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The Island House Hotel

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102 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Milford, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here for a brief overnight getaway. Loved the hotel. The front desk person was very welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed the history of the place. While the rooms are small, the are more than adequate. After all, it was built in the 1886. Room and bath were well maintained and clean. If you understand where you... More 

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Corpus Christi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My lepraechaun never lies nor do I. No crossed fingers or wink of an eye. This St.Patrick Day 2015 found me here road weary and tired. To my surprise this much ballyhooed hotel must have been modeled after the shrunken Alice house in Wonderland. On the third floor the night clerk put me and my luggage and I swear on... More 

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

Sir, I am sorry that you were disappointed in your room size. I assure you that the size of your room had nothing to do with where your reservation was made. We do not take that into consideration at all. As our hotel was built in 1886 some of the rooms are quite small. Things were a little different then.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed just overnight for a short weekend getaway. If you like old buildings with lots of character and historical value while still being totally cool, you will love this place. It was very clean and decorated nicely. We stayed in room 3313 and while it was small, it was great for what we needed and I loved the old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our stay at the Island Hotel was truly lovely! The experience with staff every step of the way was positive from the beginning when I made reservations all the way through to checkout. The live music was so enjoyable and no need to walk outside because Rosie's is attached to the hotel. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at 1812 and... More 

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Great Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Island House is elegant, cozy, and comfortable. We loved the fireplace during our January stay there. The staff is excellent and makes you feel right at home. The restaurant has wonderful service and tasty meals so you don't have to leave the hotel to find an excellent meal. They are very accommodating and we will return!

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We arrived late for an overnight stay just after the New Year. The front desk staff was very helpful and nice. It has a very nice historical charm to it. We were worried that the band music was going to be too loud, but we did not hear anything from the second floor and they did stopped playing at 11pm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I took a friend there for his visit as he os not from the area.Food was deliciously fresh and visually appealing. Staff was efficient and friendly. Atmosphere was amazing, decorated beautifully for the holiday season. The best New Years Eve meal I have enjoyed. We look forward to many more visits!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I recently stayed at the Island House for the Christmas holiday while visiting family. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays and everyone who worked there was very friendly and accommodating! There are also two restaurants right downstairs. It is very close to the water and lots of activities and we will definitely be back this summer to enjoy some... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was our fourth or fifth year staying at the Island House just before Christmas. Port Clinton is my hometown. For a boy of modest circumstances, the Island House was an elegant place full of interesting people and the attached restaurant was too fancy to even imagine the food and drink served inside. It, perhaps, was never as exotic as... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We liked the property. Nice view - you can see a little of the marina. A little noisy since you're on the street, but you expect that. Love the history. What didn't like was the COLD water. Our water never even got warm, stayed cold. We let is run quite some time and no temp change.We were in king corner... More 

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