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Wilmington, Delaware
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the room realized that the AC was not working & couldn't open window. A maintenance man came & showed us the switch on the wall located in the by the vanity. They could have indicated that because as I was sitting waiting for maintenance I was looking for other lodging. Once fixed my companion & I decided since... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The only nice thing about this place is that it is walking distance to the beach! Aside from the room having a strange odor to it, there were flies everywhere-inside and out! The beds were so uncomfortable and my husband kept catching his ankle on the frame that was bigger than the actual bed. When taking a shower, the water... More 

Thank Nifinjer
carouselresort, Public Relations Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We sincerely apologize for the substandard condition of your room and safety. We take great pride in our high standards of cleanliness. Unfortunately, you experienced a time when we obviously did not meet those standards. On behalf of our entire staff here at The Ambassador Inn we... More 

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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were told check in at 2 so we waited from 11 to 2 then told they gave all the clean rooms away and we had to wait 20minutes. We sat in the tiny lobby with the broken bathroom and after twenty minutes we weren't told anything. We had to go up and ask the rude girl if it was... More 

Thank agrah171
carouselresort, Public Relations Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay. I am sorry to hear about your experience with us. However, bedbugs is something that gets brought into the hotel by other guests. We do the best we can to find them before we check any of our guests into the room. Once again, I am sorry... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I landed this hotel through Hotwire and after reading reviews on it, I was terrified to stay here. After arriving at the hotel I quickly learned that it was not nearly as bad as I was expecting. The room was very small but it was clean and there was no sign of bed bugs. The shower came out in a... More 

Thank SCT5150
carouselresort, Public Relations Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. I appreciate you giving us a chance even after reading some- not go great reviews. We are always updating and finding ways to make our hotel a better experience for our guests. We thank you for your review and we look forward to having you... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were visiting for 3 nights. We just needed a room to sleep. Were given a room on the 3rd floor. One parking spot was adequate. Its an 80 yr old building so we understood it has personality. Very close to boardwalk. Like the location! Simple key and door knob on the room doors. Would have liked a better safety... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

One of the worse experiences I have had in over 30 years of traveling. What was suppose to be a fun celebration between family and friends for my son's 25th birthday turned into a nightmare. Warning this is a lengthy review the bottom line is do not stay here. We rented 2 two bedroom apartments D & J. Apartment D:... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A family member paying for accommodations booked this hotel. It would not have been my choice given the reviews. And, after staying here, I would only recommend this for someone on a strict budget and ok with a slightly lower than average expectation. The hotel is very small, old and a little dingy. We stayed two nights in room “I”... More 

Thank TTH1
carouselresort, Public Relations Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. However, thank you for taking the time to write a review, we only want to be better. Happy customers makes us happy. We are in a prime location to most of everything you could need in Ocean City. Our hotel is perfect for beach goers. The problems... More 

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79 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This place definitely wasn't the best place I've ever stayed. We couldn't get two parking passes which was inconvenient, there was an old coffee bag in the maker, and the light for the bathroom is on the outside. But it was clean and quiet as far as guests goes. However wifi didn't work on 3rd floor but we only stayed... More 

Thank Taylor S
carouselresort, Public Relations Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. Unfortunately the way that the building and our surround buildings are placed, we are extremely limited with parking spaces which is why we only offer one parking pass. However, there is no excuse for the coffee maker issue and I will be sure to bring... More 

Towson, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

After reading the other reviews I was REALLY nervous about staying here. Is it a 5 star hotel...absolutely not. Is it ok? Yup. We stayed for 2 nights with a group of 11 people. We had rooms J and K which were on complete opposite sides of the facility but not a big deal. The deck while slanted and has... More 

3 Thank allsunnedup
carouselresort, General Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

We first wanted to thank you for taking the time to review the Ambassador Inn. The hotel is now managed by the Carousel Group as of January 1st, 2016. The Ambassador Inn is a great hotel for guests looking to come to the beach without breaking the bank. With it's great downtown location, it's close to many popular restaurants and... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

The shower was covered with mold and didn't train. We had to use the plunger in the room. The water pressure was so poor and the shower head was very low on the wall. The water temperature went from warm to scolding hot and you had to either shower cold or be burned. Our room was never cleaned and we... More 

3 Thank xnatalie87
carouselresort, General Manager at The Ambassador Inn, responded to this review

We would like to apologize on behalf of the hotel for your less than stellar stay, however, we do want you to know that effective January 1st, 2016, the Ambassador Inn became the newest member of the Carousel Group. The Ambassador Inn is located in a great location just a block away from the boardwalk which makes it the perfect... More 

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Additional Information about The Ambassador Inn

Address: 5th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: £177 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Ambassador Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“good location to boardwalk”
  • bedbug in room G
 of 5 bubbles agrah171, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to get 2nd or 1st floor rooms since they have balconies”
  • outside balcony
  • Clean Sheets
  • Closet
  • Bedroom
  • Ceiling that started peeling and falling apart
 of 5 bubbles TTH1, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here or at their sister hotel the Tidelands Carribean!”
 of 5 bubbles 921js, 5 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Dont get any unless u want bitten all night and want to wake up with red, swollen bites covering your body!!!”
 of 5 bubbles JeffH549, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Third floor room. NO bed bugs, a fridge, TV and microwave were the perks. Stained carpets, thin towels and a stained bathtub were the pits”
 of 5 bubbles Cindygal1, 6 Aug 2011 | Read review
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