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“Great place for families” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Francis Scott Key Family Resort

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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Ranked #2 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Bel Air, Maryland
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place for families”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We have stayed at FSK for many years. The rooms aren't fancy but they are clean and roomy for a family of 5 with the sofa bed. My kids love the indoor pool and the Pirate Sprayground. With the indoor pool my kids are guaranteed to have fun regardless of the weather. We love the free shuttle to the boardwalk, even though it is not on the ocean the short trip over the Route 50 bridge makes this place really convenient to the boardwalk.

Room Tip: Loved the rooms in the Delaware building since they opened onto the Pirate sprayground which is grea...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dawn S
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
We are so blessed to have amazing guests that consider the FSK their home away from home. It is great to walk around our property and see so many familiar faces. Thank you for your kind words!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Just stayed at FSK this past week and had a blast. The rooms are nothing fancy, but nice and clean. The shuttle service to the beach was great. Never a wait for the shuttle. They have two or three that just goes back and forth all day long starting at 9 am. The indoor pool and the pirate splashground were big hits for my kids. The diner was good, but closes at 3. The putt putt course needs work, but I believe they are replacing that and adding another pool this coming fall. They have a fitness center, which I did not get to, but it does have a few different cardio machines. Overall, great experience and fun for the kids.

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for writing such a nice review. We are very excited about replacing our existing outdoor pool and mini golf with our new shipwreck cove for 2015. We will also be working on our exterior and interior guest rooms/ building this winter. We are dedicated to making the FSK the best value for families and a great memory maker!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Delaware
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

I had such a nice time. We usually stay right on the beach, but I'm glad we chose to stay here. The indoor pool was the highlight. The rooms are not fancy, a little outdated, but very clean. The beds were so comfortable. Most importantly, the staff(the front desk, housekeeping,the route 50 diner) were wonderful. I told my mom about the trip, now she is taking me and the kids there in July if we can get a reservation. Can't wait!

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
We love that you loved it here! We do offer a little something for everything so I am so pleased you were able to enjoy so many of our amenties. If you have any difficulty finding dates in July please don't hesitate to call...I will do my best to make it work!

See you soon!
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I think it was a great resort for a family! I love the fact that the resort is like 1 minute away from the board and the fact that they had a pool, one for the bigger kids, one for the babies also, and an indoor (my favorite)! I also love that they're was a hot tub which felt very nice. Also the outdoor pool is open till About 11:00 ish and the indoor till about 10:30. Only 1 thing bad, I looked on the website before we made the reservations and it said that the indoor pool had a swim up bar well it didn't it had a bar near the pool and you didn't sit at it you would have to go back to a plastic table! But other than that I thought the place was great and would definitely want to go the again

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for your awesome review. When reading I checked all areas of the website and could not find anything about a swim up bar. I would ask this guest to contact me as we would not want anything listed that we do not actually have. We are focused on our families and are dedicated to give them a wonderful Ocean City vacation. We are blessed to have so many loyal FSK family members!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
adickerson@fskfamily.com
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Winchester, Virginia
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153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Please note that this hotel is not on the ocean. They have a great shuttle service that will take you there during the season! This is the place for families and that is what you have to keep in mind when you stay here. The walls are thin and if you are staying on the first floor you will hear the children above you for sure. But the kids love this place. Pools, mini golf, basketball and a playground. All is in a very safe contained environment so you feel secure letting the older ones go around on their own. The kitchen in the kitchen room is very small but helps if you want ot have a few meals at home and avoid eating out all the time. The airconditioning is noisy but it does help drown out the noise. The staff is VERY accomodating. The indoor pool gets very crowded and is noisy but the kids don't seem to mind. If you want to have fun with your family and don't mind not staying on the beach this is your place.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have less noise in most buildings but there is not an elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Susan S
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for your honest comments. We are not a luxury hotel that it true but we do provide Tempurpedic mattress for a great nights sleep and we are working on updating the look of our rooms in the next three off season months. We just updated the bedding in all rooms with kitchens and we are going to begin to address other needed areas as well. We are grateful for our loyal and wonderful guests and we do take our guests comments and use them for our future improvements. Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We just stayed at Francis Scott Key resort and were pleasantly surprised. The layout is great for families with a bunch of buildings and then a common area with pool, volley ball courts, etc... Great place for kids to congregate. My daughter used the shuttle service to the beach and found that to be great. Hotel staff was very nice. Housekeeping called to check on the cleanliness and appearance of the room once we got in, we had an air conditioning problem that was fixed immediately. Great service.

The room was fine. Nothing fancy, but it was a good sized room. Overall, a great place in a great location. Not as hectic as staying on the boardwalk, but only a 5 minute shuttle ride away and the price is much better here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank David H
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you so much for your review. Our guests love our shuttle service. Since we are less then one mile to the beach and boardwalk its an easy and convenient way to enjoy the beach and boardwalk. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first stay and hope its the beginning of many more!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Maryland
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

I prefer to stay on the beach when we go to OC, but for the last two years we have stayed here for Beach Lax. It is closer to the tournament fields in Berlin. It is a great hotel! Yes, the rooms are dated, but they are extremely clean. The housekeeping staff is simply amazing! In fact, every staff member we encountered was so incredibly nice. That includes the staff in the restaurant. What makes this hotel so great is the number of activities they have for the kids. Three pools including an outside pirate pool and an indoor pool with a slide. They have a basketball court, a volleyball court, a lake for fishing, a playground, arcades, rocking chairs on the front porch, and a pavilion with grills (the team had a party there one night) etc. The kids have so much fun running around to the different activities and they are completely safe. My only recommendation would be for the hotel to add some sitting areas around the different buildings. We will be back next year for the tournament.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gina H
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We usally have picnic tables at every building area but for beach lax weekend we section them together by the volleyball area and near the NY building so our teams can group together. We are replacing the outside pool with a new one for 2015 which we are very excited about. We are planning a three year project for updating our guest rooms beginning next winter.

Thank you for being a part of one our favorite weekends.

Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Property: Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Address: 12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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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:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#7 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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