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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 August 2016

When I go to Ocean City, I want boardwalk and beach and that's exactly what we got at The Commander Hotel! It's placed perfectly in the middle of everything and just enough away from the nightlife that would disrupt a peaceful balcony visit.

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

Dear, rwalter453, Thank you for staying with us and also for leaving us a review. Your review truly highlights one of the great things about the Commander are wonderful location and view. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Michael J Hayes, GM

Moscow, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have been staying at this hotel for a good 10 to 15 years. We also bring at least 20 people with us. They just did a full remodel late last year. The place looks great. Not only did they update the hotel, I swear the staff became nicer than ever. Over the years they never really seemed appreciative for...

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Dear tbedna_579458, Thank You you so much for your recent stay with us and also for taking the time to leave a review. I just want to personally thank you for being a great customer all these years. I can tell you that everyone at the Commander has appreciated your business since day one. Please tell others about our wonderful...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The worst part about the hotel was the degenerates they put in the room next to us. They smoked, drank and were so loud we could not enjoy our stay. There was not enough staff at the counter. We had to park two blocks away from the hotel. The bathroom door would not close. Other than that the room itself...

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

Dear somebody318, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and also for staying with us. Let me apologize for the trouble you had with your neighbors during your stay. Just to let you know for any future stay we do have building security on 24 hours. They are off duty Maryland State Troopers and they can deal...

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Ocean front 2 QN room. Hotel recently renovated but I'm not impressed. We have stayed several times before. Although it's nice to upgrade, they've changed some things we didn't like. Pros: location; great views; beds and pillows were very comfortable Cons: sitting area is large but layout is strange and tv is really high relative to the couch (not a...

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

Dear kalwhit, I just wanted to say thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to write a review. I am really pleased you loved our new beds and pillows, and also truly are location is second to none. But please let me address the issues that you had with your stay. From reading your review...

johnstown
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Since you renovated it is harder to get around the handicapped room in a wheelchair. for example: i can no longer fit between the beds, I can no longer get out to the balcony....the strip on the way out is too high for a wheel chair, and I had a hard time getting into the sleeping area with the higher...

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

Dear cllabar, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and also for continuing to stay with us year after year. I just wanted to let you know that we worked very hard to make sure that our handicap rooms were compliant to updated ADA standards and that they do fit this requirement. A better option for your...

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stayed here last year and chose to stay here again. Very clean room, front desk staff and all staff we came in contact with were very friendly. Updates to room were very nice. Excellent location on the boardwalk.

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

Dear lisasJ6234CY, Thank you for choosing to stay with the Commander again this year. I have passed on your wonderful comments to our front desk staff and housekeeping staff. I'm glad you loved the newly renovated rooms and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Sincerely, Michael J. Hayes, GM

Ashland
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Commander for a couple days , family vacation , it was a bit pricey and I research hotels for about a month before I can decide on one , well I was very happy when we arrived , We had an oceanfront , the room was very spacious and clean , that is the most important...

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

Dear Chris K, Thank you for taking the time to research the Commander and for choosing to stay with us. We take great pride in the service we provide we have been a fixture for families in Ocean City for over 86 years. Just to let you know I have taken your comments in regards to the shower heads and...

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The hotel was very clean. The staff on hand was very helpful when our keycard would not work. He went to the front desk for us so we did not have to keep carrying out belongings around. Definitely will be back next year!

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

Dear dustinm617, I'm so happy to hear that you will be returning next year and that you had a wonderful experience staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much. Michael J. Hayes, GM

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 August 2016

VIP parking made the parking problem worse. See explanation below. Hard to unload the car. Better to make the VIP parking spaces unloading spaces then cars can be moved to the church lot. I like parking at the church but carrying luggage from the church is problematic.

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

Dear mancinitlee, Thank you for choosing to stay with the Commander and thank you for taking the time to write a review. The VIP parking is a new feature we just started this year. I'm sorry you had trouble with unloading just for future stays we now offer bellservice as well in our lobby. We have a large project we...

Clayton, Delaware
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My friends and I came there to stay for a bachelorette party. There were six of us, so we had to take two cars down. Nowhere on the site or reservation did it say that we would only be allowed one parking pass per room. We booked a suite. After asking for a second parking pass, we were told no....

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Dear tiffany707, Thank you for staying with us and also for leaving a review. I understand the frustration that you experienced with trying to find a second parking space. But we do include this information on all of our confirmation letters. Also if you call the hotel for information we are always happy to assist our customers with parking questions....

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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 offers 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: €122 - €423 (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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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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“The shower head could be stronger. ”
 of 5 bubbles janicer489, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to get Oceanfront, not oceanview.”
 of 5 bubbles cnpritch, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View is cheaper than Ocean Front and provides nearly the same beautiful perspective.”
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“First floor oceanfront is where it's at!”
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