I've never been to Cleveland and I'm a little overwhelmed by all the hotel options. I'd like to stay in a hotel that is central and gives me good sense of what Cleveland is like. I'd love to know where locals tell their friends to stay when they visit, and why those areas and hotels are special. thanks!
The best place to stay would probably be Downtown. The places that give you a sense of Cleveland do not have a lot of hotel options. The Cleveland Hostel in Ohio City is a great location close to great bars, breweries and the West Side Market. For a sense of Cleveland, I would suggest visiting Ohio City, Tremont, Lakewood (Ohio) and University Circle/Little Italy/Coventry Rd
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