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Rideau Motor Inn

10 S Atlantic Ave Boardwalk and N. 1st Street, Ocean City, MD 21842-4062
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#92 of 116 hotels in Ocean City
We have the best location in Ocean City within walking distance to shops & restaurants, the widest beach, oceanfront with the best views, all up to date conveniences, swimming pool, on site parking with great personal service and a family atmosphere, all of which are hallmarks of the Rideau experience. We welcome you to enjoy your family vacation with us!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Family rooms
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Mary wrote a review Oct. 2020
236 contributions6 helpful votes
Location, Location, Location! That’s why we love it here!!! We’ve stayed here many times over the last decade. With two floors and only 48 rooms at this motel, you could say it’s quaint. There is a pool, an outdoor shower (to wash sand off your feet), stairs/elevator, soda machines, ice machine and the front office has a coffee Keurig and a vending machine stocked with goodies! At the Rideau, the ocean front balcony rooms have the most beautiful sunrise views! My boyfriend and I are up half the night enjoying all that Ocean City has to offer. Before getting some shuteye we hang out on the balcony so that we can listen to the ocean waves. It’s so calming, sometimes we fall asleep out there only to be awoken by the seagulls laughing as they scavenge the boardwalk in the early morning hours. That deliriously happy screech wakes us up just in time to catch a glimpse of the glorious beacon in the sky. Before heading inside to crash on the bed to drift back off, we enjoy the awesome sunrise. The Rideau is so close to everything and within walking distance to Piezano’s Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Sassy Beachwear, Dolle’s Candyland, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Inlet, The Pier, Golden Plate...and Guido’s Burritos is right below the motel! If people watching is your thing you’ll feel like champions! There’s so many amusing spectacles all day/night long on the boards. You can really see everything from the balcony. You’ll love it! It’s also a hop, skip and a jump to the beach! Traveling in the year of the Coronavirus pandemic sure has it’s challenges. We definitely over packed for this trip by bring items to make the room feel more like home. Our coffee Keurig and k-cups kept us out of the coffee shops to help us practice social distancing. We brought two 24 packs of bottled water, an 8 pack of Gatorade and a 12 pack of Pepsi. I cooked hamburgers & hotdogs before we left home. I packed them in a thermal cooler with ice packs and transferred them to the fridge at the motel once it was thoroughly cleaned. We also brought rolls, buns, ketchup, mustard, chips, dip and other yummies to keep our room stocked. It limited us to dining at local eateries to once-a-day. We brought a gallon size ziplock bag of brand new medical grade masks for use in retail stores and for foot travel along the boardwalk. We packed 7 travel size hand sanitizers with us....better prepared than panicked. We also brought enough cleaning supplies that would have lasted us for two months. Haha! Just when you think a room is clean...it’s amazing what kind of dirt and grime are stuck to surfaces! We wiped down all high traffic areas in the room to include; doorknobs, dresser counter top, drawer pulls, nightstand, sink/counter, the commode, shower faucet, light switches, the ac/heater controls, tv remote, the plastic patio chairs, table and the balcony railing. I Used dish washing liquid & water to clean the microwave...smelled like the devil’s lettuce in there! Used sanitizing wipes to clean the refrigerator handle and wipe down all the shelves. We sprayed all windows and mirrors in the room with Windex Multi-surface disinfectant cleaner. Wiped them down until they were streak & grime free. Fun fact for ya: Coronavirus can live up to 5 days on glass surfaces... yikes!!! A year ago there was wall to wall carpeting in the rooms, now they have wood laminate. An upgrade for sure! Much nicer! A little four foot closest area helped keep our luggage tidy. We opted to leave our do not disturb sign on our door as a prevention. We were very Coronavirus cautious because we know case in this county are higher due to tourism. When we needed extra towels we found housekeeping on our own and excepted them in person outside the room. The Rideau’s pool is located by the parking lot which seemed marginally occupied by multiple families everyday. It looked as though they thoroughly enjoyed their aquatic experience! We made our way down to the beach everyday. We enjoyed our wide open spaces away from heavily populated areas. We always have a relaxing stay here and I highly recommend packing up for a delightful vacation at the Rideau Motor Inn!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kim B wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Very clean, great location, large rooms, friendly staff I highly recommend it's been there a long time but the room was updated we had a large room with balcony oceanfront we will stay here every year we were very pleased and would definitely recommend. Thank you for making our visit to Ocean City enjoyable.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
pokemom wrote a review Aug. 2020
maryland383 contributions29 helpful votes
If you want sparkling clean luxurious lodging do not stay here. If you want to sit on your balcony and watch the parade of humanity on the boardwalk this is your place! Bonus is there is a funnel cake stand ten steps in either direction. Free parking, safe, great location, largish room. Now, the negatives- my son called it ‘Sand City Hotel’ and you know it’s bad when a 14 year old boy is complaining about cleanliness. I wish we had brought a mat for the entry and coming in from the balcony. A broom and swiffer would have been handy also. There was sand in everything. It is directly over a store playing tik toc music which my teen daughter loved. It is a little loud into the night but was not a problem for us. We had brought our own chairs for the balcony and were glad we did. The AC unit was leaking but they sent someone up to empty the trash can full of water when we called down. We also had to call down to get the wifi password and again to get bedding for the pull out couch but they responded quickly each time. Our hotel room was directly over ‘Cool Topics’ and half a mile from Trimpers. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Cheda6 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Martinsburg, WV8 contributions1 helpful vote
The mattresses in our room should have been replaced years ago. The one mattress is so bad you can see the big dip in the bed by just looking at the bed. When you sit down on the edge of the bed you almost roll off on to the floor. The temperature was in the low 70's the week we stayed, we kept the a/c on 68 degrees, yet the room still felt stuffy not sure how that a/c would keep the room cool in hotter temperatures. The staff is super friendly and the location is great.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Cjmh1215 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Dumfries, Virginia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Decent sized rooms. Very nice, quiet pool that's more inviting than the busy pools in the area. Place felt a little dirty and rough around the edges, but overall nothing that couldn't be ignored and forgotten. Great location on the boardwalk with boardwalk access. Felt like we were doing something nefarious going in and out of a nondescript alley. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
US$71 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rideau Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rideau Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ocean City Beach (0.4 km), Ocean City Boardwalk (0.4 km), and Ripley's Mirror Maze (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rideau Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Rideau Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rideau Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolle's Candyland, Inc, Fisher's Popcorn, and Thrasher's French Fries.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rideau Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Rideau Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Rideau Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Main Street Berlin (11.6 km), Calvin B. Taylor House Museum (11.8 km), and Transpeninsular Marker (13.5 km).