My husband and I just returned from a weekend stay at The Island House. Great location for catching the Jet Express to Put-in-Bay and just a scenic drive away from Marblehead and the Kelley's Island ferry. This historic building had a lot of charm. Other hotels we saw in the area were just your run-of-the-mill chains.
We had the second floor 'King Suite". Not really sure you should call this a "suite". Nice room with a King Bed, Micro-Mini Frig combo and very small bath. It was a pretty corner room with high ceiling and several windows. Unfortunately,the wooden binds did little keep out the street lights therefore the room was very light all night. Also VERY noisy from the street! It almost sounded as if a window was open.
My biggest complain was the housekeeping. Coffeemaker was not cleaned after the first day we used it, still had the leftover coffee and grounds in it after our room had been 'cleaned'. Same thing for the bathroom sink. Still traces of make-up etc left in it.
There was also a mix-up with our reservation. When we returned at mid-day our key didn't work. Went to the front desk and found out that the person who checked us in had mistakenly registered us for only one night. However, all our belongings were still in the room..they just re-keyed the lock. Thankfully, we returned in the middle of the day before they had time to 'give away' our room to a new guest.
All-in-all, I would probably recommend this hotel to the person who wants to experience something a little different and is willing to pay a little more for that. I'm glad we did it once. However, next time I would probably just do with the lower priced chains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island House is a unique combination of boutique hotel with historic charm. Enjoy an attentive staff, charming ambiance and World Class dining. Walk to Jet Express, fishing charters and nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Island House Hotel Port Clinton, Ohio