Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance ★★

2.5 /5
Overall score
57%
Would recommend
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
2.7
Hotel staff:
3.1
Comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.1
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Overview

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.

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.

Property 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.

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

Nearby 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.

Transportation

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (51.5 mi/82.8 km)
  • Toledo Express Airport (68.4 mi/110 km)

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Guest score 3.1 / 5
$99
Guest score 2.8 / 5
$69
Guest score 3.1 / 5
$41
Guest score 3.2 / 5
$75

Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

2.5 /5 Overall score

57% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 2.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 2.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.1/5
  • Comfort: 2.5/5
  • Location: 4.3/5
  • Value: 3.1/5

great ending to amusement park day

Would recommend Thu, Jul 23, 2015
My daughter and I spent the day at amusement park. We knew we would be to tired to drive home. Before we left for the park, we went through ??? to find the best price an location for our trip. We not only found a great price BUT the room was clean and located close to the park. Great job .

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wouldn't stay even if it were free!

Would not recommend Fri, Feb 27, 2015
The 1st room we went to was disgusting. There was food crumbs on top of the microwave, inside the microwave was caked with splattered food and wasn't cleaned in months. The refrigerator had food in it from previous guests. Dirty bathroom with used Qtip. Im sure the sheets were not even clean or changed. The room was clearly not cleaned by housekeeping. We asked to change rooms and the transition wasn't bad since the 2nd room was right next door. This room didnt look as bad but still needed a spring cleaning. We sucked it up since we were tired and started to get in bed when I noticed on the comforter a large harden concoction that looked like vomit. That's where I lost it. We demanded our money back.

| N/A Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Cedar Point Weekend!

Would recommend Mon, Aug 25, 2014
This hotel was exactly what you want for a weekend at Cedar Point!

| Ohio Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great for one night

Would recommend Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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.

| Ohio Friends

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Good access to Cedar Point

Would recommend Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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.

| Dayton OH Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Location Location Location

Would recommend Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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.

Time saver

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.

| Fort Wayne Indiana Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Close but scary

Would not recommend Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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!

Dining

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

| van wert,ohio Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

cedar point convenence

Would recommend Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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.

| Pittsburgh, PA Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A close place to the park

Would recommend Sun, Jul 13, 2014
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.

Attractions

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

| Riverside, California Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Visiting awesome Granddaughter working at Cedar Point

Would recommend Fri, Jul 11, 2014
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.

| Wiliamsburg, VA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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.