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Francis Scott Key Family Resort

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12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an overnight stay here at FSK - and it was just not enough! It was our first time in Ocean City and it was just beautiful! FSK is indeed a family resort, it is very good if you have younger children. Not in the boardwalk but they do offer shuttle services. The outdoor pools were crowded but then... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hopefully next time you can stay longer. We begin taking reservations for 2016 on October 1! We have rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people with and without kitchens. When you book early you save! We hope you all will come back and visit with us again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

goldens Bridge, New York, USA
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made our reservations after reading some great reviews on Tripadvisor. One of our best family vacations ever! The rooms were reasonably priced and the whole place was clean and well kept up. Our rooms were updated and spacious with a balcony overlooking the pirate splash playground. A lot of fun for my youngest. The indoor pool was the favorite... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write! We love that your kids had a great time...As summer is coming to a close we are so happy that the Francis Scott Key was part of your 2015 memories! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have driven by this place probably for five straight years, but from the street, it doesn't look like much. The secret is what lies inside. This place lives up to it's name, a resort. You can come here for vacation and not drive the entire week. The indoor pool is absolutely awesome! There is a great snack bar, ample... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you.. we have many guests that are amazed when they drive through our property. We have 14 acres here and many people think we are just the Main building that they see from the highway! We are so glad that you found us! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here with my friends and their large, extended family. We stayed in two of the 2 bed bungalow houses and they were just perfect and had everything that we needed. Each house was clean and freshly painted and there was air con and fans in the bedrooms. A cleaner came every day and thoroughly cleaned the entire house... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are meeting with the company that supplies our WIFI service as we do need to improve in this area. Each year the demand for more service grows faster then the equipment we have... though believe it or not we keep expanding and upgrading. The days of one device to check your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my 2nd time coming here. Last time was 3 yrs ago. Had a surgery and decided to bring my 10yr old again. Love the improvements. However, I was a little disappointed with how unclean my bathroom looked. The bottom of the tub could use some bleach. The toilet had what appeared to be water stains. Although not a... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest comments. We pride ourselves on being a clean property and I apologize we were not up to par. I have passed this onto our housekeeping Manager. We are replacing flooring in many of our bathrooms and kitchens this winter along with updating carpet and painting in 52 rooms. We appreciate the honest feedback! See you... More 

Mount Vernon, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far exceeded my expectations. Lots of stuff to do: outdoor pool, spray ground, indoor pool, mini golf, movie night, arcade, etc. Room was great with dinette and fridge/microwave and had a balcony! Diner on location was perfect. Great people and food. Would definitely stay there again.

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad that your family was able to enjoy so many of our amenities! Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Rockville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was extremely family friendly with a variety of entertainment options. Great for kids of all ages. Perfect place to stay to get away from the hustle of the beach but still have easy access. Very disability friendly. Will return.

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We try to be aware of all our guests needs and we appreciate your kind words. We hope that we will be able to see you all again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been coming here since 1980. SInce the first change at the Delaware BLDG to a pirate ship water park, and now the big pool has changed to another childrens area for the most part, there is no place for the adults to swim. A 4 foot deep pool is unacceptable, come there to relax and swim, use the pool and... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

I had the opportunity to speak directly with this guest but he did not mention any of the concerns listed here as we were focused on an issue that occurred with his truck hitch. I later found out he had mentioned the issues with our pool to our Front Office Manager. He did write his concerns on both a written... More 

Westminster, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our now 3rd annual trip with our 2 grandsons now age 5. FSK is always so much fun. The newest addition is the outdoor pool. Always plenty of seating around and in the pool. New bar and snack bar with lots of options. From the indoor pool to the splash ground to the playground and so much more... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you. We are family owned and our team is very proud of what we have to offer here at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort. We listen and learn from the input of our guests and we are always trying to give our guests a great and memorable family experience! See you all soon!! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Glen Burnie, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For us it's all about our Family. When my wife and I wanted to take our first Family trip as a 'new' family, it was to Ocean City, Maryland. The event? The Cruisin' Convention 95'; one of the largest car shows east of the Mississippi River. When I searched the internet to find the best place with the best price,... More 

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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review

10 years! Wow.. thank you! One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to catch up with so many families each day that are really now part of the Francis Scott Key Family Resort family! We hope that we are part of many more future memories!! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

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