A buzzing metropolis on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is home to American institutions including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Christmas Story House. Sports fans come to root for the Cleveland Browns football team – while naturalists soak up the fresh air of green spaces and waterfront parks. But no matter your reason for a trip, do it in style. Here are our picks of the best luxury hotels in Cleveland, Ohio – bookable on Culture Trip.
If you’re after AAA Four Diamond ratings, high-end amenities and all-round convenience, InterContinental Cleveland ticks your boxes. Enjoy tandoor-roasted lamb lollipops and sip a local Great Lakes brew at on-site Table 45 before hitting nearby Cleveland Museum of Art. If you get lonely in your spacious room, book the Chef’s Table experience for a party of up to four and choose a customizable five-course tasting menu.
Let’s set the scene: it’s 1902 and Cleveland’s craft coffee and farm-to-table culture is on the rise. Local artisans sell their wares outside a brick high-rise. Flash-forward to the present: you’re inside that building, savoring a Teetotaling Tiki mocktail and polenta-quinoa fries at Betts scratch kitchen while absorbing the city’s past through the craftsman, contemporary and Scandinavian blend of interior design. You retire to your Soldiers & Sailors presidential suite – but not before bringing your artistic dreams alive with a complimentary guitar rental through the on-site loaner program. Welcome to the Kimpton.
If the sirens of Lake Erie are calling you, Hilton Cleveland Downtown is just close enough to the shoreline that you can heed their song – or lock yourself in your Lakeview Corner Room, unseen until you emerge to take in panoramic aquatic views from the floor-to-ceiling windows at Bar 32. Here, a new siren song beckons from lobster rolls, crab cake sliders and oysters on the half shell – along with classic cocktails including the moscow mule. If exercise is your achilles’ heel, book the King Cardio room – equipped with an elliptical machine.
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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.
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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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