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Commander Beach House Hotel

Within easy reach of Ocean City Beach


Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between November 1 and February 11.

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  • In-Room Kitchen
  • In-Room Kitchen
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Living Area
  • In-Room Kitchen
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  • Tiny room. No amenities.

    May 1, 2021

  • Room was small, which we expected. But there was a huge high dresser at end of bed under…

    Apr 16, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Pool
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 34 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool access
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning

For families

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What’s around

  • Ocean City Beach - 1 min walk
  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Jolly Roger at the Pier - 26 min walk
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park - 35 min walk
  • Roland E. Powell Convention Center - 38 min walk
  • Isle of Wight Bay - 5 min walk
The property is closed between November 1 and February 11.

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room (Room Selected at Check-In )
  • Standard Room 1 King( Exterior Entrance)
  • Efficiency 1 King Bed and Sofa
  • Efficiency 2 Double Beds
  • Three Bedroom Suite 2 Double Beds and 1 King
  • Two Bedroom Apartment 3 Double Beds


  • Ocean City Beach - 1 min walk
  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Jolly Roger at the Pier - 26 min walk

What’s around


  • Ocean City Beach - 1 min walk
  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Jolly Roger at the Pier - 26 min walk
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park - 35 min walk
  • Roland E. Powell Convention Center - 38 min walk
  • Isle of Wight Bay - 5 min walk
  • Midway Shopping Center - 10 min walk
  • Ember's Island Miniature Golf - 13 min walk
  • Ocean Bowl Skate Park - 17 min walk
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum - 25 min walk
  • Trimper's Rides - 1.4 mi / 2.3 km

Getting around

  • Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional) - 42 min drive
  • Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal) - 9 min drive
  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 49 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 34 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Commander Hotel across streetFront desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free wired Internet access in public areas
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do

  • Outdoor seasonal pool


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Designated smoking areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Buckingham Hotel Ocean City
  • Commander Beach House Hotel Hotel
  • Commander Beach House Hotel Ocean City
  • Commander Beach House Hotel Hotel Ocean City
  • Buckingham Hotel
  • Buckingham Ocean City
  • Buckingham Hotel
  • Commander Beach House


Guests younger than 25 may be subject to an additional fee.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The seasonal pool is open from May to September.

Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 9.95 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Partner property pool access
  • Shuttle service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Commander Beach House Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between November 1 and February 11.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Anthony's Carryout (4-min walk), Malia's Cafe (5-min walk), and Hammerheads On The Beach (7-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino at Ocean Downs (9-min drive) is nearby.
  • Commander Beach House Hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
  • 4.0.Fair

    So many drunk guests lingering around hotel which drove us away from the hotel.

    1 night trip with friends, Sep 11, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair


    Bed break every time you lay on it ..very small rooms. Sand in beds.

    Brandy, 1 night family trip, Sep 4, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Small rooms. The pool is located in another hotel. Rugs need to be replaced too dirty and old

    Liz, 3 night family trip, Aug 27, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The people at check in were very nice. I will never stay at this hotel again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. When i first got there the room was supposed to had been cleaned but there was poop all over the toiket and someone had left socks in the window. I called tge front desk and tgey sent a guy to come clean the bathroom. Then the toilet was stopped up. Had to wait for someone to come fix that. Also the tub and sink were stopped up. It took forever for the water to drain out. The sheets and bed spread were filled with stains that looked like died up blood. I complained about it all. It was just nasty. I only stayed because it was right across from the beach and within my budget. I will not stay there again. It was horrible.

    Nikki, 2 night family trip, Aug 20, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Way over priced for this place! Not as it seems!

    Not what we expected and wasn’t true to what we saw on line or called and asked .. small room only 5 tv channels .. and rude guests partying i didn’t of our hotel door and night Staff and night security would not make them leave .. the 2 check in ladies where the Nicest people of All.. The Buckingham Hotel is NOT on the boardwalk and the king regular room is like a closet .. the AC was the only good thing about the room . Parking was not good.. rooms too close Together .. Old dreary and smelled like mold .. musky .. not worth the price at all!

    Stephanie, 1 night trip, Aug 15, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The Buckingham Hotel is a complete dump. This place is filthy and smells like raw sewage. Don't be fooled by the pictures. Stay away.

    James, 1 night family trip, Aug 9, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Dirty and disorganized, staff not wearing masks

    When we first were told that our room was ready to check in to, we were given our keys and room number but when we got there, someone hadn’t checked out of the room, their stuff was still everywhere. The hotel’s site says that due to COVID, they are spacing guests out by 24 hours for cleaning, but this is clearly not a protocol they’re actually following considering they gave us a room they thought someone had checked out of that morning. After finding us a new room last minute, we got into the room and found dirty/used towels hanging in the bathroom. Clearly this room had not been cleaned or turned over- again concerning during COVID. I had to go to the front desk and ask for the room to be cleaned, and the reception staff member said “oh so what specifically do you want the cleaning crew to do?” After I had specifically told her the room had obviously not been cleaned and there were used towels still in the bathroom. The hotel is also dirty- we wore shoes in our room because the carpet was so dirty, and the hallways smell so strongly of a damp moldy odor. Additionally, I saw so many staff members, particularly on the housekeeping staff, not wearing masks. Saw more of them not wearing masks than were while in the hotel or cleaning, doing maintenance, etc. Even one of the managers helping us get the wrong room situation sorted out didnt have a mask on. I had to say something to the front desk about employees not having their masks on while walking around the hotel.

    Lauren, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Check in line was long. Only 1 computer for the location we stayed at. Overall the place was good we had our own private entrance.

    Ronnie, 1 night romance trip, Aug 1, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Room was a lot smaller than expected for the price. Hallway carpet was very stained and smelled strongly of smoke. No check in staff at hotel. Had to go over to the commander hotel to check in and out. Parking is terrible, only a few spots at hotel. If they are all full you have to park a street back. Some positives about our stay, the staff was very friendly and our room was clean

    2 night romance trip, Jul 31, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    I’d tell you not to waste your time.

    The hotel shouldn’t have walls for all the noise I heard from the other guests. I read previous reviews before booking and decided to give it a chance anyway. Never again. There are more cons than pros. Hotel room was dirty, from sand all in the carpet to mold in the bathroom. The beds felt like we were sleeping on rocks. The hallways had a mildewy smell to them. Lastly, the lovely maid service were all sitting outside smoking and gossiping asking multiple families if they were checking out and what room number, as if it was our job to inform them of any of that. If you desperately need a place to stay, please look long and hard before you chose this place. The ONLY positive thing was how close it was to the beach.

    2 night family trip, Jul 24, 2020

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