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The Island House Hotel

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Front of property
Classic Room | Bathroom amenities | Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Breakfast area
Deluxe Room | Bathroom | Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Island House Hotel

The Island House Hotel

3.0 star property
8.4 out of 10 Very Good
8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Bar
102 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH, 43452

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFisherman's Wharf1 min walk
  • Popular LocationJet Express3 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Erie8 min walk

Room options

About this area

Port Clinton

Located in Port Clinton, The Island House Hotel is in the city center. The Keeper’s House and South Bass Island Lighthouse are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Fisherman's Wharf and Jet Express. Island Adventures Family Fun Center and African Safari Wildlife Park are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including boat tours, safari tours, and sledding.

What's nearby

  • Fisherman's Wharf - 1 min walk
  • Jet Express - 3 min walk
  • Lake Erie - 8 min walk
  • Port Clinton Public Swimming Beach - 17 min walk
  • The Islander Golf & Country Club - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Sandusky Station - 21 min drive
  • Toledo Express Airport (TOL) - 59 min drive


  • Coffee Express - 3 min walk
  • Jolly Roger's Seafood House - 2 min drive
  • Wendy's - 3 min walk
  • Lagoon Saloon - 9 min drive
  • McDonald's - 2 min drive

About this property

The Island House Hotel

3-star hotel in a shopping district
At The Island House Hotel, you can look forward to a fireplace in the lobby, a bar, and a 24-hour business center. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a restaurant.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • An elevator, a TV in the lobby, and free newspapers
  • A 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 39 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 20-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 20-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Island House Hotel Port Clinton
Island House Port Clinton
Island House Hotel
The Island House Hotel Port Clinton, Ohio
The Island House Hotel Hotel
The Island House Hotel Port Clinton
The Island House Hotel Hotel Port Clinton

Frequently asked questions

Is The Island House Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Island House Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Island House Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Island House Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Island House Hotel located?

Located in the heart of Port Clinton, this hotel is steps from Fisherman's Wharf and Jet Express. Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie are also within 10 minutes.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 332 out of 697 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 48%
Rating 8 - Good. 244 out of 697 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 35%
Rating 6 - Okay. 74 out of 697 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 33 out of 697 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 14 out of 697 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Terrible


Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
They didnt want to honor our expedia price since they changed ownership. Made us wait till 3 for check in even though room then readyThen took 20 additional minutes to gain approval for rate and only granted when I said I wanted to cancel. No towels in our room. Clean but needs updated.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was quoted $172.00. At check in they charged me $262.00
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very disappointing stay!
The web site is very misleading! If you think your stay is comparable to any hotel/motel with housekeeping services, I can guarantee that you will be sadly disappointed! I rented an apartment suite x 1 wk that was dusty upon arrival. The majority of the front desk staff were not customer friendly and lacked hospitality skills. I was expecting per the website to have a sofa bed or rollaway bed which was not available! I put dirty towels and a garbage bag outside my door which was there x 3 days! Totally unacceptable! I was told on 3 different occasions that my room would be tended … NEVER HAPPENED! I have come to understand that these units are individually owned and I needed to bring my own linens and paper products…I’m sure you’ll agree that this is ridiculous! I’ve been visiting Port Clinton x 35 yrs… I will emphatically say that the Island House Hotel is not a desirable place to stay! You will not get what you think you’re willing to pay. The owner was not accommodating to my request for a discount for the total lack of service!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

J Michael

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/10 Poor

Stephen, Fairmont

Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is getting run down, as is the area.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was dated and the room could of been cleaner. Check in was a mess. One room booked but had me listed for 2 rooms. Fearful for being charged for a second room I did not request. Staff are not very friendly. We were in and out of the hotel several times over the 4 days and no one greeted us, in any way. Was told nothing about the hotel. Had to request the wifi password. The hotel is listed as having an onsite restaurant and bar. When I asked the hours was told, "there closed because they just bought it". Not sure who they is but there listing needs updated as this was a huge disappointment. We booked the hotel for the onsight convenience. Coffee pot in room was so dirty we could not use it. The complimentary body wash and shampoo was very watered down. Be sure to bring our own. I would not book here again
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I absolutely love this property. This was my 3rd time staying here, Staff is always welcoming and knowledgeable on the history. Is location is great, Directly across from the jet express ferry, Great little bars and eateries on the same road. In the past times I have stayed Here, The restaurant and bar inside Was open. This most recent trip it was not. Overall it's a great place to stay if you're visiting the islands.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great Location!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022