After looking for a weekend getaway in Michigan, happened upon this resort, and saw all the positive reviews in Trip Advisor. Went here for a weekend in July and had a great time with the family. Check-in was quick, we booked online and paid an extra fee that included the breakfast buffet. There is no porter, but there are the usual carts in the entrance that you can use to transport items to your room.
The rooms were spacious, though the bathroom was a bit dated for a resort in this price range. We were 3 adults with a 3 and 2 year old, we paid an extra $12 per night for a roll-away and fit well enough in the room of two twin beds, which included a small refridgerator/freezer. There was no microwave, but there was one located at the end of the hallway. The room had a rather large safe that could easily fit a large laptop and small bags. Ours did not work, (or we weren't using it properly). Since we didn't have valuables we just skipped using it rather than inform the staff and wait for someone to fix it. The staff was very nice and helpful, I'm sure they would have fixed it if we had asked.
The resort has tons of sitting areas where you can sit and chat with family or read a book.
The resort is right on Lake Eerie, it has a small beach area, though most of the beach area is reserved for boats and fishing. There is also an "inland lake" about a 5 min walk away that has a fantastic swimming beach area with life guards with rest rooms and shower facilities. The resort also has a small indoor "soft" play area for toddlers as well as an indoor pool and small indoor splash area which the kids enjoyed. We got rain that weekend so we didn't get to try the outdoor pool. There are also plenty of biking/walking trails to keep you busy. The hotel website does a very poor job unfortunately of showing the hotel facilities, hopefully they can update this, it seems a shame that a resort with so much to offer does not feature them on its website.
The restaurant was large and the Friday breakfast buffet had 4 or 5 hot items for about 10 bucks. The "breakfast for 2" rate that we booked basically gets you two $9 coupons which is subtracted from the price of the breakfast (about $10). The breakfast on Friday had about 4 hot items and was about on par with what you might see at a Hampton Inn, nothing special. The Saturday buffet was a brunch that was a grand affair, this has more than a dozen items and was fantastic, though this was $20 per person, and so not covered completely by the coupons. We also had lunch at the restaurant, they staff were very accommodating to our kids, the tables were large and very kid friendly. The food was actually very good, and the prices were reasonable, much less than you might expect at a fancy hotel. For dinner one day we went into "town" about 6 miles away where there were a number of chain restaurants (Bob Evan, Pizza, etc).
Overall this would definitely visit again. The rooms were somewhat expensive for what you get, but the outdoor opportunities are much better than anything I have seen in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the shores of Lake Erie and only 15 minutes east of downtown Toledo, Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center is a full-service resort-style property offering an array of amenities, activities and recreational opportunities: marina, championship golf course, swimming pools, boardwalk, biking trails, racquetball courts, tennis, small boat rentals, hiking trails, and more. All 120 modern guestrooms have a private balcony/patio and provide spectacular views of the surrounding park. The 24 cottages feature fireplaces and modern amenities. Meeting facilities are available for corporate events, reunions, church retreats and wedding receptions. The Water's Edge Restaurant is suitable for a special occasion or family outing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maumee Bay Hotel Oregon
- Maumee Bay Ohio
- Maumee Bay Resort
- Maumee Bay Lodge And Conference Center Oregon, Ohio