Pet-Friendly Ocean City Hotels

by Tricia Chaves
Ocean City is popular for its beaches and boardwalks.

Ocean City is popular for its beaches and boardwalks.

Ocean City Sunset image by MIchelle Chrin from

Ocean City is a popular destination year-round for its exciting events, sport fishing and nearly 20 golf courses. Your pet is welcome in much of the area's 10 miles of free beaches and boardwalks, so there's no reason to leave him behind when you travel. Just book a room at one of these pet-friendly destinations and be sure to pay a visit to the Ocean City Dog playground on 94th Street.

Comfort Suites

Rooms at the Comfort Suites are furnished in traditional style with green draperies and flooring highlighted by goldenrod bedding. Your pet is welcome to stay with you for a $35 fee as of November 2010. If you are traveling with kids, don't miss the spacious, interactive splash pool with a waterslide. Other hotel amenities include a game room, business center, large fitness center and lobby lounge where complimentary breakfast is served. The hotel is near Ripley's Believe It or Not museum and the Jolley Roger Amusement Park.

Parrot Bay Condos

The Parrot Bay Condos is near the bay, and invites you to bring your pets while staying in select condominiums and townhouses. The property's exterior has green areas where you and your pet can go for a walk. The hotel takes week-long, partial-week and weekend reservations. A nominal pet fee applies and varies by length of stay. Management often organizes special guest events like s'mores roasts and barbecue cookouts. There is a large, curved poolside surrounded by tropical foliage.

Serene Hotel and Suites

Serene Hotel and Suites, formerly the Georgia Belle Motel Suites and Lodge, welcomes pets for $20 each as of November 2010. Rooms have private balconies and are modestly decorated in a yellow and blue color palette and furnished with two double beds. Higher floor rooms can accommodate two additional guests with a sleeper sofa and have ocean views. Suites are available with a separate living and dining area. You receive a coupon book good for free meals and discounted attractions when you book your stay at Serene Hotel and Suites.

Windjammer Condos

The town of Ocean City allows pets access to the public beach and boardwalk from October 1 to May 1, but pets are welcome all season at Windjammer Condos. The three-story apartment-style hotel even has a designated area to walk your dog, with stocked disposable bag dispensers. Rooms range in size from studios to three-bedroom suites with spacious living and cooking areas. Each room has an original decor with floral prints, sea tones and bold primary colors. The hotel's large courtyard has grills and volleyball courts.

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