Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront ★★

3.3 /5
Overall score
72%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4
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Overview

Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront is located on the boardwalk, close to shops, restaurants, and other amusements and recreation. The five-story hotel has a 24-hour front desk and heated outdoor pool and provides guests with free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast. On-site coffee shop serves breakfast and lunch. Bike rentals and water activities from jet skiing to parasailing and fishing boat charters are close by. Staff golf coordinators can help arrange for guests to play at more than 20 area courses.

Rooms

The smoke-free hotel offers oceanfront deluxe, ocean-view, and poolside rooms. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, 32-inch flatscreen cable television with premium channels and remote control, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, safe, and iron/ironing board. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available.

Property features

Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront boasts a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, and free continental breakfast. Shopping, dining, and nightlife options are all within walking distance. On-site coffee shop serves breakfast and lunch daily.

Highlights

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Coffee shop serves breakfast and lunch daily

Nearby attractions

  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Ocean City Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum (7.4 mi/11.9 km)

Transportation

  • Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport (30.2 mi/48.6 km)
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (135 mi/217.4 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Elevators
  • Ice machine

Activities

  • Outdoor pool

Dining

  • Coffee maker in room
  • Vending machines

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • FAX
  • Copy service

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Parking

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Accessible parking

Room

  • Safe
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Free newspaper
  • Microwave
  • TV remote control
  • Cribs available
  • Ironing board

Reviews

3.3 /5 Overall score

72% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.8/5
  • Comfort: 3.6/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 3.4/5

Would not stay there again

Would not recommend Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Took my grandson on a mini vacation. Started poorly being unable to gain entry to room. After the second trip back down to the lobby, leaving all of our belongings, and telling the gentleman at the front desk that it was the door, not the key, he sent me back once again with a third set of keys. The manager from the nearby Days Inn came over to try to help since maintainence was not available. She tried to help by changing the batteries in the door. No luck. Turns out, there was already someone staying in that room and they had the door locked. I was given a different room. There was hair on the shelf in the bathroom and the carpet was so dirty that our feet were literally black soon after batheing. Ashtrays were positioned right at the elevator door were little hands could touch them when reaching for the elevator buttons and the same cigarette butt was on the floor in the elevator our entire trip.

| N/A Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Staff Management and Service Not Good

Would not recommend Sat, Aug 22, 2015
Terrible check-in and rooms called Oceanview are not that. Also, the booking site says you get free breakfast daily but the hotel says that the booking site is mistaken. Just OK Hotel... nothing special except its on the boardwalk.

| East Rutherford Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Family vacation

Would recommend Wed, Aug 12, 2015
The room was what I saw on the sight and was worth money. We enjoyed the trip

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Birthday stay

Would recommend Sat, Jun 28, 2014
Our experience at this hotel, was great. Front desk allowed us to park the car, change into Beach attire and check in 2 hours early! VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

Dining

Buffett at 2nd St. on the Boardwalk was TERRIBLE

| PA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Wonderful view!

Would recommend Sat, May 31, 2014
great location with a wonderful view. We were off season so many places were closed. If we go back we woul stay there again.

Shopping hint

Drive to the Tanger Outlets dont walk. It is just too far

| Wv L.G.B.T.

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Ocean City

Would recommend Sat, Sep 21, 2013
Nice Location.... Right at the board walk. Nice balcony.

| 03801 Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Thumbs Down

Would not recommend Fri, Sep 13, 2013
The curtain was down when we walked in, had to call maintenance. One of our keys did not work. A smelly microwave with a burned substance had to be removed from the room. The elevator was filthy, all the outside glass needs to be cleaned. The coffee shop has great breakfasts, but the service is terrible. We kept losing Internet service; had to keep entering ID and password. There are much better values on the boardwalk for the same price.

Dining

DaVincis has great food for a reasonable priceI

| Balto., MD Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Average

Would recommend Tue, Aug 20, 2013
Nothing special, nothing to really complain about. Room is OK, bathroom is small, everything is mostly out dated.

Nightlife hint

Go to Seacrets on 49th street.

| Johnstown, PA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

wonderful birthday getaway

Would recommend Fri, Aug 9, 2013
From check in to check out, it was amazing. Ocean front view with balcony. Outstanding!!!! Howard Johnson Hotel at 24th and Atlantic ave. Truly wonderful. Best two days I've had in quite some time. What a view, right on the boardwalk in the middle of everything. Just great!!!

| baltimore Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Ocean City

Would not recommend Thu, Jul 11, 2013
The staff was fairly friendly. The room we received wasn't what I expected, and the staff didn't even try to go out of their way to accommodate me. Basically, sorry that's too bad, nothing we can do. The room was ok. Smelled kinda dingy,the carpet felt sticky, sheets were clean. Bathroom was tiny but the shower was brand new and clean. Overall the walls and paint needed to be updated and cleaned. The place looked a bit outdated and old. Room service was ok, but we decided to skip on the daily room cleaning. Just personal preference. The pool out side looked clean, we didn't partake though. Hotel location was right on the boardwalk which is always nice. Elevator was very dirty and very slow moving. Overall a two out of five stars. Definitely needs some TLC on multiple levels.

Dining

Phillips Crab House is superb!

| Watervliet NY Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.