South Shore Inn ★★

3.1 /5
Overall score
78%
Would recommend
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.3
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Overview

Just a few steps from Sandusky's Castaway Bay and a short drive from Cedar Point Amusement Park, South Shore Inn offers family-run comfort and convenience. The hotel features a great selection of rooms, ranging from a standard single to a king-bed suite with a Jacuzzi and a 2- or 3-room family suite with kitchenette. Amenities at this Sandusky hotel include free in-room Wi-Fi, a large outdoor swimming pool with a waterslide and a Jacuzzi, plus an outdoor playground and shady picnic area. The popular Thai restaurant Siam Orchid is also onsite.

Location

South Shore Inn is located in a peaceful residential area of Sandusky, a block from Castaway Bay and only a few minutes' drive from Cedar Point Amusement Park. 

Rooms

South Shore Inn offers single and double rooms, large 2- and 3-room family suites with kitchenettes, and suites with a Jacuzzi and king bed. All include free high-speed Wi-Fi access, dataport, hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. Refreshed and refurnished 2- and 3-room suites include a sofa bed plus a TV in each room. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

Property features

Dine at Siam Orchid Restaurant in the lobby of South Shore Inn. The popular Thai restaurant serves dishes ranging from lemongrass chicken and fried rice to seafood selections. Siam Orchid also features a cocktail lounge, plus provides guest room and poolside service. Spend summer days at the large outdoor swimming pool with a 2-tube waterslide, Jacuzzi, playground, picnic area and video game room. 

Highlights

  • Jump into South Shore Inn's oversized outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi and waterslide
  • Stay connected with free in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Indulge with a family-size guest suite or suite with private Jacuzzi

Nearby attractions

  • Castaway Bay (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park (3 mi/4.9 km)
  • Marblehead Lighthouse (22.4 mi/36 km)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland (62.8 mi/101 km)
  • Toledo Zoo (64.9 mi/104 km)

Business

  • Free in-room Wi-Fi Internet access

Transportation

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (51.2 mi/82.4 km)
  • Toledo Express Airport (69.4 mi/112 km)

Recommendations for you

Guest score 3.1 / 5
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Guest score 3.3 / 5
$88
Guest score 3.9 / 5
$92
Guest score 2.3 / 5
$59
Guest score 3.2 / 5
$75
Guest score 3.3 / 5
$45

Amenities

Featured

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

General

  • Air conditioned
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Ice machine

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Game room

Dining

  • Coffee maker in room
  • Vending machines

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Maid service
  • Guest laundromat

Parking

  • Free parking

Room

  • Television with cable
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Microwave
  • Cribs available
  • Temperature control
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Smoke detectors

Reviews

3.1 /5 Overall score

78% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 2.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.6/5
  • Comfort: 3.3/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 3.3/5

Fun time

Would recommend Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Hotel was close to amusement park. Staff was very friendly. Had a fun time.

| Beallsville Family

4 /5

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

Perfect Location

Would recommend Tue, Aug 4, 2015
The hotel was perfectly located near Cedar Point. The room was a unique configuration. The beds were separate from the living and kitchen area. The walls are quite solid -- didn't hear anyone and the hotel was sold out both nights. Staff was very nice and helpful. Onsite - the bar/restaurant was nice -- seemed to have a lot of potential. The pool was much bigger than I thought it would be.

| Westlake Couples

4 /5

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

Cedar Point

Would not recommend Mon, Dec 29, 2014
The hotel was just ok. I felt that is was a bit pricy for what I would consider a 1 star hotel

| Flint Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Cedar Point Trip

Would recommend Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Outdated but still meets the description of the Hotel.

| Jackson Mi Couples

4 /5

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

convenient location

Would recommend Tue, Sep 2, 2014
The room was sufficient for a 1 night stay. Could use some updating. No breakfast, no fridge in the room, shower head only came up to my chin and I'm only 6 feet tall.

| Erie, PA Couples

3 /5

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

Good for what we needed

Would recommend Tue, Sep 2, 2014
Came in for the night only. Pool was open til midnight but no problems with noise It would have been nice to have a microwave in the room but it wasn't too difficult to go down

| Happy town,MI Family

3 /5

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

Disgusting Hotel

Would not recommend Mon, Jun 16, 2014
Don't trust the pictures. This hotel is disgusting. It smells terrible, it's dated, it's gross. We checked out the same night we checked in and had to pay again for another hotel. The staff didn't even ask why we were checking out.

| Sterling Heights, MI Friends

1 /5

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

Not for Families

Would not recommend Mon, May 27, 2013
The hotel was clean, good location. The staff did not show record of us having paid but were luckily trusting about it (I had my e-mail confirmation). However it was a party hotel. We got ZERO sleep, it made for a horrible stay. I called and complained but nothing was done. Seriously screaming loud teenager partying all night both nights.

| Royal Oak, MI Family

1 /5

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

Trip with the nephew

Would recommend Wed, Aug 29, 2012
The hotel was comfortable, clean and within a short drive to Cedar Point. The pool was nice but pool furniture was in disrepair and needed replaced. Close to many restaurants and stores.

| Central Ohio Family

3 /5

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

Much better than expected!

Would recommend Mon, Aug 27, 2012
We stayed in an expensive resort hotel close to this one the first night of our stay. It was much higher in price since it had a waterpark and various other ammenities that we didn't use. South Shore Inn isn't fancy on the outside (most of the motels in this area aren't and this one was actually better looking outside than most if not all in the same area). But the real surprise was inside! The room had more than advertised online... A large flat screen tv, a mini fridge, microwave (none of this was mentioned so a pleasant surprise!). The outdoor pool with 2 water slides was much smaller than it looked in the photos and was closed off for a good portion of our stay but it was clean and the jacuzzi was open the entire time although we had so many activities planned we didn't use it anyway. The hotel advertises a game room for the kids which was no longer there... just an empty room where it used to be. It didn't break my heart though since I'd spent a lot of money on activities we don't normally do like parasailing and island tours, ferry rides out there, Cedar Point, etc... so my 14 yr old granddaughter could take a break from an arcade. haha... The beds were extremely comfortable and the microsuede bedspreads were very nice and soft (not pictured on the websites). They also had extra nice, fluffy, comfortable pillows and give you extras. The room was actually much nicer than the much higher priced resort hotel we stayed in the night before. Maid service was excellent. it also included a free continental breakfast and a make-your-own waffle station which was not advertised. If you have a lot of activities planned and just want a nice, clean, comfortable room to come back to at the end of the day this inn is great! It's very close to restaurants and Cedar Point. For what we had planned, It was a much better deal than the overpriced resort hotels.

Dining

TGI Friday's is a short walk or drive and we went there a few times during our 4 day stay. The food was good each time.

| Winchester, Ohio Family

4 /5

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

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Nearby points of interest

Cedar Point Amusement Park 2.6 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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.