10 Reasons Why an Ocean City Vacation Rental Is Better Than a Hotel

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We know you have countless options for staying in town, from hotels and motels to condos and single-family homes, and we want to make your decision as easy as possible. We can tell you from experience that your time — and money — are much better spent when you book an Ocean City vacation rental over a hotel room.

Here are a few reasons why…


A vacation rental gives you more bang for your buck, with separate sleeping and living areas and more square footage than in a hotel room has — which means more room for fun family meals and activities like board games and puzzles!


Some hotels in town have pools and spas, but so do many vacation rentals, plus you get all the benefits of the condo or homeowner association amenities. Call us for assistance if you’re looking for a property with specific features.


Staying in a vacation rental gives you the luxury and convenience of feeling at home. You can wake up and go down to the kitchen for your morning pick-me-up with no worry about bedhead or changing out of PJs.


In-unit washers and dryers let you launder your towels and swimsuits as soon as you come in off the beach, do a load or two during your stay, and even go home with clean laundry! And we all know that the kids like to go out for a walk along the Boardwalk and get their ice cream cones… when they drip and make a mess, you can tend to it right away.

Pet Friendly

Although some hotels let you bring a pet, traveling with your furry friend is difficult when you’re crammed together in a hotel room. Vacation rentals give you room to spread out and more options for walking your pet. Book a pet-friendly Ocean Pines rental and you’ll even have access to a dog park!


Make your own breakfast in the morning and stock up on groceries for lunch and dinner to save on food while in town. Just think — no more dragging yourself out of bed for a mediocre continental breakfast at the hotel!

Experience Living at the Beach

Try before you buy! Your vacation rental stay is a great way to learn what it’s like to have a house or condo in town in case you’re planning to purchase your own beach property in the coming years.

Celebrations & Get-togethers

If you come to Ocean City frequently, you may know some of the locals in town. Or maybe you have friends and family staying in town this summer at the same time as you! With a vacation rental, you can find a place with a backyard and patio furniture and invite everyone over for a meal or drinks after a long day out. And choosing a single-family home-style vacation rental eliminates worries about noise — your own or your neighbors’.

We want to make sure you get the most out of your vacation in beautiful, fun-filled Ocean City and Ocean Pines, Maryland. Book your vacation rental with us now!