South Beach Resort

8620 East Bayshore Road Marblehead43440USA

About South Beach Resort

The relaxing South Beach Resort Hotel is 3-star rated and is a little over five miles from the African Wildlife Park and from East Harbor State Park.

Rooms and suites at South Beach Resort include hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, whirlpool tub and TV. Additions can include a balcony; while suites feature a mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Cottages incorporate a kitchenette area.

A private beach, 38-boat marina and three heated pools are among the facilities. A sundeck, picnic area, volleyball and tennis courts, games room, arcade, fishing pier and spa with massage and aromatherapy treatments, are included; as are parking, luggage storage and front desk services.

A free continental style breakfast is served and Sloopy’s Sports Cafe, Brown’s Dairy Dock and Avery’s Cafe are among the options for later dining.

This resort complex is convenient for visits to Sandusky, Cedar point, Put-In Bay, Port Clinton and Lake Erie Island.


8620 East Bayshore Road , Marblehead, OH, 43440, USA
Telephone: +1(419)7984900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Fabulous location.

If you're lucky enough to own a boat, this is one place where you can moor it. With a balcony overlooking the lake, pools to enjoy and relaxing moonlight strolls on the marina, the location is perfect..

Attractive features: inside and out.

Rooms are pleasantly furnished and decorated and are kept in good order by the daily cleaning staff. Outside, the grounds are well maintained and in fact, the entire 8.5 acre site seems to be well cared for, in keeping with the personal attention expected from a family run business.

Negative Reviews

Safety concerns.

If there are any safety procedures here, they aren't apparent. In the event of a power failure, it seems that 'some' corridors are not on the emergency lighting circuit - and so are in darkness. Crucially, so are the stairs and the elevator has stopped. Worrying!

Catering is spread thinly

The nearest half decent restaurant is several miles away-so there's a real opportunity to plug this gap. Instead, they limit themselves to just providing a very indifferent breakfast with less than impressive products and yucky coffee. Not much 'class' - must do better!

Everything's dated - except the price

Rooms are dated and the lobby, with no air conditioning, is unbearably hot and quite untidy. You need to watch the 'extras' costs, such as resort fees and the renting of the (*essential) fridge for instance! Vending machine purchases are well out of date. Towels are sub-standard.

Rating Overview

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7.1 out of 10 based on 553 reviews