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Barefoot Mailman
Ranked #43 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel for a weekend getaway. Ocean City is a great place to visit however; do not stay at this hotel. The staff was very rude and the receptionist couldn't be more difficult. We stood out because "we aren't the typical race around us" and I strongly believe this is why we were treated differently. I would never recommend this hotel and will never return. Thanks for allowing me to see this first hand so we wouldn't make this mistake again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Went to this place as a Team for Ocean City Car Show 2014. From the moment we walked in this place we was treated different from the guest that was in front of us and the guests that came in after us.

The gentlemen at the front desk requested a valid picture ID from each of us otherwise none of us was going to be allowed in the room. We all pulled out our ID (18 ppl), and he never even checked it. Told us we needed to pay extra to use the pool, charged us extra for a room with kitchen (that we never even requested), but cause they was out of rooms we had to take it.

We paid over $1500 for all rooms for two days (which was not a problem for us at all), plus our key deposit.

Check out was on Sunday by 11:00am, they called us all around 10:45 to remind us this. We checked out around 11:03 (all rooms) and returned all the keys. By 11:10 two cops vehicle pulled over at the waiting area and said they got a call saying poeple was hanging out there and blocking the entrance.

The womans working there called the cops before even finishing up with us. When we ask for our deposit back the th ladies told at the front desk said "there's no paperwork showing we made a deposit" (at this time the cop is basically guarding us). After a few seconds of back and forth discussion one of the lady threw, yes threw the money back at us and said "take your money and leave". The cop just looked at her and looked at us and said nothing.

If we was white and booked ONE room we would have gotten way better treatment that being colored and booked 8.

Don't judge people for their skin color Barefoot, especially since you're located in a area that has so many activities going on and so many other hotels/motels in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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12  Thank Gaza T
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I agree with many of the other reviews. This is an ideal place to stay when traveling with dogs; the pet fee is only $10, very accessible areas to walk your dog with plenty of poo bags, and many other friendly pet owners staying at the motel. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and hospitable. The location is also ideal, not an oceanfront building, but on an oceanfront block. Everything you'd need is within 4-5 blocks. Close to the convention center as we were visiting during fireman week. The rooms had NO odor, newer furnishings, and they're overall very clean by OC hotel standards. It's obviously not a 4 star hotel in New York City, but even the 4 star hotels in OC aren't. Just visit with realistic expectations and you'll be very pleased.

Room Tip: My only suggestions would be don't count on the wi-fi working properly; we never got it to reall...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Alison N
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend during Sun Fest at the Barefoot Mailman and could not have asked for more. Great location, extremely pet friendly, and very clean. I don't think there is a thing they could do to improve. Best dog friendly hotel bar none!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

It is the cleanest pet friendly hotel I have ever been to. The staff is so friendly and effective in their work. The rooms are very well equipped and absolutely odor free. The Hotel is within walking distance to restaurants and a mini-mart and the beach. The pool was cleaned every morning we were there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Barefoot Mailman. Upper rooms do get a better view of the bay. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and watching the sun set. Room did have a slight doggie smell, but that is to be expected since it is pet friendly. We did not have a pet, so we were more sensitive to it.



Beach is so close and outside shower by the pool was great for getting rid of sand. Pool area was well maintained and clean. Beds were very comfortable and housekeeping did a great job.

The only negative thing, as with all other motels that are on Coastal Hwy. is that's it's very noisy with cars, motorcycles and buses. Others may not have a problem with that, but we are light sleepers and had trouble falling asleep.

Room Tip: Upper floors have better view over the buildings to see the bay.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank bridgetPa
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just returned from visit. Front desk staff friendly and helpful in every way. Room and bathroom was spotless. Totally dog-friendly, go out of their way to insure every need is filled for guest and pet. Loved the double bed and super king bed in room. Furniture appeared to be recently purchased and well kept as everything was. This is not the Taj Mahal, as you will see from the reasonable prices, but well worth the price. Would definitely recommend to my friends and look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Brenda J
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Address: #16 35th Street - Oceanside, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: £69 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barefoot Mailman 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Barefoot Mailman Motel. Our ideal oceanside location is conveniently located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center and eight blocks from Ocean City's famous boardwalk. Our rooms are clean and inviting, and the staff is warm and friendly. We are pet friendly. ... more   less 
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