This was our first time in Ocean City (OC) and it reminded us of being on the Jersey Shore or Myrtle Beach. The boardwalk scene was mainly made up of college student and young adults. We arrived to OC late in the evening without specific hotel reservations. We tried a couple of hotels on the beach before stumbling upon the Commander Hotel. Actually, the clerk at the Holiday Inn recommended the Commander. I was reticent about staying at a hotel whose name did not ring a familiar bell. Nonetheless, we decided this hotel maybe our only shot in the dark. The Commander had vacancy and was quite accommodating to us as we toured at least 4 guest rooms before deciding to stay. Based on the outstanding views that were offered we choose the Captains Suite to spend the next couple of days.
Before I begin to talk about the room I have to share that the day time clerk named Debi was exceptionally warm, genuine, and helpful. In fact, the staff (room cleaners) were pleasant. Everyone made you feel welcome being at the hotel. The rooms at the Commander were comfortable. The bed was exceptional comfortable. The room décor appeared to mimic a washed out Ralph Lauren feel with the nautical blue coloring. I understand the concept, but the room layout and color made you feel as if you were in a cramped ship cabin.
The bathroom was dated and needed some work. There had been an obvious leak in the celling which was visible. Perhaps they may want to change the ceiling tile to get rid of the water damage stain. While we very much wanted a room with a Jacuzzi, we were not pleased with the condition of the Jacuzzi. Since I was on vacation I wanted to leave my cleaning duties for home.
The hotel is situated in a convenient area, roughly mid-way on the boardwalk which makes for a nice center stroll from end to end on the boardwalk. Boardwalk traffic by the hotel was good; not overly crowded. The wifi in the room was temperamental.
The best feature of the room was the over sized, wrap around balcony which offered ocean, boardwalk, and city views. Waking up to a robust sunrise was quite enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Commander unveils a $5 million dollar renovation which features 3 different types of accommodations: Our Oceanfront Suites Our Oceanview Studios Our Cabana Suites overlooking the pool yet are still only steps from the beach. As you set sail for one of Ocean City’s finest oceanfront hotels, the vacation you deserve awaits you! On the corner of 14th street and the boardwalk, we offer you newly renovated rooms and amenities. Onsite you’ll enjoy our soothing new beach colors and modern room decors. While shopping, restaurants, churches, library, nightlife, marinas, water sports and entertainment are virtually at your fingertips. Rediscover the hotel where fun and relaxation have been the standard for generations. Here you can look forward to days spent on the guarded beach. At lunch enjoy a cold drink and bar fare at our pool side bar while soaking up the sun rays, or simply relax in the cool atmosphere of our indoor pool. In the late afternoon, you might find yourself on the private balcony of your oceanfront suite, watching the fishing yachts returning home after a day of fighting the white or blue marlin. This is a great time to plan your evening dining menu with the great variety of culinary delights Ocean City has to offer. If time or weather are an issue, simply make your way to the family friendly onsite Grottos Pizza and see for yourself why they are the first name in pizza here on the shore. After a spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, you might be inclined to grab your golf clubs and meet downstairs at the Fractured Prune for their famous made to order donuts or a tasty breakfast sandwich before playing one of the area’s fine courses. Our knowledgeable in-house golf concierge is ready to assist you. Family owned since 1930. The tradition continues…..a tradition of service, hospitality and catering to your wishes! The Commander Hotel & Suites Offers: Oceanfront Suites on the Boardwalk Private Balcony or Terrace Refrigerator Microwave Coffee Maker 42″ HD TV with Dish Network Service Guest Laundry Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool with zero entry Grotto Pizza on the Ocean Walking Distance To Major Entertainment & Dining Free Parking Golf Packages Fractured Prune Donut Shop on site Eco Friendly Olive Branch Botanicals Bath Amenities in all guest rooms ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Commander Hotel Ocean City
- Commander Ocean City