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“Ocean City Md Classic” 4 of 5 stars
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Beach Plaza Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 Atlantic Avenue, 13th Street & the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #51 of 108 Hotels in Ocean City
Laurel, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ocean City Md Classic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This hotel has many features, regular hotel rooms, efficiencies, and large apartments. We've stayed in all of them at one time or another. They also have a restaurant, lounge, piano bar, and large front porch with rockers. During our most recent visit, we stayed in one of the oceanfront efficiencies. It was late in the season and the staff were busy preparing to close for the year. But they were still friendly, and anxious to help us with our every need. We loved the room. Instead of going out to find a restaurant on the water, we'd prepared our own seafood dinner or purchased some steamed crabs and ate our meal in the room over looking the ocean. In the morning we opened the curtains and watch the sunrise from bed. If you wished, you could also sit on the balcony and watch the joggers and bikers go up and down the boardwalk. Just my wife and I, the end of the season, it was quiet, restful, and the Beach Plaza and Ocean City made it that way.

Room Tip: Go oceanfront !
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I read a review ,before going to this hotel. It was not very favorable at all. I was reluctant at first. I can tell you that it was great ! The people at the desk were friendly, and helpful. The hotel is old, but has a lot of class. You get the feeling of days gone by. They have a fantastic resturant on the property as well. We fell in love with the spacious front porch, over looking the boardwalk, and the ovean. They have rocking chairs there that are very comfortable! All in all, it was one of the best experiences we've had in a long time. In fact we made a second trip there !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Danville, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Place was located on a quiet section of boardwalk, was pet friendly and only steps to the beach. We saw no evidence of pets there except for when a person stepped in dog poop and tracked it along the floor to the apartments - unfortunately, it was there for days. Inside the apartments, it was clean. Apartments were outdated, but had the essentials needed. Cute courtyard in the middle of the apartments. We could definitely hear other guests through the walls and their voices echoed in the courtyard, but that couldn't be helped. Overall, I would definitely stay here again with my pets.

Room Tip: Large ocean front apartments on south side were very nice for sleeping 6 - 8 people.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perry Hall, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Funky older hotel right on the boardwalk has a porch with with lots of rocking chairs - very comfy place to watch the world go by or catch a sunrise. Lobby reminds me of a 40/50s night club with sofas, chandeliers, stained glass windows, grand piano and a small bar. Staff is friendly and efficient. Rooms are in need of some upgrades and need more table space in room and counter space in bathroom. TV had full cable service. Two chairs in the so-called "seating area" were small and uncomfortable. All in all, a good place to stay. The porch and rocking chairs were the best.

Adolfo's restaurant is on site with porch seating, a great menu and fun and efficient staff.

Room Tip: Ask for an oceanfront room - there's no balcony but a good view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hayes, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We read all of the reviews before booking and finally chose the Beach Plaza based on the "character" we thought it had. First of all, you have to remember that this is a beach hotel - basically, it is what it is. That said, we were quite pleased with our choice! The hotel is older but very nice! The rooms are on the small side but very clean and well-maintained. The staff was awesome to deal with. The ladies who provided maid service were extremely accommodating and do a great job! The rocking chairs on the front porch are awesome also - we ended a few evenings up there. Bathrooms are dated but water pressure in shower was terrific. Only complaint we had there was they could stand to upgrade with the newer curved shower rods. Sheets and towels were higher quality than I expected and that was a nice treat!

All in all, a great place to stay and one we would recommend!! We'll look here again when we return to OC!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Long Island, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We just got back Sunday 9/2/12; stayed 4 nights. Before going, we read some of the reviews and were initially worried, but our stay was nothing like the bad reviews; we loved it. We had two rooms, one in the hotel itself, one in the courtyard; will definitely stay here again. Great location; great Italian restaurant-Adolfo's; beautiful hotel lobby especially at night -- cocktail hour/piano; porch overlooking ocean. Our rooms were clean and nothing was amiss. Doug the manager was very helpful, and check-in staff were great as well; they provided wheel chair for my mother; very accommodating. We recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Powhatan, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We reserved 3 rooms back in March this year for the Labor Day Weekend! We stay here every year but this year was awful.
They lost the reservations for my Daughter and her family and they had to stay in our room for two of the three nights. Then at Checkout they said she had been a "No Show" so they gave it away.
She was in room for the first night but had to move out the next morning.
Worse part of all was the attitude of the staff on check out "no apologies" for the mix up as they said we were responsible for the mix up! Duh - not sure how we did it!

Planning to go some where else next year!

Room Tip: Rooms on ocean front are nice - you can hear the ocean!
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beach Plaza Hotel

Address: 1301 Atlantic Avenue, 13th Street & the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Plaza oceanfront hotel is located at 13th Street on the famous Ocean City, MD Boardwalk. The hotel’s beachfront location is ideal for family beach vacations, weekend getaways or your next golf vacation. Beach Plaza guests are just a short stroll down the boardwalk to numerous restaurants, nightclubs, amusement rides and shopping.The Beach Plaza Hotel offers a variety of accommodations to meet your needs, from oceanfront guest rooms, efficiencies and 1-bedroom apartments to spacious 3-bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to eight guests. Hotel amenities include free parking, on-site bike rental, comfortable rocking chairs on the spacious porch overlooking the boardwalk and convenient beach rentals for your chair, umbrella and boogie board desires.Enjoy our warm Eastern Shore hospitality, spectacular ocean views and spacious accommodations - all just steps from spectacular Atlantic beaches and the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Phillips Beach Plaza
Phillips Beach Plaza Ocean City
Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel

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