Rockside Road, in the Cleveland suburb of Independence, offers a good selection of reasonably-priced hotels that are convenient to all parts of the city as well as Akron. Located at the intersection of I-77 and I-480, staying in this part of town offers an affordable alternative to higher-priced downtown hotels. All of these hotels offer free parking, another bonus when compared to downtown.
Residence Inn Cleveland Independence
Each of the 118 suites in this hotel feature a separate living and sleeping area as well as a fully-equipped kitchen with a refigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Other amenities include complimentary newspaper, high-speed Internet access and voicemail. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and heated whirlpool. A complimentary hot breakfast buffett is included in the room rate.
Comfort Inn Independence
This 89-room hotel, just off of the I-77 interchange, has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Room rates include daily Continental breakfast.
Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland Independence
One of the newer hotels in this area, the Courtyard by Marriott offers 154 guest rooms, all with Internet access, coffeemakers and refrigerators. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South
The Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South, formerly the Hilton South, sits atop a hill overlooking the Cuyahoga Valley. The hotel features comfortable accommodations with complementary Internet access. Facilities include Shula's 2 Steakhouse, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
Holiday Inn South
This business-oriented hotel, located just off of I-77, offers convenient, comfortable accommodations, all with complimentary Wi-Fi. Other hotel amenities include a complimentary airport shuttle (6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.), a sauna, a fitness room and an indoor swimming pool.
Hampton Inn and Suites
This 103-room hotel offers comfortable accommodations, all with a coffeemaker, iron and ironing board and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Amenities include complimentary newspapers and a hot breakfast or "on-the-run Breakfast Bag (M-F). The hotel also has a heated outdoor swimming pool.
Embassy Suites Cleveland Independence
This all-suite hotel gives guests the luxury of a separate living room and bedroom area. In addition, each suite includes two TVs, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a coffeemaker and complimentary high-speed Internet access. The hotel also offers a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and beverage service in the lobby. Facilities include an indoor pool and fitness center.
Hyatt Place Independence
This 128-unit, all-suite hotel offers spacious accommodations, all with microwaves, refrigerators, 42" flat-screen TVs and other amenities. The hotel has complimentary Wi-Fi throughout as well as an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
Crowne Plaza Independence
Located just west of I-77, this convenient and comfortable hotel features Internet access, coffeemakers and hairdryers in all of its guest rooms. In addition, the hotel has a spacious indoor swimming pool and whirlpool area plus a fitness center.