If your plans for Put-In-Bay involve drinking at the Round House Bar until you cannot stagger more than 100 feet, then puking in the gutter before crawling back to your hotel room, then the Park Hotel is perfect for you.
Yes, it's "in the middle of the action". But that's a double-edged sword. If you happen to get a room overlooking the Round House Bar (as we did), you get to listen to the incredibly loud band and crowd until 2am (whether you want to or not).
The "common" bathrooms down the hall are dorm-style, and were last renovated in the early 1970's. That they're dated would be fine, and could be quaint. But they're DIRTY, and SMELLY, and there are no ventilation fans in the bathroom in spite of 4 showers there, so the room is humid and musty.
The lobby is quaint. The person working the desk in the lobby obviously hates her job, and probably dislikes life in general. I have not encountered a person who "could care less" more in my life. She just didn't care about anything. No effort at friendliness. No effort at customer service. No effort.
The room was clean enough. The bed was comfortable enough. The pillow was comfortable enough when pulled over my head trying to block out the wailing guitar and screeching lyrics from next door.
All in all, an old hotel managed by people who "don't give a ____", and it shows.
It could be nice, but it isn't. Shame on the lazy, apathetic owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park Hotel is an Victorian-era hotel, Est.1873. Park Hotel is located in the center of town, on South Bass Island, known as Put-in-Bay, Ohio. A wood framed structure, with 25 rooms and shared bathrooms on each floor for its' hotel guests. The rooms are fairly small in comparison to todays style hotel rooms. Queen, double and twin beds are available thru-out the summer season. Open mid April thru end of October. Rooms are air-condioned, have ceiling fans and unique antique furniture. We offer our guests, clean, comfortable room, with clean shared bathrooms. When making a reservation via over the phone ( we do not offer online reservations) , we inform our potential guest of the uniqueness of the Park Hotel. Continental Breakfast is served daily. We offer golf cart rental, please contact the front desk for details. Park Hotel is adjacent to the RoundHouse Bar and Chicken Patio. Great view of the downtown harbor and Lake Erie. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Put In Bay, Ohio