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Ocean City, Maryland Hotels
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Find the Best Ocean City, Maryland Hotels
There are hundreds of Ocean City, Maryland hotels, so choosing just one for your beach vacation can feel a bit overwhelming. To make it more complicated, there are other lodging options like condos, camping, vacation rentals, motels, and more. There’s something for every family, group 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.
Our team of locals and Ocean City experts have put together some handy insider tips for picking your perfect Ocean City hotel. Once you decide on an area, view our top hotel recommendations by location. Ready to book? View pricing and availability and reserve your room with our online booking. Happy travels!
How to choose the best Hotel in Ocean City, MD for your family
- 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 each has some great things to offer. Read below for a quick overview of each area, or learn more on our Ocean City Area Guide page.
- Take a look at our recommended hotels organized by interest or location, or search by location and amenities using our hotel directory.
- Compare rates and availability and reserve your stay with our Booking Tool.
- 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 condos, motels and vacation rentals.
Ocean City, MD Hotel Recommendations
Ocean City Hotels by Area:
Downtown = The Famous Ocean City Boardwalk. (Inlet through 28th St.)
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 including the Shenanigan’s 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 and of course you get the beautiful Ocean City beach at your doorstep.
Quieter than Downtown with Convenient Access to Bars, Restaurants, Convention Center
(Boardwalk to 61st Street)
Midtown hotels and motels offer quieter stays than their Downtown counterparts. Oftentimes, they have quicker access to 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.
North Ocean City Hotels
Beachfront Condos, Less Crowded Beach & Great for Families
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. By gaining access to North Ocean City 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, and the Princess Royale are some of uptown’s most iconic hotels, but far from the only options.
West Ocean City Hotels
Easiest Access to Assateague, Shopping, Golf Courses, but a Drive to the Beach
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.
Oceanfront Hotels in Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, Maryland has more than ten miles of oceanfront hotels. 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.
Boardwalk Hotels in Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City, Maryland’s award-winning boardwalk stretches more than 2.5 miles along the beach. There are oceanfront hotels that line the boardwalk and also are hotels within walking distance of Ocean City’s famous boardwalk. These hotels will be in the downtown area from the inlet to 28th Street.