May get to CP next week. Last time I stayed at Breakers Express, which was OK. Any recommendations on hotels nearby that may be a better deal? (Or, at least one that doesn't charge $20 for breakfast!) Not looking for anything fancy, but no Motel 6, either.
Lots of the Hotels are way over priced! I like Hilton Hotels but forget it unless you wanna pay $200+ a night. Was there last week and stayed at Country inn & Suites. in Milan. $84 a night. Lobby really nice and was formally a Hampton inn. Rooms are dated bathroom clean and beds were good. Otherwise stayed 2 years ago at a Hampton inn 25 miles away for $130 Very nice.
Well, we're now hooked on Hotel Breakers, but before that we used to stay at the Best Western Suites almost exclusively (literally, more than a dozen times) on the corner of route 2 and 250. We're a family of 4, and for about 180 a night you can get a suite with 2 rooms (separate bedroom).
Nothing too fancy, but the rooms are consistently clean and the management has also been more than gracious to us over the years; a consistent nice stay for a reasonable price.
And the continental breakfast is free. :)
10 minutes to the park.Last edited by OhioStater, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:44 PM
Econo Lodge on Route 6 offers reasonable rates, especially AAA members, with clean rooms and free continental breakfast.
Second the Route 6 Econo Lodge. It is our go to place. (Relatively) inexpensive, clean, close to the park. Breakfast is a little sparse, but OK. Pastries, cereal, bagels and waffles.
And the owners are very nice and friendly people.
Also endorsing the Econo Lodge. As for breakfast, pop by the Meijer or the Kroger on Perkins and pick up some breakfast items if the hotel's breakfast is unappealing.
I usually stay at the Comfort Inn (now a Quality Inn) in Huron. It's a nice hotel and a quick drive to the park.
I will personally say that excluding Motel 6 from the list here is a bit unfair. Most, keyword MOST Motel 6's are pretty terrible. However the Motel 6 on Rye Beach & OH-2 is fantastic. The rooms got rennovated in 2011 and still are pretty well upkept. I've stayed there on most trips where I'm with a larger group of friends to help keep the budget down. It may not be perfect, but it beats things on the same stretch of road like the Knights Inn or Howard Johnson on Rt-6. Honest.
The Motel 6 does look nice, just from the outside since I've never stayed there myself. However, if you or anyone in your group is a light sleeper it may not be a good choice since the hotel is right next to a main rail line and there can be lots of trains. Sometimes I can hear them when I stay at the Quality Inn down the street, but it's far enough away that the horn sounds aren't too loud from there.
Ah I did forget to mention that. If you do stay on the track side you can hear them. There also is a crossing not far from where the Motel 6 is, so train horns are prevalent. I actually usually request to have a room on the road side facing the Wendys. I've never personally had an issue with not getting one of those rooms, and it is just a request, but something to consider. The other side of the hotel, I've never heard a train horn once. Kids above my room, however....
If you book far enough in advance you can get a room mid summer at the Hampton Inns <$150, you need to book out 6 months in advance.
Or you can do what I do and go to Cedar Point the week before Memorial Day and 1-2 weeks before Labor Day along with a Sept weekend and stay at those places at a really (sometimes less then $100) rate
Ha! I'm very fond of old-school motels and it just occured to me that my two favorite motels -- Maples Motel near Sandusky and Al & Sally's Motel near Michigan City -- are both close to train tracks. Apparently I like to sleep to the sound of passing trains.
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