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“No frills but just what you need at the beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seabonay Motel
Ranked #70 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Maryland
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“No frills but just what you need at the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Fancy? No. Pleasant, friendly, efficient staff and clean rooms? Yes! A few steps from the beach and even has some oceanfront rooms. Even from our side-facing room, we could see the ocean. It's a perfect place for people who go for the beach and the town and not the hotel. It is comfortable just not like the expensive hotel next door. We love it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank strack83
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

That was my first thought upon arrival. I've stayed at some crappy hotels/motels in OC, but this one was King Crapper. The carpets are stained (blood? I hope not)...the paint is peeling everywhere, the railings are wobbly, the pool stairs were broken and the paint is chipping inside, the ice machine was broken, the tv power button was broken, the floor had rotten spots were you could fall thru if you jumped. Seriously has not had ANY updates in YEARS and for 250.+ a night, I couldn't figure out why. For an added bonus, the partiers were on the patio all night long yelling and cursing, but when I called about it, nothing was done. No surprise there. PS - If you smoke, you'll feel right at home because everyone smokes.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed there for 4 days and 3 nights on the 1st floor for over $600. First problem was there was 3 spots where the floor was falling through. The entire room smelled of mildew and there was rust in our bath tub and on every hinge of every door. The bathroom had flies all over the place. The water pressure was horrible. Our television had several blocked channels that the manager told us was impossible. Took a picture showed him and he said, "Hmm, never seen it do that before". The towels were so thin and rough you had to use your own to even have any comfort. The swimming pool had cracks and peeling paint on the bottom of it. The only plus side of this stay was it was within walking distance of the boardwalk and tram.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carly S
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I wouldn't say I was wowed or anything, but I do agree with most others that it's within walking distance to the boardwalk and many restaurants, shops and literally right on the beach, however it could use some TLC. I have been going to OC for years and have stayed at many places including older motels such as the Oceanic, so I do know it's not the hilton or anything like that. I will see we did have excellent customer service, the room was clean, but very outdated and the beds were not very comfortable. It did have a pool which was nice and free coffee and fruit so that was a nice perk in the morning

. I only stayed one night, paid $110 for a double room with the pool view, I wouldn't say it was worth the $110, but it was probably that amount since it was at the end of the boardwalk and oceanfront. Would I stay again? Eh maybe, maybe I just need to try a different room, but it wouldn't hurt to update it a little bit during the off season. Id say maybe new wall surrounds in the shower, new shower curtains, perhaps new mattresses and new mini fridges (ours didn't work very well). Maybe those couple of things and it would look a little nicer. But like I said I wouldn't totally write it off.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank apierce88
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

My sister and I recently spent three days at the Seabonay. The staff was very friendly. Our room was Oceanfront, and as expected had two double beds, AC, TV, recently renovated bathroom. However, the towel rack was damaged and hanging onto one screw, the furniture was outdated. We had a big-tube TV, the towels were thin and rough. And in 2013, who doesn't have a microwave? The balcony is not private, so if you are trying to enjoy a book or relax and watch the ocean be prepared for company. The location however, was perfect and we were just a short block from boardwalk. Overall for our short stay, it was OK.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Julie S
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at the Seabonay for the first time at the end of June. It was in a great location just off the boardwalk and the staff was awesome. The ocean view room was wonderful! We will stay there again when on OC!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank krahn
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I have vacationed at ocmd four times now and we always choose to stay at the Seabonay! It's location is perfect, right on the boardwalk and ocean view... You can't beat that. The management and staff are all so helpful and friendly, we will continue to stay at this hotel... In fact.. We are getting married on the beach next month and us along with our guests will stay at the Seabonay. I'd recommend this place to anyone who's looking for the perfect location for all the fun ocean city has to offer!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Seabonay Motel
Address: 2711 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Seabonay Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just one block north of the boardwalk, the Seabonay is perfect for the budget conscious traveler. All rooms are air-conditioned with a refrigerator and two double beds. All rooms share a walkway balcony. Feel free to take a swim in our 8ft. deep outdoor pool or if the beach is what you’re after, the Seabonay is directly oceanfront. From our location, you will be within walking distance from restaurants, amusements, the boardwalk and more. ... more   less 
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