Hotel at a Glance: Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza Hotel
Walk out the door of this award-winning hotel and you’ll find yourself a few steps from Ocean City’s boardwalk, where kids and adults alike can enjoy double-scoop ice-cream cones and vie for stuffed animals by playing flashy carnival games. Enjoy antiquing, dining, and shopping in the nearby village of Berlin, named “America’s Coolest Small Town” by Budget Travel in 2014.
Recent recognition: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and 2015.
New digs: The hotel renovated all guest rooms in 2014.
Take a dip in the indoor pool or lounge in the hot tub.
Dine by the sea at the oceanfront restaurant.
Ocean breezes and sunlight are right outside the front door.
Rent a bike onsite and cruise down the boardwalk.
Ocean City, Maryland: Family-Friendly Boardwalk next to the Atlantic
Along Ocean City’s century-old boardwalk, you can savor wild-caught blue crab, play old-fashioned arcade games, and watch candy makers spin colorful saltwater taffy. The lively boardwalk, which stretches for three miles along Maryland’s eastern shore, helped earn Ocean City a spot on USA Today’s list of the “10 great places to have some fun on a boardwalk.”
Assateague Island National Seashore—a 37-mile stretch of salt marshes running from Ocean City down to Virginia—offers a peaceful reprieve from the boardwalk’s constant activity. The island’s famous wild horses gallop on the shores, and you can can climb up a vintage, candy-striped lighthouse, or hike the seaside forests to spot birds, including great horned owls, ruby-crowned kinglets, and great blue herons.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a double room
Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free
Dates into December
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Recently renovated guest rooms
Indoor heated pool and hot tub
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
Must be 18 or older to check-in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
Smoking policy: all rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outdoors.
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.
Nearest airport: Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional (SBY; 30 mi)