Hotel at a Glance: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Sandusky
At 174,000 square feet, Kalahari Resorts’ Ohio location is the country’s second-largest indoor water park. Every square inch is filled with splashy attractions for year-round fun. There’s something for every age, from Coral Cove’s play area for little ones to a zero-depth-entry wave pool and the Zimbabwe Zipper, a water slide that riders zip through at 40 miles per hour.
Included with this deal: water-park access and one $100 game card
In every room: a mini fridge and a microwave for snacks, plus WiFi
Family-friendly restaurants serve dishes like burgers and pizza, and buffets add variety.
Things to do outside the water park range from playing mini golf on a course that re-creates the jungle to feeding real giraffes in the animal park.
Spa day: Grownups can indulge in Swedish massages and relax in a flotation pod.
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
Stay for four in a desert room or hut room
Waterpark access for each guest
One $100 game card per stay
Up to two kids 2 or younger stay free in a desert room
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.
Additional fees: $29.99 daily resort fee added at purchase.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Restaurants and bars
Indoor water park
Spas for kids and adults
Salt-therapy room and float tank
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
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 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
$29.99 daily resort fee added at purchase.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Two queen beds and one sofa bed
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 6
Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional guest 4 or older; kids 2 or younger stay free
Two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 4
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: parking, waterpark access for each guest, WiFi, expanded selection of in-room TV channels, in-room safes, daily newspaper upon request, local and toll-free calls, in-room coffee, access to fitness facilities, use of life jackets and towels in the waterparks, daily cookie decorating, bell service, support of eco-friendly green initiatives, use of business center, incoming fax services, concierge services, and discount coupons at check-in.
Parking: included in resort fee.
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.
Nearest airport: Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE; 49 mi)
Shuttle service: $85 for first person plus $25 for each additional person one way from CLE
Distance from Cleveland: 57 miles
Resort guests can enter the water park as early as 12 p.m. the day they arrive. Through December 17, guests can use the water park until it closes on the day of their departure. Guests staying from December 18 on can use the water park until 3 p.m. on the day of their departure.
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