5 BEST Hotels near Cleveland State University

Located in downtown Cleveland, there are a TON of great hotels near Cleveland State University – here are our 5 favorites!

#1 – Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

– $$$

– 3 minute drive to Cleveland State University

Offering tons of features, a great location and a reasonable price is the stellar Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square!

The rooms are huge and clean, the beds are comfy, the indoor pool is open year-round, and guests love the on-site restaurant and bar. Crowne Plaza is also notorious for their helpful and attentive staff.



#2 – Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection

Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection

– $$$$$

– 2 minute drive to Cleveland State University

One of the most beautiful hotels in all of Cleveland, the Metropolitan at The 9 is an unforgettable experience.

Boasting a one-of-a-kind ambiance, this hotel features multiple on-site restaurants and an on-site bar. But the best part has to be the penthouse-style rooms – some of which are equipped with lounge areas and fireplaces! Also, be sure to check out the rooftop terrace.



#3 – Aloft Cleveland Downtown

Aloft Cleveland Downtown

– $$$

– 8 minute drive to Cleveland State University

This hotel is fun and has a hip-vibe, making it a great stay for a student!

While the rooms are really nice and clean, our favorite feature has to be the gym. It’s HUGE! If fitness is a priority while you are traveling, then Aloft Cleveland Downtown is going to be the perfect hotel for you.



#4 – Kimpton Schofield Hotel

Kimpton Schofield Hotel

– $$$

– 5 minute drive to Cleveland State University

Our favorite boutique hotel in the area has to be the Kimpton Schofield Hotel – it’s awesome!

Boasting a modern/minimalist design, this boutique hotel has bright and spacious rooms that feel very comfy and very cozy. Guests also rave about the showers, which is always a good sign.



#5 – Red Roof Inn Cleveland – Westlake

Red Roof Inn Cleveland - Westlake

– $

– 20 minute drive to Cleveland State University

Although it’s a bit further of a drive, we included the Red Roof Inn for anyone who is on a tighter budget.

Located near Lake Erie, this motel offers free Wifi, 24-hour reception, free parking, and free coffee. The staff are well-reviewed, and the motel is extremely clean. Rooms are nice and beds are comfy.



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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties. When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.