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“Fine place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Lodging Resort
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Put in Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Ohio
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fine place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2008

I stayed at the Bay Lodging Resort which is affiliated with the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center (same ownership) but is about a 10 minute walk away and in a separate building. The hotel changed to this ownership within the last year or so.

The hotel was clean. My room had new carpet. It was very sparsely decorated. The room was fairly small but adequate. It had a very good air conditioner. The sink was extremely small and barely had room for a shaving kit bag. The water was hot and there was plenty of it. There was no wireless internet service.

The hotel building is pretty hard to find unless you have a good map. It is within a 10 minute walk of most places of interest on the island.

The check-in was extremely slow but the staff was pleasant. I was there for 2 mid-week nights in the middle of August and the hotel was very quiet with no loud partying. I don't know if that would be true on a weekend or not.

The cost was $150/night with tax and that was with a Conference Rate. This hotel was adequate and I don't have any complaints except no wireless internet. Because of that and the tiny sink I'll probably try to stay at the actual conference center the next time I'm on the island.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank TravelingMan446
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2008

Don't believe the website. "In the summer of 2000, we added 28 new hotel rooms" must mean they painted and kept the same 1970's Kmart furniture. Upon check in we were told we could get a bucket of ice from “our friendly snack bar staff" at the poolside bar. I went with my bucket and after some time in ignore mode, I was able to ask for some ice. I was told "no", end of conversation. For $450 a night for a 2 room suite, you should not have to pay $2.00 for a bag of ice. "Each 2 bedroom unit is spacious, air conditioned", yes our unit had 3 small window AC units, only 1 actually blew out cool air, and I roasted miserably all night. The "fully equipped kitchen" has 1 pot, 1 pan, toaster, microwave, and coffee pot (no coffee). The room was neat but not clean. The furniture needed cleaning, bad. I’d recommend covering the sofa and chairs with sheets before you use them, but bring your own. The towels were well used but clean, and the bathroom did have soap and shampoo. The grounds are cluttered with “junk”. “We do rent golf carts on site”, but none were “available” and no alternative suggestions were offered. Normally I would have complained or offered constructive criticisms to a manager at check out, but I sensed it would have just been a waste of time. Too bad, the place has a lot of potential.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — most everything else
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank gtnjy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2008

We went here for a bachelorette party - booked a 3 bedrm suite through their website. when we got their we went to our room which was anormal hotel rm with 3 beds crammed into it. it was clearly supposed to be a 2 bed room bc there were 2 head boards on the wall and the 3 beds made them off centered. also it says there was a swim up bar...the pool was small and the bar was not swim up. on our last day we found ants on the a/c. the only good part of it was the bartender was extremely nice and they have a security guard on duty at all times so you feel safe.

  • Liked — friendly bartender
  • Disliked — dirty room and false claims on their website
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Bay Lodging Resort
Address: 405 Lakeview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5607
Location: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Put in Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Lodging Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bay Lodging Resort is located only 3 blocks from downtown Put in Bay on a quiet, tree-lined lane. We rent golf carts at the front desk to help you get around Put-in-Bay on wheels!Our gracious staff is on-site 24 hours a day during the season to help make sure that your visit to Put-in-Bay is the best it can possibly be! We look forward to seeing you soon!We now have 42 hotel units, 6 two bedroom units, and 2 split-level suites. Each 2 bedroom guest suite is spacious, air conditioned and consists of 2 bedrooms, bath, living room, and fully equipped kitchen. Each split-level suite sleeps up to 10 people and is ideal for large families, bachelorette parties, or corporate groups. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bay Lodging House Hotel Put In Bay
Bay Lodging Hotel
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