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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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Delran, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed in a beachfront waverly in August 2015. The room was never cleaned appropriately everyday. We came back from the beach on our first full day and found our beds were made by pulling up the covers and pillows thrown in a pile at the head of bed. The next day, the sand on was still... More 

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Kent Island, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location but the property needs serious renovations. Not at all worth the money spent. The North Castle 1 bedroom suite has 1 AC unit in the living room, not in the bedroom...which made sleeping uncomfortable because the room was too hot! Also, this room was very noisy due to the fact the beach bar is right outside the suite!... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a somewhat large group of us travelling up from DC for the weekend and we wanted an affordable hotel that was on the beach and could accommodate our numbers. Could not have asked for a more perfect place. The Suite room was very spacious and everything seemed clean and new. Not sure what the other reviews complaining about... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Castle! If you want to vacation among the locals, this is the place. The Castle is family owned. They care in a way no chain can. They understand what makes a great beach experience. There is an outdoor cafe instead of a soaring atrium lobby. There is live local entertainment instead of taped music. There is an Olympic size... More 

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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with husband and two kids. Location was good close to the beach. Hotel needs renovation. Buffet breakfast was terrible so we went next door to the Hilton hotel and we had our buffet breakfast there. Two things that turned us of. My husband and I were waiting to order cocktails and I saw this employee who I guess gets... More 

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Reston, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time staying at this hotel and we enjoyed everything that the hotel offered. I read other visitors reviews to try and gauge a hotel before I book, so I'm surprised when I read negative reviews, upon posting mine. We were on a bottom floor, which was perfect with having three kids and hauling all our stuff to the beach.... More 

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to take our four year old & two month old on a mini summer vacation to meet up with some friends staying in a condo close by. Booked through booking.com. Pictures of room showed a dated but clean cottage. This room was not & it was extremely loud since it was located on the corner near the coastal... More 

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Suffern, New York
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on August 16th, excited for our vacation. Upon arrival while waiting for the elevator which didn't always work, either that or the staff was holding it for their use I witnessed one of the staff members sweeping the hallway dirt under the ice machine. When elevator did not work we were forced to take the stairwell which smelled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After driving 6 hours, we were ready to check in and hit the beach and were hoping that it was going to be a quick and painless procedure. It was the front desk staff was very helpful and quick. I was thrilled when we checked in and saw how clean our room was and how great our view of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been staying in the same room in south Castle for nine years. A perfect experience every time. Wake up to the sunrise and the dolphins playing. Watch surfers ride the waves as we drink our morning coffee. Then lather up and hit the waterfront. Come back for a snack around 2;00 pm and catch some local patio music. Some good... More 

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