"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 Hotel seemed a little dirty and out of date, but has everything that you want, so overall was good.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
"Maybe the worst $XXX/night hotel experience ever."
Where to begin... * After checking in, when my wife walked through the front door pushing a loaded bell cart, baby in arms, the only help the bellman offered was "try turning the cart around". * Found hair all over the sheets on the bed. We requested a linen change and went for a stroll on the beach. When we returned, the bed was remade, but all of […] the hair was still there. They didn't change the sheets, but the houseman was kind enough to leave to toilet seat up after he took a leak in our bathroom while remaking the bed. * Took four more calls to actually get new linens. Non apologetic staff seemed put off by our request. * Many of the TV channels didn't work. Couldn't watch the NBA finals on ABC. * At 9:22am, the morning we were checking out, the housekeeping staff was literally sitting in front of our room waiting for us to check out. They even had to move the housekeeping cart so I could get out of the room. Then they asked "Is you checking out yet?". * Even though I indicated we had a young child in the reservation, they put us on the corner of the building directly above the live music til 2am. * WiFi signal barely made it to the top floor and was almost unusable. At least it was complimentary. * Left a voicemail for the manager to discuss some of the above points....I'm still waiting for a call back, 4 days later. I'm not holding my breath. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very pleasant memorial weekend"
Great stay, with excellent facilities incl. beach access and the restaurant. My daughter and wife complained a lot because Internet would be extremely slow, but I didn't care as I came to rest. Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"On the beach!"
Overall it was good, but initially the room I rented out did not have a balcony view when the site said it did. However, they were able to change rooms for me upon request.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Ocean view room is more like a side view than a dead on view but overall the hotel was very nice and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
On the first night stay we could not get the tub / shower water on. A security guard was sent up and he was able to manipulate the valve to get the water working. We did not want to move to another room in the middle of the night. The problem was not repaired properly the next day. On our final night stay at 12:30am my son took a shower and could not […] get the water to turn off. A person was sent up and could not fix the problem. Soon after the (same) security guard that came up the first night stay came up and finally manipulated the valve to shut off the water. We had to finally move to another room at 1:30am on our last night stay. By the time we packed all of our luggage and personals to move we unpacked in the new room at around 2:30am. I could not get to sleep until 5am and awoke at 9am to prepare to leave. It was a miserable nights stay that I paid for. I was happy to return home the following day. No one followed up on the first night's problem or said anything to us in the morning of the last day. I felt we paid a premium for the stay at the Clarion and yet was not comfortable and did not get what aI paid for. This is the second stay at this Clarion and would not return for a third stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
like it,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved the room i was staying at. A lot of space and could see the ocean from the balcony.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful family vacation at the clarion hotel"
Beautiful hotel had a wonderful time already planning our next trip sad to be going home. Love that they allow dogs.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Extremely disappointed- Spring break 2013!"
Stayed at the Clarion for an event this past weekend. The cleanliness of the hotel was bad. The bedroom sheets were extremely filthy with stains. This made the stay very uncomfortable. We checked out immediately. The quality of service during this experience was just okay! The staff wasn't apologetic just agreed to allowing us to check out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I think this hotel may be one of the cleanest. I really enjoyed my stay here in Ocean City. My boyfriend and I come here often and try different hotels (depending on price). We usually come during the offseason so it is quiet and we do not have to deal with the large crowds. There is a pretty nice bar downstairs that has five flat screens showing all […] sporting events. It is rather small but, stays open late. They have live bands and dancing at the hotel as well until 2am. My only disappointment was that the spa located at the hotel was shut down. This was one of the main reasons why I chose the hotel in the first place. Regardless, we had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the night life. If you like going to Seacrets, its not far away. It maybe a 7 minute drive up Coastal Highway. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Finally steam room where I can go to and relax"
I love this hotel very much due to the health spa! We love the steam room, the dry sauna, the eucalyptus room, hot tub even through it is a co- ad you just need to dress decently. One bad thing that i see is not the hotel staffs fault is the people who used the health spa, they just need to pick the towel up after themself . The seafood buffer is also […] good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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