However, from the reviews I've seen this hotel is very shabby. Dirty rooms, lumpy beds, stained linens, poor service, no elevators (not a big deal, the place has only 3 floors), musty smell, unpleasant employees, etc. I'm not looking for luxury, but this sounds awful. Has anyone else had a good or bad experience at this place?
I guess there is a big difference between the "Bon-Air" section (the older portion) and the new tower. Is there a price difference? Thoughts?
With that said, the 'old' section leaves a lot to be desired. Just understand that if you're looking for the value and choose to book in that section of the hotel, that you get what you pay for (relative to the rest of the hotel).
Thanks for the tip on Breakers Express. I looked into it some more. While it's not within the park gates, it is on Cedar Point Drive. It's also newer, and would be about $30 cheaper per person! If I stay here do I have to pay for parking at the park, or do they provide a voucher of some sort?
*** Edited 8/8/2006 9:01:29 PM UTC by Danimales***
If you are more the Holiday Inn sort of person, new Breakers is pretty nice, and Old Breakers is okay, but definitely old.
If you are a "just give me a moderately clean room to crash in after a full day at the parks" sort of person, then Old Breakers is a great place.
In defense of the old section, the rooms are clean to CP’s standards. Plus you get the charm of a turn of the century hotel and see what CP was founded on, which is Breakers and the beach.. While BE might have more updated rooms, staying on-point I feel is much better. Having the room right there is the ultimate convenience and experience. If you need to something mid-day it’s right there. Plus nothing beats rolling out of bed onto Magnum ;) I’d spend the $30 more for two nights to not fight the causeway traffic and the walk to and from the car. Also I believe you have to pay for parking with BE, but you get comped if you stay on-point.
We've stayed in about every section there, but the old section is fine for us. It's a bit "well used", but I've never found it dirty. We only sleep there, and being able to walk to the park is the real reason to stay there anyway. It's great if someone from your party gets tired or wants to chill at the pool or hot tub, and the rest want to stay and ride.
If it's me, I'm at The Breakers.
To being an "us" for once - instead of a "them".
I've only staye in the old section of the hotel. It wasn't bad, but certainly not as nice as some Holiday Inn type places I've stayed at. But again, the atmosphere totally makes up for it. If you can afford it, go for it!
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
Even having stayed in the old section of the hotel a couple of times I have nothing bad to say about my past stays. Very clean, comfortable, great service, nothing bad at all to say. And that goes for all of the resorts connected with CF I've stayed at in the past.
The only nice thing about it , is that you can walk to the park. Like they said above it is worth it just for that. Just do not stay in the historical section of breakers, if you stay in other areas its like a basic run of the mill motel *** Edited 8/9/2006 1:03:50 AM UTC by Cs6153***
For the same reason, we stay inside the park at Indiana Beach, even though those are 1930s rooms, and when Kennywood builds its new hotel we'll stay there, too.
Our group consists of students except for the two leaders. Our students tend to be overly critical of anything. If they get a kick out of The Breakers, I suspect it must not be too bad. As one told his mother recently, "It was pretty cool. Lots of famous people stayed there."
That said, I have no problem with heading into the old section because I'm usually there just to sleep or maybe catch a break in the afternoon. Don't like stairs? Ask for a ground floor room. Don't like the room? Ask if you can be upgraded to the tower and how much that would run you.
The point is that you are AT the Point. I have heard nothing but good things about Breakers Express but I have no interest in staying there. Castaway Bay is cool? I took off for a few hours one night there to enjoy the park with a CP resort guest night pass when I was staying at Lighthouse Point but I have no interest in leaving the peninsula for a non-peninsular bed when the old wing at breakers is attractively priced.
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