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“Nice Autumn Weekend Getaway” 5 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 #16 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
Bel Air, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice Autumn Weekend Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We are Platinum HI members, but first time to this HI Express. Very clean and comfortable and rates were reasonable. Good location at north end of Town adjacent to Northside Park. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and you could always count on a hearty "Good Morning!" at the included breakfast each morning. Recommend renting bikes from PMI Rentals right next to hotel and tour the park and nearby Montego Bay community!

Room Tip: Ask for rear facing room on higher floor to enjoy Bay views!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We recently stayed here and I would recommend this hotel to anyone. One of the best breakfasts offered by a hotel I have ever had. Eggs, bacon/ham/sausage, pancakes, and more to choose from. The coffee was very good and the previous reviews were correct, the cinnamon rolls are awesome. Our room was clean, plenty of towels, the beds were comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a room on the 3rd floor bayside, the view overlooked the pool and North park, we could also see the bay. it was nice. I would stay here again and would tell family about it as well.

Room Tip: If choosing to use the beach bus while there, the stop is right out front.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wood-Ridge, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The hotel was nice, clean, and comfortable. It's a block away from the ocean. They could use some automatic doors from the parking lot, and more luggage carts. Had to wait 15 minutes for a cart when we checked in, only to find an employee using one to stock supplies in the kitchen area. This and all hotels in the area are obscenely overpriced. Lots to do in the area, but my advice when dining out is to take the 5 minute ride north from here across into Delaware, where there's no sales tax. It makes a difference.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and we have been very happy both times. The hotel is very clean - I am almost obsessively worried about bed bugs and often have a hard time sleeping at hotels but the room was very clean and there were no signs of critters. The free breakfast is just average but, hey, it's free and it does the job. There is always a good variety of food and drink and it filled us up enough that we didn't eat lunch; it's definitely a money saver! The pools were clean and well kept and a good alternative on days when the beach didn't work out. The beach is a very short walk across Coastal Highway; very convenient!!! We love the location of the hotel; it's off the main strip and far enough away from the boardwalk that there aren't any crowds. Of course, we also went after Labor Day which always helps with crowds. We had a very good experience over all and would definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edison, New Jersey
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on 126th Street. Great location, right in front of the Northside Park, which has a walking path around the bay, a pier to go crabbing on, a playing field, and a large grassy area where local bands play on the weekends. Bonus.....4th of July fireworks are displayed out of this park, which gives the Holiday Inn vacationers a bird's eye view of the beautiful fireworks right out of their window. Let's not forget the location of this hotel is right across the street from Ocean City's beautiful beach, next door to many great eateries and lots of parking. The staff here are all overly friendly and there is FREE breakfast every morning until 9am. Great place!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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McLean, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Booked this hotel for one night on short notice until our other hotel was available. Turned out to be such a good place I was sorry I didn't stay a couple of nights. Hotel appears relatively new and was very clean. Room was spacious and also very well made up. There was a small indoor pool and hot tub, with a larger outdoor pool right next to it. Breakfast started at 6:00 a.m. and was more extensive than the average hotel breakfast. Wide range of hot and cold items, the morning I was there the bacon and scrambled eggs were very good. Also biscuits and gravy, numerous pastries, breads, bagels, cereals, fruit, and yogurt. They also had the latest in hotel breakfast technology- An automatic pancake machine. Press a button and then watch a digital display as your two pancakes move through the machine to be ejected onto a plate at the end, they were pretty good pancakes! The hotel had adequate parking and good lighting in the area.
This hotel is on the western side of the Coastal Highway but the light and crosswalk at the end of the drive made crossing easy and safe. The beach was about two block away. Since you are so far uptown it is not crowded and seemed cleaner than in town. The beach is protected by lifeguards about 150 yards apart, so its easy to stay close to one. The area around the hotel has many stores and restaurants and is about 20 blocks from a couple of good mini-golf courses at the Delaware state line. There is a large park with hiking/running trails behind the hotel. On the Sunday night we were there a concert and fireworks display took place. This is a good clean family friendly hotel, and a nice option to avoid some of the crowds.

Room Tip: Top floors, 4 and 5, are best. backside overlooks park and bay, front side 5th floor has distant oce...
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  • Stayed August 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
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Robbinsville, NJ
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I'm a fan of Holiday Inn Express, and this was no exception. We usually stay at a beachfront hotel, but due to making late reservations, it was not available. So we opted for this Holiday Inn Express in front of Northside Park. The hotel was very clean, with plenty of parking. The front desk staff, especially Josh, were very nice and helpful. The breakfast was adequate. We stayed for five nights. The outdoor pool was very nice and clean. The indoor pool was small, but I'm not a fan of indoor pools anyway. The walk to the beach was very easy...not a problem at all. It was nice having the park in the back of the hotel. We walked in it several times, morning or evening. The only complaint was the WIFI. Not reliable connection. Seems to be a known issue. We would stay her again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#23 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ocean City 2.5*
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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