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“great quality family time!! in the winter!!!!”

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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Ranked #5 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
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“great quality family time!! in the winter!!!!”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was soooo blown away at how comfortable and clean the accommodation was!! from the memory foam mattresses, to the abundance of towels.... the friendly and helpful staff, we had such an unbelievable get away, yes ocean city is a ghost town in the winter, but it was such a perfect getaway from busy New york! great family time! super relaxing and a definite do-again!!thank you for making our family time soo special!!

Room Tip: ask for the florida building, you will be right next door to the water park!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Making family memories...love it! With all the cold and snow that NY has had to endure we are glad that Ocean City and the FSK could give you all some time to relax together. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
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Hammonton, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great weekend getaway!! We all had a wonderful time. The room was comfortable and the staff friendly. We have 2 children 5 and 7 who couldn't get enough of the indoor pool. The snack bar at the pool was reasonable priced with choices for both kids and adults. Free Movie rentals for your room & daily scheduled movies for all. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone with small children, probably not the best choice for kids preteen+.
Close to Food, Shopping and the Shore.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your honest comments. We are trying to fill the teenage gap and we are very excited about our new project for the summer of 2015. We will be replacing our outdoor pool area with a new pool, mini golf, splash area called Shipwreck Cove. We are hoping to feature so teen zone time for this area of the property to help with that age bracket.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

I recently took my five year old son for a one night getaway to this resort. It was the beginning of February so I understood it's the off season and there wasn't as much to do. The indoor water park is what drew us to this spot. The water park was fun, especially because he is still young. It wasn't huge inside but for five yrs old it was cool. There were two down falls, it was a Saturday so it was really crowded and my eye are sensitive and they were burning from the amount of chlorine. The worker said they put more in when it's crowded. When it's in season they have a neat pirate ship water park outdoors. They also have a small golf course right outside, as well as bball court and arcade. The arcade is small. The location is perfect, directly across the street from the outlets and right before the bridge to go in to ocean city Maryland. We actually got lucky and it was a warm 50 degrees. I would definitely recommend this place to families, the rooms are spacious too.

  • Stayed February 2014
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you so much for writing! Our recreation staff blows the whistle every two hours so we can clear the pool and do water testing. The swimming loads can be high and we do our best to keep a safe, clean swimming area for all to enjoy. I am glad you had a mild 50 degree weekend. We have had a crazy cold winter and I for one can't wait till warmer temperatures arrive....Hope to see you then!

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This was our first visit with our Grandchild to the Resort and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and tidy along with the rest of the property. Staff was obviously interested in make are stay a pleasurable experience. Also, finally a hotel with a comfortable bed!! We had a great time swimming in the indoor pool which is nicely maintained. Hats off to the Resort!! We will be returning!!!

Room Tip: We chose a kitchenette which was in Florida Building attached to the indoor swimming pool. Even tho...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank you so much. I am a believer in the Tempurpedic Mattress. They deliver a great nights sleep. We are glad that you were able to have a wonderful time with your family. That is what it's all about!

See you again soon!

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Salisbury, Maryland
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Since we are locals and they have great local prices in the winter we took our kids here and they had so much fun. They loved the pool area and did not want to leave, we had a really great family time there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Our locals package is a great way to have a staycation. Especially with the winter we have had so far!! Thank you for taking the time to write. We hope to see you again soon!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been staying twice each year once in the summer and winter. We love the place especially the indoor pool but as our kids get older they get really upset that they can't use the hot tub and we don't go in either because it upsets them even more. They have been to Florida and on cruises and have always been able to use the hot tub even in Disneyworld. Since our kids spend so much time in pools we sorry to say we will have to start looking at other resorts in oc that allow children to use their hot tubs.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
The hot tub question we have heard other families question and I will give you our take plus some exciting news for 2015. It can be a safety issue when kids go from the swimming pool to the hotter temperatures of a hot tub. The places you listed have a lower spa temp which we considered since we are family oriented. The reason we have declined it two fold: first kids do have accidents and in such a small enclosure the down time to fix the issue is problematic. Second many adults have expressed that they like having the adult atmosphere and conversation in the hot tub area.

That being said we will be replacing the outdoor pool and putt putt area in 2015 with a new pool, snack shack bar and mini golf. It will be called Ship Wreck Cove and it will feature a pirate themed golf and pool decking with a family hot tub at a lower temp along with an adult only hot tub. We are very excited about this new upgrade and renderings will be on display this summer!

Hope we can keep you part of the FSK Family

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Annemarie Dickerson
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

My grandchildren loved the indoor pool in January. What a great treat at that time of year. They had a blast. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was very relaxing to have an adult beverage at poolside while the lifeguards patrolled and kept an eye on the kids too. It's only a few blocks from the beach and we went there for a little look see too even though it was January. They have mini golf and a restaurant and game room and features we did not use in our short stay but we'll return in the summer. Rooms are nice with a big fridge and microwave and safe and nice comfy beds with lots of pillows.

Room Tip: we were all the way in the back - seemed a good spot to be with kids
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
We think we have something for everyone here and so glad you agree. Making memories is what we hope to give our families the opportunity to do!

See you again soon
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Property: Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Address: 12806 Ocean Gtwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-9546
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Scott Key Family Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 232
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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 
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