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Castle in the Sand Hotel
Ranked #19 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
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“Ravens Rockin Weekend”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I was a little disappointed in the music but other than that it was a great weekend
The breakfasts are phenonmenal and the pig roast was great. Still watched the game from my room though, I could see more. hearing wasnt a problem but couldnt see the TV. I wish they would have done karaoke this year

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Baldwin, New York
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We went this past July and stayed for a few days in North Tower -ground level behind the dunes and we loved our location with such easy access to a great beach. we had a full kitchen which was wonderful for saving some money with breakfast lunch and 2-3 easy dinners. the nicely decorated bedrooms were located in back past the kitchen and were in need of some a/c - it is located in the living room and does not reach the back too good. But at least there is also a ceiling fan in back bedroom. I think at some point central a/c would be nice. Also when you sit on the porch, the heat from the a/c blows out hot air on you - which is the last thing you want in July..We loved Coconuts for drinks and lunch and the guys played volleyball 2 days with some of the guests/visitors at the bar. Nice they also have beach service for drinks! I would go back and tell everyone I know how they should come with us this time!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Thank you Castle for another awesome 4 day stay. Love the Rockin Raven's weekend. Not a Raven's fan , but we use it as a reunion weekend with dear friends. As always the food was great. Like the fact if we want to cook, every thing you need is there.

The only thing we didn't like was the slow internet. It really needs to be upgraded.

All in all we love the Castle !

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were down for the Ravens Pig Roast. Had a blast. Food was good. Breakfast buffet was excellent. Could have been more TVs to watch the game Sunday. Cant wait to do it again next year. We already put in a reservation for next year, as long as it isnt the same weekend as the New Orleans Saints game.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I came down for the Endless Summer Cruisin. Despite the rain, we made the best of it. We were able to check in early (9am) which was nice because of the rain. The staff was very nice and easy to deal with. We stayed in one of the condo's on 36th street, very clean and up to date. Plenty of room for the 2 of us. Parking was generous and very easy to access. The breakfast buffet was excellent, the best in OC. Had it not rained most of the weekend, we could have enjoyed the beach, it was literally steps from our room. We had a mishap at our home while we were away due to the rain, and we had to leave a day early. With that being said we were able to get credit for that night. The manager was very easy to contact, and I received a response within the hour. We will definitely be back in the spring with our children. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lovettsville, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have been staying at Castle in the Sand Hotel since I was a child. As a young parent I brought my children here too. Now that I am an empty nester I visit OC occasionally and always stay at the Castle. Yes it is older and a little run down but the location couldn't be better and the price is reasonable for what is offered. This visit, my husband and I stayed in the Castle North in one of the newly remodeled suites. The suite is very spacious and the kitchen is actually usable with counter space. There is a good sized table with 4 chairs for dining. The living area has a large couch and two comfortable chairs. There are two TVs in the suite, one in the living area and one in the sleeping area. There is also a CD player and a DVD player. We were on the 3rd floor and the view was excellent. There are two chairs and a table on the balcony. As a previous reviewer reported, the AC is in the living area and is expected to reach to the sleeping area in the rear of the suite. We also had the experience of the water turning from scalding to cold in seconds and no way to adjust it. I too was surprised at how fast the suite was falling into disrepair. The bathroom, although remodeled, was in terrible shape. The door to the balcony lacked weather stripping and the wind whistled loudly all night long making sleeping difficult. As long as you are staying at the Castle for location and aren't too fussy about the condition of the hotel you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This hotel could get a solid 3.5 stars, if it bothered to try. Amazing location on the beach, options of various sized rooms, including spacious suites and a decent outdoor pool all play in its favor. Unfortunately, there seems to be very little care for the upkeep of this place, making what should be a pretty good experience into one of mostly disappointment.

My family recently rented a one bedroom suite in the North Castle, which is supposed to be the newest and best quality of the buildings in the complex. Yes, the living room and bedroom furniture looked like it had recently been updated, as did the kitchen and part of the bathroom (vanity and mirror) but parts of the suite were quickly falling into disrepair, and given how obvious these issues were, through what can only be assumed to be lack of oversight from management. The bathroom was mostly a mess, and not only because it had barely been cleaned (parts had obviously not even received a wipe down), but because of the cracked tiles, dirty and mouldy caulking and ceiling tiles nearly falling down. How can these be ignored by maintenance staff and not repaired before guests check in?! The living room was spacious and had a wonderful view of the beach, but the weather stripping on the balcony door was so poor (or perhaps non-existent) that you could see outside through a gap under the door. This meant that during our stay, when there was mostly wind and rain, the door whistled all night long and the carpeting around the door was soaking wet! How could maintenance not catch this issue?

Other issues with this room included paper thin walls between rooms, meaning that you could hear conversations and the TV from your neighbors, and worst of all, smell the cigarette smoke from their rooms. I read one of the comments about smoking from a previous review and didn't bother reporting it given management's response on this site (our room had a cigarette burn on the sofa, so clearly smoking is not uncommon here). Smoking on balconies, which is permitted at this hotel, means that your room is likely going to be filled with smoke if any of your neighbors are smokers, not only if your balcony door was open at the same time, but given the issue of a gap in the door as mentioned above.

Overall, I think this hotel could be quite decent, but there is little effort made to make it this way. Too bad, really. We did ask reception to address the issues of most concern to us, which they seemed happy to do, but many remained to be discovered during our stay. It would take a walk through by managers once every few stays to catch these very obvious problems. It seemed like this was not the approach here, and rather issues were being addressed on a complaint only basis. This is no way to run a hotel as it puts the onus on guests to make sure that their room is decent and safe enough for their stay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Castle in the Sand Hotel
Address: 3701 Atlantic Ave, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842-3338
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle in the Sand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premiere direct oceanfront family resort with desirable location on two blocks sun-kissed beach. Guest amenities include free wireless internet, Olympic pool with diving board, sand volleyball court, beach equipment rentals on-site, free kid’s activities, and live entertainment daily in season. Beach House dining offers a la carte breakfast and buffet breakfast daily. Coconuts Beach Bar offers open-air beachfront patio dining. Waitress service on our beach and pool deck. Take A Dip Ice Cream Shop open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. ... more   less 
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