Amenities, attractions, and location. These are some of the major factors to consider when choosing accomodations for your Ocean City, Maryland vacation. An awesome view doesn’t hurt either.
Ocean City Hotels
There are literally hundreds of places to stay in Ocean City, so choosing just one for your Ocean City vacation can feel a bit overwhelming. No need to worry, though. All these options just mean there’s something for every family and budget, whether that’s with a view of the ocean or the bay, in the midst of all the action on the boardwalk or in quieter North Ocean City.
Here are five handy tips for picking your perfect Ocean City hotel, followed by hotels broken down by location. Additionally, you can compare prices and amenities, and then reserve your room right now with our online booking. Happy travels!
How to choose the best Ocean City hotel for your family
- Take a look at the hotels organized by location down below, or simply search by location and amenities using our hotel directory.
- New to Ocean City? There are essentially four locations: Downtown, Midtown, North Ocean City and West Ocean City. Each area has its own set of pros and cons, but no matter where you stay, you’ll find mostly “pros.”
- You can also quickly compare rates and availability right here.
- If you’re here for a special event, like a wedding, a golfing trip, or Ocean City’s famous Senior Week, you won’t be disappointed by all the hotel options in town. (Many are also pet-friendly, so the whole family can come along.)
- Finally, Ocean City lodging includes more than just hotels. There are also plenty of motels and vacation rentals, if those suit you best.
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As one of the finest Ocean City Hotels, the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel offers luxury and comfort to its guests. Gorgeous rooms with a majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Discover the scenic beauty and vibrant energy of Ocean City, Maryland when you escape to our tropical beachfront hotel resort. Offering spacious, family friendly guest rooms, modern amenities, and a location just minutes away from attractions and dining.
Ocean City, Maryland has more than four miles of oceanfront hotels. Here, we’ll direct you to hotels where you can stay on the ocean. Each region of the Ocean City beachfront has a different personality. Stay downtown for a more active environment. Stay up north if you are here with your family and like a quieter environment. Finally, if you want to wake up and watch the sun rise over the Atlantic, check out all of Ocean City, Maryland’s oceanfront hotels.
Ocean City, Maryland’s award-winning boardwalk stretches more than 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. There are hotels that line the boardwalk, oceanfront hotels. There also are hotels within walking distance of Ocean City, MD’s famous boardwalk. All boardwalk hotels will be in the downtown Ocean City, Maryland area from the Ocean City inlet to 28th Street. Check out all of Ocean City, Maryland’s Boardwalk Hotels.
Ocean City Maryland hotels by Geographic Area:
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Downtown Hotels – Inlet through 28th St.
Downtown = the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. If you haven’t seen or visited Ocean City’s award-winning Boardwalk, you won’t regret staying where all the action is. First, there’s tons of nearby entertainment including arcades, amusement parks, roller coasters and haunted houses. There’s also classic Boardwalk fare from Thrasher’s Fries and Dumser’s ice cream to Fisher’s Popcorn, and restaurants right on the Boards including the Frog Bar and Harrison’s Harbor Watch.
There are plenty of hotels, motels and apartments in the Downtown area of Ocean City that allow you to stay amid all the action. You can find luxury properties like the Hilton or Courtyard by Marriott, great family or romantic getaway hotels like the Grand or Holiday Inn, or fun small accommodations with great decks overlooking the Boardwalk like the Safari. The Park Place Hotel is family owned and gets some of the highest traveler reviews for hotels in Ocean City. Additionally, the Dunes Manor was named Ocean City’s best hotel by TripAdvisor in 2014. Here’s the full listing of Downtown hotels and motels
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Midtown Ocean City Maryland Hotels
Places to stay from the end of the Boardwalk to the 61st Street
Midtown hotels and motels offer quieter stays than their Downtown counterparts. Oftentimes, they have quicker access to the many famous the most bars and restaurants in Ocean City. Midtown is also near enough the Boardwalk for easy access by foot or bike, but distant enough that you only have to get caught up in it by choice. Additionally, the Convention Center on 40th Street, with its new Performing Arts Center, is the hub of a lot of activity in Ocean City, making midtown the ideal location for anyone attending events there. If you don’t want the noise and activity of the Boardwalk but still want to be close to Seacrets, the Convention Center and other Ocean City hot spots, midtown is a great place to start your hotel search. Here is a list of some of your midtown hotel/motel options:
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North Ocean City Maryland Hotels
Places to stay from 62nd Street to the Delaware Line
Sometimes called “condo row” because of the many high-rises mixed in along the hotels and motels, Uptown tends to be quieter and is more family-oriented than the midtown and downtown areas. The beach is calmer, but many of the attractions, dining and entertainment options require driving. Northside Park, home to sports fields, free events, and the award-winning Winterfest of Lights, is found uptown. There, you’ll also find the Original Greene Turtle, Gold Coast Mall and many of the locals’ favorite hangouts. Uptown also offers easier access to the golf courses in Delaware, the shopping in Rehoboth, and Delaware Beach activities.
By gaining access to this the uptown area across the Route 90 bridge, you’ll alleviate some traffic woes by avoiding downtown Ocean City. Plus, you can always leave your car in the lot where there’s mostly free parking and take the bus downtown to visit the Boardwalk. The Clarion, which offers luxury and great dining as well as great views of the ocean from their restaurant and fabulous beach tunes on the deck at Lenny’s, the Carousel and the Princess Royale are some of uptown’s most iconic hotels, but far from the only options. Check out all listings below:
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West Ocean City Maryland hotels
Our final stop is actually the first area of town you come to if taking Route 50 all the way into Ocean City. If you want easy access to the Assateague Island National Seashore, first-rate shopping and world-class golf, and don’t mind a drive to the beach, West Ocean City offers exceptional hotel and motel options. Choose one of the hotels or motels below and be just minutes from the wild ponies, Tanger Outlets, Sunset Marina, Harborside Bar and Grill, and so much more. See the West Ocean City hotels and motels below: