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Forum Motor Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   800 - 814 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226   |  
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Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Ocean City
Florence, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

For this type of property this place was excellent. The rooms are clean, good sized and they have a little mini-fridge and microwave in the unit. The staff is super friendly.

This place is not the Ritz and does not advertise to be. If you are looking for a high end hotel this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a clean place in a great location for you and the family this hotel is perfect. You are one block off the ocean and boardwalk. There are two ice cream places within 1 block. Bike rental place is across the street and it is two blocks from downtown shopping.

There is also a Superfresh right up the street which is open until 1am. We used that to grab snacks and drinks.

It has a pool and a children's pool which was a plus for us. They also have an outside hose and shower to use once you are off the beach. There is a small restaurant open for breakfast and lunch attached to the hotel. The breakfast was very good, did not try it for lunch.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My daughter and I just stayed at the Forum Motor Inn last weekend for the United Methodist Youth Conference at St. Peter's Church. We had a wonderful stay. The room was clean. The bed was extremely comfortable. The pool was immaculate. The onsite cafe has great breakfast food and is reasonably priced. We ate their both mornings.

I can't say enough about their staff. They are so friendly and helpful. They speak to you every time that you walk by. They are very helpful and accomodating. They even found a disposable fork for my daughter after 9pm when the cafe was closed.

We plan on staying at the Forum Motor Inn again next year. Keep up the great work!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed at the Forum Motor Inn this summer for the first time. The room was very clean and quiet, the beds were firm but comfortable, the location was great, and it was convenient having a good cafe on site. However, what was most incredible and outstanding was the service. They went above and beyond. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We've been staying at the Forum Motor Inn for at least the past 7 years. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are always clean. The pool area is a great place to relax and the boardwalk and beach are a short walk from the motel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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16 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Close to beach, boardwalk and downtown OC. Instead of holding a cash deposit for beach tags they just charge your card if you don't return them...I love this idea because other hotels hold $25 per beach tag, I want my cash handy.

Pool area is nice with lots of seating and there are chairs outside of each room.

My only complaints/suggestions to management are leave the pool open later; OC pools all seem to close do early, some as early as 6 pm. 10 or 11 pm would be so much nicer.

Secondly, the room I had was very dark as in navy walls, carpet and dark bedspread. I understand the reason for having dark carpet but the wallpaper and bedspread could easily be a lighter, neutral or beach themed color.

Overall I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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78 hotel reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This centrally located (one block from the boardwalk) motel has been a staple in Ocean City for decades. Despite its age, however, it's well maintained. Even though the dated architecture cannot be changed, the exterior looks good with management obviously making sure it stays refreshed. The same can be said of the room we occupied - the furnishings appeared relatively new with fresh draperies and paint and wallcoverings. Special kudos to housekeeping for keeping the room very clean with no dust bunnies or other obvious areas of neglect.

But in the same way one cannot expect lots of closet space in old homes, one cannot expect older motels to have all the space of newer ones. The bathroom/shower is extremely small. The microwave sits on the vanity and the small refrig. below it while your clothes hang right next to it. While in very good shape, the furnishings are fairly standard if not somewhat outdated by AAA standards - no armoire with TV as AAA prefers but instead it's mounted on the wall. Suppose these issues are reflective of limited space. Beds were comfy but you cannot run the A/C fan continuously so you are subject to the on-off cycling of the A/C air conditioner all night.

The Good, Bad & the Ugly:

1. Charging for ice (25 cents) is awful; free ice is standard nowadays;
2. Parking is limited and, to say the least, not ideal. You must leave your car keys at the front desk if you park behind someone else;
3. The overall decorating style of the motel is a personal choice but to me appears to be more circa 1970's;
4. Lot of stations on TV;
5. Pool is clean and in great shape - enjoyed by all;
6. Room service is typically not available at most motels but it is here - great idea;
7. Game room available but we didn't try it out;
8. Family friendly - kids everywhere;
9. No continental breakfast - restaurant on-site but did not use.

So . . . . maybe not a slice of heaven in this reviewer's mind but certainly clean, centrally located accommodations. Just don't expect the space and upgraded furniture, fixtures and decor you might see in a Hampton Inn or Hilton Garden Inn, for example. Overall rating is very good vs. average due to its cleanliness.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

When I called (in July) they had availability for just one night during the weekend. I didn't have much luck with other hotels so we booked it and I hoped it would be a good place.
We had a great stay! The rooms and bathroom were clean. The staff was very helpful - we needed an extra blanket and towels and they responded immediately. They let us keep our car parked for the rest of the day even after we had checked out at noon. Infact, it was 12:30 by the time we checked out and they were fine with that.
My only complaint is that you can hear a lot of outside noise in the room. There were people talking in the neigboring balcony (not loudly, just a normal conversation) and I could hear everything. Since it was midnight and the kids were trying to sleep, it was a little annoying. Just around 7am, I woke up to the noise of buses and more talking. The motel is surrounded by streets (no special view here), so it gets noisy. But since it was just one night, it's something we could shrug off. I might look for a quieter place (at least at night) with the kids if we were to stay for a few days. The best part - location! Once we parked, we didn't need to drive till we left OC. For a one night stay, I would not hesitate to go back to The Forum.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Forum Motor Inn

Address: 800 - 814 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Forum Motor Inn 2.5*
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