OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Your Ocean City hotel room may cost you a little more next summer — but the difference probably won’t break the bank.

Worcester County Commissioner voted unanimously to increase the room tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent starting in January 2020. That’s about $1 to $2 extra per night.

“In the past couple of years, we have had 1,028 new hotel rooms, which is a huge increase in supply,” Susan Jones, of Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, told WBOC-TV, a CBS affiliate in Salisbury.

Your Next Beach Trip Could Cost More: Worcester County Considering Raising Room Tax

The room tax will help fund marketing to help attract new visitors, keep the beach clean and free.

Rooming houses, apartment and condos will also have a room tax applied — meaning even AirBnB customers will see an increase.

Commissioner Joseph Mitrecic told WBOC-TV the tax increase could generate $1.1 million in revenue for the town of Ocean City.




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