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“High Praise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Ranked #31 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
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1 review
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“High Praise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

My son was married on the beach behind the Clarion Resort Hotel. Myself and all the guests stayed at the Clarion. Everyone enjoyed their stay, rooms, restaurant, night club and indoor swimming pool. The staff was pleasant, helpful and always available to assist us throughtout the weekend.
Thanks for making this a most memorable Wedding Day/weekend for me, my son and daughter-in-law, family and all of our guests. We will be back to visit again soon.

Room Tip: Fourth Floor and above have a balcony with a view of the Ocean and the Bay.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 MMLBoulder
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
You're very welcome, and thank you for taking the time to post. I'm so glad you made memories here at the Clarion Resort. We'll be waiting to welcome you back; hopefully it will be very soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

We were just there for three days and must have been booked on the pets floor. The dogs barked all during the day and while they were quiet at night still made me wonder if we were in a dog room as well. I have allergies and would like to have known in advance. The hotel is okay for a 40 year old plus building that has not had any real money spent improvement wise in years. The room was adequate. As was the staff and overall presentation. I thought about all the folks that save for a summer vacation and stay here and feel like they are getting short changed, but, the attitude is something to the effect of "well, they are only here for a week then we get a new bunch". By the way if you have elderly relatives watch out for the staircase from the terrace level down to the beach.

Room Tip: Get as high up in the building as possible. I think the lower floor are for folks with pets.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oceansunrise
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for your feedback. All of our guests are important to us, and it's disappointing to us that you weren't pleased with your stay. We do have two pet floors, and I'm sorry that you weren't aware of our pet-friendly status. Respectfully, our attitude isn’t "well, they are only here for a week then we get a new bunch." That is not how we feel about our guests at all; we consider our guests to be family, and strive to treat them as such. We have a very high percentage of guests that come back year after year.
Also, in the past few off seasons, in each guestroom, we have replaced most of the carpeting (the rest of which is scheduled to be done in the next off season), all draperies, installed all flat screen TVs, installed granite counter tops, and re-tiled the bathroom floors. In the common areas, we've replaced hallway and terrace level carpeting. Our outdoor pool is less than three years old, and new last year was our Hibiscus Garden deck, so now our deck is three-tiered.
I'd like to invite you back to visit with us, because we'd like all of our guests to feel like family.
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Pittsburgh
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

we've stayed at both the Fontainebleau suites and the Clarion hotel. It IS a resort.
2010 we stayed in the Suites with others in a 2BR condo. Really nice like apartment living with washer/dryer, fully equip kitchen and everything you need.

Both places have indoor pools which is really nice for the little ones when they've had enough sun but not enough swim.

Clarion has a restaurant you can access from both places. It has awesome breakfast buffet, lunch/dinner, outdoor bar and restaurant with nice ambiance! beach access is right there! We had our 1 year old the time we stayed in the Clarion hotel. Fridge was ample sized WITH a freezer. Microwave in the rooms too. We knew it was a hotel as opposed to the Condo, so its smaller, but you want for nothing. We had coolers to bring to the beach everyday, food from home. Easy walk to go back to the room for naptime etc.

The beach is wonderful here. It's nice and sandy.. I've been to a few beaches in Jamaica where I would have wished to see a beachfront like the one at this place. Bring an umbrella/chair OR rent one from the guy there. YOu can pay him for the week and he'll set you up every morning. ALl you have to do is take your towel and cooler and you're set til 5pm when he comes to take the equipment back!

I also love that this place is up around 101st street. Its away from all the drunken college kids but you still feel like you're in the heart of it. You can drive down to the boardwalk at night or take the bus.

YOU WILL LOVE IT!

You seriously could stay here without leaving the place for a few days..

Room Tip: we stayed on the top floor, last room near the beach! Awesome view!elevator rides, not so awesome bu...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank angeleo2
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for the great review! It makes us happy to know that staying at our properties really enhanced your vacation. I hope you're planning on coming back to stay with us again this year. We offer children's activities from June 25 through August 31, which include arts and crafts, a magician, clown, and body board classes taught by the number 2 pro in the United States! We're looking forward to welcoming you back!
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MdMedic
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90 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I've stayed in better. The room was adequate. No glaring problems. If you can stand the surly bartender, the lounge isnt bad either.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MdMedic
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
I appreciate your feedback, and am alarmed to hear that you met a "surly bartender." That is not our standard at all, as we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. If you wouldn't mind, please message me directly so you can provide me with details. Please come back to visit us again, and give us another chance to provide you with great customer service.
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Decatur, Georgia
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

I stayed at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau for six nights/ five days and enjoyed it. The room was clean and everything was in order on arrival, the staff members were pleasant and I slept well. I was on the ninth floor and had views of both the bay and ocean. It appears that all rooms have these same views as the hotel is oriented north/south as opposed to east/west, like most others. The balconies are tiny, however, and triangular shaped with standing room for two at best. The hotel is right on the beach, though quite a few blocks from the boardwalk and not too far from Fenwick Island, Delaware. I had a good time in OC and much of that was due in part to my pleasant stay at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 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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2 Thank PhilipMC69
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
I'm very happy you enjoyed your week with us, and I appreciate you letting us know you had a good time. It sounds like your visit with us was relaxing, and we like knowing we are able to create that type of environment for our guests. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

My husband and I decided to visit Ocean City for the first time. Friends claimed to have the best time in this hotel. The hotel provided us with great services, great food, the live entertaiment is fun, including the DJ, and drinks! We had a beatiful ocean view room on the 14th floor. We had a great time visiting Ocean City and staying in this hotel. We believe no one can go wrong staying in this hotel.

Room Tip: Request a room by the ocean side to get the feeling you are walking down the halways on a cruise lin...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank MarylandGinger
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for letting us know you had a great time! We love hearing that!! I hope you'll come see us in the summer, too, because we have live music on the deck from 4-9 as well as live music in the nightclub. With the deck bar open, it all spells f-u-n!
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MD Eastern Shore
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

The "Pet Freindly" floor is the 5th floor - we had a view of the ocean - but you really had to crane your neck.The room itself was nice but dark since the light is coming from the side The resturant had excellent food and had a discount that made it worth being there during the week. The staff was very friendly.he bartender was nice however: I don't think we would stay there again - while the elevator was quick - walking down a long hallway - getting on the elevator - then walking around to the north side of the building to the pet relief area was a bit of a hassle.
Also be aware that the "pet form" you sign says that while they prefer you NOT leave your pet in the room - if you do - and your pet is "yappy" they will call you back to your room to deal with it - if it persists - you will be asked to leave. Our dog is quiet so that wasn't an issue - but if you KNOW your dog is barky - I wouldn't want the concern.

Room Tip: Northside rooms were dark
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Baxter21638
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StephanieHReed, Manager at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I'm sorry that getting to the pet relief area was inconvenient for you; we do like to make everything as convenient as possible for our guests. Having a pet relief area in the front of the hotel may be unpleasant for the other guests, and we do have to take that into consideration.
It's true that we do have a pet release form. We love animals, and some employees that have jobs conducive to it even bring their pets to work. We don't like to think of animals in distress, and that's one of the reasons we will call you to come get your dog if there is incessant barking. Also, again we have to think of other guests that may be disturbed by the barking.
That being said, we're happy to have pet rooms so that our guests' vacations can include the WHOLE family!
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Property: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Address: 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Ocean City
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#19 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#23 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel is the finest all non-smoking hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, featuring luxurious hotel rooms and a 40,000 square foot Conference Center. Located directly on the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get the best in Ocean City resorts with unmatched comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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