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Ocean City, MD: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Ocean City using the list below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Ocean City, MD for your business or personal leisure travel. We show the best Ocean City Maryland hotel rooms. Review the Ocean City hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Ocean City hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Ocean City Group Hotel Discounts or See the best Ocean City meeting hotels

The Ocean City center point is around the area of Us Coast Guard and the area of Laurel Art Center.

Welcome to the scenic beauty of Ocean City, Maryland, situated on a barrier island in the Atlantic. The city offers panoramic views, 10 miles of pristine beach, and a wooden boardwalk that harkens back to days gone by with an assortment of entertainment, shopping, and dining venues. Formerly a fishing village, Ocean City became a vacation option in 1875 when the first hotel opened for business. The following year brought the railroad which opened up the city as a resort destination. Today, the city offers over 9,000 hotel rooms and suites dedicated to pleasing every taste in décor, dining, amenities, and budget. More from this guide...

Ocean City Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Comfort Inn Gold Coast 11201 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Website
  • Three Star Resort property
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • The majority of guests said the rooms were modern
Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront - Ocean City 3301 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842 Website
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel : 10100 Coastal Highway 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Website
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Service should be more professional
  • Most guests complained about the elevator
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Sleep Inn & Suites - Ocean City
11 North Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Low Cost Resort property
  • 84 rooms in property
  • Fantastic accommodations
  • Spotty internet
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites in Ocean City 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • 170 rooms in hotel
  • Nice building
  • Average beds
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
West Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City : 12552 Ocean Gateway
12552 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront in Ocean City 3200 North Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 4 star Oceanfront property
  • 225 suites in hotel
  • Nice balcony
  • Parking was ok, according to 65%
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites 99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 ~14.01 miles north of Ocean City
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 112 suites
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Paradise Plaza Inn 39th St. & Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Three Star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 88 rooms
  • For 100%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
  • Popular among families
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront : 1109 North Atlantic Ave. 1109 North Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Low-priced Beach hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
The Commander Hotel in Ocean City 1401 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Low priced Oceanfront property
  • 109 suites in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Comfort Suites : 12718 Ocean Gateway 12718 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 3-star hotel
  • Professional service
  • Popular among families
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City in Ocean City 1701 North Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 210 rooms
  • My child enjoy the waterpark
  • Great location
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City - Ocean City 1701 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Four-star property
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Dunes Motel 2700 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 2 star hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Beds need improvement
  • Close to the beach and the boardwalk
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
La Quinta Inn & Suites Ocean City 106 32nd St., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 101 rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Atlantic Oceanfront Inn : 4501 Atlantic Ave.
4501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Mid-scale Oceanfront property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • Poor wifi
Quality Inn Oceanfront 5400 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Lovely bar service, according to 92%
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites : 5501 Coastal Highway 5501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Economical Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Hotel grounds need more attention
  • Little old computer monitor in the breakfast area
Sea Bay Hotel 6007 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • 157 rooms in hotel
  • Nice balcony
  • Almost all guests found the staff to be very friendly
Holiday Inn Oceanfront : 6600 Coastal Highway 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 3 star Oceanfront property
  • 216 rooms in hotel
  • Quiet ocean view room
  • The majority of guests said it was a stylish hotel
Princess Royale Hotel & Conference Center
Oceanfront on 91st St., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 338 rooms
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Cayman Suites Hotel - Ocean City 12500 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Cheap Beach property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Hotel could be more stylish
  • Great reception
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northside 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • 60 suites in hotel
  • Generally very clean
  • Most guests thought it was clean
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express in Bethany Beach 39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 ~13.52 miles north of Ocean City
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Beautiful beach
  • Excellent city hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
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When to Visit Ocean City, MD

The busiest time of the year to visit Ocean City is during the summer running from late May until early September. The temperature is ideal for water sports and activities and sunning on the beach and stays in the low to mid 80-degree range. Rainfall is average during the summer months. Visitors can expect to pay a higher rate during the summer and should be prepared for crowded conditions. It is recommended to book a reservation at your hotel of choice months in advance to secure a guest room or suite. During the spring and fall, rates are lower from late April to late May and September and October. Temperatures average from 60 to 70-degrees which is comfortable for golfing, visiting state parks, or other outdoor attractions. During the winter from November to March, while prices are the least expensive, many attractions and shopping venues are closed. Overall, Ocean City receives over 200 days of sunshine each year, around 46 inches of rain, an average of 13 inches of snow, and an average comfort level for humidity.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Ocean City, MD:

seasonality of hotel rates in Ocean City

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average rate trends by star rating class in Ocean City, MD. Analyze these charts to evaluate the cheapest months to book a room in Ocean City for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in Ocean City, MD

4 Star Average Prices: $269.12

Coastal Palms Inns & Suites makes vacation or business time a pleasure. At the pet-friendly hotel, guests can make themselves at home in a spacious suite featuring a kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator. While in your room, enjoy the views from the private balcony, connect with friends and family using the complimentary wireless Internet, or watch your favorite cable program on an LCD television. Dine at The CrabCake Factory restaurant, relax at the outdoor pool, unwind in the sun with free beach chair rental, walk to the beach just one block away, or take a stroll to Northside Park less than a mile from the hotel. If you want to get out and about, Coastal Palms is just minutes from shopping at the Gold Coast Mall and the Ocean City Square Shopping Center, less than 3 miles from mini golf courses, and 30 minutes from the Salisbury Airport. Marigot Beach Suites is your all-in-one destination for comfort, convenience, and entertainment. For comfort, the 79 suites feature picturesque private balconies, separate sitting areas, and comfortable bedding and furnishings in each room. In the convenience area, guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen with stove top and refrigerator, an in-room safe, dry cleaning/laundry services, 24-hour front desk, and housekeeping services. For entertainment, stay connected with complimentary wireless Internet, 37-inch LCD TV, and cable programming. Guests are just minutes from the private beach for sunning, swimming, and enjoying the sunset. Marigot also offers a beautiful indoor pool and whirlpool setting. Try your hand at some of the games in the arcade room or have a special cocktail and soak up the vibe at the on-site nightclub. Large rooms, friendly staff, great balconies, and excellent ocean views are just a view of the things guests have had to say about their stay at Marigot Beach Suites.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Ocean City

Affordable Hotel Options in Ocean City, MD

3 Star Average Prices: $163.53

Take your vacation to the Strip when staying at the Quality Inn Boardwalk. With 9 floors of quality rooms, fitness facilities, two outdoor pools, sun loungers, and a poolside bar, relaxation is a priority at the hotel located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Select a standard oceanfront room with balcony, double room with microwave and refrigerator, or king or double bed poolside efficiency with kitchen and sofa bed. For your in-room refreshment and entertainment, enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea, cable TV, and complimentary wireless Internet. To satisfy hunger pangs, Quality Inn Boardwalk offers delectable menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Ocean View Grill Restaurant, or enjoy casual fare and poolside happy hour specials from Surfin' Betty's bar and grill. At the Hotel Monte Carlo, enjoy the view from the rooftop terrace or from your standard or deluxe room's balcony. When not taking in the fresh air, satisfy your hunger with a free breakfast, swim a few laps at the indoor or outdoor pool or visit the fitness center. For questions about area attractions and activities, the hotel provides concierge services and 24-hour staffed front desk. On-site amenities include laundry facilities, free self-parking, safe deposit box, snack bar, spa tub, and free Wi-Fi. For guests arriving by air, Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport is approximately 24 miles from the hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Ocean City

2 Star Average Prices: $143.71

2 Star Hotel Prices in Ocean City

Which Ocean City hotels have real discounts?

At Sleep Inn & Suites Ocean City, take advantage of both AAA and AARP discounts and relax in comfort near the beach and the boardwalk. Non-smoking suites feature a pillowtop king or queen bed, work/desk area, large Sleep shower, balcony or partial ocean view, free Internet, and refrigerator or coffeemaker. Along with reasonably discounted rates, guests receive a complimentary breakfast, free self-parking, and free newspapers. Guests also have access to laundry facilities, use of the 24-hour business center, fitness center, outdoor pool, coffee shop, and restaurant. Another hotel to consider, also offering AARP/Senior and AAA discounts, is the Courtyard Ocean City Oceanfront by Marriott. This 4-floor hotel has easy access to the beach and is near to local shops and attractions. Choose a guest room with 2 queen beds with a balcony or ocean view, decorated with soft colors and lighting and comfortable and modern furniture. The hotel features an array of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, fully equipped fitness facilities, sun-drenched indoor pool and whirlpool, dry cleaning/laundry service, convenience store, and ATM. The Captain's Table Restaurant and Captain's Table Bar please palates and quench thirsts. Outside, the beachside patio is the perfect place to catch a few rays of sunshine while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Best Value Options in Ocean City, MD

For superior customer service and attention to detail, Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront offers high-quality standard and double rooms and suites overlooking the ocean. The 4-star hotel features the comforts of home with fully equipped kitchens, flat-screen TV, and complimentary wired and wireless Internet. Snuggle down in pillowtop bedding, refresh under a rainfall showerhead or jetted bathtub, and enjoy the view from a furnished balcony or patio. Dining and beverage options are available at one of three restaurants, and from the bar, beach bar, or poolside bar. A 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers, conference center, laundry facilities, arcade room, fitness facilities, and outdoor pool are just a few of the amenities available. The Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conference Center is dedicated to exceptional service for both vacationers and business travelers with 338 spacious rooms and 310 suites situated on 10 floors. Both vacationers and business travelers have access to the indoor swimming pool, fitness and health center, solarium, spa, garage, games room, ATM, restaurant, bar, and a hair dresser. Accommodations are beautifully decorated and feature entertainment options including TV, in-room movies and radio. Rooms also have a safe, telephone, voicemail access, and wireless Internet. For business purposes, the hotel provides 13 meeting rooms, office or business center, fax availability, conference facilities, and has a group booking rate of 10/10.

Things to Do in Ocean City, MD

While visiting Ocean City, there is no need to worry about a lack of things to do. First and foremost is the 3-mile Ocean City Boardwalk for fresh air and sunshine and a variety of activities along the way. A beautiful place not to be missed is Assateague State Park and the Assateague Island National Seashore with its historic 1833 lighthouse and its famous wild horses that roam freely within the park. In neighboring Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, a little over an hour's drive away, the refuge also hosts these free-spirited ponies. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the Antique Classic Car Museum, art lovers can peruse the Laurel Art Center, and those interested in unusual and odd displays won't be disappointed at Ripley's Believe It or Not. Get a glimpse of the past at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Everyone of all ages can “get their skate on” at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park, tee off at Embers Island Miniature Golf, or experience all the fun and action at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park.

Whether a visit to Ocean City is for business or pleasure, for singles, couples or families, visitors have a variety of attractions and things to do. From miles of beach to venues along the Boardwalk, as well as reasonably priced and quality hotels, Ocean City offers an exceptional sun, fun, and surf environment.

Verified reviews of the city: Ocean City, MD

Below are reviews of the city of Ocean City, MD from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Until Next Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great food and even better beaches. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.

Varden A., from 20-Oct-2015
"Lots of Young People"
Score 4.0 / 5

A younger demographic predominately live here. Nice beach area and plenty of food choices.

Kevin L. D., from 18-Jun-2015
"Delicious Food"
Score 4.0 / 5

Plenty of places to eat. I really liked Dumsers.

Jeffrey A P., from 26-Apr-2015
"Family Friendly"
Score 4.0 / 5

Ocean City is a great place for family vacations.

Sue P., from 27-Aug-2014
"Always a great time"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fun, friendly, many things to do and see. Been coming since the 1950's. Have seen many changes but the city has managed the growth well. Wish we could go back to how it looked in the 1950's, but time waits for no one.

Tamsen M., from 15-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Ocean City, MD shown above is 4.2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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