$44 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 31, 2014 Check-out: Nov 1, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

2 stars
1932 Cleveland Rd - Rt 6, Sandusky, OH 44870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
89 reviews
Good access to Cedar Point

For the price and for this particular chain, I expected rundown and noisy, but I was pleasantly... See full review

  • Ron the dad
  • Aug 18, 2014
Perfect location for cedar pointe!

This is an old place BUT it was very clean and very cheap. Perfect for a late night check in and... See full review

  • Notacrazydancemom
  • Oct 8, 2013
Stay close to Cedar Point at budget hotel with free breakfast
Guests at Howard Johnson Express - Sandusky Park N. Entrance get free continental breakfast daily, free in-room Wi-Fi and a budget-friendly location that's as close as it gets to Sandusky's favorite theme parks. Castaway Bay is within walking distance, and Cedar Point Amusement Park is just down the causeway from the hotel. Guests at this Sandusky Howard Johnson also enjoy free parking, free newspaper, cable TV with HBO and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
Highlights
  • Walk to Castaway Bay or take the three-mile drive down the causeway to Cedar Point
  • Save with free continental breakfast served daily
  • Swim in the heated outdoor pool
  • Cruise the Internet for free with in-room wireless Internet access
Location
Howard Johnson Express - Sandusky Park N. Entrance is directly across the street from the entrance to Cedar Point Causeway, which leads to Cedar Point Amusement Park. Castaway Bay is within walking distance. 
Rooms
This Sandusky Howard Johnson Express offers free Wi-Fi access in every guest room. Simple, traditional style prevails in rooms that also include 25-inch cable TV with HBO, free local calls, a dataport phone with message alert and wake-up call system, coffee- maker and free newspaper. Smoking, nonsmoking rooms and connecting rooms are available.
Features
Start with a free continental Rise'n Dine breakfast each morning at Howard Johnson Express - Sandusky Park N. Entrance before heading out to nearby Cedar Point or Castaway Cay. For more dining variety, T.G.I. Friday's, Red Lobster and Perkins Pancake House are all located near the hotel.
Transportation
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (51.5 mi/82.8 km)
  • Toledo Express Airport (68.4 mi/110 km)
Attractions
  • Castaway Bay (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Marblehead Lighthouse (22 mi/35.4 km)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland (63.1 mi/102 km)
  • Toledo Zoo (63.9 mi/103 km)
Business
Free in-room wireless Internet access is available.

Hotel Map

41.4414 -82.6821
Area description
Entertainment district

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Amenities

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

Nearby points of interest

  • Cedar Point Amusement Park: 2.9 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.

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Guest Reviews (89)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
89 out of 89
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.7
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.1

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cedar point fan 45366
Business
Ohio
Aug 25, 2014

Cedar Point Weekend!

This hotel was exactly what you want for a weekend at Cedar Point!

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Cedar point fan 45366
Business
Ohio
Aug 20, 2014

Great for one night

This hotel was great for a one night stay near cedar point for a great price. Was not very clean. The non smoking room smelled of strong smoke. Overall, would stay there again if looking for a cheap hotel near cedar point.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ron the dad
Business
Dayton OH
Aug 18, 2014

Good access to Cedar Point

For the price and for this particular chain, I expected rundown and noisy, but I was pleasantly surprised. There are some dents and dings, but the room was clean and quiet enough. The beds were OK, and the room was relatively roomy. No complaints at all and the location relative to Cedar Point can't be beat.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
WHRothen
Business
Fort Wayne Indiana
Jul 28, 2014

Location Location Location

To be clear, I was not expecting much for the price I paid (I compared to several other hotels in the area). This was simply a crash pad for the night. Negatives: -Bathroom Door would not shut. -1 Bar on Internet Access -Remote Control did not work for the TV. Front Desk not too helpful resolving this issue. Positives: -Easy Check out -Directly actoss the street from Entrance. Literally, 15 minuteas after leaving the parking lot, we were parked at Cedar Point.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

This was a place to crash for the night so I did not have to drive 3 hours the day of our trip to Cedar Point. Check in Late and check out early. This hotel is what it is. A 2 star hotel directly across the street from Cedar Point.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ginger girl
Business
van wert,ohio
Jul 25, 2014

Close but scary

I was there visiting my daughter working at Cedar Point.Hotel is very close to to park,but was also right next to train tracks.I counted at least five screaming trains through the night.Door to room did not close right and the bedding smelled gross.Did not stay for the free breakfast just wanted to leave.I have stayed many times in Sandusky and this was the worst hotel I've ever been to!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Pier 684 is the best.Great lake erie fish,it over looks Cedar Point and the lake,beautiful view

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
zjccmom
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 14, 2014

cedar point convenence

great value for a great location. the place is old, outdated and not too pretty, but lets face it, we're here for cedar point, not the hotel. its clean and the staff was really helpful and friendly. breakfast is basic but free. the pool is tiny but clean.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Athlete in Training
Business
Riverside, California
Jul 13, 2014

A close place to the park

We went to Sandusky to enjoy Cedar Point. This hotel offered a great location and was much cheaper than the hotels in the area. I was please with that. It was just a place to stay so we could get to the park when it opened.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Park opened at 10, and it took about 5 minutes to drive to the entrance.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LCJ1
Business
Wiliamsburg, VA
Jul 11, 2014

Visiting awesome Granddaughter working at Cedar Point

Room was very small, but clean. If you are going to Cedar Point, you couldn't be at a better location. Service was good. Price was very good. Very modest breakfast.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Redrupp
Business
Pittsburgh Pa
Jul 9, 2014

Clean and convenient

Friendly efficient staff. Dated but clean room. Needs chairs in the room. Pool was fine and it could use some greenery.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Very close to the entrance to cedar point

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RobertKaz
Business
Michigan
Jul 8, 2014

Great value for a Cedar Point trip.

This motel is just a couple of blocks south of the Cedar Point causeway, making it an ideal location for those looking for quick access to the park without actually staying in the Cedar Point resorts. Given that this motel was only going to be used for sleeping in and not much else, there was little to complain about. Our room was clean, the complex was very quiet once the outdoor pool closed, and the staff was friendly. The complementary continental breakfast was more than adequate, and checking in and out went smoothly. Small complaints would be that the free wi-fi didn't reach our room and it didn't work that well in the lobby either, the digital keypad on the safe in our room didn't work, and the shower curtain rod was crooked. Those issues didn't matter really considering how we booked this room for $59 and the hotel Breakers Express, just a couple blocks away but still outside the park, lists for $300 a night. If you're going to be hanging out in the room a lot here then sure, it's nothing to rave about at all. But if you're looking for a clean, quiet place to crash in late at night between days at Cedar Point it fits that need just fine. I'd stay here again.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

If you're staying here because you're going to Cedar Point, get to the park early and take the east side of the peninsula up instead of going through the main gate on the causeway. Then you can skip paying paying the $15 for parking.

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