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Historical Traveler Reviews Plim Plaza Hotel Ocean City
Crowded party atmosphere not for families
Went to the Plim Plaza the last weekend of July and were very dissapointed. Turns out it was not a good family place to stay. The pool was so crowded it could not be enjoyed. There were LOTS of males frolicking about, plus footballs being thrown back n forth in the pool and nothing being done about it. The football eventually hit a waitress in the head and she dropped a full tray of drinks and left crying. The pool water was so warm and cloudy you could hardly see your feet...eewww. People were rinsing off the boogie boards in the hotubs, too.
Should have listened!
My family does not usually listen to reviews because you never know what your experience will be like and everyone has their opinions but we SHOULD HAVE LISTENED! When we walked in the door their was a very musky smell, so strong that the windows needed to be opened. THe walls were dingy and I was afraid to take my shoes off! After a few minutes The ceiling in the bathroom started to leak! It was all over the floor! Yes the location is great but it just wasnt worth it. Within 10 minutes we packed our suit cases back up and left..... The one plus is that the staff is very helpful. I would not go back though.
Love the plaza
We have been staying at the Plim Plaza every year since 2000. We take our family down in the summer, and then we adults go for the spring and fall car shows as well as bike week. The service is always great and everyone is very polite. I tell all of our family and friends to book the Plim for vacations, it is great and located perfectly for all.
What prompted this posting was a brochure I just received from the Plim Plaza inviting us to return - I laughed so hard when I reviewed it, it really is a marketing wonder. It is so deceiving it's not funny.
Good for money, bad on space
We went to ocean city for a long weekend with friends. Plim Plaza was in a great location right on boardwalk, Pool and pool bar very nice, live music.The room was a different story it was definately too small.We stayed in a room with one double bed. My husband is 6'5 and he could not sit on the commode without his knees on the tub, other than that it was pretty clean and decent for the money. Nice for a weekend away without cildren, not sure I would take a family. Our friends had a larger room with one full and one twin size bed it seemed to be a little bigger but still small.
We stayed here at "The Plim" on our first ever trip to Ocean City. As stated in the other views, the location could not be any better!! Consider this, within a two minute walk you have, food, the beach, shopping, games, entertainment, public transportation, private pool & jacuzzis, the boardwalk and great front porch loaded with chairs to enjoy the view. I found all the staff to be friendly and helpful whenever I intereacted with them.
Whenyou cross the Rt. 50 bridge into Ocean City, MD., you begin to see the beacon flashing on the cupola of the Plim Plaza Hotel... a sure sign that you are "finally there". As soon as you enter the lobby, you almost feel as though you are at your "home away from home". Your vacation begins and only gets better. When you enter your room, you notice the very clean aroma. Our rooms are always spotless, with fresh linens and towels. Our room air conditioning and heating always work fine. The staff of the Plim Plaza always tends to the needs of their guests. They treat the guests as though they are guests in their own homes. Yes, The Plim Plaza definetly does offer superior lodging by the ocean. Visit the Plim once and you'll see for yourself. Will I stay at the Plim Plaza again? I'm counting the days until our next vacation...love The Plim Plaza!
I have to say that the Plim Plaza is in a great location with a beautiful view from the front porch which is on the boardwalk and the pool area is also quite nice. HOWEVER, it's all down hill as soon as you walk in the door. My husband and I went there for a car show and it was the longest 3 days of our lives. When I went into the back entrance and saw the dingy, dirty walls in the hallway, all I could do was hope for the best - but needless to say, we got the worst. The bedroom was just terrible. To begin with, it didn't have a regular closet, only an 18" rod but you couldn't hang anything on it because they stuck the refrig there. So no closet space. The bathroom was only about a 4x4 with a 2" shelf on the wall to put toiletries. The floor was rotting near the tub so they put caulking all over the floor up to the tub. But they didn't stop there - they put it all around the tub and all over the faucets. They really left a mess. The AC/heater worked when it wanted to and that was a problem because I usually wanted the AC on but that meant that my husband would freeze because they don't give you any blankets for the bed. You couldn't walk on the carpeting because it was very damp. But my problems weren't as bad as my neighbors because they had water coming in their windows and they weren't even open. We were supposed to have 2 restaurants and a pool bar to eat at and fruit and coffee in the morning. Well, everything was closed up and all that was left by the coffee machine was a small bowl with some stale cheetos in it. So we were forced to go out to eat all the time. It wouldn't have been so bad except for the fact that we had torrential downpours for 2 of the days that we were there. So every time we went out, we got soaked. I asked the clerk if there was a dryer in the place that I could use and of course she said NO. So I put all of our clothes, shoes and sneakers and placed them in trash bags and packed them into our suitcases. Will I EVER go to the PLIM PLAZA again?? I think you know the answer.
I stayed at the plim plaza 15-17 July and the family had one of the top 5 vacations of all time. Now lets get to the details. Plim plaza is probably a 1-2 star hotel as far as accommodations and that is mostly because of age it was built in 1930's...However, as real-estate folks will tell you....location, location, location your right in the middle of the boardwalk action!!!!! when we arrived the bed sheets and bathrooms were clean window AC worked great. To give you an idea of room size...I stayed in a room with two doubles there was a 30 inch isle between the beds but about 2 inches between the beds an the walls. One con was housekeeping...each day they would come in in the AM to collect the towels we would go to the beach and come back at 3PM and the room was not made up...They were focused on changing over the rooms for new check-ins...so we asked for new towels and trash pick up and that was it...I probably couldn't have done a week like that but maybe if you slip a $10 or $20 to the maid they'd be in there every AM....J The Pool party and pool service was outstanding...first time I played chicken with my kids and didn't get yelled at by a life guard because there wasn't one. They used wristbands to keep non hotel guests out of the pool so it wasn't crowded. If you want action this is the place to be!!! If you want a swank room or apartment then you need to go up to 100th street. We had pool side rooms and yes the music does come in the room but we were tired from all the days action and had no problem going to sleep.... If your not into pool parties and being in the crowd this hotel might not be for you...I'm going back for another top 5 vacation