We were looking for a hotel in the Sandusky area to spend four days. We were traveling with our three sons and my oldest sons friend (3,6,10 yrs old). We first looked at the large hotels with the built in water parks, they were very attractive, but also very expensive. After looking at Trip Advisor, we decided to give The Maples a chance, the cheaper hotel also let us splurge on some other things. First of all, the story on the trains. They run all night long, about every 10-15 minutes. They are extremely loud and blast the horn all the way thru the crossing which is only about 200 yards away. Our first morning, everyone was a bit grumpy. The noise mixed with the horrible mattresses and very hard pillows really made it difficult to get any rest. We had two rooms that were seperated by a bi-fold door. The back bedroom had two twin beds and one full size bed. The front room had a full size bed. There was only one TV located in the front bedroom. This resulted in issues between the older kids and the younger ones with what to watch in the evenings. The Pool is nice, with only one problem. It is not kid friendly, it is about 4 feet on one end and 9 on the other. Not much fun for our 3 and 5 year olds unless we held them. They did not spend much time in the pool. My oldest son and his friend enjoyed the pool. For one night, it would have been ok. For four days with six people in this sized room was just too much. We ended up leaving after our third night, we were heading back to the hotel after a long day visiting some of the islands on Lake Erie and decided to make the 2 1/2 drive back to Columbus rather than spend another night. I am glad we did, we finally got some rest after getting home about 1:00 AM. On the bright side, the staff is very friendly and the room was clean. Next time I will shell out the dough for the name brand hotel, at least then I will be the only one complaining.
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- Maples Motel Sandusky, Ohio