When staying at an Ocean City, MD, hotel, guests can park the car and leave it parked for the week, even if they are miles from the boardwalk. Ocean City features a low-fare bus that guests can ride all day. The bus service runs along Coastal Highway, covering the entire length of Ocean City. This is a convenience for families that want to enjoy the boardwalk but prefer to stay in the quieter part of town, away from the noise of the crowds and bars on Ocean City’s boardwalk.
Several fishing piers are located throughout Ocean City, MD.
Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums
The Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums offers a variety of entertainment options for families, even when the weather isn’t perfect in Ocean City. In the center of the large atrium is an ice skating rink that is open year-round, and the heated pool is open year-round as well. The hotel has 227 rooms total, including standard units and individually owned condominium units, which the hotel rents out for the owners. The condominium units can sleep up to 10 guests, with up to three bedrooms. Standard hotel rooms include two double beds, with 15 rooms offering an extra king bed in a separate bedroom. Condominium units offer a full kitchen, while hotel rooms include a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. Located in the northern part of town, the beaches here are smaller than the inlet area, but the northern area attracts fewer locals visiting the beach for the day. To reach the boardwalk you must drive or use the local bus, as it is 8 miles from the hotel.rnrnCarousel Resort Hotel and Condominiumsrn11700 Coastal HighwayrnOcean City, MD 21842rn410-524-1000rncarouselhotel.com
The Princess Royale is directly on the beach, and each of the 310 hotel units features two queen beds or one king bed. The Princess also has 30 condominium units that the hotel rents out for the owners. The condos have two or three bedrooms and offer sleeping up to 10 people. All hotel rooms and condominium units include a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker in the kitchen area. The hotel has a restaurant and a smaller cafe on site. The restaurant offers half-priced Mexican food on Wednesdays and an all-you-can-eat buffet on Thursdays, and menu service is available as well throughout the week. The Princess Royale features an Olympic sized swimming pool inside a four-story atrium as well as a spa and fitness center. There is a business center within the hotel as well, along with conference rooms that can be rented for an hourly or daily rate. While Princess Royale is located on the beach, you will need a car or to use the city bus to reach the boardwalk, which is six miles away.rnrnPrincess Royalern91st Street at the BeachrnOcean City, MD 21842rn410-524-7777rnprincessroyale.com
Plim Plaza Hotel
The 181-unit Plim Plaza Hotel is on Ocean City’s boardwalk, and just two blocks from the inlet area that features two piers with rides and games. Plim Plaza’s Hotel features units with two queen beds, and offers guests a porch in the front of the hotel with rocking chairs to relax on with a view of the beach and boardwalk. On the side of the hotel facing the street are a pool and jacuzzis, with an outdoor Caribbean themed bar serving drinks and sandwiches. The bar also has live music at various times from May through September. The Paul Revere buffet is just below the hotel, and lines for the restaurant can start forming at 5 p.m. and can snake two or three blocks long during the summer months.rnrnPlim Plaza Hotelrn2nd Street at the BoardwalkrnOcean City, MD 21842rn410-289-6181rnocmdhotels.com/plimplaza/
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