Breakers Hotel

, Sandusky, United States
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Breakers Hotel

, Sandusky
One Cedar Point Dr - Sandusky - Ohio - 44871-5006 - United States 419-627-2106
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Always the weekend
Submitted by: A Travel-Library User in 01/02/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Rooms are a bit pricey but the distance from the park cannot be beat and the service was top notch.
Manager CORY at Sandusky
Submitted by: James Lynch in 16/10/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I was not very happy with the treatment I received from the hotel staff as a white male I was told them are the breaks whitey deal with it and than laughed at I would not recommend this hotel to anyone this manager, Cory, should be brought up on charges I understand that he is only 21 or 22 but the race card does not belong in the work place if breakers wants to keep the business it has I would get rid of this so called manager who was very rude and un helpful I personally will not stay at any of breakers resorts until this matter is resolved and will tell every one I know to boycott all Breakers and all hotels that they are part of.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Breakers Hotel

t stay in old section

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have been to Hotel Breakers in the past but stayed in the new section. This year we stayed in the old section. Cedar Point has no business charging what they charge for this part of the hotel. The bed was broken, the bath tub would not drain, the room smelled horrible, the box spring had a huge hole in it with the stuffing coming out on the floor. The whole stay was not fun at all. The people working there were not nice. The front desk could care less about any complaints you may of had. The cost of food at this hotel and park is more than Disney!! The cost of a room here is more than Disney!! Yes, it is one of the best parks I have been to and I have been to many. I just don't think that Cedar Point needs to ask so much for what you get period. I would never stay at in the old section of the Hotel Breakers again. Even though it is a great location to the park I really don't want to just throw my money away. I think next time we will stay off site.

Hotel Breakers: Paying for Convenience

from Govie09Mom
We stayed in the old section because of the price, the cheapest room being $140 per night. The tower section would have been nice, but their cheapest room started at $100 a night more. You are definitely paying for location and convenience at this hotel. There is no elevator in the old sections but it isn't needed, as the steps are short and easy to climb. We all laughed when we saw our room. The first thing to hit you is the musty odor, and then how sparsely furnished it is, with mattresses like bricks. The room was small, a couple chairs but no table, and a tiny bathroom, enough to turn around in. Decent water pressure, though. At least everything was clean. It was also very quiet; we couldn't hear a peep from the rooms on either side of us or overhead. We had a small dirty window which held the air conditoner, out of which we could see Magnum. One good thing is that we checked out a day early, having prepaid in advance, and were cheerfully refunded the night not used. If we ever return to Cedar Point I'd definitely stay here again, and would even stay in the old section, as we were only in the room to sleep.

Cedar Point Park -- definitely worth the ride/price/xperience

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had an 8-hr ride to Sandusky (from Philly) and it was worth every minute to get there....the roller coasters are fantastic, the park very clean, employees are very nice and helpful, the resort was DEFINITELY worth the extra $ to stay there. That was probably the best part -- the fact that you could come and go within very little walking distance. Went back to our room to rest, use the bathroom, grab a snack, cool off in one of the pools or Lake Erie. Challenge Park was right there as was the Challenge Golf -- so much to do that we could have stayed another day or two (we went in Sunday night for the Starlight, Monday all day and Tuesday all day). We stayed in the older section of the Hotel Breakers (to try to save some money since this was just a mini-vacation for us) and it was fine (only complaint -- bathroom floor needed a good wipe-down, probably an oversight). We checked out some other hotels/resorts off-site and wanted the convenience of staying in the park. We missed some of the amenities that you get with newer hotels (hair dryer, iron, coffee maker, fridge, etc.), but we weren't in the room enough to make a difference. I'm sure their more expensive rooms have these...The cheaper price was worth it....we loved that we parked the car on Sunday early afternoon after driving for 8 hours and didn't use the car until late Tuesday after leaving the park (we checked out at 11:00 but were still able to use the facilities and the park until we left). We didn't use Soak City since we've done water parks before and wanted to spend our time on the coasters --- Top Thrill Dragster is phenomenal according to my sons and husband, as was Gemini, Magnum, Raptor and Millenium Force. The whole mini-vacation was much more than we thought it would be! Very pleased with Hotel Breakers and Cedar Point Park.

Make sure you stay in the new part

from pilarkitty
This most recent trip was the second time we stayed at the hotel breakers. The location can't be beat. The first time we stayed in the older section. It is about $50 cheaper a night to stay there, but the rooms are not nice at all. This time we stayed in the tower section. It was really nice. We had a perfect view of all the rollar coasters, and the room was modern and comfortable.

It was so nice to walk back to the hotel and swim for a bit to relax during the day at Cedar Point.

The next day after check-out, played mini-golf and go-carts and did not even have to move our car. I really felt like I was staying at a resort.

WARNING**** Even though this is the nicest place to stay at Cedar Point, it can't compare to the Disney Resorts or the resorts at Universal. But, it is the best of the available options.

Staying in the tower next time...

from A TripAdvisor Member
My first visit to Cedar Point and after seeing their choices online, decided on the Breakers. I was in the old section of the hotel and what everyone else says here is true. I thought the panelling in the hallways and the flourescent lighting was horrible. When i arrived, the carpet in the hall smelled musty but I guess they vacummed and it was gone by the time i returned later in the day. Loved the ice cream parlor and the fact that they have 3 pools to choose from. I took a package deal that included my park tixs. "munch money" etc. so I had a great time, thought it was still worth the money i spent and I rave about the staff there and in the park. I just think this hotel deserves more "respect" remodeling wise than it is being shown. The old section would be beautiful if they would stop making it look like a roadside motel.
My A/C also smelled musty so luckily it wasn't that hot out and i slept with the window open. Room was clean, king bed was spotless as was my bathroom.


from RussDole
When we arrived at Cedar Point, we were greeted with 90 degree temperatures. This convinced us that the Breakers was the right choice. The supreme location allowed us to tour the park until we melted, and refresh for the nighttime riding. We wisely chose the queen beds in the newer section (the older section didn't look too nice). The service was great, both in the room and getting us a shuttle ride when we first arrived. The pool was clean and well maintained, and the beach was pristine. We will go back!!

Great location, but some somewhat rundown.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel Breakers is difficult to review because the multiple sections of the hotel are drastically different in age and quality. The East Wing was built in the mid 1990s. The Tower that is between the main lobby and the old "Bon Air" section was built just a few years ago. The exterior as well as the corridors in these newer sections are very nice. The rooms in the older sections where I stayed were less than very nice. The original section of the hotel is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The "Bon Air" wing where I stayed was added in 1925.

In the "Bon Air" section, the rooms were small. The room was cooled by a window air conditioner. The ceiling tile looked tacky. The fake paneling in the corridors looked tacky. The florescent lighting in the corridors looked tacky. There was no bathroom counter. The toiletries were kept on the back of the toilet. There was no elevator access (in the old section). The stairwells resembled fire escapes.

There were also redeeming qualities. The best thing about the hotel is its location. Breakers is located right on beach, and is in walking distance to Cedar Point, Soak City, and Challenge Park. Hotel Guests get their parking refunded, and get to park in a private hotel lot as opposed to the giant front lot. The line to purchase Cedar Point tickets from the rear entrance (by the hotel) is generally short. Tickets are also available at the hotel desk.

There is a T.G.I. Fridays restaurant on site at the hotel. Although the food isn't spectacular, it's much better than carnival food at the park. There are a couple of other restaurants and an ice-cream shop at the hotel, but I didn't try them.

The steep price is only justified by Hotel Breakers proximity to the greatest amusement park in the world. The quality of the rooms and corridors in the old sections are similar to the quality of a side of the highway motel. Hopefully Breakers will give these old sections some major renovations, so the entire hotel can share a consistent degree of quality.

Although I was disappointed by certain aspects of the hotel, the staff was attentive and friendly. Even though the old sections looked tacky to me, my room was clean and functional. Because of its proximity to Cedar Point, I would probably stay there again, but I would make a point to reserve a room in one of the newer sections.

Once Again, Hotel Breakers is Superb!

from Billdozer
Let me just say Hotel Breakers is the place to stay when visiting Cedar Point. Yes it is more expensive than the hotels/motels outside the park but the extra $ you pay for the convienence and perks is well worth it. I just returned from Coaster Mania '05 at CP and 4 of us ACErs (American Coaster Enthusiasts) shared a room for two nights in the Breakers East section of the hotel. The hotel staff is so pleasent and helpful, room was clean, plenty of towels, ice-cold air conditioning, quiet room, etc.
With the online coupon for $100 off any two-night stay, it cost us $75 per person for 2 nights. Plus they refund the $9 causeway/parking fee.
Make your reservations now!

Nothing but the Breakers!

from ponchogrl
I am 40 years old, and my family has been going to Cedar point since I was 10 years old. It was our family vacation every year. The first year we stayed off site at a Holiday Inn, and we've been at the Breakers ever since. We've had the old rooms with the person sitting at a little desk to hand you your key as you come from the park, and recently we've had the Horizon Suite with the King Bed, Jacuzzi, Huge dining room, and two pull out sofas. Our kids enjoy the park as much as we did when we were young, and it's worth any amount of money to be able to come back to the room as you want to and rest, eat, etc, especially with the pop up storms that seem to happen every year. The last time we were there, a small tornado ran thru the town. At the hotel, all the pool furniture ended up in the outside pool. Every year or two, one of my sisters will say, "Let's go to Cedar Point" and we get all excited planning the trip, and reminiscing about when we were young. The rooms are adequate, but the convenience can't be beat.

Outstanding stay!

from macbuddhahaha
In planning a last minute trip to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky Ohio from Baltimore, I had (actually) lots of choices on where to stay, but we decided on the Hotel Breakers at CP instead of one of the other local spots due to it's proximity to the park.

The prices are a bit higher than you would normally pay around the Sandusky area, but the results were WORTH IT in many ways.

Since Iwas traveling with my 20 YO daughter, we opted to pay the extra for a suite at CP ($330) and were more than pleasantly surprized at what we recieved: an absolutely HUGE two room suite overlooking Lake Erie with a king sized bed and 3 person Jaccuzzi in one room and a living room with two queen sized sofa sleepers.
The room also included a large dining room and kitchenette, along with a massive porch that could hold 10 people.
The overall size of the suite was easily 500 square feet.

Other nice touches were chocolates from a local chocolatier of Vermillion and two quite comfy bath terrycloth bath robes.

With private parking, shuttle service to the marina and Bay Harbor Steak House (an EXCELLENT place to eat on the water; a bit upscale in price), private entrances to the amusement park, discount tickets and early entry, indoor and outdoor pools and spas, etc. etc.

We consider this one of our best vacations ever and plan to return next Memorial Day!

BTW: the weather was great and we got on every coaster in the park at least twice due to the low crowds... best darned coaster park in the nation with something for everyone.

After staying at other resorts in the area in the past (Great Wolf Lodge, Sawmill Creek Lodge) we're hooked on Hotel Breakers, and if they're sold out, then we'll stay at the ex-Radison hotel now owned by CP at the entrance known as Castaway Bay.

Top Local Tips for Sandusky

Saving Some $ They will give you cash for what you pay to park at the front desk. . just bring in your receipt. Also at the front desk they sell twlight tickets, all day passes and waterpark passes @ discounted prices.

Do not stay at Cedar Point Hotels I was worried about driving to the park from my hotel. It is much less of a hassle to just stay in a Cedar Point hotel and walk to the park. But you will be punished with poor service that is not worth half the price of the hotel room. It is very easy to get to the park from hotels right off of the peninsula. Do NOT eat at the TGIFridays in Hotel Breakers. It is ran by a bunch of kids who are just experiencing having a job for the very first time and are clueless to quality customer service.

wheathers's wonders look up the forecast before you go!! Some of the rides close in the reain!!!


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  • Address: One Cedar Point Dr - Sandusky - Ohio - 44871-5006 - United States
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