My wife and I stayed in Room 207, Partial Bayview Lightkeeper Suite. We had a late check-in, around 9pm and was greeted by a wonderful innkeeper and a bellhop who helped us lug our bags up the 2 flights of steps. We entered our room and were just happy to be there. The sound of the water was so soothing that we kept the glass doors open about 2 feet to get the effect.
Next morning--BIG mistake. We woke up to yelling in the parking lot. We first took it as a family checking in who was having trouble with a credit card, but later realized by looking at the female's white golf shirt that she was a housekeeper. For the next 40 minutes, her family decided to stay in the lot while she was at work, yelling back and forth to her and causing a disturbance. I proceeded to sit out on the balcony to enjoy the ducks only to see that my half bayview room is actually a dumpsterview room. After getting fed up with the yelling outside, I walked downstairs to the innkeeper (different from the night before) to complain, only to be shrugged off and told that "she would let her know." Still trying to enjoy our vacation, we went out to Layton's for breakfast. On our way out, we were asked what our room # was so they would have it cleaned before we got back. We ate breakfast, then drove up to the inlet to walk on the boards for a little, then came back. We were gone for 2 hours only to come back to our room still not cleaned. To kill some time, we walked across the bridge to the Edge (sister hotel) and the restaurant and back. We came back into the lobby only to realize that there isn't anywhere to sit in the lobby, not to mention no continental breakfast. After returning to our room, we could hear the innkeeper yelling up to the housekeepers 2 floors up, echoing throughout the inn. On top of that, we could hear that same loud housekeeper yelling from the Edge over 100 yards away. By this point, we'd had enough. We opened the yellow pages in the room to look at other hotels to move to, only to find in every margin of the hotels section handwriting of other hotel names and phone numbers. Seems like we weren't the first ones to be fed up with The Lighthouse Club. When we checked out, the innkeeper asked us why we were leaving. I told her simply "It's not what we had in mind." She questioned nothing, and didn't even ask for our room keycards, which I realized I still have and must mail back.
Their website is what caught our attention the most. I'll put it this way--"Photography hides a lot!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set admidst the gentle rushes of the natural wetlands with the Isle of Wight Bay lapping at your doorstep, The Lighthouse Club Hotel offers twenty-three one-bedroom suites with a high comfort factor and a unique atmosphere of privacy and solicitude. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lighthouse Hotel Ocean City Md
- Lighthouse Ocean City
- Lighthouse Club Ocean City
- Light House Club Hotel