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Castle in the Sand Hotel

3701 Atlantic Avenue, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Northern Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Castle in the Sand from 1968 for almost 20 years. This August we went back for old times sake and were not disappointed. We stayed in the Waverly section - it was clean, the beds were firm, the pillows divine and the kitchenette was adequate. The office staff was pleasant and helpful. The location cannot be... More

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Towson, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Castle in the Sand Aug. 9-11, 2014. The hotel is pretty good for an Ocean City hotel. However, most of the staff was borderline rude and unhelpful. We arrived at the hotel at around 7pm to check-in. When we got to our room, our door would not open. After explaining to the guy at the front desk... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is right on the beach, so it makes being on vacation that much easier. We stayed in the South tower on the first floor that we initially thought would be a lesser desireable room, but it turned out to be the perfect location for easy access to the hotel activities at their bar/restaurant Coconuts. There was live music... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend got to our room late and when we got there our room was still dirty. We cleaned for two hours after the lady from the front desk came to our room and cleaned the tub because it was beyond disgusting. Our kitchen was not fully loaded like they told us. Half our utensils were broken. Our... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times over the years. It is quite convenient as our friends are in a condo directly across the street. We utilize the pool, which is nice! Coconuts bar is fantastic. Happy hour is a lot of fun and always live entertainment. They even have waitresses to wait on you at both the beach and the... More

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what I would call a "family resort", so my main point is to know what to expect before you go. It is not luxurious. However, it was clean, well provisioned and right on the beach. Had I seen exactly where our rooms were before we went, I would have said "hell, no" , but once we got there... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people were friendly and the room was clean. We were in the main building. The layout worked for us, because we preferred one bed and separate area for a pack n play. The downside was the air conditioner was in the "living room" so it did not cool the bedroom area very well. It also got more and more... More

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

superb location. friendly staff. very clean and spacious rooms. unbelievable ocean view!! affordable tasty food at bar area. breakfast buffet decent. loved our server, Jack. Happy hour was indeed happy for all!! great entertainment!! Only complaint was that we had to ask for toilet paper 3 times (6 women in our room - 1roll at a time? Really???) overall, best... More

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Fairfax
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really close to the beach. Some rooms are actually on the beach, however the one I'm in is facing the pool & parking lot. They've got a great bar & tons of kids activities however it's really loud. The door does a decent job of cutting down the noise level but I can hear the conversations going... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Ocean front location, on site parking - but very old & run down infrastructure, the dead bolt on the door does not lock from the outside & clear marks of prior forced opening on the doors. The front desks response when I asked why I can't dead bolt lock the door from the outside was " you can do it... More

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Address: 3701 Atlantic Avenue, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
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