Tis the time to get ready for bachelor and bachelorette parties at Put-In-Bay for 2020! We see this question quite a bit and it brings back fond memories of past party weekends. Some information to get you started can be found at http://www.putinbaybacheloretteparty.com where you will find info on lodging, bars, entertainment, what to bring, drinks, etiquette, etc. It’s a good starter resource.
A second source for more specific lodging would be the Put-in-Bay reservations site at https://putinbayohio.com where you can get more detailed information. That is a great spot for lodging information on Put-in-Bay hotels, Put-in-Bay resorts, Condos, Rental Homes, and Cottages.
Now, for some more directed advice. You will need to think about narrowing down your number to something more specific before you start your booking, because your options will be very different depending on whether your number is 6 or 12. Hotel rooms generally only sleep 4 people (so you will need to book a bunch of rooms), the brand new waterfront condos sleep up to 12, and vacation rental homes can sleep up to 16 girls comfortably. All of the hotels are downtown and walking distance to the “strip”, so you are a part of the party whether you like it or not. Put-in-Bay rental houses and waterfront condos though are all over the island and may or may not require a taxi to get back and forth, but have beautiful views and more amenities and your own private space to share fun cakes, decorate, and have “entertainment”.
One of our favorite hotels is the Commodore Resort because it has a good variety of rooms (including suites that sleep 6, and poolside rooms), it has a pool (and waterfalls) with the island’s best pool bar as a good starter for the day, is walking distance to the other hotel pool bars (which get way crowded) and located right in the very middle of downtown, and is relatively peaceful in the evening if you want to actually sleep at night (but hey, who does this at Put-In-Bay anyway?!?).
One of our favorite rental units is the brand new Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos which is located behind the airport right on Lake Erie with beautiful views of the water. It is also a guest favorite with near perfect 5-star reviews! Each condo sleeps up to 10 or 12 girls, have a nice shared patio to play yard games and drink beverages during the day. There is also a large private pool and pool deck that you can take your own drinks to (no bar license) and enjoy the sunshine. Later on, catch a taxi to go down to the strip at night to go bar hopping.
If you have AAA, you can get discount Jet Express tickets at their office before you leave! Or take the Miller Ferry and save a few dollars. Either way, bring the Put-in-Bay Taxi number with you (419-285-5466) so you can quickly get from the ferry to your lodging and start having a great party weekend!
The most important thing to remember is… have fun! And book early. Weekends fill up FAST for the larger hotel suites/condos and homes. Some weekends are actually nearing sold out from what we have been told.