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

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

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Enjoy a getaway in our one room suite with king bed
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Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery at our outdoor pool
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#32 of 115 hotels in Ocean City
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
Convenience store
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Classic
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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Wicomico County Airport
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Tyclo42 wrote a review Aug 2022
Etters, Pennsylvania
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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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vzescape wrote a review Sept 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Margaret wrote a review Apr 2020
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been staying at this hotel for a week each summer for a number of years and have never been disappointed.

Rooms are comfortable; the complimentary breakfast is a good value; the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is near a local park which is a great place for an early morning run or a quiet walk out by the bay. The ocean is just one block east of the hotel, and great because the area is not overdeveloped.

The busier part of Ocean City is to the South and an easy car ride away.

All in all, a great location at good value to enjoy Ocean City.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We have always enjoyed having a room on the pool/bay side.
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Response from 790guestservicem, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 30 Apr 2020
MargeDelNy, Thank you for the positive review and for taking the time to recognize our hospitality. We hope to see you on your next trip to Ocean City Md!
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stonegyrl wrote a review Jul 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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pmc3mom wrote a review Oct 2020
Brewster, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently had the opportunity to come to the area to meet a new Grandchild. During the Pandemic I was very concerned about where I would stay and the risks associated with travel.
I was very pleasantly surprised at this Holiday Inn. Every precaution was seriously being followed, the all adult staff were well trained in the art of carrying on a business yet following all of the COVID precautions. The facility seems to be brand new, extremely clean and well appointed.
I enjoyed my socially distanced breakfast to go each morning. When I returned home, I bought the muffins online because they were so good.
I felt safe and could find nothing that caused me concern. The front desk staff were extremely pleasant offering greetings and help when needed. The shop on the first floor came in handy when I needed a late night icecream or treat. The beautiful park across the street was great. Although I did not go to the ocean, it was a block away, will return for sure!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I had a room overlooking the park and bay
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Response from Marie Hopper, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Pmc3mom Thank you for the positive review and for taking the time to recognize our hospitality. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and you felt safe with us! Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we use feedback, to continuously make changes to our hotel to improve guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Margaret T wrote a review Apr 2020
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I visit this hotel alot. If it wasn't for the pandemic we'd would already had been there this year. It is the perfect place to be. The hotel is always clean, rooms and beds are perfect and the food is always good. We have our grandchildren so the pools and the play area behind the hotel is perfect. I love to walk so the walking path is perfect for me and my husband loves watching the games on the baseball field. Also easy access to the beach and plenty of stores and restaurants within walking distance. Words cannot express how Fabulous the Staff is. That's why I say home away from home because they make you feel like family and it feels genuine. When we come in the door because of the way we are greeted you automatically relax. Jamie and Keicha I've known you the longest, Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you. Margaret Thompson
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We enjoy 5th floor Bayside
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Response from 790guestservicem, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 30 Apr 2020
Margaret T, Thank you for the positive review and for taking the time to recognize our hospitality. Its always a pleasure having you and your family stay at our property! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Ocean City Md!
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DEVEN wrote a review Jun 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lisa C wrote a review Jul 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We picked this hotel based on its proximity to park that was right behind it, which was the location of our event. Front Desk employees were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Hotel was clean. Room was clean. Housekeeping staff was great. The room we were in had a broken air conditioner. When we contacted the front desk, they were great about it. They switched our room immediately. We saw the next day they were wheeling the broken AC out of our old room. It was nice seeing them fix it so quickly for their next guest. 1 block from beach. Very nice stay. Will stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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gail ehrlich wrote a review Apr 2020
Glen Burnie, Maryland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this Hotel in December 2019, me and my wife always go to Ocean City around the Christmas holiday's. The service is top notch from the front desk to the breakfast bar to the room service. I have never has an issue with this establishment and look at the when were on vacation as our Eastern shore 2nd family. We always look forward to out Christmas time vacation since the Festival of lights is right behind the hotel. Jamie always gives us a room on the Bay side of the hotel. When we open our curtain up there is the Christmas tree right there. Lavernine at the breakfast bar is so helpful and polite and she keeps the breakfast bar neat, stocked, and fresh..Thank You..I could say more but I know they always out do them selves so I don't want to use up all my kind words I must leave more for our next visit in December 2020 god willing thru these tring times..Thank You Holiday Inn Express on 127th street Ocean City Maryland your friends forever Gail & Rocky Ehrlich
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from 790guestservicem, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 30 Apr 2020
gaile399, Thank you for the positive review and for taking the time to recognize our hospitality. Its always a pleasure seeing you and rocky! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ocean City Md!
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jayfromsd wrote a review Apr 2020
La Jolla, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay there every chance We get !
The location is great for NorthSide Park ( soccer - indoor or outdoor , softball tournaments) and Winterfest of Lights .
We love the location, close enough to the Boardwalk , Bethany, Rehoboth and the Park and playground all near by .
We love the indoor and outdoor pools . We really Enjoy having the Breakfast every
Morning .
The Staff is always Extremely Friendly and Helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 790guestservicem, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocean City - Northside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 30 Apr 2020
Jayfromsd, Thank you for the positive review and for taking the time to recognize our hospitality. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ocean City Md!!
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NATHALY B asked a question Jul 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland1 contribution
Hey, is the beach close enough to walk to it? Or better to drive ?
Answer from rachel
Sicklerville, New Jersey44 contributions6 helpful votes
it’s a quick and easy walk to the beach! leave your car at the hotel.
M f asked a question Apr 2019
53 contributions7 helpful votes
Does anyone know if there is still an indoor pool? Why are there no photos?
Answer from Boricuamama
11 contributions
Yes they have an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Melanie C asked a question Jul 2018
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey4 contributions2 helpful votes
Does this hotel have rooms for families with 5 adults and 3 children?
Answer from Daniel O
Morgantown, West Virginia32 contributions12 helpful votes
I doubt it. Please call the front desk (not the reservations number). They are really nice there.
Answer from LalaPc2014
Lancaster, Pennsylvania50 contributions9 helpful votes
If I remember correctly it has an indoor and outdoor pool. They are side by side, one just is encased. I can't say anything about the hot tub as we didn't use the outside pool so I can't remember if they have one or not. You can give them a call and ask. For us with a toddler and a slightly older child the walk was fine. Basically you cross the parking lot and there is the street light to cross the big busy avenue. Then about 2 blocks of condos and then cross the sand until you're where you want to set up on the beach. Check it on google maps, street view or satellite!
Kathryn102 wrote a tip Aug 2022
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania104 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you arrive before checkin, you can utilize the pools and parking while you wait for your room. We parked there and went to the beach."
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SpyderWitch wrote a tip Feb 2022
Baltimore, Maryland479 contributions223 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walls thin"
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vzescape wrote a tip Sept 2021
Boston, Massachusetts883 contributions308 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the beautiful park behind building - walking pier into bay is gorgeous Dine locally but early evening to avoid delays and menu shortage"
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stonegyrl wrote a tip Jul 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona242 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No gym, bring your own shampoo/conditioner, bring your own flat pillows"
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UNpeacekeepertoo wrote a tip Jul 2021
New York City, New York82 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay on the upper floors to avoid the hustle and bustle of other guests. The rear rooms have a view of the lagoon and park."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,693 - R 5,655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesMarylandOcean City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES OCEAN CITY - NORTHSIDE, AN IHG HOTEL - Reviews & Price Comparison (MD)

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), Trapped Escape Rooms (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 The Original Crabcake Factory.
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.
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