We stayed here on the weekend of July 12th for two nights. It has the best location since it has free parking behind it and it is a VERY short walk to the Jet Ski dock, making it easy to get to Put-in-Bay. The hotel oozes of quaintness and has a fine dining restaurant along with a pub where you can eat. The room was small but it IS an old hotel. It had a bed and small bathroom. There also was a microwave and refrigerator. The only down side to the room was that there were no chairs, but quite possibly there was no room to put any in. The bathroom is very small but comfortable and clean. I was told that there could be a long wait for the water to heat up but ours was very hot from the get go. The front desk clerk gave me a card for reduced Jet Ski fares and that was appreciated. The bill under door the last morning was correct and showed a zero balance so there was no need to stand at the desk to check out.
There are only a few areas where the hotel needs work. When I was booking the room their online booker alternated between saying there were no rooms and a whole bunch of rooms to choose from. I called the hotel ahead of time to make sure that I was in the system, and I was. Once there the free WIFI was pretty much MIA. Our room was over the restaurant and the only network showing up was the restaurant's. I was lucky enough to get my iPad to log onto it but it dropped often and was slow. In the lobby area there were networks for the lobby, floor 2 (mine), and floor 3 showing up. I could not get any to accept the code that was supposed to work. The AC unit was placed so that it blew on us and we had to decide between this or roasting. We let it run. I think the clerk(s) at the front desk should at least make eye contact or somehow acknowledge guests. They seemed to be in their own little world.
All in all, it was a fine time and in time I hope they work out these minor issues. We will stay again.
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- 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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- The Island House Hotel Port Clinton, Ohio