I'm wanting to say that I've heard a lot of good things about the nearby Super 8. I would suggest staying away from any locally owned hotels. Breakers Express is a good option. The rooms weren't great, but it was a good place to completely pass the FFFF out after two full days at Coaster Campout. Although, even if the room sucked, I think we pretty much died for eight hours that night, anyway.
Wherever you choose to stay, just check reviews for any reported bed bug findings, unless you want to take them home with you.
I can confirm that it's quite good for a Super 8 (though it's a bit far from the park).
Don't confuse it with this place which used to be a Super 8 until last year and comes up in a bunch of searches for "Super 8 Sandusky" but apparently since it was such a sh*thole they made it some off-brand crap for a year and now Choice scooped it up and branded it as a Rodeway Inn (Their bottom-of-the-barrel brand). You want the place by the Turnpike.
I spent 4 days at Sandusky's Econo Lodge North. It was a super convenient location (5 minute drive to Cedar Point), cheap (I mean what else would you expect from Econo Lodge), and clean. The only negative was how bad the wireless internet was, but it's not a big issue if you plan to spend most of your time at the park.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Coaster (PNE Playland), Phoenix, Boulder Dash Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Untamed, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Schwur des Karnan Most Recent Trip Reports- Funtown U.S.A. & Palace Playland
When I went in August, I actually ditched the hotel idea and rented a condo for the couple days. I can’t remember the website, it may have been home away.com or something, but look up Chesapeake Lofts. Near the park, the place had good internet, had a pool, and a patio that looked out over the marina at the park. Awesome view at night with all the lit up coasters!
Don’t have any photos of the unit but I have a photo of the view off the porch!
Six Flags Darien Lake is my home park.....
CURRENT COASTER COUNT:63 ....yeah I need to go to more parks lol
TOP 10:1.) Steel Vengeance, 2.) Millennium Force, 3.) Leviathan, 4.) Mako, 5.) Behemoth, 6.) Maverick, 7.) Top Thrill Dragster, 8.) Ride of Steel, 9.) Yukon Striker, 10.) Valravn
If price is a major factor, and this is mainly for a place to crash, Motel 6 Huron isn't bad at all. It's cheap, clean, even has an indoor pool and hot tub if that's your thing. It's about 15 minutes from the motel to the parking lot. Definitely a legit low cost option.
Canobie Coaster wrote:I spent 4 days at Sandusky's Econo Lodge North. It was a super convenient location (5 minute drive to Cedar Point), cheap (I mean what else would you expect from Econo Lodge), and clean. The only negative was how bad the wireless internet was, but it's not a big issue if you plan to spend most of your time at the park.
This is my go-to also but I have mixed feelings. The rooms are surprisingly decent (fake bed runners... klassy) but it has outdoor hallways and sometimes it's just a Sandusky sh*thole parking lot party (other times it's fine, it all depends).
I'll probably continue to stay there because the location is great but I wouldn't recommend it to people with actual standards.
I stayed at Comfort Inn River’s Edge in Huron last summer and was pleased with it. The rooms were comfortable and clean, WiFi worked, and hot breakfast was included. It was a little cheaper than the Comfort Inn in Sandusky, and was about a 20-minute drive from the park. It overlooks the Huron River, so prepare for the stench of dead fish as soon as you get out of the car, LOL. But you don’t smell it inside the hotel, and it provides a nice view.
Option 1 - Luxury/Best-of-the-Best. In this case, that would be Breakers.
Option 2 - Cheapest I can get where I'm not going to get robbed at/infected with bedbugs. In this case, that would be the Magnuson Hotel. Others here will call boo but I had a perfectly fine 3-night stay back in June 2017 for like $40 a night. The pool being open until midnight was awesome. On an amusement park trip you're not spending any time in the hotel.
-Mike Total Coasters: 134 Top 10 Steel: Maverick, Skyrush, Intimidator 305, Banshee, Millennium Force, Raptor, Superman: The Ride (SFNE), Top Thrill Dragster, Big Bad Wolf, Volcano Top 10 Wood: The Beast, El Toro, Phoenix (Knoebels), Boulder Dash, Thunderbolt (KW), Mystic Timbers, Comet (Hershey), Hercules, Shivering Timbers, Jack Rabbit (KW) Top 5 Hybrid: Twisted Timbers, Goliath (SFGAm), Wicked Cyclone, Great White, Gemini