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Castle in the Sand Hotel

3701 Atlantic Ave 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842-3338
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#33 of 114 hotels in Ocean City
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
ATM on site
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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67Somewhat walkable
Grade: 67 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ewolinski wrote a review Jan 14
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I would like to take this opportunity to recommend to the readers of Trip Advisor the Castle In the Sand Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. This is an excellent hotel. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, they have a an excellent restaurant, a huge pool and the rates are very attractive. I plan on taking my family back there this coming summer.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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K8140UFlaurah wrote a review Jan 8
Gaithersburg, MD1 contribution
Native Marylander and very familiar with Ocean City and the surrounding Delaware Beaches. I even have experience with Castle in the Sand & Coconuts so I thought I knew what I was getting when I booked at this hotel last July. I booked because we wanted Ocean Front, good location, on-site restaurant and family amenities. On paper, Castle in the Sand had it. We experienced rude hotel guests that included yelling from the balconies, fights on the beach (requiring both hotel security and calls to the Ocean City police), being yelled & cussed out for parking too long as we loaded & unloaded our car in the guest loading zone to take stuff to the room (my husband was in a cast). Never again .. unless it is for music & happy hour and without children of any age.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Ramchallenger wrote a review Oct 2020
maryland41 contributions18 helpful votes
It had been more than a few years since we have been to Ocean City, Castle in the Sand had been our go to place in past years. We had enjoyed staying there due to location, ocean front rooms and the Coconuts Bar and Grill. The room was clean as expected the office personnel and hotel staff were very nice, friendly and accommodating when interacting with them. The only thing that concerned us was what looked like mold on the ceiling of our room, so due to this I’m not sure we will be using the a Castle anymore. I don’t like to give bad reviews especially in this day when business’ are struggling.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Andrew K wrote a review Oct 2020
Chantilly, Virginia1 contribution
Believe it or not this was one of the best places I stayed in my first few times there. Plenty of room for you and friends. Beautiful view of the beach and very close to the boardwalk. I would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Angel J wrote a review Aug 2020
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The staff were very friendly and the hotel was very safety conscience in the midst of the pandemic. Our room was clean and the view from the oceanfront side was breathtaking! Coconut's was a pleasant surprise and maintained an island vibe with the live music and fresh drinks. We will definitely be staying there again!
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Date of stay: August 2020
$93 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle in the Sand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ish Boutique (0.2 miles), K-Coast Surf Shop (0.2 miles), and The Sandbar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anthony's Beer and Wine, Barn 34, and Shotti's Point.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castle in the Sand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Castle in the Sand Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Main Street Berlin (8.5 miles), Calvin B. Taylor House Museum (8.6 miles), and Transpeninsular Marker (6.1 miles).
Does Castle in the Sand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Castle in the Sand Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.