We have stayed at The Dunes Manor Hotel countless times over the past decade and beyond. We always seem to gravitate to The Dunes Manor when staying in Ocean City, MD. The current management is, well, cheap. They cut corners at the expense of the guests. The hotel rooms have not been renovated for many years. Same ole, same ole. I'm sick of looking at the same light yellow blanket on the beds. These blankets provide very little warmth. They are very worn-out and have become thin over the years. I filled out a comment card to this regard, but no change. The mattresses are hard and uncomfortable. You are lucky if you have fitted sheets. Most of the time the mattress is covered with a flat sheet which slides right off when sleeping. You end up sleeping on the mattress. The towels are so-so, thin and somewhat worn. Interestingly enough, a few years ago new windows were installed in the hotel rooms. However, these windows are cheap and very inferior. When you slide the window up, is drops right back down. This can be injurious to a person's hand or fingers. There are no brackets in which to hold the window up. What a waste of money. If the management were not so cheap, better and functional windows could have been installed. The carpeting itself is old and becoming worn-out. The regular hotel rooms are relatively small, comprising two beds, one small night stand, two small reading lights, one TV cabinet with three drawers, a table and two chairs and one floor lamp. That's it! The television is the old-fashioned type (not flat-screen). The walls are thin, so hope for quiet neighbors on both sides and above the hotel room. The sink is located in a small area with a tiny fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The complimentary in-room packs of coffee tastes like battery acid. I can't stomach the stuff. Same is true for the complimentary coffee in the hotel lobby. The room-service menu is extremely limited and expensive. Don't go there. The bathroom is small and generally the toilets have plumbing problems. The room is so small, you can't stand to look out the windows because the bed is almost adjacent to the wall/HVAC unit. You have to look out the glass door with built-in venation blinds or go out on the deteriorating deck to see the ocean. The ocean view is magnificent at The Dunes Manor. Internet service in the hotel room leaves a great deal to be desired. I have never had much luck with connectivity. There is an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and tiny little hot tub which holds no more than four people (two is more like it) and with scorching, steaming hot water! There are only two elevators for this large hotel, so expect long waits especially during the busy season. Good luck getting a bell-cart for your luggage during busy periods. The Victorian lobby is the finest feature of the hotel. Hot tea and stale, store-bought cookies are available at 4:00pm each day. Do yourself a favor and don't bother with the daily "Tea," as it's no prize. The restaurant is so-so, but has a beautiful view of the ocean. That's the main draw card for us -- the ocean view from all parts of the hotel and the wooden porch (veranda) facing the ocean. The rates for these tiny hotel rooms in the summer are ridiculous. That's when we head south for much better, larger oceanfront hotel rooms for two-thirds the price of The Dunes Manor Hotel such as we did at Myrtle Beach, SC, this summer. Winter is the best time to stay at The Dunes Manor to reap the lower rates. They get you on holiday weekends with a 2 or 3 night minimum. Plus, if there are any events in Ocean City the weekend of your stay the rate will be higher and the AAA discount will not apply. I have found the hotel rooms to basically be clean. However, the cleanliness is overshadowed by the old furniture and worn-out bed/bath linens. I would recommend this hotel taking the above comments into consideration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dunes Manor Hotel & All Suites properties offer a unique hospitality experience when visiting Ocean City, Maryland. At the Dunes Manor Hotel you will walk through our front doors and be transported back to the gentle days of a bygone era. Truly ocean front, these properties embrace the stunning views with each guest room offering a private balcony and, at the Dunes Manor Hotel, a wide verandah complete with rocking chairs to take it all in. A location second to none, the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites properties are the perfect choice for couples, groups and family getaways. Our all-suites property is at the onset of the famous Ocean City Boardwalk and is equipped with a full size refrigerator, microwave, cook-top stove and 46" HDTV. While at the Dunes Suites property, all the amenities at the Dunes Manor Hotel are available for your use including the full service restaurant, The Victorian Room; the indoor/outdoor bar (seasonal) Zippy Lewis Lounge, heated indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. All properties offer complimentary Wi-Fi access and free off street parking. Afternoon Team is served daily at 3:00 pm and is a tradition started by the Hotel's owner and entrepreneur, Thelma Conner back in 1987. Join the staff as they serve the signature tea with cookies and crumpets with genuine hospitality. What a great opportunity to mingle with fellow guests and learn more of the history of Ocean City Maryland. Whether you choose to relax by our heated pool, enjoy the salty ocean air from the outside deck, explore the Boardwalk, shop, dine or visit some of Ocean City's best attractions, the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites will help make your dream stay a reality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunes Manor Hotel Ocean City
- Hotel Dunes Manor
- Dunes Manor Ocean City Md