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Not that impressed

Stayed here for a baseball tournament, and wish we would’ve saved some money and stayed elsewhere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niles, Michigan
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Not worth the price.

For the price I paid I expected a lot more. The waterpark was decent and well staffed. The room was... read more

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This resort features the largest indoor waterpark in Ohio.
2001 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-4403
+1 419-627-2106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are expecting to get what you pay for don’t go to Castaway Bay. We did not get what we payed for. Room smelt like mildew. Beds are small and super uncomfortable; I could feel every spring in my back. Fridge smelt sooo bad....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michtravel2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a baseball tournament, and wish we would’ve saved some money and stayed elsewhere. Rooms very very small and dated. And make sure you keep the bathroom drains closed so you don’t get any bugs crawling up. Also you there was no continental...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price I paid I expected a lot more. The waterpark was decent and well staffed. The room was okay, beadspred was ripped, small stains in the tub and the sink drained slow. The AC was not good, cooled then stopped like normal BUT...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Kochgrrl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The indoor water slides are awesome! we had a good time exploring this place and my daughter enjoyed the water park. The arcade is right next to the water park so you can leave one fun adventure and go right to another. There is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank krutherfordII
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beds were clean but carpets were NOT vacuumed. We had an empty box of tissues and ran out of TP on day two. Housekeeping came very early and kids were still sleeping so she gave me towels and had me sign saying room was fine....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karap412
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading multiple negative reviews on TripAdvisor saying how dirty castaway bay was, I was a little concerned about going, however I Was pleasantly surprised by it. I honestly didn’t feel like it was dirty at all! I have been to multiple indoor water parks...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank RosemountChick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castaway Bay needs some TLC. Our kids, 12, 9, and 2 loved the water park. The staff was great. The building itself just needs updated. This has the potential to be an amazing hotel... beautiful views, perfect location. We probably won’t stay here again :-/...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank N R
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Interior and exterior of this hotel need attention from the owners and quickly. Customer service does not follow up on requests or will not share information. ‘We don’t have vending machines for sodas, only the store’. FYI - These are located on the 3rd floor....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hmintwvu
Reviewed July 1, 2019

We just left this hotel yesterday. We were there from 6/27-6/30 and stayed in room 157. While it looked outwardly clean, our room smelled like an old musty locker room that perhaps still had some stinky socks hidden somewhere beyond our view. The vent in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kellie S
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Nice hotel but awfully pricey for a so-so waterpark hotel. Staff was friendly but many weren’t knowledgeable about the location of the outdoor pool.

Date of experience: June 2019
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March 6, 2019|
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Response from dfchiro | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go to Great Wolf Lodge. Kalahari is clean but geared towards older kids with bigger rides. Castaway bay is geared towards younger kids but is totally and completely disgustingly dirty. Great Wolf is super clean... More
February 13, 2019|
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Response from leftwinga | Reviewed this property |
Really wouldn't know bc I've never been to Kalahari. Just know that Castaway bay was nice, but way overpriced.