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Castaway Bay Resort

2001 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
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Ranked #13 of 34 hotels in Sandusky
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
momoftwins2014 Michigan Center, Michigan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Michigan Center, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with 4 six year olds and one 10 year old. GREAT time. Us Moms were pleasantly surprised at how clean and how FUN this waterpark hotel is. The rooms are spacious and clean and the hotel decor is AWESOME> loved that TGIF is connected. Perfect getaway weekend with the kids. We will be back ... soon.

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Toledo, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After looking at the reviews for all the water parks in Sandusky we picked castaway bay. We made the right choice. Friday was not crowded at all! Saturday was more crowded but we still had seats, found a table to sit and have a snack at, and the staff kept the park clean. The staff was very friendly! The lifeguards... More

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Danville, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be 84 degrees in the air, but the water temperature was cold! We spent much of our time warming kids up and shivering ourselves. There were at least 3 slides that were not open. When we asked a supervisor why this was so, they acknowledged that it was because they did not have enough lifeguards. For families with... More

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Girard, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our first waterpark/hotel experience. We were attracted to this particular place rather than the other 10 other places that are very similar in Sandusky because of the great deal we recieved. For 2 swimming days and a one night over night stay we paid $99. The swimming area was very nice with a great toddler area which is... More

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Barrie, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 31 Mar - 2 Apr. I was really impressed with this property. Rooms were clean and well maintained as were all other amenities. We had a great view of the bay from our balcony. I got a decent nights sleep after a day in the water park with my son. I've tried GWL and Kalahari in Sandusky. Castaway... More

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Stow, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was beachy bright and clean. It was also roomy. Blew up queen size air mattress for our 17year old so to sleep on. The water slides were fun once I started holding my nose at the start. One brain washing is all I needed. Enjoyed the wave pool as well. Kids liked going outside in the hot tube... More

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Tyler A, Manager at Castaway Bay Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate hearing about your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Transfer, PA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent the weekend at Castaway Bay for our son's 7th birthday. The kids got to meet Linus from Peanuts as we were checking in, a cute touch! Check in was fairly quick and painless. Our room was a little small, but very clean and cozy enough for a family of four. We arranged to have some balloons in... More

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Tyler A, Manager at Castaway Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. We're thrilled that you chose to celebrate a birthday with us! Thank you for the helpful feedback, we appreciate your business. More

Canton, OH
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First let's start off with the good. There were a lot of entertaining activities for the kids, from the arcade to the water park and peanut activities. The kids really had a great time on this trip. For two six year olds, there were plenty to do. Now for the negative. At other places I have stayed at, the "do... More

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Tyler A, Manager at Castaway Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback regarding your visit. The situation you encountered regarding housekeeping does not follow our standard policy and I apologize that it was not addressed properly. Your concerns have been shared with the appropriate staff so we can ensure that our policy is followed. If you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank... More

Brook Park, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent stay at Castaway Bay showed us how unfriendly people can be. Upon check in, we were directed up 3 different elevators (by the staff) before finding our room. The life guards were not friendly and at times unattentive (older children climbing up smaller water slides, small children not wearing life jackets). Not to mention that many of the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the March 14, 2014 weekend, I took my daughter and 5 grandchildren, ages 15 down to 11 mos. to Castaway Bay. We had a Tarpon Bayview Suite and were delighted with our room and the view. The staff was warm, friendly and helpful. The Hotel itself, is quiet and peaceful, despite that it's filled with families with small children.... More

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  • Water park(14)
  • Cedar Point(11)
  • Breakfast buffet(5)
  • Wave pool(4)
  • Very nice(3)
  • Hot tub(3)
  • Life guards(3)

Additional Information about Castaway Bay Resort

Address: 2001 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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, a day spa, 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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