The Forum

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Forum

The Forum

2.5 star property
Walking distance from OC Waterpark

8.0/10 Very Good

559 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is $131
Price available on 9/26/2022
800-814 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ, 08226
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In North End
  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 3 min walk
  • Atlantic City Boardwalk - 12 min drive
  • Atlantic City Beach - 13 min drive
  • Tropicana Casino - 16 min drive
  • Boardwalk Hall - 16 min drive
  • Atlantic City Convention Center - 26 min drive
  • Bally's Atlantic City Casino - 27 min drive
  • Borgata Casino - 27 min drive
  • Harrah's Atlantic City Casino - 28 min drive
  • Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) - 23 min drive
  • Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County) - 38 min drive
  • Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal) - 51 min drive
  • Absecon Station - 25 min drive
  • Atlantic City, NJ (ZRA-RR Station) - 26 min drive
  • Atlantic City Rail Terminal - 26 min drive

About this property

The Forum

Motel in the heart of North End
You can look forward to a terrace, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities at The Forum. Active travelers can enjoy cycling at this motel. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Bike rentals, a front desk safe, and smoke-free premises
  • Free newspapers and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Forum feature thoughtful touches such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and room service. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Shower/tub combinations, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 25-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and free infant beds



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 49 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 25
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 25-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 26 2022 to May 19 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool
The property is closed during November, December, January, February, and March.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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 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.

Also known as

Forum Inn
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
The Forum Motel
The Forum Ocean City
The Forum Motel Ocean City

Frequently asked questions

Is The Forum currently open?
The property is closed during November, December, January, February, and March.
How much does it cost to stay at The Forum?
As of Sep 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Forum on Sep 26, 2022 start from $131, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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. The pool will be unavailable from September 26 2022 to May 19 2023 (dates subject to change).
Are pets allowed at The Forum?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Forum?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Forum.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Forum?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
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 hiking, kayaking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, an arcade, and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Forum?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ready's Coffee Shop & Restaurant (4-min walk), Rojo's Tacos (5-min walk), and Yianni's Cafe (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Forum like?
The Forum is a short 3-minute walk from Ocean City Boardwalk and 19 minutes' walk from Ocean City Beach. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Stay was good. Hotel room was clean. Parking lot at hotel is not ideal.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Carol, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Updates to bathrooms
I suggest that for older customers that the bathrooms be updated with: grab bars and a shelf for soap and/or shampoo. Also I suggest hooks be placed on the wall right outside the shower curtain to place wet towels after showering.
Marybeth, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel
Overall the hotel was amazing. Room was clean and appeared to be remodeled recently. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Definitely would go back.
Paul, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rooms were renovated nice and clean. The property needs to be updated.
Lisa, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice hotel
Clean. Friendly staff. Bike rentals convenient, though I didn’t get the discount claimed. Wish the towels were bigger and the pool was open later. Live music by the pool is nice. Close to a lot. I’d stay again
Charlene, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Theresa, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Michele, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

No Hot Water.
Three of the Four nights we were forced to take cold showers due to an ongoing hot water issue. Parking is difficult and limited.
Chris, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place, comfy and clean
1-night family trip
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