by Courtney Elko
Families will love the convenient location of this Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Located in Port Clinton, Ohio, this year-round hotel is about 5 miles from the beach at East Harbor State Park, 6 miles to two ferries to the Lake Erie islands and about 30 minutes to Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Families will love the indoor pool, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, along with the large guestrooms that feature a microwave and mini-fridge. Suites offer the same amenities with the addition of a sleeper sofa in a separate sitting area.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Near island ferries
- Beach nearby
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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All of the 102 guestrooms feature a microwave, mini-fridge and bathtub in the bathroom. Cribs are available at no cost and rollaway beds are available for a nightly fee. There are no DVD players available in the guestrooms. Connecting rooms are available.
The standard guestrooms feature two double beds (which will soon be updated to two queen beds), a mini-fridge, microwave, Keurig machine and a small table with two chairs. The bathroom also features a bathtub. Many of the guestrooms also feature a lagoon view out a large window.
The suites feature a king bed or two queen beds and a sleeper sofa. The wet bar/kitchenette area also features a mini-fridge, microwave, Keurig machine and a small sink and counter area. A small table for two is also featured in the suites.
I am particularly picky and have high expectations. I enjoyed everything about this stay. My reviews are simple I get to the point of what others want to know with a score 1-5. My score below
Service and staff 5/5
Overall aesthetic 5/5
Yes I recommend this location and if you’re considering this based on the reviews, feel comfortable with this choice. I was completely satisfied.
by Bob M
I visit the Port Clinton=Marblehead area often and always stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. I've tried the other hotels but always come back to this HI Express. Excellent location and property, nice renovated, clean and modern. There is a beautiful outside patio with views of the water and an easy drive to Catawaba Island, Port Clinton, and Marblehead.
The large indoor pool, with a depth of about 3 to 5 feet, is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lounge chairs surround the pool deck and there is a hot tub, too. An outdoor patio area just off the pool also offers more lounge chairs out in the sun. Pool towels are provided.
The sandy beaches of East Harbor State Park are about a six-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Port Clinton. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, families can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating at this state park.
Families can start the day with a full, complimentary breakfast from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. daily. Breakfast items include yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs and an instant-pancake machine.
There is plenty of seating inside in front of a television and fireplace, and also outside on the patio. Coffee and tea are also available in the lobby all day.
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All About the Extras
Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Recently upgraded, the service works well on multiple devices per room.
A fitness center with cardio and weight machines is available 24/7 to guests.
The Art of Smart Timing
While this Holiday Inn Express & Suites is open year round, it' peak season runs from about April to October.
Port Clinton, Ohio is located about 20 minutes from Sandusky, Ohio and just across Lake Erie to popular 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 area. There are several restaurants nearby, but families will need to drive to them.
A complimentary shuttle will take guests to the Jet Express Ferry from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Guests are welcome to park in the large lot at no cost and boat parking is also available.
For Mom and Dad
Adults who are interested in taking a night time swim are welcome to do it without the kids from 10 to 11 p.m. each night at the indoor pool.