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Traveller (29)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (2)
203 9th St, Ocean City, MD 21842-3705 See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 13 Sep 2018via mobile
This place is a good value if it’s sunny and you spend most of your time outside. They lay out is not optimal and the king size bed seemed short, our feet hung over the bottom. We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching people walk by. Close to a small grocery and liquor store and Pickles Pub. Walking distance to the boardwalk and a quiet street. We stayed in unit 31 the King Suite. The air conditioner was loud in our bedroom but honestly we enjoyed our stay. The water was hot in the shower and we had a microwave and mini fridge. I don’t know if I would stay here again but overall it was an enjoyable vacation.
Thank scompers
Erika G
Reviewed 2 Sep 2018via mobile
This motel was horrible for the price charged; yes, it's during the Labor Day weekend but $500+ is crazy & how they get you are with all these resort fees, etc that aren't stated upfront. Roaches in bathroom
Thank Erika G
Reviewed 17 Aug 2018via mobile
This is our 3rd time staying at the Beach Bum over a 6 year period. It has improved greatly in those years. The rooms used to be dark and a bit shabby, though clean. They have been updated, freshly painted in brighter colors and are still very, very clean. The beds were very comfortable, the AC cooled the room nicely when turned on 64 degrees. Our room was long and the AC was far from the sleeping area. But it was quiet and plenty cool enough. In fact my husband was a little chilly overnight. The bathroom was spotless and the small kitchen area was, too.

We arrived early and our room wasn’t ready, so staff (thanks Virginia) invited us to change in the pool bathroom and enjoy the pool until we could check in.

The only negative (besides one noisy neighbor) was that there was a lot of light coming in from outside. The blackout curtains allowed quite a bit of light in. I like a very dark room, so it was a bit of a nuisance, but not a huge deal.

The proximity to the beach and the boardwalk, as well as the very reasonable price, make this a good spot for families.
1 Thank LaurieB01
Reviewed 12 Aug 2018via mobile
Stayed at the Beach Bum for two nights in August 2018. Check in was easy and our rooms were cleaned and available right away. The room itself was clean and the two full beds were comfy. The air worked great thankfully! We sat out on the balcony and chatted with each other and watched as cars and people walk by.
We used the saltwater (I think) pool which was also nice.
The hotel was close to the bay (nothing really going on at the bay) and the Boardwalk(within a short walk) and also close to convenience stores for snacks beer/wine and whatever we left home by mistake.
There was also a bar restaurant super close called pickles but we didn't go there we went to the boardwalk for mostly all meals. Loved Shenanigans for dinner and brass balls for breakfast.
Some suggestions:
Make sure to bring your own shampoo/conditioner there were no samples in the room and none at the desk.
Also if you stay in the main hotel the lights on the porch will make you think it's daytime even at night(the curtains don't quite cover the entire window at the top)..Bring a clock (which also wasn't in the room) so when you wake up you can check the time.
We also ubered to Seacrets and really liked the tropical feel of that place. A 20-30 year old croud (we are not that age). We ate there for lunch and had a few drinks too. I'm sure the night vibe is way different than the day vibe.. And I bet a reggae band would be perfect there!
All in all a nice trip to Ocean City and stay at the Beach Bum. Next time we will try for a room on the boardwalk!
1 Thank Beth2138
Kyle L R
Reviewed 15 Jun 2018via mobile
Save yourself some time, and a lot of frustration, by staying anywhere else. The rooms are filthy, the walls are paper thin, and the management is utterly incompetent. I brought my wife and nephews here, and was given a room with a broken sleeper sofa. When I mentioned this to the front desk, they were apathetic at best. We needed the sleeper sofa so that everyone had a place to sleep, but they had no interest in fixing it. When I asked about being placed in another [functional] room, I was told they did have vacant rooms but would not allow us to stay in one. AJ, the night manager, showed no desire to help whatsoever. He didn’t even identify himself as a manager, and had no name tag or other insignia to indicate he was a member of management. When I asked for a manager to be called, all he told me was “I’m not gonna do that. She has a baby at home.” Ultimately they did provide a single roll away bed for the night, but didn’t have a second, so I ended up sleeping on the floor. When I speak Ken to the General Manager while checking out the next morning, she didn’t even offer so much as an apology for the massive inconvenience. Needless to say, I will never stay at this wretched place again.
Thank Kyle L R
Clean, cozy and affordable motel to accommodate every beach lover's necessities. Amazing location - just a short walk to the beach and the Boardwalk, steps to the bay side sunsets and fishing.. Outdoor pool, More outdoor games, picnic tables, Wifi, parking. We offer different size rooms accommodating up to 10 people per room. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$73 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$73 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Traveller (29)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (5)
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"Do not book this facility see review............."
11 Jun 2018
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"Go somewhere else - you can find better places for the same price"
31 Jul 2017
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"Studio room is very spacious and has full kitchen."
14 Sep 2015
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"good cheap motel"
19 Aug 2015
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