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“Place for the young, party kids!” 3 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
Columbus, Ohio
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194 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Place for the young, party kids!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

All-in-all the property was OK - nothing special. Room was clean, average to smallish size. The continental breakfast in the morning was the absolute worse I have ever seen. It was the most generic/off brand breakfast out there. The bagel was so thin - well, it compared to a piece of thin bread. Eggs were dry - yogurt was generic/off brand & terrible. Come on folks - show a little pride in what you offer....you're rooms are not budget priced.....don't put the breakfast in that category! We originally booked a Thursday because otherwise we were told we had to book a Friday AND Saturday together, no exception & that didn't work in our schedule. The girl on the phone was blunt and borderline rude. We took a Thursday because we only wanted to stay one night on the island. Later, we were told (by a very nice gal), we could add a Friday to the Thursday. I thought about it for a couple days & thought... Hmmm, that might work out OK. I called back & I asked about the price for Friday & was first informed that I had to make any requests via email. I told her I needed to know if this was possible because I'd have to cancel a night already booked on the mainland before the deadline. She kept saying I had to email the request & again was a rude person (not sure if it was the same girl as earlier) She then told me if I added Friday to Thursday, my Thursday weekday rate changed from $125/night to $175 a night because it was now considered a weekend rate!!!!!! What the heck - I've never heard of such a thing & I do my fair share of traveling. Understand the weekend/week day rate - but I have NEVER-EVER had a place charge me a weekend rate on a weekday just because the 2 days were connected! At that point, I was so furious I didn't even want to stay on the island - but would have lost my deposit. The gal at the desk when we checked in was very pleasant. All-in-all we had a fun time on the island - I just think this place needs to re-think their customer service and perhaps teach some phone skills. OR, maybe business is good enough to be able to do that! I highly doubt we'll stay there again - there are many other options on the island.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chardon, Ohio
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had been two years since our last stay here with my employees. We took advantage of the bac-to-school Villa special for a Sunday night. We again thoroughly enjoyed our stay,our check-in staffer Terrance was outgoing,professional and accomodating. My only downside was I never realized that the units only had a sm stovetop and no oven. I had brought food to bake. Luckily a friend was staying somewhere that had an oven and breakfast was saved! I absolutely LOVE staying at the Villas!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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 kimkob1
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Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Stayed here on my first trip to Put-In-Bay. When I checked in, they needed both the credit card I paid the deposit with and the one I was using the pay the balance. Luckily I had the deposit card as I don't usually carry it with me. I don't really understand why they needed to physically copy a card used months ago but they should tell people if it's a requirement.

The room itself was pretty standard: 2 double beds, TV with some basic cable channels, desk, etc. There were several power outlets near the desk, which was nice, plus a fridge. Plenty of bath towels in the room with pool towels available at the front desk. They provided shampoo and lotion but no conditioner, which was a bit odd.

You have to ask at the front desk for the wireless password. The Internet access is free; however, the service was terrible. There was almost no signal in my room, except when you stood right next to the door. When I mentioned it to the front desk staff, they said to bring my iPad down to the lobby.

After being out and about all afternoon, I came back to find that my room hadn't been cleaned. Housekeeping had somehow missed. The front desk sent someone up in response to my call; she changed the linens and emptied the trash but didn't clean the bathroom or vacuum.

The pool and bar was decent, the music was cool. The bartenders were responsive when you needed another drink and the pizza was pretty good. The free breakfast included some hot items, like biscuits and gravy or waffles, plus the standard fruit, pastry, and cereal offerings. Depending on the time you get down there, it could be quite crowded.

Overall, the staff was friendly and helpful but I definitely wouldn't classify this as a 'resort'.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JLS729
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Bolingbrook, IL
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Spent 2 nights there and left early on the 3rd. Was happy with the continental breakfast, but seating left a lot to be desired. No where near enough seating in the reception area and staff wouldn't let you leave the area with food. Signs posted that say "All food is to be consumed here,. No food can be taken back to your room." Had one staff member at the front desk that acted as if she was "allowing" us to stay there. But have to give "Props" to Jenna at the front desk. She went out of her way each time we talked to her to ensure we had good information and everything that we needed. Thanks Jenna!!!!!! The pool is OK. Had many cups and metal beer cans rolling around the deck and floating in the pool. Bottom line. Next time we will stay somewhere else.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 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 Thank jlem525
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Buffalo, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

OMG, this place is wonderful. There where 12 of us that stayed in the 12 person Villa. Four of us have been there before and the remaining eight we never here. All of us fit perfectly. The staff was very helpful and considerate to our needs. The bartenders at the Blue Marlin where also Fabulous. We spent 5 nights and 6 days on the island and have to say it was the best trip I ever had.The outside sitting area was beautiful and plenty of room, made you feel like you are on a tropical Island.Location was close to everything Bars,Pools Restaurants. The Villa's had a full kitchen and a BBQ grill so you don't have to eat out all the time. The continental breakfast was a plus also. All 12 of us are planning on returning next year. We had that much fun. Thanks again PIB resort. We miss you all ready.
Kathy

  • Stayed August 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kathy R
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Northern Virginia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Got a villa for family and in-laws. Plenty of space, nice rooms, excellent location. Only thing to remember is to bring shampoo and soap. Most hotels have complementary ones, this one does not. Also, rooms have in room safes except for the villas - not sure why as would have granted peace of mind. Nothing happened that would really have warranted a safe.

Villa more affordable last week of August for back to school special since Ohio schools started while our kids from out of state were in final week of summer break.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mike778
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

The staff including the "owner" was extremely rude and refused to let us have friends hang out in the room with us. The room was over priced and too small, bathroom wasn't well kept. I would never stay here again and do not reccommend it to ANYONE. Almost RUINED my sisters bachelorette party. The staff was by far the worst part of the stay though.

  • Stayed August 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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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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