We stayed at the Dunes Motel over the July 4 holiday weekend. We booked into a "2-room patio apartment" in the oceanside building (not the poolside buildings). We loved it!
The room: We had a 2-room patio apartment. I Enter into a bedroom with 2 beds, a dresser and 2 nightstands and an open-closet area/corner easily big enough to store a cooler and suitcases after you've unpacked. Bathroom was roomy, much larger than the baths in the poolside buildings and more updated with larger cabinetry/sinktop area. Living/kitchen area had a pull-out sofa, side table and a table for 4 with a small full-size fridge/freezer and mini range with small sink area. Too small to spend more than 3-4 days and not big enough to actually cook meals and eat - we always eat out.
Patio area: we were first floor so had a nice patio area with overlooked the dunes. If you are not ground level, you had a balcony and a view of the ocean. The patio area is great if you have small kids because they have an outdoor area to play and each unit is INDIVIDUALLY fenced in and gated. We had 2 lounge chairs and 2 chairs with blooming day lillies. Just a short walk over the dune area and there was the beach. An easy walk if you want to return to make lunch or use the restroom.
If you need extra room, The Dunes has many different-type rooms, including some 2-bedroom 1st floor units.
Housekeeping: always wonderful. I've stayed here many times and staff is very nice and does a fine job.
Location, location, location: At the end of the boardwalk at 27th Street. Don't underestimate this location as being at the end of all the action. At the end of a long day, it's nice to be away from the action. Just beside The Dunes you can rent your bikes for the boardwalk each morning. The beach isn't as crowded as farther down the boardwalk either.
I highly recommend you DON'T stay at this hotel during the month of June. Or any hotel in Ocean City for that matter. That entire month is considered "senior week" for students graduating from high school. Ocean City itself is completely taken over by high school grads who can't handle their booze or act appropriately. It's not a month to take your kids and your time WILL be ruined. In OC, there's a law that says hotels can not discriminate against renters based on their age and so they must rent to them, however, it's hard to control their behavior.
If you're looking for good mexican food, try Tequila Mockingbird at 130th street in the Montego Bay shopping center. Looks like a dive, but food is great. Also, for crabs I recommend PGN crabhouse on 29th Street and Higgins Crab House on 30th Street. Call ahead though to make sure they actually DO have all-you-can-eat crabs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated and ready for enjoyment, the Dunes Court is convenient to beach and boardwalk and Ocean City’s most exciting attractions. Each guest accommodation includes refrigerator, microwave, 46” flat screen cable TV, in room safe, air-conditioning and daily maid service. Family oriented activities on property or across the street at Jolly Roger as well as free off –street parking, free Wi-Fi and a gorgeous outdoor pool are additional features that will complete your stay. The Dunes Court is one of three properties in the Dunes portfolio and guests are invited to daily tea at the Dunes Manor Hotel at 3:00pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunes Hotel Ocean City
- Dunes Motel Ocean City Md