Just off the awesome Ocean City boardwalk at 7th St. (very close to Wonderland Pier), Ocean 7 is a renovated former Days Inn which has been converted to a "condotel" with individually owned but centrally managed rooms. The motel is half efficiencies and half 2-room suites, all with kitchenette. Most of the rooms have standard motel furnishings, appointments and in-room amenities, but for various upcharges, you can stay in a fancied-up room or suite, depending on how much work and expense the individual owner has put in. Access to each room is by an outside walkway that serves as a balcony as well, though not private. The suites have a view of Wonderland amusement pier and many of the upper floor efficiencies have a view of the boardwalk and ocean.
The location is terrific, the rooms comfortable enough and the pool nice and warm, but the management & staff really made this place special. Front desk staff, esp. Steven and Marke, were VERY helpful, friendly, and interacted well with the kids. The couple minor problems we had in-room were dealt with in a matter of minutes. We got to tour the "fancy" rooms, the kids got balloon animals made for them nearly every time they went through the lobby, and we left with personalized souvenir mugs of our visit to Ocean 7! Unique, quirky and endearing customer service.
Overall, this is by no means a luxury place (though you should check out rooms 415 and 404 for a pretty close approximation of luxe), but a fun, convenient and friendly seaside motel that is great for families. Check out their web site, which is extremely informative, funny, and indicative of the personality of the place (which has a lot to do with the personality of the general manager, Marke). We have stayed in Ocean City since I was a baby, and this is the first, but by no means the last, time we'll enjoy our OC vacation at Ocean 7.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Non-smoking rooms· daily & weekly rates· 73 units with kitchens· sizes to accommodate from 2-7· 200 ft to the sand· 1 block from 2 amusement parks· Beachtags for all from check in AM to checkout PM ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocean 7 Hotel Ocean City
- Hotel Ocean City
- Ocean City 7