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“Affordable Beach Getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Breeze Hotel
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Affordable Beach Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I loved the price, the fact that we were 5 minutes from the boardwalk and beach. The staff was very accommodating. Well run place. the cheapest by far for the area and they throw in breakfast. The wife and I will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Joseph M
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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

5 minute walk to the beach is the reason we stayed here in the first place. It is close to shopping and food, and the beach is a quick walk. We liken this to beach camping. It's a nice place to lay your head at night. The breezy porch was nice. The staff was good too. Great place to stay for under $150.00 a night in prime beach season.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank S B
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Woodstown, New Jersey, United States
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Old, but not quaint. Old cheap carpet, no character, needs a designer to save the day!!! Staff overly apologetic for check in issues with computer, a warning of lots of 21 year olds on third floor got us nervous. Maybe reason for five young men sleeping/snoring in lounge when we came in at 10:30pm and still there at 9am when we went out. Made us uncomfortable, would have enjoyed porch, (cheap plastic chairs) but looked more like a hang out for friends of staff?? We were able to leave car in lot even with check out at 11am, great. Having a pool was nice option, as well as beach passes. There was no bed pad on bed, sheets didn't cover mattress, and two pillows were not enough for one person. Additional linens were provided with a smile. Light breakfast bar was appreciated. Definitely a place for last resort, and at $ 134.00 for queen, two adults, its definitely over priced.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Karen B
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

I can't believe these negative comments from people who stayed here. I find this Hotel so charming and the people who run it could not be nicer. Is it modern? Of Course not, that's part of it's charm. I love sitting on the wrap around porch. You can't beat the prices. I can't wait to come back this year!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lisa B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

If you have a family and have positive experience renting a weekly beach home, don't go here - even for a night. This place is just adequate if you're looking to stay over night. Don't expect a quiet, convenient get away.

We spent one night here because some friends booked it for us for our short stay. Our friends did not know that we had a bad experience with its sister "hotel" (see below). We were out and about most of the time we were there, but here are some things that really bothered us:
- huge cockroaches (mutant-size) crawling the hallway
- nasty and unclean bedspread (as Denise L mentioned) with many stains.
- sheets were clean with no bugs, but the bed was very uncomfortable.
- unclean, grimy old wall unit ACs that are health hazards
- connecting rooms with paper thin walls. you will hear everything
- office people who are also employees of Blue Water Inn (it used to be Sandaway Inn) who
weren't sure of housekeeping protocols or were not around to answer questions because they were working at both hotels.
- both Blue Water Inn and Ocean Breeze offer "apartments", but DO NOT book these either! they are located in the basement of each buildings with LOW ceilings, bad wall units, and with lots of bugs. We had a horrifying experience with one of these apartments 13 years ago and I can't believe they are still running this place just as old and grimy!
- in another friend's unit there was a leak from the ceiling, and had ants on the bed.

Breakfast is frozen pancakes, waffles with coffee, milk and SunnyD. They have unfrozen 2 bags bagels and then bring out frozen ones when they run out. Toaster line is long so be prepared to wait your turn. They have a microwave for you to use.

The location is really nice as you'll have a few blocks to walk to the beach. There are tons of eatery place around that place. If the owners took care of this place, they could really do nice business. Will we ever go back? No, thank you.

Room Tip: Always go for the top floor, but I don't know if there are better rooms at Ocean Breeze...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank likefamilytrips
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OnceSpringfieldPa, Manager at Ocean Breeze Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
We acknowledge that its tough for a century old hotel to compete with newer seashore hotels, and that occassionally we may miss some things , but your response is totally misleading. You cite a previous stay of 13 years ago, Really? We didn't own the place back then and instead of taking the easy way out and tearing the building down, decided to remodel the place. We replaced over 100 windows and all furniture and fixtures. We still have some work to do. In 2013, we have replaced most full beds with queen size beds in rooms that can accomodate them (yes-some rooms are too small for queen size beds) and have added several king beds. We strive to keep the hotel clean and actually have the owners cell phone posted in the lobby for direct contact. Usually the owners are working onsite. Maybe next time you would consider taking a more positive approach and help us help you enjoy your stay.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

This is an old building and has seen better days. The beds are doubles and not the most comfortable (OK for our two kids to share, but tight for my 6'3" husband and me). There are A/C units in the rooms and a small fridge. The cost is cheap and you get what you pay for, so with that said, for us it's OK for an overnight or two tops. Why? Because we generally don't spend much time in the room when we go to the shore. Just need a place to sleep.
A nice thing to put in the positive column that we haven't found in more expensive and better kept OC hotels.....the fact that they have an indoor changing room with a shower you can use before your room is ready and after you check out. We also were allowed to park in the lot when we arrived before check in and to stay in the lot after check out (we were lucky enough to get a spot). Most other hotels make you move your car right after check out, and they have a hose outside that you can rinse your feet off with, and of course they let you use the public bathroom, but being able to shower and get the sandy bathing suit off before you hit the road is a nice thing. Oh, and Ocean Breeze lets you return the beach tags after you check out too, which is another nice thing.
We have stayed here before this and only for one night or two max. One time there were noisy drunk college kids we had to contend with and I swore we'd never stay here again. But, when we had a spur of the moment trip opportunity this time we couldn't pass up the price. When we stay in OC for a week, we rent a one bedroom condo so we have the convenience of a kitchen too.

Room Tip: I don't think any room is better than the other.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Ocean Breeze Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Thanks for your comments. In 2013, we have added three king beds and many queen beds replacing the full beds. bedding mix is now more than half queen and king beds. The balance are upgraded full beds. I appreciate your mention of the free amenities: breakfast, pool, parking, changing rooms and beach tags...all included with your stay. We have also instituted a "quiet time" policy and have signs posted reminding our guests of the times 11pm to 8 am during which we ask all guests to be quiet so that all may enjoy their stay.
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Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

I was nervous coming here after reading the reviews, and I honestly expected the worst, which is why I was pleasantly surprised. It was older and not sparkling clean, but my room was not dirty. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The place is very close to the boardwalk and beach, and there is even a great frozen yogurt place on the way. We did not have any trouble finding parking, but we came in late June and possibly there were not as many people there. It was not an amazing hotel but we did the mid-week deal and it was only a little over $300 for five nights, which we literally couldn't find a better deal. We were spending most of our time around the town anyway, and only went in the room to sleep. It was a great place for a young couple like us to spend our first vacation in Ocean City!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emily M
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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Ocean Breeze Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Glad that you enjoyed our "mid week" special...5 nights for the price of 4. As you know , we offer a clean yet older style hotel and pack your stay with a bunch of free amenities not found in other hotels, free breakfast, beach tags, parking, changing rooms, onsite pool, wifi and friendly staff who also enjoy Ocean City. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Additional Information about Ocean Breeze Hotel

Property: Ocean Breeze Hotel
Address: 724 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3749
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Breeze Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New bedding and pillows in most rooms. Upgraded full size beds to kings and queens where possible. Selected new paint, carpet and furniture. Onsite guest laundry,barbeque, wifi and flat screen TV's in most rooms. Friendly new staff and manager ... more   less 
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