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Harris House Motel
Ranked #8 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Rio Grande, NJ
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Everything we needed”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed here for a wedding we attended, and couldn't have been happier, staff was extremely friendly, someone was always cleaning, great pool, centrally located steps from the Ocean City boardwalk..no frills, no elevator, so bear that in mind, but would certainly stay here again, very pleased

Room Tip: no elevators, no on-site restaurant, but mere steps from the Ocean City Boardwalk
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thanks for the kind review! We really enjoyed providing service to guests who attended the wedding -- including helping trim the tags off of a handsome new suit : ) It was a great weekend and we hope to se you again soon...
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

I stayed here last august 4 one night. It had a very good location; it was right next to the boardwalk. The rooms were your average hotel room. It had 2 beds, 1 tv and a bathroom. It was pretty clean. The pool was nice and warm and the staff seemed courteous.

  • Stayed October 2013
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WSSHH, Owner at Harris House Motel, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thanks so much for the kind review! We're glad you enjoyed you stay. We particularly appreciate the comment about our courteous staff, as customer service is always our number one priority. We've recently opened for the season and are looking forward to great 2014 season - hopefully you can join us! Thanks again...
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Had a fantastic end-of-season beach weekend! Harris House staff (especially Michael) was friendly and accommodating. Rooms were very clean & nicely sized. Furniture was all in great condition and the beds were nice and comfortable. And the location is perfect -- only steps away from the Boardwalk. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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WSSHH, Owner at Harris House Motel, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thanks so much for the kind words about the Harris House. We appreciate you mentioning the cleanliness and comfortability of the rooms, as we keep to very high standards. We hope you get a chance to come down again for the 2014 season! We have some great specials going on all throughout the summer and for the Columbus Day weekend in October. Thanks again!
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Harris House this past weekend with my boyfriend. It is an average hotel but overall I did enjoy my stay. There were some things I didn't like but there were things I really did like!

PROS:
1. The location is perfect...steps away from the boardwalk and beach.
2. The pool is a pretty decent size, extremely clean, and never too crowded.
3. The rooms were a decent size and clean and the beds were pretty comfy.
4. The maid was helpful when I needed something.
5. The AC, refrigerator, and hair dryer were great.

CONS:
1. Throughout the night, the wall (I believe) made a constant tapping sound that made it hard to sleep. I'm not even sure where the sound was coming from but it was annoying.
2. Although the shower was warm with good pressure, the wall vibrated when I took a shower which was weird.
3. The walls were very thin and the neighboring residents screamed a lot so it wasn't very pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2013
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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thanks for the warm words! Making the most of your day is definitely important to us, and if we can accommodate early arrivals, we do. Our focus is clean rooms and friendly customer service, since the prime location speaks for itself. It always means a lot to us when we hear our guests were able to enjoy Ocean City, as we truly think it is the gem of the Jersey shore. Come back and see us again!
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Lynn at front desk very accommodating to a couple requests we had and it is very much appreciated. Our room was very clean and comfortable with two double beds. Yes the bathroom space is small, but that's no reason to give this motel an excellent. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. All the staff we met were friendly and eager to assist. Now I'm glad the place we previously stayed was sold out for the dates we wanted.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms get you away from the parking lot but no elevator may be an issue for older .or l...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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South Jersey
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The Harris House Motel came highly recommended by a friend of mine. He said so many nice things about it that I had to take my family there for our annual trip to the shore. Their mini-week special cannot be beat. It is, hands down, the best value in Ocean City. You get a very clean room, superb location, excellent staff and a gorgeous pool to lounge by. For a beach motel it is very clean. It is steps from the boardwalk and the beach. The rooms are also a very good size. We needed a cot for the room and we still had a decent amount of space to move around in. If you get a room on the 12th street side it can be a bit noisy with people going to and coming off the boardwalk but nothing too terrible. I'm a light sleeper and I was still able to get some good rest. My family loves it here and will be returning every summer we can.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Oreland, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We normally stay at our daughters house but with siblings and Grand children coming from afar it made sense to stay close and give the kids room to play, our week at the Harris House was more than satisfactory, very clean( our housekeeper Katrina did a great job), very friendly( staff from desk to service). We had a room on the 12th street side, (quieter, away from parking lot, but also away from pool), the right location at the right price. it was a plus that we could do midweek to midweek.

Room Tip: interior rooms face parking lot and pool, 12th st. rooms face, (wait for it), 12th st. which has boa...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Harris House Motel
Address: 1201 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3251
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2 star — Harris House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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