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Pennsylvania
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294 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Check in: Arrived before official check in time (3p.m). Called ahead and was told that we could park our vehicle and get our beach tags but could not enter the room. Upon arrival at 12p.m, I went to the office, gave the attendant my vehicle information, got my beach tags and we went to the beach. Returned at 2:15 p.m... More 

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Thank teresa3000
WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your detailed review! We're glad you were able to take advantage of our early arrival policy, wherein you can make use of the pool, changing rooms, beach tags and free parking while you await your room to be ready at 3pm. Often the rooms are done earlier, as in your case. We also appreciate... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The pool was great. It's so rare to find a pool with a 9 foot deep end. We had a lot of fun there. The rooms were clean. Nice TV etc. The beds were small. They allow smoking on the balcony. Location was perfect for boardwalk and beach. Not an ultra modern hotel but it does the job.

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Thank Glenn S
WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Glenn - thank you so much for your positive review and comments! We're glad you enjoyed the pool - it is actually the largest heated pool in Ocean City, and our maintenance staff tend to it every morning and night to make sure chlorine and ph levels are always spot on. As with many other reviews, we always love hearing... More 

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Okay, so I had my reservations about staying here, and honestly, it is exactly what I expected, so shame on me. I called one time prior to check in and the woman on the phone was so rude that I almost canceled my reservation. I should have known. However, the guys at check in were great!! It cost me $965... More 

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Thank kk1249
WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Hi, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always appreciative of feedback on our property. In particular, thank you for pointing out that you can simply park your car in our spacious lot and leave it there for the entire length of your stay, as we are just steps away from the... More 

Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I stayed here in August 2016 on a short getaway with family. We shared one of the handicapped, king rooms on the first floor. This hotel's location is mere steps from the boardwalk. Specifically, it's right down the ramp from a beach station (i.e., restrooms, lifeguards) and from a popular local pizza franchise (Manco & Manco) -- an active part... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your extremely positive, thoughtful and comprehensive review! It really means a lot to us that you would take the time to go through our property's many offerings in such incredible detail, and pass the information on to other potential guests. From your description of our pool as being "heated and comfortable", to the overall cleanliness... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at this location multiple times and will continue to come back. We have been there twice this year already the most recent checking out this morning. The staff is alway friendly and the cleanliness of this hotel is top notch. If your looking for a nice hotel close to everything this is it.

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Thank Greg H
WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Well, we certainly can't ask for more than that! Thank you so much for your five star review! We have printed this out and hung it in the back office for all of our staff to see and enjoy. We truly thrive off of the positive feedback of our guests, and your comments are greatly appreciated. In particular, thank you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Room was recently updated. Typical seashore motel room. Location was great, do not need to move your car. All of the Staff we encountered were very nice. The hotel allows extended stay with beach tags, as they have a shower and changing room you can use after checkout. Other guests were very nice also. Would recommend for a short visit,... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your vacation and that you were able to make use of our 'extended stay' feature -- after all, why should you rush to leave Ocean City when the sun is shining and the pool so refreshing? We also really appreciate the comments about the staff. We hope... More 

Sykesville, Maryland
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285 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have stayed in this hotel for several years now. It is really close to the beach and boardwalk. It is also an easy walk or bike ride to several restaurants and shopping areas. The rooms are really clean and maintained well. Each room has a microwave and small refrigerator. We had two rooms on the 12th Street side this... More 

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WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your continued patronage! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just back from a mid-July stay at the Harris House Motel. A few years back, I reviewed this motel, and as I stated then, it is an average Jersey Shore motel but with great proximity to the boardwalk and beach. A few other positives worth considering follow. • It is kept very clean—the staff can often be seen sweeping the... More 

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Thank Dublin576
WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Harris House for another one of your Ocean City vacations, and for taking the time to write such a positive and thoughtful review. Your comments about our pool, rooms and location are wonderful to hear. The pool will cloud on days when we add a little extra chlorine, that is what you saw. We are... More 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have been staying with the Harris House for several years. I'm a power chair user and travel with a Hoyer lift and shower chair. Usually, we couldn't get our lift under the bed. This year, they put a different frame on the bed to accommodate the lift. The staff came into the room and asked if we needed any... More 

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Thank Michelle W
WSSHH, Front Office Manager at Harris House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your repeated patronage, and for taking the time to write such a positive review of the Harris House! In particular, we appreciate hearing about the handicap elements of our motel, and we are thrilled that they are up to your standards. We remember you very well, and were happy to make the necessary preparations you... More 

New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

It was our first time going to Ocean City, for a quick getaway. We loved Harris House rooms were spotless, new bedding, new carpets. Pool was big with ample lounge chairs & they even lend you towels. Cleaning staff did a great job cleaning our room & providing extra blanket & pillow. Front desk staff, especially Mike was extremely nice,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Harris House Motel

Address: 1201 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3251
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Price Range: $214 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harris House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Harris House Motel Hotel Ocean City
Harris Hotel Ocean City
Harris Motel Ocean City
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#4 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
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“If you have luggage, go first floor, there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Janick2010, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for 2nd floor facing 12th street.”
 of 5 bubbles shterbug, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a pool facing room which was quiet. The rooms on the side may be a little noisy at night w/ the boardwalk so close.”
 of 5 bubbles CherylPhiladelphia, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“1st floor - less steps to beach; 2nd floor balcony with breezes & more privacy. Corner room facing 12th was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 43kimk, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the "pool" side. May be a little bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles kk1249, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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