Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Review

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Two 15th Street, Ocean City MD 21842
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Editor’s Review of Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City

The Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront, built in 2009, is a beautiful hotel with sparkling-clean and cozy rooms spanning four floors. The intimacy of this hotel assures you of personal service (everyone knows your name), and boasts an unbeatable location on the Ocean City boardwalk.

At the Courtyard, you'll be a quick tram ride or easy walk to the old-time seashore amusement park and all of its goodies. We're talking fun shopping, dining, snacking (thick shakes, funnel cakes and pizza-by-the-slice, anyone?), arcade centers, bike rentals and so much more.

The hotel's guestrooms offer two queen beds or one king with a pullout sofa, and most deliver a spectacular Atlantic and boardwalk view. Have a big family? Just
... more ask for one of the dozens of connecting rooms. Parents will also appreciate the mini-fridges and microwaves.

A stay at this hotel gives you incredible proximity to the beach itself. Forget lugging heavy bags and little kids over hilly sandy paths, only to realize that you forgot water bottles and sun block. If you've forgotten something here, it's a snap to run to your room and back again to the beach (just bring your keycard -- security is tight in this hotel, providing peace of mind for parents with little ones racing around).

You'll likely note that an outdoor activity pool is missing from this hotel. What it does offer, however, is a sweet indoor-outdoor pool that sits under a glassed-in atrium.

A family-owned restaurant -- the Captain's Table -- is also inside the property. And it's not your usual hotel restaurant -- visitors come from around the region to dine at the Captain's Table for dinner. Breakfast, lunch, desserts and snacks are also served, and a pianist accompanies on Friday and Saturday evenings. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Located in the heart of Ocean City
  • Beautiful pool with children's splash pad
  • Array of amenities for parents of young kids
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  • Beach
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
Family Amenities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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The Courtyard has 91 guestrooms sprawling throughout four floors. Upon entering a guestroom, you'll feel the unmistakable vibe of a peaceful escape. The airy, spacious and beach-hued guestrooms, with individual climate control, are just what we all hope to find when we first slide that key-card into the lock.

When you reserve your guestroom, you'll have the choice between two queen beds or one king bed with a pullout sofa. Each room is designed to serve four guests. If you have a larger family, just request one of the 40 connecting rooms at this property.

When you make your reservation, you'll also have the choice of an oceanfront or city view. All of the oceanfront rooms come with a beautiful sky-blue colored balcony, as do most of the rooms with a city view (but not all). For the least amount of noise -- especially during the summers -- reserve a fourth-floor room. If you want the true ease of running from the beach into your room (and back again), ask for a room on the ground floor, but be advised these rooms will be noisy. Corner rooms offer the largest balconies with breathtaking views, while third floor rooms put you conveniently on the same floor as the pool, fitness room and laundry facilities. In the summer, rooms near the elevator are not likely a quiet choice.

Every room is comfortable and white-glove tidy with a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, spacious desk and ergonomic chair. The small bathrooms and shower-tub combos are modern, yet basic. While complimentary cribs are provided, rollaway beds are not available.

Admittedly, the in-room coffee maker runs on the small side, but you can grab a cup of complimentary coffee or tea at the hotel lobby's coffee buffet -- available from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily.

In-room safes are not provided, but a safe deposit box is available at the front desk.

If you're in the mood for a bells-and-whistles, two- or three-bedroom experience, check out the luxury condos -- owned by the Miramar company -- which sprawl across the hotel's fifth floor. These beauties boast full kitchens with ovens, granite counters, a full washer and dryer, large bedrooms, a lavish bathroom with Jacuzzi tubs, room service and access to the Marriott's amenities, including the pool, fitness room and business center.


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