Hotel Kilbourne

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Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, desk
Elite Room, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, City View | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, desk

Overview of Hotel Kilbourne

Hotel Kilbourne

2.5 star property
Hotel with 3 bars/lounges, near Miami Park

9.2/10 Superb

373 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
223 West Water Street, Sandusky, OH, 44870
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Meeting room
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Espresso maker
  • Lift

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About this area

Getting around

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) - 59 min drive
  • Sandusky Station - 28 min walk

About this property

Hotel Kilbourne

Hotel in the entertainment district
Consider a stay at Hotel Kilbourne and take advantage of a rooftop terrace, a garden and 3 bars. The on-site restaurant, Moseley's Public House, features international cuisine and happy hour. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Tour/ticket information, smoke-free property and a front desk safe
  • Free newspapers, coffee/tea in the lobby and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guest rooms at Hotel Kilbourne boast thoughtful touches, such as premium bedding and Laptop workspace, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and climate-controlled air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets and down duvets
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries and hairdryers
  • 40-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Fridges, heating and daily housekeeping



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 or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • 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

  • The front desk is open daily from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM 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 cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 40 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Moseley's Public House – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered.
OH Taco – This restaurant specialises in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 75.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per day

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Kilbourne Sandusky
Kilbourne Sandusky
Hotel Kilbourne Sandusky Ohio
Hotel Kilbourne Hotel
Hotel Kilbourne Sandusky
Hotel Kilbourne Hotel Sandusky

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Kilbourne offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Kilbourne 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Kilbourne?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Kilbourne on 6 Oct 2022 start from $185, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Kilbourne?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, 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 Hotel Kilbourne?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of USD 75.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Kilbourne?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Kilbourne?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Hotel Kilbourne and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, kayaking and rock climbing. Enjoy amenities such as 3 bars and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Kilbourne?
Yes, Moseley's Public House offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Small City Taphouse (3-min walk), J Bistro (4-min walk) and Zinc Brasserie (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Kilbourne like?
Hotel Kilbourne is a short 5-minute walk from Lake Erie and 4 minutes' walk from Merry-Go-Round Museum. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for families.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Rebecca, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

What we did NOT like was the cost - unreal but located where we wanted to be - the fact there was ZERO parking for guests forking out that kind of money was not acceptable - we couldn't get to our room because the elevator was broken - only one elevator for guests who have medical conditions (double knee replacement and unable to climb four flights of steps) - if you are going to put guests in the loft then close the bar thats on that level as well - we will NEVER stay at the kilbourne again - but either drive further away from the destination or stay at a bed and breakfast - very dissatisfied - don't / won't recommend
Margaret Peggi, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We love the hotel. Even though we know it is Bike week, feel very pricey.
Barbara, 1-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This hotel has it all! Updated fixtures, clean rooms, rooftop bar and a tacos down on the main level…. Best of all across from the lake!! It’s a must stay! We will be back!
Theresa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We only stayed one night in the hotel. It was small, only 4 rooms on the floor. We were able to park in the free public parking across the street making it easy to get to. The check in process was not your typical check in. Most people in the ‘lobby’ were there waiting to eat at Oh taco. The pros of the room were: an amazing rainfall shower head and modern, clean updated room. The staff was friendly and responsive. The front door of the hotel does lock at midnight making you feel safe. It is located right next to the Jet Express dock and the downtown lift is all within walking distance. There was an espresso machine but we didn’t attempt to use it. Free Wi-Fi. The cons: the bed is not very comfortable and the sheets were pretty scratchy. If there are rooms above you, you can hear them stomping. I would advise not staying during bike week, the walls aren’t very sound proof to the outside. There was no microwave and the small fridge is stocked full of over priced items, so not much room to put your own drinks/food. All in all it was a nice short stay hotel.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Danielle, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great get away!
Very nice hotel. Very clean. Great view of lake. Friendly staff.. highly recommend!!
David, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ilene, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

We love staying at the Kilbourne when we are in Sandusky for a short stay. Its location in downtown Sandusky is its greatest asset for us. The only downside to each of the 3 different rooms we’ve stayed in is the lack of adequate towel bars in the bath.
Ann, 2-night romance trip
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