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Cedar Point Resorts!
Cedar Point Resorts!
Breakers Express, or Hotel Breakers,
Sandcastles Suites Hotel,
New for 2001, cottages that will hold 6 adults, cabins that sleep up to 8. you can visit their web at www.cedarpoint.com for more info
Prices are available through their magazine that you can get by ordering info is on their web! All these accomadations are located within easy walking distance to the park.
Cedar Point has a shuttle bus that runs from points in the camping area to all points around the park gates. Very accessible for wheel chairs too.
I highly recommend this place to stay, while visiting Cedar Point!
You have an endless view of lake erie too,if you stay in the Cottages. The sunsets were gorgeous!
Hotel Breakers is the best hotel for the location, but...
Hotel Breakers is a great place to be for the proximity to the parks, the early admission perks, the pools and the beaches, but please do not torture yourself by eating there.
We walked out of TGIFridays after waiting 45 minutes and we had still not even received our appetizers ( the place was not busy at all..), and management's reaction showed they had seen this happen alot!
The remaining restaurants are average at best, most are staffed by international interns who try very hard, but language barriers are very frustrating, and the children's menu is the same throughout the entire resort area, which got very boring for the kids.
The room was very clean, large, and the housekeeping staff quick to bring up additional towels, etc, and the front desk personnel very knowledgable and accomodating.
Great place to stay for location, but drive out of the park to eat, it is worth your time, money, and taste buds!
Definitely paying for location!
We just returned from a 4 night stay at Hotel Breakers. We drove 8 hours from Delaware to get there and were very happy with the location. We parked the car when we arrived and didn't move it until we left! We stayed in the older "main" section of the hotel. Before leaving, I have read some horror stories about the main section. We had a two bedroom suite which worked out well with two teenagers! Although the room was old, everything was clean and functional. Everything was in working order and we had more than enough room for four people. I believe the hotel is pricy due to its location and convience to the parks. The proximity to Cedar Point was great and we had a beautiful view of the lake from our room. I feel the hotel needs to renovate the older section but the prices are comparable with other hotels at waterfront locations. I would stay here again but maybe opt to stay in the newer part.
Not worth the extra money
We stayed in the tower section in a suite overlooking the lake, with a one bedroom king bed and 2 pullout couches in the living room. It was not worth the extra money for the room. I'd go so far as to say this particular room was terribly overpriced. It was clean but rather spartan considering the price. I found the service to be very mediocre. The staff was friendly if asked a question but never offered any information such as where the park entrances were, what time things opened up, where to find information or even the fact that there was coffee available in one rather remote spot in the morning and throughout the day. (Although the first morning there was no cream available and the second morning they were out of cups, but the coffee was good and hot). Like I said they were friendly but I just expected a little more considering the price. It was nice to be on the water for the view but the area for swimming is too small. When the water is only knee deep at best its hardly worth getting in. If I were to stay there again I would look into the Sandcastle Suites or the small cottages between the Sandcastle and the campground which looked interesting, especially the ones right on the water. It is quieter down near those areas, and the lake views are beautiful. The only swimming option though is the pool as there is no beach area there. However it is only a short walk to the Hotel Breakers and the beach there. The common areas are newer at the Sandcastle and just seemed nicer.
a monopoly for sure!
This was our third year to stay at the Breakers. We finally wised up and stayed in the new part. Our room in the East Section was great and the service was wonderful. Please note this property is not a "resort" in the true sense of the word. During our stay the temps. were over 90 degrees. The common areas such as the hallways and the lobby did not appear to be air conditioned. We attended a banquet in the Coral Dining Room and again encountered no air conditioning and plenty of flies. The two very small outdoor swimming pools were overcrowded. Both pools were full of seagull feathers and filth. When we pointed it out to the Lifeguard he had no response and appeared to take no action to remedy the situation.
It really must be mentioned that the rooms in "old section" are a joke. If you were a budget spring breaker in the late 1970's you may have a sense of deja vu if you book an "old section" room. Cedar Point should be ashamed of these rooms-- but year after year people continue to pay and stay. I guess this removes any motivation to renovate-- thus my reference to a monopoly. You cannot beat the location but do not expect a posh resort.
We stayed in a suite which was in the East Wing and it was lovely. You can't beat the location to the coasters and the pools were clean. However, our room was not ready until after 4:00PM and when we checked in we found many items left from previous Guests. We informed management and they did give us a discount on the room. They explained the cleaning staff was in-training. Everyone was helpful and polite at the hotel as well as the Park. We would stay here again as it was great not having to move the car, too.
What a great location for a family to enjoy the lake and the rides! We were booked into the tower, third floor, next to the elevator. Luckily, we had a fairly quiet time thanks (?) to the air conditioning unit right outside our window that provided constant white noise. With this amazing location, it seems ridiculous that the owners haven't attempted to make this place somewhat special. Our room, as advertised on tripadvisor reviews, was plain and outdated, but fairly clean. Service was average, with many foreign employees experiencing difficulty in communicating directions, etc. The beach was great, normal crowded for a perfect summer day, but understaffed such that you could only wade into knee deep water at best.
The Cedar Point park experience was terrific on the thrill index, but with a non-family feel to it, including much R-rated dress, smokers everywhere (we are spoiled in states with strict nonsmoking policies) and groups of teens and 20-somethings dressed in gang-style apparel or with obscene messages on their shirts. Maybe it was a bargain day that attracted this? Very few security or managers around, so line-jumping was prevalent and lines disorganized and inefficient.
So, to cease the complaining, it was as advertised, a high-priced plain room that gets you right in the park. As said, if I came back, I would book again here just for the convenience. Great beach, average service, nothing special. If the Breakers was not offering Cedar Point convenience, who would pay for the experience?
Not worth the money.
We only stayed here for one night...THANKFULLY! When we first walked in, right away we noticed the lobby was extremely warm and we passed more than one person complaning about the lack of AC. When checking in, the guy asked if it was a special occasion because we'd been upgraded to a suite. The excitement didn't last long....a suite meant an extra bed and a sleeper sofa but not nearly enough space for the 6 people it is designed to accomodate. The rooms were OK, but not OK enough for $189/night. We had just stayed in an amazing hotel in DC for just $143/night so we were really unimpressed. Room smelled musty, no hot water in the shower and the water backed up about ankle deep in the tub....pretty bad considering it was a quick shower with no hot water and a drizzle from the shower head. The Friday's restaurant was double the price of any other Friday's. The Italian restaurant was mediocre. BUT, you're paying for the location, it truly is a 2 minute walk into the park and you enter at the back so you don't get the morning rush on the rides near the main entrance. Wouldn't do it again though.
Only place to stay if you love roller coasters!
The best description I can give of this hotel is "location, location and location." No...it isn't worth the extra money unless you are a roller coaster fanatic and want to ride Top Thrill Dragster and Millenium Force once or twice without standing in line for an hour or two. Early entry into the park is what this place is all about. It also provides a welcome respite from the heat of the day, and you cannot discount the importance of being able to walk back to your room when you are too hot and tired to keep going! Three adults and two children stayed on the top concierge floor in a suite from June 27th through the 29th. Our suite was not particularly big (I felt cramped). There was a VERY small kitchenette space (small dorm frig, microwave, sink and some cabinet space. Our bathroom was incredibly small for the number of people we had. There was a screened-in porch facing the lake, but it was tiny too. The concierge floor provided a decent continental breakfast in the morning, snacks in the afternoon (usually only chips and pop) and more variety of snacks (with wine) in the evening. Other than that, there was not much benefit to the concierge floor (except maybe lack of noise!). And our rate was $459 per night!!!! I was amazed that there was no a/c in the main hallway and lobby. We didn't use either of the two pools, but they always appeared crowded. Every morning there would be a USA Today in front of our door. There was a TGIFriday's on the main level, but it almost always had a long wait. The employees all seemed very nice, but we really didn't have many dealings with them. Once we parked upon our arrival, we never left either. Our whole purpose of this trip was to ride those two fabulous rides, and we didn't really care about much of anything else!! I would definitely stay there again for the early entry, but probably not in an expensive concierge level suite.