My husband and I (along with our 2 young daughters) stayed at the Islander in August. We were a little hesitant about going at first because of some of the reviews we read here.
However, looking back on it we are so glad that we stayed and this will be our permanent place every time we go back to Ocean City.
The Islander is family owned and I'm pretty sure everyone that works in their office is one family. The lady who works there is such a busy bee. Everytime I saw her (when we would be sitting outside our room) she was either working in the office, running to the laundry to work or cleaning a room herself.
The motel itself is pretty old and im a realist, I know old buildings develop smells after some time but it was nothing like the way some people here are making it out to be. They try their hardest (I personally witnessed it several times) to please their guests and make their rooms as comfortable as possible but things break down all the time, I understand that so I would never hold them responsible for it - so long as they fixed it or at least attempted. :)
Their pool is one of the nicest we have been to in OC. It is not too deep (about 4 feet if I recall correctly) but it is a lot larger than most of the other pools in OC. My daughters had a great time swimming and my husband and I got some much needed sun.
I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone my only complaint was some of the other guests there were a little obnoxious and got too rowdy but overall I love this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- The Islander Hotel Ocean City
- Islander Motel Ocean City
- Islander Hotel Ocean City