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“Nice place, rates vary depending on the season.” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Ocean City
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #12 of 108 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Potomac, Maryland
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96 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Nice place, rates vary depending on the season.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I hate beach hotels sometimes- meaning paying way different rates for the same room.
Place during the summer ran me around $200 a night and in the off-season like $70.
I've been here three times and come back because..well I like it.
It's not the most elaborate (okay not at all) but it is very clean, has a decent complimentary breakfast, nice staff, decent size rooms and the location is ideal (for us).
Behind the hotel is a very nice park on the bay, and across the street is what most come for...the ocean.
Indoor/outdoor pool are both basic, functional, and clean.
We'll be back and I hope can always rely on the a nice place to stay and sleep. Thanks HIEOC

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

That‘s one of the greatest hotel I have been. I like it so much. The room is big and the view is nice. Not much people there, maybe because summer is not coming yet. And there's free wifi around hotel, the resturant is nice too.Location is good, near the bus station and the beach is clean. But the price is high.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Situated right in front of Northside Park, Home of Ocean Citiy"s Winterfest of lights. Had stayed there a couple of years ago and glad we went back. It still looks as clean and as fresh as went it opened. Friendly staff and a great indoor pool and hot tub that is regularly checked for water quality. Can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Nassau, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This will be a pool-biased review. I am a pool person so I chose this hotel for the hot tub and pool first then considered the room. The room we had overlooked the bay and smack over the Winterfest lights so if that is your thing this is the perfect hotel at that time. Our room was smallish but neat and clean and good for two of us. The front desk was fine, we are priority members and stayed on points, we were not offered water or gift bags or anything like that which was fine by us because that may help in keeping the prices as low as they are at this time of the year. Also the only toiletries in the room is shampoo and conditioner but the note said you can have other necessities on demand, I just wanted lotion, this too was fine, I loved the price if we were paying. There is a really nice refrigerator which was really cold if set all the way up it semi froze our water etc., microwave nice too. Now to the best part of this hotel: The Pool!!! It was steamy in a rather cold room....no problem because you just want to get in the water and stay there it was in the high eighties, no kidding, I had it all to myself both days as this is the slow season. The hot tub is a corner part of the pool and was nice and hot, little jet issues but no worries it serves its purpose. I really didn't even need the tub becasue the pool was balmy and no shivering getting back in the pool from the hot tub. Ok so the place is not spectacularly 5 star but is in good repair and very clean. The area is home to numerous seafood restaurants many of which were closed for the winter but the Crabcake factory is just two blocks away open year round and had amazing food and fries and REALLY strong drinks. There is a Denny's not too far away for breakfast...oh that is if you sleep past 9:30 for the free breakfast.We looked at the 6600 Holiday inn and the 1701 also on this strip and further down the strip near the end and they looked really nice from the outside and directly on the water but thanks to the reviewers here who said they were dated we went with this one and had a good time. We did have trouble when they changed the wi-fi password and didn't give us the correct info we had to do some digging, but that was minor. All in all if you like peace and quiet and lazing around in a nice hot pool while the cold wind whips outside and you can see the five (now brown) palm trees waving around outside while you warm up your bones... I say go and relax here. Good value in the off season and a nice getaway.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We have stayed here several times this year....the last 3 days in a 2 week period. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The last 3 stays we were given rooms that faced the Winter Fest lights...what a pure joy. Hotel rooms are always clean, beds are comfortable and no annoying air freshner smells. Internet connection is good and tv selection is good. Nice indoor pool and hot tub. Great location, free parking, good value and plenty of restaurants in the area. Breakfast is plentiful. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area. Consistently great experience.

  • Stayed December 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
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Stayed at HIX over Thanksgiving weekend. Front desk personnel very helpful and friendly. Had a suite; lots of room! Great location close to Wawa and movie theaters. Loved being so close to the Winterfest of Lights. Will stay here again next year!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I stayed there over a holiday while visiting some friends. Great location. Super price and very friendly. Would definitely eat in the restaurant again even if I wasn't staying there. Free parking was a real treat. Love the city.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 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
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Address: 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#18 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ocean City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located on 126th street in North Ocean City. The hotel has 122 rooms with 66 suites, some of which have whirlpool tubs. We are only a block and a half from the beautiful beaches that Ocean City has to offer. We are also conveniently located in front of Northside Park Sports Complex that host s lacrosse, soccer, basketball and softball tournaments. The hotel is just a short drive away from the world famous Boardwalk as well as some of the finest restaurants in Ocean City. If you want to play a round while you are here, some of the best golf courses in the area are within a fifteen-minute drive. Our guest room amenities include free wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and a hairdryer. For your convenience a guest laundry is also available. You will enjoy starting your day with our complimentary Express Start breakfast served daily from 6:30am until 9:30 am. The tropical atmosphere of our outdoor pool and sundeck (open in our summer months) will make you so relaxed you will not want your vacation to come to an end. We also have an indoor pool with whirlpool that is open year round. Located between the beach and the bay, Holiday Inn Express is the place to stay. ... more   less 
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