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The Five Bells Inn

2766 Sand Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452
The Five Bells Inn
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Felt welcome from the minute we stepped in the door. The whole house is very warm and inviting. Our room, on the upper level, had a wonderful view of Lake Erie. It was very spacious with a private bathroom. Across the road, you could sit and watch the beautiful sunset in the evening. I would highly recommend staying at Five... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I have traveled for many years and have stayed in all kinds of motels, hotels and B&B's. This experience was the first time we did not complete our stay. Arriving late afternoon, check in is after 4PM, a rainy day, we are escorted to one of the cottages. I noticed that every one had the windows open,... More 

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James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Five Bells Inn. We are sorry that your visit was not a positive experience. We try our best to make sure that our accommodations are clean and comfortable for guests. Our cottages are located near a protected wetland (and of course, the lake), and we understand moisture can be difficult to deal with - especially... More 

Perry, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Thought we were staying in a beautiful old house. When we arrived in the evening...exhausted, we were escorted out to a dank, musty,little building out behind the house next to a large swampy,buggy pond. The place smelled horribly of mildew. Immediately my allergies started going crazy and sinuses draining. Dirty carpet, old and dusty decor, spongy floors, an antiquated TV,... More 

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James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Hello - We apologize that your experience with the Five Bells Inn was not a good one. We realize that the nearby wetlands and Lake Erie, while scenic, do bring some bugs! We're truly sorry that a few snuck into your suite, and we will definitely make sure to try and prevent this in the future. We have been working... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Five Bells this week, and we had the most relaxing time ever. We enjoyed the hot tub and watching the sun set every night. The bed was quite comfortable, and the cottage (behind the main house) that we stayed in had been clean, comfortable, and relaxing. The jacuzzi was pretty awesome too. There was... More 

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James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

We're thrilled to know that your stay was so relaxing! We try very hard to provide a welcoming and peaceful setting for all of our guests, so it's wonderful to hear positive feedback like yours. We hope you'll consider staying with us next time you and your husband need a relaxing getaway! More 

North Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I give Five Bells a 10! What a beautiful Bed and Breakfast. We met some friends in Port Clinton. We stayed in the main house and had a wonderful view of Lake Erie. We took advantage of the lawn area overlooking the lake as a gathering for us to sit and catch up with each other. What a Beautiful sunset.... More 

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James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review and all the kind words. We're pleased to know that you all enjoyed your time at our Inn. We hope to see you again soon! -Jerry and Eileen & Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I have been coming here for the past 6 years and we have always had a wonderful time, and Jerry & Eileen are always excellent hosts. This time we stopped by going and coming home to spend the 4th of July weekend. As always, breakfast by chef Jerry is excellent, and the view is still to die... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed in the family cottage three nights behind the main house. I do not recommend this. The cottage was in bad shape. Floors are very "spongy" in places, where you feel like you may actually go through. Lots of movies for the kids, but VCR did not work. Dead bugs pressed into the spare blankets, live spiders all over.... More 

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James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Hello - thank you your feedback about the Five Bells Inn. We apologize that your stay was not a positive experience. We have made many repairs to the cottage you stayed in, and we are constantly working to make sure the appliances, furniture, and other amenities are in full working (and safe) condition! We're also taking extra precautions this year... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here for two nights during the "Greatest Week in American Birding" in early May. Stayed in the "Pansy Room" (rooms are named after flowers and are colored to match). Nice jacuzzi tub, good wifi, excellent breakfast the next day. Good birding right on the property that day too. Easy walk to the Lake Erie Shore. Very hospitable hosts.... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you're looking for a wonderful place to get away to--and it's not too early to be thinking about Spring and the "Biggest Week in American Birding 2014"--consider the Five Bells Inn. Eileen and Jerry are warm and friendly hosts who provide comfortable accommodations (including a hot tub!) in a wonderful setting, complete with gorgeous sunsets over Lake Erie and... More 

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James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Five Bells Inn! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon on your next trip to the Lake Erie Shores and Islands! More 

Napoleon, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Arriving late (after dark) in an unfamiliar place is always a concern, but the 5BI is easy to find, and Eileen was efficiently welcoming upon our arrival and we were able to settle in and were resting and relaxing in no time. We woke, as expected, to chilly, damp weather, but the day quickly improved to an ideal sunny, crisp,... More 

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