Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 420
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mclementfamily Wonderful Experience for entire family!
I was determined to find a local travel destination for my NJ family of five - myself, husband, 4 year old, 8 month old and grandma. I wanted us to have a "resort" experience, maximize privacy for everyone and have it be affordable. A tall order these days. Although the hotel suite was a bit higher than I'd hoped, honestly, location, cost of hotel breakfast, and amenities really made it all worth it. No regrets. Was our first time in Ocean City and first time in decades at a Holiday Inn. Had a great experience. Highly recommend. Hope to visit this property again very soon!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John88@ Hands down Best Hotel in Ocean City
We like to visit OC, Md at least once a year. We try to find a place with more modest pricing but always come back to the Holiday Inn on 17th street. You can't beat the suites, with the bedroom, living room (to give you a little space from the teenagers), service and the wonderful pool that sits right off the ocean!
Staff is very accommodating and their goal is to tell you yes.
Don't wait to book at it will sell out!!
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sterman family Beautiful
I recently stayed at the holiday inn & suites and it was by far the best summer vacation my family and I have ever had. The hotel was very clean, the staff was extremely nice and helpful. The pool was absolutely gorgeous and the best part was the beach being steps away .my room was very clean and the maide service was excellent ,the restaurants on the premises were very good. The pool bar was very convienent and the food was great.i honestly could say there was not anything I could complain about !!!My family and I had a wonderful stay and looking forward to returning next year.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anna157 We had a great time at outdoor children's pool and rest. food was very good!!!
We were VERY HAPPY at this hotel!!! It was definitely kids friendly atmosphere!!! Also, food and drinks were great!! The hotel is in the center of the boardwalk. The whole experience was Excellent!!! We are planning to go back next year at same time but for whole week.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mommaof2kids great place to stay
We had a wonderful stay here. Everything was easy to get to and the hotel was well maintained. The room floor was a little dirty, but not too bad. Would definitely recommend a vacation here!
August 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mommy_of_3* Good stay but
The stay was good the only thing is the room was not fairly supplied with the correct amount of dishes. it was five of us so we had to eat on small salad plates because the large plates only had 3. the cookware had a missing pan so we did a lot of cooking in a very small pan or big pots. So either bring your own cookware but for the price we pay it should be stocked with at least 6 of everything and the correct amount of cook ware.
August 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DC Family Great location & nice staff; tired facility. Overpriced.
We paid $526 for one (Sunday) night with breakfast on 17-18 August. The room was clean but average - about normal for a 3 star Holiday Inn. The beds were clean but tired and lumpy. It was not a beach front room (more like a beach side room). But it is right on the beach on the board walk, and the two out door pools are among the best family pools on OC. My 8 year old had a ball. I just can't get over the price for the quality of the property. The staff was friendly and helpful, but not so much as a coffee service in the lobby...for over $500 a night. We are going back next month for 5 days and opted for another hotel instead. Same price for a newer facility in roughly the same location. Shame really. It has the potential to be a really great family destination.
August 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jh6447 Great location, needs updating
Well, I hate to be repetitive, but this property does indeed need updating. I agree with everyone else, the price that customers pay for this property is astronomical. Put some money back into the hotel rooms and not just the lobby. I used the points and cash option for two rooms for 5 days, and I wish now I would have saved my points, and cash for that matter, to go to Aruba or Jamaica, it would have been less points and a way better location!
There was no recognition for being a Priority Club member, no room upgrade offered, however, I did get asked if I wanted the points or the bottled water, so I guess there was some recognition. I was checking in at the same time as another guest who used points to stay at the hotel, they were offered ocean front. I guess being a loyal IHG customer as well as a Priority Club credit card holder means nothing.
The food at the bar by the pool was good and you get good service, it was prepared quickly as well, which was great for my 2 year old, and free for her. The food in the restaurant was also free for her as long as you ordered something they wanted you to order. There is only a handful of things that you can order to get your kids meal for free. The food was overpriced for what it was, and it was OK for a meal if you didn't want to go out.
The Kiddie pool was excellent, the only negative would be all of the adults in there without kids enjoying the warmer water as opposed to the freezing water of the adult pool.
The location is obviously the biggest draw for this hotel, right on the boardwalk, and far enough away from all of the action at the beginning of the boardwalk.
I would probably stay here again, but only after some major upgrades to the guest rooms!!!
August 20, 2014