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Ocean City Film Festival Weekend Hotel Packages

As film aficionados, artists and curious beach-goers alike gather for the 8th annual Ocean City Film Festival, local hotels are offering discounts and packages to enhance your weekend experience. Ocean City is emerging as not only as a beach lover’s paradise but also as a hub for cultural enthusiasts. 

If you aren’t familiar with the Ocean City Film Festival and you think a weekend getaway sounds great, then consider taking advantage of these hotel packages and buying your tickets to the festival separately.

The Ocean City Film Festival is a growing attraction for filmmakers and cinephiles, offering a platform to showcase and appreciate the diverse world of cinema in coastal Maryland. With a carefully curated selection of films spanning various genres, the festival provides a unique opportunity to witness emerging talent and celebrate the art of storytelling through the lens.

Why Ocean City for the March 7-10 Weekend?

Scenic Backdrop:

Ocean City’s stunning coastline serves as the perfect backdrop for a weekend of cinematic exploration. The pristine beaches and ocean views create an atmosphere of relaxation and inspiration.

Cultural Vibes:

Beyond the sun and sand, Ocean City boasts a lively cultural scene. The film festival adds an extra layer of vibrancy, attracting artists, filmmakers, and enthusiasts who contribute to the city’s cultural tapestry.  Don’t forget to visit the Ocean City Center for the Arts while in town.  They are the primary sponsor of the film festival and their efforts showcase local artists and craftsmen.

Community Connection: 

The festival fosters a sense of community, bringing together people who share a passion for film. Engage in conversations with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and build connections within the vibrant Ocean City film community.

John Walters Live & On Stage 

John Walters will provide commentary on this special showing of his 1988 movie Hairspray on Saturday, March 8 at 8 pm. You won’t want to miss his performance – which was sold out last year.  Buy your tickets now!

Hotel Packages for an Unforgettable Ocean City Film Festival Weekend

Several hotels in Ocean City, Maryland, are offering special packages catering to a variety of preferences and budgets. Dive into the world of film surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of Ocean City’s coastal charm.

Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City

Residence Inn Bayside, Ocean City, MD
Balcony at the Residence Inn, Ocean City, MD

Location: 300 Seabay Lane, Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Dates: Thursday 3/7 & Sunday 3/10: $79, Friday 3/8 & Saturday 3/9 (2-night minimum): $129 per night
Booking: Reserve Online or Call 443-664-7043 (mention OC Film Festival)

Holiday Inn Oceanfront

Location: 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD
Dates: Thursday 3/7: $69.00, Friday 3/8 & Saturday 3/9: $89.00
Room Type: Queen/Queen Suite Oceanfront Pool View
Booking: Reserve Online or Call 410.524.1600 (mention OC Film Festival)

Princess Royale

Location: 9100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
Dates: Thursday 3/7 to Sunday 3/10, 2024: $119 per night oceanfront view/pool view suites
Booking: Call 1-800-4-ROYALE to book your room.  Use the group name and block code. (Group name: OC Film Festival, Block code: 24OCFILM) You can see the hotel here:  View Hotel 

Cambria Hotel Ocean City Bayfront

Location: 13 Street Louis Ave.
Dates: Thursday 3/7: $79 Queen/Queen or King/sofa bed, Friday 3/8 & Saturday 3/9 (2-night minimum): $99 Queen/Queen or King/sofa bed
Booking: Reserve Online or Call Marge Steele at 443-373-4093 or sales@cambriaoc.com (mention OC Film Festival)

Each hotel offers a unique experience, ranging from cozy retreats to luxurious escapes. Take advantage of these exclusive packages to make the most of your Ocean City Film Festival weekend.

Festival Highlights:

  • Thursday 3/7: Opening Night reception 5-7 pm & featured films shown
  • Friday 3/8 Through Sunday 3/10: Films screened throughout the day

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the world of cinema against the stunning backdrop of Ocean City. Book your stay now and join the celebration of cinematic arts at the Ocean City Film Festival.


Ann has been with StateVentures since 1999. She moved from Annapolis to Berlin, MD to be closer to Ocean City. She splits her work week between the two locations to help clients and visitors get the best information and value out of our sites. She loves a camera and any excuse to use it.  Her kids are both grown and off adventuring.  Ann loves to travel with her kids and lives with her dog Marley when she's not in Virginia fishing.

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