Cedar Point Amusement Park Hotel(s) Rates?Cedar Point: Hey!, i wanted to know the "BEST" rate for 8-10 people hotel room that is Walking Distance to Cedar Point Amusement Park, OH for July 28- July 30th? Thank You :-)
From Iyanna WilsonHey!, i wanted to know the "BEST" rate for 8-10 people hotel room that is Walking Distance to Cedar Point Amusement Park, OH for July 28- July 30th?
Posted April 25, 2010 at 9:25 PM
Thank You :-)
P.S: What is the weather like around that date and good Restaurants and if possible night clubs that plays Hip Hop/ Pop songs only ?
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From James KoehlIyanna,have you gone to the Cedar Point website yet? They can give you the prices at all the on-site hotels. There is nothing within walking distance of CP except for the hotels, camping sites, cabins,etc. on site, because CP is on a long penninsula, almost an island, in Lake Erie. I'm sure that many of the mainland hotels/motels offer shuttle service to the park. The on-site accomidations, at least the ones I've stayed at, are all really nice, but some are nicer than others and the prices reflect that. As far as hip-hop, no help here. Sorry!
Posted April 26, 2010 at 6:29 AM
From Derek PotterThe Cedar Point reservation system is a pretty good one. Just go to their website and the hotels link and you can get the specific pricing for your days. FYI You will be paying peak price for any room because of the days you are visiting.
Posted April 29, 2010 at 7:19 AM
If you want walking distance, you have to go with a Cedar Point hotel on site. Doing so has it's merits, such as cheap package tickets and early entry, but it will cost a little more. Personally, I always stay at a park hotel if my visit is extended. With the size of your party, I would look at either Sandcastle Suites or Hotel Breakers. If you are willing to sacrifice the walking distance to save some money, I would recommend the Breakers Express on the mainland. It's still a Cedar Point hotel with all the perks and it's just across the causeway.
A good thing about Cedar Point is that they do have other things to do on the island besides the park. They don't have a dance club that I know about, but the beach outside the Breakers will likely be hopping. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some kind of dance party on certain days in the evening. There are good restaurants outside the park on the island as well. Famous Dave's BBQ and TGI Fridays are both there, as are the Bay Harbor Inn (seafood, steak), and the Breakwater Cafe (diner food..decent breakfast spot). There's also a sushi/hibachi inside the Hotel Breakers if that's your thing. Also don't forget Challenge Park and Soak City, and also the lake beach, and a jetski rental/parasailing spot. There really is quite a bit to do without leaving the site. As for the weather, it's usually pretty hot/humid around that time of the summer. The lake breeze helps though.
If you want a more traditional nightlife with some bars and such, I would check out the downtown/waterfront section of Sandusky. It's about 5 minutes from Cedar Point. I don't know if they have any dance clubs at the moment, but I remember a few decent bars/pubs being open last time I was over there. The waterfront will likely be hopping as well, especially if the weather is nice.
One thing I strongly suggest. If you are going to stay on site at a Cedar Point hotel in July, I would reserve the room(s) ASAP. You are going during the busiest month of the season, and you might find it impossible to book the lower cost rooms if you wait too long. Your walking distance, early entry, and cheaper tickets will be replaced with a hotel 5-10 minutes away, and parking fees or a shuttle bus. It's not the most horrible thing in the world, because there are some decent hotels in Sandusky. I would much rather just stay on site and walk for a minute to the front gate, so I would act soon. Have fun you crazy kids!
From James KoehlDerek, if you stay on-site you don't need to walk to the front gate. The back gate at Soak City and the Beach gate next to the Breakers are both closer, and much less congested, and get you to the early opening rides faster.
Posted April 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM
Have you ever stayed at one of the cabins at Lighthouse Point?
From Derek PotterYes, I'm aware of the back entrance. My apologies for using front gate in the previous post. It's a 2 minute walk from the Breakers to the gate, and a prime reason why I stay at the Breakers. With early entry, you can be on and off several rides in the back of the park before most people even get back there. Also if you fancy a morning stroll down the boardwalk by the Breakers, there is a small east entrance by Wicked Twister on the south side of the beach.
Posted April 30, 2010 at 5:57 AM
I've never stayed in one of the cabins. Heard some really good things, but I've just always stayed at the Breakers, or Breakers Express if I'm on more of a budget. The cabins have become fairly pricey at 300 a night for most of the season. They do sleep 6 people though, and have a private deck with grill and a killer view. It's not something I would tell people to dismiss if they are planning a visit, because I've heard nothing but good things about the cottages and cabins, as well as the RV park. If I'm going to lay down that kind of money for a stay though, I'll spend my three hundy plus a night on a concierge or horizon suite at the Breakers.
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