Put-in-Bay Hotels & Lodging (2023)

2023 Top Choices

Island Club Rentals – Our favorite for groups!

Commodore Resort – Downtown with MIST pool bar!

Put-in-Bay Condos – Luxury waterfront condos!

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Put-in-Bay Ohio on South Bass Island offers a variety of Hotels & Resorts, Lodging, lakeside Condos and Home Rentals for your enjoyment when you visit Put-in-Bay. The Put-in-Bay Lodging and Hotel choices featured on putinbay.com are all centrally located and close to all major attractions. Find your family getaway in the Lake Erie islands, close to Toledo, Port Clinton, Sandusky and Cleveland. Call the reservation center at 216-898-9951to book.

Check out the highest rated accommodation choices below tomake direct reservationswith each property. Most can be booked online through their website and all can be booked by calling their reservation hotline phone number.

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Put-in-Bay Hotel Advantages

There is something for everyone here in the “Key West of the North”! From a quiet Island Club Home Rental with easy check-in, a vacation rental in walking distance to downtown, to the party hub on the island: the Commodore Resort with the renowned MIST Pool Bar and swimming pool! Put-in-Bay Ohio, simply a GREAT PLACE TO STAY for family fun!

Put-in-Bay Hotel and Lodging choices offer lovely guest rooms, spacious suites, waterfront condos and vacation homes. Moreover, the island is full of great Things to Do, tasty Restaurants, family friendly activities, nightlife and exceptional Put in Bay Shopping. Check out Perry’s Cave, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, or the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society’s Museum.

No matter which hotel or lodging you pick, you are usually guaranteed an outdoor pool, free wifi, a swim-up bar, and possibly a poolside jacuzzi! Make your Put-in-Bay island getaway a good one and always check prior guest reviews for your resort hotel selection.

Check out Perry’s Cave, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, or the Lake Erie Island Historical Society’s Museum if you and the kids are looking to be entertained. Every few years the local non-profits also host a mock Battle of Lake Erie which is way cool to watch.

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So, be sure to utilize this resource to research the right Put-in-Bay LodgingChoice.

  • Hotel Room Location only Steps from Downtown Put-in-Bay
  • Lakeview Condo Location Right on the Shores of Lake Erie
  • All Have Pools Onsite
  • Near Breakfast Restaurants
  • Resort Settings include Lush Landscaping
  • Golf Cart Rentals

Our Favorite Put-in-Bay Hotels

  • Island Club Home Rentals216-898-9951

    • Rental Homes for families and groups of up to 8-16 guests
    • Larger groups accommodated with side-by-side rental houses
    • Heated Community Pool
    • Golf Cart Rentals available onsite, both 4- and 6-pp carts
    • Online Put-in-Bay home rental reservations
    • $3 taxi service to and from anywhere on the island
    • Spacious Living Room
  • Commodore Resort419-285-3101

    • Located just behind Mr. Ed’s Bar on Delaware Avenue
    • Easy online bookings
    • Mist Pool Bar located in the back for summer enjoyment
    • The Green Room located upstairs for late-night dancing and drinking
    • Standard and Suite Rooms available
    • Subway restaurant located onsite
  • Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos216-898-1105

    • Upscale Two-story Rentals right on Lake Erie
    • Beautiful new Pool Deck and Heated Pool
    • Great for Groups of up to 10-12 per Condo
    • Four bedrooms and 2-3 baths per unit offer lots of space
    • Breathtaking views of Lake Erie from a private deck
  • Victory Station Hotel419-285-0120

    • Boutique Hotel in Downtown Put-in-Bay
    • Great for Couples
    • Steps from all the downtown Put-in-Bay action
    • Newest Hotel on the Island
    • Check Online Rates & Availability
    • Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot located onsite
  • Put-in-Bay Poolview Condos216-898-1105

    • Upscale Two-story Rentals right on Lake Erie
    • Easy online reservations and bookings
    • Beautiful new Pool Deck and Heated Pool
    • Perfect for Smaller Groups of up to 8 people per Condo
    • Two bedrooms and 2 baths per unit offer privacy
    • Large outdoor spaces for barbecuing and grilling
  • Other Hotel Options

    • Grand Islander Hotel
      • The Grand Islander Hotel is situated in downtown Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island, Ohio). The hotel features 50 freshly renovated rooms, a convenient location and multiple bars. Guests have complimentary access to the World’s Largest Swim-up Bar and a pirate ship that you can also drink inside. There is even an old fire truck onsite to climb up and have a drink. Late night libations can be had while dancing at Level2 Nightclub.
      • Business guests can host meetings and conferences at the Niagara Event Center, Put-in-Bay’s only full service conference center, just a 2-minute walk up the street. The Event Center also takes care of hosting wedding receptions that create lifelong island memories. Your group will be right in the heart of all the action on Put-in-Bay. Grand Islander is steps away from great restaurants, historical attractions, and the downtown boating scene. There is no place in the world like Put-in-Bay and no place we would rather you be.
    • Park Hotel Put in Bay
      • The historic Park Hotel in downtown Put-in-Bay is one of the island’s most nostalgic. Located in the heart of downtown, it is steps away from the favorite restaurants, shopping and entertainment. For families and boaters, the Park Hotel is located right across from DeRivera Park. This is Put-in-Bay’s last Victorian era hotel so you will get a peek of the island’s “golden age”. Vintage antiques, Victorian wall covering and nostalgic area rugs give guests a similar ambiance as that enjoyed by travelers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Of course, they now also have the modern conveniences of the 21st century.
      • The Park Hotel provides:
        • An affordable & unique historic hotel experience (lodging)
          The Red Moon Speakeasy (bar)
          The Chicken Patio and outside Patio Bar (lunch)
          The Misty Bay Boutique & Country House Gifts (shopping)
          Golf carts to rent at Park Hotel (carts)
          Next door to Pasquales Cafe (breakfast)
          Attached to the Round House Bar (entertainment)
    • Bayshore Resort Put in Bay
      • The Bayshore Resort is an updated Put-in-Bay lodging geared towards families and couples. The hotel is situated such that all of their hotel rooms face Lake Erie with screened or walk-out porches, offering great views. The Bayshore Resort is located close to the hustle and bustle of downtown Put-in-Bay but also far enough away to be quiet.
      • There are two heated swimming pools and a 30 person Jacuzzi spa onsite for guests only, no public access. Next to the pools is a lakefront tiki bar offering drinks and food daily. Also onsite is the Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge offering waterfront dining and live entertainment. The restaurant offers a waterfront view as well as outdoor patio dining for hotel guests.
    • Islander Inn Put in Bay
      • The Islander Inn is the island’s first Caribbean style hotel. The hotel amenities feature an amazing courtyard filled with real live palm trees, 4 swimming pools, and 2 adult bars. The Islander is located in downtown Put-in-Bay, right in the heart of all the action and steps away from the Jet Express ferry. Guests enjoy lounging in the pool with a drink from one of the onsite bars. For the more active and adventurous, the Islander offers Splash, the World’s Largest Swim-up Bar with 97 in-water seats and over 150 chaise lounge chairs on the pool deck.
      • The hotel owners also run a great dinner location called T&J’s SmokeHouse right up the street. T&J’s is Put-in-Bay’s only country bar featuring a mechanical bull to test your riding skills. For entertainment, T&J’s offers up the best country acts in the region taking the stage every weekend. After dinner and some musical entertainment, most people head to the other end of downtown and enjoy Level2, Put-in-Bay’s only true dance night club. Level2 always has a live DJ spinning tunes, VIP rooms and booths offering bottle service, and a huge dance floor to dance the night away until closing.
    • Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center
      • The Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center is a popular Caribbean themed resort located minutes from downtown Put-in-Bay. With a full business center and luxury accommodations, this Resort is perfect for both groups of friend, business retreats, and special occasions. The Resort makes it all so easy, with everything you need under one roof. The rooms are stylish and comfortable and capable of hosting groups of various sizes. There is also a state-of-the-art conference center, catering available, and an incredible pool with a swim-up bar.
      • There are a many different types of guest rooms to choose from at the Put-in-Bay Resort:
        • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
          Jacuzzi Room
          Standard Double Rooms
          Pool View Rooms with Balcony
          Courtyard Room
      • The jacuzzi rooms are perfect for a romantic getaway. Enjoy a hot tub for two in the room. Situated on the quiet side of the resort are the courtyard room. Select those for a more peaceful trip. The courtyard also includes BBQ grills so guests can grill up their own burgers and dogs with beer in hand. All rooms are non-smoking and feature HD TV’s, free Wifi, hair dryers, and ironing boards. A complimentary breakfast is available every morning in the lobby. There is also a fitness center onsite, refrigerators in every room, and golf carts and bicycles for rent.
      • A new addition to the property are the Villas. These stunning units offers 4 or 5 bedrooms with two decks per villa. The condos are surrounded by a beautiful landscape lawn for an overall peaceful environment. One of the most luxurious elements of the resort is the pool. This 5000 square foot pool is full of perfectly heated crystal clear water. The largest jacuzzi in the world is a great place to relax and party with friends. The Blue Marlin Bar serves refreshing cocktails and cold beer with a swim up bar. Seats are actually in the pool! Kids love playing in the Splash Zone.
      • The Conference Center is outfitted with everything you need for you special occasion. With several meetings room and a full menu of AV equipment, work directly with their onsite coordinators to make your event perfect. Weddings are regularly held here. They have several different menus, ballrooms, and perhaps most amazingly, onsite wedding planners. Let them take care of the small Put n Bay details to ensure the perfect day for you and your loved ones.
    • Bay Lodging Resort
      • A freshly renovated resort, Bay Lodging Resort is a wonderful option when you want to keep your costs low and your spirits high. Right in the heart of fun in downtown Put-in-Bay, Bay Lodging is perfect for families and friends alike. With over 50 well-appointed rooms, this resort offers a variety of rooms in different sizes. From groups of ten to a romantic single, Bay Lodging can work with you to find the perfect room for your island getaway.
      • There is also a 800 square foot furnished event space on-site. Their space is ideal for corporate conferences, meetings, banquets, and family reunions. Each event guest also receives a free daily breakfast. A personal Event Concierge helps plan every detail, from catering to A/V equipment. In addition to business outings, their full-service facilities are perfect for Put-in-Bay weddings. Bay Lodging Resort Amenities and Features include: Complimentary Breakfast Sunday – Friday, Free Wifi, 24 Hour Front Desk, Pet-Friendly, and Onsite Golf Cart Rentals.
      • Bay Lodging Room Options:
        • Ten Person Suites
          Two Bedroom Suites
          Single King
          Double Queen Room
          Triple Bed Suite
          Single Bath Split-Level Suite
          Double Bath Split-Level Suite
      • Large groups love the split-level suites. This luxury accommodation includes a full kitchen with full-size appliances, wet bar, sleeper sofa, and activity table. Each sleeps 10 guests quite comfortably. They are also known for really good discounts on rooms, especially midweek, so make sure to look for promotions.
      • The Buckeye Tiki Bar and pool are definitely a big reason to stay at the Bay Lodging Resort. The Buckeye Tiki Bar is relaxed and friendly with delicious fruity cocktails. The exclusive indoor/outdoor nature pool allows guests to take advantage of it in rain or shine. There is always plenty of pool seating around the pool. There is also a ten person hot tub to relax in after a long day exploring Put-in-Bay. A cornhole court keeps guests entertained all day long. It can be easy to while away a whole day just relaxing at the resort.
    • Edgewater Motel
      • In the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, the Edgewater Motel is convenient and comfortable. Recently renovated, the Edgewater has both rooms and suites. Easily accessible from the Jet Express terminal and the public docks, the location is ideal. You will love having the entire island of Put-in-Bay at your fingertips. The Edgewater Hotel includes a complimentary continental breakfast as well at a nearby hotel. Guests of the Edgewater have access to the amazing pool and massive jacuzzi at the nearby Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center. This includes a swim bar and a menu with delicious pizzas, salads, wraps, and grinders to satiate your appetite after playing around in the pool.
      • The luxury suites can sleep up to 6 adults. This large room includes a kitchenette with a full sized refrigerator, microwave, and a wet-bar. This is a perfect place to pre-game with friends before heading out on the town or prepare a light breakfast after a late night. There is also a 27” TV with free cable, recliner, and a queen sleeper sofa. The suites on the second floor feature a wonderful 135-foot wrap around balcony. Take in the Put-in-Bay waterfront and the action on the streets below from your very own veranda. Other rooms include a deluxe hotel room that sleeps up to four guests with two queen beds. The Bayview Suites can fit up to six people and comes equipped with a full size refrigerator, freezer, microwave equipped kitchenette, 50″ TV with cable, recliner, queen sleeper sofa, two queen size beds and a bath with a separate double vanity. This is a great choice for families.
      • Edgewater Hotel Amenities:
        • 50″ Flat screen televisions
          Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access
          Wet bar and Mini fridge to fill with all your delectable treats
          Microwave and In-room safe
          Hair Dryer and Iron and Full Size Ironing Board
          Luxurious linens and Plush towels
          High End bath amenities
          Exterior patios or decks
          Personal Golf Cart Rentals Available Onsite

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The Put-in-Bay Condos, TheIsland Club Rentals, and the brand new Bird’s Nest Resort are our favorite Put-in-Bay rentals. All of these locations offer fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, swimming pools, full baths, propane grill or stove, and many other comforts of home. Click on any of their names to check availability and pricing. You can also camp at the South Bass Island State Park, or rent a Put-in-Bay Cabin for some peace and quiet. Click here for a list of all of the best Put-in-Bay Vacation Rentals. Book an island vacation today and get away from Detroit, Cleveland, or wherever you are!

PIB is also great for family vacations. Book your next free weekend at the best vacation spot in Ohio! Tack on Cedar Point, Kelley’s Island, or the Wildlife Park for an extra day of fun. Check the Miller Ferry schedule out of Catawba Island so you literally don’t miss the boat!

See You at the Bay!

Throughout the season, the island is host to many great Events. The island has anything from the annual Pyrate Fest, the Bash at the Bay, to Art Fairs and historical reenactments. There is something for everyone and kids and adults alike have a great time! Who wouldn’t have a good time acting like a pirate for a full weekend! Many of these events are best experienced by staying overnight on the island because they last for multiple days. A comfortable hotel or other lodging choice affords a guest a home away from home on the island.

Check here for the upcomingPut-in-Bay Events. Then, browse this website to find the island guest suite for your stay. Our carefully curated list will ensure a great stay on the Bay.

We look forward to being your choice for hospitality on Put-in-Bay. Furthermore, we strive to provide a great experience for all of our guests. Without you, we would not have anything! So ask us any questions you have, from upcoming events at Derivera Park, when the Perry’s Victory Monument opens, and even whether a Put-in-Bay vacation is better than Key West!

It is highly encouraged that Reservations be made well in advance. Many of the busiest weekends and events sell out in the summer. So, be sure to lock in your dates. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun in the sun. The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put in Bay ferry!

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Top 10 Put-in-Bay Lodging Questions

Can I rent a house on Put-in-Bay?

Yes! In fact, renting a house is a very popular lodging choice at Put-in-Bay. There are not nearly enough hotel rooms on the island to accommodate the amount of guests that flock to Put-in-Bay every summer, so other options like home and condo rentals have become very popular. Some of the most well known house and cottage rentals are at the Island Club. The Island Club has been offering home rentals at Put-in-Bay for 30 years.

How expensive is Put-in-Bay lodging?

A visit to Put-in-Bay on a weekend in the peak season can get somewhat pricy, but pricing varies wildly based on day of the week or time of the season. While a July weekend may be priced at a premium, the same lodging for a weekend in June could be well within reach. Additionally, all of the lodging options on the island offer very attractive midweek rates and specials. Contact our lodging partners for more information on individual pricing.

Is Put-in-Bay lodging good for bachelor or bachelorette parties?

Oh Yes! Put-in-Bay is the bachelor and bachelorette party capital of the Midwest! There is nowhere better than Put-in-Bay Ohio to host your event, especially with the wide variety of vacation rental options available that would get your entire group under one roof. The most popular choices for bachelor and bachelorette parties are the Island Club and the Put-in-Bay Condos. Put-in-Bay is home to great taxi service that will shuttle your group all over the island, including the famous downtown strip!

Is Put-in-Bay lodging kid friendly?

Yes! While a summer weekend at Put-in-Bay tends to be a more adult atmosphere, during the week, Put-in-Bay is an incredible option for an all-ages getaway. There are some great activities for children on the island as well as some incredible sights like Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and Perry’s Cave. Adventure Bay is home to an arcade and go-kart track, and water activities like jet-skiing and fishing are also very popular.

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Does Put-in-Bay Close for the Season?

Yes. From November to March, Put-in-Bay does not accommodate visiting guests. The ferries stop running, the lake freezes over, and for the winter months Put-in-Bay becomes a sleepy village of under 500 residents which is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the summer months on the island. Reservation arrivals begin for the year in April, when fishermen flock to the island from all around the country to take part in the walleye hatch. Proper reservations begin in May when the bars and restaurants begin to open and the weather clears up.

Is there one night Put in-Bay lodging?

Yes! During select parts of the early and late Spring and Fall seasons, Put-in-Bay lodging partners such as Island Club Home Rentals and the Put-in-Bay Condos offer single night reservations on weekend Saturdays. Options are, unfortunately, limited for one-night reservations in Put-in-Bay because of the seasonal nature of the island. Most places have a two-night minimum and some even have a three-night minimum. We recommend contacting the Island Club or the Put-in-Bay Condos, which as far as we know, are the only options for single night rentals.

What is the cheapest way to book Put-in-Bay lodging?

Book direct! Online travel agents like Airbnb and Booking.com make their profit by charging you a fee, usually 3-18% extra, for the privilege of using their service. Additionally, many lodging partners on the island have frequent specials during the season that can only be claimed by booking direct. When it comes to lodging, it’s a no-brainer, whether you’re headed to Put-in-Bay or anywhere else in the world! Keep that money in your own pocket and book your accommodations direct!

Put-in-Bay lodging with pets?

Pet friendly rentals are in limited supply at Put-in-Bay. One notable exception is the Island Club, which welcomes pets for midweek reservations, but not on the weekends. The island is a little too hectic on summer weekends to be a safe place for pets. Furthermore, during periods of high turnaround, lingering hair can cause problems for future guests with allergies. The Island Club is better equipped to handle pet hosting than other lodging options due to the fact that they are individual houses as opposed to a hotel or condo block.

Where is the best place to stay in Put-in-Bay?

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There are a lot of different choices for lodging at Put-in-Bay and where the best place is will depend a lot on you and your group. Our favorite option for a larger group is Island Club Home Rentals, where you can get your whole party under one roof. The most luxurious choice is a Waterfront Condo at the Put-in-Bay Condos. For a downtown Put-in-Bay hotel, we love the Commodore Resort, which has the famous MIST Pool Bar right next door!

Where can I find Put-in-Bay lodging deals or specials?

We recommend visiting the direct websites of Put-in-Bay hotels and vacation rentals to stay up-to-date on deals and specials available for Put-in-Bay Reservations. The Island Club and Put-in-Bay Condos have prominent specials sections on their websites where you can find a great deal on group accommodations. Another option is to follow our Put-in-Bay Island Guide Facebook page where we will post specials that we come across. You can find our Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PutinBayIslandGuide/

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