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The Commander Hotel

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a mistake booking the dates and was really frustrated, but after some calls, I was able to fix the mistake although I had to change the room for one with pool view instead of ocean view. We arrived at the hotel and asked if they had any ocean view available and the front desk made an upgrade to...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jennifermM33YK, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and also for writing such a wonderful review. We try everything possible to accommodate our wonderful guests. It is these guest that make the Commander Hotel & Suites such a special place. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here since the 1990s and I am impressed with the new decor. The lobby is spectacular - a real fresh look - with free coffee and tea all day. We were in room 454, an ocean front suite, and the kitchen had been completely done over, making the suite more light and open. Beds seemed new and...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear elizfitz1, Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. It is always great to hear from returning guests and I am so pleased you loved the brand new look of the Commander Hotel & Suites. I have passed on all your wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

Joppa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are clean. Indoor pool is tiny, so tiny. Shower pressure is non existent. Checked out early so I could go home and wash my hair and be able to rinse it properly. View is great with oceanfront room.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rachelmL8967GC, First thing I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and also for staying at the Commander Hotel. We take great pride in what we do and it pains me to see someone calling us average. I think we are far from being average. If you look around Ocean City, Maryland you...

Fincastle, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Suites were spacious, clean and comfortable. Beds were great and ocean front balcony was adequate. This hotel was advertised as being built in the 1930's, but has been updated recently so it has the appearance of being a much newer hotel. Resturant and garage parking on site makes this even more attractive for a vacation. Starbucks and a donut shop...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ronald P, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review. We have been serving guest in OC for over 87 years and we take great pride in the service we provide. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

Clarksburg, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent three days at this lovely remodeled historic hotel on the boardwalk and 14th street. The location is prime on the boardwalk with everything you need within walking distance. Our oceanfront suite was perfect for a family of 5. It had a great counter space for preparing food along with a small refrigerator and microwave. The efficiency provided dinnerware...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clvrgirl, Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and for choosing to stay with us. I am so happy you loved the rooms and we take great pride in the fact that we offer the most beautiful room product in all of Ocean City. We hope to see you and your family again very soon. Sincerely, Michael J....

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Ocean City and had no idea where to stay. After reading lots of review we decided to stay here. So glad we did. The staff was GREAT, rooms were clean, spacious, and beds were comfortable.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Whitney G, I am so happy hear that you choose to stay at the Commander for your first time in OCMD. We have been serving guest for over 87 years and we take great pride in making every guest stay memorable. We hope that you make this an annual journey each and every year. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

Manassas VA
Reviewed 1 week ago

so first let me say that the place was clean and the house keeping and maintance staff were awesome, friendly, nice, but the front desk staff, yea they need a class on how to great customers and respond when asked a question and speak to guest when they are seeing them for the first time that day, wasnt like it...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DMKManassasVA, First let me tell you I appreciate the feedback and also appreciate you staying with us. I have passed on your wonderful comments to our staff in housekeeping and maintenance. I am so sorry that you feel this way about our front desk staff. I have addressed this with each of our staff members. This is not the...

Ocean City, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we checked into our room I immediately checked the sheets for cleanliness and found hairs in the sheets on the blankets!! Gross!!! They immediately came and changed them. The only elevator was out of service from 8:00pm until at least 1:00AM.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eastervacay, I am so sorry for the trouble you experienced when you checked in. I assure this is a rare occurance as does not happen all the time. Im so happy to hear the issue was corrected immediately by our staff. To insure you and everyone else we take great pride in our cleanliness and we have addressed this...

Whiting, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location. Great views from balcony ocean front room. Clean room with 2 tvs. Plenty of room. Great staff made for a very pleasant stay. Easy to park to come and go. Close to a lot of restaurants. Right on top overlooking boardwalk.

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Dear thomaswO3791UU, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor. We hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new remodel of the hotel is great!! The beds are so comfortable! The pool was great very warm! The staff is very friendly. The lady that checked me in was very nice. Even let us check in early after a long morning drive to get here. The only downfall I would say is grottos not being open yet and...

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Michael H, General Manager at The Commander Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amanda B, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your recent stay with us and for leaving such a wonderful review. Let me apologize for Grottos sporadic hours in the offseason during the early part of the year they typically are open a limited schedule. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Commander unveils a $5 million dollar renovation which features 3 different types of accommodations: Our Oceanfront Suites Our Oceanview Studios Our Cabana Suites overlooking the pool yet are still only steps from the beach. As you set sail for one of Ocean City’s finest oceanfront hotels, the vacation you deserve awaits you! On the corner of 14th street and the boardwalk, we offer you newly renovated rooms and amenities. Onsite you’ll enjoy our soothing new beach colors and modern room decors. While shopping, restaurants, churches, library, nightlife, marinas, water sports and entertainment are virtually at your fingertips. Rediscover the hotel where fun and relaxation have been the standard for generations. Here you can look forward to days spent on the guarded beach. At lunch enjoy a cold drink and bar fare at our pool side bar while soaking up the sun rays, or simply relax in the cool atmosphere of our indoor pool. In the late afternoon, you might find yourself on the private balcony of your oceanfront suite, watching the fishing yachts returning home after a day of fighting the white or blue marlin. This is a great time to plan your evening dining menu with the great variety of culinary delights Ocean City has to offer. If time or weather are an issue, simply make your way to the family friendly onsite Grottos Pizza and see for yourself why they are the first name in pizza here on the shore. After a spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, you might be inclined to grab your golf clubs and meet downstairs at the Fractured Prune for their famous made to order donuts or a tasty breakfast sandwich before playing one of the area’s fine courses. Our knowledgeable in-house golf concierge is ready to assist you. Family owned since 1930. The tradition continues…..a tradition of service, hospitality and catering to your wishes! The Commander Hotel & Suites Offers: Oceanfront Suites on the Boardwalk Private Balcony or Terrace Refrigerator Microwave Coffee Maker 42″ HD TV with Dish Network Service Guest Laundry Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool with zero entry Grotto Pizza on the Ocean Walking Distance To Major Entertainment & Dining Free Parking Golf Packages Fractured Prune Donut Shop on site Eco Friendly Olive Branch Botanicals Bath Amenities in all guest rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Commander Hotel

Address: 14th St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: $171 - $622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Commander Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Commander Hotel Ocean City
Commander Ocean City
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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“All the rooms have a balcony and beach front views! Try and get third floor or above.”
maddogfred, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Suites are more comfortable than rooms.”
  • Beach and boardwalk from 4th floor
RonaldP981, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“cabana rooms are fantastic.”
tomsS2008TC, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“high floor ocean front are the best”
ddbrown2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Clean room, with fresh linen, If you are using a cart for your luggage the cart may not fit into the room.”
I891OOelizabeths, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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