1111 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH | Directions 4411441.506814 -81.689594
THEFT FROM ROOMS! DIRTY! NOISY! AWFUL!!!!! – I will never stay in a DoubleTree hotel again. They provide poor customer service, do not hire responsible employees and then do not take responsibility for the actions of their employees, and do not properly clean or maintain their rooms. We were in Cleveland for my dad's heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic. While going through that traumatic experience, both my sister and I had items stolen from our rooms by the hotel's housekeeping staff on two different days. I had some cosmetics stolen--disturbing but not terribly costly--but my sister had a diamond bracelet stolen from her room. She filed a police report. The hotel insurance company denied both claims, despite the fact that no one entered our rooms except the hotel housekeeping staff—and they know that’s true based on their room key access check. If having our things stolen wasn’t bad enough, we also had dirty rooms that were badly maintained. For example, on the first day, there was a hair band with blond hair stuck in it lying on the desk in my room. My mother dropped something on the floor and had to pull up the bed skirt around her bed to find it; it was filthy all around the edge of the bed--disgusting! Housekeeping did a very poor job of cleaning and refreshing the rooms on a daily basis, as, for example, most of the time none of us had clean water glasses after the first day. I guess they were too busy rummaging through our belongings and deciding what to steal to actually do their jobs. My room was also in very bad repair, including a closet that was falling in at the top, and a shower diverter that did not work and instead directed most of the water into the tub rather than out the shower head during a shower. My parents’ sink had no stopper, so my mother had to be very careful about taking off jewelry, lest it fall down the sink drain. The bathrooms, by the way, are extremely small—too small for two people. We had other issues with the hotel during out stay. For example, one night, the hotel left us all standing in front of the hospital in the cold, waiting for the shuttle that they said they would send to take us back to the hotel. When we finally called to find out where they were, they said they were too busy to come get us, so we had to take the bus and walk six or seven blocks, late at night, after spending a long day with my dad in the ICU. We constantly had trouble with our access cards, including not being able to get in and out of the garage and sometimes not being able to get into our rooms. The hotel staff never even so much as apologized for the inconvenience. After my dad was discharged from the hospital, he had to stay in Cleveland for a while. They ended up having to be there in the hotel while a Browns game was going on that weekend. The stadium is just a few blocks from the hotel. My mother had to call hotel security to get people in nearby rooms quieted down at 3:00 in the morning. People were literally screaming down the halls of the hotel. All in all it was a terrible experience. The only positive thing I can say about the hotel is that the beds were comfortable. However, considering the overall uncleanliness of the rooms, I doubt the beds were sanitary enough to be slept in.
Budget-friendly lodging with special services and amenities geared toward business travelers. – In Short
Since its 1952 debut in Memphis, Tenn., Holiday Inn has become one of the most recognized hotel brands in the world. In addition to the brand's Kids Eat and Stay Free program, Holiday Inn Select provides special services and amenities for business travelers. In-room perks include a spacious, well-lit work area, two touch-tone phones, free long-distance access data port, voice mail, a coffeemaker, iron and hair dryer. Other business-oriented amenities include 24-hour business services plus meeting facilities
Not a real WOW type of place – A very unfriendly, unprofessional front desk staff except for one. The bell staff were all helpful and quite willing to take you wherever you needed to go. The hotel itself needs some more TLC. It is very obvious with this hotel that the owner just does not put money back into their property.
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