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Reasons to Book a Hotel vs. Vacation Rental

Why book a do-it-yourself vacation rental when you can have a luxury experience at a hotel in Ocean City, MD? Vacation rentals can often be just as expensive as a hotel, while totally lacking any amenities, concierge services, kitchen or cooking capabilities, or fresh towels mid-week. The Grand Hotel offers reasons to book a hotel vs. a vacation rental.  

Perks of Staying at the Grand Hotel in OCMD

With our Grand Gold rewards and special offers, there’s never been a better way to stay in Ocean City, Maryland. 


Vacationing at the Grand Hotel gives you access to amenities like an indoor pool and sauna so that you can fully relax no matter what the weather at the beach is like. Concierge services are just a phone call away and an invaluable resource to guide you through any questions about your stay. Staying at the Grand Hotel also gives you access to our game room, laundry services, and coffee shop. 

Room Refreshed Daily by Housekeeping

In a vacation rental, you’re often left to deal with sand on the floor all week and the smell of sunscreen on your pillowcase. Choose the Grand Hotel for the total vacation experience of having your room tidied and fresh sheets and towels available whenever you need them. 

Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert On-Site

A major benefit of staying at the Grand Hotel is that you may never need to move your car! You can luxuriate in your room or at the indoor pool until it’s just the right time for dinner. Visit one of our five in-hotel dining options, such as the Grand Terrace Restaurant, with its amazing ocean views, or check out more casual options at the Epic Bar and Grille or Buono Vita Pizzeria. Finish your meal with a drink at the Blue Palama Pool Bar or a treat from Scoops Ice Cream. 

Rooms with a View 

The Grand Hotel offers a variety of room options with views of the ocean, bay, and Ocean City. Several accessible room options are also available. Families that may want more spacious rooms can choose our deck view, which includes two queen-sized beds. 

Great Specials

Vacation rentals often have a set price for the week you choose to book. If you book directly with the Grand Hotel, you will have access to special opportunities to save, package deals, and Grand Gold rewards.   

Make the most of your time in Ocean City, Maryland by booking with the Grand Hotel. You’ll get all the best amenities of a hotel, with package deals, discounts, and specials that will make the cost comparable to a vacation rental!