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Princess Royale Resort
Ranked #3 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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“great place very clean”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The wife & i had a awesome stay at the Royal Princess resort the rooms were big & very clean there is a bar right before you walk onto the beach the staff was so pleasent & accomadating just a great place to stay our #1 choice for Ocean City Maryland also right next door is Laytons restaurant great breakfast spot.

Room Tip: we were pool side for $109 a night what a bargain
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My family and I decided to do a weekend getaway to Ocean City and reserved a one bedroom oceanfront suite at the Princess Royale. I had suggested the Princess Royale as I had a nice experience with them a few years ago when I visited Ocean City. The location, far from the craziness of the Boardwalk, and family friendliness appealed strongly to us as we had a 3 year old (then) and this year will be bringing our now 7 year old, his 10 month old brother, and 11 month old cousin (who will be with her parents).

We were planning to leave to OC in the afternoon, but things kept coming up that prevented us from adhering to our original timeframe and we ended up leaving to OC close to 10pm at night. Thankfully, the children were all asleep. We arrived at Ocean City at 1AM, my sister arriving first with her family. We received a message from her that we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom condo. Our first reaction was "what?!" Our next reaction was "what?!" We were very tired and that was all we could muster at 1AM in the morning. We were very grateful though. The upgrade was very beneficial as now both families had separate rooms to be in and the space the condo afforded us allowed all to us to breathe and really relax.

I remember waking up the next morning and looking out at the ocean from the balcony and feeling what I should have felt on my week long vacation: relaxed. The two bedroom condo was huge. It came with a full size fully equipped kitchen (the cabinets had plates and glasses, drawers had utensils, and bottom cabinets had pots and pans), a full size dining room, living room, two bedrooms, and two baths. The master bedroom had two double beds; the second bedroom had a queen; and there was a queen pull out sofa in the living room.

The only downside was that the condo units were being renovated, so there were some remnants of the renovation still inside the condo - they didn't take away from the experience though. A drawback I just remembered is the condition of the restroom facility in the pool area. When I had to use it the facility was inundated with water, there was sand in the sink, the toilet seat was wet, and overall appeared quite unkept. I understand that guests were using it right after a pool or ocean dip, but I hope this can be looked into so other guests can feel comfortable using the restrooms should they need to and are unable to go to their rooms. Another downside is that we had to change rooms on Sunday because they were going to do maintenance on the rooms on Monday morning, and we ended up lugging our stuff from the North condos to the South condos. Not a major feat, but we had two little, wriggly babies with us. There were a few other glitches during the move from one condo to the next, but the hotel and the staff were all gracious and prompt to assist us from the front desk, to the security, and to the bellhops.

The South tower condo was newly renovated and the inside was beautiful. I love the window trim in the living room and the master bedroom. This condo is also ocean front and two bedrooms as well. The features in it were the same as the North Tower condo but, I feel it was somewhat smaller in size than the one we were in earlier.

Our family did enjoy themselves in the indoor pool, which was nice on Saturday as the weather outside was colder than expected, and windy. On Sunday, we spent a few hours on the beach that was just a 2 minute walk from the hotel. The beach in front of the hotel was not as packed as the ones near the Ocean City Boardwalk and also cleaner.

The staff at the Princess Royale, as stated in an earlier paragraph, were all great and attentive. They, and the Princess Royale hotel, made the weekend trip all the more memorable. What could've been a crazy weekend with two little babies on their very first beach trip ended up being a fantastic weekend. My 10 month old loved the sand, both he and his cousin hated the water, and the 7 year old enjoyed it all. We hope to be back to the Princess Royale next year, maybe reserve the condos for an entire week and have it as an annual beach trip for the family. Thank you for making another great impression on our family!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Read the reviews as I always do when planning a trip and was not disappointed. This was my first trip to Ocean City so I was not sure what to expect in the way of accommodations. There were MANY hotels, motels etc to choose from, some seemed nice others not so great. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. Nice lobby, free parking, right on the beach large room with separate living room and kitchenette with microwave and full size fridge. Bedroom was a nice size. This would have been great with kids; I was only there with my husband. Hotel also had a restaurant, small convenience store and washers and dryers on the floors.
The atrium indoor pool area was very nice again great for familes.
Cons: ridiculously small balcony, light didn't work properly in bathroom, toilet was slow to flush and while it was clean it could have been cleaner. Also the ability to rent chairs and umbrella for the beach would have been great. There is also a $1.00 plus tax room safe fee which is ridiculous in these times. If you want to be near the boardwalk and rides it's about 6 miles. I preferred the distance. Plenty of restaurants nearby to choose from. We only paid $119 per night plus tax. This was a great price for a hotel so nice and a room so big (stayed on a Monday night).
I would definitely go back if I returned to the area.

Room Tip: Side ocean view rooms have tiny balcony and little view, pool level rooms could be noisy, ocean view...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed their last week and had a wonderful experience. Mary during the check-in process and Jamie during the check-out process were very helpful. The hotel is right on the beach and has an indoor swimming pool and one inside hot tub and two outside hot tubs. The swimming pool was very clean and it was a great place to relax after returning from the beach. We were in an ocean facing room and the view from the room was great. Our other friend had a swimming pool facing inside room and even from that room you had a view of the ocean since the swimming pool has a glass wall facing the ocean. All the rooms were suites that include a kitchen.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

First of all, this is not a five star hotel. I don't know who is putting down five stars for this hotel but they either have really low expectations or are not honest reviews. I have stayed in five star hotels around the world and this doesn't come close. The entire hotel smells like deodorizer…like the smell of car wash office.

We were given a room which must be the worst room in the hotel by location. Next to the arcade games and the pool. This would not have bothered us but we were unable to stay in the room due to a heavy smell of deodorizer and cleaning chemicals. They must have been trying to cover up something from the previous guest. It was literally burning our eyes in the bathroom. The couch was dirty with and the bed sheet had a hole. The tile in the bathroom floor was black from mildew. They need to take this room out of service. When we asked to move to another room they said the hotel was booked and there was nothing that they could do for us. Well, apparently they hadn't met my wife because after a series of not so nice phone calls we were moved to a nicer room…which still smelled like deodorizer but not as bad.

We ate at the bar and had a nice experience. The staff is friendly and the beach location is perfect. There are life guards on the beach in front of the hotel.

Room Tip: Stay away from the pool area.
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PrincessRoyaleHotel, General Manager at Princess Royale Resort, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear DBWITT,

Thank you for staying with us and for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed our direct Ocean Front location with life guards on our beach and our friendly Ocean Front Schooners and Gazebo dining and bar staff. I apologize for the off smell in your suite. We recently installed new carpet and just cleaned and sealed the grout around the shower tiles - which both give off a temporary smell. The bathroom floor tiles are accented with grey colored grout. We look forward to hosting you again soon possibly in our more private direct Ocean Front suites or condos.

Sincerely,
Michael Foelber
General Manager
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We came down to this hotel for a quick 4 day family trip.. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very polite and helpful with everything we needed. It rained two days that we were there so the indoor pool came in handy.. Its a huge indoor pool which kept the kids busy but the water was very cold. The room was very big and very clean. It was a big room sort of like a 1 bedroom apt with very comfortable beds. The restaurant inside the hotel had amazing breakfast.. We didnt eat any other meals there but the breakfast was very very good. The location of the hotel was great we thought also as it was off the boardwalk.. The hotel is about a mile or two up the beach from the boardwalk which we enjoyed because it was very laid back and perfect for our family.. The beach was beautiful and never crowded it was perfect.. Aside from the pool being cold i dont have another complaint about this hotel and i will be returning again..

Room Tip: We chose an ocean view room because we were worried with a pool view room our 2 year old son would a...
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This hotel resort is perfect for a beach vacation, The employees are all very lovely and professional, the property was well maintained and the room was very clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The ocean view is as good as it gets, looking past the palm trees that line the property to the sandy beach and Atlantic ocean (Priceless).

The pool, tiki bar and restaurant all over look the ocean, this hotel has everything and I highly recommend this property to any traveler.

Room Tip: Get the ocean front room, you will not be disappointed
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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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:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Top resorts 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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