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“Great Value on the Boardwalk.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sahara Motel

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Sahara Motel
Ranked #54 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Wappinger, New York
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Value on the Boardwalk.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for five nights.
As others have stated if your looking for the Hilton this is not it.
We stayed in a poolside room in the building where the office is.
Best part of this motel is the location. Your on the boardwalk.
It's far enough away from the noisey part of the boardwalk but a short tram ride right to all the action.
We had no complaints about the cleanliness of our room.
We had the beds made,fresh towels, and vacuumed each day.
Bathroom was small but clean.
Pool was clean and it was very quiet at night.
Fridge and microwave in every room was great.
We really didn't spend much time in our room.
The beach is right there to enjoy.
The cafe attached across the street has great breakfast and an early bird special.
If your looking for an affordable motel right on the beach this is a great pick.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Jess R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Joppa, MD
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48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is our second stay at the Sahara and it was great. It's definitely not one of the higher end hotels but definitely one of the best "budget" motels we've stayed in Ocean City. We've actually stayed at quite a few in the very close vicinity which were very close in price. The Price + Location = very enjoyable stay. The price is one of the lowest and you can pretty much walk to everything, the beach, boardwalk, lots of restaurants, etc... We got clean towels and garbage removal daily but didn't ask for anything else. We stayed in the tower building (we stayed in the West bldg last time) and even got a small glimpse of the ocean from the balcony in between buildings. We were in the pool alot which was for the most part clean. No problem finding parking. I also loved that you could open the windows in the bathroom and near the sink, which alot of motels you can't do. The beds were pretty comfortable, not hard like some hotels we've been to. I gave it a four because of cleanliness, the bathroom could have been a little cleaner when we got there and the pool could have been cleaner. Also the people upstairs sounded like a heard of elephants walking back and forth and slamming doors. Between the ending of senior week and the dew tour there were lots of rowdy teens. But we didn't stay in the room much and the kids didn't care about the pool so all had a great time. We come to OC at least once, if not twice every year and are always on a budget. We will definitely stay here again.

  • 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
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank poca1313
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were able to book last minute in high season for only $99/night. We had a sparkling poolside room only a few steps to the beach, complete with microwave , fridge and two double beds. The entire staff was friendly, the pool area was immaculate and we had a great time. Thanks to everyone, especially Bonnie who booked us in.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Michelleontheroad
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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Room was ok regarding cleanliness. Awful during our stay which I believe was because of the A/C filter needing to be changed or cleaned. Informed the front desk and they had the cleaning woman come to the room and she proceeded to argue about doing a good job cleaning the room. Told her the room was fine but the filter needed to be changed. By that time we were leaving anyway. Room was about as close as you could get to the beach without actually sleeping on the beach. I would definitely stay again because once I parked I could walk back an d forth to the beach or the my favorite restaurant-Phillip's Seafood Restaurant.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rafiki K
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Blandon
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

New bathrooms and carpet since last time. Beachfront. Pool very clean. The Cafe has amazing breakfast!! Walking distance to Phillips. Only ding is .25 for ice. Boardwalk action not real close, but nice to get to a little quieter area after a busy night on the boardwalk.1

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank ScottKris96
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Parkville, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Just spent 3 nights as part of a convention, and is my third stay. The desk people are so nice and remember you year to year like the old days. The rooms are basic but clean and neat. One block to beach, bus, Pizza, liquor store, What else do you need?

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Rick21234
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York, PA
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

This motel is great. The rates are good considering the location to the beach. 3 buildings to choose from, 2 pools; best coffee shop for breakfast and lunch. I have stayed here many times. Rooms are a little dated but very clean, some rooms have miroc/refer (some have both).Easy access to beach and boardwalk. Easy online booking as well.

Room Tip: Beach front or my best value choice is West Building, 1st floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank tjmYork_PA
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Property: Sahara Motel
Address: Oceanfront at 19th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
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Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your next Ocean City, Maryland vacation at the Sahara Motel, a complex offering four buildings with rates and locations to suit your needs. Choose from direct Oceanfront/Oceanview, Poolside, West or Tower buildings. All are reasonably priced and just steps away from the Ocean City Boardwalk, amusements, restaurants and shopping. Our oceanfront hotel provides one of the best beachfront views in Ocean City, Maryland. Also the home of famous Jay's Sahara Cafe. Relax on Ocean City's white sandy beach and let the ocean wash over your feet. Stroll the Boardwalk or take a refreshing swim in either of our two sparkling pools. Sample one of Ocean City's nearby golf courses, or just relax on your private oceanfront balcony. We are convenient to all of the most exciting attractions in Ocean City, Maryland. Discover and enjoy Ocean City, Maryland at the Sahara Motel. We are your family's place at the beach. ... more   less 
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