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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in North East (Erie)
2.5 out of 5.0
6310 Old Station Road, North East
4.1 out of 5 (52 reviews)

This family-friendly North East hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Shore Railway Museum and Blue Iris Winery. Lake Erie Speedway and Courtyard Wineries are ...

Great weekend get-a-way Wonderful indoor water park; one of the best continental breakfasts (I have traveled a lot). Grandkids and parents loved it!
   Jan 16, 2018
Red Roof Inn Erie
2.0 out of 5.0
7865 Perry Hwy, Erie
3.8 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated in Erie, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Presque Isle Downs and Casino and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Erie Zoo. Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center ...

Business Trip 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 ...
   May 14, 2018
Baymont by Wyndham Erie
2.5 out of 5.0
8170 Perry Hwy, Erie
4.2 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in Erie, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Presque Isle Downs and Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center and Erie ...

Great, affordable hotel close to shopping This hotel is a home run every time I stay here. Super affordable, clean, comfortable, and recently updated. All hotels should aspire to this level.
   Apr 7, 2018
Motel 6 Erie PA
2.0 out of 5.0
7455 Schultz RD, Erie
3.9 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Erie, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Presque Isle Downs and Casino and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Erie Zoo. Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center and ...

Basic room/clean/ Nice hotel/good location/clean/modern/basic/close to casino/no complaints/will be back
   Jul 12, 2018
Wingate by Wyndham Erie
2.5 out of 5.0
8060 Old Oliver Road, Erie
4.0 out of 5 (106 reviews)

Situated in Erie, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Millcreek Mall. Presque Isle Downs and Casino ...

Excellent Visit I have stayed at this hotel a few times and really come to appreciate the cleanliness of the over hotel and the friendly staff. The complimentary breakfast is always plentiful and gets us on our way to shopping for the day.
   Oct 17, 2017
Best Western Plus Erie Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0
8033 Oliver Rd, Erie
3.9 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Erie, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Millcreek Mall. Presque Isle Downs and Casino ...

Nice Hotel Close to the interstate Hotel was convenient and clean. Breakfast was good. Staff was friendly.
   Aug 27, 2018
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0
55 W Bay Dr, Erie
4.2 out of 5 (80 reviews)

This family-friendly Erie hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Bicentennial Tower and Erie Maritime Museum. Erie Art Museum and expERIEnce ...

Loved this location and gorgeous view! The Sheraton was VERY nice. The hotel staff was so accommodating. We needed to store our bikes and they took them no problem. The room was very clean and a nice size. The bed was SO comfortable. The only negative I have about our stay is that our room was never cleaned. I think it was a misunderstanding ...
   Jul 11, 2018
Quality Inn & Suites Fairview
2.5 out of 5.0
6467 Sterrettania Rd, Fairview
3.1 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Situated in Fairview, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Whispering Woods Golf Course, Asbury Woods Nature Center, and Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center. ...

Comfortable stay This hotel was able to accommodate my family on the same floor, and rooms next to one another. I absolutely enjoyed the one night stay celebrating my grandson birthday. The breakfast buffet was good and the staff serving were great. The hotel is minutes away from local attractions.
   Aug 9, 2018
Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
3.0 out of 5.0
16 W 10th Street, Erie
2.7 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Located in the heart of Erie, this hotel is steps from Erie Playhouse and Warner Theater. Jerry Uht Park and Erie County Courthouse are also within 10 minutes. ...

Clean room, courteous staff I will take my own pillow next time. Beds are nice and firm. I did not experience any of the inconveniences of the other people who commented on trip advisor. I had a pleasant stay and recommend it.
   Feb 16, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
3.0 out of 5.0
2 Sassafras Pier, Erie
4.8 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bayfront Convention Center, Erie Maritime Museum, and Bicentennial Tower. Erie Art Museum and ...

Great hotel with the perfect view. Had a great stay with the perfect location right in the lake. Good views and close to everything we needed. Will be back for sure.
   Jul 1, 2018
Springhill Suites by Marriott Erie
3.0 out of 5.0
2087 Interchange Rd, Erie
4.3 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Situated in Erie, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Millcreek Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Erie Zoo and Presque Isle Downs and Casino. Bayfront Convention ...

Well worth it It was a very pleasant experience. The room was very clean and spacious. More room to a similarly priced room in other hotels. The free breakfast was better than expected.
   May 12, 2018
Clarion Hotel Lake Erie
3.0 out of 5.0
2800 W 8th St, Erie
3.4 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in the heart of Erie, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tom Ridge Center and Waldameer Water World. Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier and Presque ...

Great trip with the grand kids We stayed here with our granddaughters, ages 6 & 8, because of its proximity to Presque Isle and its indoor pool. The staff were very helpful, friendly, and cooperative, without exception. The pool area is clean and very attractive. The double double-bed room was small but adequate for quiet play. ...
   Aug 31, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott Erie

Going thru

Good sleep. Sorry no free breakfast. But they did have two breakfast site and we choose the Hilton that they r connected with. We had hot buffet for $11.99.

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1 month ago


Hampton Inn Erie-South I-90/I-79

Great location; friendly staff.

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!

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1 year ago


Comfort Inn & Suites

Anniversary Getaway

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.

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5 years ago


Solstice Hotel

Nice hotel for the price.

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.

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6 months ago

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.