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“Annual Best Friends Beach Trip”
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Sea Bay Hotel
Ranked #38 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Harrisonburg, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Annual Best Friends Beach Trip”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you are looking to spend some time in Ocean City, Maryland and on a budget, look no further than the Sea Bay Hotel. Value, value, value. My friends and I started rooming with them when we were in college and you just cannot beat the price. In fact, we've made it an annual trip and never stay anywhere else. The rooms are spacious and clean; the pool is a great way to cool off after a day on the beach, which is located right across the street; and if you visit the shore not only for the surf and the sand, but also to gorge yourself on seafood, Halls Seafood Buffet is just a walk across the parking lot. The staff is always friendly and the cafe is always stocked with delicious food.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Good value for the money. Spacious rooms and friendly service. Not the most luxurious place but it was clean and was just what we needed. A bit of a ways from main attractions but just an easy drive since hotel is on the main road. Looking for a clean affordable place to stay? This is it!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Sea Bay Inn with wide and two children. Rooms were ready upon check in, staff was very friendly and attentive. Rooms were very clean, and well appointed with a microwave, fridge, and flat screen tv. Had a great stay.We will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Beech Bottom
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful accommodations! Comfy and clean. View from bayside balcony was nice. Beach access right across the street. Nice location at the top of the strip. Staff was very friendly. The pool was very nice but we never had time to use it. Very happy with the price!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Salem, PA
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Our stay here was pretty much a great place to sleep. We booked this on a whim, taking a spontaneous trip to the beach. Our check in was good, but when we got to our room there was a huge dead mosquito stuck to the wall by the door, and a dead spider about a foot away from it. Bugs like that happen I understand that, it didn't ruin our trip. We didn't stay in the room to much except to sleep and shower, and everyone was really friendly and nice. The balconies had a pretty view of the bay, and a great place to see the sun set. Also very close to 711 and several souvenir shops.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have been traveling to OC for many years. During that time I have stayed at many of the hotels in the area. Some are now gone while other new ones have taken their place in some cases.
Over the years I have stayed at the Sea Bay Hotel both before the new ownership took over and since. The hotel is clean, the rooms are large, and the staff can't be more helpful. The new owners have made an effort to maintain and when possible improve their property and it shows.
ONE SUGGESTION I MIGHT MAKE WOULD BE ADD NEW TVs TO ALL ROOMS ASAP.
I WAS IN A ROOM THIS WEEKEND WITH A MUCH OLDER 19" TV AND IMO SIMPLY NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR VIEWING IN 2013. AS IT STANDS NOW SOME GUEST GET NEWER MODELS WHILE OTHERS NOT SO LUCKY PAY THE SAME ROOM RATE FOR SECOND RATE TVs. CERTAINLY NOT FAIR OR ACCEPTABLE.
I stayed in what they call the WEST building when it was the Bay Sails Inn and the upgrades are quite obvious. I prefer the EAST building simply out of habit.
The Cafe, in which I ate twice over this past weekend, is much better than before. The staff could not be nicer and more friendly. Rather than walking or driving to another place for breakfast simply head to the first floor and have a good meal for a fair price.
Location IMO is a big plus. You can't get more mid-town than this area. You can head north or take a ride down to the Boardwalk area but return to a more quiet bayside location.
All in all for the price, the quality of the hotel, and the expierence IMO tough to beat in other OC hotels.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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West Pittsburg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Best deal in ocean city Nothing fancy but very clean Friendly Staff, Pool area very clean. Great little eatery on premises for breakfast and lunch.Short walk to the beach. Well lit parking lot. Right in the heart of ocean city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea Bay Hotel

Property: Sea Bay Hotel
Address: 6007 Coastal Hwy, 61st Street & Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-7361
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea Bay Hotel is conveniently located in midtown Ocean City, MD. We are close to many area attractions, only one mile from the convention center, two miles from the boardwalk, within walking distance to restaurants and nightlife entertainment, and just one block from the beach. Two buildings, the East and West, make up the hotel property complex. We offer spacious rooms all equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and balcony. Bayfront rooms are available! Hotel amenities include two outdoor pools, meeting room, business center, laundry facilities, a small market, and free Wi-Fi. There is plenty of parking (one space per room) and additional public parking is permitted on 60th and 61st Streets adjacent to the hotel. We also have an on-site restaurant, the Sea Bay Café, open daily for breakfast, lunch, & lite fare (in season). ... more   less 
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