You get the best of both worlds. You're in the middle of all the fun and hussle-bustle of the boardwalk, but your room is a calming retreat from it all. The rocking chairs on the front porch facing the ocean couldn't be any more pleasant. People watching heaven. So the story is, I surprised my wife and two little boys this past Friday by secretly pre-packing our car in Washington, DC and telling them I wanted to "show them something cool." Imagine the eruption in the car when they learned we were heading straight to the beach. Hurray!
This property stands out from others on the beach in that it is kept so clean. Well maintained. This is probably because it's family owned and operated. There are no slackers on the staff--they all have a stake in its success. You won't find mold, mildew, or unpleasant smells here like you will in so many hotels we've stayed in on the boardwalk.
I enjoyed the daily bagel breakfast with coffee and juice in the lobby. My wife, boys and I took our breakfast out on the front porch to eat while watching the ocean and boardwalk passersby. Our apartment was called "The Raven," and it overlooks the boardwalk and ocean from two stories up. Having two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette and two full bathrooms is really quite a treat when you're right smack on the boardwalk. We were living large, yet the price was more than fair. It's a great value.
The family who runs the hotel is very nice, friendly, and hospitable. Two of their young children, adorable and well behaved, can be seen from time to time in the lobby being equally hospitable. The customer service was top notch. I've never felt more welcomed anywhere. --John Kennedy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of old Ocean City, the Lankford Hotel is the perfect home away from home. Conveniently located on the boardwalk where we are close to shops, amusements, restaurants and just steps to the beach. We have hotel rooms as well as apartments that come with full kitchens. All of our units have refrigerators, air conditioning, cable tv, telephone and private bathroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lankford Hotel Ocean City