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Castaway Bay Resort

2001 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
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Lexington, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The waterpark is fun and the location is good, but I wouldn't stay here again. The place is too dirty. The rooms are in decent shape, but dusty and our balcony was overrun with spiders and a wasp, so we could not even open the door. The boardwalk area is gross and not well taken care of. The outside pool... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I arrived at the hotel (more like motel quality) I had to wait like fifteen minutes in line to check in and couldn't figure out why all these people were working, but only one person at the desk. We stayed in the Tarpon Suite. The room was poorly cleaned and is really outdated. The beds were so hard that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first time going to Cedar Point, so we took our chances with staying at an affiliated hotel. We were pleased with the hotel's location, amenities, and cleanliness. Water park was fabulous! I loved the package deal that included; our park passes, voucher for parking at Cedar Point, breakfast buffet, and indoor water park passes at the hotel.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just took family for a final summer vacation trip.wanyed to Stay close to home. (We live in garden city MI.) Staff was awesome. Room was awesome. Waterpark was awesome. Loved the comfort of letting kids play and knowing that they was safe. Was relaxing for me and my wife and kids..everybody had a great time. Plan on making it a... More

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Uniontown, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stay when going to Cedar point on first day (get into park early) then spending next day at the indoor water park. Kids had a fantastic time. The water coaster was a real surprise - never experienced anything like it previously.

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Marshall, MIchigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just took my daughter and 3 of her friends here. Got the whole package - room, indoor water park, breakfast, parking at Cedar Point and CP tickets. Overall I felt it was a good value. The staff were pleasant but seemed a little tired. I'm sure that this is not the easiest job - so many hyped up kids and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a great great deal... hotel, admission to Cedar Point, parking pass at Cedar Point, admission to water park, and breakfast for $105 per person.... so I really wanted to love this hotel/waterpark... the rooms were fine...nothing glamorous... and the bedspreads desperately need to be updated, but minor details.... the water park however is dirty! Walking up the steps... More

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Thank you for the feedback regarding your visit. We have shared this with our management team so we can make improvements to our operation. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a night at Castaway Bay and was quite delighted with this combination hotel and indoor waterpark. Perfect for families with kids, they can run all around and you’ll be happy to know they are somewhere within the same four walls where they started. With giant water tube slides and a huge wave pool, the water park is perfect... More

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Thank you for the five star review! More

Newington, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I traveled from Connecticut to ride the coasters at Cedar Point. It was an added bonus to have the water park and arcade. We enjoyed both. We both loved the tube ride. Arcade was fun as well. Breakfast buffet was nice our server on the first day and last day was awesome. I was sad to hear... More

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Thank you for staying with us. More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! Very close to Cedar Point, just a quick drive down the road. We loved the breakfast buffett and having a Starbuck's onsight was just awesome. The staff were all so friendly. We loved the water park, the wave pool was amazing! It was also nice to have a place to grab a drink or snack within the... More

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We sincerely appreciate your comments. Thank you. More

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Address: 2001 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
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Also Known As:
Castaway Bay Hotel Sandusky
Castaway Bay Sandusky
Sandusky Castaway Bay
Bay Castaway Ohio
Castaway Bay Resort Sandusky, Ohio

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The Caribbean meets Sandusky at this resort destination for vacationers. With its tropical theme, guests at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Castaway Bay features 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with water activities for all ages, fitness center, 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art arcade, a craft and child activity center, three restaurants, retail shops, adjacent marina and space for meetings, group events and birthday parties. ... more   less 
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