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“OUR FAMILY SUMMER HEAVEN COULD BE YOURS TOO!!”

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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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10 reviews
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“OUR FAMILY SUMMER HEAVEN COULD BE YOURS TOO!!”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We go here EVERY summer for our family/friend vacation. There are about 4 families that plan to go together annually. This hotel gives you many amenities at a reasonable cost. We love that we are close to the beach but not on the boardwalk where a lot of the young nightlife is. There is a shuttle that takes you to and from your hotel daily for FREE!!! There are two pools, a jacuzzi, planned activities for kids, miniature golf, free movie/game rental and an arcade all right here on the premises. You can get a room with a kitchen at such a reasonable cost. We like it here because it is family oriented, close to a grocery store and shopping outlets. We don't fuss with traffic or the crazy late night festivities from the younger crowd at this location. You are at the beach but away from it. It's ideal for the PERFECT FAMILY vacation.

Room Tip: A lot of people come here year after year so you have to secure your reservations EARLY. The cabins...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
I love when we are a familys home away from home. This is a big year for us here at the FSK! We are celebrating 40 years that our family has welcomed guests. Join us the week of July 20th for family fun...or anytime for that matter! Thank you for taking the time to write!
SIncerely
Annemarie Dickerson
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We are a family of 6, the price was great, the family atmosphere awesome, the pool area was thoroughly enjoyed by all! The staff was more than helpful. Movies and popcorn in the main building after the pool closed allowed for some later night fun for the bigger kids and adults as well. Room was very clean and well kept. Will definetly schedule another winter break because you cannot beat the value!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We have a great promotion the weekend of Jan 6th 2012...just $40 per night for our return guests! Our way of saying Thank You. The movies and popcorn are fun for all...

Hope to see your family soon!
Annemarie Dickerson
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

Just like me, you have most likely driven into to OC on Route 50 and barely gave that odd old brick buildintg a second glance - ya know - the one just before the drawbridge. I am so glad I finally checked it out.
7 members of my family stayed at FSK for our annual "Women's Weekend". Our ages ranged from 2 - 62 and everyone had a blast. Everyone was blown away by the main building/ check out area. The movie viewing room was so cozy and comfy. Check in was quick and effecient.
Our room was huge and easily accomodated 4 of us. I loved the fully stocked kicthen. I also love the bathroom sink being in its on little semi-private area. It allowed for a great 2nd changing area! The beds were incredible! I slept the best I have in a long time.
The pool is great. I loved that there was the 6 inch pool for the baby and the hit tub for us and everything in between.
I believe the FSK will the hotel we use for our annual Women's Weekend from now on!
The only thing that could have made the stay better would be WI-FI.

Room Tip: In the winter, you may want to ask for a room closest to the pool because it can be a chilly walk!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write. We are a unique property! From just 60 rooms in 1972 to 232 rooms for our 40th year 2012. We are dedicated to making our property a great place to relax and enjoy your family. We are in the process of converting our WIFI service through a new faster speed and more towers on property. It will be completed by early February as this has been a valid issue that we are determined to correct!

Thanks again for your words!
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

Spent last weekend at FSK with our 2 grandchildren, as we have done the past 4 winter seasons. They really enjoy the pool, and we consider it a bargain for the price. Rooms are always very clean, BUT one complaint we have is the lighting in the rooms. The florescent light above the table is terrible. Much too dim, and very hard on the eyes. A incadescent light, brighter, and perhaps with a dimmer switch would be a major improvement. There were also numerous dead insects inside the fixture. Bathroom light is also bad, and because the noisy exhaust fan comes on with the light, is a nuisance. Should be a separate switch for each. Relatively minor complaints, however its something that could easily be remedied.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Great suggestions...have passed them to our maintenance manager. We are in the process of going through each room so your comments are timely. We are also renovating the Ranch style rooms and have almost completed our new guest laundry facility which is more centrally located. We will begin construction on the new snack bar at the indoor pool soon!

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!
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Milford
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

This is a great place to stay with children. We stayed this past summer. My son loved it, especially the indoor pool. It was nice that he could pick DVDs to watch. My biggest concern is that we literally hated the beds. Very hard and I did not sleep at all the whole time we were there. I like a plush on the soft side bed. I really do want to come again this coming summer, but am very skeptical unless some comfortable beds are purchased. If we do decide to stay it will be shorter than we would like to due to the uncomfortable beds.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 16 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We do offer Tempurpedic mattress for all our guest rooms. The majority of our guests love them, some even have purchased a Tempurpedic after staying with us...but just like anything it is not perfect for all people. We do have toppers for our sofa beds that we can offer that may work for you. Please contact me on your next visit and we will do all we can to make your stay as perfect as possible!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
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Baltimore
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

We went to OC in early December for our annual holiday trip. Ended up staying at the FSK hotel since it was the only hotel in OC I could find with an indoor water park.

The check-in area was cute with OC posters on the wall, and two bumper cars the kids could hang out in. Check in was quick and easy, and the front desk staff was friendly. The kids were excited to go outside and see a pirate ship (which I assume was an outdoor water area in the summer), mini-golf, playground and basketball court. We were only sorry we didn't bring our basketball! The kids played on the playground for a while and had a good time.

We stayed in the Florida building which was a little bit of a walk from the front desk, but we were prepared for that. The room wasn't renovated, but again, I knew that from the website. Although the room was on the small side, it had a kitchenette with a sink, microwave, full size fridge and oven. There was also a table and chairs in the room. The beds were cozy, and we had plenty of pillows and blankets. And the portable crib we got was easy to set up. Also appreciated the strength of the shower, and the fact that there were lots of towels and toiletries.

I never got a chance to see the waterpark, but the kids LOVED it, and it was a quick walk from our room in the Florida building. Other people must like the FSK hotel too since the parking lot seemed fairly full in December!

But for me, the best part was all the nearby shopping and restaurants. The outlets were directly across the street, and there was a Starbucks and a Royal Farms basically within walking distance. There was also a huge plaza near the outlets with a Marshall's, Dollar Tree, Superfresh, Five Below, and Michael's. And for quick eats, there was a Wendy's, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, and a KFC/Taco Bell.

Most of the places we wanted to go were a quick drive away... including Assateague Island and the Boardwalk.

Room Tip: Florida rooms are closest to the waterpark.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 16 December 2011
We love when we make our target audience happy...our kids. We are excitedly approaching our 40th year and we are pleased that your family has joined the FSK family. We hope to see you all again soon!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
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Santa Barbara CA
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

I stayed here during off season as a single female traveler. A wonderful place for families. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Convenient location with outlet mall, food, and easy access to Ocean City And Berlin. I would stay here again with family, but not alone.

As a lone female security was an issue. Rooms are not in secured buildings, but open directly to the outside. During off season the front desk closes at midnight and no one is there. I had a panicky moment late one night when my room key card didn't work and I was worried no one would be at the desk to get me back in my room. During the week the place was almost empty, but on weekends it filled up with people who liked to party. Can't tell from website about security issues.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the pool if you want it quiet. Upstairs and I do mean stairs is better sin...
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Thank you for your honest conerns and comments. Though we do close the office at midnight we have a full time resident manager that lives on property. As stated we are very slow during the week and the family traffic does pick up on the weekends. We do have security cameras throughout the property but it is important for our guests to have a sense that they are safe any time of the year. If you would like to speak to me personally about your concerns please don't hesitate to call.

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
800-213-0088
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Property: Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Address: 12806 Ocean Gtwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-9546
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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#5 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
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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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