The Fountain Inn is located in the heart of Lakeside's charming business district and within walking distance to Lake Erie, Hoover Auditorium, and Heritage Hall Museum. It's a year-round destination for family getaways, reunions, wedding parties, conferences and business retreats. During your stay enjoy our in-house restaurant, Slack House Historic Cafe, featuring a nostalgic menu of gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries and over-the-top shakes as well as soups, salads and more.

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Make a Reservation

Make an online reservation or call our reservations line at 419.798.4461, ext. 230 for details about year-round accommodations. Be sure to check back often for promotions and getaway packages.

Deposit: The first night's deposit with tax is required to guarantee your room reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel at any time, your deposit - except for the $25.00 Cancellation Fee - will be refunded to you. Should you cancel with less than 72 hours before arrival date, your entire deposit is forfeited.

Please note during our summer season (May 28 - Sept. 6, 2021) Lakeside is a gated community and you must purchase a daily pass for both entrance and parking. Click here for details.

COVID-19 Update: The health and well-being of our Lakeside community is always our top priority. Prior to your visit, read our COVID-19 guidelines.

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Specials & Promotions

Bird Watchers Special

Package valid April 18-May 27, 2021

Enjoy watching Lake Erie’s birds from Lakeside, Ohio. Walk on the Lakeside pier and on Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile.

Stay at the Fountain Inn anytime beginning April 18 through May 27, 2021 and save 15% on a standard rate. Get a boxed breakfast & coffee as early as 4 a.m. There are no gate or parking fees during this time frame! We are minutes away from Marblehead Lighthouse, East Harbor State Park, Catawba Island State Park & Kelly’s Island is a quick ferry trip from Lakeside (be sure to check ferry schedule before planning that part of your trip). Magee Marsh boardwalk is closed, but the wildlife area and other areas are open for bird viewing from sunrise to sunset (29 miles); Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge – Ottawa County Ohio has 90+ bald eagle nests (30 miles). Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge has drive through dates on April 17, 18, 30 and May 1-16, 2021 (be sure to check their website for more information on this event) and Howard Metroparks (35 miles).

Angler's Exclusive

Masters Walleye Circuit Exclusive Rate: April 14-18, 2021

Calling all anglers! Lakeside welcomes the Masters Walleye Circuit with an exclusive package available April 14-18.

Room Rate: $89.99 (two queen beds)



Take advantage of our “You Hook ‘Em, We Cook ‘Em” offer at the Slack House. Bring your cleaned and filleted fish to the Slack House and we will bread, fry and serve it to you with hand cut fries and coleslaw for $10 a pound. *Offer available to all anglers. Must show valid fishing license to receive Slack House discount.

Book now for Angler's Exclusive

Opening Weekend Special

Celebrate opening weekend at Hotel Lakeside or Fountain Inn hotel and enjoy 21% off of your room rate for a two or more night stay. Valid May 28-May 30. We invite you to shop in our charming downtown, take part in our many recreation activities, relax with your family at the pool, dine at our restaurants and more!

Opening Weekend Special

To book a hotel room with a promotion, please follow these steps:

1. Click on Accommodations (Fountain Inn or Hotel Lakeside)

2. Scroll down and check for promotions

3. Click the blue “check availability” button

4. Pick your dates of availability

5. Number of adults & children

6. Click on Rate Options

4, 5 and 6 are located on the top bar of the webpage.

7. Click on any specials or promotions you’re interested in

8. Click on “Check Availability”

9. Click “Book It”

Continue with reservation details (name, credit card number, email address)

10. Book now!


Amenities include ALL non-smoking rooms and facility, complimentary breakfast, wheelchair accessible side entrance, elevator, ATM, ice/vending machines, fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board in all rooms.

Guests with a Chautauqua Pass may also utilize the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus at no additional charge between Labor Day and Memorial Day weekend. There may be additional charges for certain classes or entertainment venues.

Check-in is any time after 3 p.m., and check-out is any time before 11 a.m.

Rooms & Suites

To view photos of each room, click the 'Check Availability' button above.

Heritage Suites

These suites are the largest with a king bed, private bath, microwave, refrigerator and a variety of upgraded amenities. Heritage Suites are well apportioned and well priced.

Chautauqua Rooms

Our Chautauqua rooms offer one king bed or one queen or two full beds, fridge/microwave combo and upgraded amenities.

Family Rooms

Our family rooms consist of two full beds, fridge/microwave combo and a living area. Our Family Rooms are designed to host a family without having to reserve multiple rooms and sleep up to four comfortable.

Traditional Rooms

Our Traditions Rooms are the original Fountain Inn rooms. Traditional rooms are smaller rooms with one full bed or two twin beds and fridge/microwave combo and are the most affordable option at the Fountain Inn.