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Millersville, Maryland
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The room was absolutely disgusting. We wanted a place to stay for just one night, but we had to go to the nearby CVS and buy Lysol, and Air Freshener, and practically a gallon of hand sanitizer. I am by no means a germaphobe, but one peek at the pillow in the pillow case, covered in brown and yellow stains?...

3Thank micahdshockney
Elkridge, Maryland
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Room smelled like vomit from the previous people. Shower head leaked all over the bathroom. TV had basically no channels. Shined a blacklight on the bed to find disgusting hand prints among other things. Bad lighting. No microwave at all. When I got there, the lady said my card was declined when in fact it was working perfectly. We were...

3Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Room was overpriced. Musty and sweaty, and moister accumulated in every surface. Direct tv with ZERO movie channels, beds were sub par with thin matterasses. Stay away!!! Pool was moldy and not serviced! Stay away! I over paid for a sub par hotel !

4Thank Jjakke
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Probably our worst hotel experience. My husband booked this on price without reading any reviews. The place was dirty and moldy. You have to buy a bag of ice. We only needed a place to stay for 10 hours, so I thought we would survive. A total of two small scratchy towels and the smallest junkiest bar of soap. The...

3Thank sjkate
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 September 2013

wife and i went to islander stayed one night place dirty no ice machines bathroom dirty the grounds very dirty cigarette butts every were we could not sleep too scared of bugs and leaving our car in unlit parking lot

2Thank tom h
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

For $140 a night you'd expect a decent hotel but this was not my experience. The room smells like wet rags, rugs are filthy, and the sheets on my bed were not changed from the previous guest (had stray hairs on pillows and a dead bug). I did my usual bed bug check but who knows.. the mattress was stained...

4Thank foodie_cutie_P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 September 2013

me and family went to Ocean Maryland 09/29/2013-09/31/2013 my sister book through Book.com she book the Islander Motel this motel was a mess the place hasn't been dusted in years, mildew smell , carpet dirty , sheets dirty, bed lining dirty piss spot in the bed blood spot in the bed, plastic cover sheets was torn towel so dirty black,...

5Thank gladys G
York, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The carpets were pretty disgusting in our room. Stains all over the floor and it didn't feel soft like carpet. Beds were alright, and bathroom was clean. The towels felt as though they were falling apart from bleaching so many times. The kitchenette was a little dirty but most people clean the dishes and silverware before using them anyhow. They...

1Thank Holly M
Reviewed 25 August 2013

The first problem was they said it was brighton the boardwalk...lies. they told me i was going to have 2 rooms..lies. The refrigerator didn't work, the room stank, we started sweating right when we walked in and the a.c. unit couldn't cool it off. To top it off the lady at the front desk kept trying to talk down on...

4Thank BatesFamilyTravels
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Bad service dirty room smelly room dirty carpet old AC not adjustable .not enough light in the room too dark. Broken lights top of the sink. No hangers . AC was off and refrigerator as well when we entered the room. Bathroom was awful not enough towels. Broken things in bathroom. No shampoo no tissue any where. Even for free...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As a family owned and operated business, we understand how important it is to keep our customers completely satisfied. From our flexibledaily, weekly and monthly rates to our spacious, quiet lodgings, we are the perfect location for a great vacation! UNDER New Management ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Address: 2001 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3549
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: $73 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Islander Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
The Islander Hotel Ocean City
Islander Motel Ocean City
Islander Hotel Ocean City
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#52 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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“Here's my tip!! don't stay there EVER!!!”
 of 5 bubbles rolsavsky1959, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Please don't frequent this business, I'm not kidding!”
 of 5 bubbles susangS2043DA, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles dolls111, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose a room at all, run the other way.”
 of 5 bubbles McMom21, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Stay as far away as possible.your less likely to be shot, stabbed or contract bug bites or viral infections if you STAY FAR AWAY...”
 of 5 bubbles Robbedbytheislander, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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