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1 Block to Cedar Point Dr. that leads to the park.
Cedar Point is NOT walking distance but a mere 5 minute drive.
Cedar Point is the ideal location for your family's getaway, with more than 150 rides, shows and attractions on 364 acres. Voted the "World's Best Amusement Park" for 13 years running, Cedar Point features the world's largest collection of roller coasters, 17 in all, along with 58 other rides.
Hotel Renovated in December 2010 - All Rooms 100%
After a long day of travel, you’ll start to relax the moment you walk into the warm, welcoming atmosphere of a Comfort Inn® Maingate, Ohio.
There’s nothing more thrilling than a hotel right in the center of the action and here you are literally a hop, skip and a jump away from the main entrance to Cedar Point Amusement Park. Enjoy a well-appointed guest room and hotel amenities that include free HBO, free local calls and wireless Internet, an extensive Continental Breakfast & outdoor pool.
Continental Breakfast - High Speed Internet - Fun
90% of rooms are 100% smoke free All brand new rooms - how fresh is that?
Access via exterior corridors,Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary. Dial-up Internet access - complimentary. 27-inch television. Television - Cable service. Cable/satellite TV. Television. Premium TV channel(s). Free movie channels. Pay movies. HBO. Telephone. Free local calls. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board.
Children staying free must occupy the parent or guardian’s room with existing bedding.
Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15.00
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Children staying free must occupy the parent or guardian’s room with existing bedding.
Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15.00
We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Halfway between Toledo and Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie, Sandusky is home to the gigantic Cedar Point amusement park (with over 70 rides) and several indoor and outdoor water parks, making it a popular year-round tourist town. The Sandusky Speedway and Sandusky Mall are other notable destinations.see all hotels in Sandusky
This was our second stay. The first was pretty pleasing. Our most recent wasn't that great. We had no TV remote. The TV color quality was terrible like someone took magnets to the sides, the shower head was broke along with the very slippery bath tub. Its nech breaking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This "hotel" is actually a motel. The rooms look nothing like the ones in the picture. We didn't even have a shower curtain!!! The location is convenient to Cedar Point, but don't expect much from the rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel was convently located."
This was an average hotel for you and kids, nothing special!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not worth the price"
Cleanliness wasn't where it shoud have been; there was a finger nail on the floor in the middle of the room, hairs all over the bathroom, and stains on the walls. Paying as much as I did for a night, you should get better than that. On the plus side, I thought the beds and pillows were comfortable, and the proximity to Cedar Point was a plus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our hotel room door looked as though it had been kicked in at one point. The walls in the bathroom area were all cracked and peeling. It was definitely not as clean as I expected.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good location for Cedar Point.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Eh hotel but close to Cedar Point"
The employees were very nice and the room was ok. The pool looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a few days, but we swam in it anyways. The beds were pretty comfortable and there were 4 pillows on each bed (love that), Breakfast was generic and nothing special. However, the most important part of our trip was proximity to Cedar Point. This hotel is […] within 5 minutes of the entrance. There are tons of hotels in that area, and we probably could have gotten the same stuff at a cheaper hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Checked the beds and found a large round yellow stain on one bed & a towel was haphazardly placed on the bathroom counter like it was just tossed, instead of hanging or folded neatly. Was given another room.. We went in & looked like the room was occupied. There were 2 liter bottles of sodas on the bathroom counter, game controllers on a table and a […] beach ball on the floor. So for the 2nd time on the same night (we checked in around 9ish pm after driving 4 hours), we were given very unsatisfactory rooms. The front desk had to personally go to a third room to check it out before she gave us keys. So next day we went to Cedar Point and stayed until it closed. Went back to hotel room around 1 AM. The room was halfway cleaned. We had two full size beds.. One was made up, sheets, pillows and comforter all smooth out.. The other bed was totally not even made up, the sheets and comforter were all over the place, not even pulled up and the pillows were all over the bed. Its understandable if they got busy & didn't have the time to clean our room, but to clean it halfway is incomprehensible. I mean what hotel business cleans a room halfway or not clean it at all. I did not even tell staff to NOT clean our room. So yes, we were not satisfied in any way. We were not discounted or given a free night or compensated for the bad experience we got. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great overnight stay for cedar pointpoint"
Clean and only 5 min drive to Cedar Point. Nice place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Did the job!"
Simple and clean facility. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great location...very convenient to Cedar Point and economical.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to Cedar Point"
I booked this hotel for my visit to Cedar Point. The room served its purpose of having a clean place to sleep and shower. The room and lobby were clean and tidy, but the common stairwells/hallways were a bit filthy. I was pleased with my stay and would stay here again when coming to Sandusky to go to Cedar Point.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not very clean hair in restrooms"
Messed up are room was supposed to have a king bed and ended up with two twin and the restroom was very dirty toilet didn't flush unless you held the handle downGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was adequate and that was all we needed. It was comfortable and quiet and had a breakfast. My travel companions did not care for the breakfast, especially the coffee. It was the usual complimentary breakfast. I had cold cereal and tea and it was fine for me. It is very close to Cedar Point - a big plus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Cedar Point"
We stayed 3 nights. Hotel is close to Cedar Point (not walking distance) and close to several restaurants, Target, Old Navy. Great for just a place to crash and shower. Breakfast was nice enough but had to take our breakfast back to the room due to lack of adequate seating. I appreciated the always available coffee and tea in the lobby. Liked the updated […] room (we stayed on the top floor) amd clean carpet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Park"
Reserved a non smoking room and it smelled like an ashtrayGenuine Expedia guest review
"No, overpriced and unsafe"
This hotel is right now the road from cedar point which is convient and the room was somewhat upgraded but otherwise, no. It felt very unsafe, the neighborhood was very sketchy and the hotel shares a parking lot with a bar/restaurant which also it unsafe for the first floor guest because when you open your door it leads directly outside. We were concerned […] if our car would be out there in the morning. Inside of the room the duvet had spots on it and the bathroom was very small and the room had a slight smell. The staff was very nice but please, do NOT believe the ratings and stay somewhere else and save your money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, OK Everything Else.."
Overall, a good stay. But I definitely do not think the room is worth the nightly rate charged. The location was by far the best feature of the hotel - just a short drive away from Cedar Point. It was easy to go back and forth throughout the day to the park! The room was not dirty, but wasn't as clean as we would have liked. Small stain on one of the […] bed spreads, strand of hair on the bathroom counter, etc. The TV was old and all channels had a slight static.. no clear picture. While I would suggest this hotel as a place to stay if visiting Cedar Point, I do think next time I'm in Sandusky I will stay a little further away in a nicer hotel for the same amount of money. If convenience is what you're looking for - this is defintely the best place though. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate I'm glad to hear that you found the location of our property convenient for your visits to and from Cedar Point. It's true that our hotel is one of THE closest hotels to the park. I'm hopeful that you let our staff know about the issues you encountered while you were on the property. Not only so they could be resolved for you but also so that future guests in your room wouldn't be inconvenienced as well. We hope you'll choose to try us again in the future. It would be our pleasure to be of service to you again!
"Over priced for the area"
My daughter and i stayed here for or trip to cedar Point. We were very disappointed in the area, it is not in a very nice looking area. We did not feel comfortable there. The hotel was listed as being updated but that wasn't apparent. It rained while were there and alot of the rides were shut down at Cedar Point and normally we would like to hang out […] at whatever hotel we stay at for our trips, but we didn't at this one. The price i thought was way too high specially for the condition and area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate I'm sorry that we weren't able to exceed all of your expectations. As you mention, all of our rooms have been renovated and refreshed in the last 18 months and we've received very nice comments about our work. I'm sorry that you didn't feel the same way. In terms of the pricing, we try to be very competitive with our rates. I should note that this particular property is one of THE closest properties to Cedar Point. That fact is probably reflected in our pricing structure. I hope you'll reconsider and give us opportunity to prove our commitment to continuous quality improvement.
"Good place to crash for Cedar Point"
Stayed with my husband and 7 year old. Standard room clean and up to date. I will stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you would stay with us again in the future. We really hope you do and thank you very much for the recommendation!
"Average hotel close to Cedar Point Amusement Park."
Very hot weather when we were visiting so it was nice to be welcomed into a air conditioned room. Overall the stay was fine. Did not hear the trains as written by others in their review-possibly due to extreme exhaustion after two fun filled, but hot humid days at the park (and I tend to be a heavy sleeper). Toilet seemed to be somewhat non accommodating […] for 3 people-trouble getting it to flush all the way on occasion. Bed spread was mildly stained-had small areas of spots on them-otherwise the room was clean. Could use a little updating in the restroom. Pillows are too short for people who are concerned with proper sleeping posture/spinal alignment. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate I'm glad to hear that, overall, you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm hopeful that you let our staff know about the issues that you raised so that they could attempt to remedy the problems immediately. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again on a future trip to Cedar Point!
"Nice rooms, good breakfast"
The hotel overall was a great place to stay for the night. The hallways to get to your rooms are a little dingy, but you can tell that the rooms themselves have been recently remodeled. Not the nicest hotel, but safe, clean & the staff was very friendly. Plus, breakfast had great variety and was very tasty.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for the, overall, great review of your recent stay with us. As you noted, all of our rooms have been renovated and refreshed in the past 18 months and we've been receiving a lot of really great comments regarding all of the work we've done on this property. I hope you'll choose to stay with us again in the future!
We were only staying one night, probably would not stay more than that. Booked online and they did not say anything about an extra charge for the roll away bed. Just mentioned it upon check out.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate I'm sorry that there was confusion regarding the charge for the rollaway. Since you booked with a 3rd party website, we will work with our 3rd parties to ensure that this information is correct and the agents are quoting the proper rates and charges. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We hope you'll choose to visit us again in the future!
good room, great breakfast variety, wonderful staff. VERY close to Cedar Point. would recommend to anyone!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thanks for the awesome recommendation! We can't wait to be of service to you again in the future!
"Near Cedar Point gate, walkable restaurants"
The front desk staff was extremely helpful. Hotel is very outdated but was clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your recent stay with us. I'm really happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. I'm also happy to hear that you noticed our attention to detail with regard to our very high standards of cleaning. I'm a bit surprised to hear that you found the property to be outdated since all of the furnishings and equipment in the rooms of the property have been replaced within the past 24 months. At any rate, thank you for your comments. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again should your travels bring you back to our area!
"Nice and close to Cedar Point"
It was perfect being to close to the main road to get to Cedar Point. so much easier when we got rained out at 2pm each day we stayed and didnt have to fight traffic to get out of there. The room was clean and you could tell they updated a few things like furniture and carpet. Besides the rain it was a fun and relaxing two days. Definitely will stay […] here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for the wonderful review and rating of our hotel! I'm super-excited to hear that we've made a repeat customer out of you and can't wait to be of service to you again in the future!
"close to cedar point"
Staff was not very responsive to any needs, example.... No coffee made in the mornings, toilet was clogged and after asking two times within 1/2 hour nothing. We finally left to use a toilet elsewhere. Otherwise, the room was clean and no other complaints.Genuine Expedia guest review
Bed was extremely soft and bouncy. Missing light shades on multiple wall lamps. Even though location was convenient I would look around the numerous other hotels in the area before staying here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"October 27, 2012"
The hotel staff were friendly and professional. The pictures on the internet need to be updated, because when I arrived I was disappointed!!!!! I travel quite a bit and I stay at different hotel chains, expect quality customer service, and a comfortable stay. This hotel stay was compromised, because of the lack of hot water. Once identified, the problem […] was corrected in a timely fashion. The staff provided excellent customer service, by following up on this problem and suggesting options to satisfy me and several other patrons. The rooms are cramped, I noticed they are up grading furnishings, etc and the concept is great, but work is needed on room walls, bathrooms, etc. I was impressed with the staff. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for rating and reviewing your stay at our hotel property. I'm really happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and professional--they're definitely our #1 asset! The photos that are on our website (at least now) are accurate and correctly depict our guest rooms, outdoor areas, etc. I'm very sorry to hear that you encountered hot water problems but happy to hear that the staff was responsive and quickly took care of the problem. I hope you'll choose to stay with us again should your travels bring you to our area in the future!
"Good for anyone"
The hotel was a clean environment. The breakfast was a good variety for anyone also.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for rating and reviewing your stay at our Comfort Inn Maingate. I'm happy to hear that we, hopefully, exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed some of our MANY amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future stay!
Great rates and conveniently located by cedar point.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thanks for taking the time to offer feedback on your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you found the rates to be good and that you enjoyed our very convenient close proximity to Cedar Point. I hope you'll choose to stay with us again very soon!
"Clean, quiet and friendly..."
The hotel was clean and the employees were extremely courteous and friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us and for awarding us with a five-star rating. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and that our staff were friendly and helpful. We look forward to your future visits!
"Close to Cedar Point"
The staff was amazing...so nice and very helpful. Top notch and friendly. I would come back again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thanks, very much, for your feedback. It's great to hear about our staff when they've gone above and beyond. We can't wait to be able to be of service to you again very soon!
"Coaster crash pad"
This is a hotel where you sleep in between riding the coasters. For that purpose, it has an excellent location and easy access. For any other purpose, go somewhere else. The rooms are utilitarian. Our room did not have a microwave or refrigerator. We slept through the breakfast, so I can't speak to that. The desk/chair heights were not right for comfortable […] computing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay with us. I'm a bit disappointed to hear that you feel as though our rooms are not up to your standards. We recently completed a MASSIVE renovation to this property--all furniture, beds, etc. are BRAND new. Our breakfast is also consistently rated very high. I'm not sure if you realized or not, but the desk chairs are all adjustable--so I'm not sure why you had problems in this area but, again, I'm sorry for the inconvenience you encountered. As you mention, we're one of THE closest hotels to Cedar Point. For that reason alone, I hope that you'll choose to stay with us again in the future--and try out our great FULL complimentary breakfast!
"Would go back!!!"
The hotel does not look too great on the outside; however, the main portion of the hotel was great. It felt and appeared very clean and well maintained. The restroom was a little outdated, but that was not a concern or issue. The staff was very friendly and the breaskfast was sufficent (typical cold food and some hot). In my opinion, a great hotel for […] the price! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thanks for taking the time to rate and review your stay with us at Comfort Inn Maingate. I'm pleased to hear that our staff was friendly and that you enjoyed our FULL hot/cold complimentary breakfast. I'm also glad to hear that you found value in the money you spent for your stay. We hope to be able to be of service to you again in the future!
"Great for after the amusement park!"
We were a bit concerned when pulling up to the hotel due to the rough look on the outside. However, the inside was pretty clean and actually the complete opposite from the outside. The staff were friendly and great! The room was more than we expected and the breakfast was delicious!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback from your stay at our property. I'm extremely happy to hear that you found the accommodations clean and comfortable. I'm also extremely pleased to hear that our staff was friendly--they're definitely our best asset! We look forward to being able to serve you again on a future visit to our area!
i liked the room and the service..... however i was very disappointed with the lack of maintenance of the outdoor pool. i refuse to swim in it.... i would rather have swam in the creek....... and i was looking forward to swimming a bit, therefore not impresses with the poolGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not bad if you need a cheap close place to stay"
Hotel renovations were really nice, but the room couldn't seem to cool down. Which made it uncomfortable to sleep.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thanks for taking the time to offer feedback on your stay at our hotel. I'm really sorry that you experienced problems with the cooling in your room. I'm hoping that you let the front office staff know and that they were able to move you to a room that didn't have such a problem (as we would always do if we were aware of a problem). I hope you'll choose to stay with us again should your travels bring you to our area in the future. We really appreciate your business and loyalty!
"clean rooms... low quality hotel"
Rooms were clean. Close to Cedar point. Not much around this part of town, very rural area. No elevators, pool dirty and slimy, internet service is awful, continental breakfast terrible. Waffle makers were not functioning properly, ran out of eggs, sausage. Employee brought 2 sausages when asked. Really?? I guess you get what you pay for....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel Overall"
My girlfriend and I arrived at the hotel after reserving a room online and the women at the front desk was very nice. They had everything on file and ready to go for us and we where in our room within minutes. Everything in the room was clean and comforitable with the AC unit. We needed to find food at around 1 and the front desk and security officer […] where very helpful. We woke up and the free breakfast was great. Overall it was a good expierince. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate WOW--thanks for your review and five-star rating of your stay with us. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time and we're happy that we could be a part of your travel plans. Should you have the occasion to visit our area in the future, I hope that you'll choose to stay with us again. It would be our pleasure to be of service!
"close to cedor point"
No hot tub which was something I was looking forward too but overall not too badGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable Family Hotel"
I stayed with two children and would recommend this hotel to other families. We were greated by a friendly staff and were pleased to see security available at all times. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean. The pool was open until mid night and clean. This was nice for the kids to cool down after a long day at Cedar Point. Over all […] my family enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you, very much, for your five-star rating and review of our hotel property. I'm SO pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to enjoy at least a few of our MANY amenities. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again in the very near future! Until then, safe travels!
"Last minute booking..ok room!"
This hotel was chosen because we made last minute plans and nothing else was available. I was disappointed that it was outside entry to the hotel room but the room itself was not too bad for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Comfort Inn Maingate Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay with us. I'm sorry that you were disappointed by our exterior entrance style--although this is certainly what we depict on our website and all of our media outlets. In actuality, many people prefer this set-up because it makes it so convenient to get to/from your car into the rooms. I'm glad, however, that you found value in your stay and that the price was right. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again in the future!
"If you're looking for something that's just ok."
Hotel was not up to our standards of cleanliness and area did not seem safe - convenience is not necessarily better.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Just an average hotel, but convenient location"
The hotel is very close to Cedar Point and Jackson Street Pier. The staff was very friendly, The room wasn't bad, It was clean, all of the rooms exit directly outside, you can park by your door, makes unloading and loading the car very easy. Not much to do close by. We did not swim but the pool looked very clean and clear, there was plenty of seating […] around it. There is a restaurant across the parking lot and a radio station across the street, thats about it. Cable TV and WiFi. Free breakfast was good, hot and cold food, plenty of juice and coffee. No hassle check in/out. Somewhat boring, but I don't think there is anything the hotel can do about that. Thumbs Up. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel for small budget, near cedar point"
The room was perfect; the staff was kind and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. Overall a great hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Takes care of your needs."
Seemed OK as far as being clean and taken care of. Very close to our destination which was nice. Breakfast was above what you would expect for a complimentary breakfast bar. Staff was helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for proximity to Cedar Point"
I could see that the hotel has seen some wear, but I could tell that they had tried to make the rooms good for the guests. The stay was pleasant and very convenient for getting into Cedar Point with no troubles.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A place to sleep."
Decent hotel for the money. Staff was friendly, rooms were a little musty. I got my eight hours and got out of there.Genuine Expedia guest review
The motel was very noisy with people in the pool until midnight. In addition, people had set up BBQ grills and lawn chairs on the walkway in front of their rooms. The breakfast areas was incredibly crowded and we had to eat standing up.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pricey, but great hotel nevertheless"
If you're planning a trip to Cedar Point this is a great hotel. It is literally right outside the main gate of Cedar Point, and perfect for crashing for the night after a long day at the park. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The bathrooms weren't anything special, but were tolerable and decent. The front desk staff were pleasant upon check […] in and check out. We ordered food and they let us know right away that it had arrived in the lobby. I was told that the outdoor pool was heated and open until midnight!! We were too tired to get in, but it looked nice and clean. The breakfast in the morning was great! There was a place to make your own waffles, fruit, oatmeal, cereal, pastries, toast, drinks, and more! I was very impressed with it! I do think the price for one night was a litle steep, but it's expected for the area and with a Cedar Point trip. The doors to the hotel rooms do open to the outside, but we never felt unsafe because of this. If you're familiar with the area, most of the hotels/motels are set up this way. I would reccommend this hotel to a friend! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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