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Hotel Breakers- Is it worth it?

Cedar Point: Going to CP for the first time this summer and wondering if Hotel Breakers is a good value?

From Lars Raddishtop
Posted October 1, 2008 at 10:27 AM
Hi, me and my family will be going to Cedar
Point for the first time this summer in 2009. I was just wondering if the Hotel Breakers is a good place for us to stay. If not, I would like to know of any other close and nice hotel?


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From Derek Potter
Posted October 1, 2008 at 5:23 PM
Personally, I like the Breakers. It's about 30 feet from the hotel to the gate entrance, it has a lakefront view, a boardwalk, and a nice outdoor area for after hours.

That being said, it gets a little spendy to stay there in the peak season. What you don't want at the Breakers is to book the cheapest rooms they have. I've never been a fan of the Bonn Aire wing of the hotel. If you do decide on the Breakers, go mid price or higher.

It all depends on the amount in your party. The island has another hotel called Sandcastle Suites that is a short walk away. There are also cabins and RV sites within walking distance. If price point is important, I recommend the Breakers Express. It's on the mainland right before the causeway, but they are decent rooms with reasonable prices. This hotel also has a few things to do.

My personal recommendation, if you can swing the cash, is the main wing of the Breakers, but on a budget, Breakers Express. Be sure to look into the packages that each hotel offers.

From steve lee
Posted October 1, 2008 at 6:53 PM
Derek, I've seen you mention the Bon Aire section of the hotel before. What section is that? When we stayed, we were right off the rotunda in the oldest section of the hotel (right off the lobby). Despite the lack of an elevator, I really liked our room.

Lars, if you haven't already make sure you sign up on Cedar Point's site for the mailings. They usually send out a nice little planning guide that has a bunch of coupons in it, including discounted rates on the resorts (I think we got like $30 off our room). It's called the Family Getaway Guide, and you can only get it by signing up for it.

From Derek Potter
Posted October 2, 2008 at 1:13 PM
The section I'm talking about is the northern most wing of the hotel. It's not the oldest wing, but it's the least expensive. The rotunda rooms are the oldest rooms, and are nicer.

It's possible that they've remodeled that section by now. It's been a few years since I stayed in that wing.

Steve, were the bellhops working when you last stayed?

From steve lee
Posted October 2, 2008 at 2:09 PM
They may have been, but since we were just overnighting it we carried our own gear.

From aj bondarenko
Posted April 6, 2009 at 5:29 PM
its amazing

From Lynda Beam
Posted April 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM
I've stayed in most sections of the Breakers including the Bon Air. Personally now that I'm not a teenager anymore (not by a long shot), I prefer more of life's luxuries such as a newer bed, really good air conditioning, elevators ... The Bon Air is fine if you're going to be at the park all day and you really just need a bed at night. The rooms are adequate. I've heard some bad things about the musty odors, etc., but that's because there's so much humidity there. There are going to be varieties of bugs on the walls on the outside of the hotel, and trying to get into the balcony if you have one. That's just a fact of life, get used to it. Cedar Point is our yearly vacation and so now we just suck it in, and pay the money to stay in the tower. This year we're going all out for a jacuzzi suite. I can't wait!

From Sean McAvella
Posted April 10, 2009 at 9:07 PM
We go to Cedar Point twice each year and we always stay at Breakers Express. It's affordable and decent. I've never stayed anywhere else to compare although I've walked through Breakers and Sandcastle Suites. Sandcastle has recently had a makeover and should be nice. Again, it comes down to price for me. I've spoken to many people in the park and asked them where they stay. Comments are universal. Cleanliness in all of their hotels can be sketchy. I would say it has improved slightly in the past year or two. Hope that helps!

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