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“Not a bad place to stay.” 3 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel & Spa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #47 of 107 Hotels in Ocean City
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“Not a bad place to stay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here several times and have not had any complaints from those visits. The hotel is not new but they do well to try and keep it clean and looking up to date. The best thing about the hotel is the location....right on the beach and near a lot of attractions. I come here about once a year for meetings and the main ballroom/event room is average as well. I don't recall having any negative (or overly positive) contact with the staff.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nina R, Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for all of your kind words regarding everything from the cleanliness of your room to great location. Our goal is to provide every guest with the cleanest hotel and friendliest staff you will find in Ocean City, so I'm glad we were able to share that passion with you!

We would love for you to visit Grand Hotel & Spa again during your next visit to the Ocean City area. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Best Regards,
Nina Railean
Revenue Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have been in this hotel from April 7 until April 12. We reserved through PAM's with a golf package. Poor reception: We had to visit quite a few rooms before getting something decent. Considering the hotel was practically empty, we could have had a better choice without insisting for it. We were given a room with a communicating door (very unpleasant with a noisy neighbour. We found the hotel needing room updating and improvement (efficiencies: why cupboards if no plates and ustensils?) A better reception would have helped us appreciate the hotel and our stay a little more. I would not definitely recommand this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle G, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and share your valuable opinion with us. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you during your golf getaway. I would like to apologize that the view from your room was not to your liking; however this is currently the only room type available from the golf company at the package rate, and our oceanfront rooms do sell at a premium. We are currently working with the company to possibly add additional views to the packages due to the demand from our golfers. We are also working on completing renovations to our guest rooms. We have rooms on our 10th and 11th floors that have been recently renovated, and we will complete more rooms over next winter. I hope your most recent experience will not deter you from visiting us again in the future because we would love the opportunity to have you as a guest once again. We truly appreciate your comments. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss this matter further.

Best regards,
Michelle Gentry
Front Office Manager
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The lobby look good that the only thing . The wall paper was coming off in the room, the head board fall down while in bed,the door handle was rusted, the t.v need to be upgrade,the indoor pool wasclean

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle G, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable opinion with us. I am very sorry to hear about the condition of your room. This is certainly not the normal standard of the hotel and I am disappointed in myself and our team that we have failed you. The situation with the headboard and wallpaper is completely unacceptable and I have already addressed these issues with our team to assure that these things do not happen again. We are in the process of upgrading all of our televisions in the guest rooms, and do have them available on several floors of the hotel.

Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss this matter further, because we would love the opportunity to prove to you why we are considered Ocean City’s premier hotel & spa. We are committed to providing you with the best service and cleanest rooms in Ocean City, and I hope you will not let this isolated situation deter you from returning. Once again, thank you for your comments, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Michelle Gentry
Front Office Manager
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Trenton, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Had the pleasure of staying at this hotel during a cheer competition. We upgraded to the refinished rooms and while truly not fully refinished, other aspects of the hotel made up for this, espeicially the oceanfront view! The front desk staff was nice and the hotel lobby and stores located therein were very convenient. It was a nice surprise to have boardwalk shops readily accessible. Would definitely revist this hotel for a long weekend get away in season. It is probably even nicer when you have access to the outdoor pool, which was closed for the season during our recent stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle G, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your weekend with us and the spectacular views from our rooms during the recent cheer competition! We are also delighted to hear you enjoyed the staff, lobby stores, and our convenient location on the boardwalk!

We would love for you to visit again during your next visit to the Ocean City area. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,
Michelle Gentry
Front Office Manager
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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Grand Hotel and Spa in Ocean City Maryland has great views of the ocean, and is convenient to most attractions in Ocean City. Upon first entering the main lobby, i was impressed with the decor and styling's. Upon further observations, the hotel loses some of it's impressiveness. Things like dented doors, loose wallpaper, worn carpet and an obvious tissue hanging out of the soda tray in a vending machine (which was there for our entire stay) were what we saw. Our room on the 6th floor had a great view and added to the rooms appeal. The room was spacious with two double beds, a desk, small table and a dresser. The room also had a small kitchenette, coffee maker, microwave and sink. A large party of the kitchenette was made up of upper and lower cabinets which contained nothing. Quite a lot of misused space really. Our room had the same peeling wallpaper alonjg the seams, dirt or stains on the ceiling, and a very dirty looking sliding door to the balcony. In the bathroom there was some sort of stain on the toilet seat that would not clean off. There was no ventilation in the bath either. One of the two beds had a sway in the middle similar to what you would see on an old horse. On the last day, the toilet stopped up.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle G, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. While I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the location of the Grand Hotel & Spa and the great views our rooms offer, I am disappointed to hear about the lack of cleanliness you experienced during your stay. I have already made the Director of Housekeeping and our Director of Engineering aware of all of the issues you mentioned pertaining to the condition of your room and this will be used as an additional tool to train our staff.

Although we have failed you once, I hope you will allow us the opportunity to win back your trust and prove our commitment to providing superior service and a memorable experience by choosing to stay with us again in the near future. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss this matter further. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Your business is truly appreciated and I am confident your next stay with us will be a much more pleasant one!

Best regards,
Michelle Gentry
Front Office Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Front desk staff is rude and not use to the seasoned traveler. I paid for my first nights stay 35 days in advance and still no room after 300 pm. Treated like a piece of cattle I am sitting in a bathroom in a plastic chair so my daughter can get ready for an event at 430. These folks don't have a clue about seasoned travelers expectations. I will not stay in a non branded hotel again Notified Amex of dissatisfaction

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle G, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
I’m very sorry that your room was not available for check in at 2:30pm when you arrived at the hotel, but as you stated, we guarantee all rooms by 4:00pm. During the off season, it is more likely that rooms will be ready earlier than 4:00pm, but the hotel was sold out the previous night for the cheerleading competition that was in Ocean City, so there were no clean rooms when you arrived. The housekeepers have only a few hours between the check out and check in times to clean all arriving rooms, and it is certainly not our intention to keep our guests waiting until the 4:00pm check in time. Because your room was not ready when you arrived, the staff did offer you the changing rooms for your convenience so your daughter could have a place to get ready for her event while waiting for your room to be cleaned. Once again, I truly apologize for the inconvenience during your check in, and we hope this isolated incident will not deter you from visiting us again in the future.

Best regards,
Michelle Gentry
Front Office Manager
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Selbyville, Delaware
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at the Grand Hotel & Spa on the Saturday before Easter. The Hotel was crowded for a March weekend. It is conveniently located to restaurants, bars and the boardwalk.

The room was spacious and clean, with two comfortable queen beds, a small table and chairs.

It had a mini-kitchen, with a microwave, refrigerator, and a coffee pot. The balcony had a nice ocean view.

There was a lounge on the ground floor, which we visited during the afternoon. In the evening, there was live music.

The facilities include a pool and a small gym.

We had a nice stay at the Grand, especially with the off-season rates.

  • Stayed March 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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Michelle G, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Easter weekend and were able to take advantage of the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to the Grand Hotel & Spa!

Best regards,
Michelle Gentry
Front Office Manager
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel & Spa

Address: 2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 251
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel And Spa
Grand Hotel Ocean City Md
Grand Ocean City
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