Kalahari Resorts and Conventions - OH

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7000 Kalahari Drive Sandusky, OH 44870-4307




Top 25 Hotels for Families Travelers' Choice from TripAdvisor Best of Sandusky (Ohio) Awards - Day Spa Best Indoor Waterparks in America from TimeOut Best of Meetings Today 2016 USA Today 10 Best Indoor Water Park


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Water sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Distance from airport

  • 42 mi. from venue


  • Complimentary parking
  • Paid parking
  • Valet parking$9.00 / day
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions - OH Meeting Space

Total meeting space182,954 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms35
Largest room38,232 sq. ft.
Second largest room17,200 sq. ft.
Space (Private)65,000 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)95,000 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)80,000 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space38,232 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms890
Double (2 beds)700
Tax rate13.75%

Local Attractions

Dining at Kalahari

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Although some see meals as just something you do between the waterslides, part of your experience at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will be world-class dining. We've got something to satisfy every taste, from steakhouses to ice cream shops. You'll never have to eat in the same spot twice, but you just might want to.

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

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The Midwest's Largest Indoor Waterpark is INCLUDED for all registered guests when staying at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Plus, you get an extra hour for splish splash fun, too!

Spa Kalahari & Salon

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Beyond Relaxation. A family vacation should have something special for every member of your family. Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with amazing body treatments, luxurious massage, skin care, nail care and more.

Experiences at Kalahari

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From Wet 'n' Wild fun to the Dry-Time Exploration. There is no shortage of activities to wear them out and ensure the fun never stops!

Kalahari Safari Outdoor Adventure Park

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Climb to new hights on our two 32 foot high custom climbing walls featuring race timers and auto belay safety systems. Over 750 feet of thrilling African-themed ropes adventures. Experience up-close and educational encounters with the animals of Africa

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

50 mi. away
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a public airport located nine miles southwest of the central business district of Cleveland, a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The airport lies just within the city limits of Cleveland.
5300 Riverside Dr
Cleveland, OH, US 44135

Zambezi Outdoor Waterpark

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The Zambezi Outdoor Waterpark is INCLUDED for all registered guests staying at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and those that have purchased day pass admission.


With a convenient location in Sandusky, Ohio, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is easily accessible for Midwest meetings and conventions. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is the largest resort convention center in the entire region, featuring 215,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, ranging from the elite executive boardrooms to the three ballrooms of 38,000, 17,000 and 12,000 square feet, with over 40 total meeting rooms. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ knowledgeable, experienced hosts will assist meeting planners in anticipating and adapting to every meeting, convention, trade show or event need. Each space has state-of-the-art audiovisual and communications technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi (bandwidth speeds of 100 MBs with capacity to 1 GB), on-site AV with a built-in digitized sound system and numerous built-in hi-lumen/hi-def projectors and monitors. Plus, we get it: with all the moving parts, organizing an event can get overwhelming, which is why Kalahari Resorts & Conventions does everything it can to make the process a breeze. Thanks to a sales and catering team that holds more than 400 years of combined experience, your event will be sure to go on without a hitch. Our expertise, in-depth knowledge, and willingness to adjust to personal needs has resulted in noteworthy events for the best event planners in America. And just to make things even easier, we're putting everything under one roof. Event attendees will stay in beautiful suites just a short walk away from the customizable meeting rooms, which will be only steps from our premium dining options and spa treatments. Plus, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is conveniently located outside of Austin in Round Rock. From trade shows, exhibitions, conventions, conferences, to faith-based retreats and other gatherings, our venues are the ideal location. Not to mention, with our dedicated teams, enviable amenities and conveniently located properties, your meeting or event is sure to leave a lasting impression. Why choose Kalahari? From versatile meeting space to stunning accommodations, it’s all here under one roof. We ensure picture-perfect stays, meetings and experiences. Once your guests enter paradise—complete with free Wifi and everything they need, they will be fully captivated until the convention has come to a beyond-expectations conclusion. Accommodations Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky features an authentically African ambiance throughout the resort and offers 890 guest rooms, including one- to 10-bedroom suites with: fireplaces and living and dining areas with kitchen and whirlpool options. All of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards, voicemail and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the resort, guest rooms and the common areas. The resort offers a full menu of amenities, including a fitness center featuring treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes, presses and more. Guests can schedule haircut and color treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures among other services at the full-service Spa Kalahari and Salon.


High season
Shoulder season
Sep 1 – Dec 22
Apr 16 – May 26
Low season

Cancellation Policy

Group cancellations are negotiable and based on the size of the group, method of reservations, and seasonal factors.

Additional Information

Recreation & Activities Home to America’s largest indoor waterpark, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions offers high-octane fun that includes surfing rides, waterslides, wavepools and more. Guests can rent and relax in their own private indoor cabana or outdoor. Stand-up surf or boogie board 365 days a year on one of two FlowRiders, a surfing ride that simulates a 5-foot oceanlike wave. The indoor waterpark features the innovative Texlon transparent roof, which allows guests to soak up the sun indoors while enjoying the 12,000-sq.-ft. wavepool. No matter what the weather is like outside, guests can splish-splash all day long indoors at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. During the summer months, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ outdoor waterpark features activity pools, hot tubs, dry play, expanded sun deck, sand volleyball court, shuffleboard courts and much more. For some fun on land, the Safari Outdoor Adventure Park adds even more reason to make Kalahari Resorts & Conventions your destination. The zipline, ropes course and climbing wall are ideal for team-building events. Guests can also enjoy the Big Game arcade, featuring hundreds of arcade games and the Madagascar Mini Golf indoor facility. Food & Beverage Kalahari Resorts & Conventions features an extensive variety of dining choices, with over 10 distinct food and beverage outlets. From casual dining and snacks to high-energy bar & lounges. Guests have their pick of dining choices, including B-Lux Grill and Bar, deliciously unique burgers and shakes handcrafted from scratch; Great Karoo, a family-style dining; Ivory Coast, a cozy and casual choice; and Java Manjaro featuring Starbucks for that morning jolt of energy. Whether it’s a simple breakfast, a formal banquet or an entertaining themed meal, depend on Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ culinary staff for a delicious dining experience. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions can accommodate meeting and convention guests in a sit-down or buffet setting. Professional cocktail and bar service is available in all meeting areas. From casual to elegant, Kalahari Resort & Conventions can help any meeting or convention create the menu and group settings that enhance all events.