At this very moment I'm in my king jacuzzi room in a snuggly hotel-provided robe, watching the sun rise over the Atlantic, and life is good. With some trepidation we booked 2 nights here during the off season for a peaceful retreat, and we're not disappointed. Not saying the reviews aren't true-- the smoke smell hit us as we opened the door, the jacuzzi is a squeeze for 2, and the carpet ripples like the ocean, but it's minor. The room is huge (all the more puzzling that I can't sit in a nice chair to read my book, but must opt for this desk chair), it's spotless, the employees are sweet, and our view is outstanding. The easy access beach and boardwalk are directly below me. The building exudes spaciousness and encourages relaxation. And wi-fi works in the room! No dreaded fire alarm roused us during the night, but we did fearfully decline to use the provided candles around our tub to prevent $250 from being tacked on to our room charge! I'm guessing that helps keep the trouble away, because the staff informs us that alarms now are few and far between. Our disappointments? The pool is too cold for swimming (a major reason we booked here, sadly) and even the hotel restaurant is closed. We expected the strip to be largely shuttered until June, but the ads promised a restaurant on site. Since we called here directly, we should've been warned we'd need to drive around to find an open place to dine. It's nice, though, to have a 24 hour coffee shop in the lobby.
Would we come back? Yes, if after pricing similar locations we found that the price was competitive. WIth its boardwalk access, outdoor pool and various dining and entertainment options during the open season, it appears to have it all.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel And Spa
- Grand Hotel Ocean City Md
- Grand Ocean City
- The Stowaway Grand Hotel