Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

2 stars
5608 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
121 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 (121)

Ratings and reviews for Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
121 out of 121
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.1

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nateblad
Business
Cassopolis, Michigan
Oct 13, 2014

Great stay for Cedar point guest

Hotel was cheap and really close to cedar point. If your looking for a hotel that is cheap and convenient and just looking for a place to sleep this place is great. Other than that don't get it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Really short drive to cedar point and Kalahari.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jjPurdue
Business
West Lafayette, IN
Oct 7, 2014

Sketchy

I arrived a little after midnight and the only person working in the entire hotel was a kid who looked about 15 years old. He seemed to know what he was doing, but it would have been comforting to know someone with some experience/authority was around as well. The biggest atrocity was the number of cockroaches. I saw atleast 6 during my one night stay in my room. The room set up was awkward with the sink outside of the bathroom and right beside the bed. Everything seemed clean, but the roaches were just too much. A low price if you need a last minute place to stay, but don't expect to be impressed.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Cedar Point is a fun family trip

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Last Minute Frenzy
Business
Chicao, IL
Jul 28, 2014

Wouldn't Stay Again!!!

Booked two rooms. Smelled really bad. No security lock at night on the side door. There is a restaurant in the hotel, it was closed. Didn't know that until we got there. They offered a "continental" breakfast. Coffee was cold and tasted awful! The only food was a small cinnamon roll. Do not recommend!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A lot of places to go and eat close by.

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cedar fan
Business
Toronto
Jul 26, 2014

Review

Good hotel stay, clean, good location....no continental breakfast.

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

Business

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
marcee574
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

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

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
cedar point planner
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CharJess
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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 :-)

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JMCanada
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
louis v
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

cedar Point

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Steve533
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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