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“Reminder of days gone by.” 4 of 5 stars
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Lankford Hotel
807 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 106 hotels in Ocean City
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Reminder of days gone by.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed there for the first time in September and thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the front porch with its rockers, so close to the ocean, free continental breakfast and the friendly staff. I like the fact that it clean and quiet yet right on the boardwalk and you could stay there and not have to drive anywhere. It is so nice to stay in a family ran hotel where the staff actually care about their customers and truly show it. The rooms, although not large, were very clean and comfortable. This place and the warm feeling one gets when staying there reminds me of when I was a child and my grandparents would take me to the beach every summer and the friendly place we stayed at so many years ago.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brant Lake, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If your traveling and would like to feel as comfortable as being home...THIS IS THE PLACE. This is family run and they are very warm and loving people. You are treated personally and not as a number. They will do everything in thier power to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Starting with a free danish/coffee/juice or bagel/toast...to a clean fresh smelling room...maid service each day...to answering any of your questions and giving you suggestions of attractions in the area...etc.. Then welcoming you back year after year, plus seeing the improvements they have worked so hard on through the off season... to make your next stay even more comfortable! The love the family has for thier hotel/lodge is displayed and and extended to ALL of thier guests!

  • 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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10 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Lankford is the oldest hotel in Ocean City and has been in the same family since it was built in 1924. Although updated in many ways, it retains much of the the charm of its; earlier days. It is run by two granddaughters (Mary & Sara) of the original owners. It is clean and quiet, located right on the boardwalk with any several porches with rocking chairs with a great beach just across the boardwalk.. They serve a nice continental breakfast with a very efficient toaster that is far better than any of the major hotel chains (the ones that take forever to toast anything). They have many different accommodations ranging from just a room to a three-bedroom apartment. The rates are quite reasonable. A high percentage of their guests return year after year.

They do not have a pool or fitness center but a bike rental stand is just a few feet down the boardwalk and the ocean is directly in front..

Room Tip: As the hotel faces due east, the rooms in the front can be pretty light in the early morning when t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here during Ocean City bike week twice now, once in the lodge and this year in the main hotel and haven't been disappointed yet! Absolutely love the place! The only suggestion I can think of is to somehow install an ice machine that guests can access. Other than that, see you next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Now in retirement, high school was a long time ago, but that's when I first stayed at The Lankford, in 1967. The years have come and gone, but not the wonderful memories. If we go to Ocean City, which we do regularly, we stay at The Lankford. Words cannot describe how much The Lankford means to us, as well as the family that owns and runs it. We have stayed in the rooms, suites and apartments, both for daily and weekly rentals. All have been graciously welcoming. I have to say that for us, The Lankford is not a hotel, it is an event. It IS the beach.

Room Tip: Of course, Ocean Front is always the best at any seaside resort, but we have stayed all over and hav...
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  • 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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White Hall, Maryland
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have been a beach person for years and lived there one summer. We now stay at the Lankford Hotel every year for our ocean time. Great 'feel' to this hotel, authentic historical wonder in our modern age. Beautifully appointed with antiques everywhere, run by a great family, delicious breakfast awaits you each morning, awesome views, it really must be experienced to be appreciated. We stay no where else, are always content there, clean as a whistle, friendly vibe, walking distance to original Ocean City restaurants like the Angler and Harrisons, priced very well. But it is the atmosphere I like the most, the ocean right out the double screen door that gently closes behind you at that first view and scent of salt in the air. Now my children stay there with their children, the legacy continues!

Room Tip: Stay in the old hotel, that has the most charm. We often take two rooms with a shared bathroom for o...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parkville, Maryland, United States
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

WE LOVE THE LANKFORD HOTEL!! They are an awesome family and we feel a part of their family as well!! We have been coming to the Lankford for over 40 years and its a tradition!! I started coming as a young child and have fond memories of the Frames! What a sweet, inviting couple!! Now my 3 boys are grown and married and we still come once a year to meet our family for a mini reunion at the Lankford! And the best part is now having a grandson to introduce the joys of OC and the Lankford! Clean and always friendly!! Thank you Sally, Mary and Sara!! And God Bless Mr. and Mrs. Frame!

  • 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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Additional Information about Lankford Hotel

Also Known As:
Lankford Hotel Ocean City
Address: 807 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of old Ocean City, the Lankford Hotel is the perfect home away from home. Conveniently located on the boardwalk where we are close to shops, amusements, restaurants and just steps to the beach. We have hotel rooms as well as apartments that come with full kitchens. All of our units have air conditioning, cable tv, telephone and private bathroom. ... more   less 
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