I don't understand the raving reviews on here. I booked it based on those reviews and what a mistake! The rooms are tiny! The beds are not comfortable, we woke up so stiff. The pool was dirty. You don't get any view whatsoever of the beach. There are no balconies or at least outside chairs to relax outside.
When in the room, you feel like your in prison because it's so small and no sunshine. There are 2 tiny windows in the bathroom & back of the room which face a hotel. The windows in the front of the room give you no privacy, people from the street can look right into your room!
The rates are the same as better hotels on the boardwalk with a view of the beach, balconies etc... This would be my last option in OC!
Now on their website it states they made upgrades for 2012. The sheets were new, crisp and felt like sand paper, they still had the fold creases from the packaging, which makes me think they weren't even washed. They had a 32in flat screen in one room, and the old tube TVs in the other room. The carpet did look new...but the bathroom was very old and smelled like urine. So I guess new sheets, TV and carpet is the upgrades they were referring to.
The shower was not fun, I kept getting shots of ice water every couple mins, then piping hot water.
- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Beach Hotel Ocean City
- Thunderbird Beach Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Thunderbird Beach Motel is a quaint 63 room motel located in the downtown area of Ocean City, MD. It is on the East side of Baltimore Avenue. Rooms come standard with 2 double beds, mini fridge, microwave, color/cable TV, and Free Wi-Fi. There are also King Rooms available, which contain one King sized bed, with a pull out sofa, and flatscreen TV. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool on site, and is a 30 second walk to the beach! ... more less
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