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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A very straight forward place, clean, nice and had character! The bonus was that someone left a note on the mirror saying that I had the "haunted room", got a kick out of that! But, no ghosts for me. I had a very nice stay and would stay there again.

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon and Thank you for leaving us a nice review of your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to having you stay with us again. :) Your great character and humor is appreciated by us as well. Kind Regards, Island House Staff

Reviewed 11 April 2016

This was my second visit, and the place is great! It's extensively renovated, and my room has both looked and *smelled* great! It smells nice, not the way chain hotels tend to smell, and not at all musty. That's something refreshing I never noticed til it wasn't there. One minor downside, it was cold one night and moving the dial...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to leave us a nice review. We are glad you enjoy the ambiance that we set here at the Island House. It is also great to read that as our guest you appreciate the pride we take into our work and property to make each stay as enjoyable as...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I really like this hotel and stay here often. Most of the rooms are very small but they are clean and very comfortable. Tv issues on my latest visit because of weather but oh well. The attached bar is nice and the restaurant on the other side is very good, not horribly pricey. Since it is an older building the...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon and thank you for leaving us a nice review. I had to LOL as I read the one sentence, but we are glad you always enjoy your experience with us. I apologize about the TV; we all remember the signal interruptions the satellite had with the amount of snow that was coming down that evening. None the less,...

Ohio
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a bowling tournament, several of us stayed here. We had double queen room, which was roomy enough for us. Only complaint I would have is that the vinyl windows wouldn't lock. I was able to put the secondary locks on, which allows the window to be opened only 2" or so. I thought it was...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Hello again and Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. We are glad that your family enjoyed their stay. You bring up a good point as well that we've never thought about ourselves here at the Island House. We will be sure to add to the room inspection sheet that the window locks should be...

Berkley, Michigan
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend staying here. Rooms are small, but knew that going in. History and charm of The Island House Hotel is why we choose it! Would stay again. You should too!

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave us an amazing response! Especially during your vacation. We are all glad to hear that you left with a memorable impression of the Island House and of Port Clinton, Ohio. If you need a place to stay on your venture back, please give us a call :) Safe Travels,

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Small updated beautifully furnished room with a high ceiling that made it feel more spacious. A tiny closet made storage convenient and the newly remodeled bathroom was an unexpected pleasure. The hotel had a high end feel even though it's over 120 years old. PROS: Free Wifi with a good signal; Clean and no sign of bedbugs or any other...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review regarding your stay with us :) We really appreciate the time and efforts you've put into leaving us such a detailed synopsis of your stay. It is always nice to hear when a guest enjoys our history as much as we do. Whenever you come to the area again...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed a weekend at this hotel with our 2 year old. We wanted a hotel that had a separate area for when he went to bed that the adults could stay up and talk or play cards. We booked the one of the king suites. The day of, the hotel called saying the suite we booked was out of...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon and Thank you for leaving us a kind review. It is nice to read that you've enjoyed your stay with us. I remember this upgrade happening and we are so glad that your family loved our Apartment Suite. This room fits exactly to the needs you were seeking when reserving a stay with us. Although the plumbing issue...

Brook Park, Ohio
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Charming historical place. Room was very clean and comfortable. It was very convenient having a very nice restaurant and a separate bar and grill with live entertainment right off the lobby. Food was excellent. Shared a piece of carrot cake for desert that was almost a quarter of a whole cake and it was delicious. Continental breakfast was good, but...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Michael Phillips

Gahanna, Ohio
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Hotel founded in 1886. Was upgraded nicely. We stayed in a room with a king bed. Really sweet, cozy room perfect for a weekend stay. All of the staff were very friendly, from the front desk to the maid service. Nice little Mom and Pop restaurant called the Ala Cart just two blocks away. Large servings and excellent service. It...

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Michael P, General Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us these kind words. We hope you left with all great memories of us at the Island House and Port Clinton, Ohio. Whenever you return give us a call, we'd be happy to take care of you again. Sincerely, Michael Phillips

Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed here for a night during a long weekend getaway to the US. Room was clean, staff was very friendly. Everything was explained to us when we checked in. Great pub attached. There is a pub across the street with live entertainment that was also excellent. Would stay again.

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Hello and thank you for leaving us some insight into your stay with us. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your night with us in Port Clinton. Until we meet again. Safe travels.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Island House is a unique combination of boutique hotel with historic charm. Enjoy an attentive staff, charming ambiance and World Class dining. Walk to Jet Express, fishing charters and nightlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Island House Hotel

Address: 102 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452
Region: United States > Ohio > Port Clinton
Price Range: $90 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Island House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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