Ocean City, MD Hotels
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Ocean City, Maryland is a prime destination for family friendly fun, and finding a great hotel on a budget is easy. The three-mile boardwalk made The Travel Channel’s list of Top 10 Great Boardwalks in America, and beach activities abound from the Family Beach Olympics to Movies on the Beach. Affordable hotels are plentiful, from the Holiday Inn to the Sleep Inn and Suites. Ready to visit Ocean City to see what all the hype is about? Use this guide as your launching point for finding a cheap place to stay and affordable fun in this Maryland gem.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Ocean City, MD

Flagship Oceanfront Hotel
Flagship Oceanfront Hotel
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3.6
2600 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City
from $49
Sea Bay Hotel
Sea Bay Hotel
61st and Coastal Hwy, Ocean City
from $59
Comfort Inn Gold Coast
Comfort Inn Gold Coast
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4.0
11201 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City
from $39
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Ocean City Oceanfront
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Ocean City Oceanfront
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3.9
1109 N Atlantic Ave, Ocean City
from $67
Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
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3.6
3301 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City
from $56
Hampton Inn & Suites Ocean City/Bayfront-Convention Center
from $58
Comfort Suites Ocean City
Comfort Suites Ocean City
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4.1
12718 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City
from $50
Plim Plaza Hotel
Plim Plaza Hotel
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3.5
109 North Atlantic Ave. 2nd Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City
from $59
Quality Inn Oceanfront
Quality Inn Oceanfront
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3.8
5400 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City
from $49
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau
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3.8
10100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City
from $63
More About Ocean City, MD Hotels...

Book Boardwalk and Beach Hotels

Ocean City has a few notable attractions worth seeing. Nearby hotels make it easy for travelers to get a room close to their favorite hot spots. The historic Atlantic Hotel* is located near the beach, boardwalk, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Other cheap hotels in Ocean City, MD near the boardwalk include The Breakers Hotel* and Plim Plaza, both overlooking the boards and beach.

Further north, guests enjoy serene beach access without the boardwalk bustle. Hotels like the Holiday Inn Ocean City MD and Coastal Palms Inn & Suites put visitors close to this quieter beach area. The Fenwick Inn* is just a short drive from Fenwick Island State Park, a three-mile barrier island that’s well-separated from tourist crowds found elsewhere.

Enjoy Luxury on a Budget with Clarion Packages

The Clarion Resort Fontainbleau Hotel offers luxury amenities such as a Russian steam room, sauna, whirlpool, and indoor and outdoor heated pools. The Horizons Oceanfront restaurant, Breakers Pub, and Lenny’s Beach Bar and Grill offer on-site dining. Enjoy all the conveniences of this resort on a budget with Clarion vacation packages that include passes to local attractions, credits for hotel meals, and more options that make a stay here surprisingly affordable.

Plan Ahead for an Affordable Airbnb Rental in Ocean City

Around a hundred room share and home rental options on Airbnb offer travelers the opportunity to combine the comforts of home with a beachfront vacation. Private rooms are comparable to local hotels in price. Home rentals are just a little more, but offer the added convenience of a private kitchen for preparing cheap meals in. Room shares are not the best option for last-minute hotels in Ocean City, MD, as the best options book up fast. Plan ahead to score spacious homes at unbeatable deals.

For an extra special vacation, book a home that has room for you and your whole family -- plus some friends -- to crash. You can rent a beachside wonder for a few hundred dollars a night and enjoy being steps away from the music of the surf and the sensation of sand between your toes.

Avoid Expensive Maryland Summers

Ocean City, Maryland is popular for its beaches, so the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day is busy and pricey. Schedule a visit in the shoulder season before or after this period for better prices. In May and October, the average high is near 70, so visitors can still enjoy a stroll on the beach, or lay out on a pool deck and soak up some sun.

Hotels offer their lowest prices during the winter, when visitors can get cheap hotels in Ocean City near the boardwalk at a bargain. While the views are still nice, many shops and attractions close their doors for the winter, so travelers should consider their schedules carefully to determine whether it’s worth the deal to brave temperatures ranging from the upper 20s to mid 40s between December and February.

Fly to the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport

The Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport is the closest option for Ocean City visitors. US Airways services this airport, with direct flights to and from the Philadelphia International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Through these major hubs, travelers can connect to points worldwide.

Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz rental car agencies are on hand at the Salisbury-Ocean City airport. Taxi services are available as well. The airport is approximately 40 minutes from Ocean City, Maryland.

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