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Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance
Ranked #24 of 34 Hotels in Sandusky
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We booked a room and attempted to stay on Saturday, June 22, 2013. We had picked up our daughter at Cedar Point on our way to Michigan for vacation. When we arrived, it was immediately apparent that the condition of the hotel is greatly misrepresented in the pictures. It was FILTHY. We were hesitant, but decided to check in and view our room. On the way to the room, we enjoyed seeing dirty underwear lying on the sidewalk, The room itself had not been cleaned and the beds were not made. The pictures online indicate the rooms are carpeted when in fact this one was old tile. This is the poorest excuse for a hotel I have ever seen. We left and even after a long day preparing for a trip, drove another 2 hours into MI before stopping for the night. I asked them not to charge us for the room, but I would pay large sums of money NOT to stay there.

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howardjohnsonexpress, Webmaster at Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thanks for choosing the Howard Johnson and staying with us during your recent visit to Cedar Point.

We appreciate your review and take your observations quite seriously to improve our guest services, however unlikely it may be.

We have given special training to our hotel front office as well as other staff to ensure that they offer the best hospitality and service to all our guests.

Guest reviews always help us to improve further.

Hope you would appreciate our efforts and choose to stay with us again.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our family consisting of 9- including Grandparents, children & grandchildren stayed in a room with 3 bedrooms. Room was okay for the price. Close to Cedar Point. Room was in the front, next the road, but still quiet. Not the best bed I've slept on, but not the worst either. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was okay. Had a variety, and seemed to be plenty. Even though the room was old & dated, it was still OK for the price.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

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howardjohnsonexpress, Webmaster at Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

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howardjohnsonexpress, Webmaster at Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Simple little hotel with a GREAT location to Cedar Point! This is a no frills type of hotel but it perfect for a place to lay your head after hitting the theme park! Customer service was excellent! Overall great place for the price!

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed during Ohio Bike week. The bikers at this hotel and the one next door really took over during the evening hours. Loud music and reving bikes were abondant the entire weekend. Hotel is still lacking "sprucing up". It is worn down. We started in a big room with a tiny bed and a "whirlpool" bathtub that did not work. Front desk told us we did not have a whirlpool room which was true since the whirlpool did not work. We were in a corner room and asked move due to the bikers. We moved to a second floor room. It had the same size bed (double) but was alot smaller. We were only there to sleep (try anyway) so we made due. Most of the "less expensive" hotels in Sandusky are run down so you sort of get what you pay for, although the rates were higher because of bike week. I cannot recommend this hotel other than it is at the doorstep of Cedar Point. Play, sleep and get out of there.

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howardjohnsonexpress, Webmaster at Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Howard Johnson Inn Sandusky Cedar Point Entrance during your recent visit to our area.

Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

• Management was reminded of their responsibility to see to it that our valued guests remember to be thoughtful of their fellow guests.

• Maintenance was informed of the "whirlpool" bathtub that did not work in the room assigned to you and instructed to see to the needed repairs.

I hope that the next time you are in our area you will once again choose to stay at the Howard Johnson Inn Sandusky Cedar Point Entrance. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance

Address: 1932 Cleveland Rd, US 6 and Cedar Point Causeway, Sandusky, OH 44870-4307
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Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #24 of 34 Hotels in Sandusky
Price Range: $76 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Sandusky Park N. Entrance 2*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Howard Johnson Inn Sandusky Cedar Point Entrance! We are the closest hotel to Cedar Point (opposite of the entrance). We are a hotel that is family friendly with spacious rooms, outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, free WIFI, free parking and much more! Our staff is here to ensure your stay is of satisfactory and that you enjoy our services and room amenities. ... more   less 
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