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4.1 out of 5

"No ice except from the front desk. Vending machines were empty. They are working on a restaurant so there was no complimentary breakfast as advertise ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 07 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel perfect for exploring Port Clinton

Heart of Port Clinton

With a stay at this Port Clinton hotel, you'll be steps from Fisherman's Wharf and Jet Express. Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A 24-hour business center, a lobby fireplace, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 39 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also available.

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Island House Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Island House Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (4) Family (4)
3 out of 5
No ice except from the front desk. Vending machines were empty. They are working on a restaurant so there was no complimentary breakfast as advertised.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 13, 2020 by Lisa Young - General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay with us. Your comments are taken constructively and are very important to us as a way of improving our future guests stays.

5 out of 5
Great location, shopping, food and bars. People at the desk awesome and caring.

Posted by , from Butler, Ohio on Mar 1, 2020

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Mar 9, 2020 by Caitlin

Thank you for choosing The Island House Hotel and taking the time to leave us your feedback. We hope to host you again in the future.

3 out of 5
The mattress and bedding looked new and were very clean. The bathroom was clean. The closet looked as if never swept and had lots of dead bugs in it on the floor. There were also some live house centipedes that scurried across the ceiling of the room. For such an old hotel it wasn't bad. The price seemed a little high for the quality of rooms and season. I probably would not stay there again the next time i am in the area.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
I've been coming to this area for almost seventy years but had never stayed in this hotel before. It has a lot of character and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly. The double queen room had plenty of space but most of the rooms here are tiny. Port Clinton has really gone downhill over the years. Dirty and unkept downtown. Restaurants caters to drinkers. No clean beaches around or swimming.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 29, 2019 by Caitlin

Thank you for the review.

5 out of 5
Loved the history of the hotel. On one of the hottest days ever, the room was very comfortable. The only problem was that I couldn't figure out ho2 to input my 10% off coupon, and the hotel wouldn't honor the code at their endl

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 29, 2019 by Caitlin

Thank you for the nice feedback and review.

5 out of 5
The Hotel was Beautiful. The staff was awesome. Very courteous. We will definitely stay there again. Very homey atmosphere

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 10, 2019 by Caitlin

Glad to hear you liked the staff and hotel. We look forward to having you back soon. Thank you for your feedback.

4 out of 5
Love the historical feel. Did not like that the elevator was down and the cleaning person did not finish her job, leaving us to walk in to an unmade bed with stains on the mattress pad and pillows. Front desk was very quick to get us in to another room.

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 5, 2019 by Caitlin

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
Room and building was relatively very clean. Some trash behind the night stand. Nice to have a firdge and microwave. Had to get ice at the front desk. A little inconvenient but not that much. No alarm clock but not a big deal with current smart phones. Probably could have asked for a wake up call. Gulls were noisy but to no fault of the hotel of course. Just something to consider when picking a place to stay anywhere close to the lake.

Posted by on May 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 16, 2019 by Manangement

Thank you for leaving a review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 2, 2019 by Island House Hospitality Team

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

3 out of 5

Cleanliness

Our room was clean but the breakfast area was dirty and had too many fruit flies and black flies. The person in charge told the co-worker to “keep the kitchen door closed”. That was not something I did not want to hear knowing our food was prepared there. But the people who worked there were very nice. They just need better leadership.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2018 by Lisa Y.

We are sorry to hear about the unsatisfactory of our breakfast room. Your comments have been addressed with our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from January 3 2021 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. The Island House Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Port Clinton hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 39 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1886
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) (84.3 km / 52.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Island House Hotel offers 39 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 20-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This Port Clinton hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Jed's Bar and Grill - This sports bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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

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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Island House Hotel Port Clinton
  • Island House Port Clinton
  • Island House Hotel
  • The Island House Hotel Port Clinton, Ohio
  • The Island House Hotel Hotel
  • The Island House Hotel Port Clinton
  • The Island House Hotel Hotel Port Clinton

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.