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The Islander Motel

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   2001 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Ranked #104 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Sterling, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Islander Motel in OC, Md is worse than a DUMP!!! Reserved 3 nights and couldn't even stomach staying there. Tried to get some of my money back and mgmt gave me a copy of my contract and they highlighted in front of me "...NO REFUNDS...". Rooms smelled of chemicals (possibly pesticides). No shower heads, stove didn't work and was rusted,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are Holes in walls , stains everywhere, The smoke detector was hanging off wall in the room we were staying at. The bathroom had painted plywood for a wall. Ocean city maryland doesn't have any rules for the board of health to inspect hotels. Before you sign in I advise u to look at the room your going to... More

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Adena
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed ten days at this place.. I mean ( my) room was ok.. But this hotel was infested with ants and other sorts of disgusting things! I went by myself bc I haven't been on a vaca for 8 yrs soo decided to just leave n go to ocean city since I've been going there since I was 17... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you fail to invest in your property it speaks volumes where your priorities are. I'm 47 and I was the youngest thing in the room. If you want to rent to bikers and college kids that will trash the room then here you are.

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking.com a room as gift for my son (23). After printing out my reservations I noticed that this place requires valid ID and credit card. I called and spoke with the manager and explained that I booked a reservation but it was for my son what could I do because I wasn't driving 3 hours to sign a credit card... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manager was very RUDE! The second she saw us walk through the door. Guess cause we weren't Mexican. Decided to go somewhere else! She said we had to pay for the whole week. Threw away $160 for first night which came out of my account, and never went back. We didn't even see the room. Lady by the pool said... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is disgusting. Place is totally out of date. They are Russian owners & are only worried about a buck. Fire hazard beware!!! I will be calling the Town of Ocean City on this one. No phone in room. No washcloths in room. The doors stick making it very difficult to open the door. The pool is filthy.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed a room at the last minute for cruise weekend and didn't check the reviews before booking the room. Boy what a mistake, the room was disgusting, smelled musty and the AC didn't work at all. The kitchenette if you want to call it that was latterly crawling with ants. took one look at the bed and went to a... More

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Millersville, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room was absolutely disgusting. We wanted a place to stay for just one night, but we had to go to the nearby CVS and buy Lysol, and Air Freshener, and practically a gallon of hand sanitizer. I am by no means a germaphobe, but one peek at the pillow in the pillow case, covered in brown and yellow stains?... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Room smelled like vomit from the previous people. Shower head leaked all over the bathroom. TV had basically no channels. Shined a blacklight on the bed to find disgusting hand prints among other things. Bad lighting. No microwave at all. When I got there, the lady said my card was declined when in fact it was working perfectly. We were... More

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Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Address: 2001 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Islander Motel 1.5*
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Also Known As:
The Islander Hotel Ocean City
Islander Motel Ocean City
Islander Hotel Ocean City

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Amenities

Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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As a family owned and operated business, we understand how important it is to keep our customers completely satisfied. From our flexibledaily, weekly and monthly rates to our spacious, quiet lodgings, we are the perfect location for a great vacation! UNDER New Management ... more   less 
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