Luxury and Boutique Accommodations in Cleveland
By Vince Guerrieri

Luxury and Boutique Accommodations in Cleveland

There are plenty of hotel options in the Cleveland area, from no-frills accommodations to lodging that provides a little more luxury.

And for those of us who live in the Cleveland area, they also provide options for an evening out.

Hilton Downtown 

One of the newest hotels in downtown Cleveland is the Hilton downtown, next to the convention center and across the street from Cleveland city hall. That hotel opened in 2016 just in time for the Republican National Convention, and its biggest highlight is Bar 32, on the 32nd floor. It’s an airy modern-looking space that definitely seems geared to warm weather (there’s a large patio that was unused on the 30-degree day I visited) while offering expansive views of downtown and Lake Erie.

Ritz-Carlton in Tower City

Another new restaurant is Turn at the Ritz-Carlton in Tower City, which opened to the public in October. The space was completely redecorated to provide a relaxed environment for a meal or a drink (there are even some games to play at some of the tables), and it’s estimated that more than two-thirds of its customers are locals.



Not all of Cleveland’s luxury accommodations are downtown. The east side near the Cleveland Clinic is home to two Intercontinental Hotels, one on Carnegie Avenue and the Intercontinental Suites on Euclid Avenue.


The Kimpton Schofield

The Intercontinental chain also has a presence downtown. The Kimpton Schofield at the corner of East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue opened in 2016. The building dates to the turn of the 20th century, but since 1969, it’s had a steel-and-glass façade, which was removed to expose the beautiful red brick.

The Schofield pays homage to its Cleveland roots, with suites named for local landmarks (the hotel itself is named for the man who designed the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on Public Square) and projected artwork of the Guardians of Traffic from the Hope Memorial bridge in Parker’s, the restaurant on the main floor.


Another building that had been repurposed into a hotel is the former Cleveland Board of Education building, which is now home to Cleveland’s Drury Plaza Hotel, a chain that has hotels in several cities made from repurposed buildings. (We stayed once at the Drury Pittsburgh, which was that city’s former Federal Reserve bank.)

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About the Author

Vincent Guerrieri has been a writer for all of his professional life. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a bachelor's degree. His works include writing for newspapers in major cities, online news sources, regional publications, public relations/speech writing, and as a contributor to the Ohio. Find It Here. travel blog.