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Ocean Front Motel
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Come back every year and recommend to others”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was our 5th stay at the Ocean Front Motel. There have been a few upgrades, most welcome is the wi-fi. It rocks. You can't beat the location, with a boardwalk and beach entrance right from the property. The rooms are not fancy, but they are clean. I am easily skeeved out in hotels, and I have never been remotely uncomfortable here. The staff has always been responsive to any issues or requests. I have unreservedly recommended this motel to anyone who expresses interest in OCNJ.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My family and I were very happy with our experience at the Ocean Front Motel.The location is perfect - right on the boardwalk. The staff was very accomodating, esp. John. We were there on a sold out weekend and they made evey effort to make sure we what we needed for 3 kids and 5 adults. They think of everything you might need and everyone was very pleasant, from the front desk to the cleaning staff. The price was very competitive. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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jersey
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is a prime location for beach lovers. It is also a great location on the boardwalk! Get up early and watch the bikers and joggers run by or lace up your shoes and join them.

Our room was clean and did its job for the night. It did smell a little musty but what do you expect for a motel on the beach!?

We parked our car and never had to move it! Was able to walk back and forth from the beach to use the bathroom and even kept our car there the day we checked out and enjoyed the beach!

If you are looking for the ritz....then you should be booking at the ritz! If you are looking for a place to lay your head and a shower to clean yourself then this is your place!!

Will be back!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank tanchica4u
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Chester, New Jersey
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

If you want your hotel to be part of your vacation experience - like dining and a pool or other amenities - this is not for you. This hotel is exactly perfect if ocean city itself is your desired experience. If you read properly you will know exactly what to expect about this property. It is perfect if you desire nearness to the beach and boardwalk, parking on site, neat clean rooms with tv fridge and microwave, you are not afraid of some stairs and you are not a high maintenance guest. It was perfect for me - single dad with 2 small kids who dont care to stay inside at the beach. Most of the bad reviews here seem to indicate a mismatch of expectations. If you want a somewhat spartan room- clean and convenient at a good price, this is a solid choice. This is the 2nd year in a row i stayed here and will likely book a 3rd. Staff is always pleasant helpful and courteous.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 Thank poorwhiteboy
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Chicago
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93 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We use trip advisor reviews to choose our hotels and we travel often. So we expected this to be bare bones with a great location. Our room was possibly the worst room we have ever had in the states. The door did not shut properly. The walls are cinder block. The tv was antique. The shower was tight. The carpet was dirty. The desk clerk was rude- this was August 2012. On the upside- you cannot get closer to the ocean and there is on site parking.

  • Stayed September 2012
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7 Thank Jackiegh
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Factoryville
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was very happy with our stay. The location was perfect. Nothing fancy, but it was clean and had everything we needed. I loved the outdoor seating area which had a great ocean view. My only complaint is that the air conditioner was so loud it woke everyone up each time it kicked on and off throughout the night. We actually were joking that it sounded like a jet engine. We stayed two nights, and were able to joke about it, however if I were staying longer the interruption in my sleep would have been a problem. I would love to stay here again, but not sure I would be able to for an extended stay - only because of the noise when trying to sleep.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We rented a room for the night very last minute and were in Ocean City for the beach, not the boardwalk so we chose this motel for its proximity to the beach and reasonable cost. The furniture was rather old-fashioned and well used but also very clean and freshly painted with plastic covers on the mattresses which, for me, was a plus since so many hotels can have problems with bugs. The staff was accomodating and I'd definitely stay there again for a short (1-3 day) stay but probably not for a week, though it's just a matter of preference as I like having an efficiency for longer stays. Also, there is no pool but it is beachfront. There is a family restaurant right next door.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Ocean Front Motel
Address: 1417 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3172
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#10 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Front Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family Motel directly on the Beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Ocean City Front Hotel
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