Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City Review

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517 Family Reviews
1701 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City MD 21842
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Editor’s Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City

How do you nail the modern child's idea of an awesome beach vacation? Start by consulting the folks at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City. Begin with a ginormous, zero-entry outdoor pool, situated over the Atlantic. Add slides, a lazy river and a pirate ship. Sprinkle in attentive lifeguards to keep the grown-ups mellow, then make tasty poolside fare magically appear, and you've got yourself an amazing family vacation in Ocean City, Md.

This all-suite hotel, built in 2001 and renovated yearly, features 210 suites across 14 stories. Each spacious condo-like space comes with a bedroom door that closes, a private balcony, and a full kitchen. The upscale bathroom also sports a Jacuzzi that delivers a heavenly soak with a rain
... more showerhead above.

The Holiday Inn sits on the boardwalk, but is an easy 1.5-mile walk away from the boardwalk's old-fashioned amusement park (which means you're on the quieter side of the area). If little legs are tired, a tram stops in front of the property; walking isn't a bad idea though, thanks to the shopping and snacking opportunities along the way.

This Holiday Inn has two restaurants under its roof: the casual Coral Reef Cafe & Bar that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the elegant Hemingway's at the Coral Reef, which serves dinner only. Both dining spots feed four kids, ages 12 and under, for free -- as long as an adult is purchasing a meal. By cooking in your suite's kitchen and using the "kids eat free" amenity at both restaurants, a stay at this property is easier on the wallet than you'd think. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Kid-paradise pool with lazy river, slides and pirate ship
  • All-suite, full-kitchen, Jacuzzi-in-every-bathroom property
  • Phenomenal location on boardwalk, where kids eat free
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
Family Amenities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 517 Reviews
I visited Ocean City with my daughter and 3 of her best friends for her 11th birthday. We stayed at the Holiday Inn and Suites on 17th Street, right on the boardwalk overlooking the Ocean. The room was great for this type of ...
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Enter one of the 210 Holiday Inn suites and you're in a cozy living room with a queen sofa bed, chair, flat-screen TV and dining table for four. The sitting area spills into a full galley kitchen that shoulders a lavish bathroom with double sinks and a two-person Jacuzzi tub. All sit on a white-tiled floor. The kitchen and bathroom area flow into a large bedroom with another flat-screen TV and either two queen beds or one king bed. And beyond the bedroom is a large private balcony with a spectacular view.

Want the accessibility of the outdoor pools? Request a lobby level suite with a patio that'll allow the kids to run in and out with ease. The property sits on the quiet end of the boardwalk, but if you prefer to avoid the noise of a happy beach crowd altogether, request a room on a higher floor, where you'll also enjoy nice views.

Speaking of views, choices include oceanfront, southern, or pool vistas. The Oceanfront Suite gives a glorious view of the Atlantic while the Southern Suite balcony gives a view of the ocean, but doesn't directly face it. In some Southern Suites, you can also see the bay that's on the other side of Ocean City's peninsula. The Pool-View Suite has a private patio with a gate that opens to the outdoor pools.

The elegant, spa-like bathroom has a large two-person Jacuzzi tub (four toddlers could easily fit), rain showerhead, beautifully scented toiletries and a telephone.

The kitchen is wildly complete with a four-burner stove, a residential oven, large dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, colander -- you name it. The cleaning crew even leaves packets of dishwasher soap when they clean the suite. Cupboards contain plates, dishes, cups, skillets, pots and pans, while drawers have flatware, can openers, cooking knives, wine openers and the like.

The balcony boasts two large walls on each side creating an ultra-private space to enjoy the view. And this balcony is not teensy -- it's a generous size that holds a large, round patio table with four patio chairs.

The Holiday Inn has connecting rooms, but only one connecting room per floor, so reserve early. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.

Extras in the suite include HBO and the Disney Channel, Wi-Fi, a large in-room safe and a morning newspaper, all at no additional charge to you.

The Holiday Inn offers three specialty suites. One spacious penthouse sprawls across the 12th floor, offering a killer ocean view with a hot tub on the balcony. The penthouse sleeps 10 to 12 people, has two lavish bathrooms (Jacuzzi in each), a full kitchen and a dining table for up to 12. Each of the two bedrooms has its own balcony and there's another large balcony with two outdoor dining tables.

The Holiday Inn also has a regular one-bedroom suite with a hot tub sitting directly in its bedroom and another one-bedroom suite with the hot tub sitting on the patio.

To reserve one of the three specialty suites, call the hotel well in advance at 866-627-8483.


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