Among a row of high-rise towers and oceanfront condominiums along Ocean City's lively coast, value-hunters will find the Clarion Resort Fontainebleu a reliable pick with friendly service and plenty to do on site. Families, convention-goers and an older crowd flock to the unassuming but bustling beach resort, one of the nicer options in town.
Guest rooms come with no surprises: They are straightforward and clean with tiny balconies, but ocean views from higher floors make up for the standard beach-hotel decor. The room makes a comfy place to rest, but it's the 10 miles of sandy beaches right outside that draws the crowds. There's a huge conference center on site, and the area convention center is 10 minutes away, so those in town for business can squeeze in some beachside relaxation, too.
Lenny's Beach Bar and Grill is one of the only places around to enjoy a cocktail on the sand, and in July-August, cover bands generate a fun and lively scene. Inside, there's more food than you can eat at the Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant seafood buffet, a favorite, even among locals. For other options, guests will likely need to drive.
This end of town isn't ideal for walking other than along the beach, but drive 15 minutes south to the Jolly Roger Amusement Park for classic boardwalk fun.
From the press: "The Clarion always seems to be buzzing. But its oceanfront location in North Ocean City means it will be quieter than the downtown inns" -- Frommer's
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Ocean City is a within a half-day drive from many major cities in the east. The hotel is a five hour drive from New York City, and three hours from Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia. Baltimore/Washington International and Philadelphia International airports are within a 3-hour drive by rental car.
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