This was a nice little motel right on the boardwalk...it's where the boardwalk narrows, so it's quieter. We thought the location couldn't be beat....steps from the beach, a one minute walk to the beginning of the boardwalk restaurants and shops, and if we wanted just the peace of the surf, we could just walk the other way.
We were there two nights, including a Sat., and were a little concerned ahead of time about what noise might be like, but we had no problems whatsoever. The bathroom could have been a little cleaner upon arrival, but it wasn't awful or anything, and I'm sure if we'd said something, it would have been taken care of quickly, as the young man at the desk (I forgot to ask his name, maybe this was "John" mentioned by others?) was very polite and helpful the couple times we needed to ask him for something.
We'd decided to pay the extra for the ocean front room and were glad we did as while we were there, there were some amazing thunderstorms that were quite something to watch. However, we did think that the place was a little pricey for a basic motel - while the window was nice, there was no balcony from the room. And actually the windows, except for the little one in the bathroom, don't open - a good thing to know for anyone who finds that important.
Tho' the shared deck on the floor below was nice, they do allow smokers there, so if anyone's very sensitive to smoke as I am, that can limit your ability to use it. They have two decks, a suggestion might be to have one with smokers allowed and one not. And what someone else said about the breakfast in the office was true....we wouldn't use that as our breakfast.
One suggestion I'd make, maybe as an extra for the price of the oceanfront rooms, throw in some larger, fluffier towels! But having a microwave and refrigerator and larger tv were great, and all in all, the location was the most important thing to us. And we were allowed to use our beach tags and parking space for a few hours after check-out, which was great. So for a basic boardwalk motel right on the beach, I'd definitely recommend this place.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Front Hotel Ocean City
- Ocean City Front Hotel
- Ocean City Front Motel
- Ocean Front Motel Ocean City