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Beach Plaza Hotel
Ranked #40 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
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“Only 1 Night Stay!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were in between Hotels and needed just one night and this place accommodated us on a very short notice! We had a GREAT time in just the one night that we stayed with 6 Adults & 6 Kids in a very cozy room! Very clean and enjoyable! Would come back!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
So glad to hear you enjoyed your one night stay in our newly refurbished Efficiency units. We have received many positive comments on the renovations and will complete the second floor over the winter. Hopefully you can return later this year for a longer stay or go ahead and book now for 2014.
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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We have been staying at the apartments here for about 15 years and this is the worst experience we have ever had. To begin with they messed up our room assignment the first night we arrived and had to stay in one room the first night and move to another the next. The place was dirty when we arrived and has not been updated or maintained well for a number of years. One bedroom had zero lighting in it. The house keeping service was terrible. They didn't clean our room until we complained on Thursday (we arrived on Saturday). We had to ask daily for clean towels and the garbage to be removed. We had asked twice for the bathrooms to be cleaned and they didn't comply. We also ran out of toilet paper twice and had to ask for it. We had left the room at 9:30 one day and left the please clean our room sign on the door. When we returned at 5:30 they hadn't touched the room. The dirty towels from the previous day were still there and there were no clean ones to use. They hadn't even come in the room. The noise factor when staying on the first floor is poor. the people moving about on the second floor is extremely loud. this has always been an issue here. The furnishings in the place have gotten less and less from year to year. They continue to raise their prices but make no improvements. This family will be looking for a new place to stay next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
We are so sorry to hear about recent stay and how we did not deliver outstanding service . Your comments have been shared with the executive housekeeper so the staff can be properly retrained in providing the service that all guests should receive.
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We planned to stay here for 2 nights in July for a quick getaway in Ocean City. The hotel was not as expensive as other in the area but was still expensive so we figured it would be ok. When we arrived, the downstairs looked like a old school Parlor which may be great for some but not for us. The room was very small, slightly musty with terribly thin walls. We could hear the neighbors easily (loud obnoxious kids and parents) during the day and at night. The room seemed like a cheap highway super 8 motel. Now there is nothing wrong with a Super 8 motel but at least you know what your getting into with Super 8 and they don't charge 4 star prices. Yea, yea, the location was on the Boardwalk and the beach but the beach was too rough and freezing (not hotel's fault). Long story short, we were so disappointed with the entire situation that we checked out immediately after our first night forfeiting our second night. Thats not a particularly smart financial move but it was the best decision for us and we don't regret it. Im sure this hotel has a particular clientele but we are not it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments about your July stay at the Beach Plaza. As you noted our rooms in the hotel are small and we may not appeal to everyone. We do pride ourselves with excellent customer service and a terrific housekeeping staff.
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York, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I could not seem to find a TripAdvisor listing for the Beach Plaza Hotel Apartments, so I am submitting my review under the listing for the hotel itself. In addition to the normal hotel rooms, the Beach Plaza also offers 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, apartments that are located to the rear of the hotel, so it is not necessary to cross any of the busy Ocean City streets to reach the boardwalk or beach. The apartments are quite large and comfortable. They are provided with all linens, a reasonably well equipped kitchen, and daily maid service. Our group of 6, ranging in age from 4 to 66, stayed in apartment 509 during June 22-29, 2013. As many reviewers have commented about the hotel, the apartments are also old and could use some updating and even some repairs, but overall, the apartments are still very nice and convenient for an Ocean City vacation. The young ladies providing the daily maid service were exceptionally friendly, very competent in their work, and handled our needs well. Although the kitchen is somewhat equipped, I would suggest that it is a good idea to take along one or two favorite cooking pans and skillets - just in case what has been supplied with the apartment doesn't quite meet your needs. I can't say enough about the beds - they were very very comfortable!! The only complaint that we had is the fact that there is no insulation or soundproofing in the ceiling the separates the lower floor apartment (509 where we stayed) and the upper floor apartment (510). The people in 510 seemed to do a LOT of walking back and forth across the apartment floor, which treated us to a lot of noise, but it was only for a relatively small portion of the day so it was not unbearable. If you are a person who likes a modern, up to date, condo or apartment for your vacation, this is not the place to book. But, if you enjoy staying in an older, comfortable location with a little history and character, the Beach Plaza Hotel Apartments would be an excellent choice.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Thank you for your in depth review of your stay at the Beach Plaza apartments. So glad your entire family was able to enjoy the beach and being together.
Our winter plans include updating the apartments and I have noted your comments and will pass them along to our maintenance staff.
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Hyde Park, New York
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is an older hotel but very nice. The location is perfect... right on the boardwalk and near a beach entrance. They have a porch with rocking chairs which I sat on early in the morning watching the sunrise. Coffee was provided in the lobby and always ready by 6am. In the afternoon they put lemonade out on the porch.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
The entire staff is delighted that you enjoyed your visit at the Beach Plaza. Our beach front location can't be beat and we are hoping you will return in the near future.
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Hyde Park, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Did I say it was in a great location? Right on the boardwalk with the beach on the other side. And also two minutes from one our favorite places to eat (see my review of Brass Balls). Loved rocking on the front porch after a long, tiring day Lemonade was also provided there as a nice touch. The building was nicer than I expected after staying in many Jersey shore hotels. As an older building, I feel it was kept up nicely. It looks like our room had been recently been done over but since I don't stay in the room too much it is not too critical as long as it is clean (it was). Parking was great...attendants were on duty to insure that only hotel patrons were using the lot.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed our LOCATION!!! Nothing better than staying just steps away from the beach. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our front porch. That is one of our favorite features about the hotel. Please come back and see us again soon. Be on the look out for some great fall specials.

Happy Summer!
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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Overall, the hotel was a nice place to stay. The location was perfect and the staff was very friendly. This was a clean place to stay, but the rooms need renovated. There was no safe or mini fridge in the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Caitlin E, General Manager at Beach Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback from your recent stay at the Beach Plaza Hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed our location. It is so nice being so close to the boardwalk. We are always making improvements and renovations to our hotel. We look forward to you coming back and seeing us again in the future.

Happy Summer!
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Property: Beach Plaza Hotel
Address: 1301 Atlantic Ave, 13th Street & the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842-7348
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Plaza oceanfront hotel is located at 13th Street on the famous Ocean City, MD Boardwalk. The hotel’s beachfront location is ideal for family beach vacations, weekend getaways or your next golf vacation. Beach Plaza guests are just a short stroll down the boardwalk to numerous restaurants, nightclubs, amusement rides and shopping.The Beach Plaza Hotel offers a variety of accommodations to meet your needs, from oceanfront guest rooms, efficiencies and 1-bedroom apartments to spacious 3-bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to eight guests. Hotel amenities include free parking, on-site bike rental, comfortable rocking chairs on the spacious porch overlooking the boardwalk and convenient beach rentals for your chair, umbrella and boogie board desires.Enjoy our warm Eastern Shore hospitality, spectacular ocean views and spacious accommodations - all just steps from spectacular Atlantic beaches and the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. ... more   less 
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Hotel Phillips Beach Plaza
Phillips Beach Plaza Ocean City
Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel

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