Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland Downtown
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Two California families liked Embassy Suites and loved Clevelandfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Most of the attractions of Downtown Cleveland are west of the hotel. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Museum are about 3/4 mile away along Lake Erie. Unless you are in really poor physical condition, the walk is no big deal, even returning up the slope from the lakefront (our families are in average physical shape.) And we really take exception to the Ashburn, VA reviewer's assessment of walking through Downtown Cleveland--they way she describes it, it's like navigating the Watts Riots. We found that to be very exaggerated. I guess we didn't see the multi-ethnic population of a large metropolitan area as all "gang bangers" or thugs. Of course, there were the occasional (harmless) homeless people panhandling but no more than any other city we've visited and definitely less than many (ever been to LA?)
Many parts of Downtown Cleveland are really quite beautiful and the city has done a wonderful job in preserving its historic architecture. Like most American cities, most of the retail has migrated to the suburban malls, so there were many abandoned storefronts. However, even in the depressed retail areas there were pockets of activity and lots of signs that the city is on the rebound. Playhouse Square, the Warehouse district, and the Gateway area were nice areas of activity to explore. We wandered around the Flats--an old industrial area along the river (now entertainment district)--and even our usually bored teenagers found the all old bridges and industrial buildings facinating. We even saw an enormous ore barge making the trip up the river to the steel mills--looked like it had about 5 feet clearance on either side. One highlight of the visit was the West Side Market, just west of downtown. It's an old indoor/outdoor market that looks like it's right out of the "old country." We tried some new foods that we don't have in CA and brought some back to our hotel suite.
Our children want to know when we're going back to Cleveland next year to see Aunt Katie...
Enjoyed my stay in Clevelandfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel location is on the edge of downtown Cleveland which is close to Playhouse Square, but a bit of a walk (or short cab ride) to other attractions like the Warehouse District, Tower City, the Rock Hall, etc. It appears some of the other reviewers are used to hotels in suburban settings--a hotel surrounded by a giant parking lot. I didn't find the garage much different than any other parking garage in a big city like Chicago or Detroit...and the parking rate was a bargain compared to most cities. I also never felt unsafe walking around downtown Cleveland. Sure, there were the occasional benign homeless people but a fraction of the number we have in LA or San Francisco. And like a lot of cities, most of the areas around office buildings are quiet at night. But I found lots of areas of activity--even on weekdays--around the Warehouse District, Euclid and E 4th St, the Flats, and Playhouse Square.
Not up to standardsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Would Not Stay Here Againfrom bobinnova
- Never have I been in a more poorly lit garage with signs that are posted around saying make sure you lock your car and don't talk to anyone, etc.
- Don't even try and bring an SUV or van into this garage without unloading it first. It has a very small clearance and your gate will hit the ceiling when opened.
- The parking garage attendant only takes cash and it doesn't matter if you are there overnight or for 1.5 hours - it's the same price - $9.00
We stayed on the 12th floor (the building has 13 floors) and faced out on 12th Street. We heard all of the vehicles down on the street, including the emergency vehicles late at night - and we are heavy sleepers!
With our two young children, we went to the Embassy Suites restaurant and found it too fancy for young kids (no kids menu). We also heard complaints of people walking out about having to wait 45 minutes for their food.
The closest restaurants are near Tower City Mall and walking there you take your life in your hand with the number of homeless and gang members sitting outside in the streets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center is over 6 blocks away, downhill and over a major highway. Remember, after you finish you have to go back uphill to get back to the hotel. The hotel says it offers shuttle service within a 3 mile area, but we never saw the shuttle.
While we were there, the staff decided to perform elevator maintenance at 7 PM, where only one elevator was in operation with everyone coming back from dinner or going out.
One of the hidden items is in the small mall next door (where you go through to get your car out of the garage) is a small supermarket. We found this convenient for snacks or meals in our room instead of the restaurant.
Not high on my list!from archibad
On a positive note, we ate at the resturant for dinnerand had breakfast the next morning. The food was very good. I travel quite a bit and have never written a bad review, so unless you get a super deal, I would stay away from this hotel.
Lots of Amenities!!from agentawareness
loved itfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Embassy ok for the pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
stay awayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Pleasant Stayfrom przyk
There is a nice size pool and fitness room. The breakfast was good, although it was difficult for the staff to keep up when it was extremely busy. We were so stuffed from breakfast we just skipped lunch.
The suite was spacious and the king bed was very comfortable. Many of the staff were friendly and helpful.
We walked easily to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and to restaurnants for dinner. It is a very convenient downtown location.
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Parking near Science Center/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Street Parking is very limited and metered near Science Center/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Plan on parking in Science Center Lot for $6. If the hotel provides free shuttle, use that. The walk from the Embassy Suites was a long, cold one.
Eating here doesn't have to break the bank There are plenty of restaurants near the hotel and the stadium that is not costly. The Panini place had sandwiches similar to the Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh that were delicious. My husband and I and our 4 boys ate there for about $40.00. You order the sandwiches and bring it to your table. We sat outside and it was a perfect quick and cheap meal. The Winkin Lizard was also very nice and cheap. When we went they had specials on wings - so we took advantage. Another place which was delicious and cheap was a place called The House of Cues. We wanted Mexican and on the hotel's recommendation list they mentioned this place. When we first got there it looked a little out of the way and almost empty - but by the time we left (the shuttle dropped us off and picked us up) - we realized that the food was so good but we were there during the week which was probably a slow night for them. If you want just good Mexican food (and kickin Margarita's) this is the place for you.
Getting to and from airport Take the train for $1.75 from the airport to the Tower City stop on the red line and then call the Embassy Suites for their free shuttle the rest of the way.
Other names for Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland Downtown
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- Address: 1701 East 12th Street - Cleveland - Ohio - 44114 - United States
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