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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Port Clinton-Catawba Island

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is the closest to Catawba island. The view in the back is nice of a natural pond, and is a quiet place in terms of road noise. All the staff I met were friendly and helpful.

We had a great experience at this hotel: - Friendly staff - Very clean - No bugs - Quiet (on 3rd floor) - Nice pool - Good breakfast - Offered shuttle to Put-In-Bay ferry - Close to great restaurants and activities I would definitely book with this hotel again in the future.

Went to a wedding in Sandusky and options and reviews led me to this hotel. I wanted a nice place for a good price and the value was great. Easy to get in and out of Sandusky.

GREAT POOL! perfect for the kids & warm. helpful staff!

Checking in was fine, staff seemed nice at first. Styed 2 nights, the first night there were a ton of kids in the hall making noise a screaming. the room itself had mold growing on the cieling and after the first night they didnt even clean our room, no fresh towels, nothing. Told them checking out about our thoughts, and they didnt seem to care. This hotel looked like it used to be very nice, but has been neglected over the years.

The staff was wonderful. They were kind to my children and helpful. The pool was nice but the hot tub went from being too hot to too cold. The location is excellent.

The check-in and check-out process was a breeze. They had a decent continental breakfast and as far as the room, it was suitable for our needs for that evening.

Great experience, had a great weekend with my friends.

Nice staff; close to Cedar Point and Island ferries.

We needed, extra towels, directions, coffee at off-hours -- the hotel staff was there for us at every turn with help and suggestions. They were terrific.

We stayed at this location because the price was right and it was right by lake Erie. We went to Cedar Point and had a great time. The next day we took a Ferry to Put-in-Bay and spent the day there. The location was convenient to most all of the sites. The breakfast was nice each morning.

Easy check in, wonderful staff very friendly and helpful. They made alot of very good suggestions on places to eat and things to do. if you ever get a chance stop at moni mee restaurant a++

Our trip was good other than the rain which you cant control. We spent alot of time in the hot tub which was nice and relaxing. We also went to see the lighthouse in marblehead. It was a beatiful site by the lake. The dinning in this area was great. We never had a bad meal. The Hotel staff was very friendly an helpful.

The Hotel was right in the middle of both places we visited and was easy to locate. It wasn't the cleanest hotel and the rooms were a little outdated.

basic room and amenities. decent continental complimentary breakfast. located on a highway - most rooms have view of parking lot. hotel is saturated in cigarette smoke.

The staff was efficient and helpful all during our stay.

Hotel was unkept....burned out lightbulbs in the hallways and outside on building, cobwebs (huge) in rooms on ceiling, broken security locks on outside doors.

This Holiday Inn did not have all the bells and whistles you would expect for the price. I could have stayed in a Days INN or Super 8 with better service. They did have a nice view of a lagoon and was close to Lake Erie and Cedar Point Amusement Park. Also lots of places to eat around the hotel. I can take vacation only 1 week out of the year and it would have been nice to eat a nice dinner at the hotel. Also thought I'd be able to relax in a hot tub (didn't work) and the pool area needed work. What would I say about the hotel..."It was ok nothing to write home about"

When we check-in, we found our room didn't have a working Air Conditioner. We told the hotel staff the next morning assuming they would correct. When we got back to our room that night we found the hotel hadn't fixed the air conditioner. When we asked the hotel staff why our AC still didn't work they became defensive and rude. We moved locations the next day.

On the positive side, the hotel was nice and clean, room was comfortable and quiet. Good deal for the price and the location was nice as well. The only downside really was the size of the bathroom, very small.

50 Ne Catawba Rd Port Clinton OH

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Island Adventures Family Fun Center, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Port Clinton-Catawba Island is within a mile (2 km) of Ottawa County Visitor's Bureau. This 102-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. African Safari Wildlife Park and Liberty Aviation Museum are also close to this Port Clinton hotel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast offered each morning. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


Rooms

All 102 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Port Clinton-Catawba Island, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Leisure)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Port Clinton-Catawba Island

Everyone (1) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (9) Other (2) Friends (2)
4

very nice location.

Everyone

This hotel is the closest to Catawba island. The view in the back is nice of a natural pond, and is a quiet place in terms of road noise. All the staff I met were friendly and helpful.

By on Oct 2, 2016

5

put-in-bay

Couples

We had a great experience at this hotel: - Friendly staff - Very clean - No bugs - Quiet (on 3rd floor) - Nice pool - Good breakfast - Offered shuttle to Put-In-Bay ferry - Close to great restaurants and activities I would definitely book with this hotel again in the future.

By on Sep 9, 2013

4

new, clean and comfortable

Singles

Went to a wedding in Sandusky and options and reviews led me to this hotel. I wanted a nice place for a good price and the value was great. Easy to get in and out of Sandusky.

By on Dec 18, 2012

4

great family hotel

Families

GREAT POOL! perfect for the kids & warm. helpful staff!

By on Apr 4, 2012

2

noisy on weekends- room not clean

Families

Checking in was fine, staff seemed nice at first. Styed 2 nights, the first night there were a ton of kids in the hall making noise a screaming. the room itself had mold growing on the cieling and after the first night they didnt even clean our room, no fresh towels, nothing. Told them checking out about our thoughts, and they didnt seem to care. This hotel looked like it used to be very nice, but has been neglected over the years.

By on Sep 9, 2011

4

child friendly

Families

The staff was wonderful. They were kind to my children and helpful. The pool was nice but the hot tub went from being too hot to too cold. The location is excellent.

By on Apr 19, 2011

3

good evening

Couples

The check-in and check-out process was a breeze. They had a decent continental breakfast and as far as the room, it was suitable for our needs for that evening.

By on Oct 24, 2010

4

wedding weekend

GetawayWithFriends

Great experience, had a great weekend with my friends.

By on Oct 10, 2010

3

holiday inn exress hotel port clinton-c

Families

Nice staff; close to Cedar Point and Island ferries.

By on Sep 6, 2010

4

they make you feel right at home!!

Families

We needed, extra towels, directions, coffee at off-hours -- the hotel staff was there for us at every turn with help and suggestions. They were terrific.

By on Aug 23, 2010