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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
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
4.2 / 5
65 reviews
4 stars $109
Red Roof Inn Erie
3.7 / 5
60 reviews
2 stars $53
Comfort Inn Presque Isle
3.4 / 5
38 reviews
2 stars $61
Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
4.6 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $92
Econo Lodge Erie
3.0 / 5
21 reviews
2 stars $59
Americas Best Value Inn Erie
2.8 / 5
40 reviews
2 stars $62
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ERIE (SUMMIT TOWNSHIP)
4.1 / 5
13 reviews
3 stars $92
Clarion Hotel Lake Erie
3.5 / 5
28 reviews
3 stars $74
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
3.0 / 5
25 reviews
2 stars $65
La Quinta Inn & Suites Erie
4.1 / 5
76 reviews
3 stars $74

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Featured Erie Hotels

From $109

1 Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 65 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

Perfect Getaway
The location was so beautiful. It was the perfect spot for a getaway and some luxury. The staff was friendly and the room and hotel were very clean. There was so much to do and see all around in...
Oct 20, 2014
From $69

2 Knights Inn Erie Downtown

2 stars
2.0 / 5 28 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

ordinary hotel
The room was nice but it smelled funny to me. I never got over the stench for the entire time I was there.
Aug 31, 2014
From $74

3 La Quinta Inn & Suites Erie

3 stars
4.1 / 5 76 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

5 star
Everybody was very helpful at this hotel. Hotel was very clean.
Sep 24, 2014
From $61

4 Comfort Inn Presque Isle

2 stars
3.4 / 5 38 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

Gets worse each year
I travel to Erie every time. Sometimes more than once a year. I always stay at the Comfort Inn. In the future I will look for somewhere else to stay. The facilities get worse every time I visit....
Oct 19, 2014
From $53

5 Red Roof Inn Erie

2 stars
3.7 / 5 60 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

Really Really Clean
Room was ready when we arrived which was 1pm, front desk clerk could have been a little bit friendlier, the room was really clean however the beds were extremely small. We were a party of three and...
Oct 20, 2014
From $62

6 Americas Best Value Inn Erie

2 stars
2.8 / 5 40 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 $53

7 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
From $74

8 Clarion Hotel Lake Erie

3 stars
3.5 / 5 28 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 $106

9 The Avalon Hotel

2 stars
3.1 / 5 33 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 $71

10 Baymont Inn & Suites Erie

2 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

8170 Perry Highway Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

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 $54

11 Super 8 Erie/I 90

2 stars
3.7 / 5 47 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

it was old, but clean, it could use some updating and attention
Jul 29, 2014
From $82

12 Fairfield Inn by Marriott Erie

3 stars
3.9 / 5 12 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

Wedding trip
The hotel was very comfortable, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. The only thing I did not appreciate was that because we stayed for more than 1 night we had to...
Sep 16, 2014
From $89

13 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Erie

3 stars
4.3 / 5 70 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

Weekend Getaway
Staff was friendly and housekeeper was excellent. Would recommend hotel to others!
Aug 18, 2014
From $65

14 Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center

2 stars
3.0 / 5 25 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 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 $99

15 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
From $109

16 Courtyard by Marriott Erie

3 stars
4.0 / 5 93 reviews

7792 Peach St. Map

Rate includes breakfast

Courtyard by Marriott in breath taking Erie, PA offers a comfortable, casual feeling in an upscale environment. Conveniently located off I-90 and 1 mile east of I-79. Centered approximately 2... More

Nothing to complain
Nice area and very convenient. We had a high school reunion there.
Jul 31, 2014
From $63

17 Microtel Inn by Wyndham Erie

2 stars
3.6 / 5 77 reviews

8100 Peach Street Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Erie is conveniently located off of I-90/Exit 24 Peach Street. Positioned in the heart of the Erie shopping and restaurant district, 3 miles from Presque Isle Downs and... More

fit our needs
a perfect place for our stay during family reunion. Staying here took the burden off staying with busy family members during this time. Economical for us and comfortable 4 day stay.
Jun 10, 2014
From $90

18 Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie

3 stars
4.0 / 5 25 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

The bed was not queen as ordered, it was double. The matress was not good.
Overall average. It would be better if matress was better quality. Free breakfast was below average (i.e. bread and bagel was frozen, not fresh). Only gave a room on the main floor, no other choice...
Sep 7, 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 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