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Enjoy a lakeside vacation at Erie, Pennsylvania

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, this city holds a special place in the state because it is the only port on the Great Lakes. In fact, much of life and tourism in Erie revolves around the sparkling waters of the lake. Erie mixes a Midwestern small-town feel, the personality of a distinctive, thriving city, and long-established accommodations across its neighborhoods.

Things to see and do

Family fun

Erie is the perfect stop on a family vacation. Beaches call to the young and the young at heart; Liberty Park and Lampe Campground are located directly on the lake. The Erie Zoo offers full-fledged adventure with a train ride through the zoo and large botanical gardens. Waldameer Water World is another family favorite found at the base of Presque Isle. From kiddie rides to soaring roller coasters, Waldameer offers laughs for everyone as well as a great way to cool off on hot, mid-summer days.


Erie offers accessible history through its beautifully maintained museums. For a nominal admission price, the Erie Art Museum boasts a collection of over 5,000 pieces and also hosts traveling collections throughout the year. The Erie Maritime Museum is located on the waterfront and houses the U.S. Brig Niagara, a flagship from the War of 1812. Children will love the expERIEnce Children's Museum, which houses many hands-on, educational exhibits.

The Arts

Although Erie may not be the largest city in Pennsylvania, it still has a wide variety of arts options, including the Erie Philharmonic, which offers a pop and symphonic series, as well as the Erie Playhouse, offering several dramas, comedies and musicals throughout the year.


Several minor league teams draw sports enthusiasts to Erie during any month of the year. The Erie Seawolves play baseball at Jerry Uht Park during the summer while the Erie Insurance Arena hosts the BayHawks basketball and Otters hockey teams.

Best time to visit

Summer is the best time to visit as Erie comes alive with festivals, beach activities and family-friendly amusements on the lakeside. Average highs in mid-summer are around 80 degrees with cooling breezes. In winter, Lake Erie may freeze over by January, leaving the skies crystal clear and the well-maintained roads free from ice and snow.

Getting there

The Erie International Airport (ERI) is the nearest airport with only a 12-minute drive to the city center; major airlines, including United, Delta and US Airways, offer daily service.

Those who prefer train travel can pull directly into Union Station in downtown Erie. However, most trains arrive and depart sometime after midnight. For even more budget-friendly travel, visitors can use the Greyhound Bus Station with connections to Buffalo, New York and Cleveland. Drivers have easy access to all of Erie.

Where to stay

The Glass House Inn offers comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms near Presque Isle State Park. The Fairfield Inn by Marriot, conveniently located off the interstate, is a popular choice for business travelers. Accommodations close to the waterfront include the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel with gorgeous lake views, and Homewood Suites for longer stays.

Climate information

Erie offers warm summers with moderate humidity and cold winters with lots of snow. Spring features some very warm days mixed in with unexpected snow or ice storms. Autumn sees crisp days with prolonged sunshine. Winter squalls occasionally blow in from Canada, picking up a great deal of moisture over the lake.

Recently Rated Erie Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Comfort Inn Presque Isle
3.4 / 5
42 reviews
2 stars $84
Red Roof Erie
3.8 / 5
70 reviews
2 stars $53
La Quinta Inn & Suites Erie
4.1 / 5
79 reviews
3 stars $86
Super 8 Erie/I 90
3.7 / 5
51 reviews
2 stars $58
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
4.3 / 5
68 reviews
4 stars $169
Wingate by Wyndham Erie
4.0 / 5
94 reviews
3 stars $87
Baymont Inn & Suites Erie
1.0 / 5
1 reviews
2 stars $89
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Erie
3.6 / 5
78 reviews
2 stars $67
Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
4.7 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $98
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Erie
4.3 / 5
72 reviews
3 stars $109

Featured Erie Hotels

From $169

1 Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 68 reviews

55 West Bay Drive Map

Save 25% on your stay

Experience the new Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, the area's very first waterfront hotel located near State Street in the heart of Erie's Bayfront Marina District. Our stylish hotel offers sweeping... More

Spur of the moment romantic evening
Walkable to a few restaurants and some scenic areas. Beautiful view from lakeview room. Would stay there again.
May 2, 2015
From $53

2 Red Roof Erie

2 stars
3.8 / 5 70 reviews

7865 Perry Hwy Map

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A great 100 Percent Smoke-Free location with newly renovated rooms less than one half mile from Presque Isle Downs! Mercyhurst College, Gannon University, Millcreek Mall, Erie Zoo, Family First... More

Short visit
Everything was good except that you have to go to McDonalds across the street for breakfast
Apr 16, 2015
From $86

3 La Quinta Inn & Suites Erie

3 stars
4.1 / 5 79 reviews

7820 Perry Hwy Map

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Erie was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! 100% Non Smoking Hotel The smoke-free, pet friendly La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel... More

Weekend trip with dogs
I was in Erie for a weekend dog show. I love that they accept dog at no extra charge! The location was convenient, right off the highway. There was some noise from the highway when outside but I...
Apr 14, 2015
From $75

4 The Avalon Hotel

2 stars
3.1 / 5 34 reviews

16 West 10th Street Map

The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center is without exception a luxurious convention quality hotel. Each guestroom was created with your comfort in mind designed in rich traditional furnishings... More

Just OK
I did not like the full size beds. The hotel looked like it had been very nice at one time, but it is in need of an upgrade.
Sep 29, 2013
From $58

5 Lake Erie Lodge Erie

2 stars
2.0 / 5 6 reviews

1015 Peninsula Drive (PA rt. 832) Map

The Lake Erie Lodge is ideally located to many of Pennsylvania's most appealing sites such as Lake Erie, Waldameer Park & Water World, Erie Civic Center, Presque Isle Sate Park and the Erie Zoo... More

decent stay
Other than them taking forever to get our room ready it was neat and clean.
Jun 15, 2014
From $55

6 Days Inn Erie

2 stars
3.3 / 5 36 reviews

7415 Schultz Road Map

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The Days Inn Erie is conveniently located at the intersection of I-90 and Route 97 at exit 27, just minutes from Presque Isle Downs Casino and just 5 minutes from the resort area with miles of... More

Overpriced and outdated; great staff
Let me start by saying the staff was great. However, the building was a little older, and it had some issues. The grout in the bathroom was a little dingy. There were stains on the carpet. The...
Aug 20, 2014

7 Knights Inn Erie Downtown

2 stars
1.9 / 5 29 reviews

205 West 10th Street Map

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Centrally located in downtown Erie. Many fine restaurants close by Within walking distance to the Historical Warner Theatre, Erie Civic Center, Jerry Uht Baseball Stadium, Firefighters Historical... More

Worst Of the Worst!
Not much more to say. But, worst of the worst. (Period)
Dec 30, 2014
From $58

8 Super 8 Erie/I 90

2 stars
3.7 / 5 51 reviews

8040 B Perry Hwy Map

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This 91-room, 4-floor, Super 8 is located in Erie, PA just off of Exit 27 on I-90 South. The property is conveniently located near the Interstate which allows for easy on and off access for your... More

Close to the casino and highway. Staff was very friendly room was clean.
Apr 12, 2015
From $84

9 Clarion Hotel Lake Erie

3 stars
3.4 / 5 30 reviews

2800 W 8th Street Map

Presque Isle State park- swimming, biking, boating, and fishing, Waldameer Park and Water World, Millcreek Mall Complex, Erie Art Museum, Bicentennial Tower, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Pepsi... More

family vacation
It was a very clean, and the in door pool was very nice. And loved that there was a sauna there too. Great location! I would stay again!
Oct 12, 2014
From $87

10 Wingate by Wyndham Erie

3 stars
4.0 / 5 94 reviews

8060 Old Oliver Road Map

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Conveniently located off Interstate 90 in the heart of the restaurant and shopping district, this Wingate by Wyndham Erie is near Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field, Presque Isle Downs and... More

Great experience! Wonderful place to stay
It was a business trip for one night. Staff were helpful. The room was fantastic. Coffee available at all times. Breakfast was very good. It is really a good place to go. In fact I like all Wingate...
Apr 6, 2015
From $101

11 Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie

3 stars
4.0 / 5 26 reviews

2084 Interchange Road Map

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

Welcome Home to Erie, PennsylvaniaSituated on the Millcreek Mall property, close to Presque Isle State Park and a short drive from Erie International Airport, Homewood Suites by Hilton® Erie offers... More

Willies stay
Great staff clean rooms, perfect location. The Breakfast buffet lacked healthy options, but was nice and well stocked.
Dec 1, 2014
From $53

12 Americas Best Value Inn Erie

2 stars
2.9 / 5 41 reviews

6101 Wattsburg Road Map

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Americas Best Value Inn Erie welcomes you to a great city on a great lake. Prepare to be charmed by the unbeatable combination of small-town charm and security with large-city energy and... More

it was ok for the money. Clean but it gives you that cheap impression
Oct 13, 2014
From $79

13 Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center

2 stars
3.0 / 5 26 reviews

8040-A Perry Highway Map

The Quality Inn and Suites is just minutes from Pesque Isle Downs Casino and racetrack and only one exit from the Millcreek Mall and other shopping opportunities. Our guests recieve a 7.00 USD free... More

Ok, but not nice.
Check in was fast and easy. Very nice staff. Rooms are all exterior entrances. Hotel is old and it shows. Room was small but clean. Bed was comfortable with nice linen and pillows. Shower had good...
Sep 30, 2014
From $89

14 Baymont Inn & Suites Erie

2 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

8170 Perry Highway Map

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Stay close to entertainment at the Baymont Inn and Suites Erie. Located across the street from the Presque Isle Downs and Casino, the hotel offers 24-hour shuttle service to and from the casino,... More

Pick another hotel
If you can get pass the ash trays at the entrance(they allow smokers to hang out at both entrances), you can expect to wait for over 25 minutes to check in with a prepaid check in and I was the...
May 19, 2014
From $84

15 Comfort Inn Presque Isle

2 stars
3.4 / 5 42 reviews

3041 West 12th Street Map

This Comfort Inn hotel is only three miles from the downtown area. Visitors will enjoy the many beaches, nature trails, tennis courts, golf courses and museums in the area. This Erie hotel is... More

won't book there again
It was old, dirty and just plain run down. Was disappointed.
Apr 21, 2015
From $90

16 Fairfield Inn by Marriott Erie

3 stars
3.9 / 5 17 reviews

2082 Interchange Road Map

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Fairfield Inn Erie by Marriott has a proud reputation as one of the favorite hotels in Erie, PA for business and leisure guests. We have a convenient location near tax-free shopping at Millcreek... More

visitor to convention center
Convenient location for Convention Center (about 10 min). Clean, pleasant rooms. Friendly staff
Jan 20, 2015
From $109

17 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Erie

3 stars
4.3 / 5 72 reviews

2087 Interchange Road Map

SpringHill Suites Erie by Marriott is located in beautiful Erie County just 6 miles from the Erie International Airport. Our all suite hotel provides guests all the comforts of home with separate... More

Comfortable, Convenient, Clean, and Friendly
The Hotel is close to the mall, restaurants, and other attractions. Made it easy to get family in and out quick. The rooms were nice and clean. It is right next to the highway- but we never heard...
Mar 1, 2015
From $99

18 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Erie

2 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

2090 Interchange Road Map

Rate includes breakfast & internet access

Hello! The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Erie, PA, adjacent to the newly remodeled 170+ store Millcreek Mall Complex, is just the destination whether you need to stay one or one hundred nights!... More

Wonderful staff!!
The staff was very welcoming and friendly! We loved everyone there! They even planned a Fourth of July party for the guests with tons of food and drinks, for free! Wonderful room and location! Very...
Jul 4, 2014

19 El Patio Motel

2 stars
1.6 / 5 11 reviews

2950 W. 8th Street Map

At the El Patio, you're just minutes from 7 miles of beaches at Presque Isle State Park. In addition to great swimming and sunbathing, here you'll find hiking, biking and rollerblading trails,... More

Labor Day Weekend Vacation
Had a wonderful time in Erie and the El Patio was a central place to do everything from. It has a great bar and restaurant right there on the premises in case you didn't feel like a big night on...
Sep 4, 2013

20 Candlewood Suites ERIE

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

2010-2020 Edinboro Road Map

The Candlewood Suites Erie is a brand new hotel centralized for shopping, company travel and family fun. We provide complimentary HSIA, an indoor pool, business center and our Candlewood Cupboard... More