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Cedar Point's Sandcastle Suites
Ranked #18 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is not good but I hate to say we will stay here again next year when we travel with our niece, nephew and sister. We checked a lot of hotels for pricing for 5 people and the two bedroom suite is the best value even though grossly overpriced. My husband and I would never stay here if it was just us two. We went to soak city the first day which is about a 5 minute walk to the hotel. The second day we went to cedar point which is about a 10 minute walk. We arrived at the closest entrance for the hour early entry and there was a long line to enter so you need to arrive to the entrance even earlier to really maximize your time as it is amazing. The hour early entry is like a free for all with hardly anyone there. The hotel it self is not very clean but we never found anything disgusting in our room that would stop us from coming back next year. The beds are hard and linens are cheap but it was perfect for us to have the kids on the sleeper sofa and the adults in the bedroom.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here for hallow weekend. Will not be staying here again. The rooms need some serious upgrading. Just dirty all through. I should have known it was going to be bad when using the restroom in the lobby at check in and it looked as if it hadn't been cleaned all day. The worst part of our stay was the amount of noise that came through the walls. It sounded as if you had adjoining rooms with the doors open. The foot traffic coming from above was no better. I give it one star only for it's proximity to Cedar Point and the extra hour you get in the park. Other than that, I would not recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
3  Thank mickeymorse
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Our family will never stay here again. The bathroom was so dirty, it was disgusting. Clumbs of hair all over the floor. I started to clean the mess up myself with some wipe, and the wipes were black. I called the front desk and asked that someone come in and clean the bathroom, which they did, but there was still hair and dirt behind the bathroom door. The shower and shower curtin were covered in mildew, I couldn't even get myself to let my kids take a bath. Our friends also stayed there the same night, and found a pair of men's pants in their bed...ewww! I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a nice, clean place to stay, as this one is far from it.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank nstojov
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

After reading reviews about this hotel we were alittle nervous about booking but we took a chance, and were glad we did, we had no problems with the hotel, room maybe small but your only there to sleep. Checkin at 3:00 was a piece of cake no wait, walk to Cedar Point was about 5 minutes. We booked a non lake view however, we could see the beach and had a great view of the roller coasters. If your looking for a luxury resort this is not it, however a nice hotel. We would stay here again for our next trip to Cedar Point!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank M B
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

When they put 'suites' in the title or refer to it as a 'resort', you expect a certain level of quality. Toss in the room price, and you definitely expect more than just a basic room for your cash. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Check-in was available much earlier than expected. The issue is that the building is older and the rooms don't seem to have been updated. We stayed in a '2 room suite'. This was basically two very narrow rooms connected with an accordion door. Once you folded out the couch, you could not walk around it without having to climb over it. The nice thing was that there was access to the one bathroom from either 'room'. The mattress on the fold-out couch was very, very thin. The mattresses on the two beds were not much better. The pillows are very thin... almost like airline pillows. The linens were very low quality and the towels were thin and scratchy. Oh, and they only had 'Lake View" rooms available for a higher price when we booked. A look out the windows of our first floor room and you had a view of the swimming pool, flowerbeds, and if you leaned out and looked waaaaaay to the right, you caught as glimpse of the sand and a bit of Lake Erie. Again, for a place to stay very near the park, the hotel is great. For the money, I would look into some name brand hotels a bit further from the park. There is not even a free continental breakfast, or preferred parking at Cedar Point, or any other perk you might expect for staying in an on-site 'resort'.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mike S
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We actually just got back from the Sandcastle Suites yesterday, and let me say I was kind of hesitant considering we stayed at the Castaway Bays in July and brought bed bugs home, but I was pleasantly surprised.
The rooms are kind of small for 6 people but we made it work. The beds were great even the sofa bed. From being there in July we knew the food inside the park was terrible so we brought our own food, and had breakfast, lunch and dinner in the room.
The fridges need to be a little bigger for families on a budget needing to bring food and drinks but they served their purpose.
The only thing I was disappointed about was there was a wedding and we could never get into the restaurant beside the hotel. I understand they need their privacy too but I fell we pay to be that close to a restaurant we should have some access to it.
The hot tub was great after the second day of walking around Cedar Point. and all the employees in the gift shop and front office was soooo nice, a different tune from the Castaway Bay employees.
Overall it was a great vacation. I will return to this hotel for not only the cleanliness but the access to Cedar Point, it is a pleasant five min walk to the park and if you are willing to wait the shuttles make it nice to ride back after a long day riding rides.
Would recommend this hotel. Thank You Sandcastle for helping my family have a great time after our horrible experience at Castaway Bays.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tara C
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great to be close to the Park (5 - 7 min walk) and with the Suite, you get an extra room with a pull-out couch, small table/chairs and microwave & fridge. Allowed us to eat some meals in our room and enter the park an hour early each day. You pay a bit extra to stay on site but well worth it to be so close. Rooms were clean and staff were friendly. Pool and hot tub was busy and clean. Beach was quiet but close for those who wanted to use it. We would definitely stay here again and try to spend a day just at the pool and beach.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870-5259
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sandusky
Price Range: $225 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cedar Point's Sandcastle Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close enough to the fun, yet secluded and relaxing, Sandcastle Suites has something for every member of your family. This all-suite hotel offers rooms with the features families want: flat-panel TVs, refreshed rooms, and screened in balconies. Situated at the tip of the Cedar Point Peninsula, Sandcastle Suites brings you dramatic views of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay. Its 187 suites are equipped with conveniences like microwave ovens, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, and refrigerators. Three of the suites are Grand Vista Suites, with Jacuzzis and wraparound decks or patios. ... more   less 
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