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Magnuson Hotel Sandusky

1.5 of 5 5918 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870 (Formerly Best Budget Inn Sandusky)
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  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Room smell was killing me. I called a staff lady who felt the same and did room spray but it did not help. AC kept making loud noise whole night. However it was the cheapest one but still it was overpriced for its kind of hotel.so spend some more money and don't spoil your vacation.

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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. We are in the process of transforming this hotel to a Magnuson property and with this, there are a number of issues we are aware of that we're working on addressing. Your comments don't surprise us but certainly do help us in prioritizing what work... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We found this terrible place through expedia. While the girl at the desk was very nice there was no way I was going to attempt to even try to lay in this disgusting room. I did post a picture of what our room looked like. I would have rather stayed in my car then step got back in that room.... 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. I am sorry that we weren't able to meet all of your expectations. Although this property is aimed at the budget-conscience consumer, there's no reason to expect anything less than clean, comfortable, safe accommodations. We are still working on transforming this property to a Magnuson... More 

Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Checked into this hotel at 11:45 pm after a fun day at Cedar Point. I was told by front desk that our room was not ready, really? Waiting in the lobby for 20 minutes then was taken to our room. My first thought was dated & old! The bed was not made, trash in room and the toilet was broke.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with our hotel. I am very sorry that we were not able to meet (and exceed) your expectations. Although this property is geared toward the budget-conscience traveler, there's no reason to expect anything less that clean and comfortable accommodations. Your comments will absolutely be shared with... More 

Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have stayed here before when it was a Budget Inn in 2013. The new ownership has installed new carpeting and bedding. I highly recommend for the Value ($62.50) . Easy parking on ground floor. Extremely comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and very hot water. The continental breakfast needs to be improved. (No hot water or tea bags for my wife)... 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. We're pleased that you found all of the upgrades and remodeling to this property to your liking and that you found value in your stay. We're constantly working to improve what we have to offer to our guests so your comments regarding the continental breakfast... More 

Plum, Pennsylvania
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 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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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Sandusky, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. As you can see from change in name and brand of hotel, this property is under new management and has undergone a massive renovation and transformation. I would urge you to check us out and see all of the wonderful updates we've made since your last visit. We know you'll be pleasantly surprised! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
113 reviews 113 reviews
12 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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 

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Address: 5918 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870 (Formerly Best Budget Inn Sandusky)
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Sandusky 1.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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