Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point

Monday, March 31, 2003 7:36 PM
I'm going to Cedar Point on Sunday the 18th of May staying the night that night and coming back Monday night after spending the day at CP. I've been to CP eleven times and always stayed at various hotels around the Sandusky Mall/Cedar Point area but never at Hotel Breakers due to the more expensive pricing. Is Hotel Breakers that much better than Clarion, Ecnolodge, or (real cheap)Dusk Til' Dawn? I've heard somewhere that Hotel Breakers has a seperate entrance into Cedar Point. Can you get into the park any earlier by staying at the hotel? How does the parking work? ie - I need to park for 2 days but I am only staying at the Hotel for one night.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 7:44 PM
Yes Hotel Breakers is better than the other hotels in the area

Yes, there is an entrance between Magnum and Challenge Park

Yes, hotel guests get in 30 minutes before general admission

Hotel Breakers has it's own parking lot, you will be reimbursed the parking fee in the cost of your room.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 7:48 PM
Ok-yes Hotel Breakers has two enterances you can walk to that while GP can enter there it is too far away from where they park (Beach and Magnum). You can get in an hour early but only select rides are open, last year they were MF, Raptor, and WT my guess is that they scratch WT and obvioulsy have TTD going early instead. Parking is free the day you check in till the day you check out so I am pretty sure you will be ok in the parking department. Hotel Breakers is very clean (stay in the Tower Section the newest wing) and on top to that you get reduced rates, early axcess to the point, and you are spared the headache of going down the causeway everyday. The first year (99) I stayed off property, but since then I have gone every year and have stayed on property; really it is analgous to staying on site at Disney, more expensive, but less headaches and a couple perks.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 7:59 PM
Touchdown - By saying reduced rates, what do you mean admission(how much?) or something else? Right now I can get a 2-Day pass for $55. Is it cheaper to stay at the Hotel and get addmission that way?

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Monday, March 31, 2003 8:22 PM
Crizz, you can price the packages at CedarPoint.com. But the packages have a two-night minimum stay. So while you'll be paying $200 a night or so, for just $70-80 more you get two 1-day tickets, two twilight tickets (after 5pm), $30 in Munch Money (park food allowance), four Challenge Park rides (go-karts or miniature golf) and Soak City Buy 1, Get 1 Free coupons.

Breakers Express also packages for two night stays (though instead of Munch Money you get breakfast vouchers) and the room is significantly cheaper (but, naturally, you'll have to drive in and out of the park from there).

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Monday, March 31, 2003 8:37 PM
What is the older section of Breakers like? I just made reservations for my trip there in August...

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Monday, March 31, 2003 10:03 PM
What about Sandcastle? How are the rooms? Is it nice? I saw the room on the vritual room on the website, but it looks ok. We're going June 10th thru the 14th.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:40 AM
The older section of Breakers is fine. The rooms look a little older, and might not be as large, but considering you'll be spending most of your time in the park, it doesn't much matter. To me, it's worth it just for the convenience to being able to get back to a room to change out of wet clothes (water rides/soak city), or simply to relax for a bit.

We stayed at Sandcastle quite a bit when my son was younger. It was nice having two separate areas (bedroom and living room), although it's quite a trek from Sandcastle to the Magnum Entrance. Shuttles are available.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:43 AM
Shuttles? Cool! Thanks! I haven't ben to CP since '98, so I can't wait to go.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:09 AM
So how do hotel guests get in early? I stayed at the Breakers in Aug. 2001 and entered through the beach entrance. We showed up at 9am, but the staff at the gate told everyone in line that the gate opened at 10am. Is early entry something that was started last year?
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:36 AM
Fair warning about the older section...if you stay in one of the rooms off the rotunda, they smell a bit musty (at least the room we had on the first Halloweekend last year did).

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:44 AM
Sandcastle:

Postivies: suites are great with kids, particularly small ones. Separate room for parents. Suites here are a bit more affordable than Breakers.

Depends on your point of view: a bit more removed from the hustle and bustle of the park.

Negatives: the beach there has been unusable with the low lake levels. Expect that to continue for the forseeable future. Walk to Breakers insetad.

Given its age, I found Sandcastle to be a bit worn around the edges. I can't directly compare that to Breakers though. We've only been in Sandcastle before, and will be staying in the cabins/cottages this summer for our trips, based on numerous recommendations.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 6:03 AM
Halo, the early entry perk didn't start until the 2002 season.

As for the old vs. new section. I stayed in the old elevatorless wing in 1997 and went for one of the Snoopy rooms in the new tower in 2001. There is a significant difference. The new rooms are very nice. Unless the old tower has had any kind of major refurbishments over the years -- you get what you pay for.

But I'll be returning to the old wing for CoasterMania. If you're particular and need the 21st century posh creature comforts, maybe it's worth the extra $30-50 a night (plus tax) to be in the new rooms, but if you're just there to ride and enjoy views of the Corkscrew over the parking lot and just want the convenience of having a place a few steps from the park, pocket the money and go for the old.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 6:24 AM
I agree...I am not there (at the hotel that is) for the views...I am there to put my weary head on a pillow. And after staying at the Howard Johnson at the base of the causeway for last year's CM, ANYTHING has to be an improvement ;)

That same HoJo for my trip in August wants $185 plus tax for both nights whereas for the same two nights, Breakers is charging me $220 (both totals are without tax). When you consider if I stayed offsite I'd end up paying an additional $16 for parking...I am only paying an additional $19 for two days to stay at Breakers.

I just wanted to be sure that the rooms are decent (I figured they had to be seeing CP's reputation)...and it sounds like they are...

EDIT: Also, so I can try to understand where the "old" wing is..where is it on the park map? (Which now includes TTD on it BTW) and where is the nearest entrance? (Is that the "path" that goes left/right under Magnum?)

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*** This post was edited by redman822 4/1/2003 11:33:04 AM ***

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:32 AM
The "old" wing (Bon Air) is the wing closest to Soak City when looking on the map. In think it was built in 1926 or so but, obviously, the rooms have been updated over the years. It can be compared to a Days Inn type of room but the proximity to the park can't be beat.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 10:23 AM
So, Wahoo (and others) do I have the buildings properly labeled in this picture?

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
Currency tracking experiment... http://www.wheresgeorge.com (Referring to The "George" on the $1 bill - Not Me)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:50 AM
Yeah, pretty good.

If you want to be more specific, the two halls above the main entrance to Breakers are called "Twin" and the two sections that shoot off the lobby toward the beach and original pool are called "Main".

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Friday, April 4, 2003 7:34 AM
I stayed at hotel breakers for the last day in 2001. I personally don't think it's worth the money to stay there. Of course I only say that beause it's out of my price range. I don't need to stay at a fancy place. To me it was like staying at an over priced motel 6. Even My roomate said the same thing. I can't see paying that much to just sleep in a room. I'd rather save some money and stay at the travel lodge jus across the street from cedar point. It's a lot cheaper and the rooms look about the same. Only reason I stayed at the breakers was I wanted to see if it was worth the $140 a night at the time. From what I saw, no it's not worth it. I could go to the lodge and only spend 45 a night for the same room and the same ammenities. Well except for getting into the point early But when I did stay there They didnt let us in early. Me and my freind whernt the only ones at the gate either. I won't ever stay at the breakers again
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Friday, April 4, 2003 8:59 AM
I'm planning an overnight trip up to CP this summer and would also like to know what you guys think. I'm on limited funds and would getting my tickets discounted. It's still a little bit confusing to me. The tickets don't have anything to do with the price of the hotel do they, they don't even have anything to do with each other, do they? Also, I was looking at rates and during the week it looks like Breakers Express is the best way to go if you want 2 rooms for 2 nights. Is the extra money for staying right at CP worth the 30 min early entry to the park? Thanks.
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Friday, April 4, 2003 9:48 AM
If your short on cash you could always camp in a tent at Bayshore. It is very close to CP, and did I mention very cheap. My friends and I camp there all the time, we get a camp fire going after a day at the Point for dinner. Its a nice way to end the day with the breeze off the lake. (note to self, stop telling people about Bayshore, it will get too popular and will result in no more sites. Ahhhhh!:) )
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