Where to stay in Cleveland: Best areas for travelers
- Downtown Cleveland: If you love hanging out in the center of the action, few places beat this neighborhood. There are plenty of incredible sights to see here, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Some favorite hotels on this side of town include the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside, the Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown and The Westin Cleveland Downtown.
- Lakewood: This isn't the most crowded spot in town, but it's certainly still a favorite with travelers to the area. For an enjoyable stay, make sure you book a room at the Days Inn by Wyndham Cleveland Lakewood or the Travelodge by Wyndham Cleveland Lakewood.
- Beachwood: Many visitors like to use this neighborhood as a base to explore St Dominic Catholic Church, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Temple Tifereth Israel. If you want to stay here, check out the rooms at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Cleveland-Beachwood, the Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood or the Home2 Suites by Hilton Cleveland Beachwood. They'll have all you need for a great night's sleep.
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Popular places to visit in Cleveland
Sidled up to the south bank of Lake Erie, Cleveland defies definition. When you start to say it’s a quiet and quaint Midwestern destination, you’ll see a parade of runners celebrating Cupid’s Undie Run as February snowflakes kiss their bare knees. Just as you walk through Rocky River Reservation and inhale the sweet scent of sycamores, you start to believe Cleveland’s nickname, The Forest City, even though the glittering skyline is just a stone’s throw away. These are the quirky combinations that make Cleveland quite a character—and a great place to get away. Read more to learn what awaits on your upcoming Cleveland vacation.
Top Hotels in Cleveland
Curate your own Cleveland vacation package with convenient flights and the best hotels in the region. Consider these guest favorites before you book.
- Hyatt Place Independence: Located near the intersection of major freeways in the nearby city of Independence, this Hyatt Place is a quick commute from Cleveland’s busiest neighborhoods. Plus, if you want to stay off the beaten path, the name says it all, dear free spirit. The hotel shuttle can give you a ride into Cleveland and make you feel at home in the in-house restaurant.
- Renaissance Cleveland Hotel: In the center of downtown Cleveland, stay here to be within steps to landmarks like Public Square and Terminal Tower. After a day wandering through the nearby Old Stone Church, and Cleveland Arcade, the indoor pool will be a welcome destination to slow down and enjoy an easygoing float.
- Aloft Cleveland Downtown: This hotel certainly takes the cake among modern accommodation. The décor is colorful and chic and the location near the waterfront is enviable. Walk to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and watch the sun set over Lake Erie before dinner at one of the hotel’s three restaurants.
- Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside: Also in Independence, this hotel is straightforward and easy for business and leisure travelers alike. Catch a ride with the complimentary 24-hour shuttle service and enjoy a delicious meal at the in-house restaurant before you journey into Cleveland.
See the Whole City
As you plan a vacation in Cleveland, keep in mind that this multifaceted city has more than one neighborhood laden with landmarks. For waterfront views and a whirlwind tour of Ohio’s history, while away the day downtown and stop at the world-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a foray through the history of controversial cacophonies. As the water laps around the shore of Lake Erie, pause for a moment to at the USS Cod Submarine Memorial, which played a significant role in WWII. From there on the docks, you can wave to friendly neighbors in The Great White North on a clear day.
East of downtown, University Circle is another cultural hub in Cleveland, and a must-visit on any family vacation in Cleveland. Browse the collections at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, which features incredible exhibits near the serene Cleveland Botanical Garden. When you think you smell the savory scent of Nonna’s homemade calzones, it’s not just in your head. Just east of University Circle, the streets of Historic Little Italy are alive and hopping with family-run shops and restaurants we’re sure will make your mouth water.
Festivals and Events
From the Mid-America Boat Show in January to the Fabulous Food Show in November, Cleveland is always alive with local celebrations and events. The Cleveland Garlic Festival brings daring cooks and connoisseurs to town each September and International Beer Fest in May is a great time to sample all sorts of local and global brews. No matter when you escape on your Cleveland getaway, something will be happening, from free concerts downtown to art shows in one of Cleveland's many parks.
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