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“Great Place; Great Location” 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 #15 of 108 Hotels in Ocean City
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Pasadena, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Place; Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I loved the place and the location is convenient , however it is far from the boardwalk. Ledo's pizza, subway , a burger joint called Abbeys and a park surrounds the hotel. The park is where you can feed the ducks and there is a great trail for going on a walk. The park also has a fishing pier. Abbeys is right next to the hotel so you can walk. The staff are the best and they are so polite. I liked everything. However, The pool is only 3 - 3 1/2 feet deep but the hot tub is great. Also the pool room is cold in the winter and steamy but the water is warm. They have an all you can eat breakfast area and a convenience store! The kids will love the automatic pancake machine! Also, the buffet includes scrambled eggs, fresh buttermilk biscuits, sausage patties, warm cinnamon rolls, yogurt, bagels, fresh fruit, milk, juices, coffee, and cold cereals.

Room Tip: If you would like a nice view of the bay and the park ask for a bay view room.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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  • 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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Columbia, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wasn't sure to expect but Check in and Check out was fast and pleasant. The hotel itself is very clean, Free parking, free wifi , and free breakfast!!!! The women in the dining area were AWESOME!!!! They were friendly, helpful and had smiles that made you feel right at home!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Abingdon, MD
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at this hotel over New Years in order to take advantage of it's close proximity to the Winterfest of Lights and the New Years Eve Fireworks at Northside Park in Ocean City. It's awesome because the Park is directly behind the hotel.

The hotel itself is very clean but a bid dated. The furniture and décor looks like it's from 1999, but it's spotless and that's what really counts. It was decorated for Christmas while we were there which was great. Also (and I can't stress this enough), everyone in the hotel was super nice. The front desk staff, the cleaning staff, the maintenance people, the breakfast people, they all said hello, how are you, have a nice day, etc. I thought I was on a cruise ship for a second.

I'd definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If you're staying over New Years Eve, get a room on the backside of the hotel and you can see th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This hotel was nice! We were here for the Extreme Cheer & Dance Competition from Norfolk/Portsmouth VA and walking thru the door seeing the Christmas decorations was warming and heart felt!!! It was beautiful! Check in and check out was fast and pleasant. The room was rather small but the view from 409 was breathtaking !!! The winterfest was open and from our room the Christmas lights were beautiful and the sunrise was too! Free parking, free wifi , and free breakfast!!!! The women in the dining area were AWESOME!!!! They were friendly, helpful and had smiles that made you feel right at home!!! No fitness room but walk trail behind the building and no revolving door but overall LOVED MY STAY!!!

Stayed December 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Poor service at check in. I think I irritated the front desk with questions. No fitness room, really?
Worn flat pillows. You get what you pay for. Highly recommend staying at ocean front holiday inn down the street

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ocean City, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear Bricktamland7,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you bringing your concern to our attention and apologize for any discomfort you may have experienced. We take all feedback from our guests seriously. It helps us gauge what we are doing right and what we need to improve on. I assure you the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. We take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. Thank you again for your comments.

Sincerely,

Connie D
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our honeymoon and so happy about it! We booked a suite and the extra space was very nice. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, the hot breakfast every morning was amazing and offered everything you could want, and the location was perfect for us. We don't like a lot of hustle and bustle, so this being a few miles north of the chaotic boardwalk was ideal. It was a short walk to the beach, and the beautiful park and pier behind the hotel offered beautiful sights on our nightly walks. Can't wait until we can get back here again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bel Air, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Ocean City

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:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#16 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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