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Castle in the Sand Hotel

3701 Atlantic Avenue, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Ranked #22 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Ringwood, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we have become regulars at Castle in the Sand, I felt it necessary to keep up with reviewing the property. I have other review of this place that both still stand true. Castle is a family run hotel that does it right. The property has 3 Buildings with various styles of rooms from hotel room to large suites. It... More

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Weirton, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in the castle for years. My son is now 19 started comin there when he was 1 year old. Got one word Awesome!. Staff, Bar area, Beach . Really? If you dont stay at the Castle you really haven't been to ocean city! see you guys soon .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time staying in Ocean City, Maryland. I stayed at this hotel for 5 days, 4 nights. When I arrived, my room was ready, which was around noon. That was great The front desk management was very nice. Waiting for the only elevator to take our luggage up to our room was a bit long. When we... More

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Allentown PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 days in late June. Beautiful weather and the beach and hotel were packed. The room was comfortable and had what we need. I booked a beachfront penthouse room but with only 4 floors, the view was lovely, but penthouse might be stretching it.:) The desk staff was efficient and quick if not overly friendly. The... More

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Locust Valley, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From breakfast buffet to late night drinks, everything and everyone was just right. Jeff and his staff (Joe, Patricia, Brandie, and all the servers) were sooo accomodating to me and my kids. Drinks served on the beach was such a nice extra, and the girls who served them were delightful. We ate lunch almost every day on property, and were... More

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Burke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here just for a long weekend and we reserved probably one of the more expensive rooms to have a beachfront room. Balcony was very small and no screen door, so not really able to leave the door open and enjoy the sound of the ocean. The rooms were nice enough but the décor is very old. For the rate... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older hotel, but the location is awesome, direct beach access, parking, private beach bar with live music and happy hour, restaurants, pool, and very friendly helpful staff. The front desk was helpful with recommendations for local favorites and directions, vehicle was secure, and the room was very nice. It was obvious that the place is maintained. We... More

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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We take great pride in our staff being the friendliest around. We are so happy that you found them to be just that. Our oceanfront rooms do provide a great view and the dolphins are often an added treat. Thank you again for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Bob Borello,... More

Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel after reading trip advisor reviews. I knew, going into it, that it was ranked 20th and that only 72% of reviewers gave it thumbs up. However, I read through the reviews carefully and noticed that those reviewers with families liked it. So, after thinking of my vacation needs, I took the plunge and booked it for... More

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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate you taking the time to write. Indeed, we are an older hotel. That is not a bad thing. Our hotel opened in the late 50’s so we have been providing pleasant vacation experiences in Ocean City long before not only Trip Advisor, but the internet as well! We really believe there is... More

PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here at least 1 time a year for the last 8 years and love it.. the staff is always friendly and very helpful views are wonderful and rooms are always clean with everything that you would need

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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and for your continued patronage. We have many guests who stay here year after year and we really appreciate you trusting your vacation to us! More

Bloomsburg
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163 reviews 163 reviews
49 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hoping to extend our shore vacation by one day due to pleasant weather, I decided to check out some on-line booking engines and found a good deal for a one night stay (Monday) on bookit.com for Castle in the Sand. The rate was for a "city view" room, and because of a few poor reviews here on TA, I was... More

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castleadmin, General Manager at Castle in the Sand Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the extensive review. We appreciate you taking the time to do so. Thank you so much for the glowing “positives”. We do understand about the elevator and the door opening to the 4th and 5th floors. The electric door is a great idea. Perhaps something we should investigate. Thanks again. More

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Additional Information about Castle in the Sand Hotel

Address: 3701 Atlantic Avenue, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City #23 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Premiere direct oceanfront family resort with desirable location on two blocks sun-kissed beach. Guest amenities include free wireless internet, Olympic pool with diving board, sand volleyball court, beach equipment rentals on-site, free kid’s activities, and live entertainment daily in season. Beach House dining offers a la carte breakfast and buffet breakfast daily. Coconuts Beach Bar offers open-air beachfront patio dining. Waitress service on our beach and pool deck. Take A Dip Ice Cream Shop open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. ... more   less 
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