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"This hotel has always been our go to spot when we visit Cedar Point. We never have an issue. It's always clean and staff is always friendly. It's ni ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 18 Jun 2021

Hotel Description

Hotel near Cedar Point in Sandusky

In Sandusky

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Sandusky hotel, you'll find Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. Pipe Creek Wildlife Area and Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 76 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$134* Per night/room Aug 22 - Aug 23

Family Suite, Refrigerator & Microwave, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

South Shore Inn ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for South Shore Inn

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (11)
5 out of 5
This hotel has always been our go to spot when we visit Cedar Point. We never have an issue. It's always clean and staff is always friendly. It's nice they have late pool hours.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 19, 2021 by Management

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay, and we're glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again!

4 out of 5
We have stayed twice, both on the "off" season. The rooms were clean and just fine. There are no elevators (no big deal). Staff is very nice. Breakfast is small, even for a COVID breakfast. Nice size refrigerator and microwave. On both stays, the TV did not work at all or if you closed one of the drawers, the TV wires was loosen and you would loose the connection. I would stay here again, regardless. Location is amazing (close to Cedar Point) and it seems like a great pool for the summer.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021

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4 out of 5
Very clean. For the most part, quiet. Only 1 grip, the bathroom was very small. The pictures we saw of the room we rented made the room and bathroom look bigger than it was. We would stay at this hotel again but would opt for the jacuzzi tub as the bathroom appears a lot larger.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021

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3 out of 5
Pool was nice seemed to have plenty of room. Rooms were very outdated.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 22, 2020 by Manager

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to submit your review. Although we have an older property with a classic open brick look, the interiors of our rooms were just recently renovated with new beds, carpeting, drapery and more. As we are a family owned, independent motel, customer satisfaction is a top priority for us and we are sorry we did not live up to your exceptions, we will work hard to improve for all our future guests.

5 out of 5
Nice hotel for a decent price. Even recommended to a friend and he stayed there the next weekend.

Posted by , from Florence Ky on Aug 1, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 1, 2020 by Manager

Thank you for staying with us at South Shore Inn, the five star review and kind words. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us on your trip to Sandusky. We work hard to provide a pleasant guest experience for everyone and i am so glad you noticed all our hard work, especially during this time. As we are a family owned, independent hotel, customer satisfaction is a top priority for us, we heavily rely on word of mouth and reviews like yours to compete with all the franchised properties around us. I will certainly share this with everyone, from our Front Desk staff to our Housekeepers. Thank you for helping keep us the number 1 independent hotel in the area! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back again soon. The South Shore Inn Family

1 out of 5
Horrible, pools weren't open like i was told the rooms were filthy no ice no vending machines were filled

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 9, 2020 by Manager

I am afraid you may have the wrong hotel, our pool is open, and our vending and ice machines are all in full working order. As for cleanliness we are very highly rated in this area as you can see from our many 5 star reviews.

5 out of 5
Great location to the marina and other attractions, yet very quiet

Posted by , from Avilton on Jun 24, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 1, 2020 by Manager

Thank you for staying with us at South Shore Inn, the five star review and kind words. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were able to utilize all that we have to offer on your trip to Sandusky We work hard to provide a pleasant guest experience for everyone and i am so glad you noticed all our hard work As we are a family owned, independent hotel, customer satisfaction is a top priority for us, we heavily rely on word of mouth and reviews like yours to compete with all the franchised properties around us. I will certainly share this with everyone, from our Front Desk staff to our Housekeepers. Thank you for helping keep us the number 1 independent hotel in the area! ! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back again soon. The South Shore Inn Family

4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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4 out of 5
Stayed here for a Halloweekends trip. Convenient location, close to Cedar Point. Rooms were a little dated and this is a motel-style place where the door to the room opens to the parking lot. Breakfast was decent and bed was comfortable. Service/staff was good, friendly and helpful. A bit noisy outside at night from the people arriving late in the parking lot and the nearby train. Overall good when you just need a place to crash for the night after a day of roller coasters! Will stay again especially in the summer when the pool is open.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 25, 2019 by Manager

Thank you for staying with us at South Shore Inn and taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were able to utilize all that we have to offer on your trip to Cedar Point. We work hard to provide a pleasant guest experience for everyone and i am so glad you noticed all our hard work As we are a family owned, independent hotel, customer satisfaction is a top priority for us, we heavily rely on word of mouth and reviews like yours to compete with all the franchised properties around us. I will certainly share this with everyone, from our Front Desk staff to our Housekeepers. Thank you for helping keep us the number 1 independent hotel in the area! We appreciate your feedback and hope to earn a fifth star when you return. The South Shore Inn Family

4 out of 5
Great value, excellent staff. Hotel is a little older but great value for the money

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 29, 2019 by Front Desk

Thank you for staying with us at South Shore Inn and taking the time to leave a review. Although we have an older property with a classic open brick look, the interiors of our rooms were just recently renovated with new beds, carpeting, drapery and more. As we are a family owned, independent hotel, customer satisfaction is a top priority for us, we heavily rely on word of mouth and reviews like yours to compete with all the franchised properties around us. I will certainly share this with everyone, from our Front Desk staff to our Housekeepers. Thank you for helping keep us the number 1 independent hotel in the area! We appreciate your feedback and hope to earn a fifth star when you return. The South Shore Inn Family

Property Features

South Shore Inn offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, a waterslide, and a spa tub. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free breakfast is served daily. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly South Shore Inn. Free self parking is available. This Sandusky hotel is smoke free.

  • 76 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1992
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) (82.3 km / 51.1 mi)
  • Train station: Sandusky Station (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

South Shore Inn offers 76 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at South Shore Inn

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • South Shore Inn
  • South Shore Inn Sandusky
  • South Shore Sandusky
  • South Shore Inn Sandusky, Ohio
  • South Shore Hotel Sandusky
  • South Shore Inn Hotel
  • South Shore Inn Sandusky
  • South Shore Inn Hotel Sandusky

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 9 AM to midnight.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.