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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/Motels & Accommodations

Kalahari Resort in Sandusky
7000 Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • High end Lake hotel
  • 254 suites in property
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Rodeway Inn North in Sandusky
1021 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 2 star hotel
  • 65 rooms in property
Magnuson Hotel East Sandusky
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.
  • Economy Resort property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Most guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette
  • Train track nearby
Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky
1711 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Inexpensive Resort property
  • 63 sleeping rooms in hotel
Howard Johnson Sandusky South
2809 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • 2 floors in property
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Super 8 by Wyndham Sandusky
1904 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Economical Resort hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Cedar Cove in Sandusky
1932 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Cheap property
Wolf Inn Hotel
2905 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low Cost Lake hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort - Sandusky
2001 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Could use a good cleaning
  • Affordable parking
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel - Sandusky
1515 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 3-star Lake property
  • Free breakfast
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Budget Host Inn : 2027 Cleveland Rd. West
2027 Cleveland Rd. West, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Economy Lake property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • AC needs updating
  • More comfort would be nice
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandusky near Cedar Point in Sandusky
3304 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Gym is available on property
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites South in Sandusky
3309 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
Value Inn Motel Sandusky : 2236 Cleveland Rd.
2236 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Cheap hotel
  • 23 rooms in hotel
Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers in Sandusky
1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 3-star property
  • Hotel has 196 suites
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Knights Inn Sandusky
2405 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Hotel has 64 rooms
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky OH in 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.
  • Three Star Resort property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
Cedar Point's Express Hotel
1201 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Low Cost Resort property
  • Hotel has 350 rooms
  • About half of guests thought the service was professional
  • There was no mini fridge
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Rodeway Inn
5410 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Sleep Inn Sandusky : 5509 Milan Rd.
5509 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Stylish Hotel
  • About half of guests said the bathroom was dirty
Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky
5513 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Could use a good cleaning
Days Inn by Wyndham Sandusky / Cedar Point : 5608 Milan Rd.
5608 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Cheap hotel
  • 2 floors in property
South Beach Resort Hotel : 8620 East Bayshore Rd.
8620 East Bayshore Rd., Marblehead, OH 43440 ~4.72 miles northwest of Sandusky
  • Three Star property
  • 20 rooms in property
Travelodge Sandusky
5906 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Cheap hotel
Comfort Inn Sandusky : 5909 Milan Rd.
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.
  • Cheap Resort property
  • 205 rooms in hotel
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Sandusky Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Sandusky, OH discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Sandusky hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $145.32

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.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Sandusky

Affordable Hotels in Sandusky, Ohio

3 Star Average Prices: $126.07

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: $112.41

2 Star Hotel Prices in Sandusky

Best Discounts in Sandusky, Ohio

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.

FAQs about hotels in Sandusky

What are the most favored hotels in Sandusky?

Howard Johnson Sandusky South, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel and Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Sandusky?

Kalahari Resort, Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Sandusky city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Sandusky?

Kalahari Resort, Rodeway Inn North, and Magnuson Hotel East Sandusky are the properties closest to Sandusky city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Sandusky cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Sandusky can be as cheap as $112.41 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Sandusky cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Sandusky has been $126.07 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Sandusky cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Sandusky has been $145.32 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Sandusky?

Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point's Express Hotel and Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Sandusky?

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Port Clinton Waterfront and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sandusky are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Sandusky?

Sleep Inn Sandusky, Comfort Inn Sandusky and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites South are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Sandusky?

Best Western Plus Sandusky Hotel & Suites and Best Western Port Clinton are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Sandusky?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Port Clinton-Catawba Island, an are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Sandusky, OH?

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, 2021February 28, 2022$101.00$64.00
March 1, 2022August 31, 2022$119.00$64.00
September 1, 2022September 30, 2022$101.00$64.00

Recent traveler reviews of Sandusky, OH

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

Score 5.0 / 5

The only place we visited was the Sandusky Yacht Club. Our family wedding there was fantastic!

Charlotte C., from 11-Nov-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

Tracey N., from 08-Oct-2019
"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 4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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