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Lankford Hotel
Ranked #18 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Great place to relax in Ocean City. They have kept the Old Charm and that is rare.
The family that owns the hotel is great and they keep the rooms very clean.
Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the boardwalk, it is worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank fortlaud1212
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

This is a family run hotel. It is right on the Boardwalk, cheap, and clean. Very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Free, upgraded continental breakfast in mornings. I have stayed here many times, and will continue. Feels very safe, clean, and very affordable. No pool, and a little dated, but quaint. I would recomend The Lankford Hotel to anyone on a budget or with familys.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank doglover1972
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Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Family-owned, the Lankford Hotel is actually a series of five buildings with a range of options from standard hotel rooms to full apartments. The family that owns and runs it was there all the time, or so it seemed, and they were very helpful.
I stayed there Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend (the traditional end of the beach season), and the rates were surprisingly low.
I had a room for two nights. It was a bit on the smallish side and sparsely furnished (no desk), but clean and comfortable. There was a ceiling fan, which was nice, and the shower had a liquid-soap dispenser in it, which was also a nice touch.
A continental breakfast (toast, bagels, danishes, coffee, tea and juices) is included each morning.
Did I mention that it's right on the Ocean City boardwalk and steps away from the beach? And that it has a front porch and second-floor balcony overlooking the boardwalk from which you can watch the legions of passers-by?
On-site parking meant not having to feed the voracious Ocean City meters, and my car never left the lot the entire time I was there.
By the way, the hotel is 80-plus years old, so there's no elevator (at least not in the building I stayed in), and the free WiFi was only available in the lobby, but if those aren't issues for you, I can heartily recommend the Lankford.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Peter P
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Walworth,NY
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

This is the second year that some friends around the country have gathered at the Lankford. The rooms are small but clean and the air conditioning works and you have hot water. You don't go to Ocean City to hang out in your room. The location is right on the boardwalk and if you like to people watch either one of the porches is the place to be. The outside doors are closed at night and I've never slept in a quieter hotel The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are no elevators for the guests but the staff willingly brought our luggage up to our second floor suite. My friends and I will be going back again next year and hopefully many more to come.

Room Tip: Being that things are so basic you will need to bring your own hair dryer if needed.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank pearls85
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Philadelphia, Pa
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

The location was perfect since it is right on the boardwalk. We went with another couple and shared a two bedroom room. Each room has a private entrance but has a shared bathroom. There was only a double bed, single bed, tv and dresser in each room. We paid an additional $8 a night for a dorm size refrigerator. No hairdryers or coffee makers but they do offer coffee and bagels in the lobby each morning. The place was very basic and outdated but for the location and price, it was worth it. If you stay at the hotel, not the lodge, you have to be in the hotel by 2:30 AM or they lock the doors.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank April109
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Baltimore, MD
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

This quaint property is run by very friendly and accomodating folks. The rooms are simple and a throw back to the 50's - that's not a bad thing. A simple continental breakfast was available in the morning. There's a large front porch with rockers right on the boardwalk. A great location.

On Cruisers' weekend, we had solos, couples and a group staying here. The group was composed of ladies who were into needle work. They gathered in the parlor twice a day and were having a merry old time. They were from the Delaware Valley and stay at the Lankford every year.

Rates are reasonable. Plenty of towels and soap, but bring your shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer.

This is not a Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express or Marriott Courtyard. But I had a great time and felt very comfortable staying here as a solo.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MsPZ
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2010

We picked the Lankford because of the reveiws we read on it and they were dead on. This hotel is perfect for the traveler that is not looking for a chain. It has awesome hospitality and service. Everyone was very friendly and made you feel as though you were staying with family. The whole place was spotless, our rooms were comfortable, the location was perfect and the price was great. It was like staying at a real beach hotel. There was even a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. The bathroom was pretty small but then how much time do you really spend iin there? I was very immpressed and will be staying there again next time I go to OC. Loved it!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank sherrb37
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Additional Information about Lankford Hotel

Property: Lankford Hotel
Address: 807 N Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21843
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#25 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Lankford Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of old Ocean City, the Lankford Hotel is the perfect home away from home. Conveniently located on the boardwalk where we are close to shops, amusements, restaurants and just steps to the beach. We have hotel rooms as well as apartments that come with full kitchens. All of our units have refrigerators, air conditioning, cable tv, telephone and private bathroom. ... more   less 
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