We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Looking for Good Hotel

Which Ocean City hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 posts
10 reviews
Save Topic
Looking for Good Hotel

We are looking for a good, family oriented hotel in O.C. We've never been to O.C. before so we need some advice. We are looking for a moderately priced, on the beach, close to everything hotel. Any suggestions?

Level Contributor
684 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Looking for Good Hotel


gets crowded, and places to stay book up..most only take 2-3 day min on a weekend.

Beachmark hotel , 2 out of your 3. good price/oceanside but not 'Downtown' ..

OC starts out at the inlet,furthest point S...then streets are numbered to the N. end , beach is 10 miles long.

ck out the postforum OCMD tips,lots of info..

Destination Expert
for Baltimore
Level Contributor
4,597 posts
19 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Looking for Good Hotel

Being a narrow island ten miles long, obviously nothing is close to *everything*. No matter where you are on the island, you will have a decent selection of restaurants, amusements, a grocery store, Sunsations beach shops, etc. within a mile north or south. You'll notice as you drive the strip that the different types of businesses tend to repeat themselves.

The big attraction that is unique in OC is the Boardwalk, which fronts the ocean for the first three miles at the southern tip. The amusements, arcades, souvenir shops and Boardwalk-type food everyone associates with OC are mostly concentrated in the southernmost first mile, with the other two miles consisting primarily of hotels and condos.

The other attraction I'd consider to be the only one of its kind in OC is Northside Park, especially if you like to jog or have small kids--it is truly a beautiful, natural setting and they have a great new playground. This is at the north end of town (127th St.)

So, the Beachmark's midtown location doesn't really miss for location in the way Ripken's post suggests; you will find everything you need within a mile except for the two really special things in OC--the heart of the Boardwalk to the south and Northside Park to the north.

With no traffic, it's perhaps 10-15 minutes to either. In the height of summer, it might take you 30-40 minutes.