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405 Lakeview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5607
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#3 of 9 hotels in Put in Bay
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The Bay Lodging Resort is located just a couple blocks from downtown Put in Bay on a quiet, tree-lined lane. Whether you choose to explore the island on one of our golf carts (available for rent at our front desk), or hang out and relax at SJ's Hideaway, our poolside bar, our gracious staff is available to help you 24/7 during the season. We now offer 42 hotel units, 6 two bedroom units, and 2 split-level suites. Each 2 bedroom guest suite is spacious, air conditioned, and consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room with sleeper sofa, and fully equipped kitchen. These sleep up to 6 people. Each split-level suite sleeps up to 10 people and is ideal for large families, bachelorette parties, or corporate groups. Our goal is to to make sure that your visit to Put-in-Bay is the best it can possibly be! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Clothes rack
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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susan wrote a review Jul 2022
Key West, Florida2 contributions
Two past stays in remodeled rooms were positive. This stay we booked a two bedroom suite. Unfortunately there is a large discrepancy in room conditions. Our teen rated it on a college dorm level. Lower quality beds, stained worn carpet & furniture. Small cramped bathroom & shower stall. The staff and atmosphere is positive. The location is convenient. On site bar, pool, and cart rentals.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: requested on site cart rental in advance. Good hotel communication. Short ride to marina & main...
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Response from Dawn Hall, Owner at Bay Lodging Resort
Responded 4 Aug 2022
Thank you for choosing Bay Lodging Resort for your stay! We are under new ownership and have been steadily renovating rooms at our facilities. So far, we've remodeled all rooms in our main building, and have plans to remodel our suites and second story rooms in the remaining building over the next couple of winters. We hope that you will continue to stay with us to see the exciting updates!
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Shan t wrote a review Jun 2022
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We have always stayed here, and last year stayed elsewhere because it was cheaper.... but this was the first place we stayed and every year we always came back, so we got lucky. I'm sorry I stranded out to try new, but maybe not now I know how good we had it here. Everyone is always friendly, it's clean, nice pool! And it's close to downtown but not too close it's loud. And best of all you can rent your golf cart off of them. The price you can't beat, I really won't go anywhere else now when we stay on Put In Bay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dawn Hall, Owner at Bay Lodging Resort
Responded 4 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!
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JenMarie wrote a review Sep 2021
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Pictures on the web lie. The place was dirty. Vents in hallway caked in dust and dirt, Rooms without TP No kleenex Flat sheets on bed sideways TVs do not work DOG FECES IN POOL AREA Poolside chairs awful, faded dirty Landscaping looked awful full of weeds. BREAKFAST WAS HORRID< CHEAP MUFFINS AND YOGURT< NO TOAST OR FRUIT, A GALLON OF MILK EVERYONE TOUCHED AND USED> GROSS FOOD NOT worth the money spent!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Logan A wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
When we got to our room the tv was broken, the room was 90° and the air wouldn’t cool the room, even after being set on 60° for three hours we were still sweating in the room. There was no shower head in the shower either. When we tried to contact the office they had closed early and wouldn’t answer the emergency line. We were driven out by the heat and had to go to a different hotel. Half an hour after we got settled in the née hotel we got called by the front desk person saying that there was nothing wrong with our room and we would not be getting any refund. We went back to prove the room was faulty only to find out the staff had repaired the broken tv only to tell us it was never broken. The room did eventually cool down but it took 5 hours and the staff said that meant it worked fine. And when we pointed out the broken shower we were told they didn’t know why it was like that but if we agreed to come back to stay they would try to fix it. They took our keys away once we said we had another hotel (we hadn’t stayed in the room more than 4 hours) and informed us we would not be getting a refund. After threatening to get our bank involved they agreed to give us back half of our money. Then when we got home we realized they charged us for a second golf cart without our knowing and when we brought it to our attention they told us it wasn’t their problem and are refusing to make it right! Never stay at this poor excuse of a hotel under any circumstances!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Crystal A wrote a review Jun 2021
Columbus, Indiana7 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel was dingy at best. No one at the desk when you needed them. We followed the instructions in their confirmation email and reserved a golf cart. At arrival desk clerk charged us again for their carts on site. We didn’t discover we were charged by two companies until we got home. There’s $300 we don’t get back. Checked into the room (upstairs no elevator) and the room is small hot and not functional. No shower head. Ac won’t cool. And the tv doesn’t work. After calling repeatedly trying to get to desk staff we gave up and moved to another hotel. Don’t give them any money! Rip off!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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DEZARAE K wrote a review Jun 2021
Athens, Ohio1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our trip all around was good. But this MOTEL, not hotel, was awful. We were so excited to be able to swim in the pool, since that was what was promoted and what we paid for. The pool is connected from an outside pool to inside. It was closed the first day completely. Then it was finally open and the water was ice cold. So, we were excited that they had a hot tub but it was boiling hot, with no temperature adjustment and our skin was tingling due to the very hot water. Another thing that was ice cold was the shower! Hot water lasted about 5 minutes so that was fun. Advertised free parking on the website then charged us $10 when we arrived. The “continental breakfast” was yummy delicious of prepackaged cereal, prepackaged granola bars, and prepackaged muffins. But don’t worry you can wash down the terrible artificial breakfast with watered down orange juice that’s offered or skim milk! No body is ever at the front desk, we tried calling four times before our arrival. And then we went around 9 p.m. one night to get towels, there was no one there, EVER. l haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. We were out enjoying our day and came back to our room and our key would not open the door whatsoever. So thankfully for once, someone was at the front desk and gave us 3 different sets of keys, the door still was not opening. So they send the “manager” and a maintenance man to come open our door with crow bars. There was something wrong with the wiring, and you could see where it had been pried open before. We had to move all of our things to another room, missing our dinner reservations, it really put a damper on the night. So how were we compensated? The boy at the front desk so nicely told us we could check out at 3 p.m. the next day instead of 11 a.m. which was very nice and we were thankful! The next morning we asked the front desk if we could keep our golf cart until 3 p.m. also, since it was supposed to be returned at check out time. The “manager” then says that we can’t check out 3 p.m. and he doesn’t know why the other employee would tell us that and that the employee was probably just “stressed out”. And then proceeded to tell us that he was already down a room (because our door was broken) like it was our fault. He then continued to to tell us that we need to checkout close to the original time of 11 a.m. and he told us this at 10:50 a.m. Another damper on our trip, because we had planned on staying until 3 p.m. and had activities planned that day. So we asked the manager if we could at least keep the golf cart until 3 p.m. since we were deceived by our check out time. His response was “Well usually it would be $48, but l can give it to you for $20” WHAT A DEAL!! The manager was not accommodating at all, and he is just looking for more money. DO NOT STAY HERE!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Biddy wrote a review May 2021
Hilliard, Ohio1 contribution
Overall, we had a great time at Bay Lodging Resort. Fairly close to the action downtown but far enough away that it was quiet. Kristy at the front desk was great and helpful. Owner Steve made sure we enjoyed our stay. Room was updated and clean. Bathroom was clean and nice also. Would love to try out the pool and hot tub next visit. The golf cart we got at the resort was really nice and so much fun. Thanks for a great visit!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Page A wrote a review Jul 2020
Nashua, Montana2 contributions9 helpful votes
We tried to make a reservation in February 2020, were told they would contact us when it was processed, we never heard back. We didn't receive the email they claim they sent, they charged our card $1200 and didn't confirm our reservation until we were within the 15 day cancellation period, so we get to forfeit the entire amount. This in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic which caused the cancellation of the event we were traveling to Put-in-Bay to attend. The desk person was rude and argumentative, owner was defensive and had no interest in working with us, just bragged about how many rooms they book. The worst customer service I have seen. We will never stay here, in fact will probably never go to Put-in-Bay after this experience.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Calebs&Moms adventures wrote a review Jul 2020
Aurora, Ohio90 contributions22 helpful votes
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WiFi didn't work, I got told 2 different answers on why. Pool was unavailable all day Wednesday when I asked the front desk the replie from a young guy who could give a crap....huh did you want me to clean it? The grounds/pool area/pool were littered and dirty. You would think the hotel staff would be cleaning it up but they were playing on their phones. Ice maker was broken. The "free" breakfast was a joke. Maybe it cost $1 worth for them. Bowls of cold cereal and a gallon of milk in frig. Gross generic prepackaged muffins in a bowl. Look at my pics all the counters were empty. Cigarette butts every where. Hot tub was cold water and broke. The shower had was a hot mess garden hose mist. The tiny tiny frig in the room was sitting on the floor???? When the air conditioner turned on each time it sounded like a train coming through the room. Almost the worst hotel I spent $$ on.($217) Again same island different hotel.....staying the night in your car would have been better.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rita P wrote a review Sep 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello Sir Sorry to inform you that my friend and myself were guest at your hotel in Put In Bay last night and room # 2220 was very disappointing as it had spiders alive and dead along with a bunch of mosquitos covering on the walls. Also the room phone was not working. I have video and pictures if you would like to see them. Your staff was very apologetic and owned up to how dirty and unhealthy the standard of the room was. The pool was very dirty and had bugs all over. This is the first time we came to Put in Bay after living in Cleveland for 34 years and we were hoping for a excellent experience. My friend had taken time off from work and is very disappointed after spending a night at the Bay Lodging Resort. We are asking for a full refund and the dollars we spent at Put In Bay. The room cost us $221.00 and we spent around $200.00 additional. Please email your reply as soon as you can. Rita Patel
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Lodging Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bay Lodging Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hooligans Irish Pub, Put-in-Bay (0.3 km), Lake Erie Islands Historical Society (0.2 km), and Chocolate Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay Lodging Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Bay Lodging Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bay Lodging Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay Lodging Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay Lodging Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Forge, Goat, Soup and Whiskey, and Hooligans.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bay Lodging Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Bay Lodging Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Put in Bay.
Are pets allowed at Bay Lodging Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bay Lodging Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay Lodging Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (1.2 km), Stonehenge Estate (0.7 km), and Catawba Island Historical Society (7.6 km).