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... stopped at the Assateague Lighthouse. This light is an active navigational aid and is in the National Register of Historic Places. It is operated and maintained by the Fish and Wildlife Service since 2004. The original light was built in 1833. In 1860 construction of a new lighthouse began, but was delayed because of the Civil War, and completed in 1867. It was converted to electric lighting ...
Since I arrived before 9 a.m. I had a good amount of time to......try and stay awake! I rented a car (reserved online) and went for a drive, did a little window shopping,....noticed nobody was selling TracFone (hum?......).
The next morning it was back to the airport for a United flight.....11 Sept.....a great day to fly and show the world's terrorist that Americans don't scare ...
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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sahara Motel Ocean City
Great deal for the price
The accomodations were better than I expected for the rate we paid. The staff was very friendly and when we had a slight problem with the T.V. in the room, they replaced the T.V. for us with no hassle. The cafe was also pretty good and a few dollars cheaper than other breakfast places around town. I would stay here again and I am a rather picky person.
Great Price & Location
We decide to go to OC for a quick trip to the beach from Aug 7-9th. Sahara motel is a great price and location. Right on 19th street, its a nice walk down the boardwalk to the amusement side. The room
was a good size with a fridge and microwave. Lots of windows in the room, even in the bathroom. Try to stay at least on the oceanside/poolside.
A section of the motel is across the blvd. very busy street. The prices of lodging in OC are crazy (don't know why, its not the carribbean).
This is the best deal I could find w/o staying at a dump. Also, check-out Secrets, great Jamician themed restaurant. Have fun!
It was great
I just got back from spending a several days in Ocean City (Aug 17-21). We stayed at the Sahara. Yes, it's an older building, but it's well kept.
We had an oceanfront room. The bathroom was small but it served its purpose. The beds were very comfortable. I loved that it had both a refrigerator and a microwave.
Someone wrote that the motel is good for a family on a budget, well I think its a good hotel for anybody who doesn't want to spend ridiculous money for a room you're not going to be in 95% of the time.
I will be back.
We stayed at the Sahara for a long weekend. Our room was oceanfront/2nd floor. It was very clean and we had a super view of the ocean and boardwalk. The motel is definately an older style motel but it is kept very neat and clean. It also has a great location...very close to everything. Our balcony came in very handy because we were there when Hurricane Charley blew through! Without it we would have been stuck inside our room all 3 days! The front desk staff were very efficient and all but one of the housekeeping ladies were very nice. If you are looking for a clean, older style place to stay this is the place for you. If you are looking for a fancy 5 star "Ritz" style hotel, you need to continue looking!! We would definately stay at the Sahara again
My family has stayed at Sahara Motel numerous times over the past few years. It has consistently been a pleasant experience. Although it is an older motel, it is always clean and maintained. It also offers an excellent location. Having visited Ocean City, MD almost every year for the past 15 years, I have not found a better deal than the Sahara Motel.
Hard to beat the Sahara
We been staying at the Sahara every year for 4 years. It's in a good location and we have no complaints. We have always stayed on the oceanfront side until our 2nd trip last year. Then we stayed in the bldg. by the restaurant. I liked them even better (a little bigger) and about $70 cheaper each night! You can't go wrong there!
Return every year! clean new and great!
My family and I visit ocean city every year, and have often stayed in overpriced dives. After finding the Sahara 4 years ago, we stay here every year. The rooms are simple, with all of the basic necessities, for an extremely affordable price - one of the most inexpensive lodgings by the boardwalk with perfect rooms. I send everybody I know visiting OC to the Sahara... strongly recomend it!
Sahara, decent in a pinch...
Every year we drive our Corvette to OC and are part of the "Corvette at Ocean City" event. We never stayed here before, and only stayed because most of the other hotels were booked. My opinion was its an older (early 60's) style rooms, and was clean. However, it smelled a little musty and a couple of items did not work in the room. I thought the rooms were a little pricey, but the location near the Boardwalk was great.
I prefer the larger hotels with room service, but for a family or somebody on a budget this is a decent place to stay.
Decent pricing, clean, safe rooms.
We stay at the Sahara every year. It's clean and quiet and not as expensive as other properties in the area. The cafe is only open for breakfast and lunch. I believe it closes around 1 or 2PM. Kinda wish it was open longer for a later lunch. Highly recommend this hotel.
Back to the Sahara
We stay at the Sahara every summer. We have never had any problems. The rooms are clean and it's so close to the beach. Great pool and restaurant also.