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“Great family hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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328 Toledo Ave., PO Box 597, Put in Bay, OH 43456   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Put in Bay
Wickliffe, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great family hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Have stayed at 3 different hotels on the island and this place is by far the best one to stay at if you are traveling with family or not interested in rowdy shenanigans. Yes, they will search your cooler, they clearly state no alcohol to be brought in...they have a really cool tiki bar and I think that the no alcohol brought in policy eliminates bachelor/bachelorette parties etc. The pools are really nice, the rooms basic but clean, the views are great. No breakfast is offered but there is a cute little restaurant on property that we had a great breakfast at...long wait though. Golf cart rental on site as well!'

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Don't usually write review, but felt I should because we were almost detered from this hotel by the negative reviews. Service was great from the time we walked in. The room was comfy and the view was great. Paid $129 a night which is the average for lesser quality in the bay. Overall a great stay and we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

While this hotel was in a fairly good location it was very overpriced for the quality of the rooms. The staff was not oriented towards customer satisfaction at all. They were extremely strict on their policies and very unwilling to accommodate the changing plans of our group. It seemed as though the employees were out to make our trip unenjoyable from the moment we walked in the door. They were not the least bit understanding to the fact that plans may change on what's supposed to be a relaxing getaway trip and seemed more concerned with trying to get more money out of our stay. I will never stay at this hotel again and strongly recommend that if you and your friends want an enjoyable trip and a comfortable bed to sleep in that you do not stay here either.

Room Tip: In my honest opinion, stay away from this hotel if you want a relaxing and good time on the island...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

On Sunday May 26th we decided to take a Day trip to put in bay. We didn't plan on staying in a hotel because we figured it would be a little more expensive and that we would have a hard time finding one. As we passed this hotel they had a flashing sign that said rooms available. We stopped in to see what the rate was. This is what the front desk attendant stated, "the cheapest rate tonight is 230 dollars but if you wait to book the room until midnight it goes down to 130." We were so excited, we asked if we could reserve it and she said we could but that it would be an extra deposit and that she had 30 rooms available and to just come back at midnight and it wouldn't be a problem. We drove around the island and around 10pm we started to get a little restless so we decided to stop in at the Hotel just to see if there was a chance they would Pro Rate out room starting at 11pm and just charge us for the extra hour or something. So we told the new front desk attendants what the other one had told us earlier. They were puzzled and said that the girl earlier was wrong and their rates would not go down and that they only had three rooms left for the night. We needed two of them so we were pretty much forced to pay 500 dollars. If we had known this we would not have stayed or we would have checked in for the same price way earlier in the day rather than driving around killing time in the freezing cold.
So we Checked into the room and the only thing that was nice was the view and the balcony. The tv is not flat screen, they offer 20 channels and we only had
reception on 4 of them. It was loud and you could hear EVERYTHING.
The worst part is that in the morning the front desk called the room and said that they would be refunding the additional money we were charged and offer us the rate that the other attendant told us. We were very pleased, but much to our dismay they called back 5 minutes later and said that they could no longer do that and they were sorry that the other attendant made a mistake. So basically we had to pay 500 dollars for her Mistake. I work in a lakefront Villa that charges the same rate and let me tell you, it is the complete opposite of this place. I've never dealt with a business so unprofessional in my life. My advice is to stay in port Clinton at the holiday inn express where it is clean and cheaper. Save your money and your time. This was the worst experience I have ever had at Put in bay.




  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lima, Ohio
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hotel was nice and the pools looked wonderful (too cold this time of year to swim, but they had the lights on in the pools in the evening). The hotel bar was a very nice place to hang out. Beautiful view of the lake from our balcony room. Hotel rooms were your average hotel room, but clean, and bathroom was large. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Room with a balcony overlooking the pools with a view of the water was great!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Hands down, this is the best hotel on Put-in-Bay! We've been visiting the island for the past 6 years and have stayed at many hotels but we just LOVE this one the best! My girlfriends and I spent the weekend in just a 2 queen room. The room was just above your average hotel room but is more spacious and very clean. We arrived a little early before check in but the rooms were ready and we were able to get in right away. We didn't have any problems with security , they did check our cooler but we knew the hotel doesn't allow private alcohol which was fine with us since we spent most of the day at the Tiki bar and pools. The staff was very friendly and accommodating all the way from front desk to the bartenders. Never encountered any rudeness and that includes all the shops and bars we visited over the weekend. We requested extra towels pillows and iron and it was to our room within minutes. Bonus for prompt service! Our only complaint is that the tiki bar isn't open past 11pm. Otherwise we love it! I would recommend the top floor for the best view , we had room 330 and will be requesting it again next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Wow! I am very upset with this resort! My parents had reservations at the hotel for two nights. However, my mother's father passed away suddenly the day before their reservations. We called the hotel management staff and they would not work with us to re-schedule their reservations. Its not like we were asking for a refund, we just wanted to change the dates. So the money that my parents paid to book the rooms, the hotel got to keep. My parents stay at this hotel at least twice a year and are loyal customers. The management staff was very rude and not accommodating. This is not a way to run a business or treat your loyal customers!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BayShore Resort

Address: 328 Toledo Ave., PO Box 597, Put in Bay, OH 43456
Location: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Put in Bay
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The island's ONLY lakefront hotel, located only a few minutes walk to historic downtown. Spacious rooms that ALL have lakefront balconies. We have 2 heated pools, a 30 person whirlpool spa, lakefront tiki bar and an on-site restaurant that serves the best breakfast, lunch and dinners! Golf carts are also available to rent from our excellent staff! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bayshore Hotel Put In Bay
BayShore Resort Put In Bay, Ohio

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