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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Ranked #3 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 29, 2010

My sister and I took our kids and had a great time. So much to do -2 pools, minigolf, vollyball, basketball, and activites all weekend on the resort property. Easy shuttle to the beach that isn't shared with other resorts. Pirate themed pool w/movies is indoors so your vacation isn't a bust if it rains. Outdoor pool too. Nice mini breakfast bar. Close to so many offsite recreation activities and across the street from the outlets. Price is the best. My friend took his family without a reservation and shopped around for hotel prices when he got there. He stayed at the FSK after shopping for a better hotel deal in OC; it was the best resort hotel rate. His kids didn't want to leave. Also tempra-pedic beds. That's the best sleep in a hotel I ever had.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2010

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review of the FSK Family Resort. We have been working all winter in upgrading our property in the hopes of helping be a part of some new Ocean City memories and traditions. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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Annemarie Dickerson
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

The rescort was really nice and family orianted. The weekend kinda sucked because it rained that weekend, so some of the outdoors were off limits. But the indoor pool and serivce was great and very friendly. Very helpful with directions and questions. We are coming back for a family vacation in the summer.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2010

We are so glad that we have the indoor pool to offer when the weather doesn't coopereate. We are looking forward to sunny weather and enjoying the outdoor amenities that we can offer our guests. Thank you for your post and we look forward to your next stay!

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Reviewed January 22, 2010

My friend and I have both stayed at FSK various times over the last few years. We have two 4 year-old boys who love the indoor pool. We decided that it would be fun to take them Ocean City and stay the night there (as it is only an hour from where we live). We made the reservations for Wednesday, as that is the ONLY day of the week that works for both of us, only to arrive at FSK to be told that the pool is not open during the week. Why else would we stay there, otherwise in January, if not for the pool? & why would they not state on the internet that the pool is not open during the week, since it is their main attraction? The person at the desk refunded our money, even though she said she was reluctant to do so. We ended up staying at a hotel with a pool on the beach for cheaper (& the room was much nicer). I do not plan on staying at FSK, again.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2010

I am sorry for any confusion this guest may have experienced. We have limited hours in the off season on the weekdays as we are very slow. It is posted on our Caribbean Key portion of the website but it is not clearly defined on the main page and will be changed. This is the first winter we have shortened our hours and I sincerely apologize for this guests inconvenice. We have been remodeling this winter and our offices, Main lodge and guest rooms are all being updated and we are dedicated to making our guests vacations as memorable as possible. Please contact me directly about and future reservations and I will handle your stay personally from start to finish. Thanks again for taking the time to write!

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Reviewed January 21, 2010

It looked like a great deal on the internet, but a slight caveat to some travelers:

it is not a resort. it is a MOTEL with a large indoor pool.

the rooms were mediocre and outdated.

it looks great for some familys, but go to one of the waterfront hotels in ocean city for a true resort experiance.

O, and to the management:

local tv/radio also advertised a "locals package", and that sounded kind of like a rent-by-the-hour thing when you hear it or see it.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2010

We are sorry that this guest felt like we are being deceptive. We try and give our guests plenty to do without paying too much. Our summer guests enjoy a different atmosphere then our winter guests as many of our amenities are weather related. 90 of our guest rooms not to mention our Main Lodge are in the process of being renovated so the out of date hopefully won't apply. It is because of information like this review that we base our decisions and direction to follow so thank you for taking the time to write. We hope that you enjoy Ocean City MD this summer.

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Reviewed January 19, 2010

We stayed three nights and had a wonderful time. The motel was very clean and the staff very friendly. The kids loved the indoor pool and the lifeguards were all great with the kids. We only live about two hours away and we are planning on going back - it was a great winter break! Looking forward to our next trip there!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2010

We love it when our guests enjoy their stay. We hope that you can come back and stay again soon. We have been working hard to update 90 rooms and our Lodge so on your next visit we hope you see some positive changes! Thanks for writing!!

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Reviewed January 17, 2010

We stayed here for a weekend in August and plan to return for our family's summer vacation in 2010. We loved everything about the place except that the rooms and bathrooms were a bit outdated. Our only other complaint was that we had some issues with booking multiple rooms online and instead had to have each individual family book separately. We're used to booking all at once to make sure that we don't have problems with the rooms but this was a minor thing.

A huge plus to FSK are the resort amenities. Normally we go to Myrtle Beach as we feel that OC does not offer as good a value for the astronomical rates. This year funds did not allow for this and we thought that our vacation would suffer. Boy were we wrong. The kids loved FSK as much as they have loved all of our MB trips. The only difference was a lack of a lazy river but the pirate sprayground made up for it. Our hope is that FSK stays reasonably price now that they have started to climb the ranks of the OC hotels. We would hate to have to find another vacation spot.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2010

Thanks for your input. We are discussing ways to make it easier for our groups to book. Our buildings are designed with each building having the same layout and many of our groups like to have a variety of rooms types. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. When making plans for this summer you can call me directly and I will handle your stay! We hope to see you in 2010!

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Reviewed January 15, 2010

We first stayed for one night in 08 and I thought the place was great for kids. I came back the next year with the freedom fighter special with the 1 year old and 2 1/2 year old. My kids love the pools. The indoor pool is a great option if its a rainy day. Hotel provides wings for the children which is great. The boat area is the best. I even have fun going down the slide with my children, who enjoy me doing so. The rooms were a little outdated but the extra comfy bed made up for it. I plan on coming back evey year until my little ones are tired of it. I for get the mention the shuttle that takes you to the beach and picks you up, this is a major plus.

I would suggest maybe having a little activies for the children.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2010

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have been working hard all winter with updating our Lodge, 90 guest rooms and a new Diner for our guests. We will offer childrens programs again this summer...And the beds are great...Thanks for taking the time to write....

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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:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: $87 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Scott Key Family Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 232
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 
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