Dogtel Hotel

Attention dog and cat lovers! As you may already know, most Ocean City hotels do not allow pets. Rather than leaving your pet at home consider bringing them along and making accommodations for your furry friends at the Dogtel Hotel.

Located on route 50 just 2 miles west of Ocean City the Dogtel Hotel is an easy place to stop on your way to your Ocean City hotel. I recently met with Dan, the owner of the Dogtel Hotel, along with longtime employees/dog whispers Cindy and Judy. They both stressed that you have to be cautious and safety conscious to work at the Dogtel.

“You have to be a dog whisperer. Everyone we hire has animal experience.”

They encourage you to visit your pet or even take them for the day. From May 1 - Sept 30 no pets are allowed on the beach or boardwalk in Ocean City, but there are plenty of places to take your pet for an afternoon or a whole day. Herring Creek nature park at the end of nature park drive is a short drive from the Dogtel Hotel and has a nice looping trail by the bay. Assateague Island National Seashore also allows pets on the beach and makes for a nice day trip.

The Dogtel Hotel offers two types of accommodations for dogs, Suites and Runs. The Suites are equipped with lots of space for your pet, carpeted floors, a personal bed and they resemble the look of a horse stable. The Runs are for our more adventurous pets, they are fully enclosed by chain link fence (for dogs that like to jump out of the Suites) and also come with a personal bed. Even though it’s called the Dogtel Hotel, they have an area for cats too, named “Kitty City”.

Here are some tips if you are considering the Dogtel Hotel for your pet:

  • All dogs that stay at the Dogtel Hotel need to have their vaccination records.
  • Reservations should be made at least a couple of weeks in advance and the suites should be booked at least a month in advance during the summer.
  • Everything is provided, including food, but you can bring whatever you want your dog to have with them. (Toys, bed, steak dinners, etc.)

Dan joked that they often have people calling to make reservations for themselves. “Unless you’re in the doghouse, we can’t help you”, he said.

The Dogtel Hotel is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this Thursday, April 5, 2012 and the OC Chamber of commerce is helping them celebrate with a ribbon cutting. Congrats to the Dogtel Hotel!

If you make a reservation at the Dogtel Hotel, mention this blog post and get $10 off your pets first night! Find out more about the Dogtel Hotel on their website or call them at 877-364-835.

You can also view more pics of the Dogtel Hotel on our Flickr page ›


Ocean City Golf Course

How does Ocean City Golf Club stand out from the others? For starters, not only is it a yacht club but it also has TWO golf courses. Secondly, other courses don’t have Buddy Sass. It is not every day you meet a man like Sass; he has been head of the pro shop for Ocean City Golf Club for nearly 14 years. His air of confidence on the sport convinced me he was capable of answering all of the amateur-ish questions I could muster up.

As I sat and spoke with Sass about the courses he more

Group of kayaks in the Sinepuxent Bay.

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Golfers riding down the cart path at Eagles Landing
Watering the greens at Eagles Landing

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This week I had the opportunity of speaking with Bob Croll at Eagles Landing Golf Course. It was a great relief to have sat with a man who was so optimistic about sharing information about a course he’s so familiar with.

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Henrys Hotel in Ocean City Md

Tucked away next to the bus station on the corner of South Division and Baltimore Ave, Henry’s Hotel was built in 1895 in a time when Ocean City was deeply segregated.

It’s astounding to think there was a time when music legends like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong came to Ocean City, performed in major hotel ballrooms yet were not permitted to sleep in the same hotels where they performed. Instead they stayed at Henry's Hotel.

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The 29th Annual Boat Show

The 2012 Ocean City Seaside Boat Show included bass boats, pontoon boats, offshore fishing boats and accessories from 200 dealers and exhibitors from all over the east coast. All proceeds from the event benefited the Ocean City - Berlin Maryland Optimist Club Youth Foundation.

This show marks the beginning of the end of winter time in O.C. and we all look forward to an exciting Spring and Summer in Ocean City, Md!

Check out more 2012 OC Seaside Boat Show pics on flickr.

New Boardwalk in Ocean City

There's nothing like the smell of fresh salt air. But mix in the scents of some newly laid boards and it only gets better.

The Ocean City boardwalk project is a 2 year project but the south end is already looking great. The North end is getting there too, but they still have a few streets to go.

Check out some more Ocean City boardwalk construction pics on flickr.

Sunset Park

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Check out Sunset Park on any Thursday this July and August for some live music.

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Here’s Shaun White at last year's Dew Tour in Ocean City.

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