Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Sandusky with seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk


Located in the heart of Sandusky, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Keys Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandusky Mall and Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. Skateworld and Osborn Recreation Area are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and laundry facilities are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 54 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs with cable channels, and free local calls.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Best Budget Inn Sandusky features a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Sandusky hotel also offers express check-in, express check-out, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 54 
  • Free self parking 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Phone 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 7 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Best Budget Inn Sandusky ratings based on 104 Verified Reviews

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2.1 out of 5
28% of guests recommend
2.0 Room cleanliness
2.6 Service & staff
2.2 Room comfort
1.8 Hotel condition
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2 out of 5
Posted Oct 17, 2016
When we arrived, there was a note on the door saying to go to the Travelodge next door because they are closed for the season. Travelodge sent us to the Confort Inn across the street. Confort Inn sent us back to Travelodge and that's when I asked for a refund. Don't book this hotel!
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Do not book this hotel!

1 out of 5
by from Indiana
Posted Jul 22, 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Broken television, No internal lock on the door, Beds were infested with bed bugs, lid on toilet was broken, Towel rack was broken, Water and mildew s
Location: Cedar Point is awsome and well worth the time and price
My son and I were going to Cedar Point from about 6hrs away so we needed a quick place to crash for a night but this hotel was the worst I have ever stayed in. The room was very old and had so many issues. Broken television, No internal lock on the door, Beds were infested with bed bugs, lid on toilet was broken, Towel rack was broken, Water and mildew spots all over the place, and it had a terrible odor. I was forced to stay there for one night because I did not get there until after midnight and had to be back on the road very early. This is the kind of experience that I had only read about until now, so please head my advice do not stay here.
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Economical, nice room

4 out of 5
by from D
Posted Sep 6, 2015
Very pleasant stay, clean room and great deal. Highly recommend.
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1 out of 5
by from ohio
Posted Aug 6, 2015
Pros: near where we were at
Cons: needs up keep done run down
near where we want to stay. But was run down not keep up had stains on on bedspread. wall paper was peeling. room was good for 4 people
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King bahhhh

1 out of 5
Posted Jul 6, 2015
Room not clean dirty sheets on the bed dirty towels and bathroom tub not clean sink not clean no trashcan in room one told the maître d' at the front desk no concern of theirs never again
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Comfortable, but lacking.

3 out of 5
by from Indianapolis
Posted Jun 10, 2015
Pros: Nice location, clean bathroom, and good beds.
Cons: More commodities in the rooms themselves. Irons, and coffee pots at the very least. Far too expensive.
Location: Right in between Cedar Point and Kalahari Resort.
Comfy beds, clean room. But it had almost no amenities. No microwave or fridge which wasn't too bad. But there was no iron or even a coffee pot. The place itself looked a little run down also. There was a small room with one dirty coffee pot and microwave, and an ice room with a broken down vending machine. This place was overpriced for what you actually got. I wouldn't stay again unless I was really desperate for a place.
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2 out of 5
by from Ohio
Posted Jun 8, 2015
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
The room smelled horrible..... No working pop machines... pool was partially filled with stagnate water... Hotel overpriced!!!
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4 out of 5
by from ohio
Posted Oct 14, 2014
My overall experience was just short of Exceptional the didn't have that warming pop to it bit it was clean
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1 out of 5
Posted Sep 1, 2014
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The worst hotel close to the beach

1 out of 5
by from sami
Posted Aug 10, 2014
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed On. The condition of the hotel, the smell, all the materials they have starting from the bed, the blanket, the noise and the cleanliness of the room is terrible. I could not wait for one night to be over. Bad experience .
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