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“2014 will be the tenth year in a row at Castle in the Sand”

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Castle in the Sand Hotel
Ranked #18 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“2014 will be the tenth year in a row at Castle in the Sand”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Like the title of this missive states, 2014 will mark our tenth anniversary at the wonderful Castle in the Sand in Ocean City, MD.

There are tons of rave reviews here to see on Trip Advisor; there is little I can add that has not already heaped great amounts of praise on this facility, its staff and management there.

The property is clean. Very clean. Employees are seen sweeping the sidewalks every morning. The pool area is spotless. I do believe that Castle is the Sand boasts the largest pool in OCMD.

The beach is pristine...cleaned by machinery every evening. Rental beach chairs and large umbrellas are reasonably priced; the Castle employee there places the umbrella for you! A very nice touch. Waitresses can be seen delivering snacks and cool drinks all day long.

The Coconuts bar and restaurant is a must stop. The staff is excellent, a great happy hour and wonderful food can be had there. Again, the area is spotless. it is refreshing to see such a clean outdoor area (compared to a few other facilities in the area)....

When it comes to the room accommodations, we could not ask for anything more. The rooms are perfectly clean, well maintained and up to date. No nasty surprises like lack of hot water, or incessantly dripping faucets. The carpets are well vacuumed (given the amount of sand they endure); the beds are comfortable and firm....we could not be more pleased.

Finally, when it comes to the office management and staff, this is a group of the most friendly and customer-satisfaction oriented people we have ever interacted with. All smiles, very helpful, no problems, no worries, nothing is left wanting attention.

All in all, if you are looking for a GREAT place to stay in OCMD, the simply wonderful CASTLE In The SAND cannot be beat.

Thanks

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Ed W,
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Just like you, many of our guests have a long history with us. We enjoy seeing them return every year and could not be more pleased that we are part of their happy vacation memories. We will continue to strive to reach the quality that you have come to expect from us here at the Castle. Again, thanks for the kind words.
Bob Borello, General Manager
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miflord
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Just got back from a cheer competition in Ocean City. I stayed here with my daughter. The room was great! Very clean and check in was great! Made our meals in the room which saved alot. it was across the street from the convention center which was a major plus since parking was horrible there, we were able to walk! Would stay here again, view of the ocean was wonderful:)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear simmonsx6,
Thank you so much for visiting us. We enjoy our cheerleader weekends. We know how intense the competition can get, so we are happy you could come back here and relax. We hope that your team did well this year and we see you again in 2015.
Sincerely,
Bob Borello, General Manager
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

we stayed her for the saint paddys day parade, the motel was very clean, and had a suite to fit our family of six. the people at the front desk were very friendly and welcoming. Love the room, just clean and well taken care of. was very happy with this hotel, would stay her again.

Room Tip: If you have a large family, this suite was perfect. we were in the waverly castle
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you so much for your review. St. Patrick's Day is a great tradition in Ocean City! We are so happy you enjoyed your room and that we met your expectations for cleanliness and friendliness. That is why we are here! Thanks again. See you next St. Patrick's Day, if not sooner.
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Frostburg
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at Castle In The Sand for our anniversary in October a few years ago. The weather was a little gray upon arrival but the hospitality was second to none. I had mentioned it was our anniversary when I booked the room and when we checked in there was a bottle of champagne waiting in our room for us with a Happy Anniversary note. Our oceanfront balcony offered wonderful views of the sunrise every morning of our stay. Coconuts Bar had awesome breakfast buffets which we took advantage of every morning we were there and met some wonderful people. It is in a great location with easy access to Coastal Highway and we enjoyed the bar and palm trees in the early evenings before the sun went down. The staff was very friendly and booking was a breeze. Check out their website and live webcam for some beautiful beachfront scenery all year round. Once you stay here, it's like family!

Room Tip: Oceanfront w/balcony of course! You won't be disappointed!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thanks for choosing us for your anniversary stay! We are glad you enjoyed the champagne as well as the great views and good food. We think our beachfront location is second to none and we work hard to keep it looking great so everyone can enjoy views. Thanks again, we appreciate your very kind comments.
Bob Borello, General Manager, Castle in the Sand
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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

My family and I have gone to Castle In The Sand, OCMD for the last 20 years for vacation. We enjoy the very clean and friendly atmosphere. The staff is helpful and go way beyond caring for you when you are there. We love the activities for the adults and children. The Castle is a family oriented vacation spot that will hold many special memories past and future. This year we were blessed to have 4 generations staying there. As my grand daughter says..".I love my castle" and we do too. Swayne, Ehle and McMaster families

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thanks guys! We love it when our Castle families tell us how many generations are now visiting! Since the Castle has been owned by the same family for many years, we understand how important families are and how important it is to give you the same quality vacation year after year. Hurry back, we cannot wait to see you again.

Bob Borello, General Manager, Castle in the Sand
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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

I absolutely love Castle in the Sand, this is my family's vacation spot every year.We always have a Awesome time, the kids love the activities, movie nite.. pool, you name it.. And for the Adults,, Coconuts Bar is a Great Fun Place , Bartenders are Super nice..Happy Hour is a Blast..and everything you need is there, Food, Sun and Fun....

  • Stayed June 2013
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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thanks so much for your review. Our kid’s activities are always a favorite with our guests. Lady Sunshine and her troupe are great with the little ones and our family movie night is a favorite with guests and locals alike. We appreciate you kind words and thanks again.
Bob Borello, General Manager, Castle in the Sand
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

* Sorry about my grammar, English is not my first Language

This place is a nightmare. Great amazing location,is truly beachfront and in the middle of everything. Beside that, everything that you can want or expect for a hotel they lack of. This place is filthy. Look like in the past have some years of glory and now is just neglect. It make sad that one of the few family own hotels in the area just dont care anymore about keeping a standard.
The main access to the beach is through the outside bar, which is very loud. I cant emphasized enough how dirty this place is. The pool area is a joke. When I raise my complains I was refer to "Joe" the manager. Who was rude and unapologetic, as you can read his responses to other reviews, he refuse to take responsibility for any negative comment. Please check my pictures about this place. Do yourself a favor an avoid this dump.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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castleadmin, Owner at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear "ComunaMarie",
The Castle in the Sand Hotel is a beautiful property. Yes we are privately owned and now being managed by the second and third generation. We are on property daily along with an excellent management to insure its cleanliness and maintenance. Our staff is warm and accommodating. Over the last four years we have renovated 177 rooms including the 56 in our Waverley Oceanfront building just this winter. We encompass over a block and a half of direct ocean frontage with food and beverage service right to your beach chair. Our 25 meter pool and private gated parking are appreciated by our guests. Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill is the most popular restaurant on the oceanfront in Ocean City with live music and fun happy hour daily. We are focused on the family with in-season children’s activities, beach volleyball and movie nights. The Beach House Restaurant offers a delicious and affordable breakfast buffet daily to get you on your way to the beach. We are the closet oceanfront hotel to the Ocean City Convention Center. For the value it is hard to select a better place to spend you summer vacation then The Castle in the Sand Hotel. We look forward to serving you this season.
Sincerely,
Adam L. Showell, Sr.
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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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