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Magnuson Hotel Sandusky

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5918 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870 (Formerly Best Budget Inn Sandusky)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Plum, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

High-priced, very dirty, low quality, just a total mess. I took a shower but I may have been cleaner but not doing so. The ceiling was coming apart, the walls were ugly, there was nothing good about this place.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My girlfriend and I ran up to Sandusky for quick get away to go to cedar point ... I already knew there are not many classy hotels to stay at in hillbilly Sandusky to choose from so my options were very limited. I just wanted to find somewhere close to cedar point just so we could pretty much pass out.... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to rate and review your recent stay at this property. Although the property is most assuredly geared and marketed toward the more budget-conscience consumer, there is no reason to expect anything less than clean, comfortable, safe accommodations. Your input gives us the opportunity to go back to our staff and train and re-train where necessary.... More

Plainfield,Il
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I brought a group of 41 people to Cedar Point from Illinois on a charter bus. Because of the distance I was responsible to put the driver in a hotel. Mistake I made was choosing this hotel. I wasn't expecting it to be a 5 class hotel, but at least be clean. It was obvious that this room wasnt properly... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I'm very sorry that we weren't able to meet your expectations. Although this is a property that is definitely geared and marketed toward the more budget-conscience consumer, there's no reason to expect anything less than clean,comfortable, and safe lodging accommodations. Your comments will help us provide real-world examples with... More

Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was a nightmare hotel. The final price was $20 higher than was advertised online. Money was stolen out of wallet in the room, nothing was done all because the front desk said it was our responsibility to not have anything of value in our locked room. The housekeeper only made one of the beds because she said it was... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you encountered the problems you discussed in your review. While it is true that guests should NEVER leave valuables in a hotel room (at this property or ANY other), the fact that you had to endure rudeness is NEVER appropriate. It is always our policy, anytime something is missing or stolen, to file a police... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First when we open the door room it wasn't what showed in the web-site,smell musty,spiders, webs and other insects. I asked the old ladies in front desk of a iron and it had so me type of liquid inside, i assume it was water, when i used that water that turn into vapor stain my black shirt with stains like... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience at our hotel. I apologize if anyone was rude--that should NEVER happen. It is true--no matter where you're staying--that it's best if you do not leave valueables in your hotel room. This goes for a budget property like this to someplace like a five-star hotel in Manhattan. Anytime a guest... More

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Absolute worst place we have ever stayed, only place I could find a room at on the holiday weekend and had to pay a high price for too, we should have just slept in the car, DHEC should shut this place down! The musty mildew smell as soon as you walk in the door will knock you down! I can... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your recent stay with us. This is a seasonal property that is definitely geared toward the more budget-conscience consumer; however, that doesn't meant that you should expect anything less that clean, comfortable, safe accommodations. We will use your comments to help our staff to improve their attention to detail. Thank... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

I'm actually staying in this hotel as I write this. I understand I'm paying less to stay here but when I showed up with my reservation on my phone I was told the price was wrong and I couldn't have it for that price and I could go find somewhere else to stay. I found that crazy that you would... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

I'm sorry for the issues that you encountered during your stay with us. While I'm happy to hear that the price that you were originally quoted was honored, I'm disappointed that you had to argue for that to occur. That should NEVER happen and we will use your comments to help provide an illustration of how to do better in... More

Monroe, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I had 2 rooms I had rented from here, booked online, since from out of town, one room had bloodstains on the carpet, along with missing light fixtures, stains on the walls, dried up food on the floor. The other room had even more stains on the walls, a floor in the bathroom that was horrifying at best, and then... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that your recent experience at our property didn't meet your expectations. Also, the comments regarding your discussion with our manager really is inappropriate and we will have a conversation with this person to ensure better customer service in the future. Thank you for your input and for letting us know the issues you encountered during... More

Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is the crappyist place ever to stay will never stay again we found marijuana in the room it was a family room wow they say they got hbo but don't have it and they say they have a washing service but don't the maids don't know how to clean didn't change the sheets clean the tables or the bath... More

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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your stay with us didn't meet your expectations. While it is true that this particular property is marketed toward the budget-friendly consumer, there's no reason to expect anything less that clean, comfortable, safe accommodations. We will certainly use your comments as teachable moments for our staff to try to continue to improve our operation and... More

San Diego
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Simply a horrible horrible hotel. Drove in late and all the hotels I called were booked up but this place had one room left. The sheets had lipstick on it, the bathroom exhaust was held up by duct tape, the bathroom mirror covered up half the the socket which made the sockets in the bathroom unusable, lipstick on one of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to relate your recent experience during your stay with us. I'm very sorry to hear that your stay wasn't all that you expected it to be. As you probably know, this hotel is a seasonal property and is geared toward the budget-friendly consumer. However, that doesn't mean that anyone should expect anything less than... More

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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Sandusky

Also Known As:
Best Budget Inn Sandusky Hotel Sandusky
Best Budget Inn Sandusky Hotel
Budget Inn Sandusky
Sandusky Budget Inn
Magnuson Hotel Sandusky Ohio
Address: 5918 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870 (Formerly Best Budget Inn Sandusky)
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Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 34 hotels in Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Sandusky 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated for the summer of 2014, the the Magnuson Hotel Sandusky (fomerly Best Budget Inn Sandusky) is a big savings hotel! Bring the family and friends along to enjoy our selection of larger 1, 2, and 3 bedroom family-style rooms, as well as rooms with a separate two-person Jacuzzi. Your stay includes free wi-fi internet access, HBO and ESPN, free local calls, and an outdoor pool. We also offer a game room, laundry service, and easy access to local restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. ... more   less 
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