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“Great views, but dated” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Princess Royale Resort
Ranked #5 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Annapolis, Maryland
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great views, but dated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love the set up of this hotel in that you walk through the door and enter the living room/kitchen and then walk back to the bed(s) and balcony. This means that your bed is away from the hallway (and occasional noise out there) and you can see/listen to the ocean while relaxing in bed. I also appreciate a door between the living room and bedroom. It seemed pretty clean, too.

Overall, this place is very good compared to other ocean city properties, but that's not really saying a whole lot. I also stay in the Caribbean and other properties throughout the USfor about the price of the hotel and get much, much more. There's no way this hotel is worth the price they charge in season.

The furniture is very dated. Also, I noticed several people reviewing here were updated for free to oceanfront rooms. I was not. Actually, I found a cheaper rate online at the hotel website along with some coupons and the girls at the front desk didn't honor them. I even had trouble getting them to take my AAA discount.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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PrincessRoyaleHotel, Manager at Princess Royale Resort, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you very much for your recent patronage as well as your comments. Please be sure to check back with us on your next visit to Ocean City as each and every winter we do major upgrades. This week we are starting on placing new carpet in all 310 suites and next week we start the process of installing brand new HVAC units in all 310 suites also.

Please be sure also to check out our web site for amazing specials, deals, coupons, packages, etc ect but please note that, as is stated, as those are already generously discounted, we do not double discount those with AAA membership discounts which are only available on standard rates.

I do hope this addresses your concerns and we very much look foward to seeing you on your next visit to Ocean City and hope you enjoy our annual upgrades that are underway.


Sincererly,

Diane Anderson
Princess Royale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

My husband and I have been coming to OCMD the week before Thanksgiving for the past 15 years. We've stayed at many hotels, but the past 4 years we have stayed at the Princess Royale. You cannot find a better hotel for the price, cleanliness, attentive workers, or convenience. We always get an ocean view room & love the sights and sounds of the ocean as we lay in bed. Having a suite is very convenient. This was the first year we used the pool and hot tub - both were clean and we were surprised to be the only people there. My only reasons for the 4 star and not 5 are that the hotel really needs to be updated - I keep thinking each year we return the old furnishings and decor will be a thing of the past - but they are still here. The living room still has an old 19 inch tube TV. Even though I still hold out hope for next year - we will return to this great hotel!

Room Tip: Absolutely get an ocean view!
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PrincessRoyaleHotel, General Manager at Princess Royale Resort, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Erial,

Thank you for being loyal guests over the past several years. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and all of the amenities that we offer.

Because of the upgrades that we are in the process of, I think that you will be pleasantly surprised on your next visit. The upgrades that we are currently doing includes guest room carpeting, new air conditioning units, new wireless internet system, hot water system upgrades, and completey renovated ballrooms.

We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Sincerely,

Mike Foelber
General Manager
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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

My husband and I stay at Princess Royale every year for our anniversary. We love the rooms, location and the amenities the hotel provides. The staff at Princess are wonderful. This visit, by far, was the best thanks to Alok Rijal. Alok provided us with a suite that was like home away from home. The room had everything we needed to make our stay relaxing.

Thank you everyone at Princess Royale for making each anniversary special!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Pernsley

Room Tip: Every room is great. We prefer Oceanfront for the view.
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Ridgely, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Great Rooms but stay away from Schooners Resturant. Room had a great view of the Atrium and indoor pool. Free parking and steps away from the ocean. They also had video games, pool table, hot tub, suanna and a store. Would come back again but will never go to Schooners.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We came to the Princess Royale Resort off-season as a getaway after the death of our son. What we had in mind was delivered through the helpful service of the crew at Princess Royale. Cara was instrumental in upgrading us to a ocean front to make our exciting getaway complete.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

This hotel exceeded all our expectations for an off-season weekend getaway. We arrived and were upgraded to a better room than we had reserved, a great sign that the management wanted us to come back again.

Our suite had a balcony and overlooked the Atrium and Pool area. Through the glass wall facing the ocean, we could see the waves crashing on the beach. Linens were clean, and the room was very well equipped. From extra linens for the sofa bed to dishes and glassware, we were set for anything we wanted to do in the room.

The Pool and hot tub were clean and comfortable. There was an abundant supply of fresh pool towels available. The atrium is climate controlled, so it is warm, but not overly humid or sweltering. The great part about this atrium is that we were afforded beautiful views of the ocean and waves from our room, the pool, virtually anywhere we went. Unlike a hotel without this atrium, we could sit in comfort on our balcony, watching the waves crash on the shore, without being out in the blustery cold weather.

The restaurant was closed since there were so few guests staying there, but the staff were extremely helpful and recommended local restaurants to make our stay spectacular.

Hotel staff were friendly and accommodating. All in all, this is a property that is probably very expensive during peak season, but is one of the greatest off season values on the planet.

Room Tip: All rooms are suites and have at least a Queen bed and a pull out sofa with kitchen. You can't...
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I upgraded to an ocean front room when I arrived...and I'm glad I did...I saw the eclipse from my balcony and didn't have to get up or get dressed! Loved having the kitchenette - especially the free coffee and 2 TVs so I didn't have to watch the game. Staff very friendly and location is excellent. Free parking with easy access to highway and beach.

Room Tip: always upgrade to ocean front in the winter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Princess Royale Resort
Address: 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-2745
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#4 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#7 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Princess Royale Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you want it all in Ocean City the Princess Royale is where you will want to stay! If you are a first time visitor or a loyal repeat guest you will love our 2014 upgrades! All 310 suites feature brand new carpeting, furniture, wifi and all new heating & AC! And, our multi-million dollar renovations of all meeting and banquet space is breathtaking; even more perfect for your wedding, meeting, convention or reunion. Not only do we have the perfect accommodations for you but we also have the perfect rates for any budget; AAA, AARP, Military, Super Summer Savers including daily breakfast for up to 4 people, Rodney specials including half off or even FREE nights in the Summer and even our famous Welcome Coupon; which provides FREE Thursday or Sunday nights in the off-season when staying Fri and Sat at standard rates. We have 30 2 & 3 bedroom condos as well as 310 two-room suites including a bedroom with choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds featuring the incredible Tempur-pedic mattresses as well as living room with comfortable sleep sofa. All suites have a fully equipped kitchen including fridge w/ice maker, microwave and cook top. We have everything for the perfect getaway for couples, families and groups from 7 to 700! Be sure to check out Schooner's Oceanfront Restaurant, indoor pool w/tropical Atrium, saunas and hot tubs, convenience/gift shops, complimentary wi-fi access in all suites, fitness room, complimentary covered self parking and valet parking in July & August. Also in July & August we host a nightly All-You-Care-to-Eat Seafood Buffet in addition to Ocean City's ONLY live comedy show--back for summer of 2014 by popular demand Monday-Saturday at 9pm nightly! Also back for July & August 2014 are FREE movies on our Beach every Thursday night Be sure to visit our new Creative Day Spa to complete your trip to Ocean City with a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, couples massage, body butter ecstasy wrap and more! We are the prefect place to do it all-- or do nothing-- your choice! The Princess Royale is a SMOKE FREE environment for your comfort and pleasure. At the Princess Royale the only thing we overlook...Is the Ocean! Our staff is committed to exceeding your expectations and we look forward to serving your hospitality needs on your next visit to Ocean City! See you soon at the beach! ... more   less 
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