Hotels near Cleveland Clinic main campus
About the Clinic: The Cleveland Clinic is a sprawling campus just east of downtown Cleveland. Its main campus spans from Chester Avenue to Cedar Avenue and from E86th Street to Stokes Blvd.
Transportation/Parking: The Clinic has public parking garages at 3 different locations and lots at 5 different locations. Fees for parking are capped at $10 a day. 5 day discount parking passes are available. Valet parking is also available at the entrance to 5 different buildings M-F 6a-6p or 24 hours at the main entrance on E. 93rd St. The fee is $12 or $10 for handicapped/seniors. Click here for more info on parking visit. If you are staying off campus, the public bus-rapid transit, the 24/7 Healthline, runs down Euclid Avenue and has a stop right at the Clinic's main entrance (E. 93rd Street station). It is not recommend that anyone going the Cleveland Clinic from the airport/west side/downtown use the Red Line for their entire journey; rather, take the Healthline, which is so much more convenient, despite the (very easy) transfer at Tower City from the Rapid to the Healthline. Google Maps' transit feature will often recommend taking the Red Line to the E. 105th/Quincy Station and then walking about .5-.7 mile to the Clinic campus. But unless you are traveling during daylight hours, with a group and are VERY comfortable in a very gritty, urban area, this option is not recommended, as the area just south of the Clinic is not particularly desirable.
Lodging: There are 2 hotels on Clinic property (with a 3rd, a Holiday Inn, scheduled to open in early 2016): The InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center (on Carnegie Ave. at E. 100th St.-near the E. 93rd Street HealthLine stop but you would either have to walk several blocks outdoors or through the hospital and via skywalks (ask any Clinic personnel, including the Red Coats or Clevleand Clinic police officers, for directions) and the InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland (on Euclid Ave. at E. 89th St.-right in front of a HealthLine bus rapid transit stop). The InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center is the more upscale & expensive option. There is shuttle service to various Clinic buildings from these hotels.
Nearby hotels also sometimes offer Clinic discounts, as do many downtown hotels, such as the Wyndham (in Playhouse Square). The nearest off-campus hotels include the DoubleTree Tudor Arms, the Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland-University Circle (steps from the HealthLine stop at Cornell Road and also within walking distance to the many options in the Uptown development). Both of the latter two hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the Clinic, but check with the hotels directly as to hours/availability of shuttle service. Another option is the Glidden House, an historic bed & breakfast with a more modern hotel wing, in the heart of University Circle, and a short walk to Euclid Ave. and a Healthline station.
Many downtown hotels, including the Wyndham, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree Downtown-Lakeside, and Comfort Inn offer free shuttles to the Clinic as well. The Wyndham, the Hyatt, the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, the Metropolitan at the 9, the Comfort Inn, and the Renaissance are all on or near Euclid Ave. and have Healthline stations nearby.
Check TripAdvisor reviews for hotels of interest.
Check the Clinic's website for more information on lodging, including cheaper options like staying at private homes or Ronald McDonald House for younger Clinic patients and their families. Check "Hotels Near Main Campus" in the following link for a discussion of these options, and additional options.
If you're going to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, most Cleveland hotels also offer Rock Hall packages, that include Rock Hall tickets, free parking, and other amenities. Perhaps weigh the Rock Hall package against the Clinic discounts offered by a particular hotel.
Book reservations well ahead of time, especially for non-winter months, as Cleveland with its new convention center is becoming increasingly popular as a convention destination.
If you desire free hotel parking, in exchange for paying Clinic parking, many suburban hotels are available near the airport and in the Beachwood area. About the same driving time from the Clinic as Beachwood are hotels in the Willoughby and Mentor area.
Dining: There are restaurants in the two Clinic InterContinental Hotels, including the very upscale Table 45, which is attached to a Clinic indoor walkway, and many restaurants in nearby Uptown in University Circle and Little Italy, a bit further east down Euclid Ave. See the discussion of Little Italy and University Circle in the following travel article.
The PlayhouseSquare, Warehouse District, and East 4th St., Gateway District, Tower City and Public Square restaurants are easily reached using the Healthline bus rapid. Shaker Square is a short drive from the Clinic.
The Clinic has a large cafeteria which offers many healthy choices and many other dining options.
Things to Do: The Cleveland Clinic is located in University Circle, one of the nation's cultural centers, and offers several institutions located within a short distance of the Clinic. The Cleveland Museum of Art, which has no admission charge to its general galleries, is one of the nation's best art museums, and it also offers a robust schedule of performances by the world's master artists and also films. The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world's best, performs in Severance Hall, Cleveland's "Taj Mahal, " and often considered the nation's most beautiful concert hall. There also is a good natural history museum and the very good Cleveland Botanical Garden. Check out these attractions and also the discussion of University Circle in the following travel article.