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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.
HAD A GREAT FIRST TIME STAY
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.
Being on the boardwalk was a great asset. Tram stops right in front, bus stops just a short block behind the hotel. Pool is small but not much time actually spent there. Parking area is small but once we parked we really had no need to move our car. This is an excellent spot to do everything from walking distance to the ocean, shopping and amuzement park entertainment. Highly recommend eating at Paul Revere's which is just a short distance from the Hotel. No mistake our stay was excellent and the girls are already talking about next year and our stay at the same hotel.One recommendation would be to place a larger trash can in the kitchen area. Our room was a standard room which had a frig, and microwave so we ate breakfast and lunch in but cans did not hold much.
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.
Great HoneyMoon Suite
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.
Big waste of money and eeeewww!
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
. Pretty sad hugh. So then we thought we'd check out the indoor pool since that could be the only nice anmenity left. Needless to say we weren't pleased with that eaither. There was a lining in the in ground pool which was very badly seperating from the wall of the pool. The pool looked very dingy so I didn't get in and the surrounding area by the pool was yucky. It had really ugly bright stuff painted on the wall. It was too late to find another place so we just stayed. Needless we spent most of the vacation on the beach and the balcony. When we made reservations the hotel was called the travelodge so I figuered it must be decent. But when we got there it was called the paradise plaza inn and it had joint managment with the travelodge. If I was the travelodge I'd get my name off the lease because it definatly will be ruined. Trust me don't stay here and if you do I hope they made some changes by the time you get there.
Don't stay here!!
Staff and management are very rude and unprofessional. Rooms are just ok. Pool is very small.