Hotel Review: Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

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Hotel Review: Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

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Offering lakefront views of Lake Erie and immediate access to the theme park, the Hotel Breakers is a great option to consider when visiting Cedar Point.

For my mom’s birthday last July 2016, she wished to enjoy the beach as it has been a while since we’ve been to one. Beaches are not the first thing you associate with Midwest USA. Most of the states are landlocked except for those with lake frontage.

So, I head on to the nets to research my options. I found Cedar Point in Ohio. The Rollercoaster Capital of the World sits on a peninsula on Lake Erie. Plenty of accommodation options with one having a beachfront.

My husband is a rollercoaster buff. He said, “Yes!” before I get to say “Point”. It has been a while since he visited the theme park as well. It was an easy sale to everyone.

With the family in tow, we head for Sandusky, Ohio, where water parks and Cedar Point, welcome vacationers in the summer.

Booking

For this trip, we have 7 family members, including our 1-year-old son, with us. We chose to stay at the Hotel Breakers which was just refurbished in 2015. The beachfront hotel was the park’s signature hotel since 1907. We booked a Lakeview Suite, which can accommodate 6 guests.

Cedar Point’s booking website is straightforward. However, we did book through a third-party site where I receive discounts as part of my work benefits from my then employer.

Alternatively, you can also book Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers from Hotels.com where nightly rates can go as low as $262/night. Hotels.com has its own reward points that you could collect towards free nights.

Check-In and Lobby

To get to the entrance, you must weave through a road around the theme park itself. Basically, the theme park is the hotel’s backyard. It makes it nerve wrecking exciting as you drive by all the rides you get to scream in later.

Grand Entrance of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Grand Entrance of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

There is no available valet parking. However, self-parking is free and you get in-and-out privileges. The only issue is finding a spot that does not feel like you just walked the entire lot under the heat of the summer sun.

There is a huge car port where you can pull up and unload the luggage. Bellhop counter is nearby to take your luggage to your room.

Car Port of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Car Port of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

The hotel has just gone through renovations in 2015. You can appreciate this as you walk through nicely decorated and clean hallways.

The lobby is very spacious with several seats and reception counters to register. The room also features two (2) carousel horses and a color palette inspired by the theme park and the beach.

Mom at the Lobby of Hotel Breakers

Mom in the Lobby of Hotel Breakers

 

Lobby of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Lobby of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Check-in starts at 4:00 PM.

The Room

Our family booked the Lakeview Suite. The room is decorated with fun colors and photos of the rides in the theme park.

Queen Beds, Lakeview Suite of Hotel Breakers

Queen Beds, Lakeview Suite of Hotel Breakers

Queen Beds, Lakeview Suite of Hotel Breakers

Queen Beds, Lakeview Suite of Hotel Breakers

The suite has sliding doors to separate the sleeping area from the sitting area for those who like privacy. There are two (2) queen beds and a sleeper sofa.

Sitting Area, Lakeview Suite in Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Sitting Area, Lakeview Suite in Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

There is only one (1) bathroom with a shower tub. It wasn’t an issue for the six (6) of us. However, there are available connected rooms or suites that offer two (2) bathrooms.

It also has a private screen balcony that showcases the lake and the beach.

Balcony, Lakeview Suite, Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

My husband and I enjoying the breeze and view of the lake in the comfort of our room.

Other features of the room include free wifi, hair dryer, ironing board and iron, and a kitchenette with a dorm-size refrigerator and a microwave. Pretty useful for heating leftovers or packed meals if you want to save money towards dining.

Amenities

The fun does not stop at the Cedar Point theme park. This hotel also has other amenities that your family can benefit from after an enjoyable day in the park.

Concierge Lounge

We did not have access to this area for this stay. However, if you did a book a room that includes this service (usually the 10th floor suites), it comes with complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening hors d’oeuvres.

Beach Access

Beach in Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Need I even say more?

Exclusive access to the beach for hotel guests. This is great for members of the family who are not fans of thrilling rides and just want to chill in the beach.

Lake Erie Beach

In case you needed more convincing.

Loads of lounging chairs with umbrellas on the vast shore.

Granny relaxes at the Hotel Breakers Beach, Cedar Point

Granny relaxes in one of the chairs while we swim in the lake.

There are several activities in the beach including beach volleyball, corn hole, and a pop-up movie theater at night.

Andy and I in Hotel Breakers Beach, Cedar Point

While Dad conquers his tall and fast roller coasters, we have fun in the beach.

Outdoor and Indoor Pool + Hot Tub

Kid Pool, Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Kid Pool, Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

You don’t like the feel of sand between your toes?

The resort also offers a pool area for both adults and children. The children’s pool is a zero-entry water play area with slides and gizmos that are fun to interact with.

Again, they have lots of available seating around the pools for the family to rest and enjoy snacks or cocktails.

Fitness Center

In case the other activities are not enough to burn your calories, a fitness center is available for guests.

Breakers Boutique

Huge choice of souvenir knickknacks like shirts, glasses, key chains, and stuffed toys.

Plushies in Breakers Boutique

Plushies in Breakers Boutique

Breakers Boutique, Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Plenty of souvenirs!

Meet the Peanuts Gang

Get to meet Snoopy and Charlie Brown as they wander around the resort meeting fellow guests! You might even see them in their pajamas saying bidding good night to everyone.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown in Hotel Breakers

Snoopy and Charlie Brown in Hotel Breakers

Dining Options

The resort has plenty of selections for having a meal.

Dress code is casual. Most are family friendly except, of course, for the bar areas.

Perkins Restaurant

Breakfast at Perkins, Hotel Breakers

Starting the day right in Perkins.

This restaurant and bakery serves American favorites during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We ate for breakfast here and got ourselves some waffles, bacon and eggs to start the day right.

TOMO Hibachi Grill

If your family wants to experience teppanyaki, this is the place to go. Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine where the chef uses an iron griddle to cook. Most of the time, in front of the guests, entertaining people while they watch their food being prepared.

Tomo Hibachi Grill, Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point

Teppanyaki chefs entertain their guests as they prepare the meals.

Expect flinging utensils, cracking eggs and flaming volcano onions.

This Japanese restaurant is located in the lobby.

Starbucks

You can get your java or Teavana fix at a full-service Starbucks before heading out to enjoy the beach.

The famous coffee chain is located in the rotunda area next to the Surf Lounge.

Surf Lounge

Full service bar near the pool and beach. Aside from beer, wine and cocktails, they also serve light fare of meals such as sandwiches, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and kids chicken fingers. You can order the kids meals and eat somewhere else.

TGI Fridays

Another familiar restaurant chain to offer you American favorites. Enjoy your meal here with indoor and outdoor seating. With Jack Daniel ribs and a beach view, you can leave me be.

Perks of Staying Here

Cedar Point Water Park

Cedar Point Water Park

Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers is a great hotel to stay in with lots to offer for everyone in the family. The hotel is, literally, a stone’s throw away from the Cedar Point Theme Park and the Cedar Point Shores Water Park. Guests get great discount deals with admission packages as well as an hour of exclusive Early Entry to the main theme park. With the hotel so near, you can take breaks in the middle of the day and come back later for more fun.

Book a room in Hotel Breakers here.

Have you been to Cedar Point? What’s your favorite ride or experience?

 

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yamkins

yamkins

Yamkins founded Gofamgo in 2017. She enjoys new places to explore and discover new grubs with her husband Derbo and their son. When she is not traveling, she loves watching movies, TV shows and predicting who gets to sit on the Iron Throne. She is also a freelance designer and registered nurse.

9 Comments

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    It looks like a great place to stay! Glad ya’ll had fun!

    December 22, 2017 at 8:31 am
  • Amanda

    I had no idea this was the roller coaster capital…how fun! The hotel looks lovely…if it has Starbucks I am happy…lol! My kids would love the beach, and that pool!

    December 22, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Jamie

    That looks like a fabulous place to stay! The pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for the fab review!

    December 22, 2017 at 11:20 am
  • Emily

    Ummmm, you had me at roller coaster capital of the world! Awesome!

    December 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Margriet

    It looks very nice there!

    January 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm
  • Unta

    Great place to spend a vacation. Especially if you like adrenaline. 🙂

    January 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm
  • Paula - Gone with the Wine

    Love the view on the lake! There is nothing better than a good view from a room, makes you feel like a true vacation.

    January 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Varsha

    Wow. Now that’s amazing. You really had great fun. Thanks for this lovely review

    January 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm
  • Marie Gizelle

    Looks like a convenient and comfy place to stay. Seeing that you are all smiles in the photos too…proves you enjoyed your stay…

    January 10, 2018 at 5:35 am
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