We booked a room at the Sea Bay because it was in close proximity to a wedding we attended. It happened to correspond to "Cruizin' Weekend", so some of the issues we had were due to the overwhelming "cruisers" in Ocean City that w/e.
The hotel staff greeted us with rude behavior and utter lack of professionalism. I even said to them that their behavior was likely a huge contributor to the poor ratings the hotel receives on TripAdvisor. They did not seem to care.
Our room was bare bones and in bad need of update and repair. In general, the kind of room of where you don't want to touch the bedspreads and/or the carpet or corners of the shower stall. The towels were threadbare and so rough, they hurt your skin to dry off.
The worst part of the hotel was the noise level. We were given a room in the "Building B" (set back further than the Main Building from Coastal Highway - but with only a parking lot between the building and the highway). Our room happened to be facing the parking lot/highway instead of the Bay. The "cruisers" revved their engines and generally blasted up and down the strip from 5:30am until 5:30am. 24 hours. Needless to say, we got very little sleep this weekend. We were told that to change rooms to a room facing the bay, there would be an additional charge. Not a single person at the hotel mentioned that Cruisin' Weekend would be taking place during our stay. As we were clearly with a wedding party and not part of the car show festivities, it would have helped us immensely to know about such a loud and disruptive event going on.
Would not recommend this hotel to anyone I know.
- Also Known As:
- Sea Bay Ocean City
- Hotel Sea Bay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sea Bay Hotel is cconveniently located in mid town Ocean City on the bayside. Two buildings make up the Hotel property complex. Some rooms are located directly on the bay. All rooms have balconies, tv, mini refrig, microwave,coffee maker, iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. There is plenty of parking, and additional public parking is permitted on 60th and 61st Streets adjacent to the Hotel. The property has two outdoor pools. The Sea Bay Cafe is located in the Main Building and is open daily from 6AM to 2PM serving breakfast and lunch. The beach is a short walk about 500 ft. Many restuarants and shops located within walking distance. ... more less
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