We decided to take a long weekend in Ocean City, MD the 1st weekend in September, 2009. Check out a lot of sites and this Motel kept coming up - being touted as "clean, family owned and operated, yadda, yadda". We didn't want something right on the beach of boardwalk because of the noise and this one was a block in - pretty pictures - family run - sounded good enough - we just needed a place to sleep!
It was the most disgusting place I have ever stayed in. Unfortunately, they've got your deposit up front and as you're checking in (and second guessing you're plan because of what you're seeing in person - and it has nothing to do with the photos on any web site checked) you see the small sign that says "no refunds". So you might as well grin and bear it and stay the night. Right? WRONG. DON'T DO IT! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN.
Entering the room - (I'll forget about the outside - it is a motel near the beach - the elements have beaten it to death) we put down our bags and sit on the corner of the bed, which immediately falls to the ground.
The carpets, wall paper/paint, curtains, etc., have not been changed (or probably even really cleaned) since the 1960's. I am NOT exaggerating.
The bathroom - OMG. Worse than the public restrooms on the beach/boardwalk. Again, NOT exaggerating.
Oh did I mention that when you close the door you can see daylight coming through all 4 sides?
The worst - the ants. I saw one ant before we left to go to the boardwalk. We came back with an italian ice - almost finished. Walked into the room - put it on the night table - changed my clothes - turned around and the cup was COVERED with ants. You could not tell what was under the ants. There were so many, there were layers and layers of ants on top of the cup, in the cup, climbing up the table to get to the cup.
Went down to the lobby (which was closed) - to get someone to come look - figured then there was no way they could refuse me a refund. But alas, nobody home! Call the number on the sign taped to the front door - guess what? You guessed it - NO answer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cabana Motel welcomes you to relax and enjoy your summer vacation in our comfortable and friendly motel. Our small motel has been a land mark in ocean city Maryland since 1954 we have gone through many changes and many remodelings and many face changes but as then and now we are still offering a great place to stay and enjoy the beach and at reasonable prices. We are conveniently located just half-block from the beach and the famous ocean city boardwalk. The Cabana Motel is within walking distance of Phillips sea food buffet just half a block away and jolly Rodgers amusement park just half a mile away also night life entertainment just one block away and a shopping center just half a block away. Complimentary coffee is available in the motel lobby in the morning. At the Cabana Motel we try to provide a quiet atmosphere so you can enjoy the bay and ocean air. We also have a pool with a great sun deck so you can get your sun tan or have fun with your kids and family. So call today to make your summer vacation at the Cabana Motel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabana Hotel Ocean City