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Grand Hotel & Spa
Ranked #16 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Lewistown, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here 7/27-29 and loved this hotel. It was very clean, the location was amazing, right on the boardwalk, and the beach was only a few steps away. It was within easy walking distance to Embers, the mini golf courses, and Phillips was right beside the hotel. The pool was also very nice, we only tried the outdoor but there was also an indoor.

Tip for smokers: No smoking allowed on the balcony, there's two places in front of the main hotel doors with chairs and tables where you can smoke, and also at the pool bar.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

We had so much fun. This hotel has all the amenities you could possibly want. Perfect location on the boardwalk. We walked it every day. Check out the 12th floor jacuzzi rooms. We will be going back again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

I had to take time to review the Grand because I am reading some of these negative reviews and experiences and I don't want these few isolated incidents to bring down their rating and deter guests from staying here! The Grand is a fantastic hotel in a fantastic location. We have been traveling to OC for over 12 years and have tried other hotels, but we have chosen to stay here for the past 6 years for good reason. Nothing beats the Grand.

The room at the Grand is very large. The beds are comfortable and the floors are quiet (no door slams, loud neighbors). The views can't be beat. The "premiere" view and "oceanfront" rooms are obviously the best, but the design of the hotel lets you have at least an ocean view from any room. We have been requesting the same room for the past few years, and the staff at the Grand has been more than accommodating for us. We actually feel like "important" and "valued guests" at the Grand. Hotels are so commercialized these days, you feel like they just want you in and out so they can make another dollar. We never feel this way here. And, for a resort area, the prices are reasonable!

The Grand is situated on the boardwalk just far enough away from the chaos and noise. It is about a 25-30 minute walk to the inlet. You can also easily pick up the boardwalk train from right outside the door. The beach in front of the hotel is crowded, but you can easily find a spot to relax. There are surf shops, a pizza place, and a coffee shop right downstairs. There are also restaurants, mini golf, shopping, and more within a reasonable walk on Baltimore Ave. and the Coastal Highway. The pools at the hotel are small and crowded, but nice. There is a pool bar and a small arcade, too.

The only complaint I have with the Grand is trying to obtain a luggage cart on Saturdays/Sundays! You swear you were trying to get the last sale toy on black Friday!! People are vicious in that lobby! There probably are a good 15-20 carts available, but people are usually using them all. People stand around and wait for some to free up and grab them when they do. One year, people were actually walking to people's cars to ask them to use the carts when they were finished. It was a free-for-all. I'm not forward (and didn't want to be a pest) so I waited, and waited, and waited. Eventually, I gave up and we just lugged our belongings down in 2 trips without a cart. Maybe you can organize some kind of waiting list for carts? I think you had something like this last year, but people were still out there trying to snatch them before your staff could give them to the next patiently waiting guest. Although annoying, this is not a deal-breaker. Just thought you would like some constructive feedback and suggestions - hopefully you can make that process more organized.

Overall, I would recommended the Grand to anyone staying in OC. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms seem slightly larger.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Orange2Traveler
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Matthew B, Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your extensive feedback. I'm overjoyed to hear that you feel "important" like a "valued guest" when you stay with us because we truly appreciate your loyalty over the years to the Grand Hotel and Spa.

I would like to inform you that your suggestion regarding the cart situation has been heard and answered. In addition to the numerous carts we already have on property, a purchase was recently made to obtain three more carts to make every guests' stay even more pleasurable and enjoyable.

Once again thank you for all of your king words regarding our hotel and we cannot wait to continue being part of a tradition in your travels to Ocean City, MD!

Best Regards,
Matthew Brown
Assistant General Manager
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is a very clean family oriented hotel, with great services, and locations to everything. I highly recommend this hotel for your next stay weather it's with your family or just as a couple to get away to enjoy the spa, bar, or just to spend time on the beach...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

This hotel has a great location and the way its shaped we got a room with views of both ocean and bayside. There is a cute tiki bar at the pool, but they don't offer pool side service which would make it better. They have alot of amenties in this hotel including a pizza place which is open until midnight and a 24hr cafe. We would def recommend this hotel to others and would come back again!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mpierry
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Matthew B, Manager at Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 29 July 2012
Thank you for all of your kind words regarding everything from the spectacular view in your room to all of the amenities the Grand Hotel and Spa has to offer. We truly appreciate the recommendations you are going to make to others and hope you will make us your choice hotel in Ocean City, MD!

Best Regards,
Matthew Brown
Assistant General Manager
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel & Spa

Property: Grand Hotel & Spa
Address: 2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842-3534
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,820 - ₹ 24,166
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 251
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Grand Hotel Ocean City Md
Grand Ocean City
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