Castaway Bay Resort
Travel Blogs from Sandusky
Written by Ethan
On Wednesday 28th of August we went on an adventure to Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio. We started the morning early because the Castaway Hotel that we went stayed at gave us passes to get in and on the rides early the first ride I rode at cedar point was the Raptor it was fast and loud and heaps of fun. At that stage I was …
This is the part of our trip when when we head up to Ohio to where Jamie grew up, went to school and both his Dad and brother still live. The usual pack up, stack the car, find all the bits and pieces that have been scattered around is the order of the day. Load everyone in to our vans and then the travel begins again. The drive form Kentucky to …
We took route along the coastline although you couldn't see much. There were a lot of cottages and cabins for the summer people. We got to a cute town Vermillion that had a beach access and of course a lighthouse. Terry was thankful that he didn't have to take me to every lighthouse for a picture like I did in ME. We stopped and enjoyed the view then drove down the road to Thomas Edison's birth home in Milan.
... town and I bet it was packed last weekend (Labor Day) but now it is deserted with many of the motels closed. Went to the park on the lake and walked around. Many of the marinas still have a lot of boats and sailboats but this one only had a few. Went to the next peninsula where Marblehead lighthouse then came home via Pizza Hut to get ready for the next ...
We woke up early today and did the 5 minute drive to Cedar Point theme park. ( if you go on you tube and look up cedar point rollor coasters you will see some of the ones I went on. I went on all of them ( millemioum force, sky scraper, speed freak Etc) . After 7 hours at the theme park we drove to Cleveland (an hour up the road) as we are flying to Miami tomorrow.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Castaway Bay Resort Sandusky
Sorry to see the Radisson go..........
This was our 3rd and probably our last stay at the Radisson. Once again we enjoyed our stay and my granddaughters loved the decoration for Halloween. We are sad that this holel is a little out of our price range since it has turned into a indoor water park. This was not open yet when were there in Oct. The problem was no food and no gift shop. We ordered room service but the food was under cooked. That was diffently the down side. The coffe shop was not open due to remodeling.
I know we can't stop progress but I wish another location would have been picked for this water park and the hotel could have remained the Radisson.
This "new" resort just opened ten days ago. I should say that the waterpark is new, but the hotel is the same old Radisson. I was so disappointed when we opened the door to our room! We were hoping that it would be themed like the waterpark, what we found was old furniture and the same old floor plan, nothing fun, just a room. Quite a step down from the rooms at GWL I have to say!
Another great stay
We have enjoyed the Radisson for the last four years. And as always, our stay was great. I especially appreciate the balcony as I am a smoker and my daughter has asthma, so we are able to stay in a nonsmoking room.
The room itself was clean and very comfortable.
We will miss staying there as it will become Castaway Bay on November 2004.
Warning: Toxic Black Mold behind bathroom wallpaper
The moldy smell in the room and the bubbled wallpaper in the bathroom led us to peel back a section of very loose wallpaper in the bathroom, revealing an entire wall of black, toxic mold. The entire first floor of the hotel smells moldy leaving guests wondering how many other rooms have black mold behind the wallpaper? Be very careful selecting this hotel. Your health may be at risk.
We decided to stay here this past week while going to Cedar Point. The entrance and front desk all look very nice from the surface - however when sitting in the lobby the end tables were visibly dirty - got into room about 9:00 p.m. after a long day at Cedar Point - room smelled, carpet nasty, wrapper by bed - shower made us about puke, the toilet was dirty, could see poop on the rim, the tissue holder looked like someone blew their nose on it, there was hair stuck to the shower wall, the mat in the tub was mildewy looking - the beds had dirty sheets, large hair in bed as well as what appeared to be an eye lash, sheets were wrinkled and not even tucked in - the night stand was sticky with juice or something on it with visible rings where someone had set their cold drink on it - T.V. had visible rings on it as well - the walls had filthy black and brown marks on them especially by the light switches - we called the front desk who said she could put us into another room but we insisted that a manager come up to look at this room first just to show her the filth - she agreed that it was filthy and appologized and said she would put us in another room which was bigger but not on the bay as the first one was - got to this one and she asked us to check it out first and by the surface it did look a lot better as the carpet looked relatively new and this was about 10:00 p.m. and we were tired and hungry and just wanted to get settled in so we said this was much better however we should have known that when my 4 year old climbed on the top bunk bed and found a Canadian Dollar (coin) that someone obviously did not change the sheets here either - at any rate we started settling in and noticed the microave had something running down the front of it, there was pizza sauce on the wall by the fridge and that top bunk bed ended up having hair and boogers in it - the bath tub drain was backed up while showering (we wore our flip flops in the tub after getting a better look at the tub and shower curtain - curtain had rust and mildew all along the bottom inside of it) when I took the drain top off (it was one of those kind that pull up and turn to let the water go down) it was jam packed with hair and filth - the balcony was filthy screens were fithy the chairs were covered in what looked like fly poop therefore we did not sit on the balcony the next morning - I could continue on but hopefully you get the point here - it was the worst hotel we had ever stayed in and Cedar Point (who owns this "resort") is giving this chain a bad name - its suppose to be the big indoor water park this November but I wouldn't stay back at that hole in the ground if you paid me to - furthurmore, even if they say they are going to fix up the rooms (which I dont know if they are or not) they would honestly have to start with the walls (paint or wallpaper) and new tubs/showers in every unit and new tile new carpet etc. everything needed updated - yeah and as everyone has said they only have 17 channels.
Wow, this place is a ripoff! Don't pay a dime more to stay here because it happens to be a called Cedar Point resort. In fact its about six miles away. The rooms were small and very outdated, the channel selection on the t.v. was pathetic when the picture was clear, we had to pay at the front desk before we could rent a movie, the paint in the shower was peeling and they don't offer a continental breakfast. This is not a great place to stay for the money. If your not going to stay at one of the hotels right on Cedar Point, you might as well get a room at the Holiday Inn for about half as much. Its just about the same quality.
The Radisson Harbour Inn Sandusky is currently being renovated into Cedar Point's Castaway Bay indoor water park and resort. They are open during renovations, but once the construction of the water park is complete in November 04, the hotel will no longer be a Radisson. I stayed there this past weekend, and there is already a large boat that spreads across half of the lobby.
Radison Harbour Inn
Stayed in early May, prior to opening of Cedar Point. Rooms off season are not expensive, about $70.00 for a harbor view room. During the Cedar Point season, the hotel is convienient to the park, without the crowds at the park hotels. Restaurants on site are O.K., somewhat expensive. The view of the harbor is excellent, with screened in porches. Overall an excellent place to stay.
Chose the Radisson for a weekend at Cedar Point because it was the only 3 star hotel (there were no 4 star hotels) near the park. The room was small but nice and clean. TV has only 17 channels. We didn't go to watch tv, but while relaxing after a day at the park, there were only 17 channels to watch and 10 of those were paid programming. Leaving the room around 11:00 am, we turned the card asking the maid to make up the room since we had trash needing to go out as well as dirty coffee mugs, etc. Returning around 5:30, room was NOT made up--card on door said "since do not disturb sign was up they did not make up room". I don't know if someone turned the sign thinking it would be funny, or if it was a convenient way for the maid to avoid cleaning the room, but it was not made up. Called the desk and they said they would have someone come right away. We had wanted to rest for a few hours but left the room to eat at one of the hotel restaurants while the maid cleaned.