Chose this hotel because the first hotel we checked into did not have availability for all the nights we wanted. We needed one additional night, which was a Friday night, and many hotels would not book a stay less than two days on the weekend. Paradise Plaza allowed us to book one night for a Friday night. Our first hotel, the Grand Hotel, was beautiful, so we were a little disappointed when we checked into Paradise plaza. the hotel advertised that all rooms have balconies, but when we arrived our room seemed a bit unusual. We were in room 314, and when we got off the elevator at first it seemed as though we were the only people staying on that floor. The third floor was also the place with conference rooms the hotel laundry department where the linens are cleaned, and other miscellaneous housekeeping areas. there were no hotel employees around on the third floor however there were bags of dirty linen and trash in the hallways when we arrived. When we entered the room, we found it strange that there was no vanity in the bathroom and only a pedestal sink. There was no countertop to put shampoo hairbrushes or any toiletries on. we needed to shower because we had just checked out of our previous hotel and had been at the pool, but could not find the hairdryer. I called the front desk to ask if they provide a hair dryer and they seem surprised there wasn't one in the bathroom. I told him there would be no where to put the hairdryer because there was no countertop. They said they would send one out but that took almost 90 minutes for someone to arrive. When the front desk person arrived, he informed us that they hairdryer was in another location in the room because we were staying in the handicap access room. This is why we had no balcony. Apparently they don't feel that people with handicaps would require a balcony. Not sure why . The dresser was very low to the ground being a handicap access room and came up just above my knees. The condition of the room was fair. The refrigerator in the kitchen was not turned on when we arrived , and was warm. It did work once we turned it on but took a while to cool off. We were disappointed that we didn't have a balcony, but the room served its purpose since we were only staying there for one night. I don't feel the $280 we paid was worth it however. I feel that the hotel staff rented the room for one night because it was a handicapped room. I thought they should have notified us of that ahead of time so we could decide if we wanted that option. I would not stay here again. Oh, and the tiny pool that they advertise is in the hotel parking lot, so you can smell all of the car fumes while you were swimming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most ideal and premium located hotels in Ocean City. Sitting on the Boardwalk with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Souvenirs, shops, burgers, ice cream and candy, all located on property! Grab the boardwalk tram or the city bus located on both sides of the hotel. An outdoor swimming pool, an in house restaurant and a customer friendly staff. Park your car and experience the entire beach resort by foot. It can't get any more convenient. From your private balcony, enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean from the water, seagulls, suntan lotions and the food! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Plaza Hotel Ocean City
- Paradise Plaza Inn Ocean City Maryland
- Paradise Plaza Ocean City Md