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“What Ocean City is All About” 5 of 5 stars
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Lankford Hotel
807 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD   |  
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Ranked #3 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
1 review
“What Ocean City is All About”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lankford Hotel represents what Ocean City is to so many people-a family place to enjoy the beach. We have been staying at the Lankford for 21 years, and love it! The owners and staff are so welcoming and helpful-they truly want you to enjoy your time in Ocean City. The Lankford Hotel has the best location on the boardwalk-you can park your car, and walk everywhere! We can't imagine staying anywhere else!

Room Tip: The rooms are all very clean-oceanfront is a bonus!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Yorktown, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recenlty visited the Lankford Hotel in Ocean City to attend our son's retirement from the Coast Guard. The hotel was excellent. Mary and her staff were superb. Location was wonderful. Thanks very much!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a nice location close to all the major hubs around, location is safe for a traveller. Rooms are nice and had lot of space in it. Bathroom was also good. But the room they gave me didn’t had a nice view. Food served was great. Hotel is recommended. Only problem that I had was WIFI which wasn’t working here.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Levittown, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazingly young 90 year old hotel represents what Ocean City is all about. It has all the charm of Ocean City's yesteryear's and the location of all the the fun and exciting experiences of the Ocean City of today . The rooms are spotless and charming . The owners are in the process of updating the some of the rooms which only adds to the draw to this hotel. There are no fancy amenities only the beautiful beach and an outstanding location . I cannot say enough about the staff . Mary and Sarah and their families really make you feel like you are part of their family. So if you are looking for a clean charming place in Ocean City to stay and enjoy the beach, The Lankford Hotel would love to welcome you to their "family".

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For many years hotels such as the Lankford lined the boards in OC, full of genteel ladies down for the summer and their children who anxiously awaited the weekend arrival of the men folk from Baltimore and D.C.
Alas those days are gone but the Lankford "maintains standards" and gives a taste of that time. The rooms are small but comfortable, and the porches are great for people watching and the upper levels are an excellent example of what people did to stay cool before AC. Beach access is superb although be aware that OC limits traditional surfboards to two beaches per day (rotating system based on the access streets) so you might want to bring a sponge or mat if you are planning on simply walking out the door, and catching some waves, after the guards pack (@6) it in it's all play, and the beaches are uncrowded.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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10 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about how great this place is. What a great value for being on the Boardwalk, with adequate self-parking to the rear. Staff was friendly and helpful. The entire 90-year-old hotel was spotless and smelled only of Thrasher's fries nearby. Reminded me of my grandma's house but by the ocean. Things that might bother some people (not me): window unit AC, funny little shower that was actually a pipe sticking out of the wall at a low height, an actual metal door key, and lack of an elevator. Yes, prepare to walk up full flights of stairs to access your room. But it was all so clean, pretty, and SO quiet although fully packed with people at the peak of vacation season. The Family running this place, and their guests, are nothing but quality folk. No rowdy student groups or inappropriate drunks here. No sterile environment from corporate offices, either. Just vintage charm.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms on second floor will not be terribly private, since your window opens onto a common...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lankford is on a section of the boardwalk that has many people walking by or sitting about. However, our room on the second floor was quiet. The upper porch off the second floor was very nice. It was breezy and a food place to view the beach and boardwalk from while sitting in the shade. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was easy to drive too and a parking space was always available. It had no elevator and the bathroom wasn't as spacious as ones in more modern hotels, but this wasn't a distraction for us. We would visit again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lankford Hotel

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:
#1 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 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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