Planning CP trip!!

Thursday, July 4, 2002 8:01 AM

Alright, here's the deal guys. One of my friends and I just got a great idea to make a road trip to CP. Considering we live in Jersey, its a good 10 hour ride back and forth, so its needs to be carefully planned out. In all, there is going to be 4 of us, so it would be kinda difficult to spend the nights in the car. We will probably spending 2 nights there.

Sooo, I was just wondering if anybody could tell me about a decent hotel (preferably on that whole Cedar Point peninsula), that isnt too too much money, but still beats the Motel 6. Also, it can probably be just 1 room with 2 queens sized beds condsidering of the 4 people, 2 are brothers and 2 are best friends. Or if it comes down to it we will use the floor also.

Oh, i almost forgot, we will be going August 4th-6th, so we have some time to book the rooms. Any other useful info is very much appreciated. Thanks alot guys

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 8:17 AM
If you're not going to stay on-point (Sandcastle, Breakers, Lighthouse Point, etc), then I'd recommend the Comfort Inn or Sleep Inn out on Milan Rd (250) near Applebees. Both of them were reasonably priced and clean with continental breakfast. I'd stay away from the Howard Johnson's at the causeway entrance. I personally have had a bad experience there and I think someone else on this site has too (C'Playa maybe?). In general, the hotels out on 250 look nicer than the ones on 6 and it's only about 5 minutes more to drive. A few people have said the Econolodge on 6 is okay though. Sandusky hotels, for the most part are not that special and are overpriced. But they can get away with it since they're in the area of the best amusement park in the world! :) Hope you have an awesome trip!

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 9:34 AM

The only hotels on the Cedar Point penninsula are the on property resorts. Other hotels are off the penninsula.

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 1:35 PM
I went and stayed at the Breaker's express. It was pretty cheap but nice. They offer a breakfast but you have to pay for it.

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 2:34 PM
Thanks alot, appreciate all the help. Right now im probably looking into either something on 250, or the Breakers Express.
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Thursday, July 4, 2002 2:51 PM
I'd go for the Breakers Express. I haven't stayed at a CP hotel in years because I live close enough where I don't have to. But I have heard alot of good things about the Breakers Express.

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 3:07 PM
Breakers Express is worth the money. If you stay anywhere close to Cedar Point figure to spend at least 120 a night. You might as well spend that money at a CP property. The benefits to staying at Breakers Express are well worth the money.

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 5:48 PM

One word of warning. In June, my fiance and I stayed at the Comfort Inn near Applebee's. The first evening that we were there, while out for dinner, someone entered our room and stole several of her tank tops and a pair of shorts. It certainly had to be an employee of the hotel as the only way in is with a keycard. We didn't take action at first as we wanted to make sure that the clothes had not been left back in Toronto. But, upon arriving home, no tank tops. As unusual as it may sound, a hotel employee used his/her key to enter our room and swipe some articles of clothing. We are now taking it up with Choice Hotels Int'l. I realize that this is probably an isolated incident but it certainly took away from what was otherwise a great coaster trip.

Anyhow, every hotel will be at its top price in August. If you don't mind fewer amenities, you can try the Rodeway Inn or HoJo Express. But they definitely have fewer amenities.

Have Fun

Dave

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 6:09 PM

Get a jacuzzi room at South Shore Inn. If you don't make reservations, and just show up...they'll probably drop a little off the price. I've stayed there twice, and the first time it was 78 bucks...and last weekend, it was 129, but they dropped it to 88 because there was vacancy and we came without reservations.

At that point, either they rent it to ya and make a small profit, or they say "nope, full price" and turn you away...and obviously South Shore goes with the first choice.

Nice restaurant in the lobby too.

Alan--PTC02

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 9:02 PM
MDOmnis it was me that had a bad experiance at the howard johnson. I said at the red roof in on milan before ( ithink it was on Milan) and it was very nice

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 9:36 PM
I'll second the HOJO advice. There's also tent camping available very close to the causeway, Bayshore Estates. Not bad except for train tracks across the street.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 5:24 AM
If I had a choice, I'd pick Breakers Express. But my second choices are the Red Roof Inn on 250 (not expensive and rather nice...very comfy beds!). The Hampton Inn is also nice. I'm not as impressed with the Comfort Inn near Applebee's, the one room we had there was musty smelling. But the Comfort Inn further south, at 250 and Route 2 was much nicer (and slightly more expensive).

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Friday, July 5, 2002 6:23 AM
A couple of weeks back, we tried the Clarion Inn off of 250. It is kinda set back off the road. We paid $72 a night. No complaints. Bayshore Estates do have cabin/trailers available but I agree with Gecko about the train. Breakers Express was averaging around $125 a night.
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Friday, July 5, 2002 10:23 AM
Wow, i didn't expect this much feedback. Now when my friends and i get together in a few days, i got a nice list of whats good, whats bad, and where its located. Its gonna make things alot easier. Thanks again!
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Friday, July 5, 2002 3:01 PM
CPLady - the Comfort Inn that I was talking about by Applebees IS the one at 2 and 250! :) Sleep Inn is like right enxt door to Applebees and then on the other side of the bridge is the Comfort I think. Perhaps you're thinking of the one on 6 closer to the park. I've never stayed at that one, but it definitely looks more "ghetto" than the one out on 250. :)

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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