The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Ocean City, Maryland

Visit Ocean City between October and April to frolic on the beach with your pup
Visit Ocean City between October and April to frolic on the beach with your pup | © Josie Garner / Alamy Stock Photo
Siobhan Grogan

Loved by families and party-loving friends in summer, Ocean City, Maryland, is a coastal playground with 10mi (16km) of golden sands. If your dog needs a holiday too, visit between October and April when pets are allowed on the main beach and boardwalk, and the town is quieter. Here’s our pick of the best Ocean City pet-friendly hotels in the area – bookable with Culture Trip.

The Barefoot Mailman


The Barefoot Mailman twin double with wood floor, flatscreen tv and colourful bedspread
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Your canine companion will feel like a VIP at this motel, close to the Roland E Powell Convention Center. Dogs can stay for a small nightly or weekly fee and visit the front desk for treats. There’s also a dog walk area on the property and several parks nearby. Rooms include a small fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker, while the efficiency rooms also feature a cook-top stove.

Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City


Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City lounge with fireplace, funky pattern carpet and plantlike
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This hotel has thought of everything to make your stay truly hassle-free. Pets can accompany you for a one-time fee, while easy dining is taken care of with a barbecue area, a grocery shopping service, a convenience store and fresh coffee in the lobby. While every room has a fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals, it’s worth making a reservation at the on-site seafood restaurant, Bayview Bar and Grille, at least once so that you can enjoy a delicious meal with a beautiful view of the sunset on the Isle of Wight Bay.

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Ocean City


La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocean City suite with lounge, large patio doors with balcony and wall art
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There’s no need to break the bank when taking a well-deserved trip with your pet. Just half a block from the beach, this hotel allows two pets per room and charges a small nightly fee. Save even more cash by enjoying the daily free breakfast and preparing bargain meals in your room, which comes with a mini-fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker.

Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront


Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront lounge area with wall art, footrest and balcony with sea view
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Make the most of being in Ocean City by staying as close to the sand as possible, where you can be in the water within moments of rolling out of bed. Every room has at least partial sea views for maximum exposure, and there are indoor and outdoor pools, complimentary breakfast and parking and an all-day restaurant. Two dogs with a combined weight of up to 75lb (34kg) can share your room for a one-time fee.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Ocean City

Chain Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocean City room with balcony overlooking a canal with boats on a sunny day
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Stay close to the action at this modern property; it’s near the beach and the popular Jolly Roger Amusement Park. If you want to relax back at the hotel, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, a convenience store and a dinner delivery service from local restaurants. Rooms come with mini-fridges, coffee makers, smart TVs and private balconies, and one pet up to 40lb (18kg) can stay for a set fee.

Tru by Hilton Ocean City Bayside

Chain Hotel

Tru by Hilton Ocean City Bayside lounge area with modern swing seats, parquet flooring and floor to ceiling windows
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You’ll find many attractions near this Hilton hotel on MD 528. The Jolly Roger Amusement Park, restaurants and shops are all within 1mi (2km), while the beach and boardwalk are just 10 minutes away by car. Pets up to 50lb (23kg) are welcome for a one-time fee, and the hotel’s free parking, wifi and breakfast make this a great base if you’re watching the budget.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocean City Oceanfront


Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocean City Oceanfront twin room with pattern carpets, nautical-inspired decor and sea view
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If you come during the low season, both you and your dog can be on the sand within seconds from this beachside hotel at the north end of the boardwalk. Bring up to two dogs, with a maximum weight of 50lb (23kg) per dog, for a one-time fee, then enjoy waterfront strolls and trips to Assateague Island National Seashore. Back at the hotel, facilities include an outdoor pool, a convenience store and an on-site cafe.

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