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Ocean Front Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1417 Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Ranked #9 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, CA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

We have stayed at Ocean Front for the past 7-8 years. When you are there, to us, we are treated like family. Everything we needed was taken care of, it's right on the beach, and we felt our rate was good. We stayed last year while John was gone, and many other things were gone, like the family feeling. We... More

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Washington, D.C.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

We have stayed several times at the Ocean Front Motel and always appreciate the priority that the innkeeper and owner, John, places on friendly, personal attention. Rooms are simple to be sure, but clean and neat. Moreover, you simply can't beat the location for the money. John remembers families and faces and makes all feel welcome. As a result he... More

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lititz, pa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2008

Although the location can't be beat, the motel is not the greatest. Rooms are small, old, and somewhat clean. Bathrooms are in dire need of overhaul. However, being right on the boardwalk and not costing $200+ a night helps this motel's appeal. Walls are thin - be prepared. Management did allow us to stay parked all day in lot after... More

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oceancitynj
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

When you first walk into the room, everything looks clean and neat. The room didn't have a smell, the beds were made, the table was clean... Then when you actually get settled in and start to look around the room, it was obvious that the maids were not doing their jobs. There were whole, and smashed chips on the carpet... More

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Annandale, NJ
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2008

We just spent 3 days here and had a wonderful time, but our expectations were realistic. We wanted easy access to the beach & boardwalk at a low price and this fit the bill. We paid $159/night for an ocean front room (that's all that was available when I booked). There were four of us - 2 adults, an 8-yr-old... More

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King of Prussia, PA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

Excellent views of the beach and ocean. The location and access to the beach is great. That is about all I can say about this hotel. The rooms are very small, and average at best. If you have more than 2 people, it'll be tight. The staircases and hallway are tight, and the common areas can get pretty loud. The... More

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philadelphia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

This was a nice little motel right on the boardwalk...it's where the boardwalk narrows, so it's quieter. We thought the location couldn't be beat....steps from the beach, a one minute walk to the beginning of the boardwalk restaurants and shops, and if we wanted just the peace of the surf, we could just walk the other way. We were there... More

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Williamsport, PA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

When I read the reviews that this was the #1 Hotel in Ocean City I quickly made a reservation. I spoke to "John" at the property and was taken care of as if I was an old friend...unfortunately; I think expectations do not usually become reality. This is an average at BEST beach hotel. NOT very clean or well maintained.... More

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

I was here for vacation for one night and I must say I was not impressed. Here are positives: 1. nice folks work here. 2. close to beach. 3. On quite side of the boardwalk. This also means you'll have to walk a bit or ride shuttle bus if you want to get to fun/amusement spots on the boardwalk. 4.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

As far as I'm concerned you can't beat the location. Ocean front on a the boardwalk but at the end so its not crowded or too noisy. The rooms were a bit dated and the window AC unit was pretty loud when it kicked in. But for the price and location, it was a small inconvenience. Staff was courteous and... More

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Address: 1417 Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Front Motel 2*
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Also Known As:
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City #7 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City #8 Family Hotel in Ocean City
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