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Blue Wave Inn

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Studio, Multiple Beds, Kitchen | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, City View | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Blue Wave Inn

Blue Wave Inn

2.0 star property
Walking distance from Ocean City Boardwalk

7.4/10 Good

121 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub
203 9th Street, Ocean City, MD, 21842
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 4 min walk
  • Ocean City Beach - 1 min drive
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park - 4 min drive
  • Roland E. Powell Convention Center - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal) - 8 min drive
  • Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional) - 41 min drive
  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 48 min drive
  • Ocean City Station - 3 min drive


  • 9th Street Taphouse - 4 min walk
  • Hammerheads On The Beach - 5 min walk
  • Brass Balls Saloon - 6 min walk
  • Pizza Boy - 6 min walk
  • The Greenhouse Cafe - 10 min walk

About this property

Blue Wave Inn

Blue Wave Inn offers a fantastic location, putting you just a 5-minute walk from Ocean City Boardwalk. Other features include a seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. The pool and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms


  • Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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


  • Up to 3 children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 12.0 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Self parking
    • Parking
    • Housekeeping
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from September 18 to May 29:
  • Swimming pool

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The outdoor pool closes for the season in September

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 22-00041996

Also known as

Beach Bum Motel Ocean City
Beach Bum Ocean City
Beach Bum Motel
Blue Wave Inn Motel
Blue Wave Inn Ocean City
Blue Wave Inn Motel Ocean City

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blue Wave Inn?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Blue Wave Inn?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Blue Wave Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Wave Inn?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Wave Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Blue Wave Inn?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Casino at Ocean Downs (9-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Blue Wave Inn and nearby?
Blue Wave Inn has a seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Wave Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include 9th Street Taphouse (4-min walk), Hammerheads On The Beach (5-min walk), and Brass Balls Saloon (6-min walk).
Does Blue Wave Inn have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Blue Wave Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Blue Wave Inn like?
Blue Wave Inn is a short 4-minute walk from Ocean City Boardwalk and 4 minutes' walk from Ocean City Beach. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

The Worst place to stay sheets are dirty pillow sheets are dirty blood on the beds room smells like mold the worst place I have ever stayed I book for 2 night did stay I just left and they did not refund for the issues
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Easy walk to beach/ boardwalk, nearby dock to fish and catch a beautiful sunset. Pool is small but clean. Staff was nice.
Allysin E, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Perfect location. Right between the bay and the boardwalk. Reasonable price for the perfect location. Cute small pool. Horrible parking lot, very small and when it fills up you have to back out onto the busy road to get out. The room was a decent size. It was mostly clean but in pretty bad condition. Floors were mushy and coming apart. There was a wood window in the shower that was rotten and moldy. Toilet was wobbly. Walls needed to be painted. There was a table outside the room that had a coffe cup with some liquid and cigarette butts in it and a whilte claw can on it when we arrived and it was still there when we left even though we did see the cleaning crew just about every day. It wasn't the worst I've seen and it served its purpose but I probably wont be going back.
Bonnie, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Steven, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Carolyn, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

We stayed in room 27. We were told they are under new management and didn’t get a chance to update their rooms. The bathroom had mold and no vents and floor falling apart. The pull out couch had stains all over it. The coffee maker was disgusting and never cleaned. Really disappointed in this place. I asked about their cancellation policy and they told me since we checked in there was nothing they can do. I had to stay with my 3 kids with mold in the bathroom.
Jill, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The place was just dirty.
andrew, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Room was dirty had balloons on floor and tape on ceiling i assume leftover from a party brown stuff all over will by air conditioner 2 forks 1 of which was bent. Old and outdated not like pictures online. Breakfast was a mini muffin and piece of fruit
Amanda, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Sabrina, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

So, this property from my assumption is like a little family owned location. Check in was smooth no complaints. Where I will complain. The carpet on the floor was frayed and coming up. Hair in the showers, hair on the floors, hair on the towels. After my first shower I dried off picked off at least 3 other peoples hair and showered again. We used our beach towels to dry versus the hotel towels. Breakfast… might as well say nothing… the restaurant was good that’s about all. The pool was small that wasn’t bad. It was grassy/buggy so theirs that. Overall for the price I paid for July 4th weekend it wasn’t horrible. I wouldn’t recommend nor would I return.
alyssa, 2-night family trip
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