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“Be careful and know what you're getting beforehand.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Anchor Motel and Cottages

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5196 Lake Road (State Route 531), Geneva on the Lake, OH 44041   |  
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Be careful and know what you're getting beforehand.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First time visiting Geneva-on-the-Lake so we were looking for a nice place to stay the weekend before the July 4th weekend. Rates seemed reasonable based on location, and the website images of the rooms looked OK. Once there, the room appeared to be recently renovated and clean, but it was very small. Manager told us there would be no daily housekeeping, only towels upon request. The walls were very thin, and the noise from adjoining rooms was intrusive, as was the very noisy building plumbing that woke us up numerous times throughout both nights. The "A/C unit" was only marginally effective at keeping the room comfortable on 90 degree days and humid nights. Notably, the only window did not have a curtain, only mini-blinds, and the morning light shone right into our eyes regardless of how tightly closed they were. I asked the manager why no curtains, and she said that the Fire Marshall wouldn't allow them for some reason; REALLY!!?? We felt this room was WAY overpriced for content and lack of any real amenities or services.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salem, Ohio
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11 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I'm looking at these reviews wondering if this is the same place we stayed in. It sure is, but man we did not find this place as nice as most are saying. The owners, or staff or whomever it was staying there was no where to be found most of the time. Checked us in and that was it. So we didn't have that experience. The room was old and dated, the pictures with the panelling are really what they look like. That wasn't so bad, but the SMELL was horrible. It was like 5 litter boxes had been kept in there at all times. The bathroom left alot to be desired, don't touch the walls of the shower stall if you can help it. We were there for our 1st anniversary. Memorable to say the least, and not for a good reason. We would not consider this place again if it was the last place to stay!! We were there a few yrs. ago, sorry for the false date posted with Tripadvisor, they don't allow for before 2013.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Good place to stay for the holiday, always in walking distance to everything!! No big name restaurants but good food never the less. Good for kids also. If you want a good place to stay, and a good price, in a good place and clean this is the place to be!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice place to stay, we were on our honeymoon n owner told us we was to receive free bottle of wine.. we never got it. Rooms were small but nice. Walls r so thin we had to listen to nxt room have sex and b very noisy. We stayd 2 nites and received NO maid serv

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hubbard, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at The Anchor. The rooms were clean, with new mattresses. They were actually delvered the day of our stay.
The hotel is located on the GOTL strip. We walked to the shops, restaraurnts, winery, and Lake Erie.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed for one night while we were visiting area wineries. The Lodge was booked (and pricey). We had a King room #41. The room was very clean (small), the bed was comfortable, there was a fridge and microwave. Bathroom was tiny, but clean and looked to be newly remodeled. Staff was friendly. Could not figure out wall air conditioning but got cool enough at night was not a problem.
Geneva on the Lake is made up of ancient motels and cottages , many left from the 50's and 60's. It is a step back in time but the wineries are fun and the lake is beautiful up there. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Medina, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I spent the weekend with another couple and we loved it!!!The owners are very friendly and personable, the cottage we rented for the weekend was very clean, located within walking distance of the Strip and We are definitely staying there again and although would rather keep it a secret cant help but recommend it !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anchor Motel and Cottages

Address: 5196 Lake Road (State Route 531), Geneva on the Lake, OH 44041
Location: United States > Ohio > Geneva on the Lake
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Geneva on the Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Anchor Motel and Cottages are located in historic Geneva on the Lake, Ohio, one of Ohio's oldest and most exciting resort towns, and as a resort town, Geneva on the Lake offers something for everyone! Located in Ashtabula County, just minutes from Ashtabula Harbor, the shores of Lake Erie offer unlimited water activities. Whether you prefer swimming at Breakwater Beach, fishing for Walleye, Steelhead, Bass or Perch, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing, beach walking, sunset watching, charter fishing trips... Well, you get the idea. For the landlubber there are many parks, wineries, arcades, restaurants and night clubs within walking distance, not to mention our eight 18-hole golf courses. You can sit and people watch, or enjoy the classic hot rods and motorcycles cruise the strip daily. Geneva on the Lake is without equal, and it's the perfect getaway for everyone! The highly rated Anchor Motel and Cottages offers 42 exceptionally clean, newly renovated rooms and fully equipped cottages all conveniently located on the Strip. You will be within walking distance of all of the area attractions. Just minutes from Geneva State Park and Marina, you will be centrally located to all of the fun and activities. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Anchor Motel And Cottages Hotel Geneva On The Lake
Anchor Motel And Cottages Geneva On The Lake, Ohio

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