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“Very disappointed.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront

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Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront
Ranked #51 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Maryville
1 review
“Very disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

The pictures on the website were not of the hotel we ended up with -- both on the boardwalk, but while we thought we were staying at the much nicer, much upgraded hotel in a suite, we instead got a rundown, shabby, cramped room that left a lot to be desired. Upon checkout, I asked the hotel clerk if others had had the same problem. Her response? "You would be surprised. We get that a lot!" Seems to me then that maybe it's set up that way on purpose. Will never book with this chain again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We did not enjoy our stay . When we made the reservations I ask for the highest floor and we were put on ground level . We thought we booked the room for 12th st and they gave us 24th st . It was a nonsmoking room and there was a butt in the kitchen sink . That shows how well the room was cleaned . :(

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed here for one night Upon check in the front desk person was not very friendly, The room we were issued had a problem with the door, I will say the repair guy for the hotel was very friendly and did whatever he could to help us, I think his name was Tyrone or similar . New room keys were issued and with some wiggling we got into our room, The room was small, looked more like 2 full size beds then queens. The hotel needs some major updating, the lobby bathroom is GROSS! When we checked out we advised the front desk person (same one who checked us in) that we had additional trouble with the door, she could care less. Basically kept saying it was noted in the red book, The manager was nice. To me it is not a $100.00 a night room, more like 65. or 70. The entire hotel needs a deep cleaning, Even the indoor pool water was cloudy.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel mid-trip, and because It was off season, got a good rate for one night. ocean front, but I cannot imagine staying for any longer, the room was on the small side, the elevator was filthy,the plastic at the top of It was broken, the walkways were quite dingy, and everything just seemed kind of old. The bed was comfortable and the oceanfront location is wonderful, of course, but we checked what the in season rate would be, and they must be crazy. We did not have to use the fold out sofa, but it looked dirty and old. A few years ago I remember staying at the HJ on 12th (or 14th) and It was miles above this place. The staff we dealt with were pleasant enough, but I do not recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Syracuse, New York
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

We check in, get put in ground floor room by pool. It was dirty and nothing worked in room. I went to desk, got upgraded to oceanfront room. Carpet was wet, and there was bird poop in the room. There was also items of clothing in the fold out couch. Eww. My hubby said he wasn't moving again, so after finally finding housekeeping, I asked for Lysol, the non English speaking people, gave me Febreeze. I gave up and bought Lysol.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Pikesville
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Location was great but we had difficulty in getting hot water especially in the sink. Room was not well cleaned. Cleaning crew was in a hurry to leave. restaurant on premises was good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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York New Salem
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Wow. Sorry I wasted my money. Oceanfront was the only good thing about this place. Small and outdated. No hot water, only got luke warm. Slow elevetor when it did work. Lights out in starways. Sink in bathroom clogged. Very low class.would never patronize this hotel again. If you want to stay at dump and pay for luxury stay here.Heard people above us all the time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront

Property: Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront
Address: 2401 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3466
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #51 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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