$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 30, 2014

Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

2 stars
5608 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
196 reviews
had a blast

This was a pretty nice place to stay it was five of us and we all were pleased beside them needing... See full review

  • marcee574
  • Jul 7, 2014
Great Location and very nice hotel

I would stay here again Very comfortable king size bed easy check in easy parking easy room access... See full review

  • louis v
  • Sep 30, 2013
Seasonal Sandusky value hotel with style, space and free breakfast
Open seasonally from late spring until early autumn, Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky offers affordable convenience to Sandusky's exciting amusement parks. Ghostly Manor and Cedar Point are nearby. All rooms come with free W-Fi and cable TV with HBO, plus guests enjoy free daily continental breakfast. The hotel houses the restaurant and bar Brown Derby RoadHouse, plus a heated outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and game room. Americas Best Value Inn also has parking for trucks and buses.
Highlights
  • Stylish setting with fresh, spacious rooms
  • Free daily continental breakfast 
  • Outdoor swimming pool and game room
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV with HBO
Location
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky is located in the Sandusky South area, approximately 15 minutes from Castaway Bay and Cedar Point Amusement Park, and near shopping centers. 
Rooms
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky features 100 spacious guest rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV with HBO, a hairdryer, air conditioning and an iron and ironing board. Non-smoking and handicap-accessible rooms are also available. 
Features
Guests at Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky receive free continental breakfast daily. Also onsite is the popular Brown Derby RoadHouse restaurant and bar. Area restaurants include Chili's Grill & Bar, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday and Applebee's. Unwind with the family at the outdoor swimming pool or in the game room.
Transportation
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (49.5 mi/79.6 km)
  • Toledo Express Airport (72.6 mi/117 km)
Attractions
  • Castaway Bay (5.4 mi/8.8 km)
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park (7.9 mi/12.8 km)
  • Marblehead Lighthouse (22.8 mi/36.7 km)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland (61.1 mi/98.3 km)
  • Toledo Zoo (68.1 mi/110 km)
Business
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access

Hotel Map

41.4039 -82.6595
Nearby airports
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, (CLE), 50.00, MI, NW; Toledo Express Airport, (TOL), 71.00, MI, SE; Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, (DTW), 101.00, MI, SE; Akron-Canton Regional Airport, (CAK), 90.00, MI, NW;
Area description
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Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky Rooms

1 King Bed Non-Smoking
1 King Bed-NonSmoking-Free WiFi-Hairdryer-Cable TV-HBO-Iron-Ironing Board-Alarm Clock Radio-
1 King Bed Smoking
1 King Bed-Accessible-NonSmoking-Free WiFi- Hairdryer-Cable TV-HBO-Iron-Ironing Board-
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
2 Double Beds-NonSmoking-Free WiFi-Hairdryer- Cable TV-HBO-Iron-Ironing Board-Alarm Clock
2 Double Beds Smoking
2 Double Beds-Smoking-Free WiFi-Hairdryer- Cable TV-HBO-Iron-Ironing Board-Alarm Clock

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Game room
Racquetball courts
Boating
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Cribs available
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Cedar Point Amusement Park: 2.5 mi

Dining

Chilis
0.3 mi.
Chet and Matts Pizza
1.9 mi.
Baci Restaurant
0.3 mi.
Ryans Grill Buffet and Bakery
0.3 mi.
Ruby Tuesday
1.8 mi. SE
Outback Steakhouse
0.6 mi.
Olive Garden
0.3 mi.
Samurai Japanese Steak House
0.4 mi.
Applebees
0.09 mi.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
0.7 mi.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (196)

Ratings and reviews for Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
196 out of 196
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.2

48% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
marcee574
Indiana
Jul 7, 2014

had a blast

This was a pretty nice place to stay it was five of us and we all were pleased beside them needing a new ice machine and maybe a microwave or two wouldnt hurt overall it worked for us...we stayed overnight because we visited cedar point

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Cedar point only 10 min away all on the main strip of dining and the mall

Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
cedar point planner
Madison Heights, Michigan
Oct 28, 2013

not what we expected

I didn't actually get to stay at this hotel. When we got there after a long dat at cedar point, soaking wet from rain and cold we were informed by the front desk that even though we reserved and pre paid for a king size bed all they had available were rooms with 2 double beds. My fiancé and I were not pleased and insisted on the accommodations we paid for. The staff stated someone forgot to update their room status online and they were over booked. We still insisted and he then took time to call around to other hotels for a room. We were not happy about the situation, but he did his best to make up for it. We ended up just down the street at an even nicer place and they transfered the payment to them. I probably won't book with this hotel in the future due to lack of detail and that they never tried to contact me ahead of time to inform me on the issue, but they were kind enough to find us somewhere to stay and give us what we paid for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CharJess
Granger, IN
Oct 24, 2013

Provided what we needed, but...................

Room was basically what we needed. Came in the night before a full day of Cedar Point adventuring. Front Desk person was very friendly and offered her assistance if needed (fortunately it wasn't needed). I read many reviews of the Hotel and was a bit leery before deciding to book. Most of the "negative" reviews were during the "busy season" and by "travelers" in close proximity to Sandusky. (so not too sure on their "objectivity" or accuracy) Most vacation areas usually have more trouble during peak seasons meeting expectations due to the volume of travelers, so I figured that this late in the season may be better, and was correct. The only drawbacks we found were the "continental breakfast"----which consisted of chocolate chip muffins and coffee only. Not even remotely resembling any "breakfast" I've heard of. and the only other thing was there was no conditioner offered by the hotel. Overall would recommend this hotel, but would advise that I can not say that during peak season it would be as good as it was for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bypass the "continental breakfast" offered by the hotel. Take a short drive / long walk across the Wal-Mart parking lot for donuts and a gallon of milk to keep the kids happy :-)

Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JMCanada
Canada
Oct 22, 2013

Good value for basic hotel

Stayed during a visit to Cedar Point. Clean, basic accommodations. Definitely nothing special, but it was good for a cheap, comfortable stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
louis v
nnj
Sep 30, 2013

Great Location and very nice hotel

I would stay here again Very comfortable king size bed easy check in easy parking easy room access clean quiet great restaurant downstairs and 5 minutes to Cedar Point and every other store and restaurant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

cedar Point

Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Steve533
Ohio
Sep 15, 2013

Setting this place on fire would be an improvement

Looks decent for the outside and even in the lobby. Once you get into the building, the halls are gross. Rolled up carpet just sitting everywhere, filthy halls. The room looked like the carpeting was installed in 1950 and someone had been mud wrestling on it. Crack Lady re outside looking for her next fix. Banging her head in the air and yelling es. A man who apparently lives there, sitting outside with cans of beer and a grill. Upon check out, couldn't find anyone working the desk. Had to toss the key over the counter and hope they found it when they returned from wherever they were (hopefully they were in a meeting trying to figure out what to do about the mildew problem in my room). Would not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lizboff
michigan
Aug 28, 2013

not bad

came down from Michigan for a day at cedar point just wanted a place to say after the park the location is right off the turnpike. room was cheap and clean. didn't deal with staff much but when I did they were nice. The pool we didn't use but it was open till 12 am ! they offer pastries and coffee in the lobby before 11 when the restaurant opens so no free breakfast but for the price of the room I was ok with that .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Perkins right down the road is where we got breakfast yum !

Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Andrea Mom of 3
Flint, MI
Aug 26, 2013

Sufficient

This hotel was nothing special, just some place pretty clean and sufficient to stay after a long day at Cedar Point. The parking was unsatisfactory. Our room was located in the back and there were semis parked longways through all of the spots so we ended up having to walk quite a ways.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JQAII
Bourbonnais, IL
Aug 19, 2013

Just as advertised

Average accross the board. Fine if you are there only to sleep and shower. Everything in just what I expected when I booked the Hotel. Chose this location because of rating of staff since many 2 star hotels made the list and the previous ratings did not lie. Staff was great when I asked for extra towels and soap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hello Oil Gas Industry
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jul 26, 2013

Not Recommended!

My worst experience yet! If you need a location to stay with pets, I would recommend somewhere else. I have a shorky that is protective but only barks when someone is near the door, just not passing by. I was unaware of the additional $20/night pet charge until they locked me out of my room before when I when out for a couple hours (10-3). Guessing someone complained and the desk staff was unaware I had a pet. Other locations usually ask during booking/ check-in and charge less of a pet fee. On another note, "the continental breakfast" is coffee and a mini muffin, that's it. The beds we decent. The water pressure and temperature are inconsistent and the towels were rags.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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