Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Ocean City Oceanfront

1109 Atlantic AvenueOcean City21842USA
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About Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Ocean City Oceanfront

Situated on the beach, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel – Ocean City Oceanfront boasts a prime location overlooking the Ocean City Boardwalk. Wi-Fi access and onsite parking is complimentary for all guests.

All rooms are air conditioned and feature a laptop-sized safe, flat screen TV, clothing iron, refrigerator, microwave and a coffee/tea maker. Select rooms also have balconies.

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel – Ocean City Oceanfront boasts an indoor pool and hot tub. Business center services are offered at the front desk, and there are vending and ice machines onsite for added convenience.

Guests can dine at the onsite Bistro Restaurant & Lounge, serving American fare from breakfast to dinner.

The hotel is a five-minute drive from the Jolly Roger Amusement Park and Splash Mountain Water Park. The Midway Shopping Center is half a mile away and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is a mile away.


1109 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD, 21842, USA
Telephone: +1(410)2897251 | Fax: +1(410)2893435 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Customer service commended

Staff reportedly did their best to ensure a good stay for all at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Ocean City Oceanfront, helping to foster a friendly atmosphere with their can-do attitude.

Great oceanfront location off the boardwalk

This hotel's prime location a stone's throw from some of Maryland's best-loved Atlantic Ocean beaches and just off Ocean City Boardwalk proved popular with vacationers. It was within easy walking distance of theme parks, fishing charters and entertainment. There were also plenty of dining and options in the surrounding blocks.

Praise for rooms, especially those with sea views

The rooms were reportedly straightforward but lived up to most guests' expectations for the often affordable prices they paid. Guests said they liked that the rooms were clean, well-maintained, smoke-free and well-equipped with microwaves, fridges, coffee-makers and flat-screen TVs as standard. However, some critics commented that certain rooms were too compact. There was also praise for the superb ocean views on offer in selected rooms. Perks like the free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi were another plus for budget-conscious reviewers.

Negative Reviews

Reviewers divided over free Wi-Fi

Although many reviewers welcomed the free Wi-Fi service and said it was usually reliable, there was occasional criticism. It was claimed the network offered patchy coverage and slow speeds in some rooms.

Misgivings over maintenance and cleanliness

Reviewers mentioned that on the cleanliness and maintenance front there were occasional issues. For example, a few swimmers said the indoor heated pool and hot-tub would benefit from modernization. Cleanliness issues reported by some critics included bathrooms that were insufficiently cleaned, dirty windows, build-ups of dust and unsatisfactorily cleaned fridges and microwaves.

Elevator noise irritated some guests

Despite many visitors saying their stays were fairly peaceful, noise was reportedly an issue for light sleepers in certain rooms closest to the elevators.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 3085 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 3085 reviews