Located on the shores of Lake Erie, this city is full of Midwest charm, alongside modern diversity. Immerse yourself in the arts at the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art or catch a live performance at Playhouse Square, the country’s largest theatre district outside of Broadway in New York City. Catch the Cleveland Cavaliers playing or explore the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From its bustling markets and many eateries to its stunning waterfront and funky music scene, Cleveland is a great city to visit if you’re planning a trip to Ohio.
Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection
With a former life as a bank, this century-old building is somewhat of a city landmark – what was once the vaults is now a fancy cocktail lounge. There’s also an award-winning Italian restaurant, Centro (don’t miss the handmade pasta and 900-year-old sourdough brick oven pizzas), The Garden of Eden Rooftop Lounge, the family-run Heinen’s Market to grab any grocery necessities or treats (look up to get a glimpse of the venue’s Tiffany stained-glass rotunda) and the Ledger Bar for beers and bites. Bring your pooch along for the stay too – Metropolitan at The 9 has an indoor dog park.
Kimpton Schofield Hotel
As with all within the Kimpton collection, this hotel echoes the personality of its city in a playful, crafty, yet always sophisticated manner. Housed in a turn-of-the-20th-century brick building, it’s a popular spot for craft coffee and farm-to-table food. Custom-designed Micro Kickboard scooters for children, and Nutcase helmets, can be borrowed from the concierge, there’s a fitness centre with a Peloton Bike, Wag! Membership for those travelling with dogs, free guitar rental and a nightly wine hour. Eclectically decorated bedrooms come with Atelier Bloem bath amenities and you can request a plant be placed in yours ahead of arrival.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
The Ritz-Carlton’s classic European elegance is re-imagined for Cleveland in a palette of soft blues and greys. Its TURN Bar + Kitchen pays homage to the city’s industrial heritage within the steel industry and serves refined dishes crafted from local ingredients. And the bar is the place for theatrical molecular cocktails beside the fire. Those staying in Club Level Suites also enjoy access to the Club Lounge on the 14th floor, from which the views are phenomenal and snacks/drinks are complimentary. Plus you’ll benefit from a dedicated concierge.
Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
Housed within a Victorian-era Arcade shopping arcade, built in 1890, this hotel’s architecture is something very special indeed. Vaulted ceilings, pretty balconies, period back-lit staircases, a majestic lantern-lit atrium and an 85 feet high skylight stretching more than 300 feet will have you gazing in awe. Alongside the antique features, you’ll find the mod cons of a 24-hour fitness centre, a salon and spa, a restaurant, a lobby market and a lounge. Plus there are restaurants available in the arcade, outside the hotel. Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade has 293 bedrooms.
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
This downtown property offers all of the trappings of a Westin hotel, such as the brand’s own mattresses and fitness concept. The Westin Cleveland Kitchen is the hotel’s restaurant, with comfy leather Chesterfield sofas for drinks, as well as tables and chairs, where diners can tuck into American cuisine, made using fresh, organic produce with a low carbon footprint. It’s home to one of the biggest ballrooms in Cleveland and bedrooms proffer views of either Lake Erie or the city skyline. Valet parking is also available for a fee.