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“Great for Cedar Point”
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South Shore Inn
Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Great place to stay if you plan to visit Cedar Point. It's very close to the park, but still reasonably priced. The restaurant is nice Dinner but we did not care for the breakfast buffet. You're better off at the McDonald's on the way to the park. The pool and spa are nice places to rest after a long day riding roller coasters.

Most of all we appreciated the staff, they were all friendly and helpful throughout our entire visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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marilyn1714, revenue manager at South Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2013

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel when in Sandusky to enjoy a day at Cedar Point. We were pleased to read that you found our location to be perfect, and that you enjoyed the accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Revenue Manager

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

So our family stayed at the south shore inn this past weekend for the Boose Cruise and overall it was good, terrible time waiting to check in, but the restaurant there made it all worth it. The best Mexican and not to mention bar food we have had anywhere, and we do travel a lot. The owner was so sweet and re-opened the restaurant for us even though we came in at 2am. The kid can cook. He had us laughing off our butts. The bar tender was this cute Mexican Girl who was so nice to us and busted her buns to help us. Thank You South Shore Calixto, you made our trip worth it and we will recommend you to everyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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marilyn1714, revenue manager at South Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you so very much for taking the time to post your comments after your recent visit to our hotel. We were so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay, and to see that you thoroughly enjoyed the Calixto restaurant and the service that you received.

We hope to be your hotel of choice in the Sandusky/Cedar Point area.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Revenue Manager

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

From the moment we checked into the Inn we were pleased. The lobby is very appealing and clean. The staff very attentive to our needs. This is one of the quickest and easiest check-ins we 've had in a long time.
The king room was located in a nice area on the premises. The bed was very comfortable and the room clean! The towels were perfect. Yes, CLEAN!! We stayed 2 nights in this wonderful establishment. We cannot vouch for the restaurant since we did not have dinner there; they are a separate entity from the Inn.
We came here for OBW (OH Bike Week) and will be back to stay again. It is quite obvious the staff and owners
care about this Inn and taking care of their customers. To that we say "Thank you". See you next year if not
sooner.

Room Tip: A room away from pool area if you want more quiet time.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank cyncity13
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marilyn1714, revenue manager at South Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel when in town during Ohio Bike Week. We sincerely appreciate your very kind comments, and were very pleased to read that we exceeded your expectations.

We look forward to being your hotel of choice in the Sandusky/Cedar Point area.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This was our second time at South Shore Inn, and we loved it once again. Last time we stayed (July 2011 - my review is under another email chrissymel123@woh.rr.com) we had a room in the interior of the main building that was very nice. I was a little worried when we were told that this time we'd be in a room in the other building with outside entrances. We needed two queen beds, and these were the only rooms that had them. When I made my reservation, she told me that those rooms had been recently renovated, and boy was she right. The room (241) literally felt like a model hotel room, it seemed brand new! I honestly feel like we may have been the first people in that room after the remodel. Everything from carpet, to the drapes, shower curtain, carpet, bedding, paint, TV was brand new...and it was sooo nice! I have really no complaints at all about our room, or the outside noise. It was a little cool for the pool the night we were there, so I cant say how noisy it would be on a warmer night, but we didnt hear anything. The ONLY thing I might say was a negative (and not a biggie) is that the shower head was kind of low for me (I'm 5'8 and my husband is 6'3), and the water got pretty warm, but not really what I would call hot. Both of these are not huge things, considering how nice the room was! Also, the staff was once again helpful, and even allowed us a last minute change from our original reservation that was for Tues night, to change it to Mon night! If you're in town for Cedar Point, its close (within 3-5 mins), and inexpensive. We wont stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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marilyn1714, Revenue Manager at South Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments after your recent stay with us, as our guest feedback is very important to us. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed our newly renovated room and our close proximity to Cedar Point.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

This place was... OK.

Yes the price is cheap for comparable hotels in the area. It's a bit off the strip, and a little bit from Cedar Point, but still a quick easy drive. The thing is though... is yes it's a motel, with outside doors... but the sound proofing is next to non existent!

Unfortunately it seemed that we came on the same evening as a prom or some other teenage party night, as one side of the place was full of rowdy kids (and I'm not some crotchety old person I'm 28 so that's saying something) They were playing music from their cars and being overall loud and annoying. We even had the room on the far side tucked in a corner, and it was still unbearably loud. We did call the front desk who must have told them to turn it down as they did... a tiny bit....

The rooms were standard, had a mini fridge, and the beds comfortable. Just the sound throughout the night was a bit much even for the cheap price. Again it is a great price in the area and a decent location, just ask for a room on the outside and you might be better off where you're away from the parking lot/courtyard noise.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the middle courtyard area
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

My husband and I tried out the hot tub and I noticed his face had white
marks all over it. Some sort of paint was coming off on our hands and he had
rubbed his face and so the white face. Hot tub could have been hotter and I
didn't see any on or off switch controls.
We got the suite and didn't realize that the fold out bed was on the wall not the couch so
you might want to be aware of that. The refrigerator that came with the rroom wasn't very
cold. We booked this room because my son was racing in a half marathon at Cedar Point, wish the hotel would have had a sign welcoming all the athletes.
Desk clerks were friendly and patient!

Room Tip: ask if there are any wedding parties at the hotel and request a room away from partiers.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

The room was clean and no bugs..... everything was there.. I would recommend getting a ground floor room.... bit of a pain on the second floor. Hotel staff were very helpful and continental breakfast was good.
The pool and hot tub are outside, so make sure the temp is good when you go. It was clean and functioning well. The hotel itself, rooms etc.. are a bit tired..... its an older hotel but clean and everything worked.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor at the rear.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Tim M
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Additional Information about South Shore Inn

Address: 2047 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-4406
Region: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Price Range: £55 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Shore Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The South Shore Inn is a family friendly hotel conveniently located minutes away from the world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park and downtown Sandusky. This Sandusky hotel is committed to excellent customer satisfaction! Our longstanding custom of providing supreme comfort and enjoyment has earned us a stellar reputation in the lodging industry. We’re sure you’ll find that our distinctive service, exceptional value and warm hospitality make us the ideal location to accommodate you and your family or group. ... more   less 
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