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Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky
Ranked #26 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
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“Not worth the price!”
Reviewed June 20, 2006

I was attracted by the claims of a Cedar Point discount, and it being a "maingate" hotel. It's really not so close to Cedar Point (at least, not walking distance, like you may assume), and the discount consisted of being handed a Pepsi can that gave a $7 discount, something I could have just brought from home.

Although my room was clean, it looked old and worn. The alarm clock didn't work at all. It was not a good sign when you check in, and first enter a room and read a note from the manager warning that we may see an infestation of JUNE BUGS!! It said that it can't be helped that they are there, just keep the lights dim and the room cool? And if there is one in your room, don't kill it because more may show up?? EWWW! Thankfully, we did NOT see any bugs.

The Continental Breakfast was good, especially the make yourself waffles. But there is not nearly enough seating, and the tables are placed too closely together.

I definitely would not suggest staying here.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. The breakfast has been expanded providing your morning satisfaction. This hotel will have the newest rooms in Sandusky. We’re 1 block from the entrance to Cedar Point Drive . Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2006

I took my daughter to Cedar Point and we stayed here. Before we even entered the room I had a bad feeling. We stayed in the back of the hotel which backs right up to neighboring businesses which have tons of junk on the other side of the fence and all of the hotel doors are banged up. As soon as I walked in the room I wanted to drive home that night and not go to the park the next day, even though I had already purchased park tickets. The bedding was old and worn and made you wonder who had been there before you and if it was clean. The walls in the room were all scuffed up and the bathroom had fish flies all over. I will never ever stay here again! I was totally creeped out.

  • Stayed June 2006
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3 Thank lovinlifePlymouth
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. The breakfast has been expanded providing your morning satisfaction. This hotel will have the newest rooms in Sandusky. We’re 1 block from the entrance to Cedar Point Drive . Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Toronto, Ontario
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2005

Staff at front desk looked and sounded miserable. Musty smelling room was outdated - the bedspreads looked like they were 30 yrs old and quite possibly have not been cleaned since they were bought. The cleaning staff apparently didn't feel a need to clean the large dead mosquitos from the walls of the room. Stayed 2 nights. On second night, one of the beds was made without a fitted sheet. Continental breakfast was very busy and room did not have enough tables/seats for all. Shuttle to Cedar Point was small and almost full already by the time it arrived, so we ended up driving. Had pool to ourselves - was best part of our stay (once I cleaned the dead bugs and leaves from it...). You get what you pay for, I guess. Lesson learned.

  • Stayed September 2005
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2 Thank Holly M
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 7, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Reviewed August 30, 2005

Shuttle bus?????
I am sitting in the hotel loby using there free internet access computer.
We were told the shuttle bus would be here at 2:00 pm... it is now 3:40 pm and we are still waiting. The one clerk says the bus called and it was at the park and heading this way but needed to stop for gas. The next clerk says the bus just called him and says he was just here and is now back at the park. If you are comming here because there is a bus, don't bother! I don't think they have one.

Stayed August 2005
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. The breakfast has been expanded providing your morning satisfaction. This hotel will have the newest rooms in Sandusky. We’re 1 block from the entrance to Cedar Point Drive . Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2005

We stayed at the Maingate Comfort Inn in July 2005 for we thought was going to be a pleasant stay.

Our first problem was the suppose to be 5 minute shuttle bus ride to Cedar Point which turned into an hour trip with no a/c on a overcrowed bus on a hot summer day that lasted close to an hour.

The first misconception was booking this hotel which makes you to believe by paying the extra money with the free shuttle it would allow you to be closest to the park. What is the extra money for?????

We called to complain and the lady at the hotel desk claimed there was nothing she could do about the situation and there would be no discounts.

Once we got back from a tiring day at Cedar Point, we come back to our damp, smelly. buggy hotel room. There was a worm on the bedspread. Luckilly we had our own pillows and blankets from our vehicle to sleep on. Hoping to finally get a good night sleep, around three in the morning, a storm hit and the door blew open with the dead bolt on! How secure is that?

Went to Shower the next morning and had something too disgusting to mention on the towel.

At the time of check-out, we told the worker the rest of our problems with the hotel room and she gave a simply "o well, sorry" as if to say "thats life!"

Later that day when we arrived home, my daughter had realized that she had left an outfit on the bathroom floor that morning. I called to have the clothes shipped back. My daughter was missing an important volleyball shirt which she will need once volleyball season starts.

Sad to say, its been almost a month by now and my daughter has yet still to recieve her clothes. I will never stay at a Comfort inn "hotel" (more like motel) again.

  • Stayed July 2005
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2 Thank Nellsiebellsie
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. The breakfast has been expanded providing your morning satisfaction. This hotel will have the newest rooms in Sandusky. We’re 1 block from the entrance to Cedar Point Drive . Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Reviewed August 6, 2005

Never...EVER stay here in this Black ridden mildew place, with base boards missing because of water and filth! Bed sheets and clothes had old fuzz. The SMELL was terrible.....and we agreed to try another room....GUESS WHAT? The only thing that changed was that the bottom ot the door was kicked in about an inch and the latch didnt work unless you kicked the door in with your foot. Trust me, unless you love fearfactor don't EVER stay here.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. The breakfast has been expanded providing your morning satisfaction. This hotel will have the newest rooms in Sandusky. We’re 1 block from the entrance to Cedar Point Drive . Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Lorain, OH
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2005

We stayed at the Comfort Inn April 2, 2005. We upgraded to a jacuzzi room. The room was clean but had an an annoying musty, dirty odor that burnt your nose!!! I brought along a spray cinnamon air freshener, but that didn't help much. The hotel staff were very nice and treated us well. We ate dinner at the Thirsty Pony. Very pricey for what you get. The manager came by our table and specifically advised us that all of their food was prepared when ordered. Nothing pre-made. Therefore, it would take a little longer for our order. 5 minutes later, the server delivered our food. My husbands beef tips, potatoes and broccoli, were fresh out of the freezer !!! They promptly heated his plate up in the microwave. The pool area appeared to be clean. But the overwhelming chlorine smell made you gasp for air when entering the pool area. Our stay there was about a minute. The bowling alley was wild and crazy. Cosmic bowling and extremely loud music. Great for teenagers. Older adults could not stand it.
This hotel could use a lot of improving, especially for the potential summertime crowds for Cedar Point. But on the average, it's just "okay". If you want high class, go next door. If average is ok for you. Then your stay should be adequate. Hope this helps all potential guests.

  • Stayed April 2005
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7 Thank squirrell4042
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Ohiogeo1, Owner at Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
All Rooms are Completely Renovated. Rest Assured. We’ve heard you. See the photos. The hotel guest rooms under went a complete renovation – all rooms are going to be brand new for this coming Summer 2011. Everything! The Comfort Inn Maingate has been modernized and completely refurbished. The breakfast has been expanded providing your morning satisfaction. This hotel will have the newest rooms in Sandusky. We’re 1 block from the entrance to Cedar Point Drive . Give us an opportunity. Thank you …
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Property: Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky
Address: 1711 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH 44870-4305 (Formerly Comfort Inn Maingate)
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Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Baymont Inn & Suites Sandusky 2*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you arrive at Baymont Inn Sandusky, we want you to relax and feel at home. Our helpful staff is there to welcome you, and you'll find inviting, clean rooms are just ahead. ALL Rooms Renovated in 2012! There's nothing more thrilling than a hotel right in the center of the action and here you are literally a hop, skip and a jump away from the main entrance to Cedar Point Amusement Park. Enjoy a well-appointed guest room and hotel amenities that include free HBO with premium cable TV, free local calls and wireless Internet, an extensive and complimentary breakfast and brand new fitness room. ... more   less 
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