Wagners 1844 Inn

230 E Washington Street , Sandusky, OH 44870 USA (Show map)


Wagner's 1844 Inn is an elegantly restored, antique filled Victorian home that is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. It is located in downtown Sandusky in the Old Plat Area within walking distance of the beautiful downtown parks, the waterfront, museums, restaurants, boutiques, antique stores and some of the Island Ferries. It is a short drive to Cedar Point Amusement Park, golfing, swimming, boating, nature preserves, parks and historical sites. The B&B has three spacious guestrooms, all with private baths, air conditioning and queen sized beds. The warm interior features old fashioned amenities such as a living room with a wood burning fireplace, an antique piano, and a billiard room and library. Your host and hostess, Barb Wagner and her dog Max, look forward to warmly welcoming you to Wagner's 1844 Inn.

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Innkeepers: Barbara Wagner



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Loved It

5 on September 30, 2014

We stayed at Wagners Inn this past weekend. We loved it. Right in the heart of Sandusky and Barb could not have been a better host. Had a great time and a great breakfast. I highly recommend staying with her and Max. The house is clean and beautiful. Breakfast was excellant. If you are looking for a B&B in Sandusky, this is where you want to be.

Like Staying with Family that Leaves You Be

4.2 on January 03, 2012

Innkeeper Barb chats with you as little or as much as you like, and guard dog Max charms even the dog-neutral among us. Many B & B reviews praise the food and homemade baked goods, but the Wagner truly deserves to be acknowledged for serving up parfaits with carefully chosen fresh fruit and gooey treats for those of us already on detour from our 2012 resolutions. The decor makes you feel like you are in another time--what a wonderful escape.

Quaint "Inn"

4.0 on September 18, 2011

Barbara & her dog Max warmly welcomed us into their home. It was so nice to find an Inn that also allowed our four-legged family members. This is a rarity and I appreciate Barbara's willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate us. She even made dog treats and had samples in the room for our two dogs which they loved I might add. Our room was very clean and the Inn was decorative and cozy. We felt like we were at home. Thanks Barbara & Max for making our stay at the lake an enjoyable event.

Highly Recommended - would go back again and again

4.8 on June 02, 2011

Barb, the innkeeper, is extraordinary friendly, an amazing cook and very discreet, flexible and laid back. The breakfasts are so unique and delicious - you feel you're at your grandma's kitchen. The rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable. The location is perfect - grocery store basically across the street, moments from downtown dining, moments from the lake and no more than a 5-6 minute door-to-door drive to Cedar Point. Free wifi is just (extra) icing on the cake!! We would not stay anywhere else if we went back to the area.

What a wonderful getaway

5 on May 11, 2011

We had the wonderful opportunity to stay with Barb and Max for a very restful and interesting visit. We enjoyed the front porch, the billard room, our room, the parlor, the delicious breakfast with homemade muffins and fresh, sweet fruit. Too many fascinating details to list. Having come in the spring, we plan to visit again seasonally. Thanks Barb and Max for a much needed respite. Bobby and Diana

Wagner Inn B&B

3.8 on October 06, 2010

Barb & Max were very friendly & delightful. Food was great -- dining was elegant!

A stay in historic serenity

5 on October 03, 2010

having never stayed at a B&B, I didn't know what to expect. My first experience was so pleasant and relaxing that I'm eager to do so more often. Hostess Barb was very friendly, knowledgeable of the local area and very accommodating. her dog Max was a big teddy bear of an animal too. Complete satisfaction, hands down.

A Peaceful Weekend

4.4 on July 22, 2010

I took my husband to Cedar Point for his birthday and wanted to have some quiet time in Sandaway, too. Wagner's was a perfect location, provided a peaceful night's sleep and a wonderful breakfast.

What a wonderful venue!

4.8 on July 22, 2010

We were looking for a place where family members could meet, visit, and enjoy each others' company. Wagners 1844 Inn, with the three rooms, living room, and pool room exceeded our expectations. Our host was gracious but not intrusive, with wonderful breakfasts and great tips for places to eat and insider directions. We definitely recommend a stay here!

Cedar Point get-away

5 on July 20, 2010

This was a terrific choice for our adult family get-away to Cedar Point. It was wonderful to come back "home" after a day in the park; gather in the Living Room and relax with Barb's dog Max. Barb's breakfasts were delicious and the table looked like the cover of a magazine. The canopy bed was comfortable and romantic. We had a wonderful time!

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Erie Islands, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Picnic area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi , Billiard Room, Coffee pot, Enclosed courtyard with grill, Screened in porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Walking distance to Sandusky Bay, Walking distance to museums, Walking distance to beautiful parks, Walking distance to restaurants, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please call for prior arrangements and approval
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • Cancellations: One weeks notice



Barbara Wagner

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About the innkeepers

Barbara is a former R.N. Her interests include: cooking and travel.

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Continental plus

  • Serving Location: screened in porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat others as requested

Signature Dish

Pecan Rolls
Large, fluffy rolls with rich caramel pecan topping. Guests say 'yummy', 'the best rolls in the land Noted for home baked goods and bread