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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Frederick, Maryland
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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Family Friendly”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We've vacationed here for years, but have always stayed in the vacation homes. This year we were going only for a few days and stayed in the "Florida" building in an efficiency. We were traveling with an 11 month old and called ahead for a port-a-crib. Upon arrival it was already in the room with everything we needed. The room was great to include an apartment size refrigerator, a stove, and the vanity was separate from the bathroom. The staff was friendly as always, the accommodations great, and the indoor pool was just perfect! Looks like our family will always chose the FSK whether it be for a weekend or a week!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
We are so blessed to have to many families that think of us as home away from from...Thank You. We have already begun the process of prepping for 2014...We hope to see you then!

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Annemarie Dickerson
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Crofton, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We have stayed here many times and continue to come back! It is not fancy but it is clean and comfortable. The indoor water park makes the stay worthwhile. The staff are always very friendly and the location of the hotel is a quick drive to the beach and the boardwalk.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you...our indoor theme pool is a great memory maker! See you all again soon!

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Annemarie Dickerson
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I've seen your resort photos during several Ocean City Internet searches and always continued to look for something else because it wasn't located directly on the beach.

We chose FSK for our family weekend at the beach this time around for the 1) value and 2) indoor pool for my kiddos. I was so pleasantly surprised to find we almost didn't miss our usual ocean front room.

The staff was so very pleasant and helpful. Our room was clean...even in the corners and crevisis of the bathroom!!! The temurpedic mattress was very comfortable and I actually slept better then I do on my own mattress!

The diner was great and we ate breakfast here both mornings! The food was good, service was quick and very friendly.

The indoor pool was so much fun and had great food and drinks too! This is what sold us ! Not only was it a lot of fun.. It was clean!

I wish we had been here during the season to take advantage of the beach shuttle ! That would of been even more awesome!!

We accidentally chose bike week for our weekend getaway . I was nervous that we wouldn't be able to have a quiet nights sleep when we pulled in and saw all the bikers. But we were pleasantly surprised that everyone adhered to your 11:00 "settling down" time.

We truly enjoyed our weekend at FSK and the beach! You really gave an excellent impression and have a really wonderful family resort. I can tell you take pride in your property and the families you serve!

Thank you for a great weekend! And we will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! September is my favorite month here in Ocean City but it is true our shuttle service is suspended (except for Sunfest) and the hours of our indoor pool are shortened. We hope that your family will come back and join us soon!\

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Annemarie Dickerson
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Late planning for OCMD. We stayed 1 night booking 3 rooms. Location was great and convenient. Nice little setup and tons of activities for the kids. Our biggest complaint was the rooms. The rooms are out dated and need a remake. The rooms weren't completely clean either; stains on the roll away bed and tears on the mattress. Rooms were smaller than expected. The fishing pond was full of weeds, impossible to fish. The plus was the indoor water park, nice and clean. Prices for hotels in OCMD are over price for the quality hotels. Same is true for this resort $240 a night.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
I would like to begin by saying we do noy have any rooms that are $240 per night. I believe that this family most likely booked through an outside reservation system (such as booking.com) and the rate would have been $180 plus a $10 extra person rollaway fee. That would be a weekend/ holiday rate which is our highest. Our average daily rate this past summer in June were $152, July $164 and August $160 per night. I have mentioned in other responses that our rooms all have new furniture, flat screens and DVD player, tempurpedic mattresses, carpet and rooms with kitchens new cabinets. The wallboards and bedding I believe may give an older appearance and we are working on updating.

Though we understand the room style is very important we also feel the amenities we provide at no fee to our guests is a large part of why people enjoy their stay with us. We are happy that your family enjoyed those aspects.

We are in the process of going through all our cots and mattresses and will be updating them for 2014. We are proud of the cleanliness of our rooms and property and apologize if we missed the mark in any aspect.

I would invite this poster to contact me directly in regard to the rate they paid and to personally discuss their stay.

Sincerely,
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The activities for kids are the only thing that makes this place good. The rooms are ugly and so old that they look unsalvagably dirty. Service was average. If you can't afford anything better, this place is ok.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
I am always challenged when we receive reviews such as this one. Yes it is true our property was built in 1952. We have spent every off season since 2002 upgrading all aspects of our property and we have forward plans that will continue as well. The amenities that were mentioned in this review I believe are one of a kind in this area. That being said our rooms do have new furniture, artwork, carpet, flat screens and DVD players. In rooms with kitchens we replaced the cabinets and appliances as well. We gutted and renovated 14 vacation homes this past year and all guest rooms have Tempurpedic mattresses. Our website I believe clearly depicts the style of our rooms. That being said we in no way claim to be a five star resort or franchiese property. Ocean City has many beautiful properties to choose from anywhere from budget to luxury and I realize we are not a perfect fit for all we are, I believe, a value based property with upgraded amenties. What we are, in my opinion, is a clean family resort that offers several free amenities and at the end of the day a comfortable place to sleep.

I am pleased that this family enjoyed our amenties...hopefully they were able to make some beautiful Ocean City memories!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Green Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with our 5 year old son, and we had a great time! We had to play mini golf at least once, sometimes more, every day. He loved the indoor pool and the spray ground, we loved that we could just spend some time relaxing around the motel and have things to do if we wanted to. It was nice to have the BBQ/picnic area and a grocery store nearby. Outlet shopping and free shuttle was a plus as well. Staff was very friendly, the people staying at the motel were also friendly. The rooms were a good size and clean. Wifi connection could be improved, I was able to send and receive emails but not consistently, and I was unable to share photos. Otherwise, this is a great place for families!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thanks for your comments. The WIFI has been our biggest challenge of the last several years. Though we have made upgrades each year the demand continues to grow in overwhelming percentages. We are doing an upgrade in October that we are told will handle our current and forecasted needs for the next season.

We love that you has so much fun!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was our accommodation for two nights, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Free WiFi (even though it wasn't fantastic), a free shuttle to the Boardwalk and free access to the swimming pools were a nice bonus for a decently valued holiday. The resort has a lovely on-site diner, and all of the staff were welcoming, dedicated and helpful. We fit six of us into one room which I am sure many hotels would try to avoid, but the pricing of our stay therefore went down which was fantastic.

I have not tried any other resorts or hotels around Ocean City, but I would definitely recommend this one nonetheless. For the value, the comfortable stay and the amount of activities to entertain us all it was an excellent choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thank you for your comments! I agree we are a value family resort. We are dedicated to our families to continue to provide and improve our property while keeping the family budget in mind!

See you soon
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Property: Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Address: 12806 Ocean Gtwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-9546
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Scott Key Family Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Year-round family resort offering affordable rates and packages surrounded by many free amenities creating a unique, fun, memorable vacation trip and experience. ... more   less 
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