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800-814 Atlantic Ave One Block from the Beach/Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3616
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The Forum is the perfect place for families and couples to enjoy their time at the Shore. Our hotel features daily live entertainment by our pool. We have one of largest outdoor heated swimming pools in Ocean City and also has a kiddie pool for the little ones! The Forum is located in the most ideal location for vacationers! We are located only one block from the beach and boardwalk. If you would like to rent bikes, you can do so right at our hotel with Boardwalk Bikes! There are also a number of water parks, amusement parks, arcades, eateries, and boutique shops less than a 3 minute walk from the Forum. We strive on being a family-owned company and want all of our guests to feel at home. If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to visit our website, send us an email or give us a call! We want to be your home away from home! If you are staying with a large group we also have 2 bedroom suites available that you can book as well.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Snorkelling
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Water park offsite
Waterslide
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Raquel H wrote a review Aug. 7
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Had a great stay at The Forum. Room was spacious and clean and neat. Bathroom a little small but for a quick weekend it was doable. A mirror outside on the bathroom on either side of the Tv would have been nice but really not a deterrent. Staff was friendly and available. Parking was included. 1 block away from boardwalk/beach. Brenda’s cafe and OC surf close by for breakfast and would recommend. Would recommend and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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lindseylizz wrote a review Aug. 3
Ithaca, New York3 contributions
We were very happy with our stay at the Forum. We traveled with a 1 & 2 yo with the expectations that we wouldn't need to drive anywhere. We walked to the boardwalk and beach several times a day and enjoyed the pool when returning to the property. It was nice that our stay came with 2 beach passes to use during our stay and our kids received small gifts at check-in. The rooms were clean and modern after their most recent upgrade and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We booked our stay directly through the hotel site and everything was easy and efficient.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Beth D wrote a review Aug. 2
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Our 2nd time staying here. I can confidently say this hotel has their act together. Recently remodeled clean rooms, housekeeping every day and plentiful seating at the pool. Close walk to the boardwalk and beach!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dawna H wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Reservations online and in person check in were easy and quick. The room was clean and nicely updated. We enjoyed how close we were to the boardwalk. Everyone at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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dlay2 wrote a review Jul. 2022
New England4 contributions4 helpful votes
Great hotel, perfect location. The staff was very professional and kind. Especially Shanaz the receptionist and Kumar, who handled our reservation. They both were extremely personable and helpful accommodating us . A very welcoming hotel with very reasonable rates. We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms and loved the shower as well as the nice bed and linens . They provide plenty of toiletries and also have a mini fridge as well as a microwave. Our room on the third floor also has a nice balcony and we were one block over from the boardwalk . The room also included parking and We were given Beach passes. We also enjoyed renting the bikes conveniently located right next door with an added discount for staying in the hotel. We definitely would stay here again on a return visit!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elise L wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Great overnight stay. The room was remodeled and very clean, as was the pool. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed being able to walk to several restaurants, the boardwalk, and the beach. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kim P wrote a review Jul. 2022
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The Forum is our OC home now! Our little family has started a new tradition of staying here every time we visit. We have stayed 3 times since summer of 2021 and we’re about to book another stay for next month. It’s CLEAN, friendly and very family oriented. The manager PJ is a very nice guy and puts effort into welcoming everyone who walks in the doors. He made sure visitors were enjoying themselves at the live entertainment poolside and even took photos of us when getting balloon animals, which he later sent to me personally! What’s not to love? The pool is big and clean! The rooms are spacious, with big comfy beds and recently remodeled. The environment is friendly and quiet at night. Best of all, it’s a short walk to the beach and great restaurants. It’s truly the best vacation spot for our family. Kim, Justin & Riley :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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BrittDeemo12 wrote a review Jul. 2022
Toms River, New Jersey1 contribution
This was such a great place to stay close to the beach with a family. The rooms were very clean and newly remodeled and they staff was really friendly and helpful. We frequent Ocean city a lot and we were happily surprised by the Forum. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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MBS wrote a review Jul. 2022
Bucks County, Pennsylvania1 contribution
45 years ago my family would vacation in Ocean City and stay at The Forum. Now I enjoy it with my 14 year old daughter. The rooms are clean, updated, staff is friendly. Go out of their way to help. Love the location being able to walk anywhere. For the price of the room you get a lot of perks… parking, entertainment at the pool from 4:00-6:00, bike rental for 1 hour, beach badges. Very happy with our stay! 45 years later the Forum still delivers. Thank you PJ and your team.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lori S wrote a review Jul. 2022
Lititz, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice large first floor room by the pool, was excellent for access for my elderly Mother. Parking is available close by. The room seemed to be recently renovated, all new flooring, fresh paint, new furniture and accessories. We had two queen beds with space for a cot if needed. The only thing missing was some hooks perhaps to hang towels to dry. It's about 2 blocks from the boardwalk so a very easy walk. If you do have anyone elderly, it's an easy drive to drop them off at the boardwalk and drive back to the parking space at the hotel. There is a restaurant right across the street for breakfast and lunch. Bike rentals right at the hotel! Two beach tags were included with the room. Showers are available outside to rinse off from the beach after check out. I definitely will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$240 - US$465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
forum motor hotel ocean city, forum hotel ocean city
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Forum Motor Inn
LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyOcean City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Forum
Which popular attractions are close to The Forum?
Nearby attractions include Ocean City Boardwalk (0.3 km), Liberty Escape Rooms (0.3 km), and Playland's Castaway Cove (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Forum?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at The Forum?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at The Forum?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Forum?
Conveniently located restaurants include OC Surf Cafe, Jon & Patty's Coffee Bar & Bistro, and Augie's Omelette & Waffle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Forum?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Forum located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ocean City.
Are there any historical sites close to The Forum?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lucy the Elephant (7.1 km), U.S. Life Saving Station 30 (0.7 km), and Somers Mansion (4.2 km).
Is The Forum accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.