This was a typical beachfront hotel: a little sandy in the room (floor, sheets); a little dingy and in disrepair, giving the impression of it not being too clean; not sure if the sheets were changed before we came; horribly uncomfortable beds. The soaps were adequate, the jacuzzi tub (I had a king jacuzzi room - king bed, pull out singe bed couch) was a nice plus, and the kitchenette was good for leftovers (microwave and small fridge). Ice and soda machines very close. Parking is close to the rooms, but we had to cross the street to check in and to get breakfast at another hotel in the group, which was kind of a drag with 3 little kids on a busy street and nowhere near a crosswalk. Breakfast was low budget continental -- the kids were quite happy with fruit loops and pastries, though no healthy choices other than an apple for Mom. The beach was small, but right outside the door, and the water was shallow for a good distance -- kids loved it. Selection of toys on the beach and more than enough lounge chairs were also a big plus. There is also a nice deck with lounge chairs, so there are ample views of the sun setting over the lake. There is a restaurant/bar next door (shares the beach), which was a little pricey for the quality of the food (again, not surprising, given the location), but insanely convenient, and the kids loved that their meals came on frisbees. Live music typical for summer party bars, if you like that sort of thing (think: Sweet Home Alabama). Walking distance (doable even for small kids) to the Jet Express ferry to the islands, which is the best part of the hotel. All in all, exactly what I expected, having stayed in many beachfront hotels throughout the US and Europe -- you pay for location, not for luxury. For the area, I would say this is hands-down the top choice. I would stay there again if travelling to the same location.
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- Also Known As:
- Beachfront Hotel Port Clinton
- Beachfront Resort Port Clinton, Ohio