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By a verified traveler on Tue 24 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

Upscale beachfront hotel with 3 outdoor pools

On the beach

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this hotel, you'll find Marblehead Lighthouse and African Safari Wildlife Park. Cedar Point is 18.5 mi (29.7 km) away.

Luxury amenities

A private beach, a marina, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this luxury hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 55 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

South Beach Resort Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for South Beach Resort Hotel

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3 out of 5
I was charged a $27 for something that I wasn't aware of!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful! Funny thing, though. Had a hot tub but no frig or microwave. Needed new pillows too. Hope to back next summer.

Posted by , from MINERAL RIDGE, OH on Sep 29, 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice enough for a one night stay but I think the

Pros: Excellent customer service from front desk staff.
Cons: Carpeting felt slightly damp. Beds were way too soft with not enough support for good nights sleep.
Location: We stayed there on way to Kellys Island.
Nice enough place for a night or two. I'd possibly stay in one of their cottages next time. The room is pretty basic but did have a jacuzzi tub. Access to the tiny beach was nice. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, especially Allison, thank you! Previous reviews are correct about the very thin walls. Unfortunately had very cranky small children in room next door and could hear the nasty way parents handled their situation.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

very nice place would go again

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
the view of the lake was amazing and the whirlpool in the room was nice. The staff was helpful with the things around like food and entertainment.

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013

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3 out of 5

Off the beaten path.

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Nothing close, thin walls
Most of the hotels in the Cedar Point area are pretty generic and I was looking for something a little more. This property had a lot of amenities for a reasonable price. Because my visit was later in the year I did not use any of the outdoor amenities. The hotel itself seemed like an updated older property. Room was nice. We enjoyed the balcony and there was a nice in room hot tub. It was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Strangely our GPS had a problem locating the property. To get to a grocery store or restauraunt is a bit of a drive. The on site restauraunt/bar was closed. My only real concern is there was noticeable noise from adjacent rooms. I could clearly hear activity next door that; well, you might not want your kids to hear. The continental breakfest was very spartin. Overall, nice amenities at a location that is close to Cedar Point. A little off the beaten path which was nice.

Posted by , from Flint, Michigan on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good start to the summer

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Nothing close
We stayed one night over Memorial Day weekend. We enjoyed the adult pool. There is also a children's pool. We enjoyed walking on the dock. There was no restaurant or bar in the hotel (I was expecting one, buy maybe they were not open because it was early in the season). The hotel was in a out of the way area, you had to drive to get to any restaurants or stores. It is not close to downtown Marblehead. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Cleveland, OH on Feb 3, 2011

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1 out of 5

Bait and Switch

We made reservations for Sunday & Monday of Labor Day weekend on their online site, not through any booking agency. We were called the next morning by a manager that said they were canceling our reservation as per orders of the owner, if we didn't pay more than what the 'spa package' was booked for online. We spoke to one of the owners and were told "I'm only making $on this deal and I can get a lot more for that room this weekend" He told my husband that he would give us a non-waterfront room with no jacuzzi, no dinner, no champagne and one spa treatment for the cost of our originally booked package.. which was a waterfront King Jacuzzi room, dinner for two, champagne and two spa treatments or choice of couples massage.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2009

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5 out of 5

We stay every year.

My husband and I first stayed on our five year anniversary. We go back every year. We have never stayed during the peak season, we always go in the off season. It is quite and it is a place were we can escape. The first year we stayed, we were the only guests in the hotel. Staff have always been friendly and the rooms have always been clean. We are planning our next trip for next month.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2009

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3 out of 5

Resort? Not hardly!

We booked here on the strength of the description. Instead of a resort hotel, what we got is a four story Motel 6. The room has no refrigerator, no microwave. It does have a coffee pot. We drink tea, but there's none available. There's no resturant. The closest food is about five miles away. The breakfast is stale pastries and weak coffee, with cold cereal. The lakeside pool is OK, if you get there before all the screaming kids. The "heated" jacuzi is just one end of the pool. The in room jacuzi is OK, but don't use it after ten. The walls are so thin, we heard every conversation from the folks next door. We wanted to leave, and find a different hotel, but they refused to refund our unused nights. Accomodations were mediocre, at best. This is a hotel that is best for families with multiple small children, and very large budgets.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2008

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Place

This was the off season so there were only 5 other reservations during our stay. We were surprised to be assigned a room next to another guest - especially since there were plenty of other rooms on the same floor with the same layout. The layout of the resort was great and the view was fantastic! The restaurant and the pools weren't open, but I highly recommend this resort and we will definitely be coming back!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2006

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Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Bring your whole family to South Beach Resort Hotel for summer fun including 3 outdoor swimming pools, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury hotel also offers an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, and a garden. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Marblehead hotel.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2002
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Hopkins Intl. Airport (CLE) (108.2 km / 67.2 mi)

Room Amenities

South Beach Resort Hotel offers 55 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Microwaves, refrigerators, and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa tub.

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

  • Fishing on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


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

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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 and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • 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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 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


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning deposit: USD 250 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 32.50 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 99 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 99 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 10 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • South Beach Marblehead
  • South Beach Resort Hotel
  • South Beach Resort Hotel Marblehead
  • South Beach Hotel Marblehead
  • South Beach Resort Hotel Ohio/Marblehead
  • South Beach Resort Hotel Hotel
  • South Beach Resort Hotel Marblehead
  • South Beach Resort Hotel Hotel Marblehead

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*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.