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Plim Plaza Hotel
Ranked #81 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Smithsburg, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“don't stay in the dungeon”
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Been staying here for the past 3 yrs!!! the first yr. we stayed pool side which was a great view and could hear the live music..loved the pool and the hot tubs!!! wasnt pleased about the seating outfront on the boardwalk seats were always full!!! last year was not PLEASED at all got stuck in was seemed like a dungeon..when u looked out the windows all you seen was a brick wall!!! Not to mention went to the beach and came back to the room to find 2 maids in our bathroom using our hairspray and combs to do there own hair..wtf!!! ewww.. I think the best part about this hotel is the parrot and how close it is to the boardwalk and ocean!!! think this place needs some major upgrades!!! would bring alot more people in if the rooms were bigger and cleaner just sayin...........

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

i stayed at the Plim Plaza aprox.12 summers ago and never went back until I went to the beach over Memorial Day and my co-worker was staying there and I met her at the bar/restaurant they have there. She and her boyfriend were staying there and were very upset over how disgusting and dirty the room was. I told her I wish I knew she was staying there I would of warned her! We all went up and checked out the room and it was as I remembered only alot worse. Paint peeling off, dirty smelling, mold in bathroom, for God's sake how are they passing inspections? They need to tear it down and start over! Great location but don't let that fool you. Been going to OC for over 20 years shop around many decent clean hotels close to the boardwalk. Don't take the risk of getting sick.

Room Tip: Spinnaker on I think 18th street awesome. Safari on boardwalk, not fancy but clean and reasonable...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Great location, but will not stay there again until improvements are complete. The smell in the hallway was a rancid combination of Final Net Hair Spray (from the 70’s), Old English, Mold, Body Odor and Heat. Although they were making improvements to the pool deck, they were patching carpet in the hallway which implies the smells are there to stay. The first thing I did in the room was clean dried toothpaste off of the metal shelf. The cleaning staff was friendly, but do not understand common courtesy. One morning at 8am, we were awakened by a maintenance man talking very loudly on his cell phone while he paced up and down the hallway. Another day, I was walking behind a cleaning person who walked very slowly. She would not speak nor allow me to pass her. Cushions on lobby furniture were stained and the furniture did not match. The beautiful front porch is full of cigarette smoke...all day long. The room was tiny, but had new windows, new shower insert and tile, new carpet (although dirty), good A/C and the configuration of closets and bathrooms insulated it from adjacent room noise. The staff was super sweet, and we met several nice people in the lobby area.

You have a great location, dedicated staff, and guests who would pay a bit more if changes were made: I recommend - replacement of all hallway materials, no-smoking enforcement on front and back porch, new sheets that fit snuggly to the bed (slide off when you turn and expose you to mattress), train cleaning and maintenance staff on hospitality, reward front desk staff for hospitality, enforce a uniform (matching shirts for all staff), offer discount coupon to guests for food or drink at your pool bar to encourage use. Replace the furniture in lobby with quality materials that match - to encourage use. You are doing a lot of things right, and I wish you well.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere until improvements are complete.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

When we checked in, we could tell the staff was overworked and undertrained - from waiting in line until our time came to check in, I kept envisioning the soup nazi... "No ROOM for YOU!"

That was the hightlight of our stay at this pit of stale cigarrette smoke, moldy carpeting and "forgiving" floorboards, but wait the best is yet to come!

Every time the people in the room above us flushed their toilet, water cascaded down our wall.

We couldn't get out of there fast enough.

This place needs to be razed and a new property built. With all the money pouring into OC, there should be regular inspections of hotels. The inspector or licensing agent who certified this place as safe needs to be investigated.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Belcamp, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2012

we have stayed a few times for my wife's family get togethers and while the staff is very nice the rooms are horrendous . Our last stay we spent the extra money to get a porch room hoping it was in better condition than the rest of the place , it wasnt .The AC broke 3 times and had to be replaced once at about 2am .The window in the bathroom was busted and one of the windows was half way out of the frame . The floor in the bathroom smelled of mold and the floor was spongy , my foot went right through it . It was all together dirty too . We had to wait an extra hour to get the room because they were "cleaning" it . There was debris on the floor after the "cleaning" and an extra hours wait for them to do nothing .Dont go here unless you like a dilapidated hotel , if this place wasnt on the Boardwalk it would have been raised long ago .

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

I've been staying at The PLim Plaza for years. Last year was my last.
The rooms were dirty, the staff was rude. The entire week we stayed neither the pool or the jacuzis were cleaned.
You could see hair and oils floating on top. Horrible.
Lastly we got woken up at 4:00 am in the morning by a fire alarm which was a false fire alarm, but everyone had to be evacuated cause some ex. employee got fired supposedly and wanted to go out with a big bang.
You get what you pay for!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

The Plim Plaza Hotel proves each year to be a reliable ,reasonable and comfortable place for us to stay after Labor Day. The building is far from new but well kept and clean with a homey feeling.The staff are polite and positive ,friendly folks and not lazy.The price suits us fine and allows us a nice summer's end vacation spot on the beach and close to everything important offerring a clean and large pool , a nice tiki bar with good live music. There is an"all you can eat restaurant on the lower floor of good quality."Each year my wife and I are very satisfied with the Plim Plaza Hotel. Many people would never be satisfied nor could they under any conditions but to be fair this is a good deal all around.Maybe more money could get you better or a different location but that's always an option.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Plim Plaza Hotel
Address: 104 N Baltimore Ave, Boardwalk and 2nd St., Ocean City, MD 21842-4019
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Plim Plaza Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plim Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of the boardwalk, directly on the ocean. All of our rooms come with a refrigerator. During the day, grab a drink at the Caribbean Bar located next to the Olympic sized outdoor pool. At night feel free to relax on the spacious front porch and watch the people go by or head out for a walk and see what you can find on the boardwalk! ... more   less 
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