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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I recently stayed with my extended family - we had the run of the place with six of the seven rooms. The property allowed for us to grill and the play a little kick ball. It was a treat to have the kids sit with us to watch the gorgeous sunsets over the lake as well. The breakfast menu was...

1Thank karen123502
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

After informing them I was diabetic the only breakfast items offered were pancakes, a coffee cake, sliced fruit and cheap coffee. No eggs, sausage or bacon or protein of any type, not what I've come to expect from a bed and breakfast. Also the room and entire hotel was very dated and needed dusting. Mold on the plastic shower curtain...

Thank Tom S
James J, Public Relations Manager at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Tom, thank you for your honest review. We are always working to keep our facilities up to date and have made major improvements to almost every part of the Inn in our time here. We find that the VCRs in each room provide an extra entertainment option for guests on rainy days or unwinding after a day in the sun!...

Westlake, Ohio
Reviewed 25 August 2015

My women's group from church stayed here for a night away. It was a wonderful time. The hosts were wonderful and we felt right at home. The breakfast had fresh fruit, fresh-baked bread and pancakes. The grounds were lovely and we especially enjoyed sitting by the lake and hanging out in the hot tub. I would definitely stay there again.

Thank amybabs2015
James J, Public Relations Manager at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled to know that your stay by the lake was a delightful one! We hope to see you again soon, thanks!

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Room 8, facing the lagoon. We (wife, 3 yr old daughter & I) were skeptical at choosing a B&B, but went with a great recommendation from a friend. We were surprised by the great welcome. The hosts, Eileen and Jerry took utmost care to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely go back at the very next...

1Thank Jkrishnan
James J, Public Relations Manager at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great, positive review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Great photos, by the way! Thanks for sharing!

dayton ohio
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Location , Location , Location! - Excellent Baked goods at breakfast - Excellent Friendliness of hosts - very nice Romantic- Poor Furnishings- dated I phoned,,with reservation of rooms, to discuss with hostess specifically the comments of 2014 reviews stating that mildew odor was in rooms. She reported she was not familiar with such. So when we checked in and the...

1Thank Debbi R
James J, Public Relations Manager at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your honest feedback... we are constantly working to make our suites as clean and comfortable as possible. This year, we've battled record-high rainfalls - and being near a protected wetland area - we recognize that moisture is our constant enemy, and we do try very hard to eliminate odors in the rooms. We appreciate your comments on...

Lincoln Park
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is my second visit to Five Bells Inn. I stayed last year on a visit to Catawba Island and was so pleased that I referred some friends who were also coming to Catawba. I stayed in room 4 upstairs the sunflower room. Its beautifully decorated and has a nice cozy feeling to the room. We were able to enjoy...

1Thank heathork
James J, Public Relations Manager at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the amenities at the Five Bells Inn! We pride ourselves on our fresh breakfasts as well; we're sure glad to know you didn't go hungry during your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon, thank you!

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Felt welcome from the minute we stepped in the door. The whole house is very warm and inviting. Our room, on the upper level, had a wonderful view of Lake Erie. It was very spacious with a private bathroom. Across the road, you could sit and watch the beautiful sunset in the evening. I would highly recommend staying at Five...

James J, Public Relations Manager at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay by the picturesque shores of Lake Erie, and we sincerely hope you'll return very soon!

Amherst, Ohio
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife and I have traveled for many years and have stayed in all kinds of motels, hotels and B&B's. This experience was the first time we did not complete our stay. Arriving late afternoon, check in is after 4PM, a rainy day, we are escorted to one of the cottages. I noticed that every one had the windows open,...

4Thank JustPassinThru2014
James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Five Bells Inn. We are sorry that your visit was not a positive experience. We try our best to make sure that our accommodations are clean and comfortable for guests. Our cottages are located near a protected wetland (and of course, the lake), and we understand moisture can be difficult to deal with - especially...

Perry, Ohio
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Thought we were staying in a beautiful old house. When we arrived in the evening...exhausted, we were escorted out to a dank, musty,little building out behind the house next to a large swampy,buggy pond. The place smelled horribly of mildew. Immediately my allergies started going crazy and sinuses draining. Dirty carpet, old and dusty decor, spongy floors, an antiquated TV,...

4Thank Momster7
James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

Hello - We apologize that your experience with the Five Bells Inn was not a good one. We realize that the nearby wetlands and Lake Erie, while scenic, do bring some bugs! We're truly sorry that a few snuck into your suite, and we will definitely make sure to try and prevent this in the future. We have been working...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at Five Bells this week, and we had the most relaxing time ever. We enjoyed the hot tub and watching the sun set every night. The bed was quite comfortable, and the cottage (behind the main house) that we stayed in had been clean, comfortable, and relaxing. The jacuzzi was pretty awesome too. There was...

2Thank M1NE2
James J, Owner at The Five Bells Inn, responded to this review

We're thrilled to know that your stay was so relaxing! We try very hard to provide a welcoming and peaceful setting for all of our guests, so it's wonderful to hear positive feedback like yours. We hope you'll consider staying with us next time you and your husband need a relaxing getaway!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A romantic bed and breakfast on the shores of Lake Erie. Western-facing sunset views put this B&B above the rest in the area. Every suite has a private bath, and the breakfasts are the best on the island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Five Bells Inn

Address: 2766 E Sand Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-2743
Region: United States > Ohio > Port Clinton
Price Range: $159 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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The Five Bells Inn Port Clinton, Ohio
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“All rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles LUVTRVLNE, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the cottages!!!”
 of 5 bubbles JustPassinThru2014, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Call early ! Rooms in the main house fill up quickly.”
 of 5 bubbles ParkTraveler2012, 28 May 2014 | Read review
“The purple "Pansy Suite" (Room #7) with a king-sized bed and jacuzzi is in one of the rooms in a cabin-type buildings away from the main house and road, and the little deck on the front affords a great view of the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenD981, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Room 2 ("black & white) was very comfortable. For a queen sized bed, it seemed larger.”
  • Sunset view from room window
 of 5 bubbles 149jeffs, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
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