Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 176
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by birthdaytrip2013 IHG member
As a member of the IHG Rewards program I was very pleased with this hotel.
August 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MaureenB Average stay
Staff was very attentive and dining in the hotel was very nice. Rooms were average at best and it smelled of cheap rug cleaner. Overall feeling in hotel was very muggy, possibly from the indoor pool.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PoppaJohn Great Service
Next time we stay there we would like to request staying in a different room and at a different location in the hotel, Too noisy where our room was located. The bed was uncomfortable too,
Other than that we had a great stay. Service was great. The magic show was terrific and funny. Great food and service at the Brickhouse Pub.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by travelingmom2 4 days in the Caribbean almost
This hotel makes you feel like you went to a caribbean island when you look out from your deck and see the ocean, poolside hammocks, a few palm trees and hear island music but you're in MD.
The only down side is the fold out sofa. There is a mattress made of springs and some fabric covering it.
The staff is very good. We didn't try the restaurant. The kitchen is fully equipped for making breakfast and lunch that can be enjoyed from your deck.
We'd come back again.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mnorton1204 Great Property, Great Location, Great STAFF
My wife, 6 year old daughter and I stayed at this property for 4 days, three nights. We had a great time. The room was beautiful with a balcony, full galley kitchen and fake fireplace. The room was about half updated, meaning beds, television and bathroom looked renovated but kitchen, other furniture and draperies were a little dated but in good condition. The amenities were great. Love the outdoor pool with swim up bar. Didn't use tennis court but was well maintained. Indoor pool was open but under construction so it didn't look nice at the time but will probably look great afterwards. I hope they ventilate it better. We spent a reasonable amount of time there because weather was spotty and found it difficult to breath after an hour or so. Again it was under construction so that was probably the reason. First Holiday Inn property I have stayed at that had a game room with all machines working so hats off to them. They have Magic Shows twice a week for 10 dollars a ticket. It's not Broadway by any means but for the price it was a great show. As with most Properties the bars were great but Restaurant was so-so. Nothing special there. I would eat out on future visits but get my night-cap there. Staff was amazing and accommodating and always had a smile. We arrived early and although we couldn't check in, we were allowed to park and use all hotel amenities. They took our number and called us as soon as room was ready. Beach access is great and close and seems to be in right place( never got really crowded while we were there). I will visit again. Wish there prices were a little more competitive though. It was one of the better properties I have stayed in.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SmP08 Enjoyable stay
We had an east side ocean view and our room also looked out on the tennis courts. We enjoyed the pool and ocean very much, although it does get very crowded in the pool. The rooms need some updating and at times there was a musty smell. The desk attendants were really nice and very helpful. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Miley August 2013 Stay
We stayed here for a weekend in August 2013. The outside of the hotel was beautiful. We had an 8th floor oceanfront balcony that had a great view. Couldn't have asked for a better view. Short walk and we were on the beach. We had 4 adults and 2 children and didn't find that we were cramped at all. I do have to say that the inside of the hotel could use some updates. The second night of our stay we had heavy rain. All of the windows in the hallway outside of our room had water just pouring in and making puddles on the carpet of the hallway. I did report it to the front desk, but as far as I know they did not come to look at it. I sure this wasn't the first time this happened. The pull out couch was just horrible to sleep on. It felt like you were sleeping on just the springs. We did cook breakfast on the stove but the burners would not stay straight to cook bacon evenly. After all this being said we did enjoy our stay and would not give up the wonderful view for these little problems.
August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jone Staff was wonderful
All of the staff at the hotel we encountered during our stay were wonderful. The room was nice and offered everything we needed. I give the food an average but we only ate breakfast one morning and that is the reason we did not eat there again. The staff in the restaurant was a different story and the food was not worth the money.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sammy1234599999 Great stay
Enjoyed our stay. Great room and view of ocean. Everyone was great.
August 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sme74 Room key problems
We stay at Holiday Inns whenever we travel. This location every year, often more than once. This time our room keys just would not work. The first day alone, we had to go to the front desk 4 times after check in. We were only on the 4th floor but this year we have a 9 month old to carry around. It was very frustrating to go up to your room only to have to carry her back down to get new keys made. This problem continued right up until out last day. It also made it impossible to gain entrance to the building from the pool side. We had to keep walking around! We were told to keep the card away from cellphone, other credit cards and our keys. We never had an issue in the past. Even doing all of these made no difference, the keys did not work. Another issue we never encountered before were tiny ants in our room. They were on the bathroom floor and on the last day, when I woke up, there were 2 on my mattress.
It was not the relaxing stay we are used to having. The running up and down for the keys became very frustrating.
Your employees were helpful in trying to get the situation fixed but nothing seemed to work
August 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SingleDad LOTS of room for Improvement
Nice hotel. Nice set up in rooms. Stove and fridge made it easy to dine in. Balcony overlooking pool, tennis court and ocean was a great view. Kids played shuffle board for the first time and like that a lot! Swim up bar and grill with fantastic food. Good food in restaurants too.
Comfort of room good except they say you can comfortably sleep 4 when really, only 2. Pull out couch bed was like sleeping directly on springs. Had to just use couch which is very short for 1 person. It was like that in two different rooms, so probably not just that one couch.
Service is hit or miss. Some staff very friendly. But many of them have poor attitudes and very unfriendly. Several girls at front desk will complain about customers and other guests in front of you. Not very warm and friendly.
We stayed 7 nights. Our first night was in a room that was just smoked in. I specifically requested, and was promised NON-SMOKING! Manager"s first reaction was defensiveness and shifting blame to me. "Sir, you booked a standard room". I called back and informed her I would request a chargeback from my credit card company for every night I had to stay in a room that smelled like smoke. She said, "do what you need to do". I told her I know my call was recorded when I made my reservation. My cc company would request to listen to it. She called me back a few minutes later and said they'd have my children and me in a different room the next day. Since we'd spend one night in the smoking room, she refund HALF of 1 day's stay. I thanked her for the gesture because, at that point, I didn't want horrible service to ruin this vacation for my kids. However, I question her judgment. Her first reaction should have been apologetic and to offer a solution. I shouldn't have had to threaten to file a complaint. To offer half a day's refund is foolish, in my opinion. I shouldn't have been charged anything to stay in that room. Potentially, she gave up the amount she saved many times over by giving up future business.
Companies make mistakes, including mine. When you do, you go above and beyond to make it right and retain that customer's business. She didn't even come close. It's a shame. Poor management and a handful of unfriendly, careless staff members tarnish the reputation of a very nice hotel. My kids and I liked everything else about the hotel but would never go back to it. There are too many other nice hotels with management that understands the benefit of spoiling customers, making them feel welcome and making the right decision when necessary.
I WOULD POINT OUT THAT some of the staff was very friendly and genuinely did care. The man who handled our housekeeping for the week was very pleasant and did a great job. I also appreciated that every night, they sent someone knocking on doors to see if you needed anything, towels, shampoo, coffee, etc. That is a great service because, often times, something is forgotten.
My kids are 17 and 12. Except for one year, we've vacationed in O.C., MD every year since my oldest was born. The place we normally stay was sold out quickly this year. Holiday Inn on 67th street had an opportunity to bring us back every year from now on. They have everything we need. Simply acknowledging their mistake and making it right would have easily accomplished this and probably generated a referral or two. It always comes back to management.
Hopefully they will recognize the need for change before it's too late.
August 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lyshc Don't waste your money
The worst national brand in ocean city. I have stayed at them all. Do not waste your money or priority points or you will be dissapointed. This place is terrible. The only positives are the good food at the restaurant and the location. The pool is a dump and the staff is miserable.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Staff, Very Clean
We enjoyed the stay. The price was high, and the hotel could have been nicer for the cost, however, we did book late in peak season so this was expected. The staff was very friendly, the room was clean and everything worked well (including A/C- very important in this humid area). Overall the experience was good, and provided we received a better price, would stay here in the future.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrThomas Had a great time!
I stayed at this hotel 11 Aug 2013 (rm 208). The hotel provides good access to the beach and was comfortable. The staff was courteous and the rooms were clean. BTW - Thanks for letting us check-in early. We'll be using your hotel again in the future.
Mr. B Thomas
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boogiedown great service
We had a great family vacation. The service was great, anything we needed, right away.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bellie Fantastic stay
Our stay was wonderful! Everyone was so helpful and freindly. Best stay in O.C. In years. This was our first stay at this hotel and we will be back!! Thanks
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iluvvacation Super Relaxing and Enjoyable
The wonderful outdoor environment is matched by the great room and the amenities that are provided. The beds were fantastic and the pools and whirlpool were clean and available all day.and for a good part of the night. The staff was friendly and helpful..We can"t wait to come back already.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terms Great family get-a-way.
This is one of our family's favorite vacation spots. Everything you need for the family is available to you. The staff is always helpful and amenable, but this time the manager was even above and beyond the usual gracious host. She made me want to go back real soon.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJRBJ Property was an oasis from resort city
This property was an excellent choice for my In-Laws 50th Anniversary Weekend. We are group of 21 and primarily spent our entire time at the hotel. We ate at the 3 dining facilities and enjoyed happy hour each night. The staff treated us as if we were their only guests. We had a wedding cake delivered to the restaurant and it was served with grace by Julie. Staying there was wonderful. The only downside was the pool area closes at 8pm, so early for such a nice gathering area.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by izzy22 Great beach access
Everything was very good at this hotel. We came in somewhat early and were able to use all of the amenities. The outdoor pool, and beach were used a lot by my family. And the fact that we had 6 people in our room and had plenty of room was a great comfort. The best thing was the deck, my husband and I enjoyed this space for hours. As a family we also used the bus service, which is very reasonable and able to take you to many places on the strip. Another great thing in the room is the kitchen. The stove, refrigerator, and other kitchen items was a great help to us, since we were trying to save money with food cost. I would definitely tell anyone looking for a great weekend or a little longer get away to stay here.
August 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BubbaK Not exactly what I expected......
This hotel is 40 blocks from the boardwalk...nice treatments with indoor and outdoor pools, weight room, kid's game room, nice beach area and a bar and restaurant on premises;
In our room, which appeared to be nice, there were dead bugs in the cupboard with the dishes...rusty hinges on the bathroom door...long, dark hairs in both beds (pictures available) and my brother and I are both gray with short hair. The toaster didn't work but it was replaced pronto. Oh! And there were 2 computers in the "business center," one of which was ever unable to bring online throughout my stay. Mentioned it to the staff a few times but it remained that way;
Worst of all, the 2nd day of our stay there was a storm which knocked out the elevators and we were on the 6th floor. Elevators were out for the rest of the night; Six flights of stairs for me, with 2 knee replacements and a double bypass, was not workable. I spoke to the desk and a manager about some form of compensation for the inconvenience and I got apologies. Even a free dinner or something might have been enough to appease me but it wasn't happening.
Not a horrible hotel...overpriced, but the staff was excellent...
Would I come here again? I think not.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by supermommy42975 great hotel
great for familys or couples loved it be backnext year
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigroc11 Comfortable Rooms and super service!!
We just stayed here in July and We had a great experience with the hotel and the staff was great!!
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LisaC77 comfortable room, great service
We enjoyed our stay very much. Our 7th floor suite was very comfortable. No musty smell whatsoever. Look forward to another stay here!
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linz20307 Holiday Inn!!!
My friends and I really liked this hotel. We are all in our 20's. The room was clean and modern. The pool, pool chairs, and swim up bar where great!
August 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Salair Over rated
Restaurant was very expensive and the food was not that great. The beds where broken down and offered no support. The room was clean but had signs of ill repair. The wall paper was peeling and the medal fixtures in the bathroom where rusted.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by db1989 Great staff and great location but rooms need updating
Staff was great. Very friendly and helpful.
Great location - close to everything.
Pool area is nice. swim up pool bar, live music or radio, sun decks and right on the beach.
Views from room were excellent. loved sitting on the balcony in the morning.
Hotel has a gym which I used twice.
Restaurant and bar right in the hotel. We ate at the bar food was average.
Rooms were outdated and had a musty smell. The entire hotel could stand to updated as well.
Overall a good experience.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonM77 Great view, clean room, comfortable bed
Stayed a single night in one of the 'King - Garden View' rooms. Arrived early and was told we would receive a phone call when our room was available. They allowed us to park in their lot until check-in and welcomed us to all of their ammenities until the room was ready. The staff was very friendly and the lounge, pool, and other outside areas were also nice. The room was clean and modern compared to most OCMD hotels. The bed was extremely comfortable and the view was amazing. Although it was listed as a 'Garden View,' our balcony overlooked the pool and lounge area as well as the beach and ocean. Even their elevators have an awesome view of OCMD, especially at night. Overall, this was one of the best experiences I've had booking a hotel and couldn't ask for more. I just wish I was able to spend a view more nights. It was a bit pricey however, but no more than any other hotel in OCMD in mid summer.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VTMorris Great location and nice hotel
The hotel was great. On the beach. Great pool and a great staff. Even a laundry facility. I can't wait for my next vacation to Oean City, MD.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robby89 Only place I'll stay at.
Loved it, loved it, loved it !! A vacation to me is not getting on a plane, train, bus or boat. Just a few hours in the car, and we were here. This Holiday Inn is in a great location where there is plenty of great restaurants and shopping. The beach was clean and never overcrowded. During the day there are plenty of activities not too far from the hotel. At night, we walk down to the boardwalk. Can't wait to go back next summer !!!
July 31, 2013