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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel

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12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#26 of 118 hotels in Ocean City
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located on 126th street in North Ocean City. The hotel has 122 rooms with 66 suites, some of which have whirlpool tubs. We are only a block and a half from the beautiful beaches that Ocean City has to offer. We are also conveniently located in front of Northside Park Sports Complex that host s lacrosse, soccer, basketball and softball tournaments. The hotel is just a short drive away from the world famous Boardwalk as well as some of the finest restaurants in Ocean City. If you want to play a round while you are here, some of the best golf courses in the area are within a fifteen-minute drive. Our guest room amenities include free wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and a hairdryer. For your convenience a guest laundry is also available. You will enjoy starting your day with our complimentary Express Start breakfast served daily from 6:30am until 9:30 am. The tropical atmosphere of our outdoor pool and sundeck (open in our summer months) will make you so relaxed you will not want your vacation to come to an end. We also have an indoor pool with whirlpool that is open year round. Located between the beach and the bay, Holiday Inn Express is the place to stay.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Children's television networks
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Indoor pool
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Heated pool
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
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24-hour front desk
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Navigate294978 wrote a review Aug 2022
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The floors are paper thin. So the people above us sounded like they were stomping every time they walked across their floor, which made sleeping real tough after 11 pm. Apparently the people above us the first two nights had a child that ran back and forth and jumped off the bed and stomped around until 12:30 am. The next night, they were supposedly gone, and whoever was there did a lot of walking back and forth after 11 pm, which was quite loud. And it sounded like normal steps, which made it seem like the building itself was built with very little sound insulation. This all was great with my wife and kids trying to sleep through it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marie Hopper, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 22 Aug 2022
Navigate294978, Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express and for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at Holiday Inn Express OCEAN CITY - NORTHSIDE. I would like to start by apologizing to you for not meeting your expectations. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we will use your comments to coach our team in order to provide a better experience in the future. I hope you will give us a chance by staying with us again to show you that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception.
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Kathryn102 wrote a review Aug 2022
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania90 contributions46 helpful votes
Location is great! Front desk is nice. Only a block and a half to the beach. Rooms were good except there is a smell in the hallways and the room. A slight funk. Carpets in the hall need to be updated (reminds me of 80’s casino carpets). No housekeeping for our 2 nights. Was told to leave dirty towels in hall and pick up fresh ones at the front desk. No biggie. If we were there longer, it would have been annoying. The indoor pool water is cloudy- hopefully just from too much chemicals lol. Outdoor pool was good and it was nice hearing the live music from the restaurant next door. The included breakfast was standard fare. Nothing spectacular. Tried it but not our jam so Ended up going to Dunkin the first morning and Uber Bagels the next. We love our Dunkin’, but Uber was very good. Go early cause the lines get long (you can also order ahead online. It would be nice to offer coffee throughout the day and not just during breakfast (ends at 9:30). Overall, good stay and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marie Hopper, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 22 Aug 2022
Kathryn102, Thank you for your review. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We look forward to your next visit to Ocean City Md!
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Tyclo42 wrote a review Aug 2022
Etters, Pennsylvania5 contributions
Our stay at this hotel was very enjoyable. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the pool was clean and fun, and the breakfast was bangin'. Being nitpicky, the breakfast area could provide a better flow, as it was PACKED...but that's what I get for sleeping in until an hour before breakfast ended. Overall, I'd definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Marie Hopper, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 2022
Tyclo42, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Holiday Inn Express OCEAN CITY. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express.
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Eagle71NJ wrote a review Jul 2022
Dayton, New Jersey32 contributions6 helpful votes
I spent 3 days at this hotel …..room was ok everything was working as it should be . However there was no room service / clean up !! For the excuse of covid ! . Breakfast wasn’t bad but limited options…just plain bagels no other types of bread….. ONE SMALL TOASTER for all guests is a JOKE….. no fruits or hard boiled eggs…… Over all we enjoyed our stay ….One more negative thing …there was a family SMOKING at the pool ..I don’t know how is that possible and why no one stopped them ? ….
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Marie Hopper, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 27 Jul 2022
Eagle71NJ, I would like to start by apologizing to you for not meeting your expectations. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we will use your comments to coach our team in order to provide a better experience in the future. I hope you will give us a chance by staying with us again to show you that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception.
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DEVEN wrote a review Jun 2022
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Poor customer experience from the time you check in at the front desk. Staff at the front desk makes you feel unwelcome not sure why, explain in a harsh tone what is allowed and not allowed during our stay. As soon as you are in the room, saw Phone was out of order, probably intentionally so that no one has to attend, toiletries were not filled either. Next day noted Congested breakfast area, probably over 100 rooms and there was only one toaster. Not sure what they think when hotel is full during busy summer travel. No bread or bagel during one of the day, excuse was the bagels still frozen, so did not serve, not sure what that means. Did not expect this kind of customer experience from a national brand like this but I guess hotel probably be going in the same direction of airline during these Covid travel days. This is my 2nd and last visit to this hotel. However, we will definitely visit the north side park, a hidden gem and the reason for our stay at the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 17 Jul 2022
Hello, 007deven It's always a pleasure to read the opinion of our valued guests. And it helps us understand better your needs in future stays. I'm sorry to see you did not like some elements you encountered during your time with us. I have shared your review with our management to ensure we take proper action. The goal of our staff is to make you feel relaxed and at home. Thank you for choosing us for this occasion. Hopefully, we will get to host you again! We just can't wait to show you the changes done. Alejandro G. Case Manager IHGService
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sudsburg wrote a review Jun 2022
Baltimore, Maryland276 contributions119 helpful votes
NIce resort hotel near the beach easily walk distance from hotel to beach, Poor choice of breakfast. lack of bread chice, lack of hot food items lack of rotated hot meakls, for three days same sausage links. less choice of eggs
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Date of stay: June 2022
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SpyderWitch wrote a review Feb 2022
Baltimore, Maryland432 contributions206 helpful votes
This is a very good option if you want a clean hotel at a reasonable cost. However, the walls are a bit thin and there was a regional cheer leading as well as youth soccer tournaments in town the weekend we were there and kids were running up and down the halls. Unfortunately they are still not providing housekeeping services. Apparently the virus is pretty smart and knows when someone is gone for the day and then it will attack the housekeeping staff but if the folks have checked out than it is safe to enter. In other words it is better to see dirty linens lining the hallways than to be picked up or to either hire staff or give them haz mat suits to make a bed and change towels. They will say it is safety but I say it is the corporation trying to recap losses from 2020. GET BACK to NORMAL and provide services for the money we pay you!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Walls thin
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Responded 17 Feb 2022
SpyderWitch, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Holiday Inn Express OCEAN CITY. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express.
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vzescape wrote a review Sep 2021
Boston, Massachusetts929 contributions283 helpful votes
Proximity to beach and gorgeous park is why we stayed here over Labor Day. Parking spots at the beach off Coastal Highway in the location of this hotel were plentiful. We stayed 4 nights and for some reason I couldn’t get comfortable here. By the 4th night I couldn’t wait to get home. Hotel could use a makeover and keep the common areas cleaner. Our room AC was wacky - either too cold or shut off for too long and room got warm almost to sweating point. Things I wish they would improve: room 516 needs blackout curtains for strong sun rising directly into room, would like a comforter that doesn’t slip out the duvet cover every night, the shampoo and conditioner bottles were empty, not enough places in bathroom to hang wet towels or washcloths, and most importantly several hotel guests were not courteous after 11 pm - raised their voices and running through hallways, let their doors slam shut. I woke up several times from noises in hallways on the 5th floor and far from elevator. There are no signs requiring face masks and they do not enforce guests to wear masks. Hotel guests would not wait for the next elevator so most times I got off to take stairs to 5th floor. Nothing to do with hotel: In general I was disappointed with the restaurant situation in ocean city over this holiday weekend. It seemed they couldn’t keep up with the number of people in town. Must be the pandemic and shortages of workers. They ran out of several items on menu early in evening, long wait times to be seated and place orders, closed early, and several would not accept takeout orders even though their websites all offered takeout. So dine EARLY in OC.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Use the beautiful park behind building - walking pier into bay is gorgeous Dine locally but...
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mcharles0809 wrote a review Aug 2021
Pennsylvania195 contributions105 helpful votes
My wife and I vacation in Ocean City about several times each year. We normally stay at the Best Western Plus on 60th. They were booked so we stayed at the Holiday Inn. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. The exterior landscaping area was not very well kept when we stayed in July. The property next door had construction which may have added to this. Overall the stay was good, but we missed the great hospitality and friendliness that we always get at the Best Western Plus.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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stonegyrl wrote a review Jul 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona242 contributions47 helpful votes
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Staff was nice enough to allow me and my family to check in 2 hours early since I am a IHG gold elite member. This gave us more time at the beach on checkin day. That was appreciated and they were able to accommodate us away from the elevator on a higher floor. Thanks for that. The room was clean and as it should be. The carpets should be removed very soon and replaced cause they are dingy looking. Highly suggest this. The beds were soft, clean and comfortable. Like most hotels, the pillows are big and fluffy and tough to sleep with so if you can, bring your own flatter pillows from home. Shower got hot ; almost too hot and water pressure was excellent. My only complaint about the bathroom was that the shower gel was completely empty and we had to get an extra bar of soap from the maid in replacement. Also, the maid said they were out of lotion too. TV, ac, lights, microwave, mini fridge and sinks and all outlets worked good. We didn't use the Keurig machine cause we got coffee down stairs. The breakfast was nothing spectacular but you can't complain about a free breakfast. The first morning they had scrambled eggs and something else. They had cinnamon rolls, juice, cereal, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, decaf, milk, muffins and yogurt. The second day they had mini cheese omelettes and sausages. The second morning, we were woken up to the hotel fire alarm. We took it seriously at 8am and got dressed while the alarm pierced our ears while we were half asleep. However it was a false alarm because there was no fire and ppl were still going in to get breakfast. That was irritating, especially waking us up. Staff again came through when I requested a late check out and allowed me 1 extra hour stay. Thank you for this. We were able to play at the beach one more time before leaving.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No gym, bring your own shampoo/conditioner, bring your own flat pillows
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Northside Park (0.2 km), Escapomania - Uptown Ocean City (0.9 km), and Carousel Ice Skating Rink (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Mirage, Fractured Prune, and Uber Bagels & Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Transpeninsular Marker (2.2 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.