What is closer, Hotel Breakers or Lighthouse Point

Friday, September 11, 2009 2:54 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

I am planning a trip to Cedar Point for 6 friends, we put it up to a vote on where to stay, Lighthouse Point or Hotel Breakers. Lighthouse Point won, however one person wants to know which is closer to the entrance to the park. I am talking about the resort entrance of course.

My argument is that from the park entrance to the room itself will be around the same distance even though the Hotel Breakers building may be closer.

What do all of you think?


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Friday, September 11, 2009 3:22 PM
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http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/resorts/index.cfm

Check the web pages for both properties...it was clear to me which was closer.

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Friday, September 11, 2009 3:34 PM
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I have and I have stayed at Hotel Breakers. Sure the closest entrance to Breakers is closer according to their cartoon map but I am looking to settle an argument.


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Friday, September 11, 2009 3:45 PM
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I much prefer LHP, though it's a hike if you end up in the low numbered cottages. Otherwise, you cut across the Soak City parking lot and it's not a big deal. But ask yourself... what difference does it really make considering the size of the park itself?


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Friday, September 11, 2009 4:03 PM
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Feel like doing some measuring? ;)

Looking at the bird's eye - it seems like the furthest points at Breaker's are still technically closer than the closest points at Lighthouse Point...but not by much.

In contrast, the furthest point at Lighthouse Point seem considerably farther from the gate than the closest Breakers rooms.

But that's being all technical. For real world purposes I think the differences are irrelevant enough that I'd stay at whichever I preferred with no regard to distance from the gate.


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Friday, September 11, 2009 4:35 PM
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I think Breakers is closer. That Soak City parking lot looks to make the difference.

I still find it funny how if you move the map around in the back of the park White Water Landing morphs into Maverick.

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Friday, September 11, 2009 4:58 PM

Charcoal Grill, you don't get one of those in the Hotel Breakers rooms.


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Friday, September 11, 2009 5:02 PM

You can just grab a shuttle and that'll take you to the Marina gate.


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:25 AM

Actually, Breakers is closer by far to the resort entrance. That's the entrance by Wicked Twister, and if you have 6 people you'd probably end up in a suite down at that end of the hotel. Personally, that's where I would stay with a group that big. And Breakers is closer to the Soak City (or Magnum) entrance, too - even from the east end of the hotel.

We stayed at Lighthouse Point once, and it's a good place, but I'll take the Breakers anyday. We never hang out in the room when we're there, and the last thing I'd do is cook on a grill. I'd much rather have a couple of restauraunts within walking distance, even if they are a bit over priced.


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:34 AM
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Chaindog said:
Actually, Breakers is closer by far to the resort entrance. That's the entrance by Wicked Twister, and if you have 6 people you'd probably end up in a suite down at that end of the hotel.

I didn't realize that was considered the resort entrance. I meant the Magnum entrance. That section of the hotel is terrible though, if I stay at Breakers I try and stay in the tower.

Jeff said:
But ask yourself... what difference does it really make considering the size of the park itself?

This was my point to my friend exactly.

I am booking the Lighthouse Point cabin, I think the deck will be nice.


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:44 AM
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It's a great place to hang out after the park closes. It's also nice to have that as the first thing you see in the morning.


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:19 PM
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Yeah, that's what I figure. We can unwind or wind up on the deck. I reserved a lake view cabin for the weekend of October 16. Hoping for some decent weather!


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 6:35 PM

Plus if you have a loud neighbor, there is more than just a wall separating the rooms. I like having some chicken or steak marinating while i am in the park, then fire up the grill and some adult beverages in the evening.


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:10 PM

It is easier to get your cooler to your cabin then to your room at breakers. If you are in the older section lugging a cooler upstairs is a pain...


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Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:50 PM

Chaindog said:
Actually, Breakers is closer by far to the resort entrance. That's the entrance by Wicked Twister,

That's actually the beach entrance. It's rarely used but a good choice if you want to get to the front of the park from the resorts. The resort entrance is the one by Magnum, which is REALLY close to Breakers, marginally close to Sandcastle, and a bit of a walk from the Lighthouse Point.

I've stayed at LHP once. We chose to stay at one of the waterfront units so we were even pretty far from Mean Streak. The shuttles are convenient, though -- and you can go to the Marina and Front entrance that aren't accessible by foot (then again, you can also take the same shuttle from just outside the Breakers lobby). It's a cool vibe, especially if you want to save some money by at least making your own breakfast, but I'm a Hotel Breakers guy. It's close. There are a few dining options (there is a restaurant in the LHP area -- though it was a ghost town when we were there, I'm guessing LHP folks like to cook on their own).

In the end, you can't go wrong either way. One is cool. One is close. Both are right there.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:37 AM

You're right, Paris! I've been calling them the wrong thing for years. I should actually look at the map more often. I stand corrected.

There is another option to walking from your cabin, though. You could just hop in the car and drive up to the gate. That's what I did the one (and only) time we stayed at Sand Castle.


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Monday, September 14, 2009 12:35 AM
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Pagoda Gift Shop said:


I still find it funny how if you move the map around in the back of the park White Water Landing morphs into Maverick.

Wow! Haha that's pretty cool actually!


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Monday, September 14, 2009 10:20 AM
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Paris said:

That's actually the beach entrance. It's rarely used but a good choice if you want to get to the front of the park from the resorts.

That is the beach entrance, but it is not rarely used. It is open everyday the park is open and is your best gate to get into the park if staying at Breakers East. It is also the best gate to use if you are staying anywhere on site other than the Marina and want to go to Millennium Force or Raptor for morning ride time.


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Monday, September 14, 2009 11:06 AM
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I never thought about that. The line sometimes to get into the resort entrance in the am is ridiculously long.


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Monday, September 14, 2009 11:31 AM
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I'm a big fan of Lighthouse Point. We've been staying there for Halloweekends for the past several years, and I'll never do a hotel room again. The cabins are great for groups and having a kitchenette and grill are a definite plus.

The *only* thing I ding the cabins on is the shower - pretty damn small and not a lot of hot water.


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