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Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A few friends and I stayed there for a couple of nights. The location was nice, a beautiful Oceanside view. We weren't expecting a 5 star experience, it was exactly what we needed. I would stay here again.

I enjoyed my stay. Room was clean and well stocked. Refrigerator was a perfect temp. Loved the private balcony. A bit small to share with my 2 kids but we weren't there to hang out in the room. Fit our needs perfectly. It's at the end of the boardwalk so it's nice & quiet. Will definitely stay there again when I come back.

Toilet clogged, but they fixed it promptly. In general, I didn't think the hotel provided the value I expect for the price.

We picked the hotel because of the location and thought there would be a certain level of expectations. The room was ready when we arrived just before 3pm check in time. The front desk staff were nice. We get to the room and started to unpack and saw several room flaws. The drapes were broken not closing all the way. We had to come up with our system to keep them completely drawn. The carpet was badly stained throughout the room. One day during our stay it was pSt 4pm and the room had not been cleaned. Once we called the front desk someone came, made the bed and replaced the towels but the room especially the bathroom was untouched. Would not stay here again.

Had a very nice view. Room was clean and was a giid size. The only thing is check in is so late at 3pm and check out is too early at 11 am. We pretty muvh only stayed 8 hrs. Would be nice to have at least 12 hrs gor an overnight stay. The bathroom door was not opening wide enough. It gets stuck and you really jave to push it hard to open.

Our family stayed on the 3rd floor, and had a great experience. The housekeeping staff was very accomodating and did a great job. The rooms had just what we needed for our stay, and the location was ideal

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.

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.

The room was what I saw on the sight and was worth money. We enjoyed the trip

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

great location with a wonderful view. We were off season so many places were closed. If we go back we woul stay there again.

Nice Location.... Right at the board walk. Nice balcony.

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.

Nothing special, nothing to really complain about. Room is OK, bathroom is small, everything is mostly out dated.

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.

Upon arrival the staff was very helpful and accommodating. The friendliness was a good change from other places in the past. The room was quite nice and clean. The bathroom sparkled and we felt quite comfortable there. We enjoyed walking the 27+- blocks on the boardwalk . We will return to this hotel again.

I travel alot and this time is the first I ever complained about a room. First I want to say the maintenance on the outside of the building is very maintained. Got to give credit were it is do. But housekeeping is very bad. The sheets were musty, one day are beds were made and garbage taken out but no towels left. The next day no housekeeping at all. Beds not made, garbage not taken out, no clean towels again. The coffee pot had an old filter in it and mold was in the pot. The surge protector at one time was white but was totally black. Was afraid to plug anything in. My sock were black from the carpet not being clean. Old sea shells and sand under the microwave. Stains on the celling from a water leak. Air conditioner very loud. Kept me up. Elevator very very slow. The avertise a heated pool. It was ice water. Everyone was complaining. Was shown as having a complimentary breakfast. There was none. Attendee checking us in was not friendly at all. Checking out attendee was very nice. Our toilet broke and maintenance did come right away. I go to Ocean City alot. Would never stay here again. Same complaints from others staying here. Great location thous. If they got better housekeeping it would be a good hotel.

The hotel was a great place and everyone was very nice!! The ocean was right there along with the boardwalk! Plan on going back this year coming up!!

Had a great time in OC. The hotel was clean,quiet and comfortable. Only slight issue I had was I was told I was getting a room with an ocean view so I expected a room facing the ocean but it was facing to the side, still had somewhat of an ocean view but you should ask if this is important to you. Overall I would recommend this hotel and can't wait til my next trip to OC.

We were late on our plans, ended up finding this one and found it to be ok. Not the best place we have stayed in. Staff was really friendly, and helpful.

2401 Atlantic Ave Ocean City MD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Located within a 5-minute walk of Ember's Island Miniature Golf, Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront is within a mile (2 km) of Planet Maze. This motel has 85 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the motel is also close to Jolly Roger Amusement Park and Midway Shopping Center.


Dining

Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 85 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This beach motel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Oceanfront (2 double and 1 sofa)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Room, Partial View (2 double and 1 sofa)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, Oceanfront (2 double and 1 sofa)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Premier Room, Oceanfront (2 double and 1 sofa)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront

Everyone (6) Couples (14) Family (16) Other (1) Friends (4)
3

great location, pleasant service

Everyone

A few friends and I stayed there for a couple of nights. The location was nice, a beautiful Oceanside view. We weren't expecting a 5 star experience, it was exactly what we needed. I would stay here again.

By on Aug 21, 2017

4
Everyone

I enjoyed my stay. Room was clean and well stocked. Refrigerator was a perfect temp. Loved the private balcony. A bit small to share with my 2 kids but we weren't there to hang out in the room. Fit our needs perfectly. It's at the end of the boardwalk so it's nice & quiet. Will definitely stay there again when I come back.

By on Jun 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Thank You, Dan C.

2
Everyone

Toilet clogged, but they fixed it promptly. In general, I didn't think the hotel provided the value I expect for the price.

By on Sep 9, 2016

2

big disappointment

Everyone

We picked the hotel because of the location and thought there would be a certain level of expectations. The room was ready when we arrived just before 3pm check in time. The front desk staff were nice. We get to the room and started to unpack and saw several room flaws. The drapes were broken not closing all the way. We had to come up with our system to keep them completely drawn. The carpet was badly stained throughout the room. One day during our stay it was pSt 4pm and the room had not been cleaned. Once we called the front desk someone came, made the bed and replaced the towels but the room especially the bathroom was untouched. Would not stay here again.

By , from B. on Aug 26, 2016

4

great stay

Everyone
This was our room

Had a very nice view. Room was clean and was a giid size. The only thing is check in is so late at 3pm and check out is too early at 11 am. We pretty muvh only stayed 8 hrs. Would be nice to have at least 12 hrs gor an overnight stay. The bathroom door was not opening wide enough. It gets stuck and you really jave to push it hard to open.

By , from Wayne, PA on Aug 23, 2016

4

great stay and great location!

Everyone

Our family stayed on the 3rd floor, and had a great experience. The housekeeping staff was very accomodating and did a great job. The rooms had just what we needed for our stay, and the location was ideal

By on Jun 15, 2016

2

would not stay there again

Families

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.

By on Sep 24, 2015

3

staff management and service not good

Couples

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.

By on Aug 22, 2015

4

family vacation

Families

The room was what I saw on the sight and was worth money. We enjoyed the trip

By on Aug 12, 2015

3

birthday stay

Couples

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

By on Jun 28, 2014