We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Perfect choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thunderbird Beach Motel

Save Saved
You added Thunderbird Beach Motel to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Thunderbird Beach Motel
3110 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #43 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed Thursday through Sunday. Everything was great. The staff were super helpful when we requested anything. The walk to the beach was short and quick with no cross streets. Jolly Roger Park was in walking distance as well as many places to eat and shop. The room was clean and perfect for our small family. The pool was enjoyable. I couldn't have asked for more although I expected much less, it was a great deal for the price. We also received some vouchers that came with the reservation that we enjoyed using. We walked to and from the Boardwalk (although it was a bit far). I am extremely happy with the Thunderbird Beach Motel and probably will stay there next year again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dickie L, Manager at Thunderbird Beach Motel, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and awesome comments. I pass on all reviews and comments to our staff. I can speak for everyone here when I say it makes us feel good to know that we had a part in you having a great vacation. It makes our job that much more satisfying. The staff here works hard to try and make everyone as comfortable as possible. I am glad everyone was helpful in your requests.
Thank you so much for staying with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

106 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    31
    41
    15
    8
    11
See reviews for
43
22
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was a great stay for my family and myself. the thunderbird is reasonably priced, the staff is so wonderful and helpful. the beach is less than 20 steps behind the motel. jolly roger amusement park is with in walking distance of the hotel... my family and i had a great time and will stay there again....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dickie L, Manager at Thunderbird Beach Motel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and rating! All of our staff sees any reviews written for our motel.
I speak for myself and our entire staff, when I say I am very happy to know that your stay with us aided in your having a great time here.
We look forward to having stay with us again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shillington, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

First, let me start off by saying that Thunderbird Beach is one of the nicest motels my family and I have stayed at. We booked a week prior to our weekend trip (June 7-9, 2013) with the motel directly after doing some looking on Kayak.com. Thankfully I've come accustomed to also checking out the hotel/motel websites themselves because we saved money by booking direct and not through a 3rd party like Priceline or Expedia.

The Room - The rooms are not large, but it's a motel...not a resort. With that being said, my family of 5 still had plenty of room to move around and not feel cramped at all. The linens were all clean and had a modern beachy look to them, which is nice compared to the normal drabby, might-as-well-be-from-the-70's look that most motels sport. Gag. In the general, the room was very clean. The rooms also have flat screen tvs (w/ HBO) and free WiFi (You just have to call the front desk for the password). I was also pleased to see that our room came with 2 books(to be kept there)...a menu book and a guide to Ocean City. I understand that might not matter to most but when you're traveling with 3 kids that can be quite impatient at times, it's nice to know where you want to go and just go there. The books came in handy. The only downside to the whole room was the shower. The temperature level was hard to maintain, even for a short period of time. I think that part of this is due to the fact that even while the shower is running, the main tub faucet still runs (which is also just a waste of water). Besides that, the rooms were really nice.

Outside the Rooms - The pool is nice and the pool area was very clean. It's open from 9a-9p. My kids were in a little late past closing time the one night. The maintenance who was going to lock up, came in and cleaned up while they were still swimming and left to do something else to give them a little more time since they were having fun. It was nice because he didn't just boot us out of there like most places do. Normally closing time is closing time. The beach is easy to get to... literally less than 30 yards from the side of the building and the outside shower is on the side of the building so it's right in your path on the way back. We had no problems with parking either. There are spaces in the front and extra spaces behind the motel. Lastly, the boardwalk is only 5 blocks south of the motel which is nice. The shops don't start until a little further down but a little exercise never killed anyone.

Overall, our stay was good and I would recommend it to anyone(especially on a budget). I'm sure we will be returning to the Thunderbird Beach Motel again.

Room Tip: There are 3 floors and only stairs. If you have a lot of bags/cooler(s) or are handicapped...ask for...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dickie L, Manager at Thunderbird Beach Motel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
First of all, I want to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Ocean City.
I speak for the entire staff when I say thank you for the very nice review that you gave us. I personally feel good when I know that we were a part of helping you have a great time, and knowing that you had a comfortable and relaxing stay here.
Myself and the staff certainly do our best to assure everything is satisfactory for all of our guests. My entire staff sees every review. I actually remember the evening when we extended the pool hours. I have told our maintenance guy on duty for that evening, how much you appreciated that gesture. He thanks you for mentioning that, and he was very happy to be able to do that for your children. I am glad they had a great time.
I am very sorry for the fluctuation in water temperature. I wasn't aware of it until I saw this review, and thank you for bringing that to my attention. We did have our company plumber check everything.
We look forward to having you stay with us in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hopewell, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Thank you for wonderful hotel and great rate! we love this hotel! we took a mini vacation to get away for a lil bit, the rooms were clean and the hotel staff were wonderful! made our vacation a very relaxing and perfect time!

Room Tip: we stayed in corner room was quiet and very clean
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dickie L, Manager at Thunderbird Beach Motel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. I have passed along these comments to our staff.
Speaking for myself and the staff, we take great pride in knowing that we were a part of your comfortable and relaxing vacation for your family.
Thank you for choosing Thinderbird Beach Motel for your stay in Ocean City, and we hope to see you in the future!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was a great place to stay! The staff was beyond wonderful and the location to the beach was perfect, ( you only had to walk across an alley and there was a walkway that took you right onto the beach) The cost is very reasonable and well worth it. The rooms were average size and comfortably fit 4 of us with extra room. There Is a Karaoke Bar and a 7 eleven right across the street, and a bus stop right in front of the Motel. I would def recommend staying here if you are on a budget.

Room Tip: Great rooms!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We have been spending our weeks vacation at the Thunderbird for years now and we have always had a posotive experience..Our room was clean,and anything we needed was supplied. The staff were all courteous and friendly. We love the pool. allover we had a great week.

Room Tip: We were in room104, i have some trouble with my knees and we have always been able to get a ground f...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ogdensburg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My husband & I love to visit Ocean City the weekend after Labor Day. The rates can't be beat. The location is perfect, the staff helpful, the rooms clean and the best crabcakes in the city are within walking distance. What more could anyone ask for?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay
Travelers also viewed these Ocean City hotels
Free internet...
Show More
4.7 mi away
Coastal Palms Inn & Suites
Coastal Palms Inn & Suites
#70 of 107 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 103 reviews
Budget, Free in...
Show More
5.0 mi away
Cayman Suites
Cayman Suites
#29 of 107 in Ocean City
4.0 of 5 stars 166 reviews
Quaint, Best Va...
Show More
9.0 mi away
Buckingham Hotel
Buckingham Hotel
#34 of 107 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Beach, Budget...
Show More
2.0 mi away
Ocean 1 Hotel and Suites
Ocean 1 Hotel and Suites
#54 of 107 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 74 reviews
Free Parking, P...
Show More
4.9 mi away
Sea Hawk Motel
Sea Hawk Motel
#10 of 107 in Ocean City
4.5 of 5 stars 178 reviews
Free Parking, B...
Show More
0.2 mi away
Sun 'n Fun Motel
Sun 'n Fun Motel
#36 of 107 in Ocean City
4.0 of 5 stars 37 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Thunderbird Beach Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thunderbird Beach Motel

Address: 3110 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Thunderbird Beach Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Beach Hotel Ocean City

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Thunderbird Beach Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.