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1 room, 2 adults

The Forum

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Elevator
  • Smoke-free property
800-814 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ, 08226, United States of America, 800-246-8357

Motel with restaurant, near Boardwalk Adventures Water Park
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Arcade/game room
    • Elevator
    • Smoke-free property
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Restrictions related to your trip

New Jersey may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Too much money for an outdated room. They also charged $15 to park there. Ridiculous.Sep 5, 2020
  • I was first disappointed by having to pay $15 per night to park, which I've never done…Sep 4, 2020

The Forum

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Pool View
  • Premium Double Room, Balcony, City View
  • Family Apartment
  • Family Apartment
  • Luxury Suite

What’s around The Forum

Landmarks

  • In North End
  • Boardwalk Adventures Water Park - 5 min walk
  • Atlantic City Boardwalk - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km

Getting around

  • Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) - 23 min drive
  • Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County) - 39 min drive
  • Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal) - 51 min drive
  • Absecon Station - 20 min drive
  • Atlantic City, NJ (ZRA-RR Station) - 24 min drive
  • Atlantic City Rail Terminal - 25 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 49 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Jersey may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 25
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 15 per night)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
Facilities
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

FROSTED - Overlooking the pool, this coffee shop serves light fare only.

Recreation

On Site

  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Forum’s small print

Also known as

  • Forum Inn
  • The Forum Motel
  • The Forum Ocean City
  • The Forum Motel Ocean City
  • Forum Motor
  • Forum Motor Inn
  • Forum Motor Inn Ocean City
  • Forum Motor Ocean City
  • Forum Hotel Ocean City
  • Forum Motor Hotel Ocean City
  • Forum Hotel Ocean City

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    Optional extras

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25 (subject to availability)

    Self parking costs USD 15 per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for The Forum

    • Does The Forum offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, The Forum does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Forum?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at The Forum?
      Yes. Self parking costs USD 15 per night.
    • Is there a pool at The Forum?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at The Forum?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Forum?
      You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 25 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near The Forum?
      Yes, FROSTED offers pool views. Nearby restaurants include Ready's Coffee Shop & Restaurant (4-min walk), Manco & Manco (4-min walk), and Rojo's Tacos (5-min walk).
    • Is there an onsite casino at The Forum?
      No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Casino at the Claridge Hotel (13-min drive) and Tropicana Casino (16-min drive) are both nearby.
    • What is there to do at The Forum and nearby?
      Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, an arcade, and a picnic area.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.4 From 203 reviews

    Fair 4.0
    Room VERY dated, in poor repair, cords draped from outlets to TV/lamps (hazard for young children), bed and pillows very uncomfortable
    MariaG, us1 night family trip
    Fair 4.0
    The front office staff was very rude. We were not pleased that parking is not included in the over $400 we paid for two nights. Besides the parking, the room was disappointing. Not as clean as it should have been and very musty. The pool was nice and clean and a very good size. The location to the boardwalk was nice.
    Lisa, us2 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    Not worth the money
    Not worth the money. They don’t provide parking or beach tags unless you book directly. Some of the staff was nice. Some not so much. But THEY DO NOT provide housekeeping. Saying it’s COVID but it’s an excuse to be cheap and dirty.
    Charles, us1 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    The Forum is in a great location, only about 2 blocks from the boardwalk & beach. Right across the street from a great breakfast spot. The room was clean overall & I liked the wooden floors. I didn’t like how the sink was outside of the bathroom & the size of the bath towels were pretty small - like half the size of a normal bath towel. Also the walls must be pretty thin bc we could hear our neighbors come in around 12:30 in the morning. We could hear their whole conversation which woke us up. Our TV turned on but there were no channels; the guy at the front desk came up to our room to try to fix it but couldn’t. The Forum probably should’ve gave us a discount at that point but didn’t.
    us1 night trip with friends
    Poor 2.0
    horrible
    I paid for a room that sleeps 5, it only had 2 double beds. I also paid for a kitchen all it had was a microwave & a mini fridge. I was told they provide 2 beach passes, that was a lie. And even thou it was out of their hands the electric was out for most of the first night
    William, us2 night family trip
    Fair 4.0
    Hotel room is old and dirty and needs to be renovated. For almost 3 something a night you have to pay for parking
    us1 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    Location is good - didn’t like we were charged $15 a day for parking in their private lot because we booked through Expedia.
    Jill, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Very clean and the staff was very friendly!
    us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Kitschy/Retro/Old Vegas feel/Fun
    We found everything to be up to our expectations, very good location to the boardwalk, The hotel was Kitschy feel like retro or old Vegas feel. It has not been up dated in a while but it is clean and I found it to have a cool vibe.I would definitely go back.
    Margaret, us1 night trip with friends
    Good 6.0
    I’ve booked through 3rd party agents usually every time I go to OC. This was the first place that didn’t include parking or beach tags because they said since I booked through a third party they didn’t allow that. Also for $25 you could check in early. I found out the night before that no one was in our room. It’s not very busy there right now, because of the pandemic, so I was a little disappointed when they charged me the fee and they really didn’t have to. They don’t go out of there way for you really at all. The rooms are ok~not enough outlets. The location is great!
    us1 night trip with friends

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