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Top Sandusky Historic Hotels

Hotel Kilbourne
2.5 out of 5
223 West Water Street, Sandusky, OH
The price is CA $188 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.6/5Wonderful! (285 reviews)

"Love the rooftop bar ..food was good and view of the lake was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

Hotel Kilbourne
Updated Lake Retreat - Enjoy AND Relax IN OUR Lake Home
208 Clinton Reef Drive, Port Clinton, OH
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4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Very nice condo and great location

"Really good experience and the most comfortable King size bed during any of my previous Vrbo rentals. Really nice location and unit is located on the first floor with easy access to load to and from your parking spot. We had a great time visiting Catawba, Put-N-Bay, and Kelley Islands during our ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Updated Lake Retreat - Enjoy AND Relax IN OUR Lake Home
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites NORTH FREMONT
2.5 out of 5
1501 Hospitality Ct, Fremont, OH
The price is CA $131 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 26
4.5/5Wonderful! (321 reviews)

"The place was neat and well kept. The people were helpful. We chose this hotel since they had mentioned about breakfast included. Only during the check in did we know that it was grab and go type breakfast which was not a great option for the kids. Mentioning it beforehand in the websites would have ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites NORTH FREMONT
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
1515 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
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The price is CA $121 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.4/5Excellent! (293 reviews)

"Stayed here with my boo for sweetest day. It was very nice decor and super clean loved it! Literally 2 minutes from Cedar Point."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky
Cedar Point's Express Hotel
2 out of 5
1201 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
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4.3/5Excellent! (749 reviews)

"I didn't like how room service didn't clean the room while I was gone for the day."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2020

Cedar Point's Express Hotel
Cedar Cove
2 out of 5
1932 Cleveland Rd (Rt6), US 6 and Cedar Point Causeway, Sandusky, OH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $75 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Great customer service n very fast check in. The person at the desk was good and efficient."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2020

Cedar Cove
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Sandusky South, OH
3 out of 5
11600 US 250 Milan Road, Milan, OH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $79 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
4.2/5Very Good! (898 reviews)

"Good spot to stay with pets. Lots of room for walking them, lots of places to eat close by and quiet place"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Sandusky South, OH
The Island House Hotel
3 out of 5
102 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH
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The price is CA $59 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 26
4.2/5Very Good! (488 reviews)

"130 year old hotel rumored to be haunted. A laundry list of famous people have stayed there over the years. Located in the entertainment district of Port Clinton. What more could you want?"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2020

The Island House Hotel
South Shore Inn
2.5 out of 5
2047 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH
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The price is CA $100 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.2/5Very Good! (527 reviews)

"Definitely will be back. Nice place to stay with kids with that pool. Very good price for our stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2020

South Shore Inn
Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
3 out of 5
185 Toledo Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH
The price is CA $356 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
4/5Very Good! (177 reviews)

"Office people were very nice and helpful! Room was very clean! Great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2020

Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
3 out of 5
2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH
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3.8/5Good! (524 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
Econo Lodge North
2 out of 5
1904 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $65 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
3.6/5Good! (965 reviews)

"Very close to Cedar Point. Rooms were clean. Mattress a bit saggy, towels thin and scratchy. Front desk staff was super friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Econo Lodge North
South Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
8620 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, OH
The price is CA $167 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
3.6/5Good! (283 reviews)

"We booked a last-minute vacation for two days mid week just before the Labor Day holiday weekend. We picked the location for its proximity to Put-in-bay and Kelly’s island, Port Clinton, and a quiet beach. It did not disappoint. The grounds are well-maintained, and include sand volleyball area, tennis ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2020

South Beach Resort Hotel
Comfort Inn Norwalk - Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
415 Milan Ave, Norwalk, OH
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3.5/5Good! (817 reviews)
Not happy

"the condition location of the hotel was wonderful only problem I have was I paid I believe a hundred and $49 and the very next day the price dropped in half I feel that there's not very good business"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

Comfort Inn Norwalk - Sandusky
Magnuson Hotel East Sandusky
2 out of 5
1530 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH
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3.3/5 (999 reviews)

"Nothing IT WAS CLOSED AND THEY TOOK OUR MONEY !!!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2020

Magnuson Hotel East Sandusky
Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park
2.5 out of 5
1935 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH
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3.3/5 (460 reviews)

"Very polite staff and very well maintained. It felt like I never left home"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2018

Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park
Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
1711 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH
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3.1/5 (646 reviews)
Nice place great location

"The outside looks a little skiddish but the room was nice. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful! We were like five minutes gettin cedar point and surrounded by other activities as well! The only complaint that I have is the my toilet in my room had mold in the bowl from not being cleaned ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky
Rodeway Inn North
2 out of 5
1021 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH
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3/5 (651 reviews)

"This place was ok. Perfect to crash after a day at Cedar Point."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

Rodeway Inn North
Wolf Inn Hotel
2 out of 5
2905 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH
The price is CA $50 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
2.8/5 (773 reviews)

"Very nice place well taken care of very friendly people"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

Wolf Inn Hotel
Seacrest Motel
2529 Columbus Ave,, Sandusky, Ohio
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Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Sandusky?
You’re likely already making plans to see the places with historical relevance during your trip to Sandusky. And while you’re here, you can visit the fun-filled theme parks and scenic lakeside. You can also take time at the scenic waterfront in this family-friendly area.
What's the best place to stay in Sandusky to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, The Island House Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Marblehead Lighthouse is a short 20-minute drive away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Hotel Kilbourne and South Beach Resort Hotel.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Sandusky?
Sandusky has 537 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 53 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places to visit in Sandusky?
Sandusky is notable for landmarks like Marblehead Lighthouse, Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, and Inscription Rock. Cultural venues include Merry-Go-Round Museum, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, and Liberty Aviation Museum. Other popular sights include Cedar Point and African Safari Wildlife Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Sandusky?
Guests who choose historic hotels have an opportunity to stay in a building that has been officially recognized with a historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world come in all forms like castles, palaces or even pubs or old police stations — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Sandusky typically preserve original qualities such as period features or traditional architecture in their public spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S., while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to place more significance on the architecture and building. Mainly heritage hotels draw meaning from the place’s cultural value and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Sandusky have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests should expect the popular amenities from a contemporary hotel such as Smart TVs, WiFi, and updated bathroom facilities. In Sandusky, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you will stay in a place that’s rundown.

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