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Bay Lodging Resort
405 Lakeview Ave., Put in Bay, OH 43456   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Put in Bay
Dawsonville, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Not a bad little hotel. My wife and I went with a friend and went out by the pool for a bit. Actually seemed kind of slow when we were there but fun none the less. Can't wait to go back. We did have some trouble with the golf cart folks and ended up walking back to the hotel from the park area...it wasn't a bad walk BUT a little bit upsetting.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bay L, Public Relations Manager at Bay Lodging Resort, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Kevster64,

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that the Bay Lodging Resort could provide you with a friendly, clean, relaxing and comfortable stay during your trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Your comments regarding the golf carts have been passed along to the company that we lease them from. We look forward to your return and welcoming you again!

Sincerely,

The Bay Lodging Resort management and staff
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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North Hills, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was a comfortable clean room, 2 queen beds-our back hurt the next morning-not very comfortable, small, but good enough to sleep in for 3 of us. Nice AC. Great wifi connection! Rent a golf cart for sure-thats' part of the fun of this trip! Murphy was a wonderful resource and very helpful. He even helped us carry our luggage up to our room across from the main office. We had a blast having drinks at the lil tiki bar, but don't expect much, there was a shortage of ice-it was doled out sparingly, although drinks were cheaper than any other place we went. Make sure you go to Hooligans-see my review. Oh and we were right above the little outside area where there were some picnic tables and we were at the mercy of the "partiers" playing beer pong until about 2 or 3am-that sucks, so if you want quiet, this is not the pace for you, go for a B&B. Thats' probably what we'd do next time :)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just returned from our first trip to Put-in-Bay. The island is fun but the Bay Lodge Resort is a joke. We rented golf carts from them and while we were at a sister hotel our carts were given to other renters. They did not feel the need to apologize and basically told us to walk home. The room was dirty. The carpet turned our feet and socks black from walking on it. The lady at the desk explained that they "don't have roaches, they are beetle". For a thousand dollars a night I expected much better. This place is not where you want to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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cincinnati ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We traveled with two other couples and had a three bed room, It was not anything special but it was clean and served as a good place to sleep and get ready in. The staff at the resort are great, Murphy the bartender was very helpful with info and made good drinks that are much cheaper than anywhere else on the island. We did have one issue with a box spring that was broken on one of the beds, we told the front desk staff in the morning and they had it replaced in an hour with no issues at all. The pool and tiki bar is a great place to hang out during the day and regular beers are only $3.50. The walk to downtown is not bad at all (7 min\3-4 blocks) and there is no need for a golf cart. This is a great place to stay with a good mix of older and younger people around the hotel and pool area, we will definitely return and would recommend it to everyone looking to have good time at PIB for the weekend

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amherst, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We reserved a room with 3 queen beds for our girls weekend. Room looked like a normal hotel room (with the extra bed). A mini fridge (with a small freezer) worked well as did the tv and microwave. 2 of the three beds were super comfy...the third was rock hard! (So pick your bed 1st :). We did not go to the pool or to the outdoor bar. The walk to town was a little bit of a hike (just gets a little dark at night back there) but there are taxis available...good price for Jay's taxi around town- $1). All in all, a good enough place to lay your head.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Freeland, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We were excited to go to our 14th annual girls trip to put in bay. We booked the 6 person suite and a 4 Person room. Thinking the 6 person would be great! Well the furniture was broken, the bathroom was teeny and kinda dirty. The only thing good was the bedrooms were big and the bed was pretty comfortable. The poor girls who had the pullout couch were not happy. Very hard to sleep on. The place was dirty. It was not worth the money. The staff lied and told us there were grills on site. Maybe it was a language barrier. Sorry wont be coming back.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Stow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Came for a quiet romantic weekend.. Arrived Sunday in hopes of avoiding the loud crowd but we heard every scream and yell at 2am. Not very quiet, it is way more than 3 blocks from downtown (grab a taxi), could not get a wi-fi signal from my room (too far away) . Rooms are clean but sparse. No golf carts could be rented (all sold out) so we took taxis or walked. The pool and hot tub are small so we passed. All in all, it was ok, but we would certainly look to the other properties.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 405 Lakeview Ave., Put in Bay, OH 43456
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Location: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Put in Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bay Lodging Resort is located only 3 blocks from downtown Put in Bay on a quiet, tree-lined lane. We rent golf carts at the front desk to help you get around Put-in-Bay on wheels!Our gracious staff is on-site 24 hours a day during the season to help make sure that your visit to Put-in-Bay is the best it can possibly be! We look forward to seeing you soon!We now have 42 hotel units, 6 two bedroom units, and 2 split-level suites. Each 2 bedroom guest suite is spacious, air conditioned and consists of 2 bedrooms, bath, living room, and fully equipped kitchen. Each split-level suite sleeps up to 10 people and is ideal for large families, bachelorette parties, or corporate groups. ... more   less 
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Bay Lodging House Hotel Put In Bay
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