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It’s our favorite place to stay in Put in Bay, Ohio.
While Put in Bay is a great destination for families, couples, and friends, it can have a “party vibe” at times. There are numerous accommodation choices in Put in Bay, catered for the kind of trip you have in mind. Looking for a low-cost choice? There are several campgrounds on the island. How about a swim up bar? There are hotels catered to college students looking for the best party, and even bachelor/bachelorette parties.
You might have gathered from reading my blog that I’m not hugely into the partying scene. I mean, I love a great gathering with friends, but I’m not a fan of drinking too heavily. I like drinking a refreshing beer or cocktail, but I also love going on outdoor adventures, exploring nature, and living a relatively healthy lifestyle.
If you’re looking to retreat to a peaceful accommodation away from the crowds, Bayshore Resort Put in Bay should be on your radar. I’ve stayed there twice in the past and I’m convinced that it’s one of the best places to stay in Put in Bay.
Bayshore Resort Put in Bay might be farther away from the ferry dock, but it’s close to many local attractions. You can walk from the hotel to the downtown village with most of the restaurants, pubs, and bars. It’s also close to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, which is one tourist site that you’re going to want to visit. We also rode golf carts from the hotel all over the island. Put in Bay isn’t that big of a place, and you can easily ride your golf cart everywhere that you need to go.
Tip: If you’re going to be drinking, you can’t drive your golf cart. The golf carts in Put in Bay are fully licensed. If you decide to drink, don’t drive – or you can get pulled over my the cops and get a DUI. Yes, this will go on your permanent driving record! So, it’s a good idea to have a hotel within walking distance of most bars if you’re going to drink (and you don’t have a designated driver).
Bayshore Resort Put in Bay features a private outdoor swimming pool and huge hot tub. The swimming facilities are the main highlight of the hotel. If you stay in Put in Bay (or even visit for the day), every hotel has an outdoor pool that’s open to the public. Every hotel except Bayshore Resort, that is. The pool at this hotel is only open to its guests, meaning that the pool and hot tub will never be jam packed with tourists. Compared to many other pools on the island, this one was a peaceful retreat away from the crowds.
There are tons of deck loungers to soak up the sunshine, and there’s a serene view of the lake just beyond the property
To top it all off, Bayshore Resort Put in Bay has its own tropical tiki bar where you can buy drinks to enjoy by the pool.
Please note that Bayshore Resort does not allow its guests to bring in outside alcohol. This hotel caters to families and couples, and its a quieter retreat on an island that can have a party atmosphere. You can order drinks at the tiki bar, or drink at the numerous bars and restaurants in Put-in-Bay.
We booked a double queen suite. We wanted to book a suite that slept up to six people, but it was all booked up even months in advance. Be sure to reserve your room here early, especially if you’re planning to visit during the popular Christmas in July event in Put-in-Bay. We traveled there a week before Christmas in July and mid-week. Even still, Bayshore Resort is very popular as it is the nicest hotel on the island.
Though the hotel’s decor looks a little outdated, it had all the amenities that we needed for our stay. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was spacious with a large shower.
One of the best features of Bayshore Resort, besides the awesome pool, is that every room comes with its own private balcony. Every room faces the back of the property overlooking the pool. Every balcony is covered with a screen so you don’t have to deal with bugs or mosquitoes. We loved the view of the swimming pool, Lake Erie, and the monument tower in the distance.
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We really enjoyed our stay at Bayshore Resort – I’ve actually stayed here on two occasions. It’s a great place to stay if you’re traveling with your family, friends, or as a couple. The Bayshore Resort is a fantastic home base for exploring the island or staying to hang out by the swimming pool during the day.
328 Toledo Ave
Put in Bay, OH
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