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South Bass Island Lodging

South Bass Island has a variety of sleep-over options, but be warned, they book up early during the summer tourist season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Visitors to the exciting island also have the option of home rental, to spending the night at the newly improved South Bass Island State Park.

  • Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center provides first class Caribbean theme rooming in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. It first opened to the public in 2005 and claims to be the only full service resort and conference center ideal for memorable meetings, weddings and banquets for up to 450 guests.

  • Commodore Resort offers luxurious rooms and suites, and grand suites that can accommodate up to 8 people. Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille, which is connected to the Commodore, has become one of the premiere night spots in town. April features the famous annual Pajama Party at the Commodore.
  • Edgewater Hotel located in downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue directly across from DeRivera Park. Features luxury suites and deluxe hotel rooms with a waterfront view, plus it has golf cart and moped rentals, a must for getting around outside of town.
  • Bay Lodging claims to have the only indoor - outdoor swimming pool. Located just 3 blocks from downtown on a quiet street away from the hustle, Bay Lodging first opened its door to lodgers in the Summer of 1990.

  • Island Club Home Rental offers a number of homes with reduced rates in April, with prices jumping dramatically up through July when they start to ease back through October.

Other island info

TRANSPORTATION RENTALS: there are several golf cart, moped, and bicycle rental locations on the island. You must be a licensed driver and 18 years of age or older to rent a golf cart or moped. Golf Carts or mopeds are licensed motor vehicles and all applicable Ohio laws apply.

Grocers: There are 2 grocery stores / markets on the island.

  • Island General Store located across from the Town Hall on Catawba Avenue open from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the spring, and 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
  • Press House Corner Market is located near the South Bass Island State Park.

The island has police, fire and EMS services. There is one post office, one library, and one gas station and 2 churches on the island: St. Paul's Episcopal and Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.

South Bass Island Public Restrooms are located at:

  • The Depot, Perry's Victory Visitor Center
  • Lake Erie Historical Society
  • Put-in-Bay Town Hall
  • Fox's Dock
  • Lime Kiln Dock
  • Oak Point State Park
  • South Bass Island State Park
  • Village Bathhouse in DeRivera Park