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The Island House Hotel

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Overview of The Island House Hotel

The Island House Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Port Clinton with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very Good

697 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Restaurant
102 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH, 43452

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About this area

Getting around

  • Toledo Express Airport (TOL) - 59 min drive
  • Sandusky Station - 21 min drive


  • Ala Carte Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Sloopy's Sports Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Wendy's - 3 min walk
  • Bootleggers Waterfront Grille and Bar - 3 min walk
  • Dock's Beach House - 9 min walk

About this property

The Island House Hotel

The Island House Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Port Clinton. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Safari nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Sledding nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1886
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Island House Hotel Port Clinton
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The Island House Hotel Port Clinton, Ohio
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Island House Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Island House Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Island House Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Island House Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Island House Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Island House Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Island House Hotel and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like sledding and snowmobiling, and return when the snow melts for boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours.
Are there restaurants at or near The Island House Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bootleggers Waterfront Grille and Bar (3-min walk), Dock's Beach House (9-min walk), and Bell Mell Pizza (11-min walk).
What's the area around The Island House Hotel like?
The Island House Hotel is in the heart of Port Clinton, a short 8-minute walk from Lake Erie and 3 minutes' walk from Jet Express. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



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2/10 Poor

They didnt want to honor our expedia price since they changed ownership. Made us wait till 3 for check in even though room then readyThen took 20 additional minutes to gain approval for rate and only granted when I said I wanted to cancel. No towels in our room. Clean but needs updated.
Jacquelyn, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I was quoted $172.00. At check in they charged me $262.00
Julie, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

4/10 Fair

Very disappointing stay!
The web site is very misleading! If you think your stay is comparable to any hotel/motel with housekeeping services, I can guarantee that you will be sadly disappointed! I rented an apartment suite x 1 wk that was dusty upon arrival. The majority of the front desk staff were not customer friendly and lacked hospitality skills. I was expecting per the website to have a sofa bed or rollaway bed which was not available! I put dirty towels and a garbage bag outside my door which was there x 3 days! Totally unacceptable! I was told on 3 different occasions that my room would be tended … NEVER HAPPENED! I have come to understand that these units are individually owned and I needed to bring my own linens and paper products…I’m sure you’ll agree that this is ridiculous! I’ve been visiting Port Clinton x 35 yrs… I will emphatically say that the Island House Hotel is not a desirable place to stay! You will not get what you think you’re willing to pay. The owner was not accommodating to my request for a discount for the total lack of service!
Teresa, 7-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

J Michael, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very Good

stephanie, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

It is getting run down, as is the area.
Stephen, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Maliha, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The hotel was dated and the room could of been cleaner. Check in was a mess. One room booked but had me listed for 2 rooms. Fearful for being charged for a second room I did not request. Staff are not very friendly. We were in and out of the hotel several times over the 4 days and no one greeted us, in any way. Was told nothing about the hotel. Had to request the wifi password. The hotel is listed as having an onsite restaurant and bar. When I asked the hours was told, "there closed because they just bought it". Not sure who they is but there listing needs updated as this was a huge disappointment. We booked the hotel for the onsight convenience. Coffee pot in room was so dirty we could not use it. The complimentary body wash and shampoo was very watered down. Be sure to bring our own. I would not book here again
Wendy, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

I absolutely love this property. This was my 3rd time staying here, Staff is always welcoming and knowledgeable on the history. Is location is great, Directly across from the jet express ferry, Great little bars and eateries on the same road. In the past times I have stayed Here, The restaurant and bar inside Was open. This most recent trip it was not. Overall it's a great place to stay if you're visiting the islands.
Jessica, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Location!
Shawn, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review