Lankford Hotel

807 BoardwalkOcean City21843USA
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About Lankford Hotel

Situated on the boardwalk, right in the heart of Ocean City, Lankford Hotel Hotel is a charming historic property offering simple, but comfortable, accommodation.

There are a wide range of rooms available, located in a number of buildings. They are all pretty basic in terms of furniture and décor, but still have all you’ll need for a holiday on the shore, including air conditioning and mini-fridge. Some have great ocean views.

Parking for one car per unit is available onsite, while free Wi-FI is available in the reception area. There is a small lobby lounge where guests can relax and cool down.

There are a couple of good restaurants along the boardwalk, including a Hooter’s just 400 yards away.

The main attraction is surely the beach right out front, as well as all the sites easily accessible along the boardwalk. The Ocean Gallery, a popular and eclectic art gallery, is just 700 yards from Lankford Hotel.


807 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD, 21843, USA
Telephone: +1(410)2894041 | 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

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Television

Positive Reviews

Perfect location on the boardwalk

This was perhaps what guests most appreciated about the property. They describe the location as unbeatable, saying that it wasn't merely on the boardwalk, which would be great enough, but pretty much at the heart of Ocean City. As a result there was a great selection of restaurants and other amenities very nearby.

Great historical ambiance

Guests really appreciated the tranquil atmosphere that prevailed at the hotel, which they contrasted with the more hectic vibe at nearby high rise hotels. They credited the atmosphere to the fact that this was a quirky historical property with a lot of character that had been built up over many decades.

Exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff

It was very rare to read a review that did not praise the staff in some way. Typically, the praise was hearty, with guests saying that the staff, especially the front desk staff, were incredibly friendly and welcoming. They were also said to be prepared to go to enormous lengths to assist guests when the odd issue arose.

Negative Reviews

Rooms were a bit small

One downside of the historical nature of the property was that the rooms tended to be smaller than contemporary rooms, specially the bathrooms. Guests mentioned struggling with the limited space in their room, making them want to spend more time out and about, rather than cooped up in their room.

Very poor water pressure

An extraordinary number of guests reported being unhappy with their showers, saying that the water pressure was so low that it would have made more sense to call them “trickles”, rather than showers.

Could do with a refresh

While guests liked the historical ambiance in general, several said that certain aspects of their room needed a quick refresh to get it looking spiffy again.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 205 reviews across the web
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9.1 out of 10 based on 205 reviews