The hotel is old. Bathroom was dirty. Room was kinda dusty. View was a Lil nice. Food was overpriced. Not worth the money. Never again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Things Are Not What They Appear"
This hotel is right on the beach as is advertised but it is also over 100-105 blocks from the boardwalk. The band is not bad. There isn't much daily enetertainment available if you are under 65 years old. Game room is limited to about 6 games, excercise room also small and dated. There are 2 pools 1 indoor very small, 1 outdoor very small and don't […] appear to be well maintained as they both appear to need a pressure washing around the decks as there was what appeared to be black mold. The maids did a pretty good job although the carpets didn't appear to have shampooed very often. The rooms had a terrible coffee maker very small refrigerator. And last the hotel although it is on the main road was in the middle of nowhere, no store or resturaunt within walking distance, couldn't get a cup of tea without the car. Outdoor bartenders seemed in attentive making it difficult to get a drink. I will return to Ocean City but in a much better kept location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and not so expensive"
My best friend and I really enjoyed our stay. The indoor and outdoor pool were great. There is also a bar on the way to the beach where the drinks were good. The room and my bed was clean and I have OCD so I always check. We were so happy to be close to the beach and Seacrets for out night outings. The staff was friendly and this place was definitely […] within my budget. I will definitely come back next time I go to Ocean City!!!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The customer service was wonderful. The room, bedding, and carpet were very clean. I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disappointed - would look elsewhere"
Over-rated. Mattresses in need of replacement. Room smelled musty. Mold in the bathroom. Dark patches on ceiling looked like mold. Bathroom had a recirculating fan! UV light inspection was quite poor - sheets and pillowcases good but top blankets stained badly as was carpet. Restaurant was very good. Hotel is built sideways to beach - so almost every […] room has ocean view - but really, not worth paying for the ocean view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and spacious rooms"
Loved my stay. The convenience, helpful staff and rooms were accurately described on the site.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We arrived on Labor Day weekend. I thought the hotel would be loud and crowded. It was relaxing and quiet. We enjoyed the Spa and the breakfast buffet was yummy. Overall we had an enjoyable time. Our room had an amazing view and was clean and comfy. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful view and comfortable"
Had a great time and very convenient. Not a fan of the night restaurant but the breakfast buffet is awesome!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not as nice as I thought"
Room had a smell and balcony was on the side on the building and it was only a one step out person balcony. So I would not recommend paying for a balcony roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach"
It's was so amazing, I felt comfortable there and the beach was really closeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Serves the Purpose Well"
This may not be the Ritz, but this hotel gave my family everything we needed: A room to accommodate 5 people (2 A 3 teen boys), fantastic access to the beach and some really good ameneties. Is it a little run down...yes. But I don't need perfection to enjoy a my vacation and so I can readily say: I'd stay again and probably will.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Felt like I was at a Resort"
The Hotel was very nice!! There was a place to order food right off the beach and the quality of food was excellent. Loved being able to be on the beach right in front of our hotel. My only complaint was that the bathroom in our room was not properly cleaned when we arrived. But when I mentioned it to the front desk manager she was very helpful in […] making sure it was taken care of immediately. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, close to the beach & very central..."
Room was clean and overall okay. No real balcony, but since you're so close to the beach, you'll spend more time there anyway. Only downside was the lack of space on elevators (lots of wait time especially during peak check-out times). Also, the pools are quite small, gets packed especially when during the afternoon hours. I'd say, for the cost (about […] $201 a night), this was a great deal. Oh, food. There was a descent buffet which we took part of for dinner and breakfast. And a convenient gift store for random stuff, which was a life saver for last minute beach pail and shovel, advil, and sunblock. And one last thing, the gym was amazing. Everything you'll ever need for a solid run and weight training. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, loved that it was on the beach."
Loved that the hotel was on the beach! Had fun singing and dancing along with the band at the outside bar area. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The only downside was the size of the balcony and that the safe didn't work in our room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clarion - Ocean City"
Great location. Hotel seemed a little dirty and out of date, but has everything that you want, so overall was good. Also has a side view of the ocean which was nice and close enough to hear the waves.Genuine Expedia guest review
"family vacation very good"
nice hotel, very good amenities, unfortunately the weather was not ok, other wise good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One Night at Clarion"
We stayed only one night, but our experience was one of the best stays I have ever had.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful, clean hotel"
The hotel is beautiful and very clean. A big plus is they have bands playing from 4 pm to 1 am . Very quiet hotel. The only negative is that it is over a 4 mile drive to the Broadwalk.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very poor hotel with no ocean views."
A horrible, horrible experience; this establishment should be stripped of its "Clarion" branding. Check-in was at 4pm; by 4:30 my room was still not ready and the hotel staff, to include the manager on duty, was less than accommodating. Check-out is at 11am, BTW, so it wasn't a case of the earlier folks having a late check out. The bathroom was in very […] poor condition--dank, dark, and rusty. The staff didn't replace all the towels, leaving us short. Beyond making the beds and emptying the trash, it didn't seem like they had cleaned anything else. The hotel hallways appeared to not have been vacuumed in days; there was sand piling up in the edges and corners, and other small debris was starting to accumulate as well. In short, very disturbing, and we were so disappointed as this was our first visit to Ocean City and we went a little more "upscale" to have a good experience. Unfortunately it was not money well-spent. ALSO, and this is IMPORTANT! NONE of the rooms have a true "ocean view," as the rooms all face either north or south; the beach is to the west. In short, it looks like this property was jammed into a small parcel that was available, and it was the only hotel in the area that could not provide rooms with a westerly exposure. Finally, the restaurant: sub-par. We went to the breakfast buffet and were very disappointed: the selection was poor and the food quality was very mediocre; you do much better leaving the hotel for any local establishment nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
breakfast buffet and poolside dining price and food excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our stay at the Clarion Fontainebleau was a very pleasant experience. The employees were ALL friendly, kind and helpful. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. We are already making plans to spend our vacation at the Clarion Fontainebleau again next year.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel but can use an update"
The overall experience was just "ok" . The hotel was just "ok", the rooms were just "ok", the restaurant was just "ok". Having said that... I think the hotel can use an UPDATE. It seems like it's a bit dated and rundown. The amount that we spent on the rooms we could've stayed down the street at the Hilton, which is newer and closer to the Boardwalk. […] The "ocean view " rooms were just that.. a view of the ocean... if you stand on the tiny balcony and lean over to see the ocean. The balconies are quite frightening... very small.... not sure what the purpose is for a balcony that small. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I generally do not write reviews but had to write this one since I do not agree with any of the negative comments I saw posted. I stayed in this hotel years ago when it was a Sheraton and while it has no been renovated/upgraded, my room and the facility overall were just fine. I am very picky when it comes to rooms and I had no complaints in that regard. I […] have no real conception as to pricing so I can't say whether the pricing was in line but I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right on the beach"
This hotel is right on the beach and a short drive away from all the places we wanted to go to (Fenwick Island, Seacrets, General's Kitchen, Harpoon Hanna's, etc). The hotel staff at the front desk and the Horizons bar were pleasant and friendly. Our room was on the 14th floor with a beautiful view of the beach. The room itself was SPACIOUS and REALLY […] CLEAN. The balcony served as a nice place to watch the sunrise and take in some of the beach air. There are bands during the day and night to keep the fun going, and, though we didn't utilize it, there was a place on the beach to rent chairs, umbrellas, etc at a decent price. Some cons: the AC/heating unit was outdated (no controlled HVAC - just a unit in the corner that blasted ice cold air that we frequently turned on and off), the bathroom had a noisy fan, the mattress was a little springy, the elevators took a while during the busy times (check out, dinner, lunch), and the price was a little high for a comparable hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Place to Stay!"
This place had it all. It had great accommodations at a decent price right on the beach front. It had at least one good restaurant. I didn't try both. The restaurant had musical entertainment as well. The hotel also had an indoor and an indoor pool. The staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was the only part that was a little tricky. But it was m […] anageable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was great for a few nights stay. It was right off the beach which was convenient For a short stay. The rooms are a bit worn down and crowded. I booked a room that sleeps up to six Adults because we are a family of 5 and there was barely enough too For us all. Overall it was a good experience since we only slept at the hotel. It was a bit pricey […] at 250 a night but I guess you pay for the location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel right off the beach."
The condition of the room was good. We didn't use the pool, gym, etc. Staff was great and helped very quickly with issues that came up. I've never had such good response to questions and concerns. Extra keys and parking passes were free, which was great since we had a large group.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place to stay, neat bar out back with good music. Two pools great for my kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dissapointed some what."
When we saw the pictures online we felt the whole experiance would have been alot better. I travel a fair amount for business so perhaps my expectations, and that of my wife were set to high for an beach hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tight squeeze for family of 5"
We chose this hotel because of its access to the beach, # of guests that could be accomodated per room, and the microwave/fridge ammenities. The beachfront location and access to bathroom was great since we have 3 young children (8,6,3). The room was a very tight squeeze with 5 people, and I can't imagine trying to fit 6 in there. Though the microwave […] and mini-fridge were a nice feature (and allowed us to not have to eat out for breakfast and lunch), unlike most hotels I have stayed in, they are not part of bar/sink, but on a little stand alone cart. This, combined with the fact that there was only a very tiny table with two chairs on the other side of the room, made it quite difficult to store, prep, eat, or clean up from meals. The Horizons Restaurant has a lovely view but is way overprices for the quality of food. The outdoor grill was okay for lunch. The hotel as a whole seemed like it had not been updated since the 90's, but it was clean and the staff was great and it served its purpose for the 3 nights that we were there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent place for lovers to get away from the windy city, spending the evening to stay and get away for the night life. Very comfortable king bed with a nice ocean view.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our goal was to get to Ocean City on Friday to avoid the Saturday traffic that usually results in us wasting the entire first day of vacation in the car. So we needed a hotel for Friday night before we headed to our condo on Saturday. We appreciate the reliability of the whole Choice Hotel chain and since we had eaten many a wonderful meal at the Clarion […] Resort Fontainebleau's restaurant we knew we couldn't go wrong. Although the regular rooms looked beautiful online and had plenty of nice amenities, we never got to see one! Upon checking in we were informed that we had been upgraded to an absolutely amazing 3 bedroom suite! It was absolutely gorgeous, with large bedrooms, 2 roomy full baths, a huge, full kitchen and big, beautifully furnished living area. But best of all was the view -- an oceanfront balcony AND a gigantic window overlooking the Atlantic. There was also a separate aria with a private view of the bay. The outside area has a nice bar that featured a great band during the day. We ended up having a late dinner in the bar area of their restaurant, and I know we were the last (and only, at the time) table to be seated, but our server treated us like royalty, and the food was fresh and prepared beautifully -- the best meal of the week IMO. By the next day nobody wanted to leave for the condo! I realize not everyone will get an upgrade, but the treatment we got, plus the food and perks make the Clarion a great choice for your Ocean City Md. Vacation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel that is right on the beach"
Clean, comfortable hotel with a polite staff. Nice bars and restaurants inside of the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good value, friendly staff"
The room was a little dated but it was clean. The staff was outstanding. Great view of the beach and ocean from the room. I would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family oriented hotel, near beach."
Family friendly, near beach. Meals were pricey, long wait for elevators, 16 floor hotel. The deck bar/grill and nightly band were very nice. The fact that you didn't have drunk adults all over was nice. The hotel staff was quite professional and wanted to make sure you enjoyed your stay. They have their own beach section and it was nice but crowded. […] They do have rentals for wave boards and umbrellas, bring your own, not cheap. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the wait staff very good and attentive. I have stayed several places at Ocean City and was pleased with this stay at Clarion. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good price for the size, cleanness and location"
I enjoyed the stay. The hotel was pretty clean and the room was very clean. The size of the room was great especially with the additional pull-out sofa bed and extra roll-away bed they provided. Although the price was high it was a very busy time of year and the price was not bad compared to the other hotels in it's category. Overall We enjoyed our […] stay and would consider going back after we try a couple others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ocean City Clarion"
Good value for family-only stayed 1 night. Friendly staff and room for 5...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little disappointed"
I enjoyed my stay but dont think I will ever return to this hotel. The price per night were way to high for such a average and outdated facility. For so much money I expected something a bit nicer.Genuine Expedia guest review
Shower rod was broken and shower curtain was worthlessGenuine Expedia guest review
Musky smell to the room, very crowded, tiny balcony, never could get the internet to work.....good restaurants and bar....convenient locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were looking to stay overnight in Ocean City,MD. Picked this hotel because of some of the reviews and that it was one of the few hotels that had a room available on the beach. When we arrived, check in was fast and the girl told us we can park in the area around the hotel. If there isn't any room we can park across the street in additional parking. […] It was a nightmare. We circled around and then had to resort to going across the street. The only problem was after parking we had to bring our bags across a double 4 lane parkway to the hotel. It's dangerous and inconvenient. We went out later that evening to move the car to the main parking lot. Our room was clean and nice, but the air conditioning was a separate unit that was not that great. We were to have an ocean view room with a balcony. We had a side view of the beach with a step out. The balcony was not even big enough to put 2 chairs. If I am to pay over 300.00 ( this was discounted from over 400.00) for an ocean view room with a balcony, I expect it. I would not pay more than maybe 150.00 for the room. The hotel needs updating and renovations, it seems to be stuck in the 1970s. They need some private, quiet adult areas. They seem to cater to the young that like to drink and party all day. It takes a lot for me to complain about a hotel, but I needed to tell the truth about this. It served the purpose for one night, but I would not go to the hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a very enjoyable stay. Stayed overnight on our way to our final destination so our children could visit the ocean for the first time. View was nice. Room clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, but the TV and Internet never worked. All the vending machines were empty. And the elevators took forever to reapondGenuine Expedia guest review
The room,view, food,atmosphere, unmatched....It was perfect...the one thing I was not crazy for was the balcony... it was strange and it was standing only..Great view, but strange...Didn't much matter cause everything else was soooo awesome...gonna go back for sure...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel- great compared to others in OC."
I've been to several hotels in OC MD, and aside from this one, they've all been terrible. The Clarion's rooms were clean, style was up to date, staff was nice, indoor and outdoor pools and outdoor hot tub were kept immaculate. The workout room was great, but what was really awesome was that there was a steam room, sauna, and huge indoor private hot […] tub with a large tv that were free to use. They were set past the gym and I don't think everyone knew about them, because they were all barely in use over the few days I was there. You can drink on the beach, but they have to be bought from one of The Clarion's bars. The drinks were very, very overpriced and had barely any alcohol. They don't write the prices of the drinks anywhere either, which I believe is intentional deception. We got about 4 of the bucket drinks and the bill was over $70. You couldn't even taste any alcohol in it, so it was basically very expensive fruit juice. I watched the bartender the next day and saw that they only used about a tea spoon per drink. Aside from that, everything was great, but don't waste your money on their bar. It would cost about $1,000 to even catch a buzz. Go to Seacrets instead to drink. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I really enjoy staying here, the food were great I had a lovely view and entertainment was awesome, however the room had a little odor to it. I enjoy the ammentities the hotel had to offer, I want to stress the pool was very dirty and I was little disappointed because I love to swim. I will love to come back againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Steep price but nice hotel, about 10 minutes drive to the boardwalk. But who needs the boardwalk when you can just get right out of your hotel room and be at the beach..literally. 1 indoor and outdoor pool. Beach restaurant ......nice and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"clean beachfront hotel"
very nice large room with couch and second tv. (could use remodeling) room was clean and comfortable. nice small terrace facing beach. staff was very nice and friendly. ate breakfast there. food was good, and prices were very reasonable. i would recommend this hotel. one flaw was that the parking lot was small, and if full, you have to park across the […] street (six lanes of traffic). other then that, very nice older hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff, expensive buffet menuGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Pros: Steps from beach, large room, one day minimum stay. Cons: oceanview is a partial.Genuine Expedia guest review
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