A friend's wedding brought us to Hotel Conneaut, and we looked forward to staying in what we pictured to be a fine old establishmnet. We were ill prepared for what was in store for us! The desk clerk was unable to find the reservation that we'd made over a month ago ~ but she did find us a room. When we went up the stairs that were covered with dirty, torn carpeting, we began to realize that our expectations had been a tad too high. We opened the door and were in for yet another disappointment: a tiny, poorly furnished room with cheap powder blue paneling bearing some unexplained nails that had no apparent purpose, and some garish plastic floral wall decorations. I'm not sure what color the carpeting had originally been, but it was filthy. The "closet" is no more than 8" deep, so our clothing was hung on the slanted rack that's attached to the back wall. The bathroom was even more delightful. Mismatched floor tiles competed with some sort of wall board that had big chunks torn from it. The old fashioned pedestal sink had separate hot and cold water faucets. There was a large, footed tub with no shower. The towels were thin, but all appeared to be clean except for the bath mat, which had a large orange stain on it. We'd "upgraded" to a lake view room ($70 per night!!!!) and for that we were treated to a room with NO air, NO TV, NO phone, NO closet to speak of, NO shower, NO alarm clock, NO hair dryer (only 1 electrical outlet in the whole room, and that was located next to the bed!). The best part of our stay: when we turned down the bed to climb in for the night, we discovered the sheets had very obviously not been changed since the last occupants. Absolutely disgusting!! Since there's no phone in the room, I tromped down to the desk in my pajamas. Finding no one there, I went into the bar where I found the desk attendant sitting there. I told him that I needed new sheets because the room obviously hand't been cleaned after the last guests, and he said, "OK." "No," I said, "It really isn't OK at all!" He found some sheets in a closet and came up and changed our bed for us. I wish I hadn't seen the condition of the mattress when he pulled the mattress cover off! In the morning I spoke with the man who was identified to me as the hotel manager. He said yes, he'd heard about the dirty sheets, and he didn't know what to say except he was sorry. Then he brought me his cell phone to talk with the supervisor of the cleaning crew, who assured me that his staff would be reprimanded. The only offer made to me to compensate for my horrible experience was a $20 gift certificate to the "Beach Club" restaurant. I have to admit the food was good ~ and so far, it's been the only positive part of my stay in this hole.