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“Filthy and definitely does not live up to its name”

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America's Best Value Inn Sandusky
Ranked #31 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
myrnanyc
1 review
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“Filthy and definitely does not live up to its name”
Reviewed August 15, 2007

My boyfriend booked this through Priceline, and he was apprehensive after he found out what we got because he researched the hotel afterwards. It turns out that he was very right to be apprehensive, because the place was filthy! It had not been vacuumed before our stay (I wore my flip flops inside), there were smudges of dirt on both the bathroom door and the main door, the shower curtain was filthy with smudges, the towels were ragged and old. Perhaps the most disturbing was that the sink had clearly not been cleaned- I had to clean off the toothpaste and dried spit from the faucet myself. The small beds had no undersheet beneath the fitted sheet and the mattress, the pillows were smelly and lumpy and old. And while this isn't the hotel's fault, the person in the non-smoking room next to us was smoking, leaking that smell heavily into our room. The windowsill had dead bugs beneath it, and the walls had strange white marks where something had been there before and just made the rest of the wall look yellowed and gross. I was definitely not asked how my stay was at check-out, probably because they knew what the answer would be. Do not go to this hotel!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Condition of the room
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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texas
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Reviewed August 13, 2007

We arrived and loved the look of the lobby. got to our room, and later had to call to the front desk for towels.the front desk clerk said they would bring them to our room, they did what they said.then i noticed the tub needed some extra cleaning.when i called the front desk they said they would be right there. to my surprise the manager of the hotel came her self, and cleaned it. then she asked was there anything else she could do to make our stay better. this was the best customer service we have ever had.i will be back next year,and will book here no matter the conditon.

  • Liked — cedar point shuttle
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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INDIANA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2007

The hotel was just as everyone said on the reviews. The carpet was in bad shape, not only in the rooms, but all in the hallway also. The rooms smelled really damp. (I say rooms, because we reserved 4.) They all smelled really damp. The comforters had rips and big cigarette burns in them. ( Considering we had a non-smoking room) All the rooms that we reserved did not have sufficient amount of towels, for four people. The rooms all in all were not absolutely horrible, yet they needed a lot of tlc.
On a positive note, the staff at the front desk were friendly, and accomadating to our needs and questions. The shuttle bus that the hotel provided to and from the park at cedar point, was very nice. We did not have to pay for parking at the park. Besides, the shuttle is free! The food at the restaurant smelled really good, although we did not eat there.
As mentioned, the hotel was just ooookayyyy! It needed much updating and TLC! Would I recommend it? NO! Would i stay there again? PROBABLY NOT!

  • Liked — The Free Shuttle
  • Disliked — The Rooms, Carpet, Comforters, Curtains, Bathrooms Needs Updating!
  • Stayed July 2007
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Indiana
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Reviewed July 29, 2007

While planning a trip to Cedar Point we booked our room through priceline. We were apprehensive about it because once you book through priceline you're stuck , otherwise we would have left immediately! We brought our own pillows and (thank God) had some blankets in the car we brought in to use because Nothing looked sanitary in this building.
The windows were covered in finger prints, cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, some kind of black sticky gunk was on the night stand, the carpet was so dirty we wouldn't walk across the floor in our bare feet. There was trash along side the edges of the beds ie; toothpick, small bits of candy, months of lint balls, food crumbs etc..., and the walls were black from finger prints and shoe marks. Absolute Filth!
Well I went downstairs to speak with the front desk person about it and He offered to put us in another room. when I asked if it would be cleaner than the room we were in He replied honestly, "No, Housekeeping is what it is." As upset as I was about the condition of our room and even more so His "I Couldn't Care Less!" Attitude, It came as no surprise. I knew before I asked that there wasn't a clean nook or cranny in that pit.
The following morning we went to the lobby and encountered a K-FED Wanna Be, obviously very upset with his girlfriend hence, throwing a pen or pencil at her back. We assumed it was a guest and wondered if someone was going to take control of the matter, but Noooo! This was the front desk clerk & her significant other behaving in this manner. Unbelievable! There was another employee out there at the time (not sure who) ,she was urging the girlfriend to call 911. Who is hiring these people?

Stayed July 2007
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Cleveland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2006

I booked this hotel thru Priceline (which I've always gotten a decent room with them), but this hotel was probably one of the worst I have ever stayed at. The whole hotel smelled of smoke (even the non-smoking rooms), the beds were so small that you could lay on one side and touch the edge of the other side with your hand. The ironing borad was roughly knee-high. There were ants in the bathroom and all along the window edge. We left our room at 11:00 in the morning to head out for the day, so we put out the "Please Freshen Room" sign, and when we came back at 9:00 PM, our room was never cleaned!!!! Called the front desk to complain, they never apologized - just said come down and get some new towels. When we checked out, they never even asked how our stay was --- I guess they know better. This hotel is super old and there are pleanty of other choices in the area. I will never stay at a Ramada again after this experience.

Stayed September 2006
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LANCASTER,OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2006

After a long hot day at Cedar Point (over 95 degrees!) we just wanted a place to lay our heads... the room was rundown, a crack in the outside window. carpents were run down and so were bedspreads. we only had 2 towels in the room. very very thin ones at that. we took showers that night and went to bed. the next morning, we wanted to take another shower, called room service at 8:00am to ask for new towels, called again at 9:15 for towels and again at 9:45 for towels. At that time we were told they were in the dryer (WHAT YOU OWN A HOTEL AND HAVE NO CLEAN TOWELS?!?!?!) They finally arrived at 10:15! There is also no free breakfast. We were NOT impressed at this hotel and would Never stay there again! I thought Ramada's were suppose to be nice hotels!!!! I GUESS I WAS WRONG!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — sevice
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2005

Our family traveled to the Ramada for a three night stay. We booked here because of the shuttle to Cedar Point and to utilize the outdoor pool. Only my grandson and I were going to the amusement park, leaving the car for my wife and daughter, who planned to stay and use the pool facility and eat at the Roadhouse which is within the hotel. The staff was friendly and our maid was very courteous and helpful. I found the hotel to be adequate in its cleanliness... search and you can find some dust in the corners. We all felt the room was acceptable and comfortable. The hallways are a little run down, but that didn't bother us. And the Roadhouse was fine according to my family. But to our surprise, the pool was under construction. We were offered no compensation for this inconvenience, but the front desk staff told us we could utilize the pool at the Comfort Inn down the road. This was a nice alternative but still inconvenient for the girls if they wanted to go back to the room. If you want a pool, call ahead, or try the Comfort Inn. They said this was listed on the Ramada web site (the pool construction) but I never saw it when I checked hotel amenities.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Property: America's Best Value Inn Sandusky
Address: 5608 Milan Rd, Intersection Route 2 and 250, Sandusky, OH 44870-5879
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #31 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — America's Best Value Inn Sandusky 1.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your vacation dollar goes farther here where our 100 beautifully appointed guestrooms feature everything you need for a fun-filled vacation including complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary HBO and premium channels, an outdoor heated pool with sundeck, in-room coffee maker, and more. There’s also an onsite restaurant and lounge. The famous RoadHouse Restaurant & Saloon. ... more   less 
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