pass to EB Fitness which is located in the same building as the hotel. Guest rooms feature minimal furnishings and tend to be small, however, room service is available from Lago, a popular Italian restaurant below the hotel. Some guest rooms come with views of the Cuyahoga River. Room rates run around $149 per night.
The Metropolitan At The 9
Metropolitan at the 9 is a recent hotel addition, opening in September of 2014 with 156 guest rooms. This hotel is located at 2017 East 9th Street and occupies the lower thirteen floors of the former Ameritrust Tower building and offers free Wi-Fi, $32 per night valet parking, and pets may stay for an additional $100 fee. Metropolitan at the 9 is the sleekest of the area hotels and comes with a price tag of $259 per night. This hotel offers many trendy public areas including the rooftop dining area called the Azure Lounge and the sixty-eight seat Alex Theater where guests may view movies or sports broadcasts. The hotel features artwork from local Cleveland artists and even offers an indoor dog park for guests who bring their furry friends along. Guests rooms do not feature the usual type of furniture such as desks but do have other interesting features such as glass-enclosed shower stalls located right in the middle of the rooms. Definitely a unique place to stay if you’re looking for something a little different.
Aloft Beachwood Hotel
Opening in November of 2013 and featuring 135 guest rooms, the Aloft Beachwood is located at 1010 Eaton Boulevard in Beachwood. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, free parking, and even pets stay free. The atmosphere of this hotel is very laid back and casual, even though they do cater to a business clientele. Amenities include a pool table in the lobby, fitness center, small indoor pool, 24-hour pantry for those late-night munchies, and breakfast is served in the mornings. Guest rooms run around $115 per night and include a small but stylish room with one or two bedroom options, television, curtain covered cubby, and mini-fridge.