2950 W 8th St. Erie, PA 16505


The Gateway to Preque Isle

A Swell Place To Stay

Grab the frisbee, pack up the car, and make tracks for Erie's classic motel choice - the El Patio! Located at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, the El Patio offers something fun for everyone - from swimming and sand volleyball to nighttime entertainment in Choo Choo's, our unique pub. With 83 rooms, suites and kitchenettes, the El Patio is sure to have accommodations to fit your group and budget.

We'll even throw in free cable TV so you don't miss your favorite reruns.

Nifty Things To Do

At the El Patio, you're just minutes from the sandy beaches of Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park and the Tom Ridge Center.

In addition to great swimming and sunbathing, here you'll find hiking, biking and rollerblading trails, canoe and boat rentals, sight-seeing boat tours, shore and charter fishing and much more.

Just two blocks from the El Patio is Waldameer Park and Waterworld, with plenty of rides, slides, games and shows.