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The Island House Hotel

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102 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452
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Norwalk, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at Island House for a night away from home. From dinner at 1812 food and spirits, to the room we booked, to Rosie's bar, to the continental breakfast room, everything was excellent. The staff was incredibly friendly and informative. We will be back again when it's warmer. We walked to more than half a dozen locations, and... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

We are grateful that you chose to stay with us and that you enjoyed your time here. It gives us all a very pleasant feeling to read your kind review. We look forward to the warm weather too and to make accommodations for you to stay with us again. Until we meet again, we send warm wishes you way. Sincerely,... More 

Howard
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was all about the ambiance. So Bed & Breakfast like. I felt the family/friend attitude the second l called 5 hours before arrival... accommodations were made for early check-in. 130th year and l was in the early 1900's.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning and thank you for taking the time to leave us all these kind words about your stay. We are glad you chose to stay with us and you enjoy our rich history as much as we do at the Island House. We look forward to taking care of you again. Michael Phillips More 

Springfield, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy rooms and a slice of history. An older property which is now in the hands of very good management and great employees. I have stayed there once a month for the last TWO years. No reason to look elsewhere. This is definitely the place to stay in and around Port Clinton. Breakfast in the morning. Still has the best... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to let everyone know how much you appreciate the Island House on Trip Advisor :) It is always nice to see that you're coming in Robin and we always look forward to your next stay with us. Until we meet again, we hope all is going great for you :) Kind Regards, Michael... More 

Cleveland OH
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for the Walleye Drop '16. Was very impressed. The rooms are recently renovated included the bathroom. The biggest surprise is how clean the rooms and the entire hotel where. I also lived that with it being downtown you can walk to to everything. Parking is easy as well. This is the place to stay!

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We appreciate our guests and strive to ensure they enjoy their stay and are comfortable. I will forward this to all the staff here so they can see the great work they are doing. Until you and your family visit us again, we send our best wishes... More 

Mount Gilead, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Nicest hotel in Port Clinton with a lot of heritage. Rooms were a little small but cozy. Linens were clean. Staff was friendly. It had a nice breakfast bar in the morning. We watched the Walleye Drop across the street on New Years Eve. Great Fun.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Happy New Year and we are glad you were able to join us on NYE for the walleye drop. We appreciate our hotel history and it is refreshing to hear that you did as well. Whenever you return to Port Clinton we look forwarding to taking care of you again. Sincerely, More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Hotel was clean and room was great. The staff was helpful and check in was easy. No issues with our stay and would recommend this hotel to others looking to stay in this area. I thought the price was very reasonable for our hotel stay.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a nice review. It was our pleasure to take care of you during your stay in Port Clinton. We hope to meet you again whenever you travel to the area. Kind Regards More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed again at Christmas time at the lovely, historic Island House Hotel. We had the same corner small suite with a nice view of the small-town downtown and a glimpse of Lake Erie. The staff was efficient and welcoming and helped ensure our return for, hopefully, many years to come. Attached to the hotel, but apparently separately owned, is... More 

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such nice words about your stay :) We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and at the restaurants; I'll make sure to forward this to the entire staff. It is always a pleasure to take care of you and your family while you visit the area.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Front desk and staff warm and accommodating. Beautiful suite overlooking the lake and downtown area. Food in the 1812 was wonderful as were the holiday decorations. Housekeeping polite and helpful. Breakfast was a nice surprise and provided a comfortable place to relax. We will return as this hotel is full of history and charm with nice people.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Hello again and thank you for taking the time to leave us just kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am glad our staff made sure you were comfortable while you stayed as well. Whenever you return to the area we will be more than happy to have you stay with... More 

Dayton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I stay at The Island House whenever I'm near Port Clinton. Why stay in a box when you can stay at a classic for the same price. Great service, very clean comfortable beds/rooms. Great dinning and very nice bar. And yet, the people are the best part. Parking can be a challenge.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. It is always a pleasure to take care of you when you're in the area. We are delighted to hear that you like the various amenities that we offer and the staff as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Happy Holidays, Michael Phillips More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I would stay here again. The room was very clean and the bed was perfect so I actually got sleep. The room was super small, basically slightly bigger than the bed. The staff were incredibly friendly and kind. If you aren't planning on spending much time in your hotel, this is a great place to stay.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you for leaving us a nice review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were comfortable in our bed. We usually have plenty of people ask which type of mattress' we use in our rooms because they get the best night sleep. If you are ever in the area, or would like... More 

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