I hastily (and unwisely) booked a room at this place based on the price, then read the reviews. I was horrified, but others told me to go into this with an open mind. My husband said, "You've probably freaked yourself out to the point that you will end up liking it."
Ugh. I wish that was the case. It was just as gross, dirty, broken, and loud as people said.
The door had been halfheartedly repaired with a piece of cheap plastic and the deadbolt didn't work. When we walked into the room, it smelled like stale urine. The mirror was rusting. The shower curtain was covered in mold. The carpet and furniture were stained. Everyone brought their own bedding - I was in a sleeping bag and my sisters and niece brought their own sheets and blankets.
There were no towels, but we didn't bother asking for them because a) I brought my own towel just in case and b) I wouldn't want to use their towels anyway based on how dirty everything else was.
At around 2am, all four of us sat up in bed to the sound of what sounded like bodies slamming into the walls and animal noises. Our lovely young neighbors were having a drunk party that clearly spilled out onto our side of the building - they were hanging out right outside our window/door and were shaking the windows. My sisters and I were too scared to leave the room for fear of being bodyslammed ourselves.
After a horrible night's sleep, I woke up early and came outside on the balcony to a lovely display of cigarette butts, a beer bottle, and an empty Pepsi bottle with cigarettes floating in it.
Needless to say, I will not be staying at this little piece of hell EVER again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Islander Hotel Ocean City
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