We chose Breaker's Express as we were planning a visit to CedarPoint. While this hotel is not on the amusement park grounds as some of the other choices, it is a very short drive (about 5 minutes), you get discounted tickets in your package deal, free parking for your entire stay, and all at a cheaper price than the other hotels associated with CedarPoint. We chose to go the the beach that houses the other hotels on one of our non-park days using the free parking.
The staff at Breaker's Express was extremely helpful and responsive to any questions and needs that we had.
We were delighted with the hot tub and large pool. Towels are provided for you as well as a sprinkler area for little ones. A little disappointment, however, to learn the pool was less than 4 ft deep all around. My daughter had a few scrapes on head and knees from the bottom of pool as she was just having fun swimming around and forgetting how shallow it was.
Be aware that there are no microwaves or refrigerators provided in rooms which means you have to keep your coolers iced. A bonus that ice machines were just down hall that never ran out of ice.
*An exception~ My daughter had medication that needed refrigeration. Because of the special circumstances, the front desk sent up a refrigerator to our room. (Thank you!!- This saved us from worry that the medication was kept at the right temperature inside our drink coolers).
Housekeeping did an excellent job daily. Very impressed. Clean towels, bed made, and new soaps/shampoos/etc., daily.
Hotel is directly next to and across from Dairy Queen and McDonald's. Bring your GPS. With it we found a cinema (on our one and only rainy day), a Mexican restaurant, and a couple of pizza places for our meals. Everything is within close distance! *Another bonus- We were texted an invite to go to the neighboring hotel's indoor water park called Castaway Bay (also a part of the CedarPoint family of hotels) for only $10 on the rainy day. My sister and her family, along with my 3 daughters, checked out the indoor park. While they said it looked like fun, it probably was for younger children (our 5 kids' ages are 12-19). We opted for a movie instead.
The only real bother we had was the moisture/ temperature/ smell in our hotel room. The weather outside was extremely humid. We are guessing this affected our room. The carpet seemed wet, our swimsuits would not ever dry when hung up, and I felt I needed to run either the air conditioning or the heat to control the humidity in the room (which made it also smell damp). We kept in mind that the area was experiencing a record-tying number of consecutive rainy days, many surrounding cities in Ohio were severely flooded, and a heat wave was almost upon the area. We, fortunately, only experienced one rainy day while there and enjoyed perfect weather temperatures during our stay.
I would highly recommend Breaker's Express for families who want the perks offered for CedarPoint visitors (free parking, close location, discounted tickets, and a golden one hour early entry to the park before the regular park goers) at a discounted price compared to the other hotels in the hotel family.
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