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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rosedale, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my family and I 1st time staying at the FSK resort. It was a group of 10 of us. we had 4 rooms and we all loved every min. of this place from the room to the diner and all of the amenities. It is great for everyone. We planned on going to the ocean way more days... More 

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

Thank you! We do have a unique property as we are 14 acres so our families can spend a lot of time here enjoying our several amenities ...or hop on the shuttle and be on the beach and boardwalk in just a few quick minutes as we are only 1 mile away.. We are so thankful that your first time... More 

Crofton, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So, for $178 a night, reasonable by OC standards, we got a very spacious clean room. The original building, which we stayed is old, but extremely well-maintained and updated. On top of that, the amenities here are awesome! Children's pool and play area is a pirate ship theme. As is the outdoor pool (and bar) and the indoor pool. Free... More 

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

Thank you! We place a strong emphasis on providing a lot for our families to do with an affordable price! We have a great staff that works hard to keep our property maintained! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Aberdeen, Maryland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we go to ocean city every summer sometime twice and always stay at Francis Scott key. The kids love the indoor pool and we hang out there all day. Before they put in the shipwreck cove this year we never used the outdoor pool. This time we did we even come back from the boardwalk in the evening and stayed... More 

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

Thank you... we are so pleased with Shipwreck Cove and glad that your family enjoyed it as well!!. We will see you next time you visit! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

New Castle, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time staying there as recommended by a friend, and well worth it. Nice place, family friendly, courteous staff, very sociable guests, CLEAN resort! We only checked a few amenities as time was limited but will come back again. There is no group it doesn't fit to. Single family visit? Plenty of kids activities. Older teens? Free shuttle to and... 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 a review! We like to think we have something for everyone.. It is getting harder to find time as a family to gather together and vacation and we are working to give our guests lots of opportunities to rewind and enjoy! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Brentwood, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to FSK and what wonderful service yet again! Its grounds are spectacular with the pools and mini golf and the shuttle that brings you right to the boardwalk. I cannot wait to book next years trip!

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are working hard to give our guests a good value and memory making vacation! We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Shohola, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time staying a FSK resort and we absolutely enjoyed it. It was very clean and very friendly staff. Great family place. The amenities for the kids were also very good. Lots to do! The rooms can be updated but other than that it is a great family place!

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

Thank you for your comments! We are always in process of updating our rooms. We have been replacing carpet, painting, new bedding, new micro-fridges and soon we will tackle bathroom updates. Though having a clean comfortable room is a main priority we do place a large emphasis on creating amenities for our guests to enjoy that are all inclusive in... More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i have visited and stayed at the Francis Scott Key hotel several times but haven't been there for the past five years for various reasons. I had the occasion to go back when I decided on a last minute trip to Ocean City, MD and this was literally the only hotel with a vacancy that weekend. How pleased I was!... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! We have been busy since your last stay and we have been so happy with our guests response to our new Shipwreck Cove. We hope that you will think of the Francis Scott Key when returning to Ocean City! Sincerely, Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Lusby, Maryland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family has been staying at the Key now for about 6 years in a row. Our grand kids love it and don't want to go any where else. The new pool complex was awesome this year. We had the whole family, 4 rooms. Very family friendly,easy transportation to the beach and boardwalk.

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

Thank you... love when we have families all here able to relax and enjoy each other and make some memories! The Shipwreck Cove has been an awesome addition to our amenities here at the Francis Scott Key! Can't wait for year 7! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Francis Scott Key had very clean cottage style rooms with bath and shower. Our room had a microwave and dorm fridge which was helpful with some meds. We were able to get free ice at the lodge and took advantage of the on location 50's Diner for breakfasts. We did not have any kids along so did not use the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We love when guests of all ages enjoy their stay with us! Our WIFI is great for checking emails but as this guest suggests we do not support streaming or downloading. We are constantly upgrading as the number of devices our guests rely on keeps growing! We hope to see you all again soon! Sincerely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I called for information and Prices. Looked at Hotels.com and just wanted to ask about the room. The gentleman on the phone was SUPERB! !!!!!!!!!! Walked me through the entire process and told me to book online to save a little extra. We ended up booking off the website and not the "cheaper " site. We wouldn't have saved any... More 

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

We are excited for your stay as well! We do have an awesome staff and I love to hear great comments about them! When booking on our website you do save 10% so its the best deal! See you in August Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

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