by Courtney Elko
The BEST WESTERN Port Clinton in Ohio is located near beaches, ferries to Put-In-Bay and Kelleys Island, and is just 30 minutes to Cedar Point Amusement Park.
The 41 guestrooms at this budget-friendly hotel are spread across two floors and offer one king, two queen or three double beds (the latter of which sleeps six), along with a mini-fridge and microwave in each room. Kids will love playing in the outdoor pool while parents lounge on the sundeck.
With the bonus of free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a shuttle (at times), this pet-friendly hotel is ideal for families visiting Lake Erie.
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- Beaches nearby
- Ferries nearby
- Triple bedroom sleeps six
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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All of the guestrooms include a mini-fridge, microwave and bathtub in the bathroom. Rollaway beds are available for a nightly fee, however cribs and DVD players are not available. There are outlets featured next to the beds so devices can easily be charged and connecting rooms are also available.
Note: There is no elevator at this hotel.
The standard guestrooms feature a king or two queen beds, microwave and mini-fridge. The bathrooms include a bathtub. A small table with two chairs can also be found in the guestrooms.
Three double beds are featured in this guestroom that can sleep six people. The triple guestroom is ideal for families.
Some of the king bed guestrooms feature a sleeper sofa and a second and separate room entrance directly to the back parking lot area.
A king bed with a Jacuzzi tub in the corner of the room is also available. These guestrooms are best for couples, as they do not include a sleeper sofa and rollaway beds are not permitted in this room type. The Jacuzzi guestrooms feature a Lake Erie view.
They list lake veiw rioms. The hotel is located across the street from the lake and the view is with a Burger King and another restaurant in the way. Towels are the toughest I have ever used. The rooms are in need of updating.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Very nice location - right across from Lake Erie! Beautiful scenery! Check in staff was wonderful, room was comfortable, clean, quiet, etc. Breakfast was great; nice choices for a continental breakfast. We would definitely stay here again.
The outdoor pool, with a depth of 3 to 5 feet, is surrounded by lounge chairs on the pool deck. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and restrooms can be found inside, just off the pool area. Pool towels are provided.
The sandy beaches of East Harbor State Park are about a 10-minute drive from the BEST WESTERN Port Clinton. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, families can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating at this state park. A second public beach with restrooms and a playground area is featured about a half-mile from the hotel, too.
Complimentary breakfast is available to guests from 6 to 10 a.m. each day. Families will find things like cereal, yogurt, sausage and gravy, eggs and a waffle station. There is plenty of seating in the lobby area. Coffee and iced tea are available all day in the lobby, as well, along with a microwave for guest use.
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Free Wi-Fi is available to guests throughout the hotel.
Coin-operated laundry facilities can be found near the vending machine area.
Pets are welcome at the hotel and can stay free.
The Art of Smart Timing
This year-round hotel is at its busiest during the summer season.
Port Clinton, Ohio is located about 20 minutes from Sandusky and just across Lake Erie to Put-In-Bay and Kelleys Island. The hotel is about 70 minutes from Cleveland Airport, one hour to Toledo, Ohio and three hours to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A vehicle is needed to venture outside of the hotel. There are several restaurants nearby, but families will need to drive to them.
A free shuttle to the Jet Express Ferry, which goes to Put-In-Bay and Kelleys Island, is also available to guests at select times and days.
Free parking is available in a large front and back parking lot. Boat trailers are also able to park and there are charging stations for boats, as well.