Where to Stay in Ocean City
Ocean City, “America’s Greatest Family Resort”, offers many lodging options including hotels, motels, inns and condo/home rentals for longer stays. Unlike other, smaller neighboring beach towns, Ocean City truly has a place to suit every taste. Whether you are a singleton or a large family, you are certain to find lodging that is perfect just for you.
Ocean City’s hotels are scattered throughout the island, but most are concentrated between Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk between 6th Street and 12th Street. The hotels range from higher end options such as the iconic pink beachfront Port-O-Call, to smaller motels that are typically mid-century in design. Most of the hotels and motels on the island offer pools and other amenities such as free beach tags, and are well within walking distance of the boardwalk, shopping district on Asbury Avenue and many shops and restaurants.
For guests who wish to have a more intimate stay away from bustling hotels, Ocean City offers overnight travelers the option of staying in quaint bed and breakfast inns as well as privately owned apartment and guesthouses. These accommodations are located throughout the island, but many are close to the beach and boardwalk and offer a variety of amenities. The bed and breakfast lodgings tend to be in older, historic homes. Guesthouses and apartments range from large complexes with pools to smaller, more intimate B&B type houses.
Camping is always an option for those who wish to have a more rustic experience. Many campgrounds are located off-island along Route 9.
Most renters will go through traditional real estate agencies to rent condos and houses, however there is a growing number of options appearing online. Websites such as Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO), Home Away and even AirBNB are starting to show options for weekly and, at times, shorter stays via website.
In closing, I strongly encourage you to visit online reviews of all these lodging options to get more information and find feedback about other guests’ experiences to better make a decision about what is right for you.
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