Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:43 PM
I know a topic like this has already been started but I can't find it. I need to know if it's possible for me and my friends to stay in a Sandusky hotel. We (all four of us) are 18. I really want to go and any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:22 PM
Most places in San-town require you to be 21 to rent a room.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:34 PM
You can stay at the Travelodge without a problem.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:38 AM
you can stay at the Best western. i am only 16 and they let me stay but i had to give them my drivers licence and my credit card.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:59 AM
Hmm, good question. Since there are more than plenty of motels/hotels in the area it wouldn't hurt to do your research. Go online and do a search for Sandusky motels. The motels' websites will specify the age requirements to rent a room. If in doubt call that motel directly.
Some of the cheaper places I have stayed is Motel 6, Travelodge, and Super 8 which are all decent. The Econo Lodge across from the causeway's entrance is also decent and relatively cheap. Try those first. I have also stayed at the Rodeway Inn South but I would NOT recommend it unless you don't care about cleanliness.
I do know that the Cedar Point properites require you to be 21, at least the Lighthouse Point does.
Good luck. :-)
*** Edited 2/18/2004 12:04:27 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 8:50 AM
Most places I called to said you had to be 21. 19 is the lowest I heard of, though.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:13 AM
I'm surprised anywhere will let you get a room at 18.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:45 AM
You could always camp at Bayshore.
Thats what my friends and I do. You don't have to be 21. And you can build a huge campfire! Its cheap, and very close to the causeway. Plus you get a triple A discount! *** Edited 2/18/2004 2:48:39 PM UTC by NEWT***
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:58 AM
Do a search online for hotels in Huron and Milan. There shouldn't be a problem getting a room then. Short drive from the park.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:09 AM
Regardless of what a website might say, I'd definately call the property directly and ask. Then, right with the same person on the line, make your reservation, and be sure to get their name in case you have a problem with check in. Also ask if there is anything you need to bring other than a driver's license or credit card for identification, just to be on the safe side. You wouldn't want to deal with some snafu because of a miscommunication.
Red Garter Rob
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:11 AM
Jess is right...
Most of the hotels in the area are on 250 which is mainly Perkins Township. The City of Sandusky has a city law that requires someone to be 21 but Perkins does not. Neither does Huron right down the road. Microtel is pretty nice I hear and there is a Comfort Inn down there too...
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:12 AM
Good point, CrystalKat.
Always be upfront about being 18. If the hotel doesn't allow under 21 and you "forget to mention it" when making a reservation - they will turn you away at check-in.
*** Edited 2/18/2004 3:13:14 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:50 AM
The Comfort Inn in Huron is pretty darn nice. It ended up being about a $100 a night though.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 12:07 PM
A Comfort Inn at $100 a night?
Kind of expensive for that hotel chain.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 12:16 PM
Those would probably be right for Comfort Inn rates during CP season.
You can get a room there tonight for $39.99 - eewww.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 7:48 PM
Thanks guys. My dad ended up calling the Comfort Inn on Milan Rd. and talked to the manager. It turns out that even though the website says at least one room occupant must be over 21, he's going to let us stay. He also gave us a sick deal-$66 a night in mid-June! He did however say that if we made too much noise or drank, he'd kick us out w/ no refund, but were smart responsible coaster lovers from NH so it won't be a problem. Thanks again for the advice, its gonna be a sweet senior roadtrip.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:40 PM
Thats interesting that this thread is here, because I started the same thread on a different board (except im a senior thats only 17). It seems like the Fairfield Port Clinton might be able to work with me. Someone else also mentioned about the Best Westerns. Now that I know about the Comfort Inns, I think I'll have to give 'em a try!! Thanks for everyones input!
Friday, February 20, 2004 11:07 PM
My and a friend were also thinking about doing a trip like this either this summer or next summer. It never even crossed my mind that we couldnt get a Hotel at our age. (we both would still be 17 if we went this summer, but 18 if we delayed it until next summer.)