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Pennsylvania
Reviewed December 6, 2016

A very nice, moderately priced place to stay when visiting the Ocean City area. Staff is very friendly and helpful, shower water is hot and long lasting, rooms are always very clean. Room service really does a lot for this place, it's one of the few places that I stay where I try to leave a nice tip for room...

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

Thank you! We really do have a great housekeeping staff that takes alot of pride in our property. We know that Ocean City has many wonderful options when traveling here and we appreciate your family choosing us! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed December 5, 2016

We took a quick 2 night stay down to OCMD with my children for my birthday. This hotel was recommended by a friend as a very kid friendly/family friendly resort. We absolutely loved it. The indoor pool was perfect for my kids and we enjoyed watching them play. Our room was small, but very clean and well stocked. The only...

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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 so pleased that your friends recommended us...it is our greatest compliment! We look forward to you all coming back again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Delaware
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We went for 5 days mid November and there were only a hand full of people there. We had the building to ourselves for 3 days. It's much cheaper than in season. We had a room with 2 beds & a pull out couch. The room was decent. The heater was noisy but we managed. The front desk was always...

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

Thank you for such a great overall review! Ocean City and the Francis Scott Key Family Resort are different to visit in November as our beautiful beaches are without the warm sun but we offer an opportunity for opportunities for family's to enjoy each others company at the Caribbean Key indoor pool. This past weekend the boardwalk was busy with...

Ellicott City, MD
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this review at 3:26am while I'm still staying here and I can't wait to check out! My whole body is itching and I have a headache from terrible odor of this room. It was my mistake to relying on high reviews, neglecting the fact that it's very old motel. If I were the management, I wouldn't put any...

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

When we received this review I was able to contact the guest to get her direct feedback. Though not pleasant to get a less then stellar review it's important to learn from each experience. This guest was a Groupon guest that received a $79 total rate. Though the Groupon rates are discounted the guest should expect and receive a positive...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed November 17, 2016

This little getaway turned into a disaster for me. My boyfriend and 15 month old daughter stayed in the Ohio building. First off, I requested a crib when booking and there was no crib. Then my trip was shortened because my first night there I woke up itching. I thought at first it might have been mosquitos but then I...

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

Though the number of instances are very very rare as we have welcomed over 40,000 guests this year alone it does happen not only to hotels but airplanes, movie theaters, daycare, hospitals and just about anywhere people congregate. Bed bugs do not just appear they are brought in by guests and their suitcases or belongings. Because of this we are...

Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I have been going here since 2010. Its great for kids of all ages mine are 14,13, and 8 now. They have the indoor out door pool and a shuttle bus to take you to the board walk. They even do themed events. I would highly recommend this hotel for family fun.

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

Thank you so much! We do like to think we have something for everyone! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Looking forward to your next visit! Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Church Hill, Md
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Francis Scott Key Resort is A #1 in my book. My son rode his bike 100 miles for childhood cancer in honor of his 7 year old son who was born with a brain tumor. FSK was the ONLY resort in Ocean City that offered us a reduced fee. They had a "Welcome Back" sign on our door and made...

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

Thank you! Sadly, we are very connected in our family with cancer so we try and do our part! We appreciate what your family is doing to raise money and awareness and we hope to see you all again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This is out 5th time staying here. I run ocean training seminars and have had up to 20 college age students in attendance. It is conveniently located just this side of the bridge into OC. The rooms are great. Plenty of room for 4. They are clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and always ready to help. Any problems...

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

Thank you! I love walking our property and seeing so many Welcome Back signs on our doors... we really do have the best, loyal guests by far! We know our guests have choices on where to stay and we truly appreciate you coming back! See you again soon! Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Prince Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We have been staying here for the last five to six years had to miss 2014 due to my husbands heart surgery. The rooms and staff are great, looking forward to coming back next year either in the spring or fall or maybe both.

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

We are so blessed to have our return cruisers each year! We would love to have you both spring and fall! We have some great winter packages so maybe we will see you before then! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Hollywood, Maryland
Reviewed October 21, 2016

we have stayed here for 4 out of the last 5 years for the Endless summer car cruise in October Didn't stay here in 2014 only because one of our daughters would not change her wedding date. nice older resort where all the staff are very friendly and helpful . Rooms clean, nice indoor pool and hot tub.. For us...

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

Thank you for thinking of us during Endless Summer Car Cruise! We love to be able to walk the property and see all the beautiful cars throughout. We are blessed to see so many familiar faces each year...it's like a reunion! See you again soon! Annemarie Dickerson Owner

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Year-round family resort offering affordable rates and packages surrounded by many free amenities creating a unique, fun, memorable vacation trip and experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Francis Scott Key Family Resort

Address: 12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: $115 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Scott Key Family Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 232
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Also Known As:
Francis Scott Key Family Hotel Ocean City
Francis Scott Key Motel
Francis Scott Key Hotel Ocean City Md
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#7 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
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“Ask for the Florida Building!!”
 of 5 bubbles barryhS7495CT, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“If your looking for a quieter room ask for 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles jemz1092, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I always go with the kitchen room bigger and you can save on money”
 of 5 bubbles ndcusick, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the main building - second floor. It was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Z3060VAkarenb, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“we like the cabin rooms because you feel like you have your own personal parking spot right outside your door”
 of 5 bubbles jopper1957, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
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