Ocean City, Maryland garnered its first tourists due to the revolutionary idea of Issac Coffin. In 1869, Issac built the first beachfront cottage to receive paying guests. Some visitors came to fish off the shore, while others found that gazing upon the rhythmic dances of the Atlantic Ocean waves brought peace, tranquility, and the beauty of nature’s stillness. Not long after, other boarding houses and inns like the Atlantic Hotel were developed along the strip, bringing the first indoor recreational activities to the area in 1875.
Today, Ocean City has an abundance of activities to enjoy including, water sports, shopping, nature activities, recreational sports, family fun nights, and the arts. The Ocean City Dog Playground at 94th Street provides access to all guests of the city (after completion of application and fees). Little Salisbury Park, just 15 minutes from the boardwalk, welcomes your furry friend at no cost. Fido is also allowed on the beach or boardwalk at any time from October 1 to April 30. After a full day of fun, end the night at one of the seaside hotels where you will gently drift off to sleep, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. These hotels were selected based upon pet-friendly accommodations, comfort, and customer reviews.
This beachfront hotel only steps away from the boardwalk and minutes from amusement rides provides convenience and entertainment. All guests can enjoy a delicious meal any time of the day at the hotel’s Taphouse Bar & Grille. Guest rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, microwave, refrigerator, and countertop with sink. Select rooms also feature an ocean view private balcony. Pets are allowed in all rooms except king select. While there are no weight restrictions, a $20 pet fee per day is required during your stay.Before heading off to the beach, make a stop at the on-site Dairy Queen for a sweet frozen treat!
This elegantly-styled hotel is located three miles from the Ocean City Boardwalk and Ocean City Harbor. Residence Inn by Marriott is minutes away from other popular landmarks including Grand Prix Amusements, Casino at Ocean Downs and the Western Theme Park. The hotel provides many amenities for its guests including an on-site convenience store and rooftop pool. Each room includes a flat-screen tv, iPod docking station, free Wi-Fi, and a private balcony. Select rooms also include kitchen suites. Pets are allowed in all lower floor rooms. There is a weight limit of 75 pounds and a non-refundable $150 cleaning fee is required during check-in.
This condo-style hotel is a six-minute walk from the beach and conveniently located near restaurants featuring exquisite, fresh seafood dishes. At the Bay Club Resort, you can revel in fun, outdoor activities such as biking, parasailing, and charter fishing. Each room is equipped with a washer, dryer, full kitchen, and a private balcony. This pet-friendly resort accepts both dogs and cats with a $125 pet fee during check-in. Guests are allowed no more than two pets per unit.
Imagine relaxing on a safari-themed balcony, feeling the salty morning breeze while reading a complimentary newspaper provided by the hotel. This property is located less than two miles from Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and the Jolly Roger Amusement Park. Each room includes free Wi-Fi, cable television, and refrigerator. Pets are allowed in select rooms with a $20 daily pet fee.
Receiving its name from its close proximity to Fenwick Island, Fenwick Inn is steps away from the beach, the Lost Treasure miniature golf course, and the Thunder Lagoon water park. This hotel features a rooftop restaurant, OC360 Eats & Drinks, serving daily American cuisines. All guest rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, and cable television. Your furry friend will receive a luxurious getaway at Fenwick Inn with the “Pampered Pooch Package,” which includes two locally-made dog treats, a collapsible water bowl, and an issue of the dog magazine “Unleashed”. The weight limit is 75 pounds, and there’s a maximum of two pets per room. There is a $30 pet fee per night; ($20 extra for additional pets).