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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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Weddings

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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Events

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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We stay at the Glidden House about once a month when we come to town to attend the Cleveland Symphony. We love the old world atmosphere, the proximity to the arts, and the friendliest of all the staff!!! The rooms are always clean, beds are comfy, and sitting in the sunroom for breakfast never fails to get our day off to a great start.

We stayed in one of the suites at Glidden House after our daughter’s wedding at a nearby venue. Wonderful, quiet, comfortable, elegant place. We had a delicious, leisurely breakfast in the sunroom. Great staff and service. What a treat!

Besides this being a gorgeous hotel, they were one of the friendliest staffs I have ever met. The food was also very tasty, the bed extremely comfortable and location amazing. Cannot wait to go back again and hopefully soon!

Wonderful historic building with modern amenities. Located in a great location! Clean and safe. Very convenient to Botanical Garden, Museum of Nat Hist, Case Western and CIA, can take bus down Euclid or light rail to downtown. Rooms are good sized, double queen room a little tight, but has a big bathroom. Rooms are clean, bright, parking on premesis which is a huge plus. Furnishings starting to get dated, but perfectly fine. Nice breakfast, quaint bar. Highly recommend.

Wonderful space! Clean, quiet, centrally located in University Circle. I can’t wait to go back!!

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