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Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Two 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #11 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
fort lee, nj
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“Good, but not competitive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

While it's hard to say anything bad, there's nothing "Marriott" to make me feel that I would choose this over another chain that would provide breakfast at lower prices. The lobby's location on the third floor makes things a bit awkward when checking in, etc.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review, MarilynR. Unfortunately, the Courtyard by Marriott brand does not offer complimentary breakfast; however, we do have the Captains Table restaurant within our hotel that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do regret that you found nothing "Marriott" about our hotel, because our staff goes above and beyond to offer our guest the "Marriott Way" to everyone. We certainly hope that the next time you visit Ocean City that you give us another opportunity to offer the "Marriott WOW".
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The OC boardwalk has its share of outdated and ugly hotels in various states of disrepair. The courtyard is definitely NOT one of them. The hotel is very clean, modern and tasteful, the location is perfect. 15th street, just up from the busy end of the boardwalk. We read a few reviews about a "weird" layout with the floors, but honestly it's no big deal. The pool was clean, ample seating. The pool itself is indoor, with huge doors leading to an outdoor sun-deck. We wished the pool area overlooked the beach, however we definitely appreciated that it was private and quiet (didn't overlook the parking lot or main road, thankfully). The balcony was great, loved the glass that didn't obstruct the sea view when seated. Free wifi is very quick and simple. Fridge and microwave were super convenient. Parking is covered, safe, and plentiful in the off-season. We opted not to have our room cleaned during our stay, and it was awesome that the cleaning staff left a bag of replacement toiletries outside our door. We also noticed that the sliding glass doors realy blocked out outside noise...when we closed to door to our balcony it was wonderfully quiet.

Our only real complaint was that our bed was uncomfortable. It was too soft with no support, and it was significant enough that we felt a little sore each day. But we so appreciated having a nice hotel in OC that we will return despite the bed situation.

We are looking forward to our next stay at the Courtyard!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for the great review, patravels7! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. We are the newest oceanfront hotel in Ocean City! I am sorry to hear that our beds were not to your satisfaction. Our pool, sundeck and oceanfront rooms will be here waiting for to come visit us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel is on the boardwalk, in the middle of all the action. Parking is Extremely tight for an SUV. What we liked most was that we could park the car and walk everywhere. Hotel was clean, except for the shower curtain bar, but after a quick wipe down to remove the rust it was fine. Water pressure was good (important for girls trying to wash sand out of hair). Fridge with microwave. Coffee in lobby is terrible, but free. Indoor pool was great ( we were the only ones) although we joked the pool was warmer than the hot tub. Would have been better. We didn't try the restaurant in the hotel, too many others to chose from for it to be so pricy.
All in all a good stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, rmrbjr. I understand parking an SUV can be tight in any garage and the next time I hope that you take full advantage of our open air parking lot which may be more suitable for SUV's. I have shared your review with our housekeeping staff and appreciate you bringing this to my attention. We hope to see you again and have another chance to give you a great vacation!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a mini vacation together and thought of Ocean City where we got engaged years ago. We are loyal to Marriott, so were happy to find a Courtyard right on the boardwalk. Imagine our surprise when we got a balcony room over looking the ocean!! It was a wonderful time, relaxing to sit on the balcony and watch the sun rise with our champagne. Our room was neat, clean, well appointed, and with easy access to the attached Captain's Table restaurant. The high standards and quality of the Marriott line is evident here too, and the hotel is only about 4 years old. Their pool and hot tub were in an inner enclosed courtyard area, leaving the seating area unobstructed on the ground floor patio area. The pool is small, mostly for kids who just need to splash around, not do laps. There is a gym here as well. Great time!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your loyalty to Marriott and choosing our hotel for your quick getaway! Our location is unbeatable, and it's great to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our ocean view along with the Captain's Table Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Ocean City, whether it's a mini vacation or anniversary!
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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The rooms are clean. The Staff was Great. Staff really went above what I am used too. Hotel does not offer free breakfast but the restaurant was good & open early and closes late. Great Lobby with plenty of seats & an area to work with two desk top computers,printer & a conference table. Free wifi in rooms & lobby & a plug in the room if needed. Has a pool & a sun deck also a place to sit/relax overlooking the boardwalk. The location is right on the boardwalk. It is a longer walk to the inlet than some, but the Hotels closer to the inlet are not as nice. We walked it two times & it is not really that long if you are enjoying the walk. Its a short drive to the OC convention center. If you are going with small kids than you might drive to the rides ect or in season take the tram but that is more $$ than driving and parking. The hotel parking is good but we did park across the street (overflow) because under the hotel is tight & most of the time its full. The beach was also nice & the lifeguard was in front of hotel. We will go back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for your review, jimloves2travel! I'm glad to you were able to enjoy our hotel while here on business; hopefully, the next time we see you it will be for leisure! The select service brands such as Courtyard do not complimentary breakfast, we are lucky to the Captain's Table here on site. I will pass on your review to the management of the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean City.
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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Was very pleased with our stay at the Courtyard at Marriott in Ocean City Md. This was our first trip to Ocean City MD and I wanted to stay at a hotel on the boardwalk. I picked the Courtyard primarily because of its location on the boardwalk. the boardwalk runs from about 27th st down to a few blocks below 1st street. since the hotel is on 15th street I thought that would be perfect and it was. The hotel was clean, modern and the staff was very pleasant. We had a Ocean front room with a small balcony. If I ever decide to return to Oceans City MD I would not hesitate to book a room at the Courtyard on the boardwalk

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you DPWZ9/9 for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. Our location is one of our best features, and it's great to hear that we fit your needs perfectly. Being in the middle of the boardwalk is hard to beat! Our staff looks forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean City.
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed here while we passed through on our way back from VA. I love Marriotts and struggled to find one with a vacancy. After checking for three days, a room came available on the Marriott site. I booked it, even though it said city view since other reviewers had said these rooms had a partial view of the ocean. Ours did not, my mistake. Stay away from rooms 228, 229 and 230. They are on the street with a view of the parking lot and a Buffett. They also share the hall with two loud mechanical rooms. And the street is noisy. clearly these are the worst rooms and should be discounted. This room was $259 and not worth it. No balcony either. That being said, the hotel had a lovely lobby and great restaurant and nice bar. Indoor pool was very small but we don't use it anyway. Rooms are very clean, spacious and comfortable. It is a better choice than those old musty properties. Very strict parking policy, only one car allowed. Get there early so you don't have to park across the street in the overflow lot. Andrea at the front desk was excellent and very helpful. Location is good, beach and boardwalk not far away. Early check ins seem difficult.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn M, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for review, RedheadMA. We, as many hotels in the area, stay very busy through the summer months and into September. I'm glad to hear that a room opened up for you! When booking our rooms online, we have two "city view" rooms. The city view room with a balcony actually do have a partial view of the ocean, whereas the city view rooms that do not have a balcony in the description are strictly city facing. We may not have had any of the balcony rooms available during your stay, hopefully the next time you're in town we will have more availability and we can get you in a room with a better view. We are proud of all our staff, and I'm happy that Andrea exceeded your expectations! I will pass on your kind words to her and share with our staff. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Ocean City!
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Address: Two 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#17 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront offers the most elegantly appointed guestrooms on the beach. Our hotel is located directly on the boardwalk and is the newest hotel on the oceanfront. Whether you are enjoying a weekend getaway, a family vacation or a business trip you will leave looking forward to your next visit. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises, glorious afternoons and the exciting night life. ... more   less 
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