Hadn't been to the Impala in a few years and am left with mixed reviews on the improvements made since my last visit. While the flat screen TV and the modest entertainment center in our room was a welcomed addition, the loss of the table and chairs and moving the small refrigerator to the closet was disappointing. It’s clear the attempt was to make the small sized, typical Jersey Shore room “appear” bigger. And at first it did “feel” bigger. Yet having no table and chairs or a simple microwave oven as expected “amenities” is, as mentioned, disappointing. Also, try to ignore the parking situation as mentioned in other reviews. Find a space near your room if you can and try not to leave it.
But let’s look at the plus side. Our visit was in mid-June during their special Spring rates. Can’t stress this enough—this was fantastic—a definite advantage over other similar motels in Ocean City. If you can get to OC in early June, make a point of checking out the Impala. The pools are another plus. If you feel crowded at one pool, go across the street to the other—another advantage over other motels. Finally, the Impala’s proximity to the boardwalk and beach is hard to beat for a motel not located directly on the boardwalk.
While I wish the Impala and other Ocean City motels had more to offer what travelers have come to expect in a motel room, the Impala meets the basic needs for a couple or a small family at the Shore, i.e., clean rooms/linens, fairly comfortable beds/pillows, swimming pool(s), and a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Impala Island Inn is located in the heart of America's greatest family Resort, within the beach block. This intimate inn provides the perfect locale for a memorable getaway. Most of the accommodations overlook a delightfully warm water pool and each include a refrigerator, telephone with voice mail, color cable TV, and WiFi, as well as two extra long double beds. Select guest rooms also offer a choice of king bed or sitting area with sleep sofa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Impala Island Hotel Ocean City
- Impala Island Ocean City