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Barefoot Mailman
Ranked #42 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Owings, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Had a Great Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This hotel was in a great location, within walking distance of pizza, sushi, and a great little restaurant. The beach was just a few steps away. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and the cleaning staff was awesome. The place was also extremely quiet. Rooms were a little pricey but I was in a pinch with my 4 month old puppy that I could not board until he was six months old. Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joanna M
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Falls Church, Virginia
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183 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We chose this hotel because it was the most affordable option that would allow us to bring our dog. The hotel is old and it looks old but the rooms and pool are clean. The staff was friendly and the beach is only one block away. I think the price should have been cheaper. Would I choose this hotel again? Probably not, but it did serve it's purpose for a quick overnight stay!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank JBHatfield
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

this was our third trip to the barefoot mailman, they are truly pet friendly, our dogs will not walk past the office without stopping in for a treat from one of the front desk people, the rooms are very clean and the king sized bed is better than the one we have at home. anything that I have ever asked, from directions to restaurant suggestions has been answered with a smile. thisd is the only place we will stay in ocean city

Room Tip: we were on the 3rd floor great view
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  • Stayed June 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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    • 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 Thank jesse a
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State college pa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

First time at the barefoot mailman with my family and my dog! From the moment of arrival the front desk staff were incredibly helpful and playful with our dog including giving him treats!
We arrived to our room and were greeted by not a pet smell but a lovely clean fresh smell. Beds are super comfy!
This will definitely not be our last stay here, never have I been treated like family in a new place before. My family and I really enjoyed the barefoot mailman!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Butterfly_girl99
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Richmond Hill, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Navindra H
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank Gaza T
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alison N
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Property: Barefoot Mailman
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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