The Metropolitan at the 9

An Autograph Collection Hotel

Banking on Bold

Cleveland, Ohio

The Metropolitan at the 9

An Autograph Collection Hotel

What it is

A glamorous 156-room hideaway in a former bank with a cocktails in a vault, 12th floor rooftop terrace bar, and a wellness center with pilates, spa services, and a 24-hour gym.

What it isn't

Hungry. An outpost of legendary local fine food shop Heinen is tucked under a soaring Tiffany stained glass rotunda; the Centro restaurant whips up housemade pasta and pizza in a 900 year old sourdough brick oven.

What we think

Metropolitan at the 9 wins award after award from the regional press in Ohio, in part because they’ve managed to combine notes of Old World glam with kind and some might say thoroughly Midwestern service. Guest rooms are generously sized and fitted with sitting areas (including plush corner sectional sofas), soaking tubs and separate showers in the spa-like baths, and indulgent perks like robes and slippers and zippy free Wifi. For an even more sprawling space, we love the King Suites; each has its own fireplace that can be very cozy to come home to when Ohio winds are swirling. If you’re traveling with friends or family it’s well worth booking the Marcel Breuer Suite for its 800 square foot floor plan with a dining room and fully separate living room.

You're here because

You love both a rooftop bar (the views!) and a subterranean one that feels like a speakeasy. This hotel has both, but you think you’ll spend most of your happy hour time in the former vault, thanks to their pimiento cheese studded in bacon and transcendent Peach Heist cocktail.

The Moment

You live for a sumptuous hotel brunch; the one at Centro is nothing less than iconic. Will you treat yourself to the brioche French toast with Ohio maple syrup? The loaded truffle fries? Or the flight of limoncellos? Who are you kidding….you’re ordering all three.

Restaurants & Bars

- Adega - A modern showcase of fresh Mediterranean-inspired cuisine

- Heinen's Market - Family-run grocery store offering an upscale selection of organic produce, local ingredients and farm-to-table products

- Ledger Bar - Intimate lounge for relish artisan cocktails and classic recipes

- Azure Rooftop Lounge - Cleveland's best rooftop lounge featuring iconic views and hand-crafted cocktails

- Vault - Premium cocktail lounge with resident mixologists and a small plate menu


Downtown Cleveland, three blocks from the House of Blues and two from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse—where everyone from Madonna to the Cavs play.

2017 E 9th St
Cleveland, 44115
OH, United States

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