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The Commander Hotel

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is great clean hotel right on the boardwalk. It was easy for transportation and to go out at night. The beach is there n it's nice and clean. Easy to get to bars and restaurants. Also great for the kids.

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

Dear lulu16, Thank you for your recent stay with us we take great pride in the cleanliness of our hotel and work very hard to ensure we offer a clean and comfortable room for all of our guests with the best location in OC. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Denver, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The room was very clean. We had room for a wheelchair in it. Would of liked a bigger refrigerator. The staff was friendly and helpful with unloading our vehicle. They kept us stocked with towels in the bathroom. House keeping was very friendly people.

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

Dear 633jordy, I'm so happy to hear you and your family had a great experience with the Commander. We have been serving guests traveling to OC for 86 years I'm glad you could be a part of that tradition. Hopefully you will be able to make this a tradition year after year. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

newwindsor
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Only thing I wasn't crazy about was pool and pool bar....pool could use an update and barc was kind of dirtyish.....otherwise hotel was great.. rooms were clean and staff was excellent especially the maid service on floor 4....

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

Dear adamschulze12, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. Just to let you we are planning in the off season to redo are pooldeck. I'm glad you loved everything else we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We enjoyed the Commander hotel on our vacation. The hotel was located an a ideal spot. Easy to park and get to all areas of ocean city. The staff was personable and friendly. The cabana rooms were nicely remodeled and the pool was awesome. We were very satisfied with the overall stay.

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

Dear ckurek_953962, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review. I have passed to our staff. The Cabana rooms are truly one of the best suites in OC. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Better than expected. I'm very picky but this place def met my standards. Very clean and staff was very pleasant. updated rooms look great and the bar by the pool is a great touch! We ll def be back next year!!!

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

Dear albright_heidi, I'm so happy that were able to meet your high expectations we take great pride in the service we provide. The Commander has an over 86 year history of great service. I have passed on your wonderful comments to all my staff and also the Grottos staff that runs the pool bar. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

North Bellmore, New York
Reviewed 14 August 2016

been coming to Commander for the past 10 years. a family style run place that just upgraded the interior of all rooms. might not be great for everyone (ie: parking can be hard; no plates/pots/utensils anymore w/ a small frig) but for us it is perfect

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

Dear kkwaldmann, Thank you for staying with us year after year. It is our regular guest that make the Commander a special place. I'm so happy that you loved the renovations and that we are perfect for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Kingsville
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed on the ground level this year and it was great not to have to take the elevator to go in and out. The new decor was also very nice. I don't recommend using the indoor pool it has poor ventilation and looks like growth on the ceiling. Staff is extremely helpful and very nice!

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

Dear rherold, I'm glad you choose to stay in our promenade suites this year. They are truly one of are great rooms with direct access to the beach and boardwalk. I'm so happy you loved the newly renovated rooms. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 August 2016

very nice place to spend our vacation. people at front desk were friendly. room service was good, very nice rooms. location on boardwalk is great. not thrilled about the food in the pizza place. rather it stayed a breakfast resturant

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

Dear 715albertw, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave a review. I have passed on your wonderful comments. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Totally enjoyed our stay. The room was emaculate as well as the hotel. The hotel staff was pleasant and respectful. The pool is very, very nice! Will return someday and will totally recommend to friends.

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Dear Bambi D, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I have passed on your wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Mountville
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed in the cabanas. Nice big room, liked the kitchen area and full size fridge. Large bathroom. Nice view of the beach. Pool is great for kids, and loved the towel service and pool bar. Grotto pizza and fractured prune were right there, perfect after a day at the beach. The only negatives were our loud neighbors the second...

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Dear Katherine G, Thank you for staying with us. I'm so happy you loved the Cabana it is truly a great family room. With a wonderful kitchen and family friendly design. Thank you again. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Commander unveils a $5 million dollar renovation which features 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: $237 - $666 (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 rooms before the renovation were much nicer and larger. I miss the removed large refrigerators. The mini fridge is tacky for such a large hotel since there's plenty of kitchen space. Poor decisions were made with the 2016 fall renovation.”
sharonvinchrist, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean front room!”
754carleyh, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“None, everything was fine, with room service very polite and accommodating.”
401chuck, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“No problems with the room, the beds are the most comfortable to sleep in.”
crabmaster099, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“We only go with the Ocean View. Nothing better than an Ocean City sunrise from the balcony of the Commander”
stevecR8735ZG, 9 May 2017 | Read review
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