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Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
Ranked #11 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Arrived on Saturday early in the afternoon with three preschoolers and a baby. Our rooms were ready so that made it so much easier to get changed and ready to have fun. All three rooms were together. That was handy too. Rooms are extremely clean and up to date in decor. The beds are very comfortable with plenty of pillows. As for the water park, it is terrific. Lots for kids to do as well as a few that adults will like too. The park area is kept at a humid 82 degrees. Towels are provided. You can take as many as needed. Also they have life vests for the kids. There is a pretty nice video arcade. A TGI Fridays is attached and that was nice. There is a snack shop where you can buy Starbucks coffee as well as pastries . A gift shop is off the lobby. We had the breakfast buffet included in our price. I wouldn't suggest doing that unless everyone in your party eats a big breakfast. It was pretty good but the little ones didn't eat much. Kind of a waste. I have no complaints about our weekend at Castaway Bay. I would highly recommend it. Bring drinks and snacks as there is a fridge and microwave in each room.

Room Tip: All the rooms are pretty close to everything. If you have lots of luggage there are carts at all t...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

The rooms are clean and I think this is a 3 Star hotel - We loved the water park so much and my kids and family loved it - friendly staff , was not chuffed with the breakfast but overall an enjoyable resort

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed in two Tarpon Suites on Dec. 27, 2013. When I reserved the rooms I requested that they be as close to each other as possible. Not only did we get rooms that were side by side, they were right across from the entrance to the water-park! We were thrilled! The rooms were very clean and spacious. There was a mom and 4-teenage girls in one suite and a mom and 3-teenage boys in another with plenty of space to spare. I was also impressed by the level of staffing throughout the resort. There was plenty of staff working the check-in counter, and there were "lifeguards" and staff in abundance throughout the water-park.

Room Tip: Tarpon Suites #123 and #125 are right across from the water-park entrance and the arcade. While thi...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed in the Tarpon Suite BayView from 12/26/13-12/28/13. Room was not clean at all. Called down to front desk to have it cleaned and no one ever showed up to clean it. There were still used bars of soap from previous guests in the bathroom, feces on the back of the bathroom door, food in the fridge and a dirty sock in the made up bunk bed. This trip was a Christmas gift to our 3 children so my husband took the kids to the mall while I washed the bedding and cleaned the room. Also, beds are very, very uncomfortable. The waterpark was clean. On our first day there, there were hardly any life guards. Second day there, there were tons of life guards standing around talking to each other until, as one life guard put it, 'the state came in to inspect'. As soon as the inspector came in, they would only allow 15 people in the indoor/outdoor hot tub area and they wouldn't let our kids wear the coast guard approved life jackets we brought, they would only allow them to wear Castaway Bay's life jackets that were being used over and over again without being sanitized. We've been to Great Wolf Lodge on many occasions, but thought we would try Castaway Bay this year. Never again!!

Room Tip: Go to another resort
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We went for a HalloWeekends visit to Cedar Point during the first weekend of October. This was the only CP hotel that was open that Sunday, and it was super cheap. Our trip ended up being perfect because the lines at CP were very short, and we left early enough to make it to the hotel and enjoy the water park. It was my brother, 35, myself, 34, my sister, 30, and my niece, 14. It was perfect in that there was something for everyone. The room was super cool with two queen beds a pull-out couch, two televisions, and a balcony, extremely roomy. The lobby was so much fun too. All of our's first time at Castaway Bay, and it exceeded our expectations! The water park was a great time, and being a Sunday night in October very few people. I would recommend anyone go again if you like to avoid the crowds. The one water slide with the intertube was crazy fun. The pool with basketball and the float things, that was a blast. As with every wave pool there is way too much chlorine. We would have liked floats in the wave pool. Having a T.G.I. Friday's in the hotel was equally awesome for football and beer and good food. Overall perfect trip to CP, Castaway Bay, and Monday on the way back to MI we went to Toledo Zoo. Affordable fast trip that all of us enjoyed. Can't wait to do it again!

Room Tip: Whichever one with the balcony, very spacious. The names all end in fish so it's hard to rememb...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great hotel! We purchased discount tickets to Cedar Point and free parking. When I made the reservation I mentioned that we were coming for our anniversary, when we checked-in they surprised us with a free upgrade to a suite - very thoughtful, extremely friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The breakfast was fantastic!! Rooms are very comfortable with a lot of room.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very nice Hotel, if you stay there you have the option to purchase discount tickets to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Free Parking if you purchase the room + tickets. You have an access to a very nice indoor water park. Great for a relaxing day after Cedar Point. Highly Recommended. I loved the Starbucks coffee inside the Resort and the restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2001 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-4403
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Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sandusky
Price Range: $167 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cedar Point's Castaway Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Caribbean meets Sandusky at this ideal destination for vacationers. With its tropical theme, guests at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Castaway Bay features 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with water activities for all ages, fitness center, 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art arcade, a craft and child activity center, three restaurants, retail shops, adjacent marina and space for meetings, group events and birthday parties. ... more   less 
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