J Palen House

2708 Bridge Ave , Cleveland, OH 44113 USA (Show map)


Relax and walk to 25 Artisian Restaurants & Breweries, Quicken Loans Arena, Progressive Field, Playhouse Square, the Wolstein Center, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and the Science Center, Jack Casino. Cleveland Clinic and University Circle less that a 15 minute drive. Enjoy your private spa bath or spend the evening out. Our 6 beautifully appointed, distinctive rooms and suites some with fireplaces and private balcony, each with a signature style of its own. Set the mood to celebrate or renew! Central Air Conditioning cools you in the summer heat. The J. Palen House was built in the late 1800’s and was originally home to one of the areas finest brew masters. This lovely three story Victorian home with its original inlaid wood floors, two-story stairway stained glass window, gas lighting fixtures,and leaded glass French doors, is a tribute to the craftsmanship of its day. Today, the blending of contemporary and antique pieces throughout the house provides the perfect atmosphere for business or pleasure. We continually strive to provide our guests the highest level of luxury accommodations and concierge services in the area with a focus on comfort and simple elegance.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on June 08, 2017

Diane was very knowledgable about the sites and the restaurants!! Her breakfasts were UNREAL DELICIOUS!! The house was clean and very relaxing to be in, you forgot you were in Cleveland..We had a blast!!

Wonderful Experience!

5 on April 20, 2017

My husband and I loved our stay at the J Palen House! We were in Cleveland to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the J Palen House proved to be the perfect place to stay. Diane, our host, was absolutely delightful from the moment of our arrival to the moment of our departure. The rooms were exceptionally clean, the breakfasts were delicious, and the location was within easy walking distance of some great restaurants.

Such a wonderful, cozy and welcoming place!

5 on February 01, 2017

Everything about our experience at J. Palen House was amazing. From the adorable courtyard/walkway, to the perfectly designed room/house. Going to a bed and breakfast was a new experience for us, and we are now sold on the experience. We will pass up a stay in a hotel any time, due to the fantastic time we had here for my birthday. I want to thank Diane for her warm welcoming, and the fantastic breakfast she made.

18 Hours in Ohio City

4.6 on September 05, 2016

Room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The host was pleasant from the moment of arrival to departure. The location enabled me in less than 24 hours to tour the Rock and Roll hall of fame and Ohio City as well as attend my 50th reunion at nearby St. Ignatius. My how the neighborhood has changed for the better since my high school days.

Hidden Gem

5 on August 15, 2016

This is our second time at J. Palen. Both times we stayed in The Retreat. I cannot say enough how much we love the accommodations, location, and breakfast. The rooms are quaint but have all the modern amenities. Close to Cleveland's best, most innovative restaurants. Love, love J. Palen

Great Birthday

4.8 on June 06, 2016

We stayed the weekend for my birthday and was truly impressed with the inn and its location. The rooms were immaculate and nicely decorated. Loved all of the antiques, and Diane is a wealth of knowledge about the area, local businesses, and entertainment spots. Will certainly spend the weekend again and bring friends next time. cg & tb

Loved my stay!

4.8 on May 19, 2016

This is the 2nd year I have taken my husband there for his birthday, this year he was 50yrs old on Friday the 13th. Lots of great places to eat and drink within walking distance. The rooms are so comfortable, and relaxing. Will definitely be going back!

Mother's Day Weekend in The Roost

5 on May 10, 2016

Spent a lovely weekend in one of the J Palen House offsite properties, The Roost. Everything was so comfortable and pretty, especially the patio area where we enjoyed breakfast on Saturday morning and wine on Saturday night. Lots of good advice about the neighborhood from Diane, and pleasant company in the main house for Sunday brunch. Highly recommend, and we hope to return to try more of the great restaurants in the historic district.

Great Stay

5 on May 10, 2016

J. Palen was recommended to us by my brother and sister-in-law and now we are recommending this to anyone reading these reviews! It is within walkable distance to fun and interesting food establishments (The Velvet Tango Room for drinks and The Flying Fig for dinner). The warm welcome to J. Palen with the opportunity to warm up our own breakfast since not staying at the main house was great. The care taken in decorating is noticeable and is a delight!!

Personalized Service

5 on February 18, 2016

The service, whether meeting us at the house to allow an early check in, discussing the various entertainment options, or making a fantastic Sunday brunch was outstanding. This was our second time at the J Palen House and it did not disappoint. Anyone traveling to Cleveland would be hard pressed to find a better location for a Bed & Breakfast than the J Palen House. Minutes away from great dining options as well as some unique entertainment this B&B is the place to stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Webster Room

The Webster Room is washed in shades of chocolate brown, autumn golds and teals. The room features a walk out second floor balcony and a private spa bath with two person jacuzzi, separate shower and luxury amenities. The posturpedic king pillow top mattress with memory foam topper is encased in 500 count luxury linens. The 32 inch flat screen HDTV/DVD sits in an antique cupboard and an antique butter churn is used as your bed side table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Miller Suite

This suite occupies the entire third floor. Warm, rich tones of deep Salmon and Wheat enhance the look of the fine antiques and comfortable furnishings including a wing chair and ottoman and sofa. Sit by the cozy flameless cast stove and enjoy the 32 inch HDTV/DVD or stereo.The separate bedroom features pickled pine wood ceilings, brick accent wall,luxury queen posturpedic pillow top mattress with memory foam topper,500 count linens and 23inch Sony TV. The muted salmon and wheat Thomasville bedding accent this cottage room with 150 year old blanket box. Perfect for an in-room massage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $259

Landis Suite

A spacious three room suite with luxury two person shower. This suite features a separate sitting room with two wing back chairs, work desk and antique armoire with 32 inch flat screen HDTV/DVD. The separate bedroom with king bed (or two twin), posturpedic pillow top mattress with memory foam topper encased in 500 count linens and additional HDTV. From reading lights and fresh cut flowers to thick terry robes.Every detail is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $229

The Roost

Ultimate Privacy! French Country loft, 890 sq ft suite with exposed brick walls, gas fireplace, original cedar beams and private courtyard entrance.The main floor features a dining and living area, fully equipped pullman kitchen, seating and 32 inch HDTV/DVD/Cable/CD player. A Cafe table, umbrella and sitting area highlight the private brick courtyard.The second floor features pillow top king bed, luxury linens, down pillows, comforter, two person tile and European Glass shower,32 inch HDTV/VCR/DVD, wireless internet work space. Ask about in-suite dining.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Palen's Room

Located in The Loft, Palen's Room with cathedral ceiling and exposed original cedar beams is swathed in cheerful reds and golds and features a luxury king pillow top bed, a two person jacuzzi spa bath with separate tiled shower, 32 inch HDTV/DVD, IPod radio/docking station, sitting area with recliner and over sized chair. The antique toys bring alive a bygone era...with all the adult amenities!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249

The Retreat

Located in The Loft, The Retreat with cathedral ceiling, exposed original cedar beams and wall all accenting the warm chocolate brown/gold/peach Waverly print. Featuring a luxury king pillow top bed, a two person jacuzzi bubble spa bath with separate two person tiled shower, 32 inch HDTV/DVD, IPod radio/docking station, sitting area with over sized chairs. Escape the ordinary!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $269

The Kabat House

Urban Home perfect for a weekend or a week! Historic Ohio City within walking distance to 24 restaurants, West Side Market and shopping. This two story home features a full living room with fireplace and French doors 50" HD TV/DVD/Cable, wireless Internet, dining area, kitchen and half bath on the first floor. The second floor is made up of a king bedded room with private balcony, HD/TV, double bedded room with additional child's cubby and a bath with a spacious walk-in tiled European shower. Enjoy the patio or watch the stars thru the skylights.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $269 - $389

The Cottage

Private Residence. May be rented as Master Suite or two bedroom residence. Master with luxury king bed adorned with sumptuous linens, HDTV, spa bath complete with two person jacuzzi and separate Euro shower. Second bedroom with luxury full size bed and linens. Suite features a large living room with sky light, large screen HDTV/DVD, kitchen, dining room, gas fireplace and courtyard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $199 - $279

The Studio

The Studio Charming second story studio filled with sunlight and exposed beams. Private entrance thru a bricked courtyard to a loft with luxury king bed, sitting area, large screen HDTV/DVD, iPod Docking station, kitchen and Euro Posh bath with shower. Antiques help create the atmosphere to enjoy all Ohio City has to offer...or to just sit and enjoy a great book. Perfect as a home away from home for longer stays or for a weekend away from "Life".

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $279

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Location Type

Historic District, City, Downtown


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 9 miles

Directions to property:

From Downtown, E 9th St to Carnegie/Lorain Bridge, head west, 3rd light after the Bridge is West 28th, turn north, we are at the intersection of the first light W. 28th & Bridge Ave. From the east, I 90 west, exit (left) at W. 28th St, South to W. 30th, left turn to Bridge Ave, turn left, we are at the first traffic light. From the south, I-71, or I-77, exit E. 9th st, left at Carnegie over the bridge, 3 light turn right at W 28th, we are at the first traffic light intersection.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Jacobs Field and Brown's Stadium, Case University, West Side Market, Wolstein Center, Cleveland Clinic, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, Science Center, Playhouse Square Theaters, Quicken Loans Area, Cavaliers Basketball, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Non-Smoking, Travel and Concierge Services, In Suite Massage, Posturpedic Pillow Top Mattresses, Premium Amenties and Fresh Flowers, Three Course Gourmet Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well Behaved Children may occupy suite with parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night or one half of entire stay, plus tax, is required for deposit at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: If given a 2-week advance notice of cancellation, your deposit will be refunded less a $35.00 administration fee. If less than a 2-week advance notice is given,your deposit will be forfeited.
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Diane and Jeff Miller

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Gourmet three course

  • Time Served: 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: The Loft offers In-Suite dining, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Diane & Jeff's Quiches
Jeff's.....A potato crusted quiche combines hand shredded yukon gold potatoes, smoked cheddar cheese, organic Bavarian ham and organic eggs and cream. Fresh tomato topped and baked to a rich golden brown this is accomplied by a back bean and corn salsa, butterscotch muffins and a house juice blend. Diane's....A flaky crust encases layers of horseradish cheese, smoked orangic turkey, fresh baby spinach and mushrooms. Baked until golden it is accompanied by fresh pineapple and mango salsa with pine nuts, cranberries and pinapple basalmic vinegar. Fresh banana crunch muffins preceed this entree.

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Hot Deal

Friday Night Fun

Regular Rate: $229 now $179 (22% Savings:)

Enjoy a luxury room with king bed, Friday night including discount dining to 17 exciting dining restaurants all within walking distance and discount tickets to the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. Walk to the West Side Market and enjoy all the Happy Hour specials at 26 local restaurants. Please contact the inn directly at 1 2166640813 to redeem this deal.

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