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Castle in the Sand Hotel

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3701 Atlantic Avenue, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Endicott, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved my stay at Castle in the Sand, the front service desk was courteous and helpful. They made everything quick and easy. The pool is nice and the waitresses will bring food and drink right out to you. It sometimes takes a little time, but you can't beat the convenience of being able to order anything while relaxing by... More 

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Castle every year for the past 5 years and we always have a good time. From the outdoor bar and music scene to Mrs. Sunshine and Lady Jay entertaining my daughter with face painting, plays and shows, arts and crafts and bubbles! That is invaluable! Only two issues…the sofa beds need replacing and there should be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place would be great for groups of 20-somethings or a girls weekend. Easy access to bar,music and beach make it great fun! We went with 3 families. It did have kids' events. Cleanliness: It was as clean as any other beach hotel. Sometimes strong smells of cleaning agent. Our friends' bathroom smelled mildewy. The rooms w a view had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family has been coming to Castle for nearly 30 years.....We are always treated so well and taken care of. Some things need to be updated in the outposts but everything is always clean and kept well......can't wait for our next visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 1 bedroom cottage we stayed in was just what we needed space-wise. The toilet was about to fall over, literally. If we had been any taller than 5' 3" we wouldn't have fit into the shower or bathroom. Fortunately, we were able to maneuver but it was not easy. The bathroom lock on the window didn't work and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes - it's a party hotel. Just know that before you book. But that's not the reason for my negative review. The staff is super nice. Well trained, accommodative, even called the one night looking for the room that was causing excessive noise (5 rooms down - big party). Again - it's Ocean City in June - so I'm not... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Despite some of the negative reviews, my family decided to stay at Castle In The Sand for our Ocean City vacation. Just returned today. Feel the need to let others know that this hotel is more like a resort. Although the rooms in the Castle South location were a bit dated and "lived in", they were clean and the service... More 

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Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was fairly clean. The TV was on the wall right beside the couch so we moved the couch out so we both could view the TV without turning our heads. There was alot of dirt under the couch. We checked in 3:00 on Sunday and left 11:00 am Weds. We had maid service only once during our stay.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would strongly discourage anyone who is coming with a family against this hotel. There is NOTHIG family friendly about it. We stayed on the second floor in an efficiency, which was just a big room with a small stove and dorm fridge. For the money I'm sure there is better. The view included overgrown dunes and construction directly to... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights it was a quick getaway for me and my husband just to get our minds away and this was the perfect spot ...when we arrive there once we check in and got our keys we went to the room and I was surprise I really enjoy our room it had everything a... More 

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