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Francis Scott Key Family Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The resort is fantastic for families. The indoor pool and pirate ship is a blast. The outdoor pool is way too small for the amount of visitors on an August weekend 100 degrees out. We caught a stomach bug while in Ocean City the whole family got ill. I cant blame the illness on the resort but its death by...

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NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with two teenagers. The place seems great for families with younger children as it is geared towards little kids (small mini golf area, kids movie night)...not much for big kids to do other than swim. The onsite restaurant was closed for the season so we didn't get to eat there even though it looked cute. The size of...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do try and have something for all ages here but the off season is different as many of our amenities are not open. No excuse for a musty smell. In the future let us know straight away as we could have moved your room. We have very reasonable rates...

Millsboro, Delaware
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a self contained water-wonderland for the little ones. Although hard for us to pinpoint off the road (we had wanted it to be on the mainroad) it was a true nugget of joy. The room was spotlessly clean, and comfortable. The waterpark, although compact, was clean and warm. The lifeguards were attentive, and the kids interacted with them...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Love the true nugget of joy comment....it made my day! I will pass on the great comments to our lifeguards! The outlets are a great shopping option and we also have great restaurants surrounding us as well! Thanks for taking the time to write! Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Baltimore, MD
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went to FSK in Late November with my wife and kids. The price was reasonable. The local was very good. It was close to a shopping center, outlets, parks, Assategue Island, etc. It was also 10 minutes from the Ocean. The hotel had many activities for Christmas, movies for the kids, hot chocolate, etc. The staff was very nice...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great overview of the Francis Scott Key! We are working each winter in upgrades and improvements for our guest rooms and amenities. The major projects this winter are carpet upgrades, vanities, tile and shower upgrades in 32-60 rooms. We are also doing a massive WIFI install that should be completed by spring. We hope to see...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is our third or fourth visit during off season and have always enjoyed ourselves. When we checked in the front desk staff has always been warm and friendly. We had a small issue with other kids making noise and running around late at night, but they took care of it right away. The Indoor Caribbean Pool is always clean...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

I will happily pass over the kudos to Tim. Our indoor pool the, Caribbean Key, is a great little winter escape for families to enjoy and connect! We will look forward to seeing you again in January! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A very nice, moderately priced place to stay when visiting the Ocean City area. Staff is very friendly and helpful, shower water is hot and long lasting, rooms are always very clean. Room service really does a lot for this place, it's one of the few places that I stay where I try to leave a nice tip for room...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We really do have a great housekeeping staff that takes alot of pride in our property. We know that Ocean City has many wonderful options when traveling here and we appreciate your family choosing us! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took a quick 2 night stay down to OCMD with my children for my birthday. This hotel was recommended by a friend as a very kid friendly/family friendly resort. We absolutely loved it. The indoor pool was perfect for my kids and we enjoyed watching them play. Our room was small, but very clean and well stocked. The only...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased that your friends recommended us...it is our greatest compliment! We look forward to you all coming back again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Delaware
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went for 5 days mid November and there were only a hand full of people there. We had the building to ourselves for 3 days. It's much cheaper than in season. We had a room with 2 beds & a pull out couch. The room was decent. The heater was noisy but we managed. The front desk was always...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great overall review! Ocean City and the Francis Scott Key Family Resort are different to visit in November as our beautiful beaches are without the warm sun but we offer an opportunity for opportunities for family's to enjoy each others company at the Caribbean Key indoor pool. This past weekend the boardwalk was busy with...

Ellicott City, MD
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this review at 3:26am while I'm still staying here and I can't wait to check out! My whole body is itching and I have a headache from terrible odor of this room. It was my mistake to relying on high reviews, neglecting the fact that it's very old motel. If I were the management, I wouldn't put any...

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fskinoc, Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

When we received this review I was able to contact the guest to get her direct feedback. Though not pleasant to get a less then stellar review it's important to learn from each experience. This guest was a Groupon guest that received a $79 total rate. Though the Groupon rates are discounted the guest should expect and receive a positive...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This little getaway turned into a disaster for me. My boyfriend and 15 month old daughter stayed in the Ohio building. First off, I requested a crib when booking and there was no crib. Then my trip was shortened because my first night there I woke up itching. I thought at first it might have been mosquitos but then I...

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Though the number of instances are very very rare as we have welcomed over 40,000 guests this year alone it does happen not only to hotels but airplanes, movie theaters, daycare, hospitals and just about anywhere people congregate. Bed bugs do not just appear they are brought in by guests and their suitcases or belongings. Because of this we are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Francis Scott Key Family Resort

Address: 12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: $136 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Scott Key Family Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 232
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Also Known As:
Francis Scott Key Family Hotel Ocean City
Francis Scott Key Motel
Francis Scott Key Hotel Ocean City Md
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
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