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Castle in the Sand Hotel
Ranked #24 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2009

For the best family vacation in Ocean City N, there is only one place: CASTLE IN THE SAND HOTEL. THE pool is huge and sparkling, the beach is beautiful and clean,our cottage is clean and comfortable. The entire staff; MATT (in the office), JAYSON (housekeeping), JOE (coconuts) are all great. and of course LADY SUNSHINE AND LADY J are the childrens favorites. This year was our seventh straight! See you next year!!

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Reviewed 25 August 2009

The Soverign of the Sea Condo related to the hotel was clean, large and well furnished. We overlooked the beach, and the Coconuts patio where we could listen to music every alternoon from our balcony. The 3 & 5 year olds enjoye the large pool.

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Reviewed 25 August 2009

Our stay at the Castle in the Sand was AWESOME :) we loved it! The hotel its self is gorgeous, we had an ocean front room that was BIG and spacey, which we needed for our seven day stay. It included a stove, fridge, dishes, everything. We had our own balcony looking right out onto the beach, the view was incredible, a great view for watching people para-sailing! needless to say we saw dolphins right outside on ours! :) The price was very reasonable. The maids were very nice, and the rooms were always neat and clean! The coconuts beach bar & grill was so nice, it's outside and they always had something going on, whether it was music, or live entertainment. They have TIPSY TUESDAY HAHA! The servers from the beach bar come right out on the beach and take orders! The outside swimming pool was also a big hit, after a long hot day at the beach it was nice to cool down a little in the pool before getting ready for a night out! Their is also an inside restaurant, its right behind the Coconuts bar & grill. They have an AWESOME breakfast buffet and they also have a sea food dinner buffet :P The parking is crazy most of the time, but Castle has their own parking lots, and with your key card to get into the parking lot during your stay, your ALWAYS guaranteed a parking spot. Trust me you'll be thankful for it! We would definitely stay there again, no doubt! After a seven day stay there, there was nothing to complain about! THANKS FOR THE GREAT STAY!

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1  Thank christinerunk
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

Great location right on the beach. Great bar/grill with live music everyday from 1-5pm.
Seemed like great kid activities...but we didn't bring our kids this trip!
Fun volleyball court.

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Thank karenPhiladelphia
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

My experience with The Castle began 50 years ago when it first opened. The Showell's wanted to purchase the property between their new hotel and the cottages my parents were renting... however they ended up buying the cottages also. Over the years, the Castle has grown from one building and the cottages to the family vacation destination it is in 2009. Over the years, there have been many changes but the quality of service from the staff is still great. The first pool has been replaced by an 25 meter olympic size pool. For your dining pleasure, Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill is within a few steps from the beach and patio along with Footprints Pub and the Beach House Restaurant located in Castle North. There is a volley ball court, a game room and activities for the younger set. Now my grandchildren eagarly await their week at the Castle each summer. I have been asked many times why we keep returning to the Castle. I tell them I cannot imagine going on vacation any other place in Ocean City...It's like coming home.

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Reviewed 23 August 2009

This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in for the amount of money we spent!
Every aspect of the "so called" suite was extremely small, old (had not been updated in decades), dirty, and uncomfortable. We stayed in room 25, on the second floor, overlooking the pool and the Coconut Bar/volleyball area. All the furniture was definitely purchased at the Salvation Army,.... as is. The old, old TV didn't work at first and we had to buy a inflatable mattress to sleep on the sofa-bed. The bathroom was extremely dirty, worn-outdated decor, a chipped toilet seat, and the residue of a old bath mat stuck in the tub. The best thing about the place was the location of the hotel to the beach. That was great.
I recommend that you ask to see your room before you check-in or definitely stay some place else. The room they advertise is nothing near what you might get.

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Reviewed 23 August 2009

This was our 7th year at Castle in the Sand and each trip has just gotten better. It's on the beach, the pool is huge and our cottage is always clean and ready for us, and the staff is warm and welcoming.
Each year it seems they add something new for the family to do together- this years addition was a family movie night at Coconuts. Castle in the Sand has become a summer tradition that we all count down the days to.

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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
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: £58 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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