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Castle in the Sand Hotel

3701 Atlantic Avenue, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Ranked #21 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa L Locust Valley, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Locust Valley, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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

Elmira NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castle in the sand is your average hotel. Here are the perks: location, beach waitress service, fun bar, live music, pool, pleasant staff, clean although aged, food, secure and safe, smelled fresh, comfortable beds, quiet at night! Areas of opportunity: Water temperature and drainage in the shower need to be improved. Bathrooms could be updated. Outlets could be more numerous... More

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

Thanks for your review. We have to disagree that our hotel is average, for just the reasons that you state. We look forward to returning and hope to improve on our average opinion of us. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Castle in the Sand! Plenty to do on premises for young children, especially with the huge pool, beautiful beach & free kids activities daily with lady Sunshine & lady J! Room well-kempt & newly remodeled. Location perfect. Staff very friendly & accommodating. We will definitely return next year!

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

Thanks so much for the review. We think The Castle is a special place for kids. Lady Sunshine and Lady J are the best. Our guests can enjoy them Sunday through Friday from 2 PM until 6 PM. She offers a variety of activities for kids from facing painting to storytelling. We look forward to your return. Thank You. More

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in an oceanfront room in the Waverly Castle. The convenience to the beach is unbeatable. If you choose a first floor room, you can walk through your sliding glass doors onto the sand. However, the view of the ocean from the first floor is blocked by the sand dunes. We chose a higher floor for the view of... More

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

Thanks for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed yourself. You are correct, the mahi tacos are amazing. We appreciate your kind words as well as letting us know where we can improve and make your stay more comfortable. More

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to OCMD my entire life. Literally - my grandparents bought a condo at Sovereign Seas when my mom was pregnant with me (right across the street from Castle) and I've never missed a summer in OCMD. Usually I stay at their place, but I had a group of 6 friends and didn't want to impose on my... More

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

Thanks for the review and thank you for pointing out some good things as well as areas that needed improvement during your stay. We are sorry if you felt the bathroom was not clean enough. We would have been happy to re-clean anything and everything. We apologize for your inconvenience. We are happy that you would return to us. We... 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City #23 Family Hotel in Ocean City #23 Romantic 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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