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Bonita Beach Hotel
Ranked #19 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Bonita Beach Hotel with 2 children (9 yr old and 20 month old) We arrived at 3 pm thinking we could check in but unlike normal hotels the check-in time was 4 pm. Partly my fault for not looking. We were told our room was not ready yet. So we headed to boardwalk and got something to eat. Checked back in at 4 and was sent to room 212. Luckily we did not take any bags up yet because once we entered our room and my son took off his shoes, his socks were immediately soaked. The carpet was soaking wet!!! We called front desk right away and they sent up maintenance immediately. He informed us that the guest who just checked out left bathtub running all night and it overflowed. Hmm... Shouldn't the hotel have checked to make sure room was up to par before letting people check in? And the toilet seat was broken in that room too. I had to tell the maintenance guy. The front desk switched our room to 216 with no problem. The beds are ok. We had 2 queen beds in our room. I've slept on better and I've had worse. Sheets seemed a little small for the bed along with blanket. Two rips in comforter on the one bed. A/C unit is kinda noisy but if you let it run all night on fan it drowns out all other noises. When people in room above were taking a shower it sounded like a waterfall running down our wall between bed and bathroom. There was a microwave, sink, and fridge in our room. Sink came in handy for washing the babies cup. Fridge was a plus to have but was set too cold and things froze. Room was plenty big for the four of us. Housekeeping was nothing fancy. They made the beds, took trash, and hung new towels. A lot of people had put their trash in the hall outside their door along with a pile of wet towels. It looked trashy. There is a trash chute at the end of the hall by the steps. I like the fact there were steps to go out to the parking area and you didn't have to take elevator and go through lobby. We didn't use the pool but looked nice and felt warm. We liked how they had covered parking. They also have a work out room, which we didn't use but went in to check out. Hotel was pretty quiet for the most part. Not directly on beach but was only a few steps to get there. Major plus for us that there was a Dunkin Donuts directly across the street!! Hotel pictures on website do it justice. Not bad for the price. Plus if you book online you can pick from some free vouchers to add. We would probably stay here again if our favorite hotel (quality inn 54th street) was booked :)

Stayed: August 2014
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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2014

Jeepin7,

I am sorry about the first room you were given but was very happy to hear you were switched with no issues. All our rooms come with a full size refrigerator that you can adjust as you like. A microwave oven, sink with dishes and silverware are also included in the room. Our indoor heated pool and game room are always a plus with families that have children. I am glad you would stay with us again.

We look forward to your return,
Ross Whitman

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Stayed Mother's Day Weekend , , very Nice.. After Booking a hotel this summer off 4th & Boardwalk,, we didn't like that place ( TOO SMALL ) I looked online & found A room at Bonita for same price,, twice the size,, much cleaner . Really Like it here . Indoor Pool is a big plus ,, May stay here again,, will certainly check availability every time I look to visit OC MD.

Room Tip: Nothing faces the Ocean,, all room are on the side,, big enough for all 4 of US
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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2014

Leonard S,

Thank you for your review of Bonita Beach. Yes, our rooms are quite large and have a full size refrigerator, microwave oven and a sink in each kitchen with dishes and silverware. The indoor pool and game room are very nice amenities for the hotel. Also, the accessibility of the OC bus right across the street to various points in ocean city is great.

See you again soon,
Ross Whitman

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed at Bonita Beach Hotel 7/27-8/30, 2014. Cost was reasonable for in season. Very close to the beach. We stayed in a "premium view" room, which gave us a view of both the beach and bay. Room was neat and clean. Had a sink, microwave, and full size refrigerator. The balcony was small but was big enough for us since it was just my husband and me. Staff was friendly and accommodating. I do have a couple complaints. The bathroom did not have a fan in it. It had a lot of bright lights above the sink, which warmed the bathroom very quickly. We had to leave the door open when we were in the bathroom. Also I could not access the wifi. They gave me the password but my phone would not connect.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor in a premium view room. Premium view rooms allow you to see the ocean an...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2014

Amy30693,

I am glad you “Had a Relaxing Time” at Bonita Beach. As you said we are steps from the beach and the premium rooms have a great view of both the ocean and the bay. The rooms are large and very comfortable with reasonable rates compared to other area hotels. The fans in the bathrooms will be fixed this off season.

Hope to see you both next year,
Ross Whitman

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

For the price we paid, I was surprised to see how well the hotel is maintained and clean. It has views of the ocean and the bay. Less amenities than some places stayed at in the past, but enough for a comfortable stay with everything near by. The only downfall was the young adults partying in the next room that had an adjoining door. Fortunately they got quiet by midnight so we could sleep.

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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

28mom,

We are very happy to see that we exceeded your expectations. At the Bonita Beach hotel we offer nice rooms with great views as well as an indoor pool, fitness center, and game room. Since our balconies are on the side of our building, you get some breath taking views of not only the sun rise in the morning, but the sunset in the evening. We hope to see you again for your next vacation in beautiful Ocean City Maryland.

Ross F. Whitman

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was the cheapest hotel we could find in Ocean City last minute, so we weren't expecting it to be the best hotel. But the staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean, and there was a bus stop right outside the hotel making it convenient to get anywhere. Would definitely stay here again!

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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

K_salazar7021,

We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay at the Bonita Beach hotel. One of the many nice things about the Bonita Beach hotel is it's location. We are located in the midtown section of Ocean City so we are within a close distance to all of the attractions in town. Like you mentioned, we offer one of the best values for your hard earned money. We hope to see you again soon in beautiful Ocean City Maryland.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed at the Bonita Beach Hotel for a 5 day stay 08/11 - 08/15. We booked through a travel website and got a very good nightly rate, compared to other hotels in the immediate OC area. Check in was very smooth, and the front desk staff were very very nice and accommodating. It was such a pleasure to walk into a hotel for vacation and be greeted by a friendly smiling face. Obvious customer service is a priority for this hotel. Hats off to the management for ensuring a quality stay.

Our room was exactly as described as when we booked online. Two queen beds, plenty of space, small kitchenette...and most importantly, our room was ultra clean. I looked, but could not find a speck of dust or dirt anywhere. Our bathroom and kitchen area were spotless. The housekeeping staff obviously knows how to their job properly. We were allowed to check in early (very early), and we headed right to the beach. The hotel is just steps to the beach and surf. The hotel is centrally located. Great for getting to all of the popular bars, restaurants, tourist attractions, etc.

The hotel rooms seems to have been updated recently. Our room was decorated in a beachy sort of tropical way...made for a nice stay. Due to the way the hotel is situated...we had also had a great view of both the Atlantic Ocean and the bay. So pretty during sunrise and sunsets. The property was very well maintained, and the parking availability during our stay was not an issue. The hotel is safe and comfortable. I would highly recommend staying at the Bonita Beach Hotel....if you seek personal service, a well taken care of property, an ultra clean room, all so close to the beach you can hear the waves crashing on the sand. We will most definitely return.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarzyn
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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Sarzyn,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Bonita Beach hotel. We do put our staff through hours of training as well as holding weekly meetings to ensure we are on top of all of our guest needs. We couldn't be happier that you have taken notice of all of our hard work. I love taking reviews like this to our weekly meetings because they truly mean a lot to our staff. We hope you're having a fun and safe summer!

Ross F. Whitman

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

hotel was clean and fresh smelling staff was friendly and helpful . Pool was sandy but with the children coming off the beach this was to be expected and really didn't bother us. It was nice to come up from beach and dip in the pool. Décor could use updating, colors scheme outdated but hotel was clean . parking could be dicey if you were parking later at night but always found a space they were just tight to maneuver into.The one fault we found was the one thing that can't be fixed and that was the location . It is close to beach which was great but hotel is sandwiched into a close group of other facilities so if a view is important keep looking . We were looking to stay affordably and knew we would have little to no view. The room amenities were standard

Room Tip: we stayed on 3rd floor which was the floor that had the pool and sundeck as well as the exercise and...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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carouselresort, General Manager at Bonita Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

melissa1,

We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Bonita Beach Hotel. We take pride in the cleanliness of the building and do our best to ensure that our guest have the best product possible. We offer our "Standard View" rooms which have a limited view as well as our "Premium View" rooms which have some of the best views for a non-oceanfront property. We plan on doing more work on the hotel in the off-season and hope to see you next summer!

Ross F. Whitman

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Additional Information about Bonita Beach Hotel

Address: 8100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-2897
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#24 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: £48 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bonita Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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