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“Ed and Angie, Catonsville” 5 of 5 stars
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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #27 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
GreenLeadersBronze level
Catonsville,
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ed and Angie, Catonsville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Beautiful experience - We just spent Labor Day weekend at the Clarion. We have been staying here since 1995. This is our favorite hotel in Ocean City. Our room was excellent. It came with the following amenities: Coffee/tea, telephones, flat screen t.v., free high speed internet, iron, ironing board, blow dryer, refrigerator, and a safe. We did not have to ask for anything. We always inquire about the, owner, Dr. Leonard Berger. We enjoyed talking, laughing and reminiscing with him. We even joke about having a favorite seat in Horizon's restaurant. By the way, the food in the resaturant is always delicious. Both breakfast and dinner are very good and sure to fill you up. Just a FYI. - (appetizer). If you love shrimp, be sure to try the bacon-wrapped shrimp seasoned with old bay seasoning. It was a sure winner!! If you can save room, try one of their decadent desserts. Then if you are in for it. Sit back and groove with any of the excellent bands that play in the restaurant starting at 9:00 p.m. each night. We were entertained by "Arizona." They were awesome. We want to thank all of staff members who made our recent stay a beautiful and memorable one: Angie and Valerie in the lobby, Richard, Reggie, Adriana, Jackie, and Kelly in Horizon's restaurant and Ms. Betty in Housekeeping. Thank you so much for taking care of us and sending us home happy. We highly recommend that you plan to visit Ocean City, MD and that you stay at our favorite hotel.

Room Tip: We prefer rooms closer to the east side closer to looking out at the ocean.
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Green Features: We think that all efforts that the Clarion is excercising to improve the hotel's environmentally-friendly practices is awesome. We applaud them.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank so much for the great review, and thank you especially for your continued patronage. I will definitely pass along these accolades to the mentioned employees. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

When you travel with a 6 and 9 year old, a full service hotel is important. This hotel had two great pools (inside and outside) the area were kept clean, no official life guard on duty, but someone was always there watching what was going on...great! Kid activities were planned out daily, truly planned out (not the usual just thrown together stuff) the kids had a great time.

We took advantage of the breakfast buffet - food was good, the restaurant was not busy at all. I would have liked to try the BIG evening buffet but that was a bit out of our budget.

Yea, we would stay here again. Parking was a challenge some eveings, but we always found a spot. There always seemed to be a wait for the elevator but nothing out of the ordinary.

If you want a place to stay, where you can just stay. This is it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
There are some great memories to be had here! parking can be a challenge in the summer, although there is a satellite parking lot across the street. We are planning on implementing free valet parking next summer so that parking can be one less concern on your vacation. Thank you, and we hope to see you back next year!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent Labor Day weekend at this hotel. I would recommend this hotel for a long weekend for the family. We have older children who are married or about to be married. The room was in excellent shape; Lenny's bar and grill was entertaining in the afternoon and evening; we visited the "club" for dancing and drinks at night; and we enjoyed the Sunday brunch that was served in the restaurant. The staff was friendly and helpful. The live bands were top notch. The food was great. The concierge was helpful with directions to Assateague Island and a mini-golf. We had a great time! We definitely splurged on this weekend. It was NOT a cheap hotel. I'm glad that the money we shelled out was well spent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for letting us know that you had a great long weekend with your family! Perhaps this will become a family tradition for you!
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has an excellent location but is not worth the money. Very old and dingy. The rooms need major renovation. The restaurant is depressing and the food is average at best.
Will never return or reccommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. It's very disappointing to us when a guest is unhappy. We have ongoing renovations during our off-seasons, and plan on continuing in that vein. Our guestroom carpet has been replaced within the past three years; several floors just last year. The drapery has been changed, flat screen TVs installed, granite counter tops and new floor tile in the guestroom bathrooms, and the lobby furniture has been replaced.
Thank you for taking the time to post, and we wish you safe and happy travels.
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is no wonder every employee is so helpful and friendly when the owner, Lenny seems to be everywhere and is amazingly kind, friendly and approachable. The location is perfect right on the beach with a wonderful indoor and outdoor pool, outside and inside dining. We had 32 people for the buffet and the staff and service was fantastic. Dog friendly with an entire floor for travelers with pets.
Highly recommend this for couples or families.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you, and you are absolutely correct! Our owner is one who leads by example, and personally sets the standard of excellence for which all employees strive. We appreciate your patronage, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for three nights to enjoy the beach and had a great time. The hotel is right on the beach and has both an indoor and outdoor heated pool. There is a bar outside with a live band playing songs you can dance to. The hotel restaurant is good and it has live music as well, so you basically can just hang out at the hotel if you want to.

This is not the Four Seasons, but the rooms are decent sized with a little fridge and microwave. The internet is slow, so I wouldn't plan to do work here. All the staff were cheerful and provided good service. This is a dog friendly hotel but we didn't see or smell any ill effects (but full disclosure, we love dogs).

Overall the location is what you are paying for, but the social activities and other amenities were a pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
We're happy you had fun during your stay with us! I hope you get a chance to come back and play with us again!
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Ossining
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Great place, with great amenities. Clean, friendly, nice size rooms, right on the beach. Bar/ restaurant right on the beach, nice touch. Pet friendly, just wish there was washing machines.
Have been there twice, love it, will definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay! We do have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites available next door that have washers/dryers if you'd like to inquire about them the next time you visit with us. We're looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Additional Information about Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Address: 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ocean City
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#7 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel is the finest all non-smoking hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, featuring luxurious hotel rooms and a 40,000 square foot Conference Center. Located directly on the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get the best in Ocean City resorts with unmatched comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau
Clarion Ocean City
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