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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Ranked #3 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“kids loved it, good location”
Reviewed June 30, 2010

Kids loved the pools, water slides, free mini-golf, etc. Location is nice, especially with the shuttle bus to take you over to the boardwalk.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2010
I am so glad we made our target audience happy...KIDS! We hope the entire family enjoyed our property! Hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely
Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 23, 2010

We had a wonderful vacation thanks to FSK motel. We have a 2 yr old child and FSK has some many amenities that help us met all our needs. We had a blast.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
We are so pleased that your family enjoyed your stay. We hope that we become a family tradition! Thanks for writing!

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Annemarie Dickerson
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baltimore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 23, 2010

i have been going to ocean city for 28 years and i have to rely on who ever drives me there, and then wait until that someone wante to drive to the boardwalk. when i went to francis scott key last year because my friend recommended it i was extremily impressed with the shuttle because i dont drive and i could go to the boardwalk whenever i wanted and when the weather was nasty there is still so much to do there at fsk and you dont find that in any other hotel in o.c. I am constantly telling everyone i talk to about this wonderful place My two grandchildren had a blast. and so did this 61 year old Grandmother. i would like to know if you could tell me what window company did your windows on the outside iam getting ready to get new windows and was impressed with their work

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
Thank you for your review. We love when we can please our guests from multiple generations. Our shuttle service is an easy and cheap way for our guests to enjoy Ocean City without the hassle and expense of parking!

We purchased our new windows for the Main Lodge from Bradco.

Hope to see you soon!
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Annemarie Dickerson
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2010

I read review after review and was really excited about staying at the FSK, and overall it was nice but just wasnt right for our family. Two adults, 9 yr old child.

First when I arrived to check in, the girl at the desk was somewhat rude. I forgot my ID but had the credit card I used to book the room. With an attitude she explained the policy to check in. ( I dont mind the explanation or reminder but did not appreciate the belittling) After retrieving my phone to show her the confirmation email, again with an attitude she stated, "right here in the email it says what you needed to have."

Onto the room, it was one of the remodeled rooms but still had slight stingy odor to it. AC was not on nor refrigerator as some hotels have ready when new guests are to check in. No curtains, just blinds. The beds were very uncomfortable, and they are double. So if you are taller then 6ft they are not right for you at all. Ideal for kids of course, which is what this place is about.

Putt Putt is just small "greens." No obstacles, not fun, my daughter quit after six holes.

The indoor pool is great. Very clean, always towels for use, warm water, fun environment. Only issues was a lifeguard that goofed off and flirted with the under age 18 girls in the hot tub (no one under 18 is allowed) Also a large group of adults that were allowed to take up much of the pool for a long time. My daughter and others were afraid to play and go down slide. The pool is pretty much set up for kids, and I felt this should not have been allowed. Maybe a seperate area/pool just for adults?

Outside pool was clean, pool bar was nice. Playground nice. Shuttle bus service was perfect. Grounds are clean, could use signs on property to point you to pool, pond, buildings etc.

To me its not really a family resort but a place specifically for younger children. I would recommend this to a family with younger children, 8 or less

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
First of all thank you for writing and giving your honest comments. We do take them very seriously. No excuses if our desk staff was rude. Your review has been printed for our desk staff and we will use this as a learning tool. We do usually have the AC units on for arrivals unless they specify "late" as we are trying to conserve during peak hours. The refrigerators are always instructed to stay on unless they are defrosting. All of our mattress's are Temperpedic which has had a wonderful response from our guests but as all things they will not be a perfect fit for all. Our putt putt green does have obstacles but it is admittedly not full of animated or exciting decorations. We built this so our guests would have a free family activity for all ages. Our lifeguard situation was an issue and has been handled. It should not have happened and we are sorry that your family and all our guests did not receive the attention that this important job requires. We do try and offer our guests of all ages activites and fun. Thank you for your comments and we will learn from your comments!

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Annemarie Dickerson
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Lindenhurst, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 20, 2010

this hoel is not like other hotels........ it has basketball,miniglof.playground, indoor and outdoor pool, water slide, and the kids can play manhunt,,,,,,, that way while i relax i know my kids are safe because there either playin manhunt or shooten the hoops or hitten the pool................ this is a very safe hotel with exelent room service and mouth watering food im coming here from june to july so my kid will be hittin the pool..

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
Wow...what a compliment! We have worked hard to try and make our property a place where kids can have fun and parents can relax. We are looking forward to seeing your family June - July. Thanks again for writing!

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2010

Stayed here over holiday weekend and would definitely stay again. Stayed in a quieter area along the side in the front of the property. The check in was easy, the people very nice and helpful, and the room very comfortable and roomy. The location of hotel was great for our trip to Chincoteague the next day. There are several pools and a restaurant on side. The food was good and cheap.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
We are so glad that you were pleased with your stay! It is also nice to hear that you enjoyed lovely Chincoteague as well. We have many National treasures tucked all around us! Come back and visit soon....

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Wellsville, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 12, 2010

This will be our 4th year and it's the best.We come as a family with about 15 of us.And we truly have the time of our lives,just relaxing and letting everyone do what they want.We think it'sworth our time and money to drive from N.Y.Thanks so much we'll see you again in august. Bonnie

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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fskinoc, Owner at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
Bonnie,

Thanks for making the drive from NY! We strive to make our families welcome and want to return to their home away from home. We will see you in August!!

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Annemarie Dickerson
Owner
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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 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Top resorts 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
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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