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Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites
Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
falls church va
Level 6 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
Reviewed June 19, 2007

We stayed at Dunes Manor on Saturday June 16th. I was very happy that they didn't require the 2 or 3 night minimum that virtually every hotel requires for weekends.

The Hotel is very clean and they even have bellman at the front doors to assist you. Check in and check out was a breeze. Of course the view from the room was great with our private balconey.

The room was basic but clean and comfortable and did the job. It had a small fride, microwave and coffee maker. The bathroom sink and bathroom are actually seperated with is nice if the wife is doing her make up. It's got an inside bar and also an outside one too but I didn't see that one open that day (probably due to the weather). The hotel has 2 pools and one of them partially inside and outside.

I look forward to staying at The Dunes Manor again in the future.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, location and availibility
  • Disliked — How long it took for room to be ready (almost 4 pm)
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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27 Thank flattop
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Somerdale, NJ
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2007

Our experience at the Dunes Manor was good. The front desk staff were very curteous and helpful.

The view off the deck is beautiful.

The room was a bit small but clean on arrival and cleaned promptly each day. The restaurant and ocean view for breakfast was very nice. I would recommend this hotel to families with young children and older couples.

There was not much night life at the property. Although they did have someone who plays the piano in the evening. They also offer afternoon tea every day.

The only downside was the pool and hot tub area. They need to
do dome work on it. The gift shop is also very small.

Other than that we enjoyed our stay and the rate was a good value for off-season. We would stay there again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Liked — terrific view of the ocean
  • Disliked — Hot tub needs some maintenance
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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9 Thank Somerdale Gal
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pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2007

This was a nice hotel in it's day and still could be if renovated. The lobby is nice but the rooms need to be renovated especially the bathrooms. The paint was peeling off of the railing on the porch. Some things that are nice about the hotel are the rocking chairs on the porch, inexpensive happy hour at the beach bar, tea in the afternoon and the location in terms of the boardwalk. A good portion of the staff is foreign and more were coming in for the summer. By far, the best thing about this hotel is the view from your room - can't beat it. Use this hotel as an alternative. The Grand is nicer.

  • Liked — view
  • Disliked — bathroom
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank patravelor
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2006

Our family stay at this hotel during the Christmas Holiday. Everything is relatively quiet, but peaceful. The sound of the ocean is wonderful and the view from the balcony is fantastic, especially at the sunrise. We take a trip to the Asseteague Island and have a nice walk around and see one wild pony upclose and one further away.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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32 Thank 3T
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Columbia Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2006

I stayed at the Dunes Manor Hotel in July 2005 and found it to be a place of extremes--a mixture of good quality with the very average.

The lobby is very nice and spacious with a pleasant old fashioned Victorian parlor theme. You can walk out to the adjacent big porch facing the ocean and sit in one of the many rocking chairs and relax. There is a friendly woman piano player who plays all the old favorites on the old grand piano on some evenings in the summer just like it must have been in the "good old days." There is also, at least in the summer, a daily afternoon tea and cookies which is very popular with the guests. The hotel restaurant is also just off the lobby overlooking the ocean with fairly decent food and service. I did get one of the order by 5:00 pm dinner specials and it was pretty bad though. I made the receptionist take it off the bill when I checked out but only after alot of arm twisting. The breakfasts were fine and a couple other "non special" priced lunches were adequate. The hotel is just one block north of the end of the boardwalk for easy access to the boardwalk tram and attractions.

Overall, I was quite disappointed with the room at the Dunes Manor Hotel. The mid-week rate in July 2005 was $239 a night which with tax brought the bill to well over $700 for the 3 nights I was there. The room was tolerable, average size and not awful. However it was very very plain with cheap furnishings and two double beds which were acceptable but not very comfortable. After the nice lobby, the room is a let down. The bathroom was small and also plain. ( My rooms at the Crystal Beach Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express where I stayed in 2006, while nothing special, were both superior to this room. ) You do get a private balcony off your room directly overlooking the ocean which is a plus when staying here. I was up on a higher floor so the view was very pleasant. The room was kept fairly clean and had daily maid service so I have to be fair about mentioning that. Unfortunately my room smelled strongly of urine in a corner of the carpeting as if the people before me had brought a pet dog. The front desk said they could not change the room when I went to complain right after checking in so I went out and bought a can of Lysol which helped as long as I kept spraying regularly.

I need to share with readers that the elevators in this hotel are ridiculously slow. They are so outdated for a place charging the rates the Dunes does. After the first couple of times it got very very annoying to wait for them because it seemed to take forever. To the owners of this hotel; get off your butts and replace these elevators. Your customers don't deserve this cheap mediocrity. If you are not going to replace them and update the rooms a little, you have no business charging the rates you do.

Overall, one needs to keep in mind, including me, that this is Ocean City, and the overall standard is not like staying at a decent hotel in Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Still, things are changing and there is some competition out there now in O.C. I can say without any hesitation you can definately do better than staying at the Dunes Manor when planning your next trip to Ocean City.

The rooms in this place get a B-. They do not get an A - or a B+. Without the direct ocean view balcony they would get a C, regardless if this hotel is located in O.C.

It is time for the Dunes Manor to have a facelift, and especially, an elevator lift. Until then, this property will not see any more of my money.

  • Liked — The elegant victorian lobby with the "good old summertime " ambience. There is no denying it is nice.
  • Disliked — The very average accomodations and slooooooooooow elevators.
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay at the competition until the Dunes really competes for your business. Make the dunes earn your business and stop resting on past laurels.
  • Stayed July 2005
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5 Thank FairtoEveryone
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pittsburg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2006

When you go into the hotel the lobby is very nice but the room is very simple. Its like a regular motel room. not much space at all. dinning room food was hard and cold. Complained to the manager at the front desk.....and his response was their is nothing i can do for you I am busy. Will never go back to that place again.

  • Liked — lobby
  • Disliked — management
  • Tips/Secrets — don't go there
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank pappu77
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salisbury
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2006

Very clean rooms excellent service beautiful view of the ocean loved the view of the inside pool area and the bar nice huge deck and nice outside bar

  • Liked — the jewelry store ont the first floor
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
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37 Thank armyman2006
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Additional Information about Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites

Property: Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites
Address: 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842-3442
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#8 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dunes Manor Hotel & All Suites properties offer a unique hospitality experience when visiting Ocean City, Maryland. At the Dunes Manor Hotel you will walk through our front doors and be transported back to the gentle days of a bygone era. Truly ocean front, these properties embrace the stunning views with each guest room offering a private balcony and, at the Dunes Manor Hotel, a wide verandah complete with rocking chairs to take it all in. A location second to none, the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites properties are the perfect choice for couples, groups and family getaways. Our all-suites property is at the onset of the famous Ocean City Boardwalk and is equipped with a full size refrigerator, microwave, cook-top stove and 46" HDTV. While at the Dunes Suites property, all the amenities at the Dunes Manor Hotel are available for your use including the full service restaurant, The Victorian Room; the indoor/outdoor bar (seasonal) Zippy Lewis Lounge, heated indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. All properties offer complimentary Wi-Fi access and free off street parking. Afternoon Team is served daily at 3:00 pm and is a tradition started by the Hotel's owner and entrepreneur, Thelma Conner back in 1987. Join the staff as they serve the signature tea with cookies and crumpets with genuine hospitality. What a great opportunity to mingle with fellow guests and learn more of the history of Ocean City Maryland. Whether you choose to relax by our heated pool, enjoy the salty ocean air from the outside deck, explore the Boardwalk, shop, dine or visit some of Ocean City's best attractions, the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites will help make your dream stay a reality. ... more   less 
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