Having not been to Erie PA since I was a teen I was surprised to see what the city has done to create a beautiful new bay front area with new marinas and a convention center. The Courtyard Erie Bayfront (a new hotel) is amazing! It sits right on the bay with spectacular views, running trails, marinas, the convention center, and restaurants nearby. The beaches are only three miles away.
The staff are so professional and kind. You will be glad you stayed here and want to return.