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Spontaneous overnight visit to Cleveland Tomorrow.

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I decided to come up for a visit tomorrow and looking for a cheap hotel- motel near rapid. I found one near Brookpark Station and was wondering how long the rapid stays open downtown Friday night to get back to Brookpark, if there is parking at the station and if it's easy to get a cab late at night at that station. Also are there weekend daily passes for the Rapid and other public transit for Saturdays? Cant afford a hotel downtown this time around and prefer just to use public transit anyway. Girlfriend loved riding the train when we went to a Browns game last time up. Why I ask about Saturday passes is because I would like to do a rapid transit tour on Saturday.

 

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You can get an all-day pass for the transit system any day.  Unfortunately there's some maintenance planned for this Saturday, so a chunk of the system east of Tower City will be replaced by buses.  If you want to go from downtown to the museums, you might be better off switching to the Euclid Avenue fancy bus.

 

http://www.riderta.com/service-alerts/track-maintenance-week-51318-51918

 

Here's the departure schedule:

 

http://www.riderta.com/routes/redline/schedules/current

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You can get an all-day pass for the transit system any day.  Unfortunately there's some maintenance planned for this Saturday, so a chunk of the system east of Tower City will be replaced by buses.  If you want to go from downtown to the museums, you might be better off switching to the Euclid Avenue fancy bus.

 

http://www.riderta.com/service-alerts/track-maintenance-week-51318-51918

 

Here's the departure schedule:

 

http://www.riderta.com/routes/redline/schedules/current

Well, that's a shame.

 

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You should check out the Cleveland Hostel.  It will probably be cheaper than a hotel on brook park and frankly nicer.  It’s also in arguably the most fun neighborhood in cleveland.  Right off the red line. Also probably a 5-6 dollar Uber Ride if you need to get home from downtown very late.  Frankly, the better food and drink is down the street from the Hostel. 

http://www.theclevelandhostel.com

 

 

 

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For a chain hotel, the best bet near the rapid is at the Puritas W150th station - LaQuinta Airport North is usually under a 100 a night and steps from the rapid.

 

I don't think any hotel on Brookpark is really that walkable to the rapid station...

 

Cleveland Hostel is probably cheaper and much closer to nightlife and the West Side Market area though.

 

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Too late for the hostel made reservations at Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland Airport. Looks like close walk to Puritas. Already told her about strip clubs and she joked about putting an application into one of them when I was going to get the dive on Brookpark. Decided to pay a little more and sleep over at another place. I thought Hostels were for foreign backpackers and college students?

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Too late for the hostel made reservations at Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland Airport. Looks like close walk to Puritas. Already told her about strip clubs and she joked about putting an application into one of them when I was going to get the dive on Brookpark. Decided to pay a little more and sleep over at another place. I thought Hostels were for foreign backpackers and college students?

 

Sadly, that's a very pedestrian-unfriendly area and is getting a little ill-maintained. It was built-up in the 1960s and just crossing West 150th Street on foot is a challenge. When you see the area, you'll realize why people take a hotel shuttle from the Sheraton and the nearby Marriott to the Rapid station just across the street.

 

BTW, the weather in Cleveland right now is the 50s within a couple miles of the lake and near 80 five miles inland. Tomorrow, the forecast is for rain with temps in the 70s, but likely cooler near the lake again.

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That's the problem with the rapid. Seems so inaccessible for most of the city. 50's yikes I'm in shorts right now south of Columbus but packed for all weather. Thank you for all info! Is crime bad in that area for taking the shuttle as well? On my way!

 

 

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That's the problem with the rapid. Seems so inaccessible for most of the city. 50's yikes I'm in shorts right now south of Columbus but packed for all weather. Thank you for all info! Is crime bad in that area for taking the shuttle as well? On my way!

 

 

It's great if you're driving to it and using it as a park-n-ride into downtown. Most of the Red Line was built in the 1950s and 60s when pre-Depression era transit-supportive land use was forgotten, or even discarded as undesirable. The area where your hotel is not unsafe from a crime perspective, but you will feel like a fish out of water walking to the station with all the fast-moving traffic on West 150th. Fortunately you don't have to walk far.

 

Where are you coming from, BTW?

 

Did you already pay for four points? Not too late to switch? Weather is nice here, shorts will play

 

It's 59 right now at my condo in Lakewood, three blocks from the lake.

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Definitely stay at the Cleveland hostel.

Too late for the hostel made reservations at Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland Airport. Looks like close walk to Puritas. Already told her about strip clubs and she joked about putting an application into one of them when I was going to get the dive on Brookpark. Decided to pay a little more and sleep over at another place. I thought Hostels were for foreign backpackers and college students?

 

A moot point, but for future reference you can get private rooms at the hostel for approx $75 http://www.theclevelandhostel.com/private-rooms/

 

Regardless, I hope you have good weekend in the CLE!  Buy yourselves some CLE sweatshirts :)

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That's the problem with the rapid. Seems so inaccessible for most of the city. 50's yikes I'm in shorts right now south of Columbus but packed for all weather. Thank you for all info! Is crime bad in that area for taking the shuttle as well? On my way!

 

 

It's great if you're driving to it and using it as a park-n-ride into downtown. Most of the Red Line was built in the 1950s and 60s when pre-Depression era transit-supportive land use was forgotten, or even discarded as undesirable. The area where your hotel is not unsafe from a crime perspective, but you will feel like a fish out of water walking to the station with all the fast-moving traffic on West 150th. Fortunately you don't have to walk far.

 

Where are you coming from, BTW?

 

Did you already pay for four points? Not too late to switch? Weather is nice here, shorts will play

 

It's 59 right now at my condo in Lakewood, three blocks from the lake.

 

damn, 76 in Shaker

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That's the problem with the rapid. Seems so inaccessible for most of the city. 50's yikes I'm in shorts right now south of Columbus but packed for all weather. Thank you for all info! Is crime bad in that area for taking the shuttle as well? On my way!

 

 

It's great if you're driving to it and using it as a park-n-ride into downtown. Most of the Red Line was built in the 1950s and 60s when pre-Depression era transit-supportive land use was forgotten, or even discarded as undesirable. The area where your hotel is not unsafe from a crime perspective, but you will feel like a fish out of water walking to the station with all the fast-moving traffic on West 150th. Fortunately you don't have to walk far.

 

Where are you coming from, BTW?

 

Did you already pay for four points? Not too late to switch? Weather is nice here, shorts will play

 

It's 59 right now at my condo in Lakewood, three blocks from the lake.

 

damn, 76 in Shaker

In October it will be 76 in Lakewood and 59 in Shaker.

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In October it will be 76 in Lakewood and 59 in Shaker.

 

Exactly! And it will be that way at 10-11 p.m. tonight when the reverse lake breeze exhales out to the lake, dragging the air across all of the sun-heated buildings and pavement. It's the warmest time of the day here along the lakefront each spring.

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Just got out of the car in Medina felt about the same as when we left home but when we got out of the car at the hotel 20-minute drive later felt a chill in the air.

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That's the problem with the rapid. Seems so inaccessible for most of the city. 50's yikes I'm in shorts right now south of Columbus but packed for all weather. Thank you for all info! Is crime bad in that area for taking the shuttle as well? On my way!

 

 

It's great if you're driving to it and using it as a park-n-ride into downtown. Most of the Red Line was built in the 1950s and 60s when pre-Depression era transit-supportive land use was forgotten, or even discarded as undesirable. The area where your hotel is not unsafe from a crime perspective, but you will feel like a fish out of water walking to the station with all the fast-moving traffic on West 150th. Fortunately you don't have to walk far.

 

Where are you coming from, BTW?

 

That's the problem with the rapid. Seems so inaccessible for most of the city. 50's yikes I'm in shorts right now south of Columbus but packed for all weather. Thank you for all info! Is crime bad in that area for taking the shuttle as well? On my way!

 

 

It's great if you're driving to it and using it as a park-n-ride into downtown. Most of the Red Line was built in the 1950s and 60s when pre-Depression era transit-supportive land use was forgotten, or even discarded as undesirable. The area where your hotel is not unsafe from a crime perspective, but you will feel like a fish out of water walking to the station with all the fast-moving traffic on West 150th. Fortunately you don't have to walk far.

 

Where are you coming from, BTW?

 

Did you already pay for four points? Not too late to switch? Weather is nice here, shorts will play

 

It's 59 right now at my condo in Lakewood, three blocks from the lake.

 

It's 59 right now at my condo in Lakewood, three blocks from the lake.

errr, I've known where you lived for years now, KJP... :-X

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When I was a kid I lived in Lakewood and N Royalton and went to Kent State. I live in Hocking Hills area right now on a 5 acre wooded lot. Trying to get my girlfriend to want to move to Cleveland area someday. Weird thing my GF lived in Royalton- Not N Royalton- on Royalton Rd.

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errr, I've known where you lived for years now, KJP... :-X

 

Point is -- it was 59 degrees BECAUSE of where I live. And the temperature is rising, now at 66 degrees at 10 p.m. because of the reverse lake breeze coming across the warmed buildings and pavement in Cleveland and the suburbs to my south.

 

UPDATE - it hit 70 at 10:30 pm (warmest weather today!) but dropped back to 68 as a light rain started falling. If it hadn't started raining, it would probably continue to warm. I can hear the wind push against the windows on the south side of my building.

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