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Watson's Regency Suites
Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We come to Ocean City once or twice a year to visit family and have stayed at several hotels both on the island and in Somers Point. Watson's was our favorite spot so far (I won't mention the other places we have stayed, although you can see most of them in my previous Ocean City reviews).
Here is what we liked about it:
-Reasonable off-season rates (unfortunately for us, their summer rates are more than what we try to pay when we visit)
-HUGE suite. We walked into our room and my mouth dropped open in surprise. The kitchen area was a little tight but still bigger than what you get in most hotels. There was a dining area with a table that could easily have sat 8 people, plus a living room, bedroom, and balcony that in our case overlooked the indoor pool
-Two fold-out couches in the living area (one twin, one double). We're a family of four so each kid got their own sofa bed, and my husband and I had privacy in our bedroom. It was great! The room could comfortably sleep a family of five, or potentially more if some of the people were sleeping in pack-n-plays, sleeping bags, etc.
-Small but nice indoor pool and hot tub
-Great location, just a block off the boardwalk and a very easy walk to many shops and restaurants
-Housekeeping service included (something you don't always get in these condo rental situations)
-Clean, comfortable bed, decent sheets/towels

There were a few things that were less than ideal:
-Furniture/decor was outdated. It felt like it was designed in the 90s and hasn't really been updated since then
-Room had some wear and tear: a ripped banner decorating the balcony, a couple of slats falling off the venetian blinds, a spot of mildew near the shower curtain rod

All in all, though, the issues were minor. It would be a problem at a 5 star resort, but at this price point I'll accept the few flaws. We will definitely consider Watson's again the next time we return in the off-season.

Room Tip: Pool view rooms are loud until the indoor pool closes at 10 PM
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

My family (3adults 2 children) came to the Watson's for our third Easter (2017) weekend. As usually our stay was fantastic. Room 319 (our favorite) was requested and honored!!! Clean Clean Clean!! Plenty of room for all of us. We made a big family dinner one night as if we were at home. Everything is there! The indoorpool area is such a plus. When weather is unpredictable at this time of year. As luck would have it, Easter was 80 degrees, roof was open sunlight and breeze at the pool was gorgeous. Service as usual was kind and attentive. We had missed maid service (our fault not theirs) and at the end of the evening we requested a trash pick up and fresh towels and in 5 min. this was done. One block walk to the boardwalk and beach! Had Breakfast at Jon and Pattys on Asbury Avenue highly recommend that as well. If you want a beautiful Easter Vacation rain or shine you need to come to this hotel. But dont take our room because we will be back again 2018.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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4  Thank JoannMary t
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Watson's Regency Suites is an outstanding place to stay while in Ocean City,NJ. Very clean,fantastic staff,indoor pool. Every unit has its own kitchen,living room with extra sleeping arrangements. It also has its own parking area off the street. Very close to the boardwalk and many stores and amusements for people of all ages.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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3  Thank Lizzie D
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband and I have stayed at Watson's Regency many times over the years. We have always enjoyed it there and liked how close it is to the boardwalk.

We called to make our reservation and spoke to Colleen. I asked her if they had a nice unit with updated furniture as some of the units were very seedy and outdated. She told me that they had unit 416 available and it was on of there nicest units. Wow....if this was one of the nicest I would hate to see the others. The furniture was cheap and very uncomfortable to sit on, the vertical blinds were miss matched and the slats were are different lengths and the accent chair was something from the eighties and had a stain on it.

When my husband went in to shower 2 used bars of soap were left in the shower from previous guest.

I called Watson's this morning to express how disappointed I was with the unit and their comment was "that is one of our nicest units sorry you had a bad experience". She put the blame on the owner of the unit and that was the end of conversation.

Nice to know that Watson's could care less about the stay of their guest. I should have just refused to take the unit when checking in on Friday.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank terilu61
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came for a weekend get a way in February. We were one of 3 other couples there but it was so nice and comfortable.
Rooms are very spacious and clean. Receptionist t was very friendly. there is a kitchen and dining area as well as a very nice bedroom. We really loved it.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the beach area are nice
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Anne O
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Additional Information about Watson's Regency Suites

Address: 901 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3540
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: $178 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Watson's Regency Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Watson's Regency Suites is located in America's Greatest Family Resort. Open all year round, Watson's Regency Suites has the ONLY heated indoor pool and hot tub in Ocean City. Conveniently located on the beach block with off street parking. Our all suite hotel has 79 spacious suites that sleep 5, with a fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave oven and range. All suites also have private balconies. ... more   less 
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