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Hotels in Marblehead

Hotels in Marblehead make the most of the scenery with breezy lakeside settings. Family-friendly resorts make it easy to soak up the sunshine with outdoor swimming pools and private beach access. Volleyball nets, tennis courts, and playgrounds will keep the kids entertained for hours. Want to enjoy the creature comforts of home? You'll love self-contained cottages featuring spacious living areas and well-equipped kitchens. Cribs and rollaway beds are a great way to save on lodging and accommodate extra kids. Midrange chain hotels in Marblehead promise comfortable rooms and extras, such as fast WiFi and free parking.

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Where to stay

If sun and sand are a priority, opt for Marblehead hotels set on the Lake Erie shoreline. You'll enjoy beautiful views and easy access to the beach. Some put you within strolling distance of the village, where you'll find cozy cafes, antiques emporiums, and family restaurants. Others are just steps from popular attractions like Marblehead Lighthouse and Lakeside Beach. For more choice, consider staying in Port Clinton, an upbeat city offering a mix of independent hotels and chain staples. You'll also find great lodging options in resorts like Sandusky and Cedar Point.

Things to see

Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teens, Marblehead offers fun for the whole family. The African Safari Wildlife Park gets you up close with zebras, giraffes, and bison, while East Harbor State Park offers sandy beaches and scenic nature trails. Thrill seekers make a beeline for Cedar Point Amusement Park, also known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. Don't miss the historic Blue Streak wooden roller coaster, which has been churning stomachs since 1964. Perched on a rocky headland and operating since 1822, Marblehead Lighthouse commands sweeping views over Lake Erie and is one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the Great Lakes region. Today you can peer into the keeper's cottage and enjoy a picnic on the grassy lawns. A short ferry ride from Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay is a fantastic day trip. Spend the day beach hopping around South Bass Island and visiting attractions like Valentine Doller Estate and Perry's Cave Family Fun Center.

How to get to Marblehead

Marblehead is in Ottawa County, a 1-hour drive from Toledo, 1.5 hours from Cleveland, and 2.5 hours from Columbus. Most visitors arrive by car, with exits located along the Ohio State Route 2. Cleveland Hopkins International and John Glenn Columbus International are popular air travel gateways. You'll also find flights from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Michigan and Pittsburgh International in Pennsylvania. Travel in Marblehead village is easy on foot, though you'll need a car to explore Ottawa County and the Lake Erie shoreline at your own pace.