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Princess Anne, Maryland
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Took advantage of the locals special to enjoy a family weekend away for our daughter's birthday. Rooms are a bit dated and smelled a little musty. Indoor pool was awesome for the kids even though the water was a bit cold. Locals deal is great. Four wristbands and a free pizza. Will definitely come again.

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

Thank you for your comments. We believe we offer a great value to all our guests but especially for our locals. An off season staycation is just what is needed sometimes to excape the crazy winter weather we have been having! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Owings Mills, Maryland
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I was looking for a fun place to take my girls for a "daddy daughter weekend" while Mommy was out of town....I found FSK resort online and was impressed with the indoor water park and reasonable rates...I was a little worried that a lot of reviews talked about the age of the rooms and the noise level in the rooms....

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

I love this review...maybe a new tradition has started. Mini vacations are a great way to make some memories and we are so pleased you were able to do so... See you again soon... Annemarie Dickerson Owner

New York City
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to the resort this past weekend was great! The indoor pool was a big hit with my 6 year old daughter. It was hard to get her to leave. Glad to see the water was shallow enough in the kiddie area to splash around with my 7 week old as well! The beds were pretty comfortable although...

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

We love that your family found our indoor pool a hit! This has been a long winter and a nice getaway sometimes is just what is needed! We are surrounded bu many great restaurants both chain and locally operated. We are blessed with a great staff... Thanks for the kind words! Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Aberdeen, Maryland
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Main attraction is the pool for the kids.. the pool was cold when we got there. We could not stay in and enjoy what we came there for. I was so upset that we left the resort shortly after checking in. The rooms there are cozy, but it took hours to warm up. This is in March. I will not...

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

I have waited to respond to this post as our General Manager had emailed them prior to the post informing them of a full refund and I emailed them after the post appeared on TripAdvisor. It is always my intention to speak or email with any guest that was not satisfied as it is very impersonal using TripAdvisor to communicate....

Pasadena, Maryland
Reviewed 21 March 2014

This was our second visit to FSK and we plan to go every year during the winter season. The rooms are clean and have Temperpedic matresses! Only complaint I have about the room is that the walls are thin so you will hear your neighbors but other than that it was very comfortable. The pool is the main attraction of...

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

Thank you for your honest comments. We do on occasion get complaints about noise. We do have quiet hours beginning 11 pm and we have complimentary sound machines that you can check out at the front desk. We are working on better solutions. I have forwarded the comments about the snack shack as it is our intention to give great...

Grasonville, Maryland
Reviewed 18 March 2014

LOVE staying here. Everyone that works there is always friendly. Have stayed last 4 summers for a few days & just spent a winter getaway night. reasonable rates. Clean facilities, comfortable well equipped rooms. TONS for the kids to do from indoor pool, to splash zone in summer, basketball, cornhole, playground. It is an all in 1 "resort" with a...

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

Our amazing loyal guests word of mouth is key to our success here at the FSK Family Resort. Thank you. We are dedicated to contining to try and bring family together and memories happen! We are blessed with a great staff and comments like yours are due to them! We will see you soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We can't wait to go back! The staff was so friendly. The indoor waterpark was awesome! My 2 year old LOVED the water slide. My 7 year old loved played volleyball in the pool, and put put golf. There is a great little playground too. We had so much fun sharing the experience with our kids! We will defiantly be...

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

We are so pleased that your children enjoyed their stay...and you too! Hopefully Spring will appear soon and our families can enjoy our outside amenities just as your did! See you again soon Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Glen Burnie, Maryland
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Great family friendly place to stay in Ocean City all year round. Took my kids for a weekend getaway and they had the best time!! The indoor pool and arcade was such a big hit with my kids. Best thing we've done with them in a very long time!!

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

Jen, You make my day! As a mom with three kids, hearing that your experience was a positive one makes me smile! We believe the FSK provides an affordable atmosphere to re-connect with family and it sounds like you were able to do just that!. Hooray! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Greensboro, Maryland
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My husband and our two daughters, ages 10 and 5, stayed here yesterday and today. We were thrilled! Everything was better than we anticipated. The staff was extremely courteous, and everything was clean and accommodating. We arrived yesterday at 2:45 pm and our room was ready immediately. As a matter of fact, we were actually given a free upgrade! The...

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

WOW! So thankful for your words. We do pride ourselves with an incredible staff! We are a budget minded property and we try very hard to give a good value for what we offer and reading your review makes me believe we are striving close to our goals. We listen and learn from all guest experiences and make decisions based...

Elkton, Maryland
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My family loved this resort!! From the indoor pool to the complimentary family movies Disney and Pixar) and popcorn - we had an exception stay. Will definitely stay again and recommend to friends!!!!!

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We are so pleased that you had such a great experience with us. Our goal is for all our families to enjoy a little get away and be able to re-connect. Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $174 - $343 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
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“Choose rooms towards the back of the property, they are larger”
nanagirl2, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms attached to the indoor pool area and arcade were very convenient. 4 person rooms with a kitchenette were a little tight”
rlind7, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good rooms. i like to face the playground area but you can get in the lodge with the indoor pool.”
iamragdolly, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Come for a day at the pool but don't stay the night”
Traveler29898, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We booked a family room with frig, microwave, 2 queen beds, and a fold-out couch.”
philparker07, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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