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Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark
Ranked #23 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
“the Head Unit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a great time the staff was very helpful starting with Christine at the front desk to Doc and also the food was great from Tony the cook. We had a ball on our 2day mini vacation:) We will definetly be back

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Very clean, nice water park but seems to not be fully functional if not busy. Some areas were closed in the park and not accessible probably due to not enough guards on a slow day. Consider water park is relatively small we did not like the fact that we could not get into couple areas. Dont expect much but decent for the price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

it was dirty. Spider were in the conner of the wall. Breakfast was till 930am they didn't have much. Then we went to cedar point came back room wasn't clean no new towels no new sheets or bed was not made. It was just disgusting.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed one night at the Maui Sands and had a wonderful experience! The desk clerk was so welcoming and our room was clean and ready for us when we arrived. My son who has autism gets anxious around crowds and loud noise. This smaller resort was perfect! The lifeguards were very friendly and attentive. Some of them were adorable the way they interacted with the smaller children. It's a clean park and a great value! Perfect for famies who have young children. Our kids are ages 11 and 7(twins) and they cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have stayed at all the other waterparks in Sandusky. This is comparable to Great Wolf -- has 2 body slides, and 2 tube slides, lazy river, hot tub, activity area, basketball hoops, and toddler area. When my kids complained it was "not big like Kalahari," I reminded them it is bigger than a pool at any other hotel and the crowds much better. (We have stayed at Kalahari, where the parking is far from the hotel, and can stand in line an hour for a ride.) This was great--hardly a wait and the lifeguards were very nice. The "toilet bowl" tube slide was the favorite of the kids.

We wanted to try the "Volcano Grill" but when waiting to be seated and standing in the area of the bar/grill, no one told us (there was just the bartender) where to go or to order. So we went to an outside restaurant. This was the only waterpark we have stayed at that offered free buffet breakfast-- and it was hot and good variety. The bunk room was great for us and the kids.

Minuses include hearing foot traffic and voices outside the room, and cleaniness was fair -- found many things on the floor that should have been caught by a vacuum.

As a whole, we had a very nice time and will likely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Jules E, Manager at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Aloha
Thank you for giving Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark your review, Yes, we are a much smaller Waterpark compared to other Waterparks in the area. But we do have an awesome Indoor waterpark that all ages can enjoy. I am sorry no one gave you the information about our Volcano Grill that serves a variety of meals. I have since talked to our staff to be more attentive to guests. We also would like to apologize on the cleanliness of the Hotel, you are completely correct that things that should have been picked up by a vacuumed were missed. I have since spoke with Housekeeping to slow down and take more time when vacuuming. We hope you will give us another try in the future.

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nothing special and a little on the rundown side. We stayed for one night after a day at Cedar Point. It was fine for a place to shower and sleep. Got the room through a Priceline
Express deal but I wouldn't have been happy with the place if I'd paid full price. Not worth it in my opinion. We didn't use the waterpark or eat here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Jules E, Manager at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Aloha
We are truly sorry our Hotel was not up to your standards, we truly pride ourselves in having a nice Hotel and taking care of the guests that stay with us. Please also know that were are going through a transition here at the Hotel, Our owners who purchased this Hotel have every intention of making this a world class Hotel. Once construction and repair are complete, we would like to invite you back. As for the cleanliness of the Hotel, you are correct and we have since spoken with our Housekeeping staff. We hope that you will reconsider and visit with us again.
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Dellroy, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The rooms and halls aren't the cleanest and you can hear everything through the walls. They must have fixed the breakfast up since some of the past reviews on here. They have a really good breakfast and the staff was all really nice and helpful. The snack bar food looked pretty rough so we didn't try anything there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jules E, Manager at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Aloha
Thank you for your review we really take the reviews to heart. We truly care about your stay as well as every guest who checks into the Hotel. Our Breakfast Buffet is truly the best in the area and we provide a nice selection for all to choose. We are disappointed that you did not try the food that was offered at the Volcano Grill, I can assure you we have a Serve Safe Kitchen staff that follows all guidelines that have been implemented by the State. We hope that on your return visit that you will give our grill a try. I am not sure if saw an order go out that did not look appetizing to you, but please note that all guests like their food cooked and served a different way, so please don't judge us on presentation. We would really like to see you again soon.






The rooms and halls aren't the cleanest and you can hear everything through the walls. They must have fixed the breakfast up since some of the past reviews on here. They have a really good breakfast and the staff was all really nice and helpful. The snack bar food looked pretty rough so we didn't try anything there.
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Property: Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark
Address: 5513 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-5858 (Formerly Maui Sands Hotel)
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark 2.5*
Number of rooms: 299
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
See the Difference a trip to the Maui Sands Resort and Indoor Waterpark can be. You'll experience the little touches that you'd only find in any Hawaiian home. And always, the warmth of a smile, because once you're here, you're family. When you compare the value you'll receive at the Maui Sands Resort against the area's other lodging choices you'll be proud to call Maui Sands home. ... more   less 
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