Went for an April offseason weekend stay when we got a good rate, and once again we were not disappointed. Clean, comfortable rooms, the private beach (this IS very, very rare in congested OC), decent entertainment, and great views. The staff went above and beyond in making sure we were comfortable and helping with a late checkout.
The rooms themselves have been updated over the years and are at a three-star hotel standard. This is significant because a lot of OC hotels are appointed cheaply in anticipation of the sand-dragging children they expect to host. If you are traveling as just a couple or with more grown up children, this is a big plus.
Bathroom is very basic but clean. Decent size. Beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. Vending machines are readily accessible on every other floor.
I've had the pleasure of seeing five-star resorts in my life, and the Fontainebleau does not try to be that--it's a comfortable, cozy, affordable family place where summer memories are made, and even through the decades that I've come here since childhood and the ownership changes, it's still hitting it out of the park for the buck.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Resort Fontainebleau
- Clarion Ocean City
- Ocean City Clarion