Paradise Plaza Inn
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Today we try and use up all the leftover food and so an eclectic menu of sorts. No beach but will go poolside. Sam is much better at his "swimming" and moves about the pool with much less anxiety. William seems to like the water too. We continue to try and eat our way out of leftovers so we won't have too much to throw out ...
And so we are back at the beach which looks the same. Mild mishap with Sam getting some sand in his eyes but lucky for him his dad is an eye guy. Lunch back at home with Dan grilling up some hotdogs, sausage, shrimp and corn. Ben was off to practice with Dan and family off to visit their friends. We had dinner at Espuma which was very good and as bonus was close ...
Rain on and off so after breakfast, we did indoor stuff like reading and Sam playing with uncle Ben. We ventured out for lunch and managed to avoid the rain at the Dogfish Head restaurant. While the kids napped (Dan too) we read and watched some videos. After they woke up, Lenore and I went for a walk while Dan, Ben and Sam went in the pool as the sun finally came ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Paradise Plaza Inn Ocean City
Surprised by the bad reviews
I was very surprised to see some of the bad reviews that the hotel received. I have stayed three of my last four summers at the paradise. This being the first year I stayed elsewhere. What a mistake. I will definitely return to the paradise. Four girls take a yearly trip for a long weekend. We get a suite, ocean front. The room is always neat, clean and well kept. The staff has always been friendly and courteous. We have always been able to check in early. We were not fortunate enough to book in time this year so we stayed at a hotel on 4th and the boardwalk . We won't make that mistake again. We will book our room VERY early this year and we will continue to stay at the Paradise.
This was a last minute planned trip. After calling and trying to get a room we decided to try this hotel. No mistake made. Our room was ready by 4:00, the service was excellent. This was our girls first experience with OC and what an impact. The view from the room was great. The rooms were always neat and clean when we returned from our daily excursions.
The 3 nights we spent was very nice. Our rom has a oceanfront balcony overlooking the boardwalk. The room was very clean thanks to our attendant Kevin...he was very helpful. The halls were still dirty after they has run the vacuum. I would suggest they put a light under the cabinet by the microwave instead of having to use the ceiling light in the hall. Overall we had a great time and will be returning to the Paradize Inn next year.
I'm writing this review, because I think this hotel is getting a pretty bad rap here. My husband and I stayed at the Paradise Plaza with our two kids, 1 and 5 years old, in July 2002. We requested a room with a jacuzzi, and we received the honey moon suite. The room was spotless and looked renovated. We had a big terrace with plenty of lounge chairs to have a party. Our bedroom jacuzzi was clean. There were plenty of little extras: bubbles, shampoo, conditioner, etc., snow white bathrobes, a separate living area with second TV, including videogames, and pull out sofa for the kids. The furniture seemed new. Separate bathroom with bathtub, dubble sinks and toilet, a small kitchenette with mv and fridge. Location was great too. Parking was sometimes a problem, but did not have to wait for more than 5 minutes to get a spot. Location is great, so you don't really need your car once you have a parking spot. From what I remember about the staff, they were friendly and courteous. Was just surprised that no one accompanied us to the room when we arrived. The restaurant was great, but I don't think they had a kids menu. Since our kids are used to dining out and eating a variety of foods, that was no problem either. If you are looking to spend your time at the outside pool, you may want to book another hotel. The pool is near the garbage disposal area, and it is very small and fenced in, in a part of the parking lot. However, the hotel is on the boardwalk, so in a couple of steps you can be in the ocean. Yes, I would definitely stay there again.
Don't Waste Your Money
They have a late check in of 4pm. However, when we checked in at 4pm along with everyone else, not one room was ready. The room was ok but not at all worth the cost. The staff was some of the worst I have come across. On our 2nd day we left the room at 7am and put the maid service requested on the door. When we returned at 5pm there had been no housekeeping. After a day at the beach a shower is a necessity, tracking down towels should not be. Also, there is not enough parking for all guests and you are sometimes forced to park across the street.
Well, I've been goin to OC with my family for about 6 years now and visiting the paradise was a big mistake...we went when it like first came out...we had fire alarms during the middle of the night (not just one time)...there was mildew on the stairs..it was just not well kept..if u wanna stay at a nice hotel go to the comfort inn!..lol..yeah...
Paradise Plaze - Hotel of choice in OC
I and my family have stayed at Paradize Plaza Inn at least 6 times. We have held 2 family reunions there and I have hosted 2 small conferences there. We also stayed there for Springfest 2 years straight. We have always been well pleased with the rooms and the service. The staff were always polite and helpful. Also, there is a wonderful inhouse restaurant, Jambalaya's Seafood House. The food is the best I have had in Ocean City. The crabcakes are exceptional. Paradise Plaza and Jambalaya's Seafood House is the hotel and restaurant of my choice in Ocean City, MD!
No quaims here
I just had to write a review so that not every one was dissmayed by the reviews that i read before staying at this hotel . for the price i was quite pleasently suprised. i stayed during the begining of the season for a wedding and found my room clean w/ a kitchenet ocean front for just over $100. no complants here. ocean city md. is a family beach resort town. a town where anyone can visit. if your looking for class and posh accomidations your just in the wrong town. for the general atmmosphere of this town i thought it was a nice hotel for the price.
if your looking for top drawer accomidations face it your going to have to come off the bucks a little more.
Me and my fiance stayed here in september of 2001. We got the penthouse suite with the jucuzzi in it, trying to be romantic. Well I didn't want to get a gross room so I checked out the website first. Well the pictures must of been taken years ago when the hotel was actually nice. They made all of the pictures dark i guess so you couldn't see how gross it really was. So I called and booked reservations which they were so eager to take because the hotel was gross and dirty and nobody wants to stay there. Well after a long drive on the way there I figured oh this will be nice we can relax and enjoy our nice room, NOT. Well we got there and checked in at the desk where the employees barely speaked english and apparently they all like each other alot because they were all flirting with each other while we were trying to check in. They were all very young, not wearing any type of uniform, they were very unprofessional. I might also add there was no parking and I might add they told us there's one spot for each room well apparently they weren't enforcing that. So still with hope our room could be nice we went up. So after our ride on the rikety elevator which I should add I was scared to ride on we got to the room which we had payed 150 a night and it was already after labor day. The first thing I said was, "This room is not worth 150 a night". For starters our balcony glass door was covered with mildew, yuck. Then we decided to rest after our long drive and we got in the bed and there was sand in it which told me they hadn't changed the sheets, so we just slept on top of the bed with our blankets. Then we were going to try out the jucuzzi which I cleaned myself first cause they probably didn't clean that either. I t took it forever to fill up it was even worst then just the low water pressure in ocean city. I didn't want to turn on the jets because our floors and walls were so thin and I didn't want to disturb the other tenants. I think the nicest thing in the room was probably the little kitchen
Don't stay here!!
Staff and management are very rude and unprofessional. Rooms are just ok. Pool is very small.