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“Wonderful experiences!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Lighthouse Resort
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The Lighthouse Resort
Ranked #4 of 4 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Middletown, Ohio, United States
1 review
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“Wonderful experiences!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

I travel to Lake Erie yearly, and I've stayed here each time. The staff, from top to bottom, are very friendly, the rooms are always neat and clean, and the food is excellent! Theres nothing like waking up in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee, and watching a beautiful sunrise from the open area that they maintain, right across the street. I believe that anyone would be hard pressed to find a nicer place, with the same type of ammeneties, (pool, bar & grill, and a restaurant with seating inside and out), at a better price, or location!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marcus S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

The location for the hotel is good for catching the jet boat to go to the islands. The rooms needed remolded and cleaned. The swimming pool was infested with mosquitos and needed sprayed. Food service in the dinning room was -10, food never arrived after a hour wait. Air conditioner went off in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sherri049
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

The Lighthouse Resort team went out of their way to make our group welcome. Most of our group (around 50 people) stayed for the entire weekend and really enjoyed it. Rooms were great (not fancy), but perfectly acceptable and clean. Our group is a car club and the resort held a car judging and awarded trophys to favorite cars -really unexpected! The buffet dinner in the Executive Center was excellent and the wine selection was wonderful. Breakfast Saturday morning was just as great - the management really knows how to take care of their customers. I would consider booking another group event at this resort - really wonderful!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lynkinney
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Spring Grove
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2011

Read his review and I'll 2nd the opinion. Granted we stayed on "off season". On a cold, rainy April evening, we were the only occupants. It was pretty obvious that the assigned room hadn't been used in several months. There was dust on the counters, the air was stagnant, and the previous review was spot on r.e. the Beds ! Absolutely the worst, Plastic covering a cheap matress, old bedding; just not what one might expect from a "resort".
Granted, we were there on off season with terrible weather but to use the term "resort" to describe this motel is a wee bit of an stretch.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank buddybo
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Tipp City, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

We stayed for 2 nights and would stay here again. The resort was lean friendly and seem to be up to date. The location for looking out at Lake Erie is superb, unobstructed.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kent077
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ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

Hubby and I stayed here for our 10 yr anniv October 2009. Nice and clean, front desk was very friendly, loved the in room jaccuzi, clean bathroom, great view of the lake, and nice soft bed. We will be back fo sure!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank grillheather
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columbus Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2009

Although a nightmare stay at the Canel Street "Days Inn" in New Orleans still hold the title as the worse "rip off" I've ever experienced, this place is firmly in second place. My wife and I took our 9 YO son to the lake for a quick overnighter and decided to "wing it"...bad idea. This place looked OK from the street and the room was tolarable, had the rate been around $59 per night. The problem is, I was fool enough to drop $178 ($159 before tax) on this dump!!

The room had a small frig and a microwave which was nice but that was where it ended. The pillows smelled like the guy that stayed there the night before and the bed was without a doubt the hardest, most uncomfortable bed that I have ever slept on. I'm not kidding when I say I would have been more comfortable on the floor. The sheet set had no fitted sheet only a flat sheet wrapped around the matress, (which was wrapped by some sort of child proof plastics liner). It was sleeping in a baby bed. Not sure what they were trying to protect...the $39.00 matress??

The room was as loud as it gets with people running up and down the hall until after 1:00 am. In the morning after prying myself out of the thing they called a bed, we discovered that not only was the complementary shampoo bottle 1/2 used, but so was the mouthwash AUGH!!!! Of course we brough our own, but just the fact that the staff would leave those items for the next guest , even on accident, is unacceptable on so many levels. Needsless to say, with nasty smelling pillows, sheets that didn't fit the bed and 1/2 used mouthwash bottles, we elected to skip leaving a gratuity in the thoughtful provided "house keeping gratuity envelope"...They must be joking right??!!.

We all showed and still had a problem mentally feeling clean so we swam in the lake to shake the feeling.

Maybe if I had only paid what the place was worth, I could have looked past a few things but for what I dropped, I left feeling like an idiot!! If you decide to stay here beware...you were warned!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank truefan8717
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Additional Information about The Lighthouse Resort

Property: The Lighthouse Resort
Address: 614 E Main St, Marblehead, OH 43440-2234
Region: United States > Ohio > Marblehead
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Number of rooms: 65
Also Known As:
The Lighthouse Hotel Marblehead
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