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“Spotless vintage charm by the sea, we'll be back” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lankford Hotel
Ranked #18 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Hyattsville, Maryland
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119 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Spotless vintage charm by the sea, we'll be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

I can't say enough about how great this place is. What a great value for being on the Boardwalk, with adequate self-parking to the rear. Staff was friendly and helpful. The entire 90-year-old hotel was spotless and smelled only of Thrasher's fries nearby. Reminded me of my grandma's house but by the ocean. Things that might bother some people (not me): window unit AC, funny little shower that was actually a pipe sticking out of the wall at a low height, an actual metal door key, and lack of an elevator. Yes, prepare to walk up full flights of stairs to access your room. But it was all so clean, pretty, and SO quiet although fully packed with people at the peak of vacation season. The Family running this place, and their guests, are nothing but quality folk. No rowdy student groups or inappropriate drunks here. No sterile environment from corporate offices, either. Just vintage charm.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Allan S
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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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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Lankford is on a section of the boardwalk that has many people walking by or sitting about. However, our room on the second floor was quiet. The upper porch off the second floor was very nice. It was breezy and a food place to view the beach and boardwalk from while sitting in the shade. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was easy to drive too and a parking space was always available. It had no elevator and the bathroom wasn't as spacious as ones in more modern hotels, but this wasn't a distraction for us. We would visit again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We have stayed at the Lankford Hotel I think for about the past 10 to 12 years. We stay in the Ground Floor South and my parents and sister stay in the Ground Floor North every September. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. We can not say enough about Mary, one of the owners. She is very helpful. We now stay in May and September each year in the same apartment. We would highly recommend give the Lankford a try on your next trip to Ocean City, Maryland.
Kathy Young
Hummels Wharf, PA

Room Tip: If you plan on a week long trip we recommend staying in one of their apartments.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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2 Thank Kathy Y
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

My Family and I come down every summer for the last 6 years and stay at the lankford, Great staff, great owners!! The kids call it their summer home! Right on the beach, feels like home away from home! love the lankford!! The view from the balcony is wonderful. Old school, family fun that is right on the beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wanakee C
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Guelph, Canada
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

It was great in ocean city Maryland. Hotel couldn't have been better. Perfect in location and room. Hotel staff were amazing. All restaurants were good. Weather was sunny and beach area always clean. Over all would recommend this hotel and place to visit on your next vacation.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorenam123
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We have stayed at The Lankford for the last seven years. The location, the staff, the breakfast....it's all great. We stay in an efficiency with a fully stocked kitchen! It is very convenient. There is even a bike rental company every morning right outside the hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amw5578
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Massachusetts
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We recently spent two (week)nights at the Lankford Hotel. In short, 90% of the cost for this hotel is the location. The beach is literally at the front door. It was close to the best part of the boardwalk, and only a 5 minute drive from other main attractions & restaurants, such as Seacrets and Hoopers. The room itself felt like we had rented a bedroom in our parents old beach house, and the beds are absolutely terrible. Two nights was just enough, and I would be likely to stay here again for a very short window of time. Here is the pro/con breakdown:

PROS:
- Can't dream of a better location
- Front desk staff is very friendly and accommodating
- Continental breakfast on the porches
- Reasonably priced, especially considering the other hotels in the area we looked at
- AC was powerful
- Surprisingly quiet given how close you are to the boardwalk

CONS:
- Rooms are teeny, tiny
- Beds are AWFUL
- You can hear everything from the halls
- Not much is up-to-date, and there is visible wear/rot on what they have
- Poor quality of furniture
- Carpets probably haven't been cleaned since the 90s
-The showers can be a struggle is you are 5'7" or taller

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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