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Best outdoor pool?

Rootstown, OH
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Best outdoor pool?

Coming to OC in Aug. 06 - looking for an oceanfront hotel/suite with a nice outdoor pool for 2 yr. old & 13 yr. old to enjoy - any suggestions!

York, PA
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1. Re: Best outdoor pool?

Well the biggest outdoor pool is at the Beachmark on 73rd Street, which unfortunately is not oceanfront. The Holiday Inn and Suites on 17th Street has a nice activity pool (as well as a regular outdoor pool), but costs a fortune to stay there during the summertime. The Quality Inn Boardwalk isn't too bad and has two large outdoor pools as well as a kiddie pool. The indoor pool area could really use some attention and repairs! The rooms in the tower building will have all been redone by this spring. They really needed to be redone-the last renovation took place in 1989. We almost always stay there and while it is not the Hilton, the staff are friendly and the hotel is much cleaner and is better maintained than in the 1990's when it really started to go downhill. The Comfort Inn on 5th Street is pretty nice, but the outdoor pool is a joke (as is the deal with the HJ on 12th Street). Hope this helps.

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The Beachmark Motel
The Beachmark Motel
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Ocean City, MD
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2. Re: Best outdoor pool?

The Plaza on 109th st { I think, or close to it} has a large outdoor pool. Many of the pools in OC have small pools for the number of people their hotels hold. Also unlike some other resort areas they are not big on the "fancy" pools- the ones with lazy rivers, etc. Your best bet is to ask the reception desk for an honest answer on the size of their pool when you make your reservation. The Spinnaker is an mediocore hotel at best, but it's pool is pretty good.

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The Spinnaker
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Ocean City, MD
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3. Re: Best outdoor pool?

In August the cost of an oceanfront hotel will be high.

Perhaps if you were to provide the type of hotel you are looking for as far as cost per night/range and level of accomodations you are looking for.

OC has hotels which run the entire range of places to stay.

Holiday Inn Suites is upper end.

Beachmark is middle of the road to lower end.

You also have places like the Rodeway moderate.

Flamingo moderate.

Holiday Inn at 67th street little hight then moderate.

Dunes Manor higher end located on 28th street.

Perhaps you might run a search on this site for the days you plan to travel and then see what is available and decide by what hotel still has rooms for your trip.

This way you can se the price range for that time period.

Good luck.

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Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites
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4. Re: Best outdoor pool?

I really love the Plim Plaza on 2nd st & oceanfront just because of their pool. Its big and has an outdoor bar for food & drinks so you don't have to leave for lunch. They have one of the best locations on the boardwalk. The hotel itself is a little dated, but the rooms are clean. There is a parrot in the lobby and an iguana outside by the pool (kids will love them!). They have a big porch facing the ocean with lots of rocking chairs to relax an people watch or look out into the ocean. If you book early (usually by mid-April) they will give you a discount. It does require one nights deposit ( either by credit card or you have a week to mail them a check or money order).

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5. Re: Best outdoor pool?

Beachmark has the biggest pool in OC.

Price is very good compared to others also

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