Hotels Near Cedar Point Ohio | Compare amenities and location (2022)

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Cedar Point is known as ‘the roller coaster capital of the world’ because it offers over fifteen world-class, record-breaking coasters! Don’t love roller coasters? Don’t worry, there is so much more to do from kiddie rides to a large outdoor water park, Broadway style shows, live music, an arcade, fair style games, interactive adventures, train ride through the frontier, haunted attractions at Halloween, food fairs, food truck vendors, indoor dining options and much more. It provides family fun for all ages and interests! Read below for our reviews on hotels near Cedar Point Ohio.

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Cedar Point is located on a peninsula on the Great Lakes, Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio, see the above picture. This means there are only two main roadways to get to the park, the Cedar Point causeway (or Cedar Point Drive) and the Chaussee (the historic 1920’s entrance). The causeway is the preferred access road since the Chaussee is a narrow street with a lot of residential homes and the street can get rough due to the harsh Lake Erie winters. With only two access ways, you can imagine, this leads to traffic backups around peak times. If you stay at hotels off the peninsula, we suggest getting there 1-hour before the park opens or at off-peak hours throughout the day

In 2021, Cedar Point announced that they will be expanding the causeway to allow for better traffic flow and a dedicated pedestrian pathway! Currently however, the closet hotel would be about a 2-mile walk. If you like walking, this will be no issue on the way there but after walking around the park all day, it will be a long walk back to your hotel. Maybe they will offer the bicycle rickshaw rides like they do on the beach!

BEST Hotels Near Cedar Point Ohio

Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point

Hotel Breakers is a beach front resort, located right on the Cedar Point peninsula and features over 650 rooms and suites. It opened in 1905 as a massive beach front resort and is a nationally registered, historic landmark. Over the years, they have renovated and added new wings with the most recent addition in 2018.

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Hotel Breakers resort style features include:

  • TGI Friday’s
  • Perkins
  • Japanese sushi restaurant and hibachi grill
  • Surf Lounge bar
  • Outdoor beach bar and patio
  • Starbucks
  • Two outdoor pools
  • One indoor pool
  • Outdoor water playground
  • Well-manicured beach
  • Outdoor fire pits
  • Live beach entertainment and beach parties
  • Parasailing
  • Jet Ski Rental
  • Paddleboard rentals

By staying at Hotel Breakers, you will be just a few steps away from both parks, Cedar Point and Cedar Point shores! Additionally, there is a shuttle bus available to take you to other points of interest on the Cedar Point peninsula, including Bay Point restaurant at Cedar Point Marina (wait Cedar Point has a marina!?), Jet Express at Cedar Point Marina, Light House Point campgrounds (where the is another pool) and the front gate (don’t miss that photo opportunity under Gate Keeper)!

  • Location: Steps from Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores and Cedar Point beach
  • Room types: Standard rooms, standard suites, premium suites, connecting room
  • Accommodations: up to 8 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Cancellation policy: Reservation can be cancelled up to 72-hours or 1-day before arrival for a $50 fee; otherwise, 1-night’s stay, including tax will be incurred. In most cases, a reservation dates can be changed without penalty.
  • View: Waterfront views of Lake Erie
  • Balcony: Private balcony (screened in)
  • Pool: 1 indoor and 2 outdoor
  • Jacuzzi: Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Parking: Free parking for hotel and park
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Rooms include microwave and dorm sized refrigerator
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Rooms non-smoking, designated smoking areas
  • Additional Benefits: Early entry to parks, resort experience
  • Shoop star rating: 5 out of 5

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Hotel Kilbourne

This is a boutique hotel located right in the heart of downtown Sandusky, on the beautiful historic waterfront. It is a 9-min drive from Cedar Point but is steps away from many wonderful restaurants, concerts at the waterfront park, shopping, and live entertainment. It is also right next to the Jackson Street Pier by the Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay ferries. We highly recommend you check out OH Taco located right below during your stay. Minimum check-in age is 21-years old.

  • Location: 3.7 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: Suites, Loft, Luxury King, Luxury Double King
  • Accommodations: up to 4 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Cancellation policy: Reservation must be cancelled 3-days before arrival to avoid a fee equal to one night plus tax
  • View: Waterfront or city
  • Balcony: Shared outdoor terrace, roof top bar, penthouse private porch
  • Pool: No
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Mini-fridge, Nespresso machines
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Smoke free facility
  • Additional Benefits: Luxury bedding, White Dove mattress, Molton Brown soaps and body wash
  • Shoop star rating: 5 out of 5

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CLOSET Hotels Near Cedar Point Ohio

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky

This hotel is located at the start of the Cedar Point causeway, only 2.4 miles away from Cedar Point. Right next door to this hotel is the Thirsty Pony, which is one of our favorite places to eat and take people when in the area. One of our favorite features of this hotel is the free breakfast buffet. They have a variety of choices to suite everyone and it is FREE! Our son always looks forward to pancakes from the pancake maker. Minimum check-in age is 21-years old.

  • Location: 2.5 miles from Cedar Point; closet non-Cedar Fair hotel
  • Room Types: King, Queen, Double, Deluxe Twin, Suite, Executive Suite and connecting rooms
  • Accommodations: up to 6 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM (late check-in available)
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM (late check-out available)
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 11:59 PM the day before arrival; otherwise, a charge of 1-night’s stay will be incurred
  • View: Waterfront views of Sandusky Bay
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi: Select rooms
  • Parking: Free hotel parking
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Micro-wave and mini fridge
  • Pet Policy: Service animals only
  • Smoking: Smoke free facility
  • Additional Benefits: Free buffet breakfast, crib available
  • Shoop star rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Cedar Points Express Hotel

This hotel is located on the Cedar Point causeway, only 1.9 miles away from Cedar Point, the hotel closet to Cedar Point in Sandusky. The Express hotel is another Cedar Point owned hotel. A benefit to staying at a Cedar Point hotel is that they do offer special ticket packages when you book a room, which equals savings!

This hotel has a resort like courtyard, complete with pool, kiddie splash pad, lounge chairs, benches, and tables with umbrellas. You can come back to the hotel in the evening and relax poolside. The rooms are clean, and the staff is friendly. They also offer a late check-in time, therefore, if you want to go to the park first until close, then check-in after, it is not a problem. The hotel includes a gift shop with Cedar Point merch, so if you left the park and forgot a souvenir, they have you covered. Even though this is a Cedar Point property, the shuttle service does not drop pick-up or drop-off at this hotel. This is a great value for a couple.

  • Location: 1.9 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: 2 Queen Beds, Combination Suite
  • Accommodations: up to 8 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Cancellation policy: Reservation can be cancelled up to 72-hours or 1-day before arrival for a $50 fee; otherwise, 1-night’s stay, including tax will be incurred. In most cases, a reservation dates can be changed without penalty.
  • View: None
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: Outdoor
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Microwave, dorm size refrigerator
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Smoke free facility
  • Additional Benefits: Closet hotel to Cedar Point, late check-in, courtyard
  • Shoop star rating: 4 out of 5

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Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay

This hotel is attached to the Castaway Bay indoor waterpark. The hotel and waterpark have been closed since 2020 when COVID shut down everything. This allowed the opportunity to remodel the exterior rooms, lobby, common spaces and more. It plans to reopen Spring of 2022. Given it is a Cedar Point property, you get the same special value packages that allow you to save on your overall trip. The hotel also includes an arcade, Starbucks, and two restaurants, including Quaker Steak & Lube. This is great for families that have younger and older children because while the older kids are at Cedar Point riding rollercoasters, the little ones can be playing at the waterpark, indoors and out of the sun… with the room close for nap time.

  • Location: 2.7 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: Standard Rooms and Suites
  • Accommodations: up to 8 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Cancellation policy: Reservation can be cancelled up to 72-hours or 1-day before arrival for a $50 fee; otherwise, 1-night’s stay, including tax will be incurred. In most cases, a reservation dates can be changed without penalty.
  • View: Waterview of Sandusky Bay
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: 38,000-sqft waterpark
  • Jacuzzi: Yes, as part of the waterpark
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Microwave, dorm size refrigerator
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Smoke free facility
  • Additional Benefits: Attached to Castaway Bay Waterpark and Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant
  • Shoop star rating: 4 out of 5

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CHEAPEST Hotels Near Cedar Point Ohio

Cedar Cove

This budget hotel is in a prime position as it is located right across the street from the main entrance to Cedar Point drive. It features motel style, newly renovated rooms. The hotel is within walking distance of both Castaway Bay and Thirsty Pony. The rooms include vinyl floors and not carpeting, which in my opinion, is a huge benefit. Rooms are air-conditioned with a single room AC. Good for a one-night stay. The minimum age to check-in is 18-years old.

  • Location: 2.2 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: 1 Double, 2 Doubles, 1 King, 1 Queen Hot Tub, 2 Doubles w/Couch, 3 Double, Connecting rooms
  • Accommodations: up to 6 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00PM
  • Cancellation policy: Reservations can be canceled up to 48-hours prior to arrival; otherwise, the full first night’s charge will be incurred
  • View: Waterview--South end of Sandusky Bay
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: Outdoor
  • Jacuzzi: Hot tub in Queen rooms
  • Parking: Free private parking
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Microwave
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Non-Smoking
  • Additional Benefits: Free continental breakfast
  • Shoop star rating: 4 out of 5

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Baymont by Wyndham Sandusky

This hotel is located near the causeway, Cedar Point Drive. It has mobile check-in which is convenient as it allows you spend that time in the park. The hotel is part of the Baymont by Wyndham chain, so if you have stayed at this brand before, you can know what to expect. There is a fitness center and free breakfast with hot items to choose from.

  • Location: 2.4 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: 2 Double Beds, 1 King, Connecting rooms
  • Accommodations: up to 4 guests
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Cancellation policy: Cancel 24-hours prior to arrival by 6pm to avoid 1-night charge plus tax
  • View: No view
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: No
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Microwave
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Additional Benefits: Free coffee and continental breakfast with hot items
  • Shoop star rating: 3 out of 5

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Comfort Inn Sandusky

This hotel is located about 10-minutes from Cedar Point on Milan Road. Milan Road is one of the main stripes through Sandusky for shopping and dining. It features a grab and go breakfast, which is perfect to expedite getting out the door and over to Cedar Point in the morning! Minimum check-in age is 21-years old.

  • Location: 7.9 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: Deluxe Room (2 double beds), Standard Double, Standard King, Family Room (2 double beds)
  • Accommodations: up to 6 guests
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM (late check-out available)
  • Cancellation policy: No cancellations, changes, or refunds
  • View: Spa bath in select
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: Heated indoor, seasonal outdoor, hot tub, sauna
  • Jacuzzi: Select rooms offer 2-person hot tub
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Additional Benefits: Free breakfast, free coffee
  • Shoop star rating: 3.5 out of 5

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South Shore Inn

This hotel provides the essentials for a stay. The staff is friendly, service is topnotch, and the rooms are clean, which I truly appreciate! It offers standard rooms as well as a suite option. The free continental breakfast included wholesome choices, such as, pastries, bagels, yogurt, waffles, hardboiled eggs, fresh fruit, and a pancake machine. It is conveniently located along Cleveland Road on the North side of the road, so you can make right turn to Cedar Point and can be there in about 5-minutes (in normal traffic).

  • Location: 2.4 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: Deluxe Queen (2 queen beds), Deluxe King Room, Two-Room Suite (2 full beds, 1 sofa bed), King Jacuzzi Room – Honeymoon Suite, Connecting rooms
  • Accommodations: up to 6 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Cancellation policy: Reservations can be cancelled free of charge 48-hours before arrival; otherwise, a charge for the first night will be incurred
  • View: Garden view, pool view
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: Outdoor pool with water slide and hot tub
  • Jacuzzi: Yes, in King Jacuzzi Room
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Microwave, mini-fridge upon request; suite includes a private kitchenette
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Additional Benefits: Free continental breakfast, complimentary bottles of mineral water provided on arrival; hair dryer
  • Shoop star rating: 4 out of 5

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Tru by Hilton Sandusky

This is a brand-new hotel opening August 2022. The room décor is modern and bright. It is a little bit further from Cedar Point in miles but still only a 12-15-minute drive based on its location. It offers an on-site market, which is open any time of the day or night for snacks, beverages and single-serve wine and beer. The patio with patio seating, firepits and games is truly unique for this area. Minimum age to check-in is 21-years old.

  • Location: 7.7 miles from Cedar Point
  • Room Types: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, Connecting rooms
  • Accommodations: up to 4 guests
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM (late check-in available for free)
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM (late check-out available for free)
  • Cancellation policy: Reservation can be canceled for free before 11:59 PM local hotel time 1-day before arrival
  • View: No
  • Balcony: No
  • Pool: Indoor
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Parking: Free
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Kitchen: Mini-fridge
  • Pet Policy: No pets
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Additional Benefits: Firepits on the patio, free buffet or American breakfast
  • Shoop star rating: 4 out of 5

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Frequent questions on hotels near Cedar Point?

Should I stay at a hotel on the Cedar Point property or off-site?

This is first the big question to answer. We will discuss benefits of each hotel, but in general which is the better option? Well, that depends on you! Top trade-offs typically focus on convenience, proximity, and cost but there are some additional things to consider. Certainly, staying on-site will cost more but you have better (and earlier) access to the park and a resort experience. Staying off-site will cost less but you will have to navigate the traffic issues and pay for parking. Off-site you have convenient access to many, many restaurants, as well as the other fun things to do in the Sandusky area, including but not limited to, downtown Sandusky, numerous indoor water parks, African Safari Wildlife Park, go-karts, mini-golf, Merry Go Round Museum, Sandusky really has a lot to offer! Check out Lake Erie Shores and Islands website for more fun things to do in this area.

Read on to learn about the top options for hotels near Cedar Point Ohio and our pick for the best hotel near Cedar Point!

Hotels near Cedar Point Ohio owned by Cedar Fair

Cedar Fair, the parent company of Cedar Point, owns one hotel on the peninsula, Hotel Breakers. It also owns a few others close by including two newly remodeled hotels opening for the 2022 season! It used to have another hotel on the peninsula but closed Sandcastle Suites Hotel in 2017 to make room for more RV accommodations. They also rent cute little, private cottages both along the water’s edge and inland. If you do not want to stay at the park, there are also many, non-Cedar Fair owned hotels in the Sandusky area close to Cedar Point.

What are the best hotels near Cedar Point Ohio?

Our personal favorite hotel on Cedar Point property is Hotel Breakers. We love the history and architecture of building; we love being right on the beach and steps away from the park and love the resort experience. Being able to take a short break, walk back to your air-conditioned room and relax for a few minutes can really change the experience of the park. Additionally, the entertainment and activities that they have on the beach at night cannot be missed. Throughout Summer, they have various events including a glow party, live DJ, silent disco for the kids, 4th of July fireworks, snacks, and specialty drinks right on the beach.

Since Cedar Point is on Lake Erie, storms can roll in quickly. One time, we were in the park and received a weather alert on our phone, so we headed back to our hotel. Along the way, we discovered the indoor pool and decided to hang out there while we waited the storm out. As we were relaxing pool side, we watched as the storm approach, and everyone on the beach scramble like ants in the rain to find shelter. The rain cleared and we headed back into the park, completely drive and well rested.

You will pay more for staying on the Cedar Point property and we cannot do it every time, but when we are planning our vacation, we try to plan for the extra money to account for this because we believe it is worth the additional expense.

Are there any pet friendly hotels near Cedar Point Ohio?

If you are looking for hotels near Cedar Point Ohio to bring your faithful companion, consider the Motel 6 in Huron. It is conveniently located on Rye Beach Road right off the Route 2 and just a 12-minute drive to Cedar Point. The Motel 6 brand is well known for being pet friendly at no extra charge, that’s right, for FREE! Also, remember to check out the Pet Chek that Cedar Point offers when at the park all day.

One of our personal, top considerations for selecting a hotel includes accommodations for our dog Pixel. She is part of the family, and not only does she love to travel but we love to travel with her! If you find and select a pet-friendly hotel which allows dogs, none will let you leave your dog unattended. Cedar Point offers Pet Chek! For a fee, they will provide your dog with space and plenty of fresh water for the day. Please note, you are responsible for feeding and taking your dog out. It is located within walking distance to the park from the marina entrance. I suggest getting there early, they do not take reservations but are first come, first serve, and have limited, larger spaces available. We have used this service on one occasion and had a wonderful experience. See more information in their FAQs.

Are there hotels Near CEDAR POINT Ohio with shuttle to the park?

Aside from the shuttle that runs from Breakers around the Cedar Point peninsula, there is not a shuttle that runs from any hotel to Cedar Point. The Cedar Point shuttle currently does not even go to the Cedar Points Express hotel, Castaway Bay, or Sawmill Creek, the other Cedar Point owned properties. I have found no other hotel in the area that offers this either. I think logistically, due to traffic backups, it would not be feasible. There are times when the causeway can back up for 2-hours. The only thing I have found is a local taxi service that will make a drop-off and pick-up at the Cedar Point front gate.

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