by Richard Greco
Looking for an inexpensive get away this spring? Your vision of paradise may not be as far away as you think. Ocean City, Maryland is a great beach town that won’t run pockets dry. The hotels aren’t atrocious, but a lot of people rent out condos or houses in gated developments a few blocks from the beach instead. If something like that seems like it could suit your group, make sure you have enough people because the condos fit about 10-20 depending on its size.
Quality Inn Boardwalk
$79-100 per night
Address: 5400 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD, US, 21842
Features: contains an indoor exotic terrarium with various animals, on-site game room, walking distance from the beach, guest dry cleaning service, exercise room
Amenities: free local calls, free coffee, indoor heated pool and hot tub, outdoor seasonal pool, rooms equipped with refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer and cable television.
Location: 2 miles from Ocean City Board Walk.
- The beach is literally the hotel’s backyard.
- 1.5 miles from Jolly Rodgers Amusement Park
- 6 miles from outlet malls
- 10 miles from Ocean City Municipal airport
If you’re looking for a cheap escape the Quality Inn should be a top your list. Whether heading out the backdoor and onto the warm Maryland sand or staying back and spending hours among countless exotic birds, fish and palm trees in the Inn’s impressive terrarium, this hotel is bound to suit all of your family’s desires. Its indoor swimming pool and hot tub will be a much needed relaxing end to any of your Ocean City adventures.
Grand Hotel & Spa
$79-100 per night
Address: 2100 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD, US, 21842
Features: spa services, seasonal restaurants, bar and lounge, arcade/game room, ATM/banking, concierge, laundry facilities, poolside bar, exercise room
Amenities: wireless internet service, cable television, coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, microwave, min-refrigerator, swimming pool (indoor and outdoor)
Location: Directly on the boardwalk.
- .5 miles from Jolly Rodgers Amusement Park
- 27 miles from Salisbury/Ocean City Regional Airport
- 9.2 miles from Assateague Island State Park
With a spa, poolside bar and game room this luxurious hotel will keep your whole family smiling from your vacations start to finish. Just a short walk from Jolly Rodgers Amusement Park and an even shorter walk from the ocean this hotel is in the heart of Ocean City’s famed board walk. Equipped with comfortable rooms and an outdoor pool close enough that you can still feel the ocean’s breeze, this is beyond a great place to recharge your batteries after a day of hiking up and down the picture-perfect Maryland shore.
Comfort Inn Gold Coast
$59-80 per night
Address: 11201 Coastal Hwy. , Ocean City, MD, US, 21842-2513
Features: 24-hour Denny’s on service, exercise room, laundry services, convenience store, parking available, walking distance of shuttle services
Amenities: microwaves, refrigerators, free wireless internet, indoor heated pool and hot tub
Location: 1 mile from Ocean City Northside Park
- 5 miles from Ocean City Boardwalk (shuttles available from 12 pm- 12 am)
- Walking distance from Gold Coast Mall
- 9 miles from Ocean City Municipal Airport
Renovations have left the Comfort Inn Gold Coast hotel the talk of Ocean City. Although this vacancy is five miles down the board walk, it provides a convenient shuttle service from noon until 12 am. Upon your return from any of the board walks great attractions, the lovely waitresses at Denny’s will greet you with a smile on their face at any hour of the day or night. A few miles from the heart of Ocean City’s festivities, you will rarely have a hard time getting a night’s sleep in this respectable establishment.
Best Western Ocean City
Address: 5501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland, US, 21842-1344
Features: complimentary continental breakfast, exercise facilities, mail services, disability services, free parking
Amenities: high speed internet access, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron with ironing board, desk/work area.
Location: Right on the beach
- 2 miles from Ocean City Boardwalk
- 4 miles from Trimpers Riders
- 9 miles from Ocean City Outlets
- 30 miles from Salisbury Airport
Best Western may not be the most notable or highly recommended hotel is Ocean City, but it is a quality chain that brought its exceptional service to Maryland. Best Western’s complimentary continental breakfast will leave your stomach satisfied and a grin inching up your face as you get a hearty meal before the day’s adventures. With the beach directly behind the hotel and the boardwalk a short bus ride away, you have no reason not to have a blast in the closest thing to paradise in the Old Line State.