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Grand Islander Hotel

432 Catawba Ave., Put in Bay, OH
Grand Islander Hotel

24 reviews from our community

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Loved staying here!! They have a small little margarita bar off the lobby that makes some great drinks! The location is great everything is right there within walking distance. We can't wait to book our trip for this summer!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am appalled at the conditions of the "Grand Islander"...it's a multitude of horrible...when you walk in the smell of must and pee hits you as soon as you journey down the hall to your room...the front desk people are incompetent to say the least, we had 2 rooms rented and had to assist her with her incompetent confusion in... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The location of the Grand Islander is perfect. You can walk to the ferry, restaurants, bars, boardwalk, etc. No need to rent a golf cart if you just want to stay in the main area. The swim-up pool bar is really neat, and the bartenders were very friendly, but the pool needs a little tending to, it was always very... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I wasn't in charge of making reservations or anything for this trip and I didn't read up on this hotel before our trip so this is my honest opinion when I walked in. Just because Put In Bay is a party area doesn't mean I want to sleep in a frat house environment. For $300 a night they should do... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Definitely outdated. The stairway and hallways smell like urine and musty. Although the dance club is attached to hotel and our room was near it, it was quiet. Clerks were courteous and helpful. Hotel is close to the square to walk to. Will try a different hotel next time

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Lancaster
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The bad: sheets had stains on them. The hot tub jets do not have much pressure and management does not turn the jets on until later in the day. Beer prices are somewhat high, but I guess you are paying for the atmosphere. The Splash pool water looks quite dirty; however, the other pools looked clean while I was there.... More 

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We should have read the reviews before coming, but it was the only place available on a summer weekend at the last minute. It was really not a nice hotel. The hallway smelled like vomit a4nd had tons are large holes in the walls. The room was just OK, not the cleanest but nothing horrendous so I gave it 2... More 

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Milan,Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After we had our reservation, I checked reviews on here and was worried how our room would be. We stayed for a Saturday and Sunday night. Our room was not filthy dirty. There were a couple of dark spots on the carpet in front of the sink which is obviously a high traffic area. Our sink stopped did not work... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We went to the Island for a one night getaway. We walked into the lobby of the hotel and all we could hear was the loud bass of the nightclub upstairs. The guy at the front desk had to yell just so that we could hear him. We went to our room and it was DISGUSTING!! There was things all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

As promised when I made my last minute reservation . . . it was clean. Put In Bay is a party place and this was a good place to rest your head after all the partying. It is centrally located to the bars and boardwalk. Don't come looking for luxury or amenities.

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