We needed a weekend away, so as always we looked for a value somewhere not too far from home. As we looked at beach locations in the mid Atlantic, we settled on Ocean City, Md as it's not a terrible drive for us and it looked like we could get an ocean front hotel for a relatively reasonable price. We eventually settled on this hotel and we weren't disappointed. We chose an "Eastern Ocean Front King". I couldn't figure out exactly what that meant before we got there but when we got to the room I quickly understood the description. The hotel is built in an "L" and we were in the long section that does face the ocean, but back a ways behind the pool and tennis court area. The view to the north and south are blocked by the rest of the hotel and the neighboring buildings. But even so, it's a broad view of the ocean. The room itself was quite comfortable and clean. The heat unit was relatively quiet, and the bathroom was clean and convenient. The private balcony was quite pleasant, but we couldn't use it all that much as we were there on the weekend of the most recent heavy snowstorm in that area. We did use the hot tub and it was clean and functioning quite well. In fact there are 2 hot tubs beside each other in the pool room, and the pool was clean and quite pleasant. The only "complaint" is that the pool is in a completely enclosed room with no outside light, so it makes it feel a little close. The folks at the front desk were quite pleasant, and even better one kind lady informed us of a special they offer where if we stay there at any time throughout the year we can get that room type during the Thanksgiving early December time frame for $17 a night - that's a deal. And oh yeah, they keep fresh bananas and oranges in a big basket in the lobby. Yummy snacks anytime. We didn't patronize any of the 3 eating establishments at the hotel, but they looked pleasant, and at this time of the year, quite empty. All in all, the hotel is a pleasant property, especially considering it is a "shore" hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Oceanfront Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located directly on the beach and ocean. Our hotel offers a great location in midtown Ocean City, MD, with the sandy beaches as our backyard. Spend a sunny afternoon relaxing on our oceanside hammocks or take a dip in our outdoor pool with swim up pool bar where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail. We also offer activities such as tennis, a game room, shuffle board, tanning bed, and supervised children s activities in-season. Kids 19 & under stay free, while children 12 and under eat free. Ocean City Golf Packages are our specialty with over 20 golf courses just a short drive from the hotel. Family fun, including Jolly Roger s amusement park, jet ski rentals, parasailing, Northside Park, and putt putt golf are conveniently located nearby. Assateague National Park with wild ponies is located just 20 minutes away. The hotel is located just one mile from Seacrets Bar and Grill, 3 miles from the Ocean City boardwalk, and walking distance from famous Fager s Island Restaurant. Enjoy an authentic Italian experience in our restaurant: Touch of Italy. Serving fresh items like handmade mozzarella cheese, pasta, pizza, cookies and crispy bread, as well as high quality imported items from Italy. Touch of Italy was born out of two Italian family traditions that trace back to the late 1800's. These two families trace their roots to the beautiful Marche and Abruzzo regions in Central Italy, where one can find rich cultural traditions and recipes passed down from generation to generation. In season visit our famous Original Pool Bar and Grill for tropical libations and relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Ocean City Hotel Ocean City
- Ocean City Holiday Inn