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“Our Vacation at Harris House”
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Harris House Motel
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Our Vacation at Harris House”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our family was excited to be on our first vacation in a long time. This place was a perfect spot for our family of four. The rooms were very clean and orderly. The staff friendly. The pool was awesome! We were able to walk anywhere we wanted to go and not move our car. It is right off the beach, and within walking distance to many great places to eat or pick up something to enjoy in the room. We are definitely going to try to get back to Harris House Motel sometime in the near future.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Mel P
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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Harris House for your vacation! We loved hearing that after not having a vacation in a long time, you choose us and had a great experience. It sounds like you took full advantage of the prime location, and with a family of four you were able to enjoy all the activities and fun just a few steps away. Hopefully the getaway recharged your batteries! Hope to see you again next time, and again thanks for the review... -- The Harris House Staff
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Harris House Motel is a good hotel in Ocean City, NJ. I would say it is pretty comparable to other nice, clean Ocean City Motels. It sits steps away from the boardwalk on 12th, which for families, is right near the bathrooms on the boardwalk and also right near Jilly's Arcade and the Surf Mall and a short walk to the Amusement Area (...Cove, can't recall it's name but we had a good time there). The pool was clean and goes from 3-9 feet with a clear marker on the bottom of the pool so that kids stay in the 3 foot end. This is also very nice for families. There are restrooms on the first floor with showers which were clean! (Surprised bc they are easily accessible by pool goers). There were plenty of seats around the pool but bring your own beach towel. The rooms are a good size, bathroom was a little small but it was fine and it was Clean! The room comes with an older microwave and a small but not too small refrigerator. There was also a hair dryer in the room, soaps and a shampoo/conditioner. There was a nice flatscreen which not all shore hotels are equipped with. Plenty of lights in the room and a darkening shade. I checked the beds and mattresses. They were clean. The bedding is older but it smelled like it was washed. The towels were bright white and smelled clean. There is also a little table and two chairs. The balcony goes all the way around the top floor with some chairs outside the room. The air and the heat worked. The front desk staff was very nice and friendly. In June, they will allow you to keep your car on the lot after checkout as long as it is not a packed house weekend. This spot is also near some close free parking on the street if you have more than one car. We did have an issue but had someone respond to it quickly and it was about another room's occupants not the hotel. The front desk also followed up with the issue. My suggestion if you want quiet is to request a pool side room. The street gets a little noisy (but that's not really the Hotel's fault). Thank you Harris House!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
What a great review, thanks! In particular, thanks for mentioning the cleanliness of the property, from the rooms themselves, through the guest bathrooms and showers near the pool area. As we repeatedly say, cleanliness is our focus. As a front desk worker myself, I also appreciate you mentioning our friendliness, too! We absolutely will work with you to accommodate whatever your needs are. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again soon, and again, thanks for the review! -- The Harris House Staff
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Loveland, Ohio
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

My family and I stayed here last July. You could walk out the back door of the motel and walk right onto the Boardwalk. It was so convenient. Rooms were kept clean and were of average size for a double bed. But the location was so great and the folks at the front desk were very friendly that we would definitely consider staying there again....

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My Husband and I stayed at the Harris House in August and September and both times we were very pleased with our stay. The office personnel were always friendly and accomodating. The entire property is kept very clean. The pool is well maintained. Just steps off of the boardwalk made it very convenient to beach. We would definately stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Just returned from "Indian Summer" weekend in Ocean City, NJ. Harris House is very clean, and located a half of a block from the beach and boardwalk. Free coffee in the morning is a nice added touch. Margot at the front desk is so friendly and professional!! Unfortunately they close tomorrow for the season, but, we will be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I stayed at Harris House with my elderly parents in August 2012. I was looking for a hotel that would easily accomodate my Mom who uses a wheelchair. The convenience can't be beat, just steps from the boardwalk ramp and halfway from either end. The hotel was clean, the staff so friendly and very helpful and it's clear the management stays on top of things. My Mom has special needs and the staff was able to help us make sure she had a wonderful stay. Excellent value for the price! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Just returned from a 2 night stay at Harris House. There are very few decent OC hotel choices .
I was hesitant to stay there as I had been there several years ago and was not impressed at all.

However, I decided to try it again after reading recent reviews and I'm glad I did.
The room was clean and updated. The staff was very friendly. We got a room on the
street side 2nd floor where you could see the boardwalk from the balcony.

I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Harris House Motel
Address: 1201 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3251
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Harris House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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