This past weekend my wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary in Ocean City. I rented an ocean front room in the Ocean 1 hotel which also included the Jacuzzi. For the most part I was pleased with our accommodations. When we first entered our room, it reeked of stale cigarettes though. This is not supposed to happen in a smoke free hotel so needless to say I was not happy. I shared my concern with the front desk and told them we either want a non-stinking new room with the same amenities or someone needs to fix the problem. Housekeeping was there in under 5 minutes, changed all of the linens, they took care of the carpet and we were good to go. I understand that this canít be entirely on the hotel since obviously the guests in the past disregarded the rules but I do commend Hotel 1 for fixing the issue quickly. The room was very nice, clean and the view was spectacular. The Jacuzzi tub ended up being a weekend saver since I had torn my back up the day before.

On a humorous note though, I donít know who did their plumbing but Iíve never stayed in a place where the hot and cold water moved around. At first we had hot where hot was supposed to be and cold where cold was supposed to be. Later that night all we had was hot and almost hot out of both spigots. By morning we had cold hot water but hot cold water. This continued for the duration of our stay but at least we had plenty of hot water for the weekend. Iím also pretty sure that whoever plumbed the hotel also installed their Wi-Fi since the guest Wi-Fi would only work in the lobby but we could get a signal on the front desk Wi-Fi up in our guest room. Basically we had no Wi-Fi the entire stay but to us that was a non-issue since we spent most of our time on the Boardwalk or Touring Berlin.

In summary, I would probably choose this hotel again, the front desk staff was very pleasant and very eager to please. The parking provided great exercise since they only had about 6 spots on site and the rest were over by The Lazy Lizard. Just make sure you donít have to make a second trip to the car after you forget something.

As someone who camps out when we're down on vacation, I must say it was nice to stay on the Boardwalk. We both enjoyed catching the sunrise over the ocean and even more just enjoying watching the Boardwalk traffic. Not a snowballs chance I'd do this during the season but off season was very nice.