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  • Where to stay i n Cleveland?

    My brother was unexpectly admitted to CCF this evening. We hadn't planned on staying in Cleveland. What hotels are inexpensive?

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    Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

    Right near CCF, try the Guest House. The other hotels within walking distance are pricier. Otherwise you can ask the medical concierge office at CCF for advice -- they'll know about prices at other hotels, and which ones have shuttles (or require a car) to CCf.

    Gordon
    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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      Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

      The Guest House as Gordon says is the best deal right across the street from the CCF heart center. Also the Wyndham downtown is nice and reasonable and offer shettle service to CCF. Remember to tell them you want the CCF rate.

      Toodle pip... Moosedreams
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        Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

        If you can get the guest house on short notice, it's the best place with the best rate.

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          Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

          The Guest House is really convenient, but I don't think I will be going back there as it still is not cheap and could use some upgrades to the facility. For example, I was very surprised at the bathrooms. There was a step-in tub that was extremely slippery with no hand rails. Also did not provide a bath mat. I kept wondering how an older person who might not be quite so agile could manage this without a slip and fall. Also was surprised at how ragged the towels and wash cloths were. They were clean, but pretty worn out. Also the toilet did not flush that well and the seat slid when in use (probably from someone falling on it when they were stepping into/out of the slippery shower!) The elevators were very slow and made all kinds of weird noises. For those of us with HCM the idea of walking up 5 flights of stairs if the elevator conked out isn't appealing. Also there is no wireless internet in the bedrooms. (They do provide in the lobby area, if you can find a seat.)

          On the positive side, the beds were very comfortable and they had nice flat screen tv's. Again, it is extremely convenient to CCF and parking is great. The staff seems to be very friendly too. I just think for the money they could do a little better job at modernization.

          I thought the RV parking they had was great. If you have a big RV you can park right there at the Guest House parking lot. All the conveniences of home yet right across the street from the Heart & Vascular Institute.

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            Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

            I agree with Diane -- I stayed there once and thought that, while it was the best price nearby, some things were a bit crummier than they should be!

            Unfortunately, if you want convenience, you either have to stay there or at one of the (much pricier) Intercontinental hotels nearby. If you can cope with a bit of inconvenience there are a lot of other hotels in Cleveland. I now regularly stay at one a couple of miles east, but I wouldn't recommend it for those who need quick access to CCF. Moosedreams suggested the downtown Wyndham; are there more suggestions that others have?

            Gordon
            Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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              Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

              Thanks so much for the replies!

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              • #8
                Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

                We stay at the Marriott Residence Inn downtown, they are reasonable, have a shuttle and a kitchen, so i can throw food together instead of eating out all the time. They also have a full continental breakfast that comes with the room.

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                  Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

                  Originally posted by Moosedreams View Post
                  The Guest House as Gordon says is the best deal right across the street from the CCF heart center. Also the Wyndham downtown is nice and reasonable and offer shettle service to CCF. Remember to tell them you want the CCF rate.

                  Toodle pip... Moosedreams
                  Is that the Wyndham at Playhousesquare? I just got a brochure from them in my pre surgery packet. Can you tell me more about it? Is the shuttle easy to access? Will the shuttle take guests to nearby restaurants etc? Wireless Internet in the rooms? I have several family members insisting on being in Cleveland for my surgery. I appreciate their concern but they all are asking me where they should stay! ( I have always been the family travel agent ) I thought this Wyndham looked reasonable.

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                    Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

                    When I had my surgery in 2004 the Guesthouse was simply the best deal going.

                    Like Diane and Gordon noted there were some things we found lacking but in terms of pricing, convenience, friendly and helpful staff we were very pleased with our choice. Depending on where you are coming from it's still not 'cheap' but it was the best deal for what's available there.

                    If you stay for seven days or more be sure to ask for both the weekly rate and the patient discount on top of that. I booked the room for myself during pre-surgical testing and then various family members took over the room for my surgery and hospital stay. This ended up not only being very convenient (I could just leave all of my extra belongings in the room) but we also then qualified for the weekly rate on top of the patient discount.

                    I think what we liked most about the Guesthouse is that our car didn't move once from the time we parked at the hotel until we left Cleveland. We considered getting a cheaper hotel further out of town but when we factored in the cost of paying parking garage fees to drive into the clinic everyday the Guesthouse ended up being cheaper.

                    Even with my being very symptomatic prior to surgery, I was able to walk from the Guesthouse to anywhere on campus that I needed to go for my pre-surgical testing, and if I hadn't been able to do that there were shuttles arriving every half hour.
                    "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

                      Gordon, the hotels that are further away may not be appropriate if your about to have surgery or are post surgical and need quick access, and shuttle use.


                      Originally posted by gfox42 View Post
                      I agree with Diane -- I stayed there once and thought that, while it was the best price nearby, some things were a bit crummier than they should be!

                      Unfortunately, if you want convenience, you either have to stay there or at one of the (much pricier) Intercontinental hotels nearby. If you can cope with a bit of inconvenience there are a lot of other hotels in Cleveland. I now regularly stay at one a couple of miles east, but I wouldn't recommend it for those who need quick access to CCF. Moosedreams suggested the downtown Wyndham; are there more suggestions that others have?

                      Gordon

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                        Re: Where to stay i n Cleveland?

                        Of course. That's why I said "I wouldn't recommend it for those who need quick access to CCF."

                        Gordon
                        Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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