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“travelers with kids!!! listen up” 4 of 5 stars
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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 108 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New Jersey, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“travelers with kids!!! listen up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

great place to stay with kids. we look for different things when you have kids, outlets, bath tub, easy place to bring the stroller, etc. I have a 2 year old and a 9 month old, double stroller, and alot on stuff we drove down with. number one: the pool, excellent for the kids, my husband even said no other place he saw had a pool like ours, 2. location, on the boardwalk, had to go to parking lot to get to boardwalk with stroller but easy enough, and 3 room, not too many exposed outlet, things the kids could get too, you know, and a door btw the living area and bedroom, a must. the big negative is there is no bathtub, only a jacuzzi tub, my friend washed the 2 year old in it, but i put my 2 year in the shower, she did well, so 2 options there. oceanfront, excellent place, book it. on the quiet side of the boardwalk so no noise for the kids. easy vacation.

Room Tip: corner room great
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is our fourth year at this property and it is being kept up beautifully. The beds and bedding are fantastic, and although you can see the wear that all beach hotels have, the rooms are still beautiful and comfortable. The outdoor pool with the water slides is heated and suitable for adults although it does not look like it. The outdoor pool on the bar side is not heated and is VERY cold in June. Be aware that the jacuzzi rooms have a high wall on the tub that is also the shower so if you are handicapped ask for a room with a shower only. I would still avoid the indoor bar if Patrick (older guy with a pony tail ) is working. Okay bartender but arrogant. The outdoor servers are fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Parkland, Florida, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was great for family's , nice suites and full kitchens, the children's pool was awesome and very popular! The menu was a little low in but good food! All our special request were met and it was a very nice trip, highly recommend this hotel for family's and large group meetings ! FRIENDLY!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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newark, delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Holiday Inn is built on the premise "More is Better". You won't find that here. This place has fallen into the "beach mentality" mentality", the place is ocean front & you'll pay no matter what".

The Pro's : Ocean Front, Rooms were clean, Excellent Parking, Full size fridge in suite, oven, 2 nice LCD TVs that let you use the HDMI ports for other peripherals, free fruit throughout the day, free use of printer, dvd players in room, staff was polite.

The Negatives : Limited flexibility of scheduling. Furniture in rooms is outdated, jet tub bathroom on its last legs, air conditioner didn't function properly, card reader only worked 1/2 the time in my room, 17th street still too close to the party crowd, kids yelling at night, way over priced.

The bottom line : I would never again book this hotel in advance. Check the rates. Holiday Inn inflates the price right up until your stay, and then knocks the rate down if low occupancy. I call ask whats up with that & they tell me they can't offer those rates. And I ordered from the Holiday Inn Website. For about the same price you can stay at the Hilton, which is a 4 star Hotel.

Room Tip: Do not book this hotel in advance if your goal is to get a good rate. Holiday Inn inflates the rate...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ocean City, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear francoisdaman,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am pleased that you found our rooms amenities, parking facility and staff highly commendable.

I am sorry that you found the furniture outdated and that the bath tub and air conditioning unit did not live up to your standards. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience it may have caused you. I have taken note of your comments and we will address these points to improve our guest satisfaction.

Again, thank you and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Best Regards,

John O
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Monroe new Jersey 7325978838
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I got to the hotel thinking it will look like the website but it didn't it was very clean though and pretty good staff I wud reccomend it fit a lower end hotel but there is some very nice o es in the area it does have a great view wich is a plus but to stay more the two three days I didn't recommended it

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ocean City, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Eligreenwald,

Thank you for your stay with us and reviewing our property. I am delighted to hear that you found our hotel clean and that our staff highly commendable. It is always motivating on our end to receive commendable feedback from our valued guests like you.

Again, thank you and we hope to serve you again should your travels bring you back to Ocean City.

Best Regards,

John O
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Pros: Kiddie Pool Area, Hotel on Site, Within walking distance but far from all the nightlife (great for families with small kids), beach access without crossing a street.

Cons: Rooms are dirty - especially for the price! The kiddie pool isn't as nice looking in real life as the pictures, it is a little far to walk but we don't mind walking. Very expensive and they say kids dine free but breakfast was expensive as well.

We may stay here again, but we will try to find a closer hotel that is cheaper. The main selling point of this place is that we have 3 small children and the kiddie pool is a nice feature as it is zero depth entry and has a slide.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ocean City, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear vollmer1,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am glad to hear that our location worked for your needs. I understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory. For our products and services, we always ensure that our rates remain competitive with other hotels in the area. I sincerely apologize if you found our rates to be higher than what you have expected.

Again, thank you and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Best Regards,

John O
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Iowan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had such a fun trip to Ocean City thanks to our stay at the Holiday Inn! Pretty much right in the center of the boardwalk length, you can walk either way and get to anywhere pretty easily. We were in a southern view room due to using points rather than spending money on the room, but even that had a great ocean view from the balcony.

The suite was very spacious and great for our family. We had two queen beds, and still had plenty of extra room to put up the pack and play for my youngest. Having a kitchen was great for saving some money on food. The bathroom was okay. The Jacuzzi tub wasn't the greatest, and I really didn't like the rainfall shower. Would have preferred a separate shower, or even just a regular shower head, but oh well. The living room was nice, although not the most comfortable furniture. Still, how much time are you spending sitting on the couch? You're in Ocean City...go to the beach!

The indoor pool was pretty chilly, but still fun. The outdoor kid's pool was wonderful! The kids had a great time playing in there while we sat on lounge chairs and enjoyed our beverages brought to us by very friendly waitresses. The sun does go behind the hotel pretty early, casting shade over the area by like 3:30-4 in the afternoon, which makes it a little cool, especially if you're wet from the pool. We didn't try the other outdoor pool, but it looked good too. Only steps to the beach from the hotel!

The kids had room service one night, which at least for the kid's meals was very reasonably priced. Don't know about other options. The kid's burgers were huge though, and really good. Hubby and I ate at the restaurant (Hemingways) and there weren't a lot of people there. Our food was good enough, but nothing I'd rave over. It was kind of hidden behind the other café they have.

It was a great trip overall, and I'd definitely recommend the hotel!

Room Tip: Ocean front would be great, but still a nice view from the Southern view rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Ocean City

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:
#6 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*
Number of rooms: 210
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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