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Beachfront Resort
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Port Clinton
Albuquerque
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Relaxing....”
Reviewed August 8, 2006

Fantastic view of the lake - spectacular sunrises and sunsets - which was by far the BEST part. We had two comfortable queen beds in the room and a mini-fridge and microwave which were very useful. The room could have been cleaned a little better (it wasn't unbearable, but there were dead bugs in the windowsill and dusty corners and cobwebs in the bathroom - but I'm a clean freak and my husband and daughter kept reminding me it was on the BEACH!) Also, management should consider putting up some towel bars - there were NONE in the bathroom or near the sink which would be nice to have. Other than those two minor things, the motel is comfortable and peaceful. The great location, beach and wonderful desk staff (especially John) made it well worthwhile and we had a great time. "Dock's" bar and grill was hopping on Saturday night and the band was good - we really enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to music and having a nice cold beer. Also, we had our morning coffee on the deck, enjoying the sunrise and listened to the birds - it was awesome! We went to Cedar Point one day and Kelly's Island another so the Beachfront Resort was a perfect home base. Another MUST do is a vist to a new restaurant called Kokomo Bay - the hotel can direct you - it's just across the bridge on Madison and it is EXCELLENT! Thank you, John, for the recommendation.

I drive myself crazy reading reviews and researching every hotel stay, and I have to say that the previous reviews were right on and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again - I'd just bring a small bottle of Clorox Clean-up to tidy up a bit more because it would make ME feel better!

As for rates, I think the almost double price on Saturday ($199) was a bit high, but $109 for Sunday & Monday was more in line for the pretty simple room. However, each time we sat on the deck and enjoyed the spectacular views, we knew that's what we were paying for!

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Beachfront to couples and families planning to visit the Port Clinton area.

  • Liked — Views of the lake
  • Disliked — Could have been a bit cleaner; needs towel racks
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

The Beachfront is a great place to stay in Port Clinton. It was CLEAN. There was a fridge and microwave in the room, which was important for us. There was plenty of room for 5 of us (2 kids + 1 baby). But...best of all the beach was 2 steps away. The kids woke up and ran out the door to the beach. The Jet Express to Put-in-Bay Island was a short walk and was a great place to spend a day. A grocery and other restuarants are by the dock, too. The African Safari is a short ride up the street and is a must see for zoo fans. House keeping was at the room everyday and the staff was friendly. The restaurant was good, too. There was also a beautiful deck to sit on and watch the sunset over Lake Erie. There are discounts at Beachfrontmotel, since it has not on any big web sites.

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Reviewed July 18, 2005

Stayed at the Beachfront Resort in Port Clinton June 11, 2005. GREAT place! Location is fabulous! Nice sandy beach, and a beautiful deck right on the water. Close to many attractions including the Jet Express dock and the Mon Ami Winery. Would definately suggest this place to anyone. Front desk couldn't have been more friendly and helpful and food at the Sundown Grille was good.

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Property: Beachfront Resort
Address: 252 W Lakeshore Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9452
Location: United States > Ohio > Port Clinton
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Port Clinton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beachfront Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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