Park Hotel

234 Delaware St P.O. Box 60, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6624
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Park Hotel is an Victorian-era hotel, Est.1873. Park Hotel is located in the center of town, on South Bass Island, known as Put-in-Bay, Ohio. A wood framed structure, with 25 rooms and shared bathrooms on each floor for its' hotel guests. The rooms are fairly small in comparison to todays style hotel rooms. Queen, double and twin beds are available thru-out the summer season. Open mid April thru end of October. Rooms are air-condioned, have ceiling fans and unique antique furniture. We offer our guests, clean, comfortable room, with clean shared bathrooms. When making a reservation via over the phone ( we do not offer online reservations) , we inform our potential guest of the uniqueness of the Park Hotel. Continental Breakfast is served daily. We offer golf cart rental, please contact the front desk for details. Park Hotel is adjacent to the RoundHouse Bar and Chicken Patio. Great view of the downtown harbor and Lake Erie.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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Historic Hotel
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melbatoast78 wrote a review Jun 2005
Ohio4 contributions98 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I live just an hour or so south of the Port Clinton/Catawba area and have been to PIB a couple times. Here are some observations and recommendations I'd like to make if you're planning a trip to the island:

I always take Miller's Ferry to South Bass Island because it's cheaper than Jet Express and you can take your vehicle over on the ferry. It's slower than the Jet but I always enjoy the ride over, and it usually only takes about 20 min. anyway. When you get to the island, take in some of the scenery. There are tons of little B&B's to add charm to the surroundings as well as quaint shops etc. But watch out for the golf carts if you bring your own vehicle because they are everywhere!

Both times I've stayed at PIB, I've stayed at the Park Hotel which is right downtown in the middle of all the action. It's a very nice victorian-style hotel and all the bedrooms are decorated differently. You will have to use a community bathroom, but it's not bad at all. On one of the floors, the girls bathroom has three toilet stalls and three shower stalls. On another floor there is only one toilet and one shower for girls but you can always go to the other floor and use that one if it's occupied. And the security is good too, you can't get past the front desk to get to your room without showing your ID, so make sure you have it with you at all times!

Downtown PIB totally comes to life on weekends, especially at night. There are several popular establishments such as the Round House (right next to the Park Hotel!) which always plays awesome music or has awesome live bands. Then there's my other favorite, the Beer Barrel Saloon, which boasts having the longest bar in the world. Pat Dailey does a lot of live shows there so make sure you catch him if he's there when you visit. You'll have to pay an extra fee to get back to the stage where he plays ($7 I think) but if you don't want to pay that much, you can still hear him play if you're up in the front of the bar. Also, you have to try Frosty's pizza because it's the best! After the downtown bars close for the night, you can take a taxi out to the Skyway which stays open much later. By the way, the taxis are pretty reasonably priced. If I remember correctly, we paid around $15-20 for a car load.

Here are my words of caution: if you're planning a family vacation, do NOT go to PIB on weekends! Or if you do, stay away from the downtown part. It is a MAJOR party scene and there are a lot of "shenanigans" that go on that you wouldn't want your little kids to witness. I have heard that it's much calmer to visit during the week so you might want to go then if you're interested in a family vacay. It's geared toward the 20's and 30's party crowd so if that doesn't interest you, don't go. You'll only waste your time and money. Try going to Kelley's Island instead which is much more family-oriented and also has a nice beach/campground and the glacial grooves park.

But if partying IS your scene, you'll love it! My friends and I call PIB "The Happiest Place on Earth!" LOL It's fun whether you're single or not, but I will admit that I had more fun the time I went when I was single. Everything is no holds barred so be ready for anything! Of course there are cops patrolling the streets so be aware of that!

When I go, we have fun just cruising the island during the day in a rented golf cart and visiting places like the Perry monument, winery and cave and all the little souvenir shops, or hanging out at the state park beach, then going back to the hotel to shower and change and get ready for a night of partying!

All in all, I have nothing bad to say about PIB. But again, make sure you understand how wild it can get! Other than that, you will have the time of your life!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions about PIB or the Port Clinton area.
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Roam1745 wrote a review Jun 2004
Webberville, MI1 contribution41 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a perfect hotel for the younger generation because of the inexpensive rates and the fact that the hotel is right next to the Roundhouse Bar. Not a hotel for couples or quiet evenings. We had to share a community bathroom but everything was very clean and neat. For the money, I would definately stay again!
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putinbaydriver wrote a review Apr 2005
Ohio16 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay at the Park !! Close to the action. Clean rooms, excellent location , and a bargain as far as Put in Bay hotels go. The Inn is rumored to be haunted. However on our two day vacation, we saw no ghostly happenings. Located right next to the Round House Bar, one of the most popular hangouts on the Island. Right across the street is beautuful De Riveria Park . Frosty's is right on the corner, they have the coldest draft beer around and serve an awesome breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2004
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Amyjane188 wrote a review May 2023
Sterling Heights, Michigan5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a room at this hotel in a block with friends May 2023. The staff was pleasant and the location perfect. Clean rooms. A few days after we were charged $125 for “urine in the bed”, which in no way happened. Since we had no proof we didn’t in fact pee in the bed, they won’t remove the charge. There were other administrative errors within our block of rooms. WORST OF ALL, they deleted my Google review mentioning this experience, which feels dishonest. Will stay elsewhere next time.
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Date of stay: May 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dawn L wrote a review Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you enjoy going away but feeling at home you should definitely make this place a priority to stay at when you visit the bay..The location is beautiful and prefect. The afternoon staff was absolutely amazing. The lobby and our room smelled so fresh and clean. We will definitely be back before the seasons over!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DayTrip35480 wrote a review Jun 2005
New York1 contribution24 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel was clean and the night manager, Andrew was very friendly. He helped us find a great bar and suggested a live band to go see. However, I can't say anything nice that about the day staff. The bathrooms could use alot of work, and ammeneties are scarce. I would only suggest staying here if you are young and like to stay out all night, because it is pretty loud being next to The Round House. The Coffee House inside the hotel opens early, is convenient, and run by a very friendly young girl.
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Date of stay: May 2005
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Pathfinder38205 wrote a review May 2006
Marion, Ohio1 contribution11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Park Hotel over Memorial Day and the conditions of the hotel have greatly improved. The bathrooms on second floor were so clean and very bright, completely remodeled. This year the continental breakfast really hit the spot. We stay at the hotel several times a year and this year was the best. The only negative thing was the girl at the desk at night, we asked for a second blanket and she didn't even bother to get up and look, just said "we are out". She was always in the room to the side smoking when we were coming or going and then we saw her eating at the desk and this didn't look very professional at all, the rest of the staff were great. Again very clean.
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Date of stay: May 2006
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Celeste216 wrote a review Aug 2012
1 contribution9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is old and delapadated. The staff is rude an the communal bathrooms are disgusting. The air conditioning window unit are old, loud and do not cool. The owners should be ashamed of themselves...I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone...
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Richelle M wrote a review Sep 2014
1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the hotel is fantastic, located right downtown. The young girls working the front desk can't answer half of your questions about the island. Also, you're not allowed to bring friends over into your room. Absolutely ridiculous rules and if you question them they will tell you to "feel free to check out". I wonder if they realize their in the hospitality industry. Don't stay here if you don't want to be treated like a child.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from PhillipPHPIB, General Manager at Park Hotel
Responded Sep 4, 2014
Yes we are aware that we are in the hospitality business we have rules for the comfort and safety of all our guest not just one guest. The rules are explained in the confirmation letter received by the person that rents the room. The rule of no unregistered guest is not unique to the Park Hotel and this is for your safety and courtesy to guests paying for these accommodations. We have a lovely lobby, beautiful front porch and bar area to entertain and visit with non-registered guests.
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Michael K wrote a review Sep 2012
Fairfield, Ohio12 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My Girlfriend and I stayed one night at the Park Hotel. The location is second to none. Right next to the Chicken Patio! The price was $125 after tax for a room with a full size bed. The setting is pretty neat. Very antique. Just like you walked back in time. The room is basic, with only a mirror, chair, nightstand, bed, and closet. Although old, our room was extremely clean! The sheets were brand new too. The bathroom situation is a bit odd, there are 2 communal bathrooms, the second floor has 3 toilets and 3 shower stalls and the third floor has 2 shower stalls. The golf cart rental is $10/hour when you stay with them and they are nice carts. The included continental breakfast consists of cereal, muffins, bagels, and orange juice. It was okay. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful except for the younger ones which could care less about you. Pretty much if you want a clean, decent, and cheap place to stay you have to stay here!

Now the bad part. When we arrived the bathrooms were clean but the women's had no hot water. The morning we checked out the men's didn't have hot water so I went up to the third floor. When I opened the shower stall there was a huge amount of vomit in there - and had been there for AT LEAST 5 hours. It was absolutely disgusting. I went up to the teenage cleaning staff and told them about it, they replied "We know" very rudely and you could tell they knew about it and could care less. That is unacceptable to me.

Other than the water and puke issues this place was good. I may stay here again because of the price but don't get your hopes up about the showering situation.

That being said, EVERYONE in Put in Bay was completely wasted drunk. I have never seen so many varieties of drunk people in one place. It was crazy. It was fun but just completely wild, so I'm not surprised that there was puke in the shower. They should have cleaned it promptly though. And in case you're wondering, beer ranges from $3.50 for a 12oz Bud Light to $6 for a 16oz and shots are crazy expensive.
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Date of stay: September 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a LOT of natural light that comes in so don't plan on sleeping in too late.
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Answer from Anita M
Put in Bay, Ohio1 contribution
Hello, The Historic Park Hotel provides towels, washcloths, bathroom amenities. Thank you! Hope to see you soon.
Tina W asked a question Jan 2018
Saint Louisville, Ohio6 contributions
Are pets allowed?
Answer from Phillip B
Unfortunately no we are not pet friendly
Joan H asked a question Jul 2017
Cleveland, Ohio6 contributions
Are there smoking rooms?
Answer from Anita M
Put in Bay, Ohio1 contribution
No, Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas
Joan H asked a question Jul 2017
Cleveland, Ohio6 contributions
Are there smoking rooms?
Answer from Phillip B
No we do not permit smoking anywhere in the hotel
EmbracetheBullfrog13 wrote a tip Nov 2023
La Grange, Illinois41 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 14 & 17 are supposedly Haunted. You can easily find more info online. I saw no ghosts during my stay."
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CiaraDW23 wrote a tip Nov 2018
Dublin, Ohio65 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shared floor bathrooms and showers. Not pet-friendly"
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Danielle F wrote a tip Jun 2016
Youngstown, Ohio21 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no elevators, so if you have a lot of luggage ask for 2nd floor"
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rbeall1315 wrote a tip Aug 2015
Neffs, Ohio4 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the room on lower floor are better for the handicap"
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portagelakesgoddess wrote a tip Sep 2014
portagelakesgoddess105 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room on the other side away from the Round House if you, A: Go to bed before 2:00 a.m., or B: can't sleep with loud music playing Front rooms facing the street are nice. Rooms in the back are quieter."
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C$147 - C$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesOhioPut in Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Park Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Park Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hooligans Irish Pub, Put-in-Bay (0.2 km), Lake Erie Islands Historical Society (0.3 km), and Put-In-Bay Rolling Pub (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Park Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and evening entertainment.
Is parking available at Park Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Park Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Forge, Pasquales Cafe, and The Keys.
Is Park Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Put in Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to Park Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (0.7 km), Stonehenge Estate (0.9 km), and Catawba Island Historical Society (7.9 km).
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