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Glidden House Accommodations

Some things never go out of style. Imagine stepping back in time to discover the classic elegance of another era. That’s what you’ll experience when you visit the Glidden House. Discover the historic charm and modern day beauty of this Cleveland, Ohio hotel. While you’ll initially be awed by this converted mansion’s stunning architecture featuring detailing you don’t find in the homes of today, the Glidden House continues to impress guests with its comfortable amenities and convenient features. When you stay at our AAA-rated Three Diamond boutique hotel, you’re invited to indulge in both its compelling history spanning more than 100 years and contemporary luxury. Whether you’re here on business at the nearby museums and hospitals or are simply visiting the campus of Case Western Reserve University, our friendly and experienced staff are here to make your stay a memorable one.

Historic Hotel

Enjoy Our Historic Home & Prime Location in University Circle

Adorned in classic red brick with gothic architecture spiraling from the roof to the front door, the Glidden House is a building rich with history. Our Cleveland Ohio hotel was built in 1910 by the illustrious Glidden Family and enjoys a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally the home of its two patrons, Frank and Mary Glidden, the Glidden House represents the French Gothic Eclectic style of architecture that was prevalent in this prestigious residential section of Cleveland just off the city’s famed Millionaires Row. In 1953, Case Western Reserve University purchased the house and later in 1989, it was reopened as Glidden House — a historic Cleveland hotel catering to the lodging needs of Cleveland’s cultural University Circle Area. Today, University Circle is a busy urban hub featuring the city’s best museums, prestigious universities, world-renowned hospitals, eclectic eateries and lovely, quiet green spaces. The Glidden House’s central location puts visitors right in the midst of this must-see area of Cleveland.

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Exquisite Weddings

If you’re searching for the most romantic wedding venue in Cleveland. You’ll love exploring the possibilities of your big day with this historic mansion. Our on-site event coordination and talented event staff will help you with every aspect of your wedding. Our elegant Juniper Room provides a perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, or receptions. An Outdoor Gazebo showcases the charming grounds at Glidden House and can serve as the perfect backdrop for your vows. The Glidden House is ideal for any wedding style, from classic and vintage affairs to contemporary ceremonies and receptions and our indoor and outdoor venues mean you can share these memorable moments with your closest friends and family.

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Professional Events

Enjoy our unique, professional, and historic venue for your next corporate event, meeting or business retreat. The historic style of the Glidden house will lend an air of elegance to any type of professional event or meeting. While the mansion provides a classic ambiance, it blends seamlessly with our functional, modern amenities, which will ensure that your event is an exceptional experience for each attendee and great for any event. Our event staff is on hand during the event to help you prepare for your meeting and ensure that every detail is both planned and executed to perfection. You will also have the choice of several rooms to ensure your event is a success from the beginning to the end.

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Our Promise

To Create Positive Moments so Memorable They Become Part of Our Guests’ Personal Histories

When you stay with us at the Glidden House, you’ll find that it’s more than just a pleasant experience. To us, hospitality is a way of life, and we’ll warmly open our space to ensure your time with us is exceptional. The history of the Glidden House is one of inclusivity and openness. The original owners strove to better the surrounding community. These stories serve as our example and guide our team in the way we go about our daily work. We’re proud of our history and seek to take these values into the future of how we serve our guests. Whether you stay for a night or you’re planning your next event within our charming mansion, we want our history to become a part of your personal history. We hope to delight you with stories, serve you with sincerity and, in some small way, enrich your life.

When you stay at the Glidden House, you’ll also enjoy choice amenities, such as:

  • Complimentary hotel-wide WiFi
  • Complimentary European style breakfast
  • Lobby lounge
  • Business center with free printing
  • Local and contemporary art collection
  • Charming meeting spaces and outdoor wedding venues
  • Close proximity to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

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What Our Guests Say

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  • 5 star rating

    Service with Integrity After randomly choosing to stay at the Glidden House we quickly found we made a great choice. Every staff member was helpful, kind, and attentive to any way they could be helpful. The mansion is beautifully decorated and maintained. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The location was great for getting on & off the expressway for our Cleveland adventures. Thank you for helping us make some great memories. We will definitely plan a return visit!!

  • 5 star rating

    Perfect Couples getaway! Absolutely beautiful and charming hotel. We loved the entry and our room was nice. Breakfast felt like the way hotels use to be. It was a quick stay, but I hope to be back!the area was beautiful. It was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. It was nice to be able to walk to several attractions and dinner.

    Katie C.
  • 4 star rating

    Good choice near Case Western Large Victorian inn. Well appointed. Clean, conveniently located for Case Western. Staff is well trained. Adequate outdoor parking. WiFi was awful. Extra high bed was too soft, pillows were very flat, and the room was a bit stuffy. Oldish bathroom could use a renovation.

  • 4 star rating

    Lovely hotel in University Circle Nice hotel in a great area for exploring museums, the Botanical garden (right across the street). Rooms are a nice size, clean and the bed was Super comfy. The breakfast was good, considering the whole Covid Crackdown going on. Staff were really nice and accommodating. There are no refrigerators/ microwave in the room. Would definitely stay again.

  • 4 star rating

    Great staff, great location Our arrival was delayed unexpectedly and the staff was very accommodating and flexible in waiving the cancellation charges. Upon arrival, they were friendly and helpful. The facility was clean, quiet and comfortable. The location is close to Case Western Reserve University at University Circle, within walkable distance to museums and botanical garden.
    The only minus is the bed was too soft for our preference.
    Will definitely come back again for future visits (and hope to be able to get a firmer bed).

  • 4 star rating

    Charming Stayed here during a mother/daughter spa trip. The hotel was beautiful, charming and quaint. Loved everything about it, including the location. Only downfall, which is why I didn’t rate it five stars was the housekeeping staff! They literally pounded on our door and woke us up at 830 am. Then they knocked two more times before 1030! I finally answered the door and asked what time check out was- she confirmed it was noon and apologized for disturbing us! If you stay here, just use the Do Not Disturb sign.

  • 4 star rating

    Lovely, Convenient and Historic Boutique Hotel This hotel is a beautiful and quiet place to stay. The former family home section has beautiful seating and meeting areas that can be used for formal group receptions, or just relaxing with loved ones. Each common room has a uniquely beautiful mantelpiece. The private rooms are lovely and clean too. We found out too late that they offer a free breakfast. When we inquired about a restaurant on the property, the front desk girl didn't tell us about this offering. We wished she would have-

    Joe W.
  • 5 star rating

    Can’t wait to go back! What a charming hotel!(mansion) it was so cozy, warm and inviting. The staff was very accommodating and the breakfast buffet impressive.
    The location was perfect, too. We enjoyed dinner in Little Italy and the next day my husband went to the VA, around the corner, for his appointment. Next time I want to go the the nearby museums.

  • 4 star rating

    great breakfast included, good location for museums, Case Western We stayed one night while visiting Case Western University. Our room was in the "modern" wing at the end/corner, so we had windows on 2 sides which was nice. The included breakfast was extensive, with eggs, sausage, french toast, cinnamon buns, cold cuts/cheeses, toast, pastries, yogurt, oatmeal, coffee, juice, etc. A little pricey but good ambiance and elegance. The shower head could have some improvements. Good location for Case Western and some of the Cleveland museums. Easy to walk around the area. No mini fridge in room. More

    Kate M.
  • 5 star rating

    A lovely historic hotel in a great location We enjoyed our overnight stay at the Glidden House, a 1910 mansion converted to a boutique hotel. The old house was beautiful, and our room in the new wing was comfortable and quiet. The location was excellent, with three museums, Case Western Reserve, and the botanical garden all within a few blocks. We appreciated the on-site parking and the excellent breakfast buffet served in the old mansion.

    Karen P.
  • 5 star rating

    Lovely place This is a great lil boutique hotel, with fabulous food & is a perfect location. Going to this hotel & exploring the area is a perfect weekend getaway, I highly recommend it! It also has wonderful grounds for events or weddings, beautiful gardens & patios

    Heather M.