Because of its conference center, the Clarion always seems to be buzzing. But its oceanfront location in North Ocean City means it will be quieter than the downtown inns. Rooms here, outfitted with white duvets and blue carpet, are mostly standard hotel layouts with two double beds or a king bed and sleep sofa, kitchenette, and teeny balconies that offer a glimpse of both the ocean and the bay. King rooms, studio kings, and two-story cabana rooms are other more spacious options. Need even more space? Ask about the condo units at the adjacent Marigot Beach Condominiums. They have the same services and access to the Clarion's amenities. If a view is what you're after be sure to ask for a room above the second floor (first- and second-floor rooms look at a roof). Pets are welcome here for a fee. One other plus: Service from the beach bar and grill is available on the beach.