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“Very nice, very clean hotel”
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Port-O-Call Hotel
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at the Port-O-Call one Saturday night in January. As we had our daughter with us, we stayed in the King Coastline room. One king bed, and one queen sofabed. The room was larger than a standard room, so we a had a little extra room. You can tell the hotel is old, but it is very well maintained. The bathroom was definitely modernized, and was as nice as any I have ever seen. The main room had a mini-refrigerator, sink and Keurig coffee maker. The room was clean and bright, without a doubt, we would stay here again!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank yazkazoo
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Beachtime in the winter is great here. We try to get here a weekend per winter. Last few years they've been closed during winter for renovations. We prefer the large, oceanfront/southern coastal front corner rooms. Stayed in 404 this time. King bed, comfortable sofa/sleeper, sitting area, two person dinette, nice Keurig coffeemaker/frig/bar sink area. Very clean & comfortable. Bathroom is nicely done with granite all around. Warning - bathroom in winter nights is cold if you keep bath door closed, as there are no heat vents; but wait until morning and the sun heats up the glass block wall over the tub/shower, and it heats up very quickly! The only drawback to us is there's no food on premises in winter, though you could always have delivery or get carryout and be very comfortable sitting in the room. They have Comcast standard cable, wireless internet (that seems to work satisfactorily speedwise). They only open a few floors of rooms in winter, but we go to the beach in the winter to enjoy the lack of crowds and still hear the ocean at night. Final note, though for most people this is non-starter, I love that they have really good Kcup coffee, and real cream in the frig - we love a good cup of coffee, and can't stand that powdered stuff! We'll definitely visit again

Room Tip: South side rooms (including Ocean View) are nice - you can see the ocean and southern coastal line f...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We just wanted to get away somewhere quiet for a night after the busy holidays. It was the first time we stayed there and we loved it and certainly would go back.

My husband has bad knees and they immediately sent someone out with a "dollie" and helped us to our room.

We stayed in the "Delux Ocean View". Need I say more. It was a spacious room both extremely clean and comfortable. Bathroom was beautiful all new granite.

Their cafe the Parrot Cafe we were given a 10 % coupon and had a delicious breakfast there with a beautiful view.

Everyone was friendly and helpful. There were no surprises.

Would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Cheryl S
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had a great stay there for my son's first trip to Ocean City NJ. The hotel was great. Dan at the front desk was super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and nice. The view was amazing from the 9th floor Corner King. It is amazing to see the curve of the NJ coast line. The Kruiegs in the room are a nice touch. One person on our family could only drink Decaf coffee, so we called the front desk and they sent up to decaf coffe k-cups in less than five minutes.

This is not my first stay here. We have been staying at the Port-O-Call for years and love it every time we go. The manager, Scott, does a great job running the hotel. He should be proud of his staff for how well the operate this place.

We will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a Front Conrner King room if you only need a King bed. The views are amazing!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rusty P
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Checked into the Port-O-Call for the weekend (December 1st & 2nd). This hotel was TOP NOTCH. I can not say a bad word about it. Check in was effortless. We booked a Superior Ocean Front room, and it was spectacular. The view was amazing (our room was on the 8th floor). The room was spotless and very clean. For being a beach front hotel...there was not ONE GRAIN of sand found, anywhere in the room. The bathroom is split...sinks, counter and closet space in one area... Shower, tub and toilet is separate, behind a closed door. That worked well for our family. The sink / counter area could be used by another person, when someone was showering. We had a 7 month old with us, and they provided a crib upon our arrival. Had breakfast at the Pink Parrot Grille, right inside the hotel. The hotel provided a 10% discount to the restaurant, since we were staying there. Breakfast was delicious. Wait staff was very pleasant. Cannot wait to stay here again! A+++

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been going to the Port-O-Call for over 15 years. We love the convenience of oceanfront rooms right on the boardwalk. The hotel was recently renovated and the rooms are comfortable beautiful rooms. The hotel has a nice pool plenty of chairs as well as chairs available away from the pool for a litte more privacy. The hotel has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. A poolside grill for a lunch comes in handy. No need to drive to boardwalk and pay high parking fees just walk right out the back and you can be on the boardwalk. You are within a half hour of the casinos too. This has been a family favorite for years. We come back year and year. PS check out the Porthouse a separate house you can rent and enjoy the benefits of hotel and the privacy of your own place.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank seashore98
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Port O' Call Hotel is located right on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, off 15th St.. it offers a variety of rooms, many with ocean views and balconies. Rooms are complete with safes, bar and bar sink, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker with coffee and tea and included wifi. A workout room is also provided, accessible with your room key. Service is outstanding and location is perfect for off-season quiet walks up and down the boardwalk. The hotel also offers a winter get away deal from Monday through Thursday where one pays for two nights and gets the third night free. Complimentary warm cider and cookies are available all day.

Room Tip: The front corner king room on the south side is the largest room providing views of sunrise sundown...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank PAAbee
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Additional Information about Port-O-Call Hotel

Address: 1510 Boardwalk, 15th and Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3153
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: $165 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port-O-Call Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular Beachfront Accommodations for both the Family and Adult Holiday. Ocean City's premier resort offers spectacular beachfront accommodations with breathtaking ocean views. Just steps from our front door are Ocean City's famous boardwalk and beaches. Our staff is committed to providing uncompromising services to all our guests. Located on the scenic boardwalk of Ocean City, New Jersey. The Port-O-Call Hotel is perfect for both business and social gatherings. Our modern meeting rooms accommodate a vast array of groups and provides a professional, comfortable environment for a successful meeting. ... more   less 
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