What We Love
- Weekday happy hour with free appetizers at Table 45 bar
- A short walk from pretty Wade Park, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Botanical Garden
- Club rooms include access to the lounge for all-day drinks and snacks
What To Know
- Located on the Cleveland Clinic campus
- Convenient for Case Western Reserve University
- The gym is open 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This University Circle hotel provides a handy base for the Cleveland Clinic campus and is a four-and-a-half-mile drive from downtown and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guestrooms feature amenities like flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minibars, while the suites have separate living spaces. Breakfast and lunch are offered at the hotel’s casual North Coast Café, and a weekday happy hour, eclectic dinner fare and a sushi bar can be found at chef Zack Bruell’s Table 45 restaurant and bar. A top-notch business center and a 24-hour gym round out the facilities.
In the Area
Cleveland’s Wade Park is just a short walk away; the green space is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, where 30,000 works are housed in a beautiful Beaux-Arts building (we also recommend dinner at the museum’s Provenance restaurant, which offers a rotating exhibition–inspired three-course prix-fixe menu). Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra, is also nearby; performances are offered throughout the year. The hotel’s concierge also recommends a visit to Little Italy and a breakfast of pastries at Presti’s Bakery and Café, followed by a stroll up Mayfield Road and Murray Hill to browse the galleries showcasing works by local artists.
How to Get There
We have been coming to Cleveland Clinic for 12 years now and always stay at the intercontinental hotel. Love the staff bellman, front desk, and the girls up in club level too Very friendly and accommodating. Feels like family after all these years ,everyone is always willing to help in any way possible
We love to stay at the Intercontinental Cleveland whenever we are in town to visit our son, who is now a senior at Case Western Reserve University. Our trips are usually a few days in length. Great access, wonderful staff, the club lounge is always worth the extra cost, and they have Tesla Wall Connectors if you need to charge while there. We had a glitch or two this time -- very minor -- on check-in, within minutes of getting to the room, someone came by and wanted to refill the minibar. Sure they had the wrong room, we sent them on their way. Later realizing that there were items missing from the minibar, we repeatedly asked that they come back to do what they needed to do but after three days of noting this to the front desk, it never happened. Weird. The second odd thing is we saw what appeared to be the remains of room service in front of a room across the hall -- that is not the odd part -- the odd thing is that those remains stayed right were they were for three days and were still there as we checked out -- despite the fact that any number of housekeeping, room service, and club level peeps must have seen that same "mess." Of course, these were ridiculously minor glitches but when paying the rates we were paying for our room, everything should be perfect. Still, overall, this is a wonderful and well-managed hotel! Normally we would rate both service and cleanliness as full 5s vs 4s.
The Intercontinental chain is consistently nice, and this property lives up to that reputation. The location is great for access to the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the institutiuons around University Circle. There's essentially nothing in walking distance other than the Cleveland Clinic.
The room was nice, room service food was good, and the breakfast on the club floor level surpassed all expectations there, as did the very outgoing host there, Antoinette.
The only real negative was the cost, which was quite steep for Cleveland. I suppose it's the best thing going if you're going to be walking to the Cleveland Clinic, but the pricing was too aggressive to have it be a place I'd recommend otherwise.