Francis Scott Key Family Resort

12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842, United States
+1 410 213 0088

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rate per night

8,8

Excellent
based on 1 532 reviews
Francis Scott Key Family Resort - Ocean City, MD, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 2,1 km
Location rating 9,4

Rooms

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Standard rooms

R1 098+

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Double bed
R1 098 per night
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Double bed
R1 288 per night
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Double bed
R1 536 per night
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Double bed
R1 759 per night

Double rooms

R916+

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Unknown
R1 139 per night
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Sofa bed
R1 676 per night
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Sofa bed
R1 882 per night
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Unknown
R916 per night
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R916 per night
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Unknown
R916 per night

Reviews

Pros

Traveller rating

403
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31
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2

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activities for the kids in 123 reviews
beds were comfortable in 50 reviews
close to the boardwalk in 13 reviews
family friendly in 70 reviews
great place in 15 reviews
indoor pool in 114 reviews
kids had a blast in 5 reviews
mini golf in 22 reviews
movie night in 9 reviews
movies and board in 8 reviews
reasonably priced drinks in 4 reviews
restaurant was closed in 22 reviews
shuttle bus in 50 reviews
staff was very friendly in 114 reviews
yr old in 5 reviews
  • Poor
    Oct 2019
    1,0

    Parking, location, maid was wonderful.....

    This is the second time I am writing this review. Not sure why the other one did not post and it took me quite a while to write so this one will be short. This was my 3rd time staying at the property and my 2nd review. Last review was very positive. This review will not be good and we will not be staying here again unfortunately. When I checked in they gave me a room in the lodge although I booked one of the state rooms as I have done in the past. Went upstairs and was shocked even horrified that this room would be rented to any guest. The odor was very bad, mildew/mold and I knew I would not be able to stay there without getting ill. The walls were peeling, the carpet was stretched, dirty and the comforters were disgusting. The light fixtures were actually rusty. I couldn't believe it nothing like we experienced on the past 2 visits. I went downstairs and just explained that the odor was such that I would like to change rooms. She was hesitant and stated that they may not have any other rooms although there was vacancy. I told her that we always stayed in the state building and she told me that booking.com gave us the lodge. I told her that I always used booking.com and always got the state room. I really couldn't stay in that room even if I have to eat the $622.00 charge and relocate to another hotel. I didn't say that to her, but I really could NOT stay in the room. She told me I could move rooms for an up charge of $41.00 and change. I didn't care what it cost so I agreed but I did tell her I didn't understand the lodge reservation as I truly believed I did the booking correctly. Actually I paid more this time that the 2 times in the past (which was no problem to me). I did check my reservation when I got home to find that I did book the state building as the picture of the room was on my reservation so I was overcharged.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    Family oriented. I love all the amenities that are available. The kids love it, even in the off season.

    Closing the indoor pool early on Sunday is not cool. The kids were pretty bummed out.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    The whole entire resort! Plenty to do on the resort facility without even going to the beach!

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9,0

    I loved the bed, it was so comfortable!!! The service was great and I enjoy the location.

    The toilet was not clean and there were ants on the dresser.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    Great place for family! It’s has plenty of nice amenities and has nice areas for walking.

    Room was a little musty smelling when we first arrived.

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About

Overview

The Frances Scott Key Family Resort opened on July 20th 1972 and was named for the author of the Star Spangled Banner, Frances Scott Key. The family owned hotel has 232 rooms as well as several large vacation homes. All rooms have coffee makers, in room safes, flat screen TV, and DVD players. The vacation homes can sleep up to 6 guests, have fully stocked kitchens, and large living rooms.

The Frances Scott Key Family Resort features a theme park like atmosphere with a sand valley ball court, arcade, miniature golf course, and pirate themed pool with water park. The Pirate Ship Spray ground is a water playground making it a perfect kids hang out with dumping buckets and water slides. Peg Leg Putt Putt has 9 beautiful holes surrounded by waterfalls, cannon, stream, octopus, skull cave, and treasure chest.

Shipwreck Cove is a Caribbean themed heated outdoor pool with a large pirate ship where the second floor contains seating for up to 75 guests and a dinghy themed hot tub. Caribbean Key is a indoor heated pool with retractable roof for beautiful summer days, pipe falls, dumping buckets, spouting whale, and water slide. Decorated with Island murals and palm trees this amusement park themed pool is sure to delight.

The Frances Scott Key Family Resort has several quick dinning options including the Surf Shack Pool Bar offering pizza, wings, ice cream, and frozen drinks. The Chicken and Rib Shack offers smoked ribs and chicken with all the sides. The RT 50 Diner is a family friendly 50s themed restaurant with burgers, fries, and shakes as well as a full breakfast menu.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,8 Excellent

based on 1 532 reviews

9,4

Service

9,4

Location

5,7

Breakfast

4,8

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Good shuttle service

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

ATM on-site
Business centre
Internet
Gift shop
Game room
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-conditioned
Fitness centre
Free parking
Playground
Designated smoking area
Free Wi-Fi
Terrace/Patio
Disabled access
Library
Golf

FAQs when booking at Francis Scott Key Family Resort

Does the Francis Scott Key Family Resort offer a poolside food and drinks service?
You won’t need to move from your seat if you’re feeling hungry as you relax by the swimming pool at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort. Guests spending the day at the Caribbean Key Indoor Pool can order both snacks and drinks from a bar menu. This service is available from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm every day during the summer season, and on weekends during the off season. A drinks menu is also available at the Shipwreck Cove and you can get served at the outdoor swimming pool all throughout its opening hours.
How can I get to the beach while staying at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
The Francis Scott Key Family Resort offers a free shuttle service that runs from the resort to the boardwalk beach area. The service runs daily throughout the summer season from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, and on special event days during the off season. Guests are welcome to bring their own beach chairs and umbrellas which they can take on the bus with them.
What sort of nighttime entertainment can I enjoy with my family at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids while staying at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort, you will love Movie Night which is held every night at 8:00 pm. You will be able to watch a different family movie each evening, and popcorn is also available to make the experience even more enjoyable.
Which accommodation should I pick when staying at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
The amenities on offer at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort are spread throughout the property, so the choice of accommodation building depends on your preferences in terms of activities. The main lodge offers smaller rooms but is close to the front desk, the movie room, the playground, the diner and the bus stop for the shuttle. On the other hand, the Florida and Carolina buildings are close to the indoor swimming pool, the barbecue area, the arcade and the fitness room.
How long can I use the amenities of the Francis Scott Key Family Resort on check out day?
While the Francis Scott Key Family Resort can’t guarantee a late check out, guests who would still like to spend their last day at the pool can do so as the resort will allow you to use the amenities until late afternoon on the last day of your stay even after you check out of your room. If you arrive early on your first day, you can also start using the facilities before the official check in time, you will just need to head to reception to collect your wristband prior to heading to the swimming pools.
How much is a taxi fare from the Salisbury-Ocean City Airport to the Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
If you are looking at getting a taxi to your accommodation, a taxi ride from the airport to the Francis Scott Key Family Resort will take around 35m, and the one-way fare will cost around $65. (Prices checked 26/06/19).

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Tanger Outlet Center 178 m
  • Antique Classic Car Museum 330 m
  • Baja Amusements 0,6 km
  • Ocean City Harbor 1 km
  • Grand Prix Amusements 1,4 km
  • Inlet Park 1,9 km

Getting around

Salisbury-Ocean City 35,2 km
Atlantic City 132,9 km
Camden Wyoming Wyoming, Delaware 95,5 km
Atlantic City 127,9 km

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