My partner and I stayed at The Barefoot Mailman Motel from 7/27 to 7/29, and truly enjoyed our brief time there. Rather than a long narrative, here are some succinct bullets:
PET FRIENDLY: We specifically chose "TBM" because it is a pet-friendly property. When we were there, there were many dogs along with ours. There were no noise problems from barking dogs, and the room did not have a pet odor at all!
LOCATION: This is important, folks: you are NOT on the famed Ocean City boardwalk. (The motel is on 35th Street, quite a distance away, but you can jump on the boardwalk tram located on 27th Street which takes you to the heart of the excitement. $3 per person, exact change only.) The beach is a 1/2 block away- very walkable. The beach itself is clean, quiet, and very family-oriented. Surrounding the motel are lots of restaurants and activities, such as mini golf and a small amusement park (a Jolly Roger park). Overall, I liked this location because it was quiet and not directly in the craziness of the boardwalk.
ROOM: We stayed in an efficiency room, complete with a refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave and sink. Additionally they provide plates, bowls, silverware, and pots/pans. (Great for those looking to save some money on eating out.) The room was very clean, and again, not a pet smell anywhere. Two beds in the room, one queen, one king. Very comfortable! Each room has a small balcony seating area- the view is of the road, but it was totally fine. Yes, there are some things in the room that could be updated or replaced, but as a frequent traveler, I've found this to be true for all properties. Nothing egregious, therefore I won't nit-pick as others do. The main point is that the room was CLEAN and nicely decorated.
POOL: Though we chose the beach over the pool, I can still report it was clean and very well maintained.
STAFF: Very friendly and accommodating. A special thanks to Jessica for her tips and recommendations on restaurants that are pet-friendly. I've learned over the years to always ask the locals for their favorite places to eat, and it worked again this time.
OVERALL: This is a budget motel. However, its cleanliness, location and affable staff make it great. I would recommend this to anyone looking to visit Ocean City who wants a nice place to lay his head at night without breaking the bank.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Barefoot Mailman Motel. Our ideal oceanside location is conveniently located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center and eight blocks from Ocean City's famous boardwalk. Our rooms are clean and inviting, and the staff is warm and friendly. We are pet friendly. ... more less
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