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
128 reviews
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
Just right

For the price, wasn't sure what to expect. Everything was clean in working order. Very pleasant... See full review

  • Heavenly Heirs
  • Sep 16, 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.

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

Hotel Map

41.4414 -82.6821
Area description
Entertainment district

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 (128)

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

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
128 out of 128
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
2.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
3

52% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
stevel585
Rochester,ny
Jun 27, 2014

Bare bones hotel, but was sufficient for a few day stay

I expected just what I got for the price. A bare minimum hotel but has a great location if your going to Cedar Point. The room needed to be cleaned way better and the "breakfast" sucked but again I think it was sufficient for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
H8bnbroke
Columbus, Ohio
Jun 25, 2014

You get what you pay for

This Hotel is just four walls and a bed nothing more nothing less, the room was stagnant upon entering. I hope to immediately open the windows to air out. It was basically just a place to sleep. I will not stay at this location again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LaxMom14
MIchigan
Jun 23, 2014

You get what you pay for

I was looking for cheap... I got what I paid for. I wasn't expecting much which was a good thing. I will say the bed appeared clean and was comfortable but the bathroom needed some elbow grease. We were there to sleep so it served its purpose. Next time, I will pay a little more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Local traveler Allante
chicago
May 26, 2014

Location great

If your just staying one night the hotel is good. It's poor quality compared to the surrounding hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MaggieZ
Holland, MI
May 19, 2014

Good location

Good location and cheap price. Room is pretty small, dated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Intersting
Port Washington, WI
Oct 23, 2013

Old, but clean

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel for two days because we wanted to go to Cedar Point. The room was small, bathroom was even smaller, but that was not really a problem. You could tell the building was old and the paint was starting to look a little thin, but all the surfaces and floors were quite clean. A few things we found more funny than being a problem: the TV remote kept losing the code to sync to the TV, so we had to keep reassigning it. The door stuck a little when opening it, making for some hilariously over exerted entries. Overall, being as close as it was to Cedar Point and the price paid, I would say this hotel was exactly what you'd expect. Great for a couple or someone who just needs a place to stay but I would probably look elsewhere if you have kids or are a stickler for newer surroundings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Notacrazydancemom
Ann Arbor
Oct 8, 2013

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 leave in the morning. I'd do it again. I knew not to expect the Hilton.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heavenly Heirs
Tazewell, TN
Sep 16, 2013

Just right

For the price, wasn't sure what to expect. Everything was clean in working order. Very pleasant employees. Great Location.. directly across from the Cedar Point entrance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tricker67
Chesapeake
Aug 26, 2013

couple

Could have gotten a better room for less the location is good but the room has nothing but a bed and bath

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
J Monday
MI
Aug 25, 2013

We were a bit shocked to say the least!

We knew the hotel is a high traffic hotel because of Cedar Point but we didn't expect this! When we opened the door it was apparent that our "non smoking" request was not filled, our towels even smelled like smoke! Yuck! There were bugs on the ceiling above the door, and BLOOD in the bathroom below the toilet paper roll! Oh and did I mention the pool is in the back parking lot? The staff were the nicest people, too bad they have to work in those conditions, I'm sure they get a lot of angry customers. I do hope that I get some reponse from this hotel chain!

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