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Kelleys Island Venture Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Certificate of Excellence
Lakewood, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A lovely place”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Folks, this is a motel. It's not a resort as in, for example, a J.W. Marriott or others. It is, however, beautifully landscaped, great location, super clean, friendly owners. There are free bikes to use, a hot tub and a pool overlooking the lake. An easy scenic walk to the downtown bars and restaurants, which, surprisingly for a tourist area, are good. The price is fine for what you get and for the fact that this is a summer vacation island with few places to stay that you can rent by the night or a short stay rather than an entire week. These people make their money in a short season and the cost is entirely reasonable. The restaurant directly across the street is a nice amenity. One of the things we loved the most is that this place is quiet. To those who complain about being asked to pipe down after 11pm, may we suggest Put-in-Bay. If you are looking to party hearty, this is not the place for you.

Another nice feature is directly across the street on the lake front there are lounge chairs, tables and grills for picnics and watching the sunset. We liked our stay very much and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Strongsville, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed in the Marbledhead Suite (upper level) and the views of the lake from our balcony and room were great. Our room was clean and nicely furnished. Resort is 3/4 of a mile from the downtown area which made our stay more peaceful and relaxing. It was nice to walk or bike (resort has free bike rentals) to the downtown area. Kelleys Island Brewery is right next to the resort so you have close access to a restaurant if you don't want to walk into town. Will definitely be back.

Room Tip: When children were in the pool, the noise level went up quite a lot but it was only in the late afte...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a roomy comfortable hotel with a great location and wonderful pool/ hot tub. We took the kids and everyone loved the hotel. Take advantage of the free bicycles to pedal around the island. The rooms are large and the hotel was quiet at the right times. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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akron, ohio
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We usually go to Put in Bay but decided to give this place a try before meeting friends on PIB. This is our new go to place on Lake Erie. The place was beautiful. Grounds, pool area, rooms were clean and the owner was very friendly. Wish they had golf carts to rent. Downtown is about a mile away and after a few drinks at night....well a mile is quite a distance. The bikes were free so we really cant complain too much. Will get a larger suite next time and have everyone stay on one suite. The rooms are not cheap but none of them are in the summer at Lake Erie. $200 a night is the norm for any room on the lake. I would rather stay at the Venture Resort next summer. We will be back!!! Thanks

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centerville, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in an Iroquois Suite with a group of friends July 25, 26, and 27th. The grounds are kept beautifully, and the rooms were very clean. We kept having trouble with our room keys deactivating... But the desk staff was helpful. While we were there, the staff was responsive and friendly. However, I do agree with others that their phone etiquette could use some work. The free bike rentals were fun, and the pool / hot tub were both immaculate. The view from the balcony was great. We had no issues with the room getting cleaned. The only quiet time issue we had was that we got yelled at by our neighbor for talking and laughing after midnight. Although we were very sorry we disturbed him - we were in a hotel on our first day of vacation... So we were having fun. :)

Stayed July 2014
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Medina, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I spent two days midweek this last week at Kelley's Island Venture Resort and it was exactly what we hoped it would be. The resort is clean and beautiful and the staff couldn't be more efficient and nice. The front desk staff had to deal with a problematic guest as we were checking in, and they seemed to handle it with grace and dignity, while giving us their full attention. Our only problem (not the hotel's fault) was that the guests in the room next to us decided that the deck outside their room would be where all of the other guests they brought with them (including the problematic one we encountered at the front desk)and others staying in other rooms would gather and complain loudly about the staff. My husband and I couldn't hold a conversation on the deck outside our room because of the loudness of all the people gathered next door. We decided to take our chairs to the other side of the building and then went accross the road to the lakefront. This ended up being a much better place to relax and talk anyway. We did love this hotel and it's location and WILL DEFINITELY be back next year.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms seem a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

My family and I went to Kelley's Island Venture Resort during Island Fest This past weekend. This is the second year in a row we stayed here. The hotel is very clean, the pool/hot tub is very clean. Very clean rooms and friendly staff. we would recommend this hotel to families and singles any time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Kelleys Island Venture Resort
Address: 441 West Lakeshore Drive, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Region: United States > Ohio > Kelleys Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kelleys Island Venture Resort is the key to your vacation destination. Our beautiful resort sits on the south shore of Kelleys Island. Our outdoor pool and hot tub sit in our spectacular flower and rock gardens. Some of our amenities include bicycles for our guests, a children's playground, beautiful views of Lake Erie, Marblehead, and Cedar Point, and a lakefront lounging deck right on the water. ... more   less 
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