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Atlantic Oceanfront Inn
Ranked #34 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Wanted an affordable two-day trip the beach on August 28, 2013, Check-in was available when I arrived which was terrific. The room smelled stale when I opened the door. The place is in need of an upgrade the decor. I had a great view of the ocean and a short walk to the beach that wasn't crowded.

Overall, it was a good stay. Also, I had dinner delivered from Belly Buster restaurant and it was really good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Dear valued guest, thanks for choosing The Atlantic Oceanfront Inn for your beach vacation! In the past two years we have updated the carpet, beds, bed spreads, added flat screen HD TV's, added a guest lounge and continue to update and upgrade every year. We are always continuing renovations in the off season and are excited to show them off during your next stay. As you noted, we have great views and a great location, additionally, we are a great destination in the Fall and Spring as well. Thanks again for your review, we can't wait to have you again during your next stay.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

When we arrived , had a quick check in. I was surprised that the Frig was as big as it was , that the stove had 4 burners and a oven. Beds were comfy , pillows comfy. table with 3 chairs.. The sliding glass door was stuck and the person came right away to fix which he did. I wanted to see a different place to stay so only here for 1 day... wish it was more !!!!!!!!!!!!! Definately would stay again !!!!!!
Con: No hairdryer in bathroom...

Room Tip: side room closest to beach... and rooms above second floor
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Dear valued guest, thanks for choosing The Atlantic Oceanfront Inn for your 1 day getaway! As you had mentioned our rooms are quite spacious and contain full kitchens and a lounging area. We have a great location and amenity package. Thanks again for being our guest, we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The good: the location was great in a fairly quiet stretch of ocean beach front. The staff was polite and helpful. The ocean front room was a pretty decent size with a small kitchen and full size refrigerator.

The bad: One of the things I look most forward to staying ocean front is to sit out on the balcony in the evening listening to the sound of the ocean while enjoying some beer or wine. If you like that too, forget about this place because the business end of the rooms AC unit is located on the outer wall right on the balcony. You could hardly hear the ocean over all the racket the AC unit makes. I guess this may not be a problem in the fall or Spring but we were here on a hot Summer day and the room warms up very quickly without the AC unit operating. The second issue was that each balcony has an incredibly bright flood light that stays on. I tried to find a switch to turn the damn thing off but could not. It's a shame because there was a full moon while we were there and the light was just very annoying and unnecessary. I felt like I was in the parking lot of the local seven eleven trying to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean in the evening. The last bad thing was that upon entering the room you could detect a foul smell. I guess you get accustomed to it because I only noticed it after leaving then re-entering the room. I would not return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Dear valued guest, thanks so much for your review! We do apologize for the light and the AC unit but we hope the quality of the rooms, staff and location made up for any discomfort you may have experienced. We also apologize for the smell said to be experienced, we shampoo the carpets regularly and deep clean as well, this should have not been an issue. If our room inspectors detect any issues with the rooms they call in a carpet cleaning company to address the issue. Thanks again for being our guest, we hope you give us another opportunity to earn your business back.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We just returned from our first trip to Ocean City and spent three nights here. I loved the location -- steps from the beach, minutes from the boardwalk, and close to restaurants and shops. The room had a kitchenette, so we were able to make our own breakfast and save a few $$. Front desk was super-friendly and supplied free beach chairs to take to the beach (you can also rent umbrellas and boogie boards for a small fee on the beach). I loved sliding the patio doors back at night to hear the waves crashing on the beach. Parking lot's a little tight, but we never had a problem finding a spot to park each day. We had a 'ocean-side' view, so we weren't facing the water, but being on the top floor, we still had a decent view of the beach and water.

A few cons: The bathroom was small and could use an update. It also wasn't cleaned very well during our stay, but the rest of the room was fine -- in fact, the room smelled very clean and fresh each day (not musty or moldy). The kitchenette could use an update as well. Also, the sliding glass doors were a little difficult to slide open. I also wish the property had central air, as the humming air conditioners make it hard to listen to the surf at times.

For the money, I think it's a great value for families.

Room Tip: Try to get an 'ocean-front' room for a great view!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Dear valued guest, thanks for the great review and thank you for giving us the opportunity to make your vacation special! With full kitchens and a separate guest room, our beachfront suites are similar to that of a one bedroom condo. We do admit that parking is limited, but free street parking is often available when the lot is full. Your comments about our bathrooms have been noted and we will bring them up during our next capital improvement meeting.

Thanks again for all your kind words, we look forward to having you as our guest again in beautiful Ocean City, Maryland.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Nice location on the beach. Ocean front view was nice. Not to far from boardwalk. Front desk girls were polite and friendly. Very clean rooms. I was happy and surprised our room was ready earlier then normal check in. We would come back to this place again. We had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Dear valued guest, thanks so much for staying with us at our beautiful mid-town location and thank you for your great review! Although we only guarantee our rooms to be cleaned and inspected by 4pm, we often times have rooms available sooner. We hope you had a chance to enjoy all the Carousel Group Vacation Package has to offer, and made your way up to 118th st. to enjoy free family photo night, live entertainment and more! Thanks again for your review, we can't wait to have you as our guest again in the future!

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed at the Atlantic Oceanfront in from 8-10-13 and were booked to stay till 8-17-13 but we were having such a great time we stayed an extra night and checked out on 8-18-13 instead. We really enjoyed our stay at this little gem in Ocean City for sure, our hotel room was on the 5th floor ocean front and the view was absolutley incredible. Our with was so picture perfect we would shut the air-conditioner off at night and sleep with the sliding glass doors open, theres nothing like the sound of ocean to put you to sleep. The front desk staff was awesome any request or need we had was handled in a very timely matter, EXTRA SPECIAL thanks to Chelsea for making out stay so great. The only thing that needs worked on is the parking, not enough spaces for the cars staying at the hotel. Other than than that we loved it and plan on returning again next year for sure. Thank you to everyone at the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn we had a wonderful time in Ocean City.

Room Tip: If you want a perfect view of the ocean stay on the 5th floor you'll love it!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Dear recent guest, thank you for choosing the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn as your beachfront vacation accommodations! We work hard every year to update and expand upon our hotel and improve customer experience. There is no better location that directly on the beach, and we are so happy the weather was beautiful for your stay. Chelsea is a valued staff member who loves the beach and loves being able to see the beach from the front desk. We do apologize for your parking inconvenience, we only allow one space per room reservation, but there is plenty of street parking surrounding the hotel. Stay tuned for great rates and book your vacation early to save big! Thanks again for being our guest, we look forward to having you again for your next Ocean City vacation!

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This hotel was AMAZING !!! Directly on the beach, close to everything. 5 min ride to the boardwalk. Great for families. Far enough away from boardwalk so it's still quiet. But close enough to get there really quick. I am in Love. Chelsea at the front desk is so amazing and soooo helpful. We were there 3 days and it seems like she never went home.

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carouselresort, Manager at Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Dear valued guest, thanks so much for the great review! We do have a great mid town location close to dining, nightlife and many local attractions. Our staff works hard to ensure you get the vacation you deserve! Like many of our staff members, Chelsea is a full time employee with many years professional hospitality experience. Stay tuned for great rates this upcoming fall and enjoy beautiful Ocean City during one of the best times of year! Thanks again for being our guest, we look forward to having you again during your next beach vacation.

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Address: 4501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842-3228
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: £47 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Atlantic Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great hotel under new ownership and management for Summer 2009! Located directly on the beach with ocean front rooms & balconies. Newly renovated rooms include flat screen TV's, pillow top mattresses, Fully equipped kitchens with refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffeemaker, and toaster. Hotel amenities include outdoor pool, post-checkout changing rooms, complimentary coffee, book & game loans, and a positive smiling staff! ... more   less 
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