The Dunes Manor Hotel opened on April 1, 1987 and quickly became an Ocean City, Maryland landmark.
Milton and Thelma Conner were married in 1940. After working at the Hasting Hotel in the early days of Ocean City, and later working side by side at the Dunes Motel (now known as the Dunes Court), they dreamt of opening a full service hotel on an inherited vacant oceanfront block of land. Many years were spent in the planning stages of the dunes Manor Hotel. Unfortunately Milton Conner fell ill. After his death, Mrs Conner received several phone calls asking her when she planned to sell? "Sell?" She was determined to see their dream come to life. Mrs. Conner would joke that "some thought I was an old fool to build a hotel at the age of 74 years old." So with her humorous spirit the hotel was officially open on April Fools Day!