Situated in the southeastern corner of Maryland, Ocean City is in Worcester County on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is a popular vacation destination and lies just inland of Assateague Island. Ocean City is home to the busy beachfront Ocean City Boardwalk, two amusement parks and a variety of popular fishing, swimming and boating areas. The city also features a number of beachfront hotels, including budget options at multiple chain hotels. Note, however, that rates are considerably higher in the summer months than during the rest of the year and generally at their lowest during the winter months.
Summer visitors enjoy the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City (ocsuites.com) is just off Maryland State Route 378. The hotel features 132 rooms on 14 floors and is directly on the oceanfront boardwalk. Accommodations offered to guests at the hotel include ocean view balconies, free wireless Internet, in-room kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, an on-site business center with work desks and fax and photocopying services, an on-site laundry room, a fitness center and an indoor pool. Dining options include Hemingway’s at the Coral Reef, the Coral Reef Cafe and, during the summer months, the Deep End Poolside Bar and Grill. Kids 12 and under eat free from the kid’s menu when accompanied by an adult.
Quality Inn Boardwalk
The Quality Inn Boardwalk (qualityinn.com) lies within minutes of the Assateague Island National Seashore, the Roland E. Powell Convention Center and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. The hotel is also situated on the beachfront boardwalk and features 179 rooms on nine floors. Nearby dining includes a seafood restaurant and an Italian restaurant. Amenities at the hotel include free wireless Internet, the on-site Boardwalk Restaurant, a fitness facility and rooms with double, queen- and king-sized beds. There are both indoor and outdoor pools and a game room.
Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites
The Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites (bestwesternmaryland.com) lies just south of the Ocean City Expressway a block from the beach and is within walking distance of many of the area’s dining, shopping and entertainment locations. The hotel offers guests and visitors 72 rooms, half of which are two-room suites, on four floors and features an outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck; rooms with two queen-sized beds and sofas; in-room coffeemakers, microwaves and refrigerators; handicapped-accessible accommodations and a complimentary continental breakfast.
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