Outside of it being very clean, and the staff very professional and friendly, the beds were some of the most comfortable beds I have ever experienced at a hotel. I enjoyed the quiet due to respectful guests and seemingly thicker than normal hotel walls. Parking and check-in was a breeze. It was very ...
Super clean rooms, freshly remodeled. Reminds me of being in an IKEA show room with the style. I was shocked to learn that the remodel was done two years ago, as it looks like it was done last week. They really take care of this place. The table in the room is especially nice. It has a large padded ...
Excellent, super friendly staff. Small but efficient, clean rooms, very comfortable & the TV has a guide!!! The condition of the elevator & the super loud a/c unit shows the hotel's age...neither are a deal breaker. Bars, restaurants, shopping, etc within walking distance. Pricey but recommend for ...
This is my go to place when I visit Erie, especially for conferences, as it is cheap, dog friendly and right off Route 90. It has everything you need for a short stay and the window mattress is a temptation to nap on with the sun beaming in. Breakfast is very good and the rooms clean with many useful ...
A/C unit very loud and turned on and off way too often. Returned late one night to find that our room was never made up. Not the usual Marriott experience at all.
Everything about our stay here was quick and easy! And the evening snacks made it fun to sit by the fire and watch tv. Great little exercise room too!
We chose this hotel for our vacation. We had a good experience. Nice pool area, decent breakfast buffet, nice staff, great beds that offer a great night's sleep, and in a great location for a decent price! Can't beat that! The only 2 complaints I had were that I found a dirty towel in our room when we had arrived, but we told the housekeeping staff and they changed our towels with no problems, and the second day that we were there, we left the room to go to lunch, and had already stopped by housekeeping to get fresh towels (to avoid them coming in the room, I don't like anyone being in the hotel room when we aren't there, but that's just my personal preference), and when we got back, they had come in and again changed our towels and made the bed, but hadn't put fresh linens on it, just made it. However, that wasn't a big deal, really, considering I wasn't expecting a change of linens that day anyway. Overall, it was a great experience! This hotel in particular does not have an elevator, but is only 2 floors. So I recommend packing lighter if you don't wish to make more trips to the second floor.
Hotel was as advertised on Orbitz. Staff were friendly and helpful. Internet was spotty in the room, and staff did their best to make sure it worked. Hotel is located close to shopping, restaurants, and attractions. Would definitely stay here again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.