Tucked on the southern shore of Lake Erie, and often called the birthplace of rock and roll, there’s plenty to see and do in Cleveland, Ohio. And with a famous sports and theatre scene, not to mention the beautiful parklands nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice. When you want to save your money for the activities, stay at the best cheap hotels in Cleveland – bookable on Culture Trip.
As the only hotel on the grounds of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, you’re not far from your flight. There’s a farm-to-table restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and even a flight information board and boarding pass kiosk in the lobby – so you’ll never miss an update. You’re also right next door to the Rocky River Reservation with its picturesque landscapes, hiking trails and other activities to pass the time between flights. Sleep well in neutral and white rooms, and you’ll rise and shine.
Slap bang in the middle of Cleveland’s theater district, you’ll be looking out over Playhouse Square and the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York. Sip a glass of fizz in the luxurious lobby lounge before you catch a show. As you return, gaze up at the outdoor chandelier that hangs outside, glittering in the night sky. This cheap hotel is even more of a bargain as you get a lie-in until midday, so you can linger in your room lined with neutral shades and soft hints of blue and mauve.
After a day exploring the local sights, head to the bar where you can grab a burger and beer and watch the latest sports game, or enjoy a sit-down dinner at the restaurant on farm-to-table favorites, from pierogis to flatbread pizza or petite filet medallions. Don’t miss a relaxing swim in the heated indoor pool. Sleepy? Retire to your warmly decorated room with red, white and wood details to soothe you off to sleep.
You’re right in the middle of the action with sports, theaters and restaurants on the doorstep of this laid-back hotel in the heart of downtown. Sip a beer in the inner courtyard of the Headliner Bar before heading out to soak up the atmosphere. You’ll rest your weary head in rooms with a deco-ish feel, with plush headboards and velvet seating – read the newspaper print wallpaper in the bathroom as you brush your teeth. And, it’s even pet-friendly, too.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel an eight-minute walk from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a 12-minute walk from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, job done. This modern corner spot places you right in the middle of University Circle and everything that’s close by. Colorful rooms and suites mix dark wood with red accents, but you’ll soon be hanging out by the fire pit on the outdoor terrace or splashing in the indoor pool. Now you can sip a well-crafted cocktail in the Bistro and enjoy your evening.
An affordable home away from home on the campus of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, you’re only 2mi (3.2km) from the Cleveland Museum of Art. No-nonsense rooms come with one king or two queen-size beds, and a kitchenette for making your favorite student pasta dish. There are nightly drink specials at Moce Bar that you can sip on the outdoor patio, and the cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Despite being nestled in the business district, you’ll be on the doorstep of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum, which is a four-minute walk away, and only a short stroll to the theaters on Playhouse Square. Warm rooms have classic cherry-red furniture and dark red soft furnishings; suites add handy sofa beds for family trips. Talking of which, kids love the sugary cereals and pastries on offer at the buffet breakfast – perfect for fueling sightseeing trips.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
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