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Put-in-Bay Hotels & Resorts

Best Put-in-Bay Hotels and Resorts

Here are some of the best resorts and hotels at Put-In-Bay. You and your loved ones can find the best places to stay at Put-in-Bay, check the following…

During your vacation, Put-in-Bay is ready to make your Lake Erie venture exceedingly memorable and comfortable. All the bases are covered, from properties that offer last minute getaways to family-friendly retreats to beautiful resorts that make for unforgettable island stays.

Put-in-Bay Ohio Hotels

From budget friendly hotels to luxurious lakefront condos, accommodations on Put-in-Bay Island come in every shape and size. Browse Put-in-Bay resorts by area, style, price range and amenities and find your perfect room. Have a look at our listings and find the best pet-friendly places to stay, waterfront condos and downtown resorts with swimming pools, and much, much more. All hotels on the island are just a quick walk to the downtown Bay and parks! Also, be sure to check out our Vacation Rentals page if you are looking for something a little different. It just may be the difference between a good vacation and the best vacation you’ve ever had!

The benefits of a great Put-In-Bay Hotel Room are to be noted.  Excellent location, proximity to a great outdoor pool with tiki bar, free WiFi, helpful front desk and onsite golf cart rentals are what you should expect from the best Hotels.  Those that fit this description are the Commodore Resort and the Put-In-Bay Victory Station Hotel.  Both offer exceptional service and walking distance to Delaware Avenue.  

Downtown Resorts

Look no further to find the very best in Put-in-Bay Lodging! Established in 1875, Put-in-Bay is the oldest, easily the most popular city in Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands and the location of one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in the country. This eccentric island city beguiles with Old World glamour and romance, culture, and entertainment. Put-in-Bay’s stunning architecture, historic homes and unique landscape make the city a top travel destination in the Midwest. While many of our guests do come from the nearby cities of Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago, and Detroit as well as the state of Indiana, we also entertain visitors from all over the world every summer.

There are certainly no shortages in great bay lodging resorts while vacationing in this enchanting, coastal town. From quaint, turn of the century bed & breakfasts to the popular luxury resorts, hotel and resort accommodations in the Put-in-Bay area come in every shape and size. Browse Put-in-Bay Hotels and Vacation Rentals here and find your perfect home away from home.

Put-in-Bay Pool Bars

Put-in-Bay Ohio, the Key West of the Midwest, is famous, among other things, for pool bars. Downtown Put-in-Bay is home to Ohio’s hottest pool bars. Right behind Mr. Ed’s (part of the Commodore Resort) you will find MIST. MIST opened at the end of May 2009, and includes DJ entertainment every Friday and Saturday afternoon and live bands at night all summer long. You can also create your own private party by renting out a cabana and living the high-roller life with bottle service and privacy.  Check in to Mist Swim up Bar and Check Out of Reality!

When you want to get closer to nature, but still want poolside fun then Island Club Home Rentals is the place to be. Just minutes from the car, Put-in-Bay ferry, and the Jet Express, the Island Club features 73 three and four bedroom homes that accommodate 8-12 people each. And a brand new pool and pavilion complex.  Island Club Rentals is a leader in vacation rentals on Put-in-Bay Island.  Choose a rental home for space and value during your next trip to the Lake Erie Islands.

If you want to be lakeside, check out the pool at the brand new Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos. Not only is this the most luxurious place to stay on the entire island, it’s also got an amazing pool for you to relax at. This is where you will find the cool people hanging out and enjoying the sunshine on a long summer weekend.  Also, there are poolview condos for rent.  Best news: You can bring your own drinks to the Island Club and Put-in-Bay Condo pools!

Put-in-Bay Lodging

No need to look elsewhere, Put-In-Bay Lodging is your one-stop shop for booking the best Put-In-Bay hotels and lodging. When planning a vacation – whether it is for a weekend escape or week-long excursion – you want to know you will be treated with respect, and your reservation will be considered the utmost importance. Customer service is a hallmark of every lodging option on this website.

To ensure you have the best experience possible, we ensure the Put-In-Bay resort lodging or hotel you choose will be a dream. Not only will you be in the heart of South Bass Island, but you will be footsteps or a short scoot in a golf cart away from Put-in-Bay’s famous nightlife, delectable foods, craft cocktails, historic landmarks and nature-filled scenery. Not to mention the glorious beaches and sparkling pools available to you. Put-in-Bay has it all, and we want you to experience it all. That starts with your accommodations.

For each Put-in-Bay hotel or cottage, you can check their Website, take a virtual tour, check availability, and make a reservation… all on one site! If you need further lodging information or have questions about all that goes on at Put-in-Bay we suggest you click on our sub links below. These links will fill you in on all there is to do on Put-in-Bay. If you need direct help on home and condo rentals, please call 216-898-9951. If you would like information on hotels, please call 216-898-1105.

More than just Hotels

We also provide you information on Dining, Restaurants, Pubs and Bars on Put-in-Bay; a list of Frequently Asked Questions; an exciting Events Calendar; information on Transportation options for Getting Here via ferries; and a jam-packed list of Attractions & Things To Do.  Popular options include Perry’s Cave and DeRivera Park. The fun never stops at Put-in-Bay and you can plan your trip from start to finish all in one place! Start with the ferry trip, add on a Put-in-Bay taxi ride, visit your lodging, and discover Put-in-Bay activities.  If you want to explore the area further, Cedar Point in Sandusky is a short drive away.  This amusement park is among the best in the World.  The Jet Express Ferry also provides direct transport from the island.

Our primary goal is to help you find the Put-in-Bay accommodations that fit your needs on the beautiful Lake Erie Island village of Put-in-Bay also known as South Bass Island. Take your time and explore the various rental properties we have to offer. Put-in-Bay has something to offer for everyone and we hope you visit our island paradise. Whether it is a hotel room, lakefront condo hotel or rental home, we are here to help. If you need more in-depth information on Put-in-Bay lodging, simply click on the Website of the property you are interested in. You can always call us as well, we would be delighted to answer your questions. Just dial the phone number below. Off-island lodging and reviews can be found on So choose your favorite Put-in-Bay Hotel and we will SEE YOU AT THE BAY, Put in Bay Ohio.

If you need any further information feel free to contact us at 216-898-9951 or e-mail us at and we will SEE YOU AT THE BAY!!!

Other Put-in-Bay Hotels

The Islander Inn

The Islander inn is South Bass Island’s first Caribbean style hotel and they even have real palm trees! They have nearly 100 newly renovated rooms, 4 swimming pools, and 2 swim-up bars, you’ll be sure to find you’re going to enjoy your time at the Islander. The Islander is located just short walk away from the center of downtown, making it a prime spot to rest your head while on Put In Bay. They also have personal golf cart rentals available onsite upon request for visitors wishing to explore the outer parts of the island and don’t forget to ask for a complimentary island guide!

Bayshore Resort

Bayshore Resort is one of only two hotels/resorts that you can stay at which give a lake front view, with the other being the Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos, however don’t let the name fool you because you can still rent rooms there. Bayshore has a great location since you have downtown within walking distance but you’re just far away enough to have some peace and quiet. They also have 2 heated swimming pools for guests only as well as a 30 person jacuzzi. You can also find a lakefront Tiki Bar near the two pools. With all these amenities and many more, Bayshore Resort is a great place to spend your time on the island!

Grand Islander Hotel

The Grand Islander Hotel can be found in downtown Put in bay and with 50 newly renovated rooms, a great location, and several bars this is surely a great place to spend your stay. They have the worlds largest swim up bar as well as a pirate ship that you can drink inside of, so you know when you stay at the Grand Islander fun is going to be a top priority among staff and guests alike. Whether you’re here for a business, bachelor/bachlorette party, or just on your own accord the Grand Islander Hotel has you and all of your party’s needs under control.

Bay Lodging Resort

The newly renovated Bay Lodging Resort is a great option if you need low cost lodging with high class fun. Located right in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, they have rooms of varying sizes all the way from a ten person suite to a romantic single, and just about everything you can think of in between. They also have an 800 sq ft event center that’s perfect for meetings, weddings, family reunions, and banquets on site as well as a personal event concierge that can help you figure out all the A/V work and other small details so you can focus on what’s most important.

Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center

The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center comes equipped with a full business center and luxurious accommodations making it the perfect place to stay whether it’s for a business retreat, family vacation, or just to spend a few nights with friends. They strive to provide everything you need under one roof, and with full conference centers and catering you’ll find they take very good care of their guests. They have standard double rooms, pool-view rooms with balcony, courtyard rooms, villas, and a jacuzzi room perfect for a romantic getaway. 

Edgewater Hotel

Located downtown, the newly renovated Edgewater Hotel is in the middle of all the bars. They have a suite that can sleep 6 people with a full microwave kitchenette, Full sized fridge, freezer, 50″ TV with cable, two queen sized beds with separate double vanity, making this room a great choice for bigger families or a group of friends looking to room together. Guests staying at the Edgewater also have access to the Put-in-Bay Conference Center’s great pool and massive 30 person jacuzzi next door. With all of these things taken into account, you must check out the Edgewater Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I stay when I come to Put in Bay?

When you come to South Bass Island you have many options as far as where to stay. First you want to choose whether you want a hotel, resort, condo, or cabin. Once you decide that, you can check out our “Lodging” tab where we have all the information you’ll need! 

Is Put-in-Bay family friendly?

Yes, Put-in-Bay is very family friendly but most especially midweek from Sunday through Thursday. There’s countless activities to explore such as Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center which has a mini-golf course, butterfly house, awesome antique car museum, giant fort maze, and even more! Ask staff for an island map that will have all island activities listed.

How many bars are on Put in Bay

The island has 25 great bars including the winery and you won’t have a bad time at any one of them! In fact, most weekend evenings see groups of people bar hopping from one bar to another to find the one that feels the most comfortable for them. There is an abundant variety of music to choose from as well.

Can you swim at put in bay?

Yes! As far as swimming goes you have many options. If you are staying at Island Club or Put-in-Bay Condos, they have their own pool for guests. There are also 2 pools open to the public downtown: the MIST swim up bar located downtown next to Mr. Eds, as well as the Sandbar which can be found at Adventure Bay where there’s also a great arcade and go kart track for kids.

How do you get around Put in Bay?

The most common way to get around on put in bay is by golf cart. Luckily for you there are several different rental companies near both boat docks that will be happy to provide you with transportation. However, if you want to save the money, as the rentals can get expensive especially on busy weekends, most everything is within walking distance. Or check with your lodging provider as their carts are usually cheaper than those by the docks, and they allow overnight rentals. 

What do you wear to Put-in-Bay?

You can wear whatever you want. You won’t find a restaurant or bar on the island with a strict dress code so just be sure to check the weather. If you need more than that, a good rule of thumb is resort-casual. Flip flops are the norm.

What is there to do on Put in Bay when it rains?

There’s plenty to do on Put in Bay when it rains! You can still go to every bar, restaurant, store, or any other indoor activity available on the island. A lot of people like to find a place to look out into the water during storms because that can be pretty cool.

How much does it cost to take the ferry to Put in Bay?

If you take the miller ferry round trip, tickets start at $15 for adults on the miller ferry. If you want to bring your car (which is not recommended), it will cost you an extra $18 each way on top of that. If you take the Jet Express from Port Clinton or Sandusky, it will be $35 round trip.

Is there a ferry from Cedar Point to Put in Bay?

Yes and no! Most seasons, you can hop on the Jet Express in Cedar Point harbor on select dates and times and go to some of Lake Erie’s other islands like Put in Bay and Kelley’s Island. Head to Cedar Point’s website for more information on their schedule. However, when the special Cedar Point boat is not running, there is usaully always trips from downtown Sandusky which is very close to Cedar Point.

Does Put in Bay have a beach?

Put-in-Bay has two very small beaches open to the public. One can be found at the state park near the Island favorite Joe’s Bar and the other can be found on the island’s east point but if you’re looking for a sandy Florida beach prepare to be a little disappointed. There is also the old bathing beach down next to the monument.


One of the questions we get asked most frequently is, “Why is it called Put-in-Bay?” Well, there’s plenty of different stories you may hear, but one is the most widely accepted. The island was known as a sanctuary for ships in Lake Erie during storms. Sailors of old would “put into the bay” to get out of hazardous sailing weather.