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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City, an IHG hotel

12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-6056
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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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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#23 of 116 hotels in Ocean City
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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vzescape wrote a review Sep 2021
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania906 contributions271 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
Pennsylvania193 contributions101 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
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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UNpeacekeepertoo wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York84 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights with family as recommended by Trip Advisor, noting it met our criteria: family-friendly, near the beach, complimentary breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi. The room was generally clean amid the whiff of disinfectant spray. However, the shampoo dispenser was empty so we had to ask from the front desk. As noted in other reviews, housekeeping is minimal due to COVID-19 precautions. If you need extra towels, change of linens, etc. you need to ask the front desk. Guest take out trash by leaving it outside the hall but gets picked up regularly. Cleaning of rooms only occurs upon check out. Due to COVID-19, breakfast is all packed in a to-go bag. The beach is just about 2-3 blocks walk across Coastal Highway and not crowded. The staff are very kind and courteous. To name a few: Asia, Norbert, Buck and of course Marie. The indoor pool could be warmer and towels stocked regularly. I think once COVID is over, this place is worth coming back to.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Stay on the upper floors to avoid the hustle and bustle of other guests. The rear rooms have a...
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Kayden S wrote a review Jul 2021
Baltimore, Maryland50 contributions49 helpful votes
Hotel isn’t cleaned properly. Found numerous hairs and debris in our room. The carpet is dated, filthy and faded. The over all condition of the property is dated. The wall paper is peeling, there is mold in the bathroom sink etc. The breakfast in the morning is continental in nature and has few healthy, fresh options. We stayed for one night. Glad we didn’t stay longer. The one good thing is the hotel is about a block from the beach and on the main road with lots of restaurants. This hotel might work for one night. I wouldn’t stay any longer. I’m not sure why this hotel has a trip advisor badge. This hotel is definitely well below average.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City, an IHG hotel
Responded 15 Jul 2021
Hello KaydenS, Thanks for choosing to stay with us among your many lodging options. We also appreciate your candid remarks. While I am glad that you found our location convenient, I am terribly sorry to hear about the room’s cleanliness, carpet and hotel’s overall condition. I understand these caused a considerable impact on your stay. Trust that our hotels observe the highest standards to ensure an exceptional experience for all our guests. That said, I have shared your feedback to our hotel’s upper management as reference for continuous improvement on our services and amenities. Thanks again for making IHG Hotels & Resorts your home away from home. It will be our pleasure having you back as our guests’. Best, Kenneth F. Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Northside Park (0.2 km), Escapomania - Escape Room 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, 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, 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, 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, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City, 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, 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, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Transpeninsular Marker (2.2 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City, 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.