I came here with my mom to pick up a new vacuum cleaner for our home and wound up buying a small handheld unit for my college dorm since the prices were so good. That was three years ago and I've been using that handheld vacuum regularly since then - it's sucked up crushed up Cheerios, my roommate's fish bowl's pebbles, dirt from my tipped over plant, and grass tracked in from campus. It's held up and works great - the quality of their products is wonderful and I'd buy from them again. I trust the merchandise they sell and know I'm not getting a lemon.
My friend and her family, who originally lived in Cleveland, stayed here while visiting family and friends and I came over to swim and hang out. It was a nice hotel - clean, well-cared-for. The pool was thankfully deserted (a big plus), decent sized (nothing like an Olympic pool or a community pool), and the right temperature. The snack machines had honey wheat pretzels, too, which sealed the deal for me. I saw their rooms - it was nicely-decorated, clean, and stacked with plenty of towels. I'd stay here, given the chance.
The one appointment I had with her is quite possibly the worst dental experience I've had, and I *hate* going to the dentist, so that speaks volumes considering no appointment is fun for me. I made an appointment and being a punctual person, I got there 10 minutes early, and had to wait 20 minutes for her to come and open up, then get everything together because she has no formal help whatsoever. She's a bit disorganized and everything could run a whole lot smoother if she cleaned up her routine a bit. Overall, a frustrating and unpleasant experience - I do not recommend this dentist.
I was looking for a simple haircut without any frills or anything too fancy - I said to slightly layer it and got crazy chunks put in. It took my regular hair stylist a few sessions to balance it out again and make it look right. I guess if you go there, be sure to go to great lengths to let them know you don't want anything extreme and you don't want your finished hair cut to deviate too much from exactly what you tell them.
UHHS has a wonderful sleep lab. If you have trouble sleeping, they can monitor your biorhythms. brain waves, sleep length, and patterns overnight to diagnose what the problem might be. One of my family members had trouble sleeping and they diagnosed a sleep disorder she was unaware of and now she gets a full night's sleep. I was there with her to check out the place and had a walk-through of the clinic; they have great equipment and cutting-edge technology to help you learn why you aren't sleeping soundly. I recommend this hospital's department; I thought it was impressive.
Huron Hospital is a trauma hospital in Cleveland Heights. Last summer, my dad was in a car accident and was in bad shape - broken bones, swollen brain causing STM (short-term memory) problems and confusion, etc. They did a great job doing diagnostic tests and treating him. They pinpointed the exact locations of his fractures (the exact vertebrae) and treated him immediately. The nurses and doctors were kind and kept us informed about where his treatment was going and how he was progressing. A year later, and he is fully healed again - they had great care and a very intelligent, swift staff who know what they're doing.
I had a free week pass at this gym and only went twice. It's a clean, large facility with a variety of working equipment, but it's way too crowded for my liking. It's irritating to have people breathing down your neck while you're working out, or taking a glance around the room and not be able to find an open piece of cardio equipment. Overall, it's a nice gym - the design is great - but I prefer my small gym, where I can always get equipment without a problem, and feel like I have some personal space.
We wanted a fresh coating of paint in our kitchen, so I attempted to do it myself - but my parents didn't like the fact I was painting the toaster, microwave, cabinets, and floor tiles in the process - and that the paint seemed deeper in some areas and more shallow in others. My parents aren't professional painters either, so we called Northcoast, who had the job done in a day. Perfectly even paint, neat strokes, no mess over the kitchen to clean up. It looks great, they worked fast yet efficiently, prices were good - what more can I say?
Grog Shop is a small concert pavillion for independent acts... it's a great way for fans to get small, intimate concerts with their favorite act or breaking new artists to get exposure. The interior look is cool and optimized so the sound quality is great - regardless of where you are, the sound is amplified and you get an awesome concert experience. I love how they book new artists to check out and then some better-known acts, like Bright Eyes. I've been to some great concerts here.
Mayfield Library is the only two-tiered library I know of in the Cuyahoga region. I love the huge staircases leading to the second floor. The librarians are friendly and the one in the young adult section always gave me wonderful recommendations when I was in middle school for books I'd enjoy. They have a few computers to surf the internet and more to browse their selection. Everything is well-organized; you can find a lot of books to read leisurely or to help with school reports/papers. They keep current and up-to-date, but have classics, also - I've found a lot of gems here.