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Princess Bayside Beach Hotel
Ranked #66 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Frederick, MD
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It was ok, nothing that special.”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We arrived in OC early on a Saturday morning. After a long drive, we were hoping to possible check-in early, but our room was not available (the family staying in it requested a late check-out which backed us up). So we changed and went to the pool (which is rooftop and really nice!) It had a great view of the bay. The only bad part was you had to walk a ways to get to the building that the pool was on and then take the elevator all the way to the top. Then you got up to the pool and there was no bathroom, so you had to get back into the elevator and go down a floor to find the bathroom. And just so you know, there is only one bathroom that we could find on the 5th floor and it has a handicap sign on the front and there are no signs telling you where the bathroom is so good luck! After the pool we laid out at the bay (not that many chairs so bring your towel to sit in the sand). I really like the bay area because there are no waves and it is very relaxing. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boats, everything right there behind the hotel...very convenient! And the front desk will give you coupons for it. We finally got to check in at 4:05 (late!) Our room was ok, nothing special. Really old tv, couldn't even hook up a DVD player to it. Shower had no pressure and if someone else was taking a shower on the floor then the water would not get hot. The really bad part about the room was that their was no balcony :( We love to hang out on the balcony and read :( Anyway, the walls were paper thin and drunks coming from Seacrets would wake us up at 3-4AM screaming and running down the hallway for HOURS! I couldn't believe that hotel security didn't say ANYTHING to them! I really think one of the managers was from Jersey and so were the drunks so they were probably buddies. By the second night, I had enough and called security myself. They are lucky I didn't just call the cops because it went on ALL night! All in all, GREAT LOCATION (one block or so from Seacrets and so close to everything else!) We might stay there again if the price is right, but probably in a bayfront room so we can have a balcony. Hope this helps!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
Thank you for you comments and we are pleased you enjoyed our rooftop pool and bay side beach areas. We do have three rest rooms available for our guest using the rooftop pool, one located on the 5th floor directly under the pool area and two on the 1st floor by our banquet and meeting facilities, both easily accessible by the elevators. Your security concerns have been discussed with our Director of Security. We feel you would be very pleased if you choose our Bayfront Efficiency when you return.
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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2011

I have stayed at the Princess Bayside two times during a conference in Ocean City and have enjoyed it both times. It is conveniently located to everything OC has to offer. The hotel staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel is a bit older, but seems to be pretty well maintained. I have had no issues either visit.

I look forward to going back to the Princess Bayside for a vacation when I can take advantage of its closeness to the beach!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
We thank you for your comments and look forward to your return.
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Philadelphia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

We stayed 3 nights & have to rave about the staff. We encountered a few minor problems & the staff took care of everything with the upmost efficiency & in the most friendly manner. First, we had to change our reservation from Sunday thru Tuesday night to Monday thru Wednesday night, due to Hurricane Irene. Then, our friends had a problem with the air condition & so did we. We needed the safe opened & the security staff member came to our room in about 5 minutes. All problems were fixed quickly. The nicest thing the staff did, was find us a quiet private place so we could play cards late one evening. They acted above & beyond. Thank you Babara & night manager too.
We had a great time.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
We are pleased you were able to change your plans due to the Hurricane and able enjoy your stay. Thank you for your nice comments and we look forward to your next stay..
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Ranson, West Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2011

I am looking forward to staying at this hotel during my upcoming business trip,Sept 17-19. I've been to O.C. many times, this will be a first in the Princess Bayside. I've based my review this far on the ease of booking this hotel.

Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
The Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is pleased you had a positive reservation experience. We look forward to your stay.
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2011

This is the second time we have been to this hotel. The last time was two years ago. This time we were given a great deal for a five night stay. The staff is very friendly and cannot do enough for you. The location is great. To the negative, I must say that there have been no improvements to their facility since our last stay and things are showing wear and tear (carpet, walls, tiles). The bedding was just okay. I wish I had brought my own pillow. They did have an elevator issue but fixed it right away. If you aren't concerned with perfect everything, it is convenient to the beach and to restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
Thank you for recognizing our friendly staff. The Princess Bayside Beach Hotel has plans to replace our hallway wall and floor coverings by early 2012. We look forward to your return.
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Princess Bayside in Ocean City, MD for 2 nights. We were able to check in early, which is always a plus. We stayed in a suite which was very comfortable and clean. They have a pool on the roof with a tiki bar. There is also a bar called Finnigans attached to the hotel. It was in a great location in terms of restaurants and beach availability. The staff was very helpful! If you are looking for a hotel in OCMD, I would definitely suggest Princess Bayside on 48th Street.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2011
Thank you for recognizing our helpful staff & clean rooms. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to your return.
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reston
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We have stayed at Princess Bayside a couple of times a year for the past several years and this past stay was so awful that we are never going back again! The hotel management was absolutely terrible and definitely does not care at all about repeat business or customer satisfaction! For $250 a night, you would think differently. With so many other locations available in OC, why would anyone consider giving these money grubbing idiots a chance to ruin their vacation and yes, they did RUIN ours! Never ever again are they going to get that chance! I have also reported them to the Better Business Bureau for changing the price on us at the last minute when we were already at the hotel and had basically no choice but to stay. If you do stay there- be careful- you can't use the beach at nights- Friday or Sat because of the pitiful weddings they have there-seems all they are about and not the rest of the entire hotel there!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leslie48, General Manager at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2011
Unfortunately this guest may not be telling the whole story. The rate quoted would not be changed unless the guest choose to upgrade their room type or arrived with additional guests. Our beach may be reserved for wedding a ceremony or other special events. Wedding ceremonies usually last no longer than an hour. The beach may be used before and after the event. Guest may use their balconies at any time unless they become disruptive towards other guests of the Hotel which include our wedding guest. We care about all of our guest which is why security will enforce our policies if a guest disturb other guests.
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Property: Princess Bayside Beach Hotel
Address: 48th Street & Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Princess Bayside Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 194
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