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The Commander Hotel

5.1 km from Ocean City centre
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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14th St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed for just one night, however if I was staying longer, I would have had them come and reclean the room. The hotel is older and is in need of renovations. The first thing I noticed when walking into the lobby was the smell of stale cigar / cigarettes. There was also a large water stain on the ceiling in...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ECB731, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with the Commander Hotel and for taking the time to share your thoughts. I can assure you we take cleanliness to the highest standards and I am very upset to hear that you thought your room was not clean. If you could please take time to call me at 410-289-6166x515...

Cockeysville, Maryland
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at the old Commander in the '70's and '80's, and the new Commander four years ago, so we decided to stay again because of the recent renovations and the excellent location. Our room was the King Suite with an Ocean View. The new, clean style of the furniture, the floor and the kitchenette is very attractive and gives...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear fourdeps, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your great comments and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

After our reservation was cancelled for another hotel in Ocean City we were fortunate enough to get a room here for the same price. We were expecting to be in a suite overlooking the outdoor pool but were pleasantly surprised to see we received a suite facing the ocean and we could quite literally walk out our back door onto...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Heather L, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and happy anniversary. We our so happy we were able to help you during your anniversary. We have been helping couples celebrate there anniversaries for over 86 years. I'm so happy that you choose to join that tradition. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

First time here- stayed in King ocean view fourth floor. Was disappointed there were no screens on balcony door or Windows. Would've loved to hear the ocean at night. Bed very comfy. Nice large balcony

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tammy N, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and for leaving a review about us on TripAdvisor. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay im very sorry for the screens with our oceanfront location the salt air tends to be very hard on metal screens. Thank you again and we hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel has recently been renovated which is always a plus for me. We had an ocean view with balcony suite. The view was amazing and it was nice to people watch from the balcony. The room was clean with the exception of the balcony chairs. The bed was comfortable. We had two queens and one is very close to...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear, seetheworldb4ureyes, Thank you for the great comments and I'm so happy you loved the newly renovated rooms. I appreciate all of your comments this is how we get better. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Albany, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very friendly first day in to a 5 day stay they all greeted me by my name and are so accommodating. Clean and perfect location too. Rooms were set with kitchen area and sitting area balcony overlooking ocean and boardwalk were just what I wanted.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear franf617, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. Im so happy you loved your room. I hope you have a great stay and we see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The room in the annex building was large but expensive for a parking lot view. The kitchenette and bathroom is new, but the hotel lacks a good lobby (the existing one is small and in an alley) and inviting front ocean terrace. The exterior Pool is in a parking lot. The annex is on the ally so the task removal...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nal784, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us some comments. Just to let you know we are preparing to redo our lobby area in the off season and our pool deck. My apologies for the trash removal we do Everything we can to make guests stay great but unfortunately this...

Hollywood
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I enjoyed our stay so much. This hotel is so accommodating. The staff is wonderful! I would like to thank Debbie at the front desk as she is wonderful and helpful! Very very clean. Staff is always wiping down walls and window sills.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dannettem670, Thank you so much for your kind words. I have passed on your wonderful comments to Debbie. She truly is a wonderful person. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Joppa, Maryland
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our air conditioner leaked water on the floor and I didn't like the shower, too small. Refrigerator was small and no stove for being a suite. I would also prefer a divider between the rooms and the beds by the balcony and not by the hall door.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pbrown_630612, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and also for staying with us. I'm so sorry for the trouble you had during your stay with the AC if you did not let us know during you stay please contact us so we can determine the room number to get it checked. We do offer Cabana...

Reviewed 10 October 2016

We've been staying at The Commander for at least two nights each year for 6 or 7 years and always enjoy it. It's great! The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the location is just right--on the beach with wonderful views, in the midst of the action, but with no loud bars within earshot. Grotto Pizza is a...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear T2175SSthomass, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and also for staying with us year after year. We appreciate your continued business it is our regular customers that truly make the Commander a special place and a tradition in Ocean City for over 86 years. Thank you so much and we can't wait to see you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Commander offers 3 different types of accommodations: Our Oceanfront Suites Our Oceanview Studios Our Cabana Suites overlooking the pool yet are still only steps from the beach. As you set sail for one of Ocean City’s finest oceanfront hotels, the vacation you deserve awaits you! On the corner of 14th street and the boardwalk, we offer you newly renovated rooms and amenities. Onsite you’ll enjoy our soothing new beach colors and modern room decors. While shopping, restaurants, churches, library, nightlife, marinas, water sports and entertainment are virtually at your fingertips. Rediscover the hotel where fun and relaxation have been the standard for generations. Here you can look forward to days spent on the guarded beach. At lunch enjoy a cold drink and bar fare at our pool side bar while soaking up the sun rays, or simply relax in the cool atmosphere of our indoor pool. In the late afternoon, you might find yourself on the private balcony of your oceanfront suite, watching the fishing yachts returning home after a day of fighting the white or blue marlin. This is a great time to plan your evening dining menu with the great variety of culinary delights Ocean City has to offer. If time or weather are an issue, simply make your way to the family friendly onsite Grottos Pizza and see for yourself why they are the first name in pizza here on the shore. After a spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, you might be inclined to grab your golf clubs and meet downstairs at the Fractured Prune for their famous made to order donuts or a tasty breakfast sandwich before playing one of the area’s fine courses. Our knowledgeable in-house golf concierge is ready to assist you. Family owned since 1930. The tradition continues…..a tradition of service, hospitality and catering to your wishes! The Commander Hotel & Suites Offers: Oceanfront Suites on the Boardwalk Private Balcony or Terrace Refrigerator Microwave Coffee Maker 42″ HD TV with Dish Network Service Guest Laundry Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool with zero entry Grotto Pizza on the Ocean Walking Distance To Major Entertainment & Dining Free Parking Golf Packages Fractured Prune Donut Shop on site Eco Friendly Olive Branch Botanicals Bath Amenities in all guest rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Commander Hotel

Address: 14th St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: $169 - $600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Commander Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Commander Hotel Ocean City
Commander Ocean City
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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“The shower head could be stronger. ”
 of 5 bubbles janicer489, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to get Oceanfront, not oceanview.”
 of 5 bubbles cnpritch, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View is cheaper than Ocean Front and provides nearly the same beautiful perspective.”
 of 5 bubbles fourdeps, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“First floor oceanfront is where it's at!”
 of 5 bubbles 434heatherl, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the full ocean view rooms with a balcony: great views and good people watching”
 of 5 bubbles YorkTravelGirl, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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