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Castaway Bay - Sandusky, OH

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Family-friendly resort with indoor water park, multiple onsite restaurants, and an arcade; daily passes to water park are included

Hotel at a Glance: Castaway Bay

From bodysurfing on 3-foot waves in the 100,000-gallon wave pool to zooming down multistory water slides, there’s no shortage of fun to be had at Castaway Bay and its large indoor water park. An added bonus: families can enjoy a variety of children’s activities, including a meet-and-greet with Peanuts characters.

  • Huge indoor water park: The five-story complex boasts pools and slides for all ages. This Getaway comes with daily passes for everyone in your party.
  • Arcade with video games, air hockey, basketball, and more
  • Restaurants: Onsite dining options include Quaker Steak & Lube, Mango Mike’s breakfast buffet, Ebb & Eddy’s Deli and Big Daddy’s Snack Shack.
  • Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms come with a private deck or balcony (in most), flat-screen television, free WiFi, microwave, and mini refrigerator.

Sandusky, Ohio: Family-Friendly Town with Amusement Parks Along Lake Erie

The town of Sandusky lies on the shores of Lake Erie, about midway between Cleveland and Toledo. It’s a family-friendly destination with a slew of theme parks and scenic coastal islands. Cedar Point, open May through October, is one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States and a must-do for thrill seekers. The park’s Millennium Force roller coaster set records as the tallest and fastest in the world when it was introduced in 2000. More recently, the GateKeeper scooped up seven world records when it opened in 2013, including the “longest drop on a wing coaster.”

If you prefer a slower pace, visit Sandusky’s former post office, which has been transformed into the Merry-Go-Round Museum. The grand building is full of antique carousels of all shapes and sizes, restored to their original splendor; it’s also rumored to house a couple of ghosts. More spooky fun awaits at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, which features a haunted house, a roller rink, a 4D theater, black-light mini golf, and bounce houses.

What You Get

  • Note: Beginning March 14, Castaway Bay’s Indoor Water Park will close temporarily through the end of the month.
  • Stay for four in a starfish room or pelican room or eight in a combination starfish suite
  • Daily water park passes for each guest

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.


  • Indoor water park
  • Arcade
  • Multiple restaurants
  • Fitness center
  • Free WiFi
  • Children activities

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The Fine Print

  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

Other Details

Room Details

Starfish Room

  • Two double beds and one sleeper chair
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Pelican Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Combination Starfish Suite

  • Four double beds and two sleeper chairs
  • Standard occupancy: 8
  • Maximum occupancy: 8

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE; 51 mi)
  • Distance from Cleveland: 61 miles

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