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20 Best Hotels & Resorts in Ohio

Whether you’re traveling for a weekend getaway or a couple’s trip to Ohio, you’re going to want a great place to stay that’s friendly, comfortable, and packed with amenities. Fortunately, there are some excellent resorts in Ohio that are ideal for families with kids, couples looking for romance, and business travelers looking for all the comforts of home. Across cities, small towns, and scenic areas, these are our top picks for the resorts to stay at in Ohio.

Kelleys Island Venture Resort, Kelleys Island Kelleys Island Venture Resort
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Kelleys Island Venture Resort, Kelleys Island

Enjoy a weekend getaway in Ohio along the lovely shores of Kelleys Island, this resort has luxury suites on the south shore. It is the only resort hotel on the island and within walking distance of both the ferries and the downtown area. You’ll have your own private patio and views of the lake or pool from your suite. The suites have mini-fridges, microwaves, full coffeepots, and flat-screen TVs. Onsite, you’ll also find a pool with therapy areas, an outdoor hot tub, a children’s playground, a game area, and charcoal barbecue grills. This is a unique place to stay on the largest U.S. island in the western basin of Lake Erie, which is also known as the Walleye fishing capital of the world. You can bring your car or bike on the ferry to get here or rent a bike or golf cart when you get here.

Key Amenities:

  • Private patio and views of lake or pool from suites

  • Playground game area and outdoor hot tub

  • Walking distance between downtown and ferries

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
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The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie and in the heart of Ohio’s wine country. It is a four-season resort and a top vacation destination for family trips, romantic escapes, lakefront weddings, and business meetings. There is a lakefront trail at this inviting hotel, which offers rooms, suites, and cottages. Unique offerings include a wine shuttle, covered bridge shuttle tours, bike rentals, zipline canopy tours, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals, and a wine club. You can dine indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather and book a vacation package to celebrate something special.

Key Amenities:

  • Shuttles to wineries and covered bridges

  • Snowsport rentals

  • Romantic vacation packages

Gervasi Vineyard, Canton Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa
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Gervasi Vineyard, Canton

Another fun idea for your trip to Ohio is to stay at the Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa on a 55-acre estate in Canton. Here, you’ll find Tuscan-inspired villas, a boutique inn, a restored farmhouse, and a luxurious spa. There are three restaurants onsite and a winery offering 30 varieties. If you prefer spirits and cocktails, there is a boutique distillery here too serving gin, vodka, and bourbon. This is a popular spot for weddings and often hosts live music concerts, wine pairings, yoga classes, and a dog-friendly patio night on Tuesdays.

Key Amenities:

  • Onsite winery and distillery

  • Live music and other events

  • Luxury spa, including a couple’s suite

Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, Cambridge Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center
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Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, Cambridge

Some state parks in Ohio have excellent lodge accommodations if you’re looking for a resort experience too. For example, the Salt Fork State Park Lodge gives you access to the largest inland beach in the state, 20 miles of trails to hike, a large swimming pool, and plenty of sunny days. The guest rooms here are rustic and charming, each with their own balconies and patios that overlook the hills, woods, or pool area. For an even more special stay, choose one of the cabins equipped with a full kitchen, hot tub and a gas fireplace. Pet-friendly accommodations are available, and the Sugar Tree Marina offers lots of rental boat opportunities.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to largest inland beach in state, hiking and a pool

  • Guest rooms with balconies and patios or cabins for rent

  • Pet-friendly accommodations available

Put-in-Bay Resort, Put-in-Bay Aerial View of Put-in-Bay
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Put-in-Bay Resort, Put-in-Bay

You can also book a stay at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center in Ohio for contemporary and luxurious accommodations. The resort is just a block from the downtown Put-in-Bay strip with all its shops and restaurants. It has a Caribbean-themed pool with a swim-up bar, a large Jacuzzi, splash pads for young guests, and a lovely courtyard. You can stay in a room or villa that can accommodate up to 12 guests. Free continental breakfast is served every day except Saturday, there’s an exercise facility on-site, and the Blue Marlin Bar & Grill serves poolside dining fare. Business travelers can make use of the five meeting rooms and event spaces that can accommodate up to 450 people.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms and villas that can accommodate up to 12 guests

  • Free continental breakfast

  • Pool with swim-up bar, splash pad and large Jacuzzi

Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, New Plymouth Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills
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Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, New Plymouth

The Cherry Ridge Retreat is a luxurious and romantic place to stay with cabins near some of Ohio’s biggest day-trip destinations, including Old Man’s Cave, Conkel’s Hollow, and Cedar Falls. The forested cabins are located on over 140 acres of land with groomed trails, gazebos, fishing ponds, and relaxing places to sit. Each cabin is unique and has its own private site with kitchens to prepare your meals. The cabins sleep two to eight people each and have hot tubs, a heated swimming pool, and fire pits. They’re equipped with heating and central air conditioning so you’ll always be comfortable, as well as luxury amenities like fluffy towels, pillow-top mattresses and fireplaces. You can upgrade your stay with romantic packages that include roses, candies, firewood, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • Cabins with hot tubs, kitchens, heated pool and fire pit

  • Fishing ponds, gazebos and groomed trails on property

  • Themed packages and upgrades

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland Exterior of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
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The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

One of the top hotels in Cleveland is the Ritz-Carlton, which offers luxury in the heart of downtown. There are 206 guest rooms and suites at the hotel, plus a fitness center, an all-day restaurant and lounge, and meeting and event venues. There are packages that you can book to celebrate a romantic trip or your love for music. For dining, the restaurant serves dishes with local ingredients and smoked cocktails. Up to two pets weighing up to 50 pounds each can stay with you for a $150 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • All-day restaurant and bar

  • Packages to celebrate romance and special interests

  • Dog-friendly rooms are available

HideAway Country Inn, Bucyrus HideAway Country Inn
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HideAway Country Inn, Bucyrus

HideAway Country Inn resort is another top pick for romance with a boutique hotel vibe. Enjoy quiet guest rooms, a Jacuzzi suite, dinner at the onsite 1938 Restaurant, and plush robes. This is a great spot for a spa getaway too if you’re looking to book a massage, facial, or mani/pedi.

Key Amenities:

  • Bed and breakfast style suites with private porches

  • Themed all-inclusive packages with dining, spa services and beverages

  • Farm-to-table restaurant

Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection - Columbus Housed inside the historic LeVeque Tower in the heart of downtown Columbus
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Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection - Columbus

Here’s a Columbus, Ohio hotel located inside the historic LeVeque Tower. It is an elegant place to stay with skyline views and pet-friendly rooms. At the Hotel LeVeque, a Marriott-brand hotel, there is a liquor bar, modern French brasserie, and event space for weddings and corporate gatherings. Amenities at the hotel include a fitness center, room service, and free Wi-Fi. Up to two dogs weighing up to 80 pounds can stay with you for a $100 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Modern American restaurant and bar

  • Dog-friendly rooms for large dogs

  • Fitness center on site

Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, Cleveland Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, Cleveland
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Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, Cleveland

You can stay at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade during your Ohio travels and be in a landmark building constructed in 1890. This historic hotel offers excellent access to the East 4th Street Entertainment District and is a 10-minute walk from sports and entertainment venues. The amenities here include a fitness center, spa, meeting facilities, onsite restaurant, and room service. Dogs weighing up to 50 pounds can stay with you for a $100 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa offering massages and spa packages

  • Restaurant serving regionally inspired fare

  • Dog-friendly rooms are available

Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph - Columbus Part of the thriving Short North Arts District
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Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph - Columbus

Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph is a boutique spa hotel located in Columbus’ Short North Arts District. It is steps from High Street, giving you easy access to the shops and restaurants there. At the hotel, you’ll find a seasonal, farm-to-table restaurant and cocktail bar. There are personalized spa suites to pamper yourself and a 24-hour fitness center too. Stop by the onsite bar for live music on Thursday nights and browse the over 500 pieces of artwork on display.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa suites with private spa treatments

  • Live music in the hotel bar

  • Seasonal, farm-to-table restaurant

The Lytle Park Hotel, Cincinnati The Lytle Park Hotel
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The Lytle Park Hotel, Cincinnati

The Lytle Park Hotel is a downtown Cincinnati destination in a historic 1909 building. It offers boutique accommodations, spa-like amenities, and modern conveniences for travelers. Inside the hotel, there is a Northern Italian cuisine restaurant and space for meetings and events. There’s also a lobby bar, a rooftop dining spot with views of the park and downtown, wine and food series events, and a private dining option. Breakfast is available for purchase at the hotel, and there is a fitness center onsite too.

Key Amenities:

  • Northern Italian cuisine restaurant

  • Rooftop dining venue

  • Event venues for weddings and meetings

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Sandusky Salt therapy room at Kalahari Resorts (Sandusky, OH)
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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Sandusky

The Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky is an awesome choice if you’re traveling with kids or just want to have fun as a couple. This is the site of a huge water park, a world-class spa, and endless entertainment opportunities. While the kids play on the rides and slides, parents can benefit from salt therapy, float experiences, and massage.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor waterpark admission included with stay

  • On-site spa with salt therapy room and fitness center

  • Arcade and adventure park

Belamere Suites Hotel, Perrysburg Belamere Suites, Perrysburg
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Belamere Suites Hotel, Perrysburg

Another luxury resort pick in Ohio is the Belamere Suites Hotel, which is favorite for romantic couples. This boutique hotel has private heated swimming pools, fireplaces, two-person walk-in showers, and 35 suites that are perfect for celebrating something special. Each suite includes a personal garage for your car and catered breakfast served to your suite. Other perks are in-room couples’ massages and package deals for weddings and anniversaries.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only property with secluded suites

  • Private heated swimming pools, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs for two

  • In-room spa services

Landoll's Mohican Castle, Loudonville Landoll's Mohican Castle
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Landoll's Mohican Castle, Loudonville

It doesn’t get much more magical than spending a night in a castle, and you can do exactly that in Loudonville, Ohio. The Landoll’s Mohican Castle and the Highland Building has suites with cottages nearby for guests, as well as an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and the Copper Mug Bar & Grille for food and drinks. There’s a spa at this resort that offers various types of massage and daily castle tours are offered from April through October. Better yet, join a haunted history tour in September and October to learn about the castle’s haunted past or go on a ghost hunt to tour the exclusive areas of the grounds with paranormal research equipment where hauntings have been experienced.

Key Amenities:

  • Castle-themed suites with in-room Jacuzzis

  • Spa services, pool and fitness complex

  • Ghost walks, tours and other events

Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection - Cleveland Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection
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Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection - Cleveland

When you are in Cleveland, also consider staying at the Metropolitan at The 9, which exudes modern luxury and offers live entertainment in Alex Theater. You can enjoy a delicious meal in a historic bank vault and head up to the rooftop lounge for good food and views. There is an indoor dog park at this pet-friendly hotel and also meeting and event spaces that are ideal for weddings and celebrations.

Key Amenities:

  • Theater inside the hotel

  • Indoor dog park

  • Dining in historic bank vaults

Inn Walden, Aurora Experience an exurban oasis in the heart of Ohio’s great Western Reserve
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Inn Walden, Aurora

Inn Walden is a unique getaway in Ohio where you can enjoy a spa-lifestyle community and find your own version of happiness. It has a spa, yoga studio, golf club, and wedding venue. This is a romantic place that is perfect to enjoy with the person you love. For dining, you can have a meal in the restored 175-year-old barn or contemporary Blue Ribbon Café. There is a couple’s suite at the spa with a fireplace and an extra large Jacuzzi tub.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a couple’s suite

  • Dining in a restored barn and café

  • Yoga studio and golf club

Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron Sawmill Creek Resort
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Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron

Located in the Huron/Sandusky area, the Sawmill Creek Resort is another great choice in Ohio. At this resort, you will be surrounded by hiking opportunities, golf, water sports, and zip lining. Other fun activities here are the Firelands Festival of Lights, Holly Jolly Community Luncheon, the pool, basketball court, Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve, nearby wine tours, bike rentals, and the shops at Sawmill Creek. The on-site restaurants serve American cuisine, deli sandwiches, and pub fare.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterfront to Lake Erie with marina

  • On-site golf course

  • Hiking, water sports, zip-lining, bike rentals are more

Berlin Resort, Berlin Berlin Resort
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Berlin Resort, Berlin

For your trip to Ohio’s Amish Country, consider staying at the Berlin Resort for a peaceful experience. This resort has 76 guest rooms, including nine signature suites and 19 standard suites. The amenities onsite include an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, 24/7 fitness center, and 26-seat private movie theater. You can also spend your days here playing putt-putt golf, walking around the scenic property, visiting the children’s village, and socializing around the fire pits on the patio.

Key Amenities:

  • Private movie theater

  • Putt-putt golfing greens

  • Children’s village to entertain families

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
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Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan

A trip to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a fun adventure because this is where you can stay in a geodome, yurt, cottage, or lodge. This is a B&B inn with original 1840s log cabins and an open kitchen with a restaurant serving American cuisine. Complimentary breakfasts are available for overnight guests who stay at the onsite lodging. The spa at the inn is open daily and offers a variety of treatments and spa packages. There is also an event space at the inn if you are planning something special.

Key Amenities:

  • Unique yurt and geodome lodging

  • Complimentary breakfasts for overnight guests

  • Spa with packages available

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