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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time here and we really enjoy this place for the little ones (Ones 5 and the other is 6). We had 2 12 years old who weren't so impressed but thats not surprising. (They did in fact enjoy the outside part last summer) The staff is pretty nice and check in and what not is easy....

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

Fun with the family.... that is what it is all about! We do try an have something for everyone and your correct in the summer when all our amenities are open we can just about hit every age! Thank you for taking the time to write and we look forward to seeing your family again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Millsboro, Delaware
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a self contained water-wonderland for the little ones. Although hard for us to pinpoint off the road (we had wanted it to be on the mainroad) it was a true nugget of joy. The room was spotlessly clean, and comfortable. The waterpark, although compact, was clean and warm. The lifeguards were attentive, and the kids interacted with them...

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

Love the true nugget of joy comment....it made my day! I will pass on the great comments to our lifeguards! The outlets are a great shopping option and we also have great restaurants surrounding us as well! Thanks for taking the time to write! Annemarie Dickerson Owner

West Berlin, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at FSK a few times for my daughters softball tournaments. I now go every year for a week for family vacation!! I love the atmosphere and so does my family. The pools are awesome!! I love the new outdoor pool the most. The rooms are clean (and I'm a germaphobe). Everyone that works there is super friendly....

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

Thank you for your great review! We love our softball families and can't wait for your return! We know our guests have many wonderful vacation choices and we are thankful that you see the Francis Scott Key Family Resort as your choice! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Middletown, Maryland
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Before you read I'd like to admit that I am a complete hotel/resort snob. If I'm going on a vacation I like sparkling clean, luxurious, classy accommodations. Took the kids for one night to use the indoor pool in the middle of the winter when spring fever hit. Pool was nice but the chemical/chlorine intensity and smell gave me a...

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

Thank you for your comments. It is true that we are not a luxury classy resort but what we strive to be is a clean, affordable family resort where guests can come together and relax. Though the number one job of the lifeguards is to be focused on the safety of our swimmers, they should not be unapproachable or look...

Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We are locals who decided to stay here for a night to try the indoor water area. Pros: The rooms are very clean and nice size. I really liked the decor - it's very fresh and pretty. The water park is fine. It looked clean. Tons of towels! The concession stand at the water area is nice, faster than I...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write. Our locals package is very popular because in the off season here we do not have as many options for activities. Our indoor pool is 6000 square feet and since we realize it is the main reason guests come here in the winter we limit our guest room occupancy to just 100...

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great for families. Indoor pool was wonderful for my son. Rooms were really clean and provided everything we needed. Also the additional cool kids activities were a plus. family night movie was great with popcorn and sweets.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The resort is fantastic for families. The indoor pool and pirate ship is a blast. The outdoor pool is way too small for the amount of visitors on an August weekend 100 degrees out. We caught a stomach bug while in Ocean City the whole family got ill. I cant blame the illness on the resort but its death by...

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

We are so glad that your family enjoyed our amenities here at the Francis Scott Key! It is true that those 100 degree August days made our three swimming pools very popular. On most summer days we have a mix of guests using our shuttle to the beach and boardwalk along with our pools but I think the extreme heat...

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with two teenagers. The place seems great for families with younger children as it is geared towards little kids (small mini golf area, kids movie night)...not much for big kids to do other than swim. The onsite restaurant was closed for the season so we didn't get to eat there even though it looked cute. The size of...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do try and have something for all ages here but the off season is different as many of our amenities are not open. No excuse for a musty smell. In the future let us know straight away as we could have moved your room. We have very reasonable rates...

Baltimore, MD
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went to FSK in Late November with my wife and kids. The price was reasonable. The local was very good. It was close to a shopping center, outlets, parks, Assategue Island, etc. It was also 10 minutes from the Ocean. The hotel had many activities for Christmas, movies for the kids, hot chocolate, etc. The staff was very nice...

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

Thank you for the great overview of the Francis Scott Key! We are working each winter in upgrades and improvements for our guest rooms and amenities. The major projects this winter are carpet upgrades, vanities, tile and shower upgrades in 32-60 rooms. We are also doing a massive WIFI install that should be completed by spring. We hope to see...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is our third or fourth visit during off season and have always enjoyed ourselves. When we checked in the front desk staff has always been warm and friendly. We had a small issue with other kids making noise and running around late at night, but they took care of it right away. The Indoor Caribbean Pool is always clean...

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

I will happily pass over the kudos to Tim. Our indoor pool the, Caribbean Key, is a great little winter escape for families to enjoy and connect! We will look forward to seeing you again in January! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Price Range: $155 - $348 (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
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocean City
#2 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#6 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
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