My family and I just returned from Ocean City yesterday. This was our first trip to Ocean City and we stayed at the Grand based on a recommendation from a family friends. I must say, the Grand did not disappoint.
I must admit, I was very nervous to stay in a hotel, verses a beach house with my children. However, We were impressed from the moment we arrived. The man at the check in was very friendly and helpful. Our room was exactly what we had requested, direct ocean view. The room was very clean and housekeeping was very helpful and kind. We had a small kitchen area in our room (microwave, sink, refrigerator, counter area, cabinets, coffee maker) which was fantastic with two children.
We had a nice sized balcony with a fantastic view. Our only complaint is that the balcony’s are not private and you are only provided two plastic chairs. Four chairs would have been nice and maybe a table for morning coffee. Privacy was an issue, as we had a "neighbor" who enjoyed smoking on their balcony despite the fact that we were on a "no smoking" floor. Plus, it is vacation...privacy is nice. Perhaps privacy screens could be added at some point.
I am a bit surprised with some of the complaints that others have posted. It was "Senior Week" this past week, which we found out a few days before our arrival. Despite this, the hotel was very quiet and the beaches and boardwalk were not crowded or noisy.
My children loved the hotel's outdoor pool, especially for night swimming. It would be nice if the pool overlooked the ocean, verses the parking lot. It is a nice and clean pool. There is also a pool bar open during the day hours, but not at night.
The hotel has a pizza shop hat is beach front, a few surf shops, ice cream shop and a 24 hour cafe. They were a little pricey and only accepted cash, however, the convenience was well worth it. The icecream shop was not impressive, it was warm inside and the employees were not as friendly as all the other shops associated iwth the hotel. But, my kids were very happy with their icecream selections.
Overall, we were VERY pleased with the Grand Hotel and plan to return for next year's family vacation. You cannot beat the price and location.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel And Spa
- Grand Hotel Ocean City Md
- Grand Ocean City
- The Stowaway Grand Hotel