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Harris House Motel

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2.0 of 5
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1201 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Ranked #11 of 34 Hotels in Ocean City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel, complete with heated pool, is right down the ramp of the boardwalk. We stayed there last weeked (their opening of the season). A few minutes after we checked in, I noticed the sink didn't work. Less than a minute after I called the front desk, the maintenance man was at the door. He fixed it quickly and I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has been coming to Harris House every summer and we have always enjoyed our stay there. This year, we were excited to reserve a room, and especially excited to take advantage of their special advertised online for $675 from a Sunday to a Friday. We called to book our room, and the staff said that the rates were... More 

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Stafford Springs
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I don't know why I never wrote a review for this place, but I will now! We stayed here for one night on our way to a wedding in Maryland. My kids and I had never been to Ocean City NJ before - when we were looking, I knew I wanted someplace near the ocean and the boardwalk. This place... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Hi Laura! Well, we are glad you posted a review too! Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're thrilled that you enjoyed our clean and convenient accommodations next to the boardwalk. We look forward to seeing you again as you pass through this summer on your way to Virginia Beach. Sounds like a perfect summer get-a-way vacation. See... More 

PA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
25 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Possibly the largest pool in Ocean City. Very close to the Boardwalk and Beach. Although the rooms are not large, and the bathrooms are small, the rooms are clean and comfortable. Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay. We will return here. This is a 5/5 relative to other family hotels in the area. The price was fare for being... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 circle review, we truly appreciate it. Yes, the pool is technically the largest pool in Ocean City, and is heated all season long. It's always great to hear comments about the cleanliness of our rooms, as that is our number one priority. The location speaks for itself, but running a clean ship is in the hands... More 

LaVale, Maryland
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174 reviews 174 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very nice hotel really close to the boardwalk, which surprises me that it's cheaper than most of the hotels in Ocean City. The rooms are very clean and well up to date! One complaint I have is that the bathroom is small, but usable. The pool is great, heated pool, so you could go swimming in September.... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments about the Harris House. We really appreciate your comments about the reasonable prices for the accommodations as we do our best to have the most competitive rates for a property in the higher end of ocean city motels. Glad you enjoyed Midevil golf - that is our favorite, too! The 18th hole there is easily... More 

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Well maintained property within a block from boards and beach. As long as you set your expectations that it is a motel not hotel. Good for shorter stays and if weather is nice you're not spending much time in the room. We had a room on 2nd floor facing pool which is fine since we went after Labor Day and... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Hi Maria! Thanks for the kind words about the property. We try to provide the cleanest and friendliest rooms in town. Although you said it wasn't a problem for you, if you ever need any help with luggage, our friendly (and strong!) maintenance men are there to help carry bags to and from your room. We hope you'll consider staying... More 

New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The staff is sincerely friendly and accomodating. Room was clean, and ridiculously close to the boardwalk. No frills, but so what? You don't come to Ocean City to hang out in your room. For the money spent, this was probably the best value I've across in all my years of traveling. Harris House, thank you!

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review! You hit on all of the elements we believe make the Harris House stand out in Ocean City: a location steps from the boardwalk, clean rooms, and a friendly/accommodating staff. We make a pledge each season to deliver on those goals and never rest on our laurels. Hearing reviews like this one is the feedback... More 

Denville, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Background: I traveled with family to Ocean City to compete in the OCNJ Half Marathon. We found this motel through a combination of searching TripAdvisor and oceancityvacation.com. Booking/Check-in: I made our reservation via a phone call and needed to mail a check to complete the reservation. We arrived after check-in time (3pm) and our room was ready. The Motel: The... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and congrats on the 13.1! Hope it was an enjoyable race for you. We always allow our guests to stay and take advantage of our pool and changing facilities, even after check out. This way you can make the most of you departure day. If you come down to OC again this year, we hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We were very pleased to find that the previous reviews were accurate. Harris House was truly in the best spot, steps from the boardwalk, beach, arcade, bike rentals, restaurants, everything. Rooms are nothing fancy or large, but very clean. Staff was very helpful and kind. The pool was very clean with plenty of lounge chairs. And all for a very... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We make customer service and cleanliness our top priorities. Reviews like yours let us know we are doing our job right. Glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again! More 

Telford, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The location and proximity to beach and boardwalk is the best part of staying at the Harris House. The room was very basic and the bathroom was very small. It was very clean. Refrigerator and microwave were a nice touch. The staff was very courteous at check in and check out. There is a pool but we did not use... More 

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