I've been visiting the Island for years, and the Islander Inn (and it's sister hotel, the Grand Islander) is my go-to place for a great time with my college buddies. It's on the back-side of a busy block, so after 9 or so it's really quiet and laid back. During the day, however, this is the place to be!
The room was pretty standard, beds are typical beds (queen/king), but the in-room coffee wasn't great so we went to the new little coffee shop over by the Grand Islander. We were able to rent a cart from the front desk, which was nice since we didn't want to hassle with the umpteen vendors on the island. We got one of the themed carts, which was pretty sweet.
Some tips from my travels on PIB:
> Bring suntan lotion
> Tip early, tip often
> Do not party in your room like you party in the bar, be a good neighbor
> No Open container in town
> HYDRATE! If you're hanging in the pool bar all day you can get really dehydrated between the heat and alcohol.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Islander Inn is Put-in-Bay's first and largest Caribbean style resort. We have 115 rooms surrounding 4 swimming pools including a large heated pool, conversation pool with a waterfall, 30 person jacuzzi as well as our swim-up-bar pool. The Islander Inn also features the island's original swim-up bar, The Dizzy Lizard. The Dizzy has 9 seats in the water and and seats on land. This is the bar that changed how afternoons were spent on Put in Bay. At the back of our courtyard sits Crash Landings, a bar with an airplane crashed into the top of it. Both of these are open from mid May through mid September, weather permitting. Located between the Islander Inn and our sister hotel, the Grand Islander, sits Put-in-Bay's #1 afternoon hotspot Splash! Splash is the World's Largest Swim-up Bar. We have 97 bar seats in the water and 120 chaise lounge chairs outside of the pool for sunbathing. With live entertainment on the weekends and plenty of other fun during the week, Splash is definitely the place to cool off and have a cold drink with your best friends. Overlooking Splash is The Flaming Skull. The Skull is a full scale pirate ship that sits next to Splash. Guests can walk up on the deck and watch out over the pool while having a drink at the 80 seat bar. Get your picture taken with the captain so your friends will believe you when you say you were on a pirate ship on Put-in-Bay. We are located right in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay and are within walking distance to most of the major attractions. Should you want to explore the island a little more, we do have golf carts available for rent at our Front Desk with some of the lowest rates on the island. You can rent a cart for a couple hours or go all day if you want. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Islander Hotel Put In Bay
- Islander Inn Put In Bay, Ohio