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“Great location, awesome space, stuck in the 1980's” 3 of 5 stars
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Princess Royale Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842   |  
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Ranked #7 of 107 Hotels in Ocean City
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Great location, awesome space, stuck in the 1980's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Having traveled to Ocean City hundreds of times in my life, I have always wanted to try this hotel. Great location on 92nd street. On site parking is a great feature. Valet is available. We were allowed to park our car after 1P on the day of our check-in and use the facilities, but not check in until 4p, which is their regular check-in time. It was so nice to get some beach time and have a place to change and use the facilities as needed. The front desk stay was adequate. They didn't really offer directions or welcome, but were fine. There is a very small gift store in site and a convenience store which we found handy. We did not eat at the restaurant which is located in the basement, Oceanside, but we did get some drinks at the bar. Reasonably priced with a limited selection. The indoor pool was awesome for our son. Warm water and oversized. There are even some arcade games to play too. The hotel offers hot tubs, saunas and an exercise room, but we didn't see this room. The other two we chose not to use, but were definitely there and in working order.

The rooms are spacious and half remodeled. Some of the furniture is beyond old and worn out and needs to be replaced. The decor in the suite and hallways were very 80's and even reminded me of a cruise ship or Las Vegas in the 70's...mirrors and funky carpet. The place was just ok clean. Mildew all over the bathroom. Things slightly falling apart. I know they are making a fortune there being right on the beach so it would really pay to just shut down for a few months and do an overhaul. Everywhere except inside the rooms was pleasant to look at.

If you are looking for a place to stay RIGHT on the beach, need an indoor pool for the kids or just have a large group and need space, this could be the place for you. I am not sure I would spend the money in season for a room here, but we got a great deal off season so well worth it just for the beach access.

As a note, two comment cards were left in the hotel with suggestions, but I received an email days later asking me to take the same surveys. They may want to streamline that process.

Room Tip: Waterfront condos will have the best view for the sunrise. We really enjoyed the second floor becaus...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have stayed at Princess on several occassions; I like that it is clean, smoke free, engaging Management if there are problems; those comfortable temperpedic beds, the perks of coupons; not to mention good food, [crab legs] and pizza delivered to room. Drinks were a little pricy, and I didn't appeciate the volkswagon "kids" all over the place during the week of the Wine Festival-not the hotels fault. Like the jacuzzi-needed it after pouring wine. I got good sunrise pictures when it was'nt too cloudy. I did'nt realize the spa was open.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hopatcong, New Jersey
1 review
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is on the beach I would highly recommend this place. we went in mid September and enjoyed it. There are lots of things nearby and is very comfortable.
and easy to relax and take in the beach. Oc Md is very clean and easy to get around. Summer Fest was a real treat and offered a lot to see.

Room Tip: Ocean front cabanas are the best room in the hotel
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
1 review
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have stayed at the Princess Royale on multiple occasions, and have never been dissatisfied. This trip during Sunfest was no exception. The oceanfront suite appeared recently remodeled, including a new LCD TV in the room. The view of the ocean was beautiful, and the beds with Temper-Pedic mattresses made for a comfortable, restful night's sleep. The free wi-fi worked quite well also. Even during Sunfest, the stay was rather quiet and peaceful, and there were plenty of parking spaces on the side streets and in the deck for visitors. There is a gift shop and a convenience store off the lobby, and in addition to Schooner's on the main floor, there are a number of restaurants and shops in the area surrounding the hotel. Looking forward to coming back next time I visit Ocean City.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Me and my fiancé arrived on September 20,2013. First thing we did was check out the balcony, then the king size temperpedic bed which we did not want to leave and the kitchen which was a home away from home. The location was right on the beach, the hotel had an heated indoor pool, and Jacuzzis on the patio. I went to the creative spa; it wasn't that big and extravagant but the pedicure that I received was really good I would go back again. Princess Royale Hotel is a place we will definitely go back to. 5 stars across the board!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is a nice place to stay. Their staff members were cordial and helpful. We were using this resort hotel for many years. There is a convenient free parking facility for customers. There is a nice indoor swimming and exercise facilities for customers.

With thanks,

(Mr.) Joy

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Claymont, Delaware
1 review
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have stayed here several times and each time is better than the one before. The rooms are a good size and the beds are very comfortable. The indoor pool and hot tub are a welcome change from the beach and the outdoor hot tub is great at night. The restaurant has great food and the lounge area is nice. I love the outdoor bar near the beach! The people at the front desk are very helpful and can usually help with directions and suggestions for places to visit.

Room Tip: Try to stay on the 3rd floor or higher to have a good view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Princess Royale Resort

Address: 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#4 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#7 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Princess Royale Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you want it all in Ocean City the Princess Royale is where you will want to stay! If you are a first time visitor or a loyal repeat guest you will love our 2014 upgrades! All 310 suites feature brand new carpeting, furniture, wifi and all new heating & AC! And, our multi-million dollar renovations of all meeting and banquet space is breathtaking; even more perfect for your wedding, meeting, convention or reunion. Not only do we have the perfect accommodations for you but we also have the perfect rates for any budget; AAA, AARP, Military, Super Summer Savers including daily breakfast for up to 4 people, Rodney specials including half off or even FREE nights in the Summer and even our famous Welcome Coupon; which provides FREE Thursday or Sunday nights in the off-season when staying Fri and Sat at standard rates. We have 30 2 & 3 bedroom condos as well as 310 two-room suites including a bedroom with choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds featuring the incredible Tempur-pedic mattresses as well as living room with comfortable sleep sofa. All suites have a fully equipped kitchen including fridge w/ice maker, microwave and cook top. We have everything for the perfect getaway for couples, families and groups from 7 to 700! Be sure to check out Schooner's Oceanfront Restaurant, indoor pool w/tropical Atrium, saunas and hot tubs, convenience/gift shops, complimentary wi-fi access in all suites, fitness room, complimentary covered self parking and valet parking in July & August. Also in July & August we host a nightly All-You-Care-to-Eat Seafood Buffet in addition to Ocean City's ONLY live comedy show--back for summer of 2014 by popular demand Monday-Saturday at 9pm nightly! Also back for July & August 2014 are FREE movies on our Beach every Thursday night Be sure to visit our new Creative Day Spa to complete your trip to Ocean City with a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, couples massage, body butter ecstasy wrap and more! We are the prefect place to do it all-- or do nothing-- your choice! The Princess Royale is a SMOKE FREE environment for your comfort and pleasure. At the Princess Royale the only thing we overlook...Is the Ocean! Our staff is committed to exceeding your expectations and we look forward to serving your hospitality needs on your next visit to Ocean City! See you soon at the beach! ... more   less 
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