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“A Great Place To Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Front Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1417 Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226   |  
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Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Ocean City
Williamsport, PA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Great Place To Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2007

We planned ahead and made reservations a few months in advance for a standard room. We decided to go before the peak season to get better rates; therefore there were less people, and they had more rooms available.

We stayed for four nights (June 11-14, 2007) and everything was great!

We were lucky because upon checking in, John (the manager) told us that they had many vacant rooms, so he upgraded our room to one of the Ocean View rooms free of charge!

The room was always kept clean and we had more than enough towels. The refrigerator was nice to keep cold drinks handy. The room also featured a new, bigger TV, with a nice selection of channels to watch. The only downside was each room did not have a telephone, although they did have one available for use (upon request) in the lobby.

In the morning, they had a nice selection of free doughnuts, bagels, and pastries along with coffee for a quick breakfast (much cheaper than eating along the boardwalk!)

Another convenience was a hose on the lower level to wash sand off before going to your room. Also on the lower level was free parking. It was nice having close off-street parking to your room, but the parking spaces were tight together and it was hard to open doors sometimes.

It was nice to have a motel right on the boardwalk, and the shops and beach were only footsteps away.

In conclusion, the Ocean Front Motel was a great place to stay, and you can’t beat the price!

-Scott S, Janet M.

  • Liked — The price and location.
  • Disliked — Parking was too tight together.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abington, PA
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2007

The manager mentioned to us there a bunch of punk kids in the week before making trouble and he had to tell them to cut it out. He said they left that bad review on here. I just want to write that this place was great! The service, the rooms, the staff, were all great. Best of all it is located right on the boardwalk and for such a clean
friendly place has the best rates on the boardwalk.

Stayed June 2007
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Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2007

Just got home from another family vacation down the shore. Once again we stayed at the Ocean Front Motel which is our favorite place for many years, right on the boardwalk with spectacular views. Each year there are more and more improvements and it keeps getting better and better. The rooms are always clean and never smell musty like some motels and the bathrooms are great too. John is always on top of things and making sure everyone is happy and having a good time. He is never too busy to stop and talk even for a few minutes. Unfortunately we won't be back again until next year *pout*. and we're already looking forward to it!

Anne & George Myers
Norman & Anna Martin

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — parking
  • Stayed June 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Phila. PA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

I just returned from another week at my favorite motel, Ocean Front. The location is perfect - right next to the Boardwalk. The room attendants keep the rooms clean and comfortable. It is unusual for a motel but everything in the room works and, Oh, yes the price is right.

  • Liked — Close to the Boardwalk
  • Disliked — Parking spaces are crowded and narrow.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Philadelphia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2007

Spent a three day weekend here at the beginning of June and had a great time. The service was excellent, the rooms were clean, and the location is great. It's right on the boardwalk but isn't in the middle of all the attractions so you don't have people constantly walking by and you don't get any boardwalk noise. All you have to do is walk 50 feet down and the main stretch of the boardwalk starts. The manager was very helpful when it came to restaurant recommendations or any other questions. Complimentary breakfast was nice, I don't know what that other review was talking about, we would go down up to 2 hours after it started and there was still food. I would definitely recommend staying at the Ocean Front Motel, I certainly will if I come back to Ocean City.

  • Liked — Great location and great service
  • Disliked — Everything was good
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2007

I stumbled on this hotel a year ago and have been back 3 times since. No, its not the Inter-Continental, but for the location, the price, the comfortable atmosphere and the superior management it truly is the best deal on the boardwalk. I've had my family there, my dad and even a few friends and everyone has found it to be well managed, clean and just a great place to stay. I have it booked for a few more weeks this summer and am looking forward to another enjoyable stay.

  • Liked — Great price for quality accommodations
  • Disliked — One narrow flight of stairs could be a problem for handicap or seniors
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pitman, NJ
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2007

We decided to splurge and get a boardwalk ocean view room, only if you poke your head out the door. We paid extra to have a room with a refrigerator and microwave and had we not inquired about them on check in, we never would have gotten them. The tv remote was broken and even when we asked them several times they did not fix it. We paid to have an extra person in our room, not until the last night and with daily nagging did we have enough towels to go around. The beds were most uncomfortable, like sleeping on a saltine cracker. The rooms were not cleaned properly. I don't know whether they have a working vacuum because the same pile of sand remained by the door and everywhere else from day one. The bathroom was never cleaned from the sand, we could have built sand castles. Breakfast daily with our stay, only if you got there within a half hour of the time it started. As they say, "You snooze, you lose." This place is definately a loser.

  • Liked — Near beach and boardwalk
  • Disliked — Everything else.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean Front Motel

Address: 1417 Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Front Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family Motel directly on the Beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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