Holiday Inn Ocean City
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Holiday Inn Oceanfront was enjoyable
We just got back from a 5 day visit to Ocean City. (July 6th-July 10th)I was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews on this site regarding this hotel. However, we really enjoyed the hotel!
Husband, two granddaughters (6 and 15) and myself had a suite, 2 double beds and a pull out couch with a small kitchenette on the 4th floor facing the pool and ocean with a balcony. The view was lovely. Our suite was clean. Fresh sheets and towels everyday. Room was cleaned in a timely fashion (by 11:00).
The front desk was great and friendly. All questions answered professional and if the person didn't have a answer they found someone who did. Fresh fruit at the front desk every day. Complimentary coffee,tea and newspaper.
They have an outdoor pool and indoor pool, baby pool, sauna,hot tub,tennis courts,tanning bed,exercise room,shuffleboard,poolside bar and grill. Beach is just steps away. Plenty of towels everywhere.
Children eat free here. The food was good.The restaurant is "Reflections". We enjoyed our buffet breakfast every morning. They have a chef preparing eggs, waffles, omelets etc. (this is new since last month) They also have bacon, sausage, fruit, potatoes, oatmeal, cold ceral and pastries.
Service was good. The poolside grill was also very good. Fast service at the bar and grill.
The day we arrived the hotel was booked full. 5 minutes to check in. Bell boy was right there. Within 20 minutes of arriving we were on the beach.
The location was perfect away from the traffic near the boardwalk.
We had 2 dinners at the hotel. All very good. We ate at J&R Ribs one night and my HB and older grand daughter really enjoyed the ribs.
My favorite restaurant was "Ristorante Antipasti" on 33nd Street. The food was excellent. The service good. It was packed Saturday night but Thanks to the front desk at our hotel they recommended the restaurant and to make reservations. This rest is a little pricey but very well worth the price.
They have pasta dishes starting at 10.50. Most entrees from 18.00- 25.00.
You felt satisfied after dinner.
Tip: If you drive down town to the rides and boardwalk PARK on the bay side on the street. Plenty of parking and it's free. You walk 2 or 3 blocks but it's easy walking.
My only negative is the rooms need some updating. They get beat up from all the beach sand and pool water. But housekeeping try to keep up.
We had a great time and yes I would come back to this hotel.
Even though some of the staff was young they were very helpful when ever you needed assistance.
Ugh!!! Don't Stay Here Ever: Just Implode The Place!!!
This Holiday Inn needs major renovation. The exterior has been recently painted. As you enter the lobby, it's as if you have entered a bowling alley. The smell is the same. The indoor pool is awful. It appears there is mold on the floor. It's in the back in a furnace like room, just disgusting. The elevators are slow and creaky. The lights on the buttons don't work well. I had to keep hitting the down button before it lit up. We went on short notice so we took a chance. What a mistake. What is really irritating is that the rate is the same as the new Holiday Inn on 17th Street. The AAA website rates it three diamonds which is the same as the new one on 17th Street. They need to downgrade it to 1.5 at most. This one does take AAA where the new one doesn't so it's 10% less. Should be 50% less. The outdoor pool is tolerable at best, but small. The room was clean, so if you want just a $250 room and everything else horrible, it's ok. Well, the bathroom was not actually very clean. It had mold around the tile and floor caulking. There was rust on the drop ceiling supports. There was a sprinkler in the bathroom that was crud covered. Also, the toilet ran and the shower water would go from ice cold to scalding hot. Sounds like 30 year old plumbing to me. You had to keep adjusting the water temperature plus the water pressure was low. You can use the facilities (pool, etc) at the new one on 17th St. You just have to ask the person at the front desk for a card to show the people at the 17th location. So that's what we did. This place needs to be torn down and a new one built in it's place or major renovations and they should lower the rates and the rating. Also, when we checked out we couldn't find a luggage carrier. The bellboy wouldn't give us one, said there weren't any available. He had one, but wouldn't let us borrow it. We carried our own bags. There's mostly college kids working here, no real adults. Don't stay here, just don't. I would have added photos but they are over 2MB.
Decent Lodging and Good Location
Stayed here for 2 nights during SunFest. Check in could have been smoother (clerk initially was confused about my rate, but was polite). Room was clean and had southern view. Location helpful for avoiding some traffic -- take the Rt 90 exit to northern Ocean City and it's only a couple of blocks away. Room had a kitchenette and a small, but recently renovated bath. I didn't eat at the hotel -- there was an excellent restaurant right across the street (Galaxy?)
A great 4 days at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront
We just returned from a wonderful time at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Ocean City Md from Sept 20 - 24, 2004. We spent early mornings and evenings enjoying the great view of the poolside area and the beach from our balcony. We enjoyed many hours on the beach just a short walk from the hotel. The poolside grill was great for a late afternoon lunch. The room was clean and pleasant, and the furnishings appeared to be recently updated. Parking was very convenient.
Hey! Its a beach hotel
I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street in Ocean City many times the last time the third week in July. While the elevators and the interior hallways are a bit rough it shows the effects of many guests staying at the resort while bringing in sand and beach toys. I agree that the hallways and elevators could be upkept a little better but the rooms are excellent. The kitchenette rooms had new cabinets and applicances the bathroom was immaculate and the furniture brand new. The only thing lacking in the rooms was a safe for valuables. Other than that we love staying at the resort because it is right on the beach, has a lovely pool, great snack bar, and is away from the maddening nosie and crowds of the boardwalk. The on-site restaurant seemd pricy so we always eat on Coastal highway which offers any type of restaurant that you could imagine. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
I would have rather slept on the beach
This Hotel is absolutely vile !!
It is in such dire need of renovation it lets down the whole Holiday Inn chain ( of which I am a frequent user )
At least the shocking pink exterior looked as if it had been painted recently. However, once you get inside it is a different story.
This is the dirtiest,dingiest,drab and uninviting Hotel I have ever stayed in.
It looks as if it hasnt been cleaned in 30 years, let alone decorated
Once we got inside our room and were greeted with a blocked toilet (that the staff couldn't fix ) We had seen enough and checked out early.
Holiday inn at 17th street
A bit pricey for this time of year, $147 average for 3 nights in March. We would reccomend it for no than 2 couples as there is plenty of privacy. The service throughout was exceptional and all the help was very attentive. The lounge was exceptional with great service and good entertainment. We are thinking about making this an annual event.
I have to agree that this hotel is in desperate need of renovation.
While the Holiday Inn in on the boardwalk looks very nice this hotel is awful. It's old, run down, and it smells. We checked out early rather than live through any additional nights there.
Loved the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Suites
Our stay at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Suites was nothing short of fabulous. Beautiful rooms, great view, terrific lazy river pool and hot tub. The rooms were very clean and beautifully decorated. They even washed our coffee cups! This place is a dream....fully equipped kitchen and pool towels provided daily. Fresh fruit was available every morning in the lobby. We're making reservations for next year. The staff was very friendly and courteous. You may pay a little more, but it's DEFINITELY worth it.
In desperate need of a renovation.
Although the staff is very friendly here, we were not happy with our accommodations. For nearly $300 a night, we had a lovely view, but it was obvious that these rooms hadn't been renovated in 30 years. There was a giant mold stain on the ceiling. The harvest gold fixtures and hideous shower curtains were a bit depressing, so we checked out early.
The restaurant (Reflections) was absolutely horrible for breakfast. We had oatmeal that was so dry, it was inedible. The oatmeal and fruit for two was $24 and there are no windows at all - very ugly brick. Yuck.
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... the standard eastern US beach side model of boardwalk with the ocean front on one side and some fancy hotels and a few restaurants on the other. The Atlantic Ocean seems to suffer in comparison to the Pacific as whilst the beach looked serviceable it was unimpressive and the food options for both dinner and breakfast were limited.