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Sands Beach Motel

5225 Old Lake Rd, Geneva on the Lake, OH
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This review is of the Parkgate Motel, which is one of the three Sands Beach Motels within a block or so of each other. When I made the reservation the man on the phone was very friendly and told me how nice the rooms were and that I had a great view of the lake. When my friend and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been here two years in a row. Yea, the rooms might be outdated but they are clean. We don't book the room to spend time in it or watch TV. We are here to sight see, its an adult group and we are here to have fun! Plus we like the freedom we get by able to sit outside in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place has seen its age. Its dark and run down. You may find a great price here but not worth it. There are other places near by to stay at. The rooms are small and dirty. It needs a whole new overhall done.

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

There is plenty to complain about with this motel, but it is GOTL. If you are looking for a cheap place to sleep that is on the beach and the strip, this could be your place. Debbie has checked us in the past few years and is friendly and easy going. She is willing to assist you with any questions... More 

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Polk, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Would NEVER RECOMMAND to anyone!!!!!! Not even the dog!!!! The rooms are out of date and I think they furnished it from a thirft store or Good Will. It had a very musty odor to it and the beds we're terrible to sleep on ,if you could sleep at all. The pool outside our cottage wasn't very clean either.

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Sebring, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Rooms were okay. Clean, smelled good. Carpeting stained but expected Bathroom. clean, Sheets. Clean, smelled good Comfort of bed - felt hard when you sat down, but surprising we slept very good. Excellent view, and we parked and walked to everything. Will stay here again soon!! Food was awesome next door!! Best part of our experience was the staff. From... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Rooms were dirty. We weren't able to open the windows. I have nothing against motorcycles, but, they were parked outside our door at all times..Blankets looked like the weren't washed for 15 years, falling apart. No service. Had to ask for towels, only to find the office person drinking with some bikers. I could go on and on...The room reminded... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Was barely worth staying...but we did. The sheets were clean and the bathroom was passable. The location, easy walk to lots of restaurants and entertainment, and the view with the sound of the surf were the ONLY redeeming features.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I paid $85 for a one bedroom. After I booked I looked up reviews that I was upset to see, were all bad. I was super nervous when I opened the door but was pleasantly surprised to see it really wasn't that bad. The bathroom was super tidy. The carpet was a little staind with some cig burns but looked... More 

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Austintown, Ohio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Do not even think about staying here! We left in the middle of the night could not take it! PRISON CELLS ARE CLEANER. There was dry blood on the the bedding Ugh!

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