OK- I will let you know the good and the bad....The only reason I can surmise that this ranks so high on tripadvisor is because there not too many decent places to stay in ocean city? I can't explain it otherwise.
Good- location is one block from boardwalk and beach. It looks nice from the outside. Our room appeared clean.
Not good- upon entering, it looks like "my grandmother's" living room in the downstairs.Don't get me wrong, I don't mind comfortable and old fashioned- but this was worn out and tired. Many things were actually broken- rocking chair in living area cane bottom was broken and pushed through and broken glass lantern (very dangerous for kids and within their reach).
Room was not any better. Crooked bed frame, ancient furniture, bathroom actually from the 1950s? The small bath with pink and white tile had a tiny old sink.We refrained from showering in the shower as the drain did not drain even though the drain plug was missing (yuck). The bottom of the bathroom door had big chunks cut out of it- as if it had been water damaged and then they just cut off chunks of the bottom of the door instead of replacing it. Also, peeling wall paper and cheap white plastic blinds that let in all the light in the morning. Bed was super hard and creaky- but the sheets seemed crisp and clean.
Breakfast- I don't want to hurt the manager's feelings, because she was quite nice, but it was nothing special. I would not have paid for it. It was all store bought muffins (think normal grocery store) and some other unappetizing bits. I mean, Entenmanns would have been a step up. She did make some french toast, but the same bland french toast/white bread I can make at home with artificial maple syrup. I was expecting a great meal from the reviews- that did not happen. No yogurt, granola, hash browns, bacon, sausage or other hot choices. Really nothing healthy- just carbs and then french toast. Except there was a bowl of fruit salad that was all watermelon and canteloupe. Maybe we were there on a slow morning after the weekend rush and the breakfast is usually better? I don't know. I suspect we could have gotten a better breakfast for $25 for the 4 of us not too far away.
Lastly, I was led to believe from the reviews and my conversations prior to arriving that we would be meeting the owner/innkeeper. We never even saw him/her.
I would look elsewhere for somewhere to stay for the prices they are charging. Everything seemed either very old and on its last legs, actually broken or super cheap quality.
- Also Known As:
- Plymouth Hotel Ocean City