We stayed at the Atlantic Hotel for the last two years in a row, and we absolutely love it. I hate the cheap feel of Ocean City, MD, and this place offers a beautiful, romantic alternative. As another reviewer mentioned, this place has an old-world charm that you don't find often. You do feel like you are stepping back in time while you are here, but in a good way. The rooms are beautiful (be sure to ask for one in the front, facing the street. The ones on the third floor in the back are a bit small and lack the charm of the larger rooms). Drummers Cafe is great for late-night drinks (try the Orange Crushes!), and the food is excellent. Dinner is worth every penny. Although they do not serve breakfast, there is a breakfast diner across the street and a great brunch place next door that serves Mimosas and has live music (It is called The Globe). There is also a coffee shop behind the hotel. Grab a coffee and relax on the beautiful porch.
Instead of the cheap chain stores that one finds in Ocean City and on the boardwalk, Berlin features a variety of interesting little shops on the same street as the hotel--there is a wine bar, some craft shops, and a WONDERFUL Jewelry/Chocolate shop (What a combination! Buy specialty truffles and a few necklaces. Great prices!)
When we stay in Berlin, we usually go to Assateague, which is only 10 minutes down the road. Not only does this beach have the wild horses (we have seen them on every trip there), it also charges a small fee to use the beach, so this keeps the crowds away.
If you want a memorable, romantic beach vacation that doesn't involve huge crowds, junk stores, and dirty hotels, then this is the place for you. We will stay here every time we visit Maryland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic 1895 Atlantic Hotel, located in the Village of Berlin on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has recently re-opened under new management with a totally new upgrade. Victorian Period guest rooms and suites, a Gardner’s Cottage and the return of the historic Drummer’s Café & Bar are but some of the exciting new features of the hotel.Positioned in the center of Berlin’s Historic District, The Atlantic Hotel offers visitors and guests authentic Maryland cuisine daily with lunch and dinner in the historic Drummer’s Café. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Hotel Berlin