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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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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place, family friendly, beds very nice, bathrooms need work in back section. Very helpful, friendly staff. Restaurant on premises is ok. If you can walk a mile, you can walk to Boardwalk, in summer trolley runs, but not when we were there and walk was best choice to avoid crowded parking.

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has really changed, Have stayed here quite a few times over the years and will tell you the staff has always been nice, that has been a constant. Along with Assateague, the only good things about being in this area. West OC is doing its been impersonation of Ocean City, too congested and overpriced. 4 stars for the... More 

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

It is true we are not the same area as when the Francis Scott Key was built in the 50's! We are blessed to have many choices for shopping and restaurants very close around us and our shuttle bus into town is a convenient and free way to get to the boardwalk and beach! We take great pride in our... More 

Edgewood, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time staying at this resort and I loved it. I will stay there again. I saw a great deal on groupon and booked the room and was not disappointed. The indoor was great. The kids loved it

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

We have been introduced to a lot of new faces through Groupon! We are hoping they all become familiar ones in the future! Thank you for taking the time to write! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it. The owners pay strict attention to detail. Our room was meticulously clean. The beds were super comfortable (two queens in our room, plus kitchenette). We visited during the off-season and used the indoor pool. I could see this as a very agreeable option for those of us who need to stay out of the sun during peak... More 

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

We are so glad that we are a part of your America re-connect! We have great comments about John and we are blessed to have him and a great staff in general! We do offer white noise machines at the front desk for our guests...not that noise should be an issue. I apologize for the inconvenience. I hope you will... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the newest, nicest rooms but great amenities and clean. Would have gave it 5 stars id I didn't have to have my room re-keyed 3 times and been bothered by the noise once or twice, but no other complaints. I have a 3 and 2 year old and they absolutely loved this place. The indoor pool was a huge... More 

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

Thank you for your comments... Modern technology can be great but when it has glitches...ugh! Sorry for the inconvenience! We are super excited for the new Shipwreck Cove. It has been a journey with our guests watching it come alive... we look forward to you family coming back to enjoy! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Bel Air, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a great place for a family of 4. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Indoor pool was a hit. We only stayed one night but will be returning for future OCMD trips. Located close to fun things to do (go karts, mini golf, Assateague State Park) but close to the boardwalk as well. Would... More 

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

We are so pleased that your family trip was a hit! We take pride in giving our guests the opportunity to relax and re-connect with the family! Thanks for taking the time to write! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in March. My kids 16 and 7 BOTH enjoyed the Francis Scott Key Family Resort. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable temper pedic mattresses ( best I have ever slept away from home), awesome indoor pool, movies playing every night with popcorn included, free dvd rentals, outlets across the street, the beach 2 miles... More 

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

Wow... Thank you so much! We are so blessed to have great guests and an awesome staff. The Budget Special is when you check in on Sunday and stay 5 nights the 5th one is free! You can call or book this online! See you back here soon! Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Harrington, Delaware, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our seventh trip to Francis Scott Key. My family loves it and this time I brought a group of kids. They loved the pool, movies, and especially the magic show! Looking forward to the new additions they are building, and can't wait til next year!

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

Thank you! We are going to continue to build value added extras in the off season for our guests. This past winter and spring we had magician shows, face painting, sponge bob meet and greets, Easter egg hunts and much more. We have great things planned for the fall, winter and spring of next year. First though we are busy... More 

Aberdeen, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have to stay at this hotel every time we go to OC because the kids love the indoor pool. The life guards are always very friendly with the kids. The kids love the slide. Also is the spray ground which they are upgrading this year. Also we like having the shuttle available so we don't have to look for... More 

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

We are all about Family Fun! We can't wait until your kids are able to enjoy the new Shipwreck Cove.... See you all in June! Thanks for your review! Annemarie Dickerson Owner More 

Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Its almost as if the development company who owned this hotel decided to put all their funding into the amenities and completely ignore the rooms themselves. The resort overall boasts an impressive amount of family fun activities that any age would enjoy. Being a rainy day in March, however, we mostly enjoyed the indoor pool and arcade, which was great.... More 

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

We are so pleased that your family was able to spend a night with us during Spring break. I would like to mention that we are not a development corporation but a husband and wife running our family business that has been in my family since 1972. I apologize if their was any type of smell or issue with your... More 

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