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“Villas - Best Place to Stay in Put in Bay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel and Conference Center

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Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Put in Bay
Charlotte, North Carolina
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308 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Villas - Best Place to Stay in Put in Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here for one last week, on a weekday, so it wasn't too crowded. If you can afford the price, stay in a 8 or 12 person villa. They are on the opposite side of the property and come with more privacy, outdoor space and outdoor BBQ grilles. Plenty of space. Our villa was 3 levels, with 4 bedrooms, perfect for 8 people. Keep in mind all, this is Put - In -Bay, which is known for a party type crowd. Expect noise and crowds. Expect to spend a lot of money on this island. This place is not the worst I stayed in, nor not even close to the best, it is not perfect - but like I said, it is the best option for a "resort" type place on this island. It's close enough you can walk to the main drag, but yet it's not on top of it. Continental breakfast is included and not bad. Put In Bay doesn't have any upscale, fancy type resorts, this is going to be the best you can get. We always have fun on the island, and enjoy this place, which is why we keep coming back

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AkronTravelBug
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our first driver dropped us off at the wrong "Put-in-Bay" hotel and returned to deliver 7 gals plus luggage plus coolers to the Resort and Conference Center. Rooms were clean and linens plentiful. The swim-up pool bar was a popular spot and rooms were blissfully quiet. Desk clerks were friendly and quick to help. Location was great and we would love to plan another trip there.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms on the street side, not pool side, were quiet and great views out window.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anita458
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KC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

My wife and I traveled to Put-in-Bay for the first time ever this last weekend to attend the wedding of some close friends. We live in Kansas City. We booked 4 nights and paid a $455.98 deposit on February 10. When we arrived, we were told they had no record of our reservation. They searched by our credit card number, name, etc. and could find nothing. Even though we had a confirmation number and a credit card charge we were simply told our reservation must have been cancelled.

The manager in charge at the time was the least helpful person I have encountered. I travel extensively and this happens. I get it. Typically, the manager would apologize (no such luck), call other hotels in the area (nope) or make some suggestion to stranded travelers as to what they should do (nada). We were told that every hotel on the island was booked and good luck finding something. We located a local phone book in the lobby and started making phone calls. We were able to find another room, but at a price $130/night higher than we originally planned on spending. As we were walking out of the Put-in-Bay resort for the last time, another most unhelpful employee asked what we were being charged. We told him $279/night. His reply, that sucks, 'our rate is only $149.'

BTW...we were in the middle of a thunderstorm when all of this was happening. I can't blame that on the poor service.

I can't make this story up. Absolutely, the worst customer service travel experience I have ever encountered.

DO NOT STAY AT THE PUT IN BY RESORT.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ohio
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48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

You don't always get what you pay for, and in the case of The Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel and Conference Center this was certainly the case. About the only positive thing I can say about this hotel is that it was clean. The rooms (2 queen) are tiny; when I see a price tag of more than $200/night I expect that the room will be large enough to accommodate and thus also contain a lounge chair in addition to the desk chair. Not so in this case, no chair because there wasn't any space for it. The promo pictures of the "resort" (another misnomer) show a very attractive pool, which seems open to the general public and not restricted just to hotel guests, becomes so crowded as to be completely unusable. In addition, the music is so loud that it can be heard in the rooms on the non-pool facing side of the hotel; enough as to make the room completely uncomfortable from 9:00 am when the music is flipped on, until 10:00 or 11:00pm when it is finally squelched.

All of that aside, I will never again return to this hotel because of the way the members of my family were treated by the staff, especially by the assistant manager. She was rude and confrontational, as were two other members of her staff. There were staff members who greeted us with smiles, but they were overshadowed by those who seemed to have a chip on their shoulders. The policy of having to list every guest in the room was one that I have never experienced at any other hotel I've stayed in, and the wording in their "welcome information book" was enough to ruffle my feathers within 10 minutes of arriving at our rooms. Most of the time I felt like the attitude of the hotel staff was that they were doing us a favour by allowing us to stay as opposed to recognising that a comfortable environment is what we hired them to provide.

Room Tip: Because of the level of the music played at the pool there isn't a good, quiet, room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank rocklizzard
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Fairbury, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is our third girls trip to Put in Bay and if we didn't live 6 hours away it would become a monthly trip. On our arrival we are greeted by professional, young, enthusiastic staff. The hotel staff was representative of Put-In-Bay itself, warm and friendly. They took care of certain situations with the younger generation with professionalism. The suites were large and spacious with plenty of room for 5. Put-In-Bay Resort is in a great location, easy walking distance to downtown with a fun and lovely atmosphere , but quiet and peaceful during sleeping hours. We are already planning our next trip to Put in Bay Resort in the fall!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cindy I
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East Orwell, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Room was clean with a refrigerator and the A/C worked nicely. The Employees were polite & fun to talk too. The heated pool was jamming with awesome music. There were more then enough loungers for all the guest, and they even provided pool towels, and the swim up bar was a blast. The Continental Breakfast was delicious, they even had sausage biscuits and gravy( no other hotel has that). I liked the convenience of being able to rent a golf cart right at the front desk. It was close to downtown so no need to call a cab. I Definitely would stay at this resort again!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donna P
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

stayed 2 nights and was very very disappointed. the pool water was filthy - all sorts of stuff floating on top of the water and in the hot tub. pool deck was not cleaned from the night before and there was trash all over the place. additionally they ripped me off and charged me for a golf cart i never received - they charged me then could not find one to utilize and never gave me credit - then they wanted all this documentation to receive credit - a total ripoff place. also - while standing and waiting at the counter i over heard others with issues being ripped off as well because they had to cancel for one nite and was still being charged - pathetic place! towels also gross in rooms ... i opened up a "clean" towel to find wads of long stringy hairy - obviously from the prior guest ... just sickening! also - blood stains on the sheets - ugh! avoid this place - many better places to stay at on the island.

Room Tip: Nasty dirty towels .. stay elsewhere.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank J G
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Property: Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 439 Loraine Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5801
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Location: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Put in Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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