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Updated Lake Retreat - Enjoy AND Relax IN OUR Lake Home
4.6/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
Very nice place would stay here again

"Very good"…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Updated Lake Retreat - Enjoy AND Relax IN OUR Lake Home
Hotel Kilbourne
2.5 out of 5
223 West Water Street, Sandusky, OH
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The price is $255 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)

"Property is right downtown with good views of the bay to the north. Room was descent size as well as the shower area. Would have rather had a coffee pot in the room than a cappuccino. Employees were at half-staff due to COVID so had to wait around outside till someone was available to let me in. ..."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Hotel Kilbourne
Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
2.5 out of 5
1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
The price is $321 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (110 reviews)

"The cottages are beautiful and being right on the lake was wonderful. Expedia said that the check in time was 3:00 but it was actually 4:00. Then check out time is 11:00 so staying one night isn’t very practical, especially financially. It’s crazy expensive. They let you check in early but you can’t ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers
3.5 out of 5
One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
The price is $274 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (391 reviews)

"Best hotel to stay at if youre going to Cedar Point. They're super close and always ontop of things"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers
Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
6011 Milan Road, JCT US250 and RT2, Sandusky, OH
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The price is $82 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,548 reviews)

"Thank you for your amazing hospitality!! Difficult circumstances but you were awesome!!!❤️😂😂"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel & Suites
Island Club Rentals
3 out of 5
1490 Put In Bay Rd, Put-in-Bay, OH
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4/5Very Good! (12 reviews)

"We love the Island Club! The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our house was clean and perfect for our getaway. We loved having a grill so we could cookout during our stay. I highly recommend the Island Club!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Island Club Rentals
Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
3 out of 5
185 Toledo Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH
The price is $140 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (141 reviews)
Would recommend.....

"Enjoyed our stay at Harbour Square Suites. Was notified upon check-in that we were getting an upgrade to a 2 bedroom/2 bath suite! Asked for an iron and received it within minutes. Requested a later check-out and was told to take my time. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. Suite was clean ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
Best Western Port Clinton
2.5 out of 5
1734 E Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH
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The price is $72 per night
3.8/5Good! (481 reviews)

"Considering the price, this was excellent, Staff was friendly and helpful. Property clean and convenient."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Best Western Port Clinton
Beachfront Resort
2.5 out of 5
252 W. Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton, OH
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The price is $140 per night
3.8/5Good! (40 reviews)

"Clean rooms, great staff, excellent view. All around nice accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Beachfront Resort
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
3 out of 5
2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH
The price is $188 per night
3.8/5Good! (522 reviews)

"We love coming to Castaway Bay! It is perfect for our kids age ranges, there is something to do for everyone. We try to come once a winter. This particular stay our Tarpon suite smelled of mildew and there were old Gatorade bottles under the bunk beds which doesn’t make me feel as though the cleaning ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
Comfort Inn Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
5909 Milan Rd, JCT US250 and RT2, Sandusky, OH
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The price is $84 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,151 reviews)

"I Booked the room the hot tub in the room. and it was great. Also the breakfast was wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Comfort Inn Sandusky
South Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
8620 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, OH
The price is $99 per night
3.6/5Good! (251 reviews)

"Great location on Lake Erie, nice rooms with jetted tub, many amenities"…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

South Beach Resort Hotel
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
1723 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH
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The price is $62 per night
3.6/5Good! (328 reviews)

"Play Swizz wonderful. Jacuzzi tub was very comfortable. Room was very spacious and the view of the lake was incredible. Definitely recommend this place at least once. Great location to downtown and great restaurants."…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Quality Inn
Arlington Inn
2.5 out of 5
121 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH
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The price is $89 per night
3.5/5Good! (199 reviews)

"The friendliness of the staff made our stay special. We had a lake view and even in the winter it was wonderful to see."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Arlington Inn
Islander Inn
2.5 out of 5
225 Erie St, Put-in-Bay, OH
The price is $129 per night
3.5/5Good! (56 reviews)

"Rooms always smell musty, front desk gave us our first floor request- which was very nice & a complimentary toothbrush as my sister forgot hers"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Islander Inn
PLANTATION MOTEL
2.5 out of 5
2815 Cleveland Rd. East, Huron, OH
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The price is $59 per night
3.5/5Good! (93 reviews)

"Quaint and quiet. Unfortunately the beach area was closed due to high water which would have been nice to know ahead of time."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

PLANTATION MOTEL
Quality Inn Milan-Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
11020 Milan Road, I-80/90 & 250N, Milan, OH
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The price is $69 per night
3.3/5 (964 reviews)

"Quite country setting. A variety of restaurants and stores we are nearby."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Quality Inn Milan-Sandusky
Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
1711 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH
The price is $99 per night
3.1/5 (631 reviews)

"Wonderful staff, nice looking room with tv and fridge and microwave. Close to cedar point, easy parking, nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky
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Beach Hotels in Sandusky

Known for its lakeside setting and theme parks, Sandusky offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway. This family-friendly destination has 58 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in Sandusky, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveler reviews.

Best Western Port Clinton - 2.5 hotel near the beach. It features an outdoor pool, daily, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests love the walkability and breakfast.

South Beach Resort Hotel - 2.5 luxury hotel a private beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and pool. This hotel boasts 3 outdoor swimming pools, daily, and a spa tub. Activities include boat tours and scuba diving.

Harbour Square Suites - 3 condo near the beach. It offers a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access, and free self parking. Guest reviews highlight the location and comfy beds.

Islander Inn - Motel near the beach. It features a seasonal outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a restaurant.

Wolf Inn Hotel - 2 motel near the beach. Our travelers recommend its family friendliness. This motel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Planning Your Trip to Sandusky

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 80°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 23°F
  • Driest months: February, January, October, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.06 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, July, May, and April, with an average rainfall of 3.42 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Sandusky

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to Nickel Plate Beach or Main Street Beach for some quality time by the water. Discover the area's lakeside setting and theme parks, and make time for local attractions like Merry-Go-Round Museum and Follett House Museum. You can also pay a visit to Miami Park or Maritime Museum of Sandusky for more to see and do. Visitors also enjoy Sandusky for its:
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Breweries
  • Biking

Getting Around Sandusky

The closest major airport is in Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.), located 45.3 mi (73 km) from the city center. If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Sandusky Station. You can learn about your options for water transportation at the local port.

Frequently asked questions

What is Sandusky like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its lakeside setting and island views, Sandusky offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway. There are 58 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this family-friendly destination, so it’s easy to find one that meets your needs.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Sandusky?
Hotel Kilbourne is a top hotel for a beach vacation, and features a seasonal outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel & Suites and Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Nickel Plate Beach or North Swimming Beach.
What's the weather like in Sandusky?
If you’re wondering about the best time to visit, here’s what you can expect from the local weather: The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 71°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 31°F. Average annual rainfall for Sandusky is 33 inches.
What is there to see and do around Sandusky?
After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you’ll likely want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to Nickel Plate Beach or North Swimming Beach for some quality time by the water. Discover the area’s lakeside setting and fishing, and make time for local attractions like Cedar Point and African Safari Wildlife Park. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Sandusky Speedway or Rain Water Park Complex.
What's the best way to get around Sandusky?
If you’re looking to fly in to Sandusky, the closest major airport is Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.), located 45.3 mi (73 km) away. If you want to venture outside of the area, hop aboard a train at Sandusky Station. You can explore water travel options at the local port.

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