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Castle in the Sand Hotel
Ranked #23 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2007

My Sister-In-Law and I decided we needed a long weekend away from the everyday stresses (and without our husbands). So we decided to go to the beach for a 4-day weekend. Ocean City, Maryland, here we come! But with so many hotels to choose from, where would we stay? We started with Trip Advisor and based on the reviews we read we were willing to give Castle in the Sand a try. We had never stayed there before. We liked the location, 10 blocks from the Boardwalk (excerise needed), and the best of all, a ocean view room at a reasonable price compared to other area hotels.

We had such a terrific weekend! Everything was perfect, 4 days of gorgeous weather and the room was exactly what we needed for the type of stay we planned. The room was a suitable size for the two of us and it was clean. The maids did a good job of tiding up everyday but we did need to remind them to provide us with more towels. The pool bar was convenient.

We would not hesitate to stay there again.

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed 23 June 2007

My husband and I have visited Castle in the Sand three times so far. We found the hotel on the internet about 6 yrs ago and thought we'd try it, we were very pleased and have been back 2 more times since. The place is clean and always kept up great.
We love the fact that you can eat and have a few drinks without having to leave the ground.It's in a great location close enough to walk to the boardwalk and shopping. It's nice that you can drive there and park your vehicle in a secured lot and not worry about it. We also like the fact that you can relax at the beach or go to the pool, and waitresses will serve you food or drinks at either place. Castle in the Sand is a great place for couples or families, you will not be disappointed.

Stayed: June 2007
3  Thank Vacationer03
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Reviewed 17 June 2007

I booked our trip to the Castle in March 2007. Wanted to return to Ocean City where my parents used to take us as kids 25-30 years ago. Searching and reviewing hotels on the internet was somewhat time consuming and concerned me. Looked for a fair rate for what was offered. I had no help or outside referral. Castle in the Sand was my choice. Great, central location right in the middle of Ocean City. Nice clean beach, umbrella rentals and all right there. Private gated parking lot was secure. Very friendly staff at all times. Our room in the castle south was a small suite, but just what I expected based on the hotel discription. Staying on the requested 3rd floor, we had a great view of the ocean to the east and wonderful swimming pool on the west. Pool was huge and life guards were nice. Enjoyed hearing some of the reggae music on balcony from coconuts bar below. Made us feel as if we were on a tropical island somewhere. All in all we were very happy with the stay. It was a great value for what we paid.

The only small issue was the flooring and carpets need cleaned. They made our feet kinda soiled walking around. Kitchen sink drain was slow and so was shower. They were not really dirty just need cleaned out.

Staff was always ready to help and see to our needs. We'll be going back again!!

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4  Thank stump1015
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Reviewed 11 June 2007

My wife and I stayed in the Waverly Castle building last week (4th floor) and loved it. It was our first stay in Ocean City based on a friends reccomendation and it will not be our last. The place is exactly, if not better, then advertised. Clean clean clean, right on the beach, and a bar and place to eat on premises (not that anything is not within walking distance). The place is not a four star resort (not that I saw one during my entire stay) and looks from the outside a little outdated but the inside is totally different. It looks as if was somewhat recently redone and I cannot stress the cleanliness. The office staff was helpful and pleasant.

It is a ten minute walk to the boardwalk where all the attractions are but the bus is two bucks a day for unlimited rides and runs all night so that was really not an issue. I can imagine a hotel on the boardwalk would be a bit noisy at night so we liked not being on there and having some seclusion.

The website for the hotel does not do it justice. The view was worth the price which was cheap compared to everything else especially those right on the boardwalk. The wait staff at Coconuts (the local eatery on the premises) was some of the nicest people we have had wait on us and was as good as the several cruises we have been on and how can you complain at all you can eat crab legs for two people for fifty bucks? You can't.

Overall if your looking for a nice clean place for a laid back vacation RIGHT ON the beach this should be one of your picks. Me and the wife will definitly be back next summer if not this September when it starts cooling down here in NY.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank JohnnyRed1
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Reviewed 7 June 2007

Hello,
Our family booked 3 rooms for 2 nights on the first floor, it was wonderful! The reservation person helped us decide our needs and our rooms were right on the beach. Each room was clean and the kitchenettes most useful with small children. The beds were comfortable. Private parking, suggestions on where to eat, even though food was available on sight was appreciated. We wish our time permitted a longer, we would stay again and love it. The entire staff was marvelous. Thanks, Castle in the Sand................The Dean family from Utah

Stayed: June 2007
4  Thank Happymom7
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Reviewed 29 May 2007

over the past 8 years I have stayed at Castle in the sand, this year was the best time ever. Everyone is alway nice and willing to assist in anyway they can.... I will never consider staying with anyone else

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with friends
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3  Thank yellat
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Reviewed 12 May 2007

Hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. Enjoyed our stay, but would suggest updating the rooms...and bringing them out of the 1980's :)

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank DelawareBeachgirl
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Additional Information about 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
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: £67 - £265 (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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