$33 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 13, 2015 Check-out: Sep 15, 2015

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

2 stars
View map of 2809 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
44 reviews
night with the kids

Very clean comfortable room in a convenient location. Older hotel but clean and quiet with a nice... See full review

  • Noel and Divina
  • Jul 28, 2015
family vacation

Just there overnight but staff was nice and helpful and room was clean and comfortable. See full review

  • SACS
  • Aug 14, 2014
Start the day with free Rise'n Dine breakfast at the easy Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park. This affordable Sandusky hotel features refreshed guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, a 25-inch TV with HBO and free local calls. Guests also enjoy free newspaper, free parking, a 24-hour front desk and a lounge-friendly outdoor swimming pool. The popular Castaway Bay theme park is a quick drive from the hotel while Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is within easy walking distance. 
Location
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park is centrally located on Milan Road, only a few blocks from the popular Ghostly Manor Thrill Center and a short drive to other theme parks.
Rooms
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park is a small hotel with 30 guest rooms, all completely remodeled and surprisingly spacious. Every room includes free Wi-Fi, a 25-inch cable TV with HBO and more than 40 other channels, free local calls, an AM/FM radio/alarm clock, free daily newspaper, a coffee-maker, and an iron and ironing board. Families appreciate larger rooms with comfortable sleeping arrangements for six. Upgrade to a Jacuzzi room for extra relaxation.Nonsmoking rooms are also available.
Property features
Continental Rise'n Dine breakfast is free at Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park. More popular dining options are easy to find in the area, including T.G.I. Friday's, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Perkins Pancake House. A Gold Medal Award property, the Howard Johnson Express Inn -- Sandusky Amusement Park aims to make guests feel at home with the service of a small, guest-oriented staff.
Highlights
  • Save with free Rise'n Dine continental breakfast served daily
  • Relax at Howard Johnson's outdoor swimming pool
  • Book a room with a Jacuzzi for extra luxury
  • Located within walking distance of Ghostly Manor Thrill Center and a quick drive from Castaway Bay
Nearby attractions
  • Castaway Bay (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Marblehead Lighthouse (22.1 mi/35.6 km)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland (63.9 mi/103 km)
  • Toledo Zoo (62.6 mi/101 km)
Business
Fax and copy services available.
Transportation
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (52.3 mi/84.2 km)
  • Toledo Express Airport (67.1 mi/108 km)

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Cedar Point Amusement Park: 3.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
2.5
Location:
3.3
Value:
3

43% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Noel and Divina
Family
Canton
Jul 28, 2015

night with the kids

Very clean comfortable room in a convenient location. Older hotel but clean and quiet with a nice little pool. Good value for a night or two

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kristen B.
Couples
N/A
Jul 14, 2015

Cedar point trip

The over all stay was not bad but there were bugs inside the room and I don't feel that for $90 it was worth it. I believe $50-$60 would've been more ideal. Staff was nice and bed was comfortable.

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

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
James D.
Single
Pembroke Pines
May 28, 2015

Amusement park was fun

Hotel was nice and quiet. Staff was nice. Location was just right for the parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tonythetraveller
Couples
bangkok, thailand
Dec 2, 2014

Great Place if you need simple & clean near cedar point

The room is nice enough.. clean, cozy... and very close to cedar point... continental breakfast is an added perk.. Enjoy stay.. I'd sleep in a box to go to cedar point again... AWESOME!

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

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SACS
Family
Tampa, Fl
Aug 14, 2014

family vacation

Just there overnight but staff was nice and helpful and room was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
off to Cedar Point
Single
Louisville, KY
Aug 12, 2014

You get what you pay for

The location is close to Cedar Point and the front desk attendant was friendly. However the room was very old and out-dated. The carpet was sticky so I did not take my shoes off in the room. The walls were very thin so you could hear when people were moving around, opening doors all night, and moving in at late hours. The location is also near a train so you could hear it through the night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tiarrae30
Family
Sandusky, OH
Jul 25, 2014

July 2014-Dirty!!!

Carpet made bare feet black, garbage from previous guest stuffed under bathroom sink, blood stains on sheets, black hairs on bathroom walls, film under sink edge...I cannot believe any online booking site would use this place when people are looking for rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dave Dragster
Family
Orlando, FL
Jul 14, 2014

Good, but small room, very small bathroom

The manager was very friendly and helpful, especially after I noticed we didn't necessarily have a non-smoking room as we thought we did. We were glad to have a place near Cedar Point to sleep after a long day there. The bathroom's toilet probably couldn't be any closer to the sink.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
snowgirl7446
Couples
Cleveland ohio
May 26, 2014

room could have been cleaner.

In my opinion, hot tub room should have been cleaner. Had to ask for new blanket because the one in the room was covered w spots. TV was not clear, we still had fun, but the hotel could use some updating and cleaning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky Amusement Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
joebob75
Business
warren, ohio
May 18, 2014

Will not stay here again...

The room was clean but the bathroom was barely big enough for a small man to get into. The "Continental breakfast" consisted of not fresh donuts and dirt tasting coffee. Had to go to local restaurant to get something edible to eat. You definitely get what you pay for. Never again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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