Friday, April 22, 2005 8:19 PM
I have heard in other hotel forums that the main Breakers building is quite dirty (eg. spiders/ants in the bathrooms, dirty towels, burnt sinks). Is the Hotel Breakers Tower, albeit more expensive, more worth it? (in terms of cleaniness, service, etc.)
Friday, April 22, 2005 10:53 PM
The old wings are, well, old, but I wouldn't call them dirty. The tower and east sections are pretty standard.
Saturday, April 23, 2005 7:18 AM
We were put in the tower one year and we only lasted 5 minutes, because it sits over the Fridays resturant and everything smelled like steak. My son called it the Black Angus Sweit. We asked to be moved and they were more than happy to do so. We have been staying at the Breakers for over 10 years now and we have never found it to be dirty. We wouldn't stay anywere else.
Saturday, April 23, 2005 8:16 AM
PNE the differences between the older original building and the newer towers are pretty significant but there is no harm in sticking with what your budget will buy you.
The older rooms could sorely use some updating. Some of it is unlikely to ever change (a/c units vs. central air, no elevators) but some of it may (dim lighting, dated decor). The tower rooms are your modern day type of rooms (think Hampton Inn).
I've stayed twice in each section and I can vouch for some of the knocks on the old rooms (old sinks) but NOT the cleanliness. Keep in mind that these are likely the same towels and bed linens that cycle throughout the resort. Sure, the bed spreads are ancient and that dim yellow lighting makes things look worn.
In the end, how much time do you plan on spending in your room? If the answer is "not much, I'll be at the park dude" then don't worry about it. You are getting what you pay for. The older wing will NEVER be getting a photo spread on Better Homes & Gardens but you are right there, man! A few paces away from the Magnum entrance. You may want to specify a ground floor room so you don't have to lug your luggage and the like up to the second or third floor. It's more motel than hotel there, but you are playing for location, location, location.
Sunday, April 24, 2005 2:20 PM
I like the older wing(call me weird) over the new wing. I love the rotunda, lobby and the feeling you get walking thrue the old section.
Just knowing that you are in an historic hotel and all the people that have stayed there over the 100 years it has been open. It just has a differant feel to it. The rest of the hotel seems like.........well any other hotel I have stayed in.
Monday, April 25, 2005 10:54 AM
I've always stayed in the older section, either over the lobby or in the wing. We've never had a dirty room or a bug problem. The rooms look a little dated, but I spend so little time in them it doesn't matter. Actually, I think staying in the older section adds a bit of ambience.
Monday, April 25, 2005 5:32 PM
Forget the Breakers! Stay in the cottages at Light House Point. They are new (some only one year -- since the additions), have no bugs, and have really nice decks right on the lake (with a charcoal grill). And there is no wierd hotel funk either. I have stayed in them 4 times now, with this upcoming Memorial Day weekend being the 5th. They are the only place I will now stay at CP.
After being in ride lines all day with hundreds of people, the cottages become extra nice and relaxing, and private.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:01 AM
I too prefer Lighthouse Point (just made our midsummer reservation, in fact). The original section of Breakers is threadbare, but I didn't find it dirty.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 4:18 PM
Forget the Breakers?!?! Blasphemy!
Won't stay anywhere else at the Point but the Breakers, lake view, suite, balcony overlooking the pool.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:37 PM
The Breakers -- or, let me be specific, the part of the Breakers that still remains from the 1900s -- is part of Cedar Point's marvelous rich history.
Are the rooms perfect, wonderful, the equivalent of what you'll find in any Holiday Inn? No. Are they quirky, odd and charming? Yes.
When I stay at the Breakers, I stay in the old section. It's a chance to stay in a bit of history.
That said, I do also enjoy the Lighthouse Point cottages. I like standing on the deck on a warm summer night, facing one direction and seeing Lake Erie under a starlit sky, turning around and seeing roller coasters.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:54 PM
I've been staying in the old section, since before it was the old section. I never found a bug or a dirty towel. I don't remember any burnt sinks either.
How does one burn a sink?
Ride of Steel
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 6:44 PM
I stayed in the newer section and really, what you are paying for is the location. The same hotel room could be found 15 minutes away for $70 instead of $300.
It's ridiculously overpriced as far as the rooms go. But they aren't dirty or anything, just not fancy.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 7:09 PM
Overpriced? Yeah. But the location! You just cannot walk to Maggie from Breakers Express. Or El Rancho Pillow, if anyone remembers that place...