Mentioned in the previous blog, the Commodore Resort has something for everyone! Even those who would like to bring their pet. It is the only hotel on Delaware Avenue with cabana style pool bar, Mist, this is a perfect location for any reason to come to the island as long as your guests are 21 and older, as their pool has a liquor license. This is also the only hotel that allows you to bring a cooler to your room filled with whatever you would like to eat or drink! They can also pre-stock your refrigerator with your favorite adult beverage.
The Commodore Resort has a variety of different rooms types to choose from as well. You can have your choice of a romantic King Jacuzzi non-smoking room for you and your special someone. A King room that can be either smoking or non-smoking. A exterior Pool view room that has a balcony the full length of the building to enjoy the music coming from Mist, fresh air or a cocktail while you wait for others in your party to get ready. Larger rooms that can sleep six to eight people or standard 2 double bedrooms. Did I mention that every room comes equipped with a refrigerator to store your favorite beverages, snacks or left overs, microwave, iron, ironing board, and blow dryers. One of the few places that allow pets, so bring yours along. There are great walking and swimming areas for them.
If you are looking for a more quiet laid back hotel than the Victory Station is the place for you. While the Commodore Resort has larger rooms for groups the Victory Station is more for couples or those looking to go to island for peace and quiet but would still like hanging out at the pool. This hotel has 12 rooms with exterior entrances, meaning you enter your room from outside, no lobby. The office is open during the season from about 9 to 6 or longer depending on business with free coffee for their guests. There is a nice sitting area on the main floor to enjoy your book, coffee or cocktail.
The second floor has a walkway balcony that is the full length of building which is how you enter into your room. Room 7 has a semi-private balcony with a table and chairs, if this sounds like the room for you call early as that is the most popular room. All the rooms have queen beds, ironing board, iron, hair dryers and a refrigerator for you to store your cold beverages, snacks or left overs.
Have a large group of 12 and love to cook? Or plan to stay for a long period? Then check out the Put-in-Bay Condos. With a view of beautiful Lake Erie, gorgeous sunrises and plenty of amenities for a large group. The condos are located near the airport on Langram Rd., about a mile or so from the downtown area. However there are golf carts available to rent or you can call a cab for a lift to town for under $4 per person. The condos are full furnished with linens and the kitchen has everything you need to feed your guests. There is even a washer and dryer for those long trips. Each one has a large deck for enjoyment.
Have a large group of friends but not sure you want to share a condo with all of them?! Then maybe take a look at the Island Club. Located a little over a mile from the downtown area in the middle of the island this community of 73 fully furnished homes might be the perfect fit for your large group. You will need to pack your own sheets and towels, however the kitchen has everything you need and there is a washer and dryer so you can clean everything for the trip back home. There are also no phones, and some cell service is spotty but hey you’re on vacation, right?
Still like the idea of being close to town, prefer hotels, and want a great view of the Lake Erie sunrises, the Bayshore Resort might be your answer. They don’t allow large groups like your bach parties and the pool is for their guests only, this is the perfect place if you are bring the kids along. The sunrises here are worth getting up early for! They also have a fabulous restaurant on the property as well that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner most days.