The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in Cleveland, Ohio

Views over Lake Erie set a romantic tone at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
Views over Lake Erie set a romantic tone at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland | Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland /
Rosanna Stevens

Dark and moody cocktail lounges, dreamy views over Lake Erie and in-room guitars are just some of the passion-inducing features in the best romantic hotels in Cleveland. So whether you’re in this Ohio city to stroll hand-in-hand through the lauded West Side Market, for passion at a Browns or Cavaliers game, or to belt out love songs at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, here are the top hotels for couples – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, for a dark and mysterious mood

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A sophisticated all-gray lounge space in a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, with a sofa and four armchairs
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Smoky metallic tones inspired by the steel industry give this city hotel a dark, mysterious edge. In TURN Bar + Kitchen, reflections from the firelight flicker off mirrors and glassware – while bedrooms with Italian marble bathrooms and views over Lake Erie set a romantic tone.

2. Kimpton Schofield Hotel, for when there’s romance on the mind


The stylish Living Room at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel with an open firepit in the center, sofas and seating in nooks
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The Kimpton Schofield has it all figured out for you. Lay upon luxury linen and serenade your sweetheart with one of the complimentary guitars left in suites for guests to play. In the morning, head to the restaurant, Betts, for the Boozy Blue pancakes served with bourbon-soaked blueberries and Ohio maple syrup. Sweetness personified.

3. Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, for traditional comfort


A classic room at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel with a sink-into-me bed
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A city landmark built in 1918, the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel sits on Public Square. Rooms and suites come with traditional decor, marble countertops and organic Aveda products for a comfortable stay – and for those who fancy a flutter, it’s connected to Jack Casino. Try the Lobby Court bar for cocktails – or for a special occasion, the private dining room is a secluded spot – complete with views over the city – where the chefs can create a special personalized menu.

4. Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower, for downtown date nights

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A romantic outdoor seating space at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower with an open fire
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A few blocks from all the action of Downtown Cleveland, you’ll have plenty of options for date night. Hit the spa or Armando’s Barber Shop to scrub up for an evening out on the town – or simply snuggle next to the firepit in this romantic hotel’s outdoor pavilion with a bottle of red before crashing out on crisp linen and fluffy pillows.

5. The Tudor Arms Cleveland, for a medieval caper

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A classic common space at The Tudor Arms with a stone fireplace and plenty of seating
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The mock castle fronting on the Tudor Arms hotel could make one feel like a knight in shining armor – or perhaps more appropriately, a cavalier. Catch a performance by the Cleveland Orchestra at historic Severance Hall nearby and afterwards have some medieval fun by sneaking into the Crystal Ballroom back at the hotel for a dance.

6. Metropolitan at the 9, Autograph Collection, for deep secrets underground

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A quirky bank-vault-style door in Metropolitan at the 9
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The Metropolitan at the 9 has stylish rooms and suites, top-level wining and dining and even a dog park for your furry friends. By night, have the resident mixologists concoct a love potion in the cocktail lounge housed deep beneath you in an old bank vault and round it off the next morning with a specialty bloody mary in restaurant Adega – complete with chicken jerky and a buffalo spiced rim.

7. The Glidden House, for old-world romance

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The exterior of the manor-like Glidden House hotel, lit up at night
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A boutique hotel in a converted mansion nestled within the leafy and culture-rich University Circle, a night at the Glidden House is one romantic stay indeed. With museums and galleries on your doorstep, this former grand family home exudes old-world charm. Take breakfast in the sunroom, enjoy an old fashioned from a leather armchair next to the marble fireplace and absorb the general feeling of warmth all around you.

8. Hotel Indigo Cleveland Downtown, for a stylish escape

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Fairy lights add a touch of magic to an outside seating space at Hotel Indigo Cleveland Downtown
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Hotel Indigo may be right in the middle of the action with sports, theaters and restaurants on the doorstep – but the newly renovated guest rooms are a sleek and romantic escape with leather headboards and brushed gold hardware. The inner courtyard provides a quiet place to enjoy some couple time before heading out, or the cozy corner sofa in the King Deluxe rooms are the ideal place to curl up together.

9. Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square, an IHG Hotel, for theater lovers

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A modern hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square with a dreamy skyline vista
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Lovers of the stage will be spoilt for choice with this hotel nestled in the heart of Cleveland’s theater district. The King Chandelier Suite looks out over Playhouse Square and the largest outdoor chandelier in North America. The best news is you can enjoy a lazy lie-in after your thespian night out as standard check-out is at midday.

10. DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside, for sightseeing

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A stylish, grey lobby at DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown
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A stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Erie, and close to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, this conveniently located hotel puts you close to the popular sights. Afterward, share a milkshake at the hotel’s diner-style Stadium 3 Bar & Grille and sleep soundly on plush top beds with jumbo pillows.

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