Not the Commander from the old days. Restaurant only open for breakfast on a weekend when there were literally no vacancies in town due to the Hot Rod show. No room service for a "luxury" hotel. The pool Cabana was open for lunch and evening drinks but the pool wasn't. There is very little on-site parking for a hotel with 7 floors and 2 buildings, unless you want to park Bayside. In a time where pretty much all hotels put flat screen TVs in the rooms, we had a 19" TV. The sofa was vinyl, the furniture looked like it came from a kid's playroom. The bed pillows were the size of sofa throw cushions and hard, while the mattresses were the cheapest I've ever slept on. I think the room phones date back to the 1980's, and local calls weren't free. We used our cell phones to call restaurants. The door's deadbolt didn't work, neither did the room safe, or the lock on the balcony door. Maintenance had to come up to fix the safe and the balcony door (you had to jiggle it to lock it), and the place smelled musty, while the hallways smelled of chemicals. One ice machine for the entire hotel, vending machines were out in the parking lot! If we had been in a small cheap motel or hotel I'd say OK, whatever, but we basically paid $236/night for a great view, which was the only thing we liked about the place. However, it rained while were there, so we were pretty much stuck in a crappy room. The web site said they renovated...if they consider slapping a new coat of paint on the walls and ceiling (it was a bad paint job) and buying some cheap bedding renovation, they need new owners and management. That being said, the water pressure in the shower was very good, and the front desk staff was friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Commander unveils a $5 million dollar renovation which features 3 different types of accommodations: Our Oceanfront Suites Our Oceanview Studios Our Cabana Suites overlooking the pool yet are still only steps from the beach. As you set sail for one of Ocean City’s finest oceanfront hotels, the vacation you deserve awaits you! On the corner of 14th street and the boardwalk, we offer you newly renovated rooms and amenities. Onsite you’ll enjoy our soothing new beach colors and modern room decors. While shopping, restaurants, churches, library, nightlife, marinas, water sports and entertainment are virtually at your fingertips. Rediscover the hotel where fun and relaxation have been the standard for generations. Here you can look forward to days spent on the guarded beach. At lunch enjoy a cold drink and bar fare at our pool side bar while soaking up the sun rays, or simply relax in the cool atmosphere of our indoor pool. In the late afternoon, you might find yourself on the private balcony of your oceanfront suite, watching the fishing yachts returning home after a day of fighting the white or blue marlin. This is a great time to plan your evening dining menu with the great variety of culinary delights Ocean City has to offer. If time or weather are an issue, simply make your way to the family friendly onsite Grottos Pizza and see for yourself why they are the first name in pizza here on the shore. After a spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, you might be inclined to grab your golf clubs and meet downstairs at the Fractured Prune for their famous made to order donuts or a tasty breakfast sandwich before playing one of the area’s fine courses. Our knowledgeable in-house golf concierge is ready to assist you. Family owned since 1930. The tradition continues…..a tradition of service, hospitality and catering to your wishes! The Commander Hotel & Suites Offers: Oceanfront Suites on the Boardwalk Private Balcony or Terrace Refrigerator Microwave Coffee Maker 42″ HD TV with Dish Network Service Guest Laundry Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool with zero entry Grotto Pizza on the Ocean Walking Distance To Major Entertainment & Dining Free Parking Golf Packages Fractured Prune Donut Shop on site Eco Friendly Olive Branch Botanicals Bath Amenities in all guest rooms ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Commander Hotel Ocean City
- Commander Ocean City