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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 #5 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“This is a decent hotel, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed on the top floor. The room was clean enough and a nice size. The room was totally carpeted and a bit dark due to the shade of blue used to furnish the room. It could probably use an update but it is like a lot of other OCNJ hotels. Parking is limited and you must leave your car keys at the front desk if you park behind someone else. The pool was in good shape and we enjoyed swimming in it. We had an older tv but didn't really stay indoors so it wasn't an issue.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

As many of the reviews say, we received top notch service. One of the owners, sorry we never asked your name, went above and beyond for us. He did everything he could to give us an exceptional stay.
·close to beach and boardwalk
·close to key shopping and restaurants
·clean and simple rooms
· convenient pool area

We will be back again! Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Love staying at the Forum. The family owners are terrific and the rooms are top notch, Close to everything including beach and boardwalk. Fun around the pool after th beach in the late afternoon. There's a small game room for the kids and a quiet sundeck on the top floor.

Room Tip: Top floor quiet and middle room has an ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

After reading Trip Advisor reviews for Cape May, NJ and Ocean City, NJ, I had decided to pick a Cape May hotel as my first choice for a one night stay in September. Sorry, all booked up. Okay, second choice, The Forum in O.C.

The other O.C. hotels where I‘ve stayed in the past were the Port O Call and the Beach Club Hotel (many years ago). So I knew the Forum would not fall into that same category.

I can’t imagine staying here during the peak season. The parking would be next to impossible and there would be people everywhere. This off-season September night was peaceful.

The location is a full block off the boardwalk plus one street to cross, so this is not an ocean view hotel. But, the location was not bad by any means. And just a half block walk to the Sindia restaurant.

Okay, the room…The living space was plenty big enough. There was a mini-refrigerator which brings new meaning the word mini. And I thought Courtyard by Marriott had small refrigerators. The king bed needed a new mattress. Don’t sleep too close to the edge. The bathroom reminded me of a 1960’s suburban house bathroom. Not very big but not cramped either. The tub water was hard to shut off all the way. There was a round table with two chairs next to the AC unit. Be warned if you need to turn the heat on. There is an unusual odor which may change your mind about needing heat. The room was clean but it might not be a bad idea to replace the carpeting. And even with all of the lights in the room turned on, maybe one more lamp would be a good idea.

The room had two doors; one leading to the lobby via a hallway, and the other door facing the pool area. Anytime people walked by the pool door, the talking was very evident. Again, I can’t imagine being here during the summer. It must be constant noise.

I know I’m sounding as though there are negative aspects about this stay. Actually, my overall impression was good. However, with so many hotel choices in Cape May County resort towns, I’d be willing to try another location next time; whenever that would be.

Check-in and check-out were easy and friendly. Staying on the ground floor was convenient. And the off-season room price was certainly a plus. But as predicted, this is not the Waldorf Astoria.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, NJ
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, New Jersey
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 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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