My boyfriend and I did not decide to go on this trip until about 2 1/2 weeks beforehand when we said hey, let's do a weekend getaway to Cedar Point. Of course, by that time, all of the hotels were booked up and/or very expensive. Normally we wouldn't stay at a Knight's Inn (we're fairly brand loyal), but we couldn't resist it at the price. We also couldn't believe the good reviews that it received on this website.
First impression wasn't good. Pulled into the parking lot after dark. The TINY lobby was packed with people, the clerk at the desk was complaining about all of the spiders, and the one guest looked and acted like he was on crack- he didn't even know what state he was in! He hadn't heard of Cedar Point! The front desk clerk said that my boyfriend's credit card was invalid (we had just used it 20 minutes prior and used it the next day), so we had to put it on another card. There was a screw up with our rates (despite having booked online) which took a few minutes to figure out.
Got to our room, opened the door and was hit with a very strange smell (which we later deduced was some sort of cleaner). Cranked the AC, which eventually lessened the smell.
The room wasn't bad - lots of lighting (always appreciated). The sink was located RIGHT next to the door, so if one person left while the other was at the sink getting ready, you'd better have on clothes or the people outside would get a show!
The bathroom was sort of dingy and the tile was in disrepair in some places. The jacuzzi tub was nice (we didn't realize that the room came with it) but the jets weren't very strong. There was no fan in the bathroom. The toilet seat cover had seen better days.
The furniture was decent and the TV was great (large, flat screen- but not flat panel). Fridge and microwave, table and chairs and a sofa. The king bed was surprisingly comfortable, though the pillows weren't very good. The bedding was also typical cheap hotel bedding.
It was surprisingly quiet for an open hotel (not sure of the technical term- one where every room opens to the outdoors). HOWEVER, there are very active train tracks in front of the hotel, so if you are staying in the front that may bother you.
Parking was sort of tight, there weren't a lot of spaces.
We did not use the pool or hot tub, but neither looked spectacular.
There was a nice playground for families staying with kids.
We were pleasantly surprised by the continental breakfast.
You couldn't ask for a better location to the park- about 1 mile. However, there are not a lot of food options around, so you may have to drive back over to 250 to hit the chains.
Bad first impression, but looking back it was pretty decent for 89.95 per night (AAA discount) for a Fri & Sat stay in August.
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