Hampton Inn & Suites Ocean City/Bayfront Convention Center Review

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4301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City MD 21842
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Editor’s Review of Hampton Inn & Suites Ocean City/Bayfront Convention Center

Founded in 1875 as a small fishing village, Ocean City, Md. has grown into a busy summer beach resort town. While many of the hotel and motel properties have been there almost as long, and are showing their age, the Hampton Inn & Suites is only two years young, with a fresh, modern d├ęcor.

While not situated directly on Ocean City's 10-mile public beach, this five-floor property is still a convenient home base just one block from the shore. It's also close to all the area attractions: amusement parks, miniature golf, horseback riding, shopping, and -- for the adults -- golf and the Casino at Ocean Downs. This hotel is south of the Ocean City Expressway, the main road leading to Ocean City, and several blocks north of where the
... more famous 2.25-mile boardwalk begins. It's also the closest lodging to the Ocean City Roland E. Powell Convention Center, so there is a mix of leisure and business guests.

There are actually several advantages to not being on the beachfront. This is a new property, which means rates are generally lower, and the area is less noisy in the height of the summer season. The hotel actually sits on the Isle of Wight Bay, and being "bayside" allows you to enjoy picturesque water views from the balconies and pool deck, especially colorful at sunset.

Hampton Inn properties are great for families because of the brand's signature offerings, including free hot breakfast, 24-hour coffee service, and an attention to cleanliness, which extends to the duvet covers, washed between each guest stay. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Pleasant views of Isle of Wight Bay
  • Quiet location, one block from main hotel row
  • Complimentary hot breakfast daily
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
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This Hampton Inn has 81 standard guestrooms and 32 suites, all of which feature standard amenities, including flat-screen TV's, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, iron/ironing boards, hair dryers, WaterPik shower heads and curved shower rods. All rooms have private balconies, and half are on the side facing the Isle of Wight Bay. The balconies are just wide enough for the two chairs provided.

There are multiple room configurations available, including two queen beds, one king bed with a sofa bed, one king bed studio suite with a sofa bed, two queen beds in a studio suite with a sofa bed and accessible rooms. Adjoining rooms are available and can combine two rooms with two queen beds, two rooms with one king and two queen beds or two suites.

Families might enjoy staying in a spacious one-room studio suite with two queen beds, a sofa bed, bar sink, under-the-counter refrigerator and microwave. There are long, spacious work surfaces and ergonomic desk chairs, too. The granite countertops in the bathroom's separate vanity area are attractive, but the modern design means they are too high for little ones to reach the faucet handles.

The "Hampton Bed," a brand mainstay, means the duvet cover is washed between each guest stay. Cribs, playpens and rollaway beds are all available at no extra charge, but are limited in number and are first come, first served.

There is free high-speed Internet access that is fast and reliable. There are no charges for local calls and no surcharges for using calling cards. There are premium movie channels on the TV, plus in-room movies and kids' networks, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and ABC Family. An informational guidebook on the desk provides local information, including a TV-channel line-up and restaurant information.

Security measures include latch locks installed high on the frame of the balcony doors, in-room safes, and peepholes in the door to each guestroom. There are no outlet covers.

Energy-saving programs through Hampton's corporate "Take Care" initiative are in place at this property, including a linen reuse program, smart thermostat systems, LED and fluorescent lighting, potato and paper-based dining products, Energy Star appliances and water saving pool filters. Bath amenities are 99 percent natural and biodegradable. The complimentary toiletries provided are Neutrogena brand and come in a mild, lightly scented formula.


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