Cedar Point dilemma?

Cedar Point: Rates for Breakers Express: should I stay there?

From Matthew Carpenter
Posted February 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM
I am going to Cedar point June 3rd-4th, I need to know the rates of Breakers Express and if I should stay there or a vacation rental property.

From Joshua Counsil
Posted February 21, 2011 at 4:13 PM
I had this same debate with myself last summer. None of the Cedar Point properties are worth their prices. Stay in Cleveland. You'll get a much better hotel in terms of price and quality. The drive is just under an hour, but well worth it. Your dining and entertainment options are diverse in Cleveland, so there's no need to stick to theme park grub.

I've been to Cedar Point three times - two times camping and one time at a hotel in Cleveland. The camping in Sandusky is mediocre. I can't recommend staying in Cleveland highly enough.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 22, 2011 at 3:07 AM
Sorry, Joshua..I just can't see why anyone visiting CP would stay in Cleveland, considering the plethora of (reasonably priced, depending on dates) motels on the roads around the causeway. The only way I could see Cleveland being a good option is if one was also taking in the Rock and Roll Hall, an Indians game, the Science Museum, etc.

From Derek Potter
Posted February 22, 2011 at 7:33 PM
Don't stay in Cleveland. Your time and gas will negate the few bucks you might save.

Breakers Express is the least expensive Cedar Point property. It's a nice place, and you get the benefits of being at a Cedar Point hotel (early entry, discounts..etc) Even if you didn't stay at a Cedar Point hotel, there are a bunch of hotels in Sandusky...most of which are about the same price as the Breakers Express

From James Koehl
Posted February 23, 2011 at 8:09 PM
Matthew, all the CP Resort hotels have their good and bad points. They are not themed ad nauseum, but then, you aren't going to Cedar Point for the hotel experience. The Breakers Express is a fine, basic motel/hotel, and is not far from the park, but be aware that it is not located on the Cedar Point penninsula itself. I think that they have a shuttle to the park, but check on that for sure. We like to stay at The Breakers Hotel on Cedar Point simply because it is so convenient to spend a few hours on a hot afternoon riding the water rides over and over, then walk back to the room, change into dry clothes and go back to the park. It costs more than Breakers Express, so we don't do that often, but we try to do it at least once a season.
Cleveland? There are lots of nice places a lot closer. That would be like staying in Tampa when you want to visit WDW. If you want to see stuff in Cleveland, stay in Cleveland. If you want to go to Cedar Point, stay in Sandusky.

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