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.

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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

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 89
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.1

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CWKT
Business
Michigan
Jun 2, 2012

a ok

it was what we were looking for. We would recommend this hotel to a friend and we plan on sating here again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

cedar point

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adam&Martha
Business
Newark, OH
Jul 23, 2011

Great value, Friendly staff!!

Friendly staff, nice outdoor pool, TGI Fridays across the road on the water. Minutes from the JetExpress docks and Cedar Point. GREAT value

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

JetExpress to the Islands is just a few blocks up Rt.6 at the Jackson Street Pier.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 1, 2008

Good price for the location

We were pleased for the most part with our stay at the Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky. The room was clean & it was quiet at night. Our only complaint was the tub. It had jets for a spa. Either it was broke, or we just couldn't figure out how to use it. The hotel was in a great location. We were close to Cedar Point. There was a nice restaraunt/bar right across the street. We would definately stay here again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to Cedar Point. The main attraction to Sandusky

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 11, 2008

Nice for the price

The Howard Johnson Express Inn - Sandusky,Ohio was confortable and clean. The staff was professional and helpful upon checking in and asking for info on adjacent eating options. Would stay here again, especially for the price, location and value.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Cedar Point (amusement park) is a short drive away - GREAT coasters.....!

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Oct 12, 2008

Very Close to Cedar Point

If you're going to Cedar Point on a budget this is the hotel for you. Its very close to the park without the pricey rooms. The continental breakfast wasn't very impressive, I'd recommend going to a restaurant instead. The room was good for what it was needed for (sleeping) the remote was gone though, the front desk clerk was hard to understand, told us the wrong room. The phone didn't work. But if you're just going to be relaxing and sleepign the hotel was fine.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is no shortae of restaurants. There are like 5 right in the same block. Or you can drive a little and find a variety of different restaurants.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
crawfordsville, in
Aug 29, 2010

rainy night - busy street - hole in wall

went to cedar point, sunday stayed in sandusky... minutes away from cedar point... nice clean, but small, did every thing i asked it to do...

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

the lady at the dest was actually going out of her way to help other customers get cedar point tickets online... dont eat at jacks pizziarilla its frozen pizza for 20$

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suzzie Q
Business
Lancaster, OH
Jul 21, 2009

Great location, great price!

Great experience! Nice staff! And fantastic Location!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Cedar Point was amazing!

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Intersting
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Local traveler Allante
Business
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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
detroit, MI
Jul 6, 2009

Great Location

the hotel was just your ordinary hotel, the reason why we chose it is because of the location.

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

Business

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