Renaissance Hotel

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This historic hotel was built over the site of many historic city landmarks including the cities first hotel, transferring the historical pasts of them into this building. Ghostly activity is mainly reported on the fourth floor, where lights turn on and off of their own accord and faucets switch on and off by themselves.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH
United States

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41.49871599999999, -81.69458600000002
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Cleveland, OH (0.1 mi.)
Ohio City, OH (1.3 mi.)
Newburgh Heights, OH (3.7 mi.)
Brooklyn, OH (4.6 mi.)
Bratenahl, OH (4.7 mi.)
Cuyahoga Heights, OH (4.8 mi.)
Brooklyn Heights, OH (5.1 mi.)
Linndale, OH (5.2 mi.)
Lakewood, OH (5.5 mi.)
East Cleveland, OH (6.4 mi.)


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  1. The hotel is elegant, classy, and the service is top notch! The location is perfect to the casino and other downtown attractions. The next part of this review is a little hard to believe, but it’s the truth. The first night we stayed in the hotel I was awakened by what sounded like running water. I dismissed it to possibly my imagination. As I started to drift off back to sleep I awoke again to something pulling my leg. I thought it was possibly me just relaxing and my leg muscles jumping so I just tried to go back to sleep. I awoke again to something pulling my leg out and up. We slept the rest of the night with the lights on. The next day we met up with some friends and told them our story. I am the last one to believe in anything like this she suggested we take pictures of our room and then review them to see if anything strange could be seen in the room. That night when we got back to our room I took some pictures of the room to be reviewed. The new iPhone 6s has a feature that when you take pictures it records a few seconds of that picture. While we reviewed the pictures we heard a woman’s voice that said “you will never leave here”. There was no explanation for this. We did not sleep that night and left the next morning. As we left we shared our story with the lady at the front desk. She stated that she too had experienced some unexplained events such as ours. I loved the hotel, but there is defintley some strange unexplainable phenomenon going on there. You probably think I’m crazy and that’s cool, but I know that all this happened and I still got the pictures and voice recording to prove it.

  2. Me and my husband stayed there a few years ago on the fourth floor not knowing it was haunted and we heard noises that we couldn’t explain and felt like we were being watched down the hallway and in our room.

    • I am staying at the same hotel I am getting so much activity in the room from being tapped on the shoulder to water faucet being turned on and being told to get out someone dont want us in this room

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