Sins and Secrets.....Documentary TV Show:

The J. Palen House was the backdrop for the upcoming show to air in January and February

Fox 8 News:

Featured Nov. 16 and Dec. 23rd, their video under "Tour the Inn"

Midwest Magazine,  May/June 2011

The J. Palen House was selected as one of the "BEST OF THE MIDWEST" B&B's for the 2011.  The much anticipated list was published April 21st, 2011.  "Think you know B&B's? We did too---until we stayed in some that took the concept and elevated it to pure bliss. In these 30 B&B's, you won't find small beds, shared baths, frumpy decor, overzealous innkeepers or too much lace.  What you will find:  Luxurious linens, expertly prepared food from nearby sources, exquisitely maintained properties and modern amenities (Not to mention hosts who balance gracious hospitality with a respect for privacy).  They also offer a variety of settings, whether you're looking for small towns, foodie flourishes, urban neighborhoods or countryside views."

Ohio City neighborhood 


This trendy neighborhood is a Midwest crowd-pleaser. Discover its appeal by hopping over to McNulty's Bier Market, a Belgian beer bar that houses Speakeasy, a prohibition-era cocktail bar in the basement. Then, "hit up the nationally renowned Great Lakes Brewing Co., or for retro grunge and cheap beer, try The Garage Bar," Cockrell says. Coming soon: Market Garden Brewery, an outdoor beer garden.

The Washington Post,  September 24th, 2010   by Maryann Haggerty

 Serendipity (and some Internet trawling) led us to a B&B, the J. Palen House. Maps showed it a few miles from downtown, across the Cuyahoga River and close to a station on the city's light rail system.

 ...... The B&B, a pretty purple Victorian... Rooms were large and lovely, with the sort of flouncy touches that turn a night on the road into a romantic interlude.

Around the corner onto Market Avenue, a restaurant-lined block lively with young Clevelanders. Scott pointed out the highlights - the Flying Fig, considered one of the city's best locavore restaurants; a nice wine bar; the Great Lakes brewpub. Around the next corner, on 25th Street, there were more shiny new restaurants mixed in with worn neighborhood storefronts. And a few hundred yards away, in a handsome red-brick building with an eye-catching clock tower, was the West Side Market, one of those century-old food-stall palaces. Later, I found that city boosters are trying to brand the immediate neighborhood the Market District and attract even more restaurants and food-oriented retailers.

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Midwest Living Magazine,  Sept/Oct 2010 ,  Autumn in the City Cleveland, OH

"Where to Stay .........   J. Palen House

"Where to Eat"   ..........  Light Bistro ( Across the street), Great Lakes Brewery (Two blocks away)    , The West Side Market (Three blocks away)