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The Island House Hotel

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102 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old building, which means the rooms are small, but very clean feeling to me. Also, the water in the shower takes between 15 and 25 minutes to get hot (I'm not exaggerating at all) so plan ahead if you're in a hurry. The breakfast is free, and you get what you pay for. During the week, it's... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

It is good to hear that you are 100% healthy again and we appreciate the time you took to leave us a review and take pictures of our hotel. It was a pleasure to care for you and your boyfriend during your time in Port Clinton. Feel free to visit us again anytime you're in the area. Respectfully, Michael Phillips More 

Newtown ct
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this for the overall high ratings but I would not rate this property anywhere close to two starts. It is so outdated and dingy with areas that are so dirty, I didn't want to touch them. The room had a filthy open closet that had carpeting on stairs holding an ironing board and a vacuum with a window... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel met my expectations and I was perfectly happy with my stay. We are a family of two parents and a teenager. We booked a room with two queen beds. Our purpose was to stay somewhere equidistant from Toledo and Cedar Point. What I really liked: The hotel is historic. The lobby is comfortable and historic looking. The beds... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Hello again and thank you for posting a review on our page. It is refreshing and reassuring to hear such positive comments regarding our hotel and staff at the Island House. Whenever you return to the area, we welcome you to give us a call so we can make accommodations for you and your family. Again, it was nice to... More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were both good and bad points with our stay. Loved the hotel and the history, would stay again just for the atmosphere. 2 things left bad impression. After paying ~$200 for a room, we went down for the breakfast that consisted of Walmart breads and bagels. Very disappointing. They could have at least had homemade food made by their... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon and thank you for enlightening me to your experience during your stay with us. I greatly apologize that the housekeeping department had entered your room before your actual departure; this is not part of the procedures set in place here at the Island House Hotel. With that, I will speak with the housekeeping staff regarding this matter and... More 

Oxford
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87 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is certainly a historic hotel which has been done up but stills looks and feels very tired. Bedrooms are small but adequate and the bed was very comfortable. Bathrooms are ok but showers are not thermostatically controlled so change from hot to cold in milliseconds. The hotel accommodation is laid out in a U shape and those looking inward... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning and thank you for taking the time to post a review on our page. We apologize that the experience was fairly adequate. It allows us to critique particular areas within our hotel. When making reservations we do allow an option to request a street view room or one of our rooms that overlook the lake; these options tend... More 

North Carolina
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bad place. Rooms are TINY unless you pay the price for a larger room. Breakfast is really good and staff were really nice. Very close to the Jet Express and a couple of restaurants/bars. We were busy every night with a wedding for my cousin. She spoke very highly of everyone she worked with there. Most of her... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. It reassures our staff that we are giving our best to our guests and leaving them with a positive impression of our hotel. I am glad you were able to enjoy the area and the wedding during your stay. We look forward to meeting you again... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit I was plesantly surprised. The rooms are small, but they are updated as well as the bathrooms. Everything we read on tripadvisor was accurate. I never thought the seaguls would bother me, but they did. They started singing to us at 3am. Good thing though I had too much to drink and was able to block... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

We were very delighted to see the review you've posted for us. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post such great things regarding our property and your rooms. Although we are an historic hotel, we value our guest wants and needs when regarding our property. As for the neighboring seagulls. we do apologize for them;... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a mix up with our reservations for another place so we were very grateful for the Island House to make a reservation for us on short notice. The Hotel is quite old and beautiful. Rooms are extremely small just enough room to make it around the bed, but very clean. Only one small elevator with a very musty,... More 

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Peggy S, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave our hotel and staff a friendly response regarding our services. We were happy to take care of you during your visit to Port Clinton, Ohio and to leave such a memorable impression. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future. Kind Regards, Michael P. General Manager More 

Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stayed at the Island House for three nights. Upon entering the lobby to check in, I thought the hotel was very charming. It seemed kind of boutiqueish--which I like a lot and I thought we were in for a fabulous stay. Hubby and I had a standard room on the 3rd floor. By American standards, the room was really small.... More 

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Peggy S, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and enlightening us to some of the experiences you had during your stay. I greatly apologize regarding the Wi-Fi connectivity during your stay. We've since had this looked in to and repaired with our internet company. Although we are an Historic Hotel and tend to this appeal, we have also... More 

Pickerington, Ohio
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I would give our stay 3 1/2 stars, which defaults to 4 on this scale. The check in process was really easy, even with a slight miss on the reservation (date for following week versus current week, which was fixed upon arrival). We stayed on the 2nd floor, which was perfect. .. mind you, the rooms are in fact small.... More 

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