Located on the boardwalk and a 3-minute walk from Ocean City's centre, the Comfort Inn Boardwalk is geared towards travellers who prefer a hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy beach access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, an in-room safe, a seating area, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a balcony and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms.
The hotel also offers an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Midway Shopping Center can be found about 5 minutes away on foot, while Ocean City Convention Center is 9 minutes away by car. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel and Ocean City Municipal Airport (OCE) is an 11-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
The hotel's location was the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who found it close to the beach, downtown Ocean City, shopping, restaurants, The Kite Loft and Jolly Roger Amusement Park. One guest noted, "Besides the beach and walking the boardwalk, be sure to check out nearby Assateague State Park/National Seashore for stretches of undeveloped beach with wild horses roaming free".
Many travellers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds and beautiful ocean views. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and breakfast.
Although several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported noisy, inefficient and dirty air-conditioning units, as well as uncomfortable beds, some cleaning issues and musty odours.
The hotel's breakfast was a source of disappointment for a few reviewers. They reported powdered eggs, stale pastries and a small and crowded breakfast area.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 303 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #29 of 104 Ocean City hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 151 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 19 reviews.
The author called the hotel on November 28, 2013 to verify some information.