Sunday, May 31, 2015

TRAVEL REVIEW: Cedar Point Hotel Breakers in Sandusky, OH #CPBlogging

Disclosure: My son and I received a complementary one night stay at Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers as part of my involvement in Cedar Point's #CPBlogging program. All opinions are my own...

A brilliant renovation brings the iconic Hotel Breakers back to life...

Recently, my son and I made the 2 hour drive from Detroit to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH.  While the weather did not hold out for us to go to Cedar Point and ride the new Rougarou floorless roller coaster (BOO!), we were able to enjoy a one night stay at Cedar Point's newly renovated Hotel Breakers - and we loved everything about it!

Now my family has stayed at quite a few hotels in the Sandusky, OH area over the years including Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Water Resort. But we had never stayed at Hotel Breakers mainly because the reviews posted on travel review sites like TripAdvisor usually focused on the downside of staying at an aging hotel property when there are so many newer hotels in the area.

Hotel Breakers is over 100 years old, and in recent years was very much in need of a renovation. Well that renovation is now complete and the brand new Hotel Breakers is a beautiful beach property with gorgeous grounds, fresh coastal themed rooms, wonderful amenities, and it's all only a 2 minute walk from Cedar Point Amusement Park!

To get to Hotel Breakers, we drove down the Cedar Point Causeway to an attended booth in the far left lane on the parking lot entry into Cedar Point Amusement Park. We told the attendant that we were staying at The Breakers and we were asked for our reservation number. We continued down the road surrounding Cedar Point until we got to another attended booth at the entry for the hotel. Once we turned onto the hotel grounds, we were greeted with beautiful landscaping and a view of the majestic coastal themed hotel.

Once we parked, we entered the hotel and preceded to the spectacular lobby to check-in.  The upper level of the lobby is decorated in photo collages of the attractions at Cedar Point Amusement Park.

After checking in, we went back to our car and drove over to park near the tower building where our room was located.  When we opened the door to our room on the 6th floor, I was blown away by the beauty of our room, which had a coastal theme to match the rest of the hotel. The rooms are decorated in white, cream and light blue colors and while there is carpet in the bed area, the entry hall and bathroom floors are wood which makes for easy clean-up since the hotel is located on a sandy beach.  The entryway has an open shelving closet which makes stowing luggage and handling clothing easy, along with a microwave, small frig, an iron and ironing board, and a passcode safe for storing valuables.

Our room had a perfect view of rides at Cedar Point, which are only a 2 minute walk from the hotel.  The hotel has it's own entry gate into the amusement park and guests get to enter the park one hour earlier than normal entry hours.

Hotel Breakers is a beach front property with beautiful waterfront views.  We could appreciate the beauty of the property, even though it was raining with temps only in the upper 50's.

The Hotel Breakers has some great amenities including an indoor pool and hot tub (which we loved so much that I forgot to take any photos), an arcade, a Starbucks, and a few restaurants including a TGI Fridays.

Hotel restaurants are great for an occasional meal, but it is also great to have a hotel room with a microwave and a frig so that families can bring their own food and save some money on food while on vacation.

My son and I loved our comfy room at Hotel Breakers and since the weather did not hold out for us to go to Cedar Point, we plan to come back and enjoy the hotel again - and this time ride the new Rougarou floorless roller coaster!



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