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Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Beac

3775 Park East Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122, United States Access

Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Beac

Welcome to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland - Beachwood hotel! Our hotel is conveniently located off of Route 271 and only 11 miles from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Close by are many of the area's best shopping and corporate headquarters. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland - Beachwood hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius Monday - Friday. Some of the attractions within that radius are Beachwood Place Mall, Legacy Village, Pinecrest and Eaton Collection Mall. Eaton, Progressive Insurance, BASF, GE, Rockwell Automation, OMNOVA Solutions, Parker Hannifin, Phillips Medical, Penske, Tremco, Swagelok, Materion, Tarkett, Nestle, Site Center, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Aleris, Kraftmaid, Great Lakes Cheese, Gebauer, Lincoln Electric, Avery Dennison, Swagelok, Lubrizol, Kaiser, Fidelity, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College and Corporate College are all within a few miles of the hotel. Guests of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland - Beachwood hotel enjoy our famous complimentary made to order breakfast as well as our nightly Reception. The hotel also offers complimentary parking and high-speed wireless Internet service. Here is a short list of other attractions to consider during your stay at the hotel: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse - home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Progressive Field - home of the Cleveland Indians, MGM Rocksino at Northfield Park, Jack Thistle Downs Racino, Jack Casino, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Maltz Museum, Aurora Farms Premium Outlets and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Please click on the accommodations link below to see the amenities that are included or available with your stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland - Beachwood.

The Embassy Suites-Beachwood is conveniently located at exit #29, Chagrin Blvd. off of I-271, one half-mile from I-480 and just minutes from I-90 and I-71. Embassy Suites is also conveniently located next to the area's finest shopping offering 4 upscale malls, numerous upscale restaurants and tourist attractions. The beautiful skyline of downtown Cleveland, including Progressive Field, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jack Casino, The Great Lakes Science Center and The Flats waterfront entertainment district is located 25 minutes to the West. Due to the large number of major corporations in the area, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle Monday - Friday from 7am - 6pm within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. Based upon availability.

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Parking lot
  • Secured parking
  • Transportation - local area
  • Transportation - local office
  • Front desk
    Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Late check-out available
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Photocopy center
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    ATM/Cash machine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Public address system
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Travelling with others
    Children's play area
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Playground
  • Accessible
    Accessible parking
  • Events
    Conference facilities
  • Evening reception
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green facilities
    Local community involvement

Rooms

  • Communication
    High speed Internet
  • Multi-line phone
  • Speaker phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Cribs
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom amenities
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Full kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Entertainment
    All news channel
  • Cable television
  • CNN availaible
  • FREE movies/video
  • Business
    Copier
  • Data port
  • Desk
  • Desk with lamp
  • Spare electrical outlet available
  • Telephones with message light
  • General
    Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm
  • Iron
  • Non-smoking
  • Self-controlled heating/cooling
  • Smoke detectors

Recreation

  • Pool
    Indoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
    Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness
    24-hour fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sport
    Golf
  • Snow skiing
  • Snow sports
  • Tennis court

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Buffet breakfast
  • FREE buffet breakfast
  • FREE full american breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE cocktails
  • FREE evening reception
  • FREE in-room coffee/tea
  • Welcome drink
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Cocktail lounge

Breakfast

  • FREE buffet breakfast
  • FREE full american breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 16:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

Cancel policy
See rate rules for cancellation requirements.

Travel with others

Children policy
CHILDREN 18 YEARS AND UNDER stay free in same suite with parent.

Pets are not allowed.

Language spoken

  • English

Concierge tips

If you’re winding down for the day or gearing up for the night, have a more relaxing evening at our complimentary Evening Reception. The complimentary Evening Reception held nightly features free snacks and beverages for guests. Choose from a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while enjoying light appetizers and great conversation with family or coworkers. It’s more than perfect for adults and kids alike.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 13
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 216
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 4680 sq. ft.

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Parking lot
  • Secured parking

Amenities

  • Max seating capacity

Environment

Property's Green Action

Environmental challenges have an impact on the wellbeing of people and ecosystems around the world. We strive to operate as efficiently as possible across our entire value chain. For a low carbon future, we reduce and monitor energy and water use. As part of our commitment to reducing our waste to landfill, we created a comprehensive waste strategy and we collaborate with WWF to reduce food waste in our operations and supply chain. Responsible sourcing makes a difference: we source goods and services locally as possible.


  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Local community involvement

Certifications

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities, such as:

• Improve their environmental performance constantly
• Comply with local and national regulations and other requirements subscribed
• Prevent water, air and ground pollution hazards
• Control and optimise water and energy consumption
• Promote waste recycling and recovery
• Raise environmental awareness among employees and train them to adopt good practices in their activity
• Use eco-label housekeeping products
• Use sustainable forestry certified paper

ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.

ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works, and
- Continually improve energy management.

Most helpful reviews 8 38 reviews

MJ mj
2 years ago – Google

6

Been to scores of Embassy Suites over the years. This one is about ready for an update. Folks should know that the bar closes at 11:00, and the atrium/lobby at 10:00. Kinda backward and early. They don't advertise this. I see how some will like, others not so much. So I share... Some of the staff, particularly front desk, would benefit from customer service training focused on personality/pleasantness. No one has been nasty, I get a powerful sense of nonchalant-ness from much of the staff. As if they will be employed no matter what. I for one, am looking for attentive service WITH a smile at these prices. So on my next trip to E.Cleveland I'll be looking for other luxury accommodations. On the plus side, the bar, food, a.m. breakfast and p.m. reception were all up to expectations.

Marqueat Rouse
2 years ago – Google

7

Great hotel with all the amenities necessary for a good time. The only that they could or should change, or maybe even add is an appropriate outdoor entertainment space. Families dont want to be cooped up in their paid space the whole time as a constant reminder of all the money they spent on a decent environment.

Lynn Holthaus
2 years ago – Google

5

Nice place but housekeeping didn't come one of the days even when we called to ask them to please come. We ran out of clean towels also. The pool area was nice but no supervision at all. There were small children jumping in and out of the jacuzzi so no adult could enjoy themselves plus it was dangerous for the children. Breakfast was well done but no pancakes on the weekend.

Brian Sexton
2 years ago – Google

10

Great place. Free drinks and snacks. Breakfast is great and the staff is excellent. Had a minor problem in my room but they took care of me. The restaurant has great food.

LuvDubGamer T.T
2 years ago – Google

10

Great service. The staff was friendly and nice. It was very hospitable and overall a great experience. The rooms were spacious and clean, and the breakfast was amazing.

Jim Zinkhon
2 years ago – Google

9

A nice, clean, well run facility. Very convenient location. Standard suites like in most of the Embassy hotels. Good restaurant and bar with a full menu. Very nice managers reception. Excellent breakfast. Will definitely return.

Vivian Williams
2 years ago – Google

5

This is an older property. The rooms were dated. It was centrally located for places needed to go. Hospitality was as I've experienced from other ES locations. Accommodations for the cost was good. There's nothing like a complimentary ES Happy Hour and breakfast buffet!

Toni Delporte
2 years ago – Google

8

It was fine, but not as nice as other Embassy Suites I've become accustomed to. Staff was friendly, sangria was delicious, and the hotel was nice...just maybe a little dated. There was definitely age on some of the items in the room including the doors and cabinets.

Dena Freedman
2 years ago – Google

7

A perfect place for a getaway weekend. Wether a big or small crowd this is the place to go. The big fountian in the center of the lobby is bound to relax you. The pool and big bar are also a great place to hang out at night or during the day. Good service and helpful staff!

Constance Chapman
2 years ago – Google

9

Absolutely wonderful place! My room was spacious and comfortable. Very clean. The breakfast was fresh and delicious! I will definitely be back!

Lucas Nash
2 years ago – Google

7

All in all a pretty good stay here. The staff was wonderful especially Anna who helped me and my friend during breakfast. I would definitely recommend and stay here again.

Janella Leach
2 years ago – Google

7

I haven't stayed at this location yet, but I will be staying here this summer during our family reunion. The staff were all very friendly. From the manager, to the front desk clerk, to the restaurant staff. The manager saw to it that we had a personal tour of the facility. It was very clean and very well lit. The guests were all smiles while socializing in the common areas. The rooms were good sizes and clean. The hotel offers many amenities. There is a lot to do in the area. There are various dine-in and fast food restaurants. There are two shopping centers. The hotel is right off of the freeway. It is one exit away from Beachwood mall. As well as one exit away from Harvard park shopping center and the future home of Pinecrest mall and Ahuja "University Hospital". The area is very prolific.

Thomas Butler
2 years ago – Google

6

My family and I had a wonderful time when I stayed from Wednesday until Friday night. Their happy hour and breakfast service were awesome. When we got back from sight seeing on Friday night, it was like a totally different place. A bunch of local families came on a "Staycation". They took over the pool, cannonball diving and splashing water out of the pool. Kids were running the halls until around midnight. That was until the smoke alarm went off. Alarms and strobe lights were everywhere. When we exited the room, it smelled thick of Swisher Sweet smoke. There was a haze of smoke near the ceiling on the end of the building, towards the dining areas. We finally made our way downstairs to the lobby. There was no effort made by the hotel to communicate with, or reassure the patrons, by the management. Two hundred of us stood around the lobby, confused as what to do next. Did we need to exit the building? Or were we fine where we were? Quite a few people just stood at the railing on the upper floors and watched. They obviously didn't have a well prepared emergency response plan. Security was nowhere to be found. Nobody knocked on doors, to check if everyone was out of their rooms and safe. Nobody publicly announced an " All clear". The employee at the desk told a handful of people nearby and the rest of us figured it out for ourselves. I didn't feel safe all night after that and didn't sleep well. I however commend emergency services for their quick response. The facility was nice. The workers were courteous, efficient and mostly helpful. But I doubt I shall return, until I am assured they have a better emergency response plan.

Jason Tsyndrina
2 years ago – Google

9

It waa a quick stay. Things were clean and prompt. And check out was simple

Brian D
2 years ago – Google

6

The room was OK for a overnight stay for business. As for the quality of the room I would have to say it needs work to make it worth the price of the stay. Let me start with the couch in the living room area was dirty and stained and I would rather just not sit on it, the shower had very little water pressure and the water controls are backwards which makes showering feel like a Jigsaw Saw movie torture device not to mention the terrible water pressure and shower head. The room has a half used room of toilet paper and one wash cloth in a double bed room. Overall the hotel is nice and the staff is friendly but I would stay somewhere else next time for the price and quality of he room.

Aaron Eatman
2 years ago – Google

10

Great service and the facility has been completely renovated. The Manager's Reception is a great way to start the evening and the breakfast is good as well. This particular location is near the freeway and convenient for shopping at either Beachwood Place Mall or The Shoppes of Eton. It has several chain and local restaurants nearby.

Amber Skoff
2 years ago – Google

7

Amazing. Boyfriend took me for a surprise getaway. Loved it. I have it 4 because the tub wasn't big enough and we are tall people...also the bed gave us backaches...other than that, AMAZING.

Zach Hammers
2 years ago – Google

9

I dont know where all of the bad reviews came from. The front desk people are super helpful and friendly. The bar/restaurant people are fantastic and put the Penguin games on for me. My room was not dirty in the slightest bit and was upkept every day for the entire week. I would definitely stay here again.

John Scott
2 years ago – Google

8

Great breakfast, nice meet and greet (happy hour) clean rooms. Very relaxing. Staff very friendly.

Jim Muir
2 years ago – Google

8

Great room. Very clean. Very quiet, considering the number of people staying there. Outstanding complimentary breakfast! Some of the best omelets you'll ever have. Restaurant menu is sparse, but the food is good.

Rachel Downey
2 years ago – Google

8

Great staff and very friendly. I would have given them five stars but there were tons of kids running the halls and pool area not being supervised.

Alexander Hindley
2 years ago – Google

9

Very new and modern hotel. Restaurant and bar were pretty good for a hotel. Exercise room is big enough to do the trick in a pinch, but could be a little bigger. Staff was friendly. Particularly like the relaxing water area in the middle of the hotel.

Harold Baker
2 years ago – Google

9

We had a family event nearby. The hotel was great for our needs. The rooms were comfortable, the staff were friendly & helpful, the hotel had a lot of common seating areas, and nightly manager's reception included snacks & alcohol.

Aagrim Sharma
2 years ago – Google

8

I usually look for Embassy suites when travelling to any city for the fantastic cook to order breakfast. Overall the rooms were decently sized and what you would expect. The bathroom door was a bit weird and didn't really have any locking mechanism. Also there was very little space on the sink to keep any of your toiletries.

Arunraja Murugaboopathyraju
2 years ago – Google

9

Best business suites for very good prices... Lavish breakfast area... Beautiful lobby always filled with multi cultural people... Good place for weekends too...

Brooke Fleener
2 years ago – Google

9

There is great shopping and food options. The rooms are amazing and so is the breakfast! I had a great time there

Dustin Laycox
2 years ago – Google

9

Relatively clean and quiet hotel witb friendly staff located conveniently just off the highway. Not a lot of food options within walking distance, but they have a free shuttle that will take you anywhere locally. Room was clean with complimentary K cups in room. Shower was very nice walk-in tiled unit with tons of room and glass walls. Plenty of tv/movie channels to choose from. Managers reception and breakfast were the usual if you are familiar with any other Embassy, but they are great little extras that keep me coming back!

Juanita Franklin
3 years ago – Google

10

We stayed at the hotel the weekend of July 28. We had a wonderful experience at the hotel and we will definitely stay again when we come to town. The room was clean and spacious. I thought that the hotel staff was outstanding and everyone was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and the omelets were delicious. Kudos to the hotel management.

Lauren M
3 years ago – Google

8

It's a nice hotel with lots of cool scenery inside like plants and fountains. The staff are very helpful and breakfast here is better than any other hotel I've been to. The pool is indoors which was a bit of a bummer. There's a laundromat inside which is very helpful. Next to all of the good we did have some confusion with our room. We thought there would be a kitchenette and there was not.

Jessica Brock
3 years ago – Google

10

Very clean hotel! The rooms were nice and big, and the staff was friendly and welcoming. They had a large hot breakfast with an awesome fresh-made omlette bar, and a huge selection of other hot food.

David Burrow
3 years ago – Google

10

The room was clean, and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing, even more so because it was complimentary. The interior of the hotel is beautiful, and the fountains add a nice touch.

Curtis Skeels
3 years ago – Google

9

The rooms are great as always, comfortable furniture and spacious. The water is too treated, but I feel like that's an issue at a lot of hotels.... The amenities and location are great! The free happy hour reception is always worth the stay and the staff are some of the best people in the area!

Meghan Nowicki
3 years ago – Google

5

Overall, I was disappointed with this stay. While on first impression this hotel looks great, however once we started to pay attention the peeled layers began to reveal some issues. The bathroom was left with an almost empty tp roll, there was still hair on the tub and mold in the corners. The pool was entirely over crowded in the evening, and when we went the following morning I was told "something happened last night" with out so much as an I'm sorry from the person at the front desk. I had 2 very disappointed youngsters. On the upside, the beds where very comfy, and space inside the room was ample.

Roberta Harter
3 years ago – Google

10

Smoker friendly. Great happy hour. Nice atmosphere. Quiet neighborhood. Close to interstate and plenty of food options.

Meghan Nowicki
3 years ago – Google

6

Overall, I was disappointed with this stay. While on first impression this hotel looks great, but once we stayed to pay attention the peeled layers began to reveal some issues. The bathroom was left with an almost empty tp roll, there was still hair on the tub and mold in the corners. The pool was entirely over crowded in the evening, and when we went the following morning I was told "something happened last night" with out so much as an I'm sorry from the person at the front desk. I had 2 very disappointed youngsters. On the upside, the beds where very comfy, and shave inside the room was ample.

Kenn Nowicki
3 years ago – Google

4

Room looked nice, but our stay had many flaws unfortunately. The bathroom had mildew everywhere, hair left over from last guests, tv signal barely worked and the air-conditioning was good awful, felt musty and humid despite turning it down to the lowest it could go. The pool was being used by a party and at Max capacity the evening we checked in and then the next morning it was closed- our children were very disappointed as so we're we:(

Pallab Bhattacharya
3 years ago – Google

7

Suites. Service. Free bar between 5:30 - 7:30pm, complementary drinks. Decent breakfast, with options to order breakfast of your choice. Would have given 5 stars had they been providing water bottles to the guests. That is the only point where they are behind most of the other hotels. You have to buy bottles of water.

David Jones
3 years ago – Google

8

This is a nice clean and friendly place. Great cooked breakfast omlets. My only complaint is a top notch place has no real coffee.

Amma Knight
3 years ago – Google

8

This location is great. I attended a religious function and there was not ample parking. Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and visible. They kept the lobby tidy as the religious function dismissed.

Alissa Simon
3 years ago – Google

10

The facility is lovely. We didn't stay overnight, but had a awards ceremony, with brunch provided by the hotel. The brunch was great.

Seth Jefferies
3 years ago – Google

5

The hotel is ok, but you definitely get what you pay for. My room had water damage in the shower, spots on all the hard surfaces that the cleaning staff missed, and in general the hotel looks like it needs renovation. I wouldn't want to stay here longer than a few days, but for under $130 a night, you can find worse hotels.

Lori Walker
3 years ago – Google

4

We stayed for a night. The rooms were very clean, roomy and comfortable. There was nice lobby bar that fir perfectly in the decor of the hotel. The Concierge was quite knowledge and also fit the hotel perfectly. This is worth the stay. I as beautiful part of Cleveleland as one can expect to find

Ashley Moore
3 years ago – Google

10

We stayed there this past Friday to Sunday. The staff was very attentive to our needs. The room was excellent. The breakfast staff works very hard to make sure that you have everything you need. The only thing I would never will do again is stay at the hotel on the first of the month, it attracts too many people that bring a lot of rowdy children and they do not supervise them . Otherwise I enjoyed my experience and will stay again .

chesterdmutt
3 years ago – Google

6

I arrived around midnight. There were children playing everywhere. They were on all upper levels and the main floor. They were running, yelling, laughing, a couple were riding hover board. In the morning I asked the attendant at the front desk if the children were part of a group, she said they were not.

Vivian Billups
3 years ago – Google

5

This hotel is beautiful. However, the hotel attracts too many party goers and the noise level after 11:00 P.M is terrible. Security did a bad job keeping the noise level down when people are sleeping. People yell up and down the hall, hold conversations outside of people rooms and security is no where to be found. When I complained to the front desk the young lady attitude was very relaxed as though this was normal operation. In addition, there were too many unsupervised children running up and down the hall and knocking on people's doors then running away. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to people seeking relaxation and quiet.

Tom W.
3 years ago – Google

8

Hotel is nice inside. Room was quiet during my stay. Breakfast was good with made to order available.

Debi Brennan
3 years ago – Google

6

Public areas are great. Breakfast was good. The room, in general, was ok. The bathroom was not. The grout in the shower was moldy. The tub fixtures were very loose, but worst of all was the water pressure. The shower head does not spray at any adjustment. Water simply falls out leaving one straddling the faucet, rear against moldy tile to get wet. Unacceptable for this caliber a hotel.

Kevin Faber
3 years ago – Google

8

Food was good, service in the banquet hall wasn't the best. Beautiful hotel though.

Nick Meurrier
3 years ago – Google

7

Hotel is in good shape. Friendly staff. Cons - coffee machine in room broken, phone was also broken.

Death Sludge
3 years ago – Google

8

Nice large room. Liked the free happy hour and breakfast buffet. Pool was open late. Convienently located.

Brian Frank
3 years ago – Google

7

Everything was great, except check in. They didn't have our crib ready (we arrived at 11pm) and we were supposed to be given a package from a family member that we didn't receive. Otherwise, the room was great.

Cameron Brooks
3 years ago – Google

7

We arrived early and the room was ready for us already. It was in great shape. Service was nice, the staff was friendly. Breakfast was complimentary and everything tasted good.

Ben Dora
4 years ago – Google

10

Beautiful lobby and public spaces. I was lucky enough to stay in one of the king bed suites which has a nice large shower,a sitting area and very comfortable bed. Would recommend to others staying in the area.

Wasim Anjum
4 years ago – Google

10

One of the best hotels in the area. Fresh to order made Breakfast. Beautiful looking build. Nice halls for meeting. Cozy environment. Very relaxing either you are their for work or vacation. Free drinks at certain hours. :)

Eric Welch
4 years ago – Google

9

Very nice hotel. Clean spacious rooms. Delicious breakfast. Could have a few additional people working breakfast.

Lauren Amy Elizabeth
4 years ago – Google

9

The lobby was beautiful. We loved the open space and how each guest could see the fountains when they left their rooms. The room where we had our event was large, clean, comfortable and air conditioned. The bathrooms were constantly being cleaned as well.

Matt W
4 years ago – Google

10

Stayed there back in October of 2015, wonderful 1 bed rooms, had a small apartment feel. Really nice. The cook to order breakfast was great. Overall environment of the hotel was great. I'd stay here again. Only odd part was the elevator, seemed pretty old and worn, but I can look past it.

Kathy Alberts
4 years ago – Google

9

So far, my room is very nice, and the breakfast bar is spectacular. Their food at the Bar & Grill is,also impressive

Tony Vescovi
4 years ago – Google

8

Rooms were furnished nicely. Great breakfast. Would stay there again.

Ruth Hirsch
4 years ago – Google

10

This Embassy Suites is absolutely beautiful and everything is new. We have held corporate meetings here and the staff has been outstandingly helpful. I will definitely reuse them and recommend them to our business travelers.

Sue McGrew
5 years ago – Google

9

Amazing Embassy Suites! Rooms were fantastic...new and CLEAN! Would highly recommend to anyone. Breakfast was amazing...and when French Toast wasn't on the menu that day, the staff went back and made it for my granddaughters! They aim to please! Will definitely go back when I have an event in that area! Maybe even go back...just to go back!!