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Holiday Inn Ocean City
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1701 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #10 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the second time my family has stayed at this hotel and it is absolutely gorgeous. I had a king suite on the 7th floor ocean front overlooking the pool, the staff is very friendly and the food specials were great....Thank you Holiday Inn !!!!!

  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We just got back from a 4 night stay at the Holiday Inn in Ocean City and can't wait to return! It was perfect for our family which includes a 3 year old and 1 year old. The pool was fantastic, with a lazy river and 2 water slides. The hotel is right on the boardwalk and beach, making access to both so easy. We ate breakfast at the hotel twice and the kids' meals were free. Always a plus! The room was spacious, with a full kitchen, balcony, pull out sofa and 2 TV's. No complaints, other than the sofa was very uncomfortable. Certainly not a reason not to return though. Excellent customer service as well. (We extended our stay by one night and they were so accommodating.) Will definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed for four days during the tail end of August. By far, the nicest hotel in the area, especially with regards to the outdoor pool. Although my kids were too old (13-19) to enjoy the slides, the younger ones really seemed to enjoy it. Very easy direct beach access, except beware, there are three flights of concrete steps (at least 30 steps or so) leading to the beach. The steps were always clean and dry, but if you are visiting with anyone with limited mobility, these steps would definitely be a problem. You can, however, go around through the parking garage of the hotel to avoid them. There are a few shops at the base of the hotel on the boardwalk, which was convenient, especially considering that my son forgot his flip flops at home. Easily rectified. Also, there is a CVS right across the street for milk, bread, and other essentials, so if you only need the bare minimum, don't bother venturing out to a supermarket, you can get everything you need there.

The location is great, the walk to the main boardwalk area was probably about a mile, but it goes so fast that it doesn't feel nearly that long and there's a tram that runs the length of the boardwalk for $3.00 per person if you don't feel like walking.

As far as negatives for the hotel, there weren't many. The biggest complaint I have is that although Wi-Fi is advertised, it is DEFINITELY not available throughout the suite. The suite has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and balcony. The ONLY place in the room that I was able to connect to the Wi-Fi was in the living room and even then, the single was poor. The Wi-Fi accessibility in the pool area was also sporadic, some places, you could connect, others you could not. This probably wouldn't bother most people, but it was a terrible inconvenience for me personally, enough that it could prevent me from staying here again. To add insult to injury, when I reported it to the front desk, I was simply handed the access code with a shrug and told to "try again."

Also, the coffee pot in the room is a tiny 4-cup coffee pot, and although it brewed excellent coffee, if you have more than two coffee drinkers, it's definitely not enough! The hotel provides coffee (regular and decaf), but it is contained in its own pre-packaged filter, so if you bring your own coffee (which I did), make sure you bring the small filters too (which I did not!).

The balcony was great. You can hear the ocean at night, it is very soothing and the views of the sunrise in the morning were amazing. I would definitely recommend paying the extra money for the oceanfront room, it is more than worth it. We were on the 6th floor and although the noise from the pool area during the day did travel upwards, you couldn't hear it with the balcony doors closed.

The fitness center was well equipped with a couple of treadmills, bikes, an elliptical and some weight machines. The machines were all in good condition and they have a few flat screens mounted in each corner of the room so that you could watch while working out, if you chose to do so.

The indoor pool seemed a little cloudy, but the kids did use it one night with no complaints. By comparison, the outdoor pools were very clean, especially considering the amount of people in them!

All in all, as stated, the hotel is by far the best choice in the area. I might venture a little farther north next time, just to save a couple of bucks, because it was quite pricey and we took the car everywhere we went (with the exception of the boardwalk) anyway so it doesn't really matter if you're not staying in the center of the action.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Flinton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the nicest hotel in Ocean City, MD. I've been vacationing here for 23 years & this is by far the best. The rooms were super clean!!! The balcony was larger than normal. The pool area was so nice & fun, although it was not properly managed. The lifeguards never blew their whistles, the play area was like a free-for-all. My niece was hit in the head by a boy on a boogie board floating around the lazy river. I told the lifeguard, but she apparently didn't speak English because she just kept smiling & never told him to take it out. The wristbands were never checked upon entering & people were using the pool that weren't even staying there. My only other complaint is, no music at the outdoor bar. For the price you pay, these are minor requests to improve your stay. I did enjoy it & will return.

  • Stayed July 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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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights for a little mini-honey moon. Was on the top floor (14th) with a room facing the ocean. Everything was very clean, room had a balcony and a jacuzzi tub.

Restaurant in the hotel wasn't worth the price, too much straight bar food. Across the street is a little cafe called Melia's Cafe and it was really nice to sit outside for breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed at this property for the first time earlier this week and absolutely fell in love with it. Friends of ours stay at the Hilton and I would put this property right along with it. Beautiful resort with great amenities, a surprisingly good restaurant, and a friendly staff. One slight knock is that there's a bit of a problem with people reserving beach chairs at the kid's pool but not using them. If that's the worst thing that can be said, that's really saying something.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This hotel is perfect for a vacation with your kids. The pool area is by far the best on the boardwalk for the kids. The staff was helpful and attentive. The rooms were clean. The workout facility is nice if you do not want to run outside. Location is about 1.5 miles from the main boardwalk amusement area so bring a stroller if you want to walk there and back, otherwise you can also ride the tram for $3 per person.

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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1701 Atlantic Ave, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#10 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Ocean City 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury all-suite hotel located directly on the beach & boardwalk. Over-sized suites with separate living room, bedroom, and kitchens including residential size dishwasher, range, refrigerator, microwave, and tons of cabinet space filled with dishes, utensils, and cookware. Private balconies overlooking the ocean feature a dining table and chairs for four person. Elegant, large bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs in every room. Elevated outdoor pool and expansive deck overlooking the beach. Four story atrium with indoor pool, open-air restaurant, fitness center, and game room. Meeting facilities. Guest laundry on every floor, free HBO & Disney channel, complimentary newspaper, coffee and fruit. Video tape players & computer data ports in every room. ... more   less 
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