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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Discover the music and memorabilia from the greatest rock bands in the world and find out why Cleveland is so important to the world of Rock and Roll. 

Find out more about some of the most famous rock songs ever written in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Browse handwritten lyrics and composed pieces, such as the song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles. Watch documentaries which chart the rise of the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who and Bruce Springsteen. See ultimate rock memorabilia, such as Iggy Pop’s costumes and John Lennon’s guitars.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was built in 1995 and is one of the most popular attractions in Cleveland. The building’s sloping glass walls and angular frame are an impressive sight on the shores of Lake Erie.

You enter the building on the third floor, with the other floors situated below ground level. Pause at the large screens showing films, interviews and photographs of famous bands. Follow the line of signatures of Hall of Fame inductees to get to the temporary exhibitions.

Head down to the second floor’s interactive booths to listen to some of the musicians that forever changed rock 'n' roll, as well as a few one-hit wonders. This floor also has temporary exhibitions.

On the lowest floor you’ll find the permanent exhibits. Learn about the roots of rock 'n' roll in blues and gospel. Find out who the Cleveland DJ was who first named the music “rock and roll” and don’t miss the special The Beatles exhibition.

Visit in the summer and you may well catch a live concert in the plaza in front of the Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a café and music shop. It is located in North Harbor, overlooking Lake Erie. To get there, catch a bus, trolley or light rail from downtown or drive. If you park at the Great Lakes Science Center garage you’ll get a discount at the museum’s information desk. The venue is open daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is an admission fee. Children under 9 enter for free and those of 9-12 and over 65 years old get a discount. 


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DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside CA $109
DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside

1111 Lakeside Avenue E, Cleveland, OH
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Free Stamp, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Convention Center. FirstEnergy Stadium and Great Lakes Science Center are also within 15 minutes. Cleveland Station is 9 minutes by foot and Tower City-Public Square Station is 19 minutes.

    Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown CA $117
    Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown

    Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown

    1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cleveland Mall, JACK Cleveland Casino and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland Convention Center and Cleveland Arcade are also within 10 minutes. Tower City-Public Square Station is 12 minutes by foot and Cleveland Station is 12 minutes.

      Hilton Cleveland Downtown CA $187
      Hilton Cleveland Downtown

      Hilton Cleveland Downtown

      100 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland, OH
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cleveland Convention Center, JACK Cleveland Casino and Cleveland Arcade. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and FirstEnergy Stadium are also within 15 minutes. Tower City-Public Square Station is 12 minutes by foot and Cleveland Station is 12 minutes.

        The Westin Cleveland Downtown CA $134
        The Westin Cleveland Downtown

        The Westin Cleveland Downtown

        777 Saint Clair Ave Ne, Cleveland, OH
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cleveland Convention Center and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Great Lakes Science Center and Playhouse Square Centre are also within 15 minutes. Cleveland Station is 11 minutes by foot and Tower City-Public Square Station is 16 minutes.

          Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade CA $124
          Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade

          Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade

          420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Gateway District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of JACK Cleveland Casino and Cleveland Convention Center. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Progressive Field are also within 15 minutes. Tower City-Public Square Station is 9 minutes by foot and Cleveland Station is 15 minutes.

            Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower CA $123
            Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

            Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

            1360 West Mall Drive, Cleveland, OH
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Cleveland, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cleveland Mall and Cleveland Convention Center. JACK Cleveland Casino and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse are also within 10 minutes. Tower City-Public Square Station is 10 minutes by foot and Cleveland Station is 14 minutes.

              Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown CA $129
              Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown

              Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown

              1460 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Gateway District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Free Stamp, Cleveland Public Auditorium and Cleveland Convention Center. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are also within 15 minutes. Tower City-Public Square Station is 13 minutes by foot and Cleveland Station is 12 minutes.

                Kimpton Schofield Hotel CA $122
                Kimpton Schofield Hotel

                Kimpton Schofield Hotel

                2000 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Gateway District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and Cleveland Arcade. Allen Theatre and Cleveland Public Library are also within 10 minutes. Tower City-Public Square Station is 11 minutes by foot and Cleveland Station is 16 minutes.