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Sandusky Ohio Hotels & Motels

Find the perfect hotel in Sandusky using our hotel guide provided below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Sandusky, OH for your upcoming personal or group trip. We provide the best Sandusky, Ohio hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Sandusky area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Sandusky hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Sandusky Group Hotel Rates

The Sandusky center is about the area of Miami Park and the area of Sandusky Amtrak Station.

Welcome to Sandusky, OH, known for its fun-filled entertainment and its 17 thrilling and fast-moving rollercoasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park and for its multiple indoor and outdoor water parks, such as Monsoon Lagoon. No matter when you plan to visit, these major attractions, along with a wealth of other vacation-related activities, promise excitement for all ages. More from this guide...

Sandusky Hotels & Accommodations

Kalahari Resort 7000 Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • High end Lake property
  • 254 suites in hotel
Rodeway Inn North : 1021 Cleveland Rd. 1021 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870-0353
  • Economical property
  • 2 floors in property
Sandusky Inn & Suites 1530 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • If you're planning a trip to the Sandusky area for business or for pleasure, the Days Inn Sandusky, OH offers comfortable and convenient accommodations during your travels. Sandusky is loaded with sites and attractions, and this hotel is located near some of the key points of interest, including Kelley's Island, the Sandusky Mall, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Kalahari Water Park. For your dining pleasure, there are several restaurants nearby to cater to every palette The hotel itself features all of the comforts of home, including well-appointed guest rooms and suites, a heated swimming pool and a complimentary continental breakfast. To stay up on business, the hotel also offers business services and Internet connections.
  • 2 star Resort property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Most guests said the view was so-so
  • TV needs to be updated
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Baymont Inn & Suites - Sandusky 1711 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 2 star Resort property
  • 63 rooms in hotel
Howard Johnson Sandusky South : 2809 Milan Rd. 2809 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
Howard Johnson Inn Sandusky Park N. Entrance - Sandusky 1932 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Economical property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Econo Lodge North in Sandusky
1904 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low Cost Resort property
  • 114 rooms in property
Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park in Sandusky 1935 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low Cost Resort hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Rodeway Inn South
2905 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low-priced Lake property
  • 112 rooms in property
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky in Sandusky 1515 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Midscale property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
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Budget Host Inn in Sandusky 2027 Cleveland Rd. West, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 2-star Lake hotel
  • 51 rooms in property
  • Could use a good cleaning
  • Dirty sheets
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites South 3309 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 4 suites
La Quinta Inn Sandusky 3304 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 12 suites in hotel
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Most guests complained about the elevator
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Value Inn Motel Sandusky - Sandusky 2236 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low priced property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Cedar Points Hotel Breakers 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Mid-scale property
  • 196 suites in property
Knights Inn Sandusky Oh in Sandusky 2405 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • 64 rooms in property
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky Oh - Sandusky 4600 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Have an experience like no other at the Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, OH. This interactive hotel is more than just a place to rest your head at night; a full-sized indoor water park, interactive games, and themed suites round out some of the featured attractions that this action-packed hotel has to offer. Treat the kids and your inner child to treats at one of the on-site restaurants, including sweet confections and made-to-order meals. Choose to stay in a standard family-sized suite or in one of the themed suites, such as the Wolf Den. If you find that you want to venture off of the property, the hotel is located within close proximity to some of the Sandusky's top attractions, including Cedar Point Amusement Park, Lake Erie, and the Merry Go-Round Museum.
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 271 rooms
  • Great location
  • Rooms in need of an update
Sleep Inn : 5509 Milan Rd. 5509 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Two-star Highway property
  • 68 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Internet is poor
  • TV needs to be updated
Maui Sands Resort
5513 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • 97 suites in property
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Elevator in need of updating
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Erie Sandusky 5608 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low Cost hotel
  • 100 sleeping rooms in hotel
Travelodge Sandusky in Sandusky 5906 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 2-star property
Comfort Inn Sandusky - Sandusky 5909 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • The Comfort Inn Sandusky is located within close proximity to all of the major sites and attractions of the Sandusky area, making it an ideal place to call home during your visit. When you're seeking thrills and adventures, visit the Cedar Point Amusement Park or the Sandusky Speedway. Explore the natural wonders of the Seneca Caverns. All are easily accessible when you choose the Comfort Inn Sandusky as your home base. Start your day off with a complimentary hot breakfast. After a day of visiting the attractions, enjoy unwinding in the indoor atrium-style swimming pool, the outdoor swimming pool or in the hot tub. The hotel also features a game room to keep the kids entertained, and they serve cocktails in the lounge for the adults. If you're traveling to the area for business, meeting rooms and business services are also available.
  • Two star Resort property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel & Suites : 6011 Milan Rd. 6011 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • If you're looking for comfort, convenience, and affordable prices while visiting the Sandusky area, book a room at the Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel and Suites. This hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and suites that feature every comfort and convenience, a state-of-the-art exercise facility, a refreshing hot tub, and a game room. If your trip includes business, there are meeting rooms and business services available to accommodate your needs. You'll also be able to kick-start your day with the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast. The Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel and Suites serves as an ideal base point to some of the top attractions of Sandusky, including Cedar Point Amusement Park, the Lake Erie Islands, the Willow Point Wildlife Area, and Thunderbird Hills Golf.
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
Super 8 Sandusky North : 5410 Milan Rd. 5410 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low priced property
  • Check-in time: 12:00 PM
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sandusky in Sandusky 6220 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 3 star property
  • 2 floors in hotel
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Seasonality of Sandusky, Ohio

To enjoy the outdoors and all the city has to offer, from theme parks to water parks and outings in and around Lake Erie, the best time to visit depends on what you have planned for your vacation itinerary. The fall season is an ideal time for a Sandusky vacation when cooler temperatures prevail, there are plenty of upcoming Halloween festivities, colorful fall foliage is on display, and reasonable hotel rates are the norm.

During the summer, temperatures are on the rise along with the humidity. but lying on the beach or going fishing on Lake Erie can't be beat for fun in the sun. The downside is that the theme parks are crowded, lines are endless, and prices are higher than in the fall. Winter can bring temperatures in the 20-degree range, and there is the chance for snow, but prices are lower and the crowds are minimal.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Sandusky, OH:

seasonality of hotel rates in Sandusky

Sandusky by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Sandusky, OH. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective seasons to book in Sandusky for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Sandusky, Ohio

4 Star Average Prices: $167.60

Maui Sands Resort features 275 guest rooms and suites decorated in a contemporary design highlighted with soft tropical colors, modern accessories, and amenities such as microwave, coffeemaker, flat-screen TV, and king or double beds. Each room is designed to create a relaxed atmosphere. Palates are guaranteed to be pleased at the Lava Lounge and Volcano Grill. Entertainment is right outside your door with something for all ages. At the Tiki Fun area, play the latest video games, try air hockey, or take a shot at pool. The indoor water park is a wonderland of fun and excitement with pools, slides, and river rides.

Take a walk on the wild side at Kalahari Resort. With the name Kalahari, you know to expect an exciting experience. The adventure begins in well-appointed guest rooms or suites authentically decorated with a traditional African theme. Everything needed is at your fingertips, from the microwave and refrigerator to the in-room safe and free Internet. Make a splash at the water parks and the Outdoor Adventure Park while enjoying rides and slides. There's also the Kalahari Spa and Salon for rejuvenating treatments, as well as a variety of dining options from full-course meals and waterside dining to casual cafes serving pizza and tacos.

Affordable Hotels in Sandusky, Ohio

3 Star Average Prices: $119.45

La Quinta Inn Sandusky provides comfort and convenience along with easy access to nearby attractions such as Nickel Plate Beach, situated on scenic Lake Erie. Guests enjoy all the benefits of home with modern king and queen rooms or suites. A few of the features available include a microwave, mini-fridge, and gas fireplace. Lie back on soft pillowtop bedding and watch premium HD TV programing or connect with complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites have the added benefit of spacious separate living areas with either a sofa bed or whirlpool tub. Add to the amenities the relaxation of a heated pool and a complimentary breakfast.

Comfort Inn Sandusky is newly renovated, making an already quality hotel even better. The non-smoking rooms are cozy and nicely decorated and furnished for the ultimate in comfort. Rooms feature a microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker to take care of snack time, day or night. Watch your favorite TV programs, catch up at the well-lit work area, or head to the lounge or the poolside bar for a special beverage. Start each morning with a free hot breakfast and coffee, and then make your way to the sauna or heated indoor pool for a little relaxation time. Guest laundry is also available.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Sandusky

2 Star Average Prices: $102.49

2 Star Hotel Prices in Sandusky

Sandusky: Real Discounts

Great Wolf Lodge has one of the best group discounts going. With a group friendly rating of 10.0/10 and an impressive average group discount of 30.5 percent, guests get their money's worth when planning an event. Your total comfort is the focus. Each suite's décor creates a relaxing atmosphere. The suite features a pull-out sofa, TV, free Wi-Fi, microwave, mini-fridge, and coffeemaker. While guests are only nine minutes from Cedar Point, Great Wolf Lodge offers its own entertainment with an indoor water park with slides and rides and a constant 84-degree temperature. A fitness center, multiple dining options, children's spa, restaurant, and café round out the amenities.

Rodeway Inn Cedar Point North offers AAA rate for a king suite or the two-person guest room with whirlpool. AARP members also enjoy a senior rate for a guest room or one-room suite. A stay at Rodeway Inn means comfort and convenience with modern décor, TV, in-room safe, coffee maker, and complimentary breakfast. Guests can relax at the indoor heated pool, connect with free Wi-Fi, and savor a cup of free coffee before heading out for business or to take advantage of the hotel's convenient location to nearby attractions.

Best Value Options in Sandusky, Ohio

If Cedar Point is the main focus of your vacation, Econo Lodge North is the perfect place for quick access. The hotel is only a 4-minute drive to the park where fun, thrills, and excitement are the focus on the many rides and roller coasters. Start each morning with the complimentary continental breakfast, free coffee, and a dip in the pool before heading out to enjoy area attractions. After a day of exploring Sandusky's many places to go and things to do, return to a clean and comfortable room with amenities that include cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and pay-per-view movies.

Budget Host Inn lives up to its name offering quality comfort at reasonable prices. The inn is also approved by AAA for additional savings. Guests can expect excellent service and comfortable rooms with amenities that include an in-room safe, Jacuzzi, and cable TV with HBO. A seasonal pool will keep you refreshed, a complimentary breakfast will keep your energy levels up, and the wireless Internet will keep you connected. For guest convenience, a coin laundry is available. Budget Host Inn is also pet-friendly, so bring along your four-footed friend. Nearby, guests have access to restaurants, shopping malls, golf, and area amusement parks.

Things to Do in Sandusky, Ohio

When planning a vacation itinerary for Sandusky, there's no limit to the fun and excitement, with plenty of opportunities to please children and adults. With a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, each day can be an adventure.

The city's reputation for theme parks is well-known, with attractions such as Cedar Point, Soak City, Castaway Bay Water Park, Monsoon Lagoon, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, and the water parks at Kalahari Resort and Maui Sands.

Nearby, wildlife abounds at the African Safari Wildlife Park and Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area, or if you prefer hiking or sunbathing along the shores of Lake Erie, grab some sunblock and head to East Harbor State Park.

Museums are always a favorite, with displays and exhibits of a city's past and present, and Sandusky is no exception. The Merry-Go-Round Museum is a popular destination for a look at one of American's favorite pastimes. The Sandusky Maritime Museum, Follett House Museum, and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park offer additional excursions into Sandusky's history.

Lake Erie is beautiful and a favorite spot for vacationers. You have your choice of activities, whether you choose to experience the ultimate in relaxation lying on the beach along the banks of the lake or casting a line from a charter boat. There are ample opportunities for scheduling a fishing charter excursion, renting a boat for a leisurely ride, taking a sunset dinner cruise, or exploring the depths of the lake while snorkeling or scuba diving,

For additional outings, there's pedal-to-the-metal racing at Sandusky Racetrack, up-close observation of wildlife at Lagoon Deer Park, sailing on Lake Erie, and wine tasting at Firelands Winery. If you want to take to the sky for a bird's eye view of the lake and the surrounding area, schedule a parasailing adventure and be a part of nature.

If you're interested in the science and the stars, the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center is just an hour's drive away in Cleveland. Take the tour offered once a month from April to October and learn about Ohio astronauts, space technology, the International Space Station, current launches, and much more.

Now that you can see what Sandusky has to offer, what are you waiting for? The city has a nice choice of affordable hotels offering quality in comfort, convenience, and guest satisfaction throughout every season. Whether you're driving to Sandusky or flying in to Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland just an hour away, Sandusky's convenient location provides travelers with quick and easy access to nearby attractions.

With its diverse seasonal climate, water parks galore, roller coasters that puts the "scream" back in high-speed excitement, wildlife to see, a lighthouse to explore, museums and their contents to ponder, and Lake Erie for beach activities and water sports, Sandusky has everything necessary for a vacation where memories are made that will last a lifetime.

Government Per Diem Rates in Sandusky, OH Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Sandusky, OH excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Erie

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
October 1, 2018May 31, 2019$102.00$56.00
June 1, 2019August 31, 2019$120.00$56.00
September 1, 2019September 30, 2019$102.00$56.00

Recent traveler reviews of Sandusky, OH

Below are reviews of the city of Sandusky, OH from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Sports Tournament"
Score 5.0 / 5

We were there for a softball tournament and therefore, we did not spend much time in Sandusky. However, it would be great to return and better explore the city.

Mark P., from 03-Aug-2015
"Great Group Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyed going to the Cedar Point Amusement Park. The boys loved it.

Steve O., from 18-May-2015
"Nice City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sandusky is a nice city with plenty of activities and forms of entertainment.

Mary M., from 09-Nov-2014
"Cedar Point Amusement Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

Shopping Mall and park and Cedar Point Amusement Park.

Barbara L., from 16-Jun-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Sandusky, OH shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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