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Ocean City New Jersey Accommodations

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The Ocean City center is approximately 1 mile west of Ocean City Music Pier and 1 mile northeast of Discovery Seashell Museum.

When you want to get away from it all, you should pack the car and head straight to Ocean City, New Jersey. Located right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the city has been the Garden State's resort destination for families for more than 100 years. Nestled on the Jersey Shore just south of Atlantic City, the difference in entertainment options between the two cities is striking. More from this guide...

Ocean City Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Port O Call Hotel : 1510 Boardwalk 1510 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • Affordable Oceanfront hotel
  • 98 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Beautiful ocean view
  • Accessible parking
From$110
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Harris House : 1201 Ocean Ave. 1201 Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • 2-star Resort property
  • 74 rooms in property
The Coral Sands Motel
+1-800-881-1523
9th & Atlantic Ave., Ocaen City, NJ 08226 ~0.86 miles east of Ocean City
  • Two star Beach property
Ocean Breeze Hotel in Ocean City 724 Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • Economical hotel
Ocean 7 in Ocean City
+1-866-221-8581
870 East 7th St., Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • Three Star Oceanfront property
  • 4 floors in property
Econo Lodge - Somers Point
+1-866-429-5787
21 Macarthur Blvd., Somers Point, NJ 08244 ~2.94 miles north of Ocean City
  • Two star Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Sonesta Es Suites Somers Point 900 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ 08244 ~3.05 miles northwest of Ocean City
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 120 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$99
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Oceanside Lodge in Marmora 119 Us 9 South, Marmora, NJ 08223 ~3.41 miles west of Ocean City
  • Mid-scale property
  • Hotel has 53 rooms
The Carisbrooke Inn : 105 South Little Rock Ave.
+1-888-305-3366
105 South Little Rock Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406 ~7.95 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • 3 star Beach property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Residence Inn Atlantic City Airport Egg Harbor Township 3022 Fire Rd., Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 ~8.09 miles north of Ocean City
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Great hot breakfast
  • Near major highway
Days Hotel Atlantic City / Pville / Eht in Egg Harbor Township 6708 Tilton Rd., Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 ~8.73 miles north of Ocean City
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Spacious rooms
  • Staff was fabulous
From$65
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Best Western Plus Atlantic City West Extended Stay & Suites - Pleasantville 701 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232 ~8.85 miles north of Ocean City
  • Three Star hotel
  • Hotel has 68 suites
Howard Johnsons Atlantic City / Egg Harbor Townshi 6817 Black Horse Pike (Rt. 40 / 322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 ~8.88 miles north of Ocean City
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
+1-888-690-5281
6821 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, NJ 08234 ~8.98 miles north of Ocean City
  • Midscale Convention Center property
  • 15 conference rooms in property
Oh St. Joseph Resort Hotel : 8029 Black Horse Pike 8029 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, NJ 08232 ~8.98 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Midscale Resort property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
  • Horrible vibe
Wingate by Wyndham - Egg Harbor Township 6811 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08232 ~8.98 miles north of Ocean City
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Hotel has 197 rooms
  • Great location
  • Spacious rooms
Knights Inn Atlantic City : 500 North Albany Ave.
+1-800-881-1523
500 North Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 8401 ~9.00 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Economy property
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
Comfort Inn & Suites West Atlantic City in Pleasantville
+1-888-283-3404
7079 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232 ~9.01 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Three Star Resort property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
  • Room is all right
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
From$50
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New Sea Breeze Motel
+1-866-221-8581
7080 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, NJ 08232 ~9.04 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Economical property
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Service is relatively friendly
Rodeway Inn Sunset Inn
+1-866-429-5787
1600 North Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 ~9.05 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Low Cost property
  • Check-in time: 12:00 PM
  • Bad location
  • Staff was rude
Rodeway Inn Ensign
+1-888-690-5281
3601 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 ~9.05 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • 2-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Fairly good value for money
Ramada West Atlantic City - Pleasantville
+1-888-690-5247
8037 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232 ~9.09 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Cheap Lake hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • For 90%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
  • Most guests didn't like the architecture
Rodeway Inn Oceanview 3200 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 ~9.27 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Economical Beach property
  • Free breakfast
Quality Inn 3101 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 ~9.31 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 71 rooms in hotel
The Chelsea - Atlantic City 111 South Chelsea Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 ~9.33 miles northeast of Ocean City
  • Four star Beach property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Bar is not good
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Whether you're searching for a luxury hotel for a couples' weekend or a sizable room for the entire family, Ocean City has just what you need for a fun-filled week or weekend excursion.

Founded in 1884, Ocean City is one of the newer municipalities in the state and one of the only dry cities in the Northeast. Since its inception, the city banned the sale of liquor throughout the island community, leading to an atmosphere that's perfect for families large and small.

Widely regarded as having the most beautiful beaches in the state, Ocean City is a paradise for tanning, swimming, fishing, and more. It's incredibly popular during the summer when tourists boost the population from about 11,000 to more than 110,000. Yet even when it's crowded, the family-friendly atmosphere is a breath of fresh air. In addition, many businesses have meetings and team-building exercises here during non-peak seasons. No matter what your reason for coming to Ocean City, you're bound to find the ideal hotel to fit your specific needs, budget, and tastes.

When to Visit Ocean City, New Jersey

If you can stomach massive crowds, the ideal time to visit Ocean City is during the summer. The population at any given time from May through August can swell to nearly 10 times the actual population, causing problems with parking, reservations, and crowds. However, the temperatures outside and in the water are unbeatable and often worth the hassle. Hotels are in extreme demand during summer, so you might have to book your hotel room months in advance to make sure you get the hotel of your choice.

If you're not big on swimming or sunbathing or you want the entire beach to yourself, head to Ocean City in winter. The tourists are long gone from the area, and only the locals remain. When you want to meet people from the area, it's an excellent time to chat, while lines to some of the attractions are almost nonexistent. However, temperatures can drop below freezing, so pack accordingly. You can score a hotel room for near nothing, thanks to the low demand.

Fall is another great time to visit Ocean City, as the weather is warmer than in most other areas of the state. Highs of 70 and lows of 50 make exploration tolerable with a light jacket, and sometimes, you won't even need that. Some families still head here during the tail end of the tourist season, so hotel prices are a bit higher than in the off-season. Rooms are still far easier to find than during the summer.

To watch the city burst out of the winter with wonderful temperatures and somewhat clear skies, head to Ocean City during spring. While rain falls more during this season than any other, it tends to clear up quickly, giving you pristine weather without all the crowds. Because demand is low during spring, you can often find a superb deal on a hotel whether you book a trip well in advance or just on a whim.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Ocean City

Ocean City by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Ocean City, NJ. You can use these charts to evaluate the best seasons to book a room in Ocean City during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Ocean City, NJ

4 Star Average Prices: $189.34

When you want a luxurious hotel stay in Ocean City, you don't have to look far. The Port-O-Call Hotel has been offering opulent accommodations for more than 50 years, with excellent service and unbeatable perks. All guests have access to massage therapy services, a 24-hour fitness room, golf outings, a restaurant, and a heated outdoor pool. The hotel also offers access to many of Ocean City's top attractions, such as the Ocean City Boardwalk, beaches, and Congo Falls Adventure Golf. In-room amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, a flat-screen television with cable programming, and a private balcony.

For a luxury hotel experience that's on the outskirts of town, away from the crowds but still near the beach, head to the Oceanside Lodge. It's located within a short drive of popular attractions such as the Discovery Seashell Museum, Carey Stadium, and the Ocean City Music Pier. Offerings here include a business center, seasonal heated outdoor pool, and free parking. Guests will also enjoy in-room features such as ocean views, free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, free cable television with HBO, a minifridge, and a microwave.

Affordable Hotel Options in Ocean City, NJ

3 Star Average Prices: $113.05

Just because you're going to a resort doesn't mean you have to break the bank. Ocean City has plenty of low-cost accommodation options so you can spend money on the more important things in life. The Blue Water Inn offers simple guest rooms and suites that are ideal for travelers that spend more of their time out and about than in their hotel rooms. It's just minutes from the beach, Haunted Golf, and Playland's Castaway Cove. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and ticketing or tour assistance.

The Ocean Breeze Hotel is another solid option for budget accommodations in Ocean City. In-room amenities here include a television with cable programming, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a refrigerator. However, it's the on-site perks that really make the Ocean Breeze a winner. Free beach tags, a free breakfast, and free parking will save you tons of money, while the outdoor pool, sun deck, and gas barbecue grill allow the family to enjoy the day without having to leave the comfort of the hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Ocean City

2 Star Average Prices: $126.64

Which Ocean City hotels have real discounts?

If you're a bargain hunter or just shudder at the thought of paying full price, you won't have to worry when you visit Ocean City. Plenty of establishments offer discounts for AAA members, seniors, military, and government personnel.

At the Sonesta Es Suites, seniors will receive a discount with proof of their age. It's the perfect place to call home for your next trip to Ocean City, as it's just a short drive or walk from Haunted Golf, Congo Falls Adventure Golf, the beach, and more. Each of the 120 guest rooms come packed with features including complimentary wireless internet, cable programming, a microwave, and daily housekeeping. You'll also get to enjoy an array of on-site amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center. When the restaurants are packed to the brim, you'll have a backup plan thanks to a quaint picnic area and barbecue grills.

Best Value Options in Ocean City, NJ

If you're looking for a mid-range option with nice amenities and a reasonable price, head to the Scarborough Inn Bed and Breakfast. Nestled in the heart of Ocean City, the Scarborough is right by Carey Stadium, the Wonderland Pier, and Lucy the Elephant. It's also somewhat of a delightful surprise in this town of high-rise hotels, offering a homely bed-and-breakfast feel. The inn has only five rooms, but each comes equipped with a premium bed, cable programming, and complimentary Wi-Fi so you're always connected. The real show stealer is the homemade breakfast, featuring a rotating main course with two sides, as well as a waffle bar and coffee station. If you leave hungry, it's your own fault.

Combining the historic part of Ocean City with modern amenities, Ocean City Mansion Bed and Breakfast is a one-of-a-kind destination. On-site amenities include free wireless high-speed internet, private baths and balconies, whirlpool spas, fireplaces, and one of the best breakfasts you've ever tasted. If you have a pet, don't worry. Ocean City Mansion has rooms that cater to your furry friend. Centrally located, you're only a few steps from the city's top restaurants, shops, and the beach.

Top Ocean City, NJ Attractions and Destinations

If you're visiting Ocean City, you can't afford to miss a trip to the Ocean City Boardwalk. This 2.5-mile-long boardwalk is an interesting sight and widely regarded as one of the most famous and photographed boardwalks in the world. When you don't feel like walking the 5-mile round trip, you can hail a ride on a surrey, which is a multiple-wheel and seat bicycle. Along your journey, take a ride on the Ferris wheel or grab some food or refreshments from the many vendors on the boardwalk.

When the boardwalk gets too crowded, head on down to the beach. With miles of guarded coastline, nice waves, and excellent swimming conditions, you can enjoy an entire day under the sun. The white sand is perfect for making sandcastles, and if you get there early enough, expect a high chance of finding shells with the kids.

When you want low-cost accommodations near the beach or a luxury experience with spectacular ocean views, you can find an excellent hotel to match your lifestyle and budget in Ocean City.

Recent traveler reviews of Ocean City, NJ

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

"Ocean City NJ is great for a family getaway."
Score 5.0 / 5

This beach city has a great family atmosphere, great beaches, yummy food, clean and safe.

Becky S., from 07-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Ocean City, NJ shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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