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12806 Ocean Gtwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-9546
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21/08/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 118 hotels in Ocean City
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Mini golf
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Water park
Fishing
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Tammy S wrote a review Sep 2022
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The Rooms are very old and out dated! Front desk is very rude. They did not want to help you in any way. The rooms that are in the main building look nothing like the pictures on the website. The rooms stink to high heaven. Do yourself a favor and take your business else where.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Francis Scott Key, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 1 week ago
I am sorry Tammy your experience here was not a good one. Our lodge is scheduled for room updates this fall and I am sorry our front office staff did not assist you properly. We will pass your comments along and look into this situation.
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Debbie L wrote a review Sep 2022
VIRGINIA BEACH18 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Had a wonderful time. The resort is old but well maintained. Indoor & Outdoor swimming pools, Hot tub,kiddie pool area ,slide in indoor pool too. Friendly & Helpful staff, Very clean. Their is a putt putt course,snack bars & pub, outdoor play area,picnic & picnic area. They have a shuttle bus that takes you to the boardwalk & will take you back as well. We gave some special needs for our daughter & they met those needs . It was a great experience. We will be back.I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Zakiry M wrote a review Sep 2022
Hamilton Heights, New York13 contributions15 helpful votes
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This was our first time here and I can honestly say that it was perfect. Everything was nearby, the staff was always friendly and answered any and all questions and we were minutes away from the boardwalk. I would recommend this to anyone with a family/children.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I stayed during the week, Mon-Thurs, it wasn’t packed with people, it wasn’t loud or irritating....
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2seniorcitizens wrote a review Aug 2022
Sayre, PA555 contributions200 helpful votes
We’ve stayed here several times and brought great-grandchildren this time. Rooms are adequate and there are many water activities to occupy the kids, we used the shuttle many times- so convenient for beach day. The one night- actually 2am- that the people above had a loud altercation we had to call security several times and did not sleep much that night. A big thank you to the manager who refunded our night’s charge without any hesitation and apologized for the problem. My one suggestion would be to stay on the second floor if you don’t mind the stairs because you hear everything down below. This is a fun place for young kids with 2 splash pads, an indoor shallow pool as well as an outside one and several other activities. The shuttle to the beach is a real plus and we used it many times with the driver accommodating our stroller and wagon with no problem. I’m sure we’ll return with the grandkids again
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay on the second floor to avoid the noise!
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EmilyB wrote a review Aug 2022
Staten island 103 contributions23 helpful votes
This review is specifically for people like myself who are drawn to the the “family resort” aspect of FSK but have never stayed here and don’t personally know anyone who has stayed here. I saw this resort on TripAdvisor and I thought it would be nice to book a family friendly resort for my toddler rather than stay closer to the boardwalk. The “resort” in the name FSK resort is grossly overstated. The rooms were very cheap compared to many other area hotels, but I wrongly assumed that was due to the location. The grounds themselves are ok. My son liked the splash pad. The outdoor pool is definitely too small for a resort of this size, and the indoor pool was gross. I did not utilize the shuttle service as I prefer to use my own car. The room was outdated, dingy and had a fly problem. The staff I encountered was mostly pleasant. I didn’t require any housekeeping services as it was a 4 night stay. I would request towels as needed and leave the do not disturb sign up. I was horrified to return to my room to find the door ajar. My “neighbor” told me she saw housekeeping enter my room. I had no idea why as the do not disturb sign was up. I checked the room and didn’t find that anything was missing. I called the front desk and was told they would look into it. I never heard back and when I checked out and brought it up, I was told it was probably because I left the door open. I strongly do not believe I had left the door open. I was put off by the callousness and lack of concern by the staff. In addition, although this is a “no smoking” and “no pets” “resort” I smelled marijuana multiple times every day and saw other guests walking dogs around. I hope this review helps another mom like me make an informed choice.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Heather Brunning, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 15 Aug 2022
I am terribly sorry this reviewer had a negative experience at our resort. Ocean City offers many hotels and amenities that vary at each one. Our property has been in existence for sometime so structurally we can not change much unless we completely gut the room and they can be compared as smaller rooms than hotels recently built but I have not heard them described as cheap. We do offer different levels of rooms and pricing and do have an older building that is the least expensive. I am pleased the staff she encountered was pleasant as expected and can only apologize for the lack of communication from the front office to a manager regarding her door problem. We are a non-smoking property with designated smoking areas,and agree at times other guests do not comply and we can only address it when we see it. We are not a pet friendly resort, and only allow ADA service animals on property. Unfortunately we have local neighborhoods in proximity that may use our property as a walk through and at times may be walking their dog but to my knowledge have not seen many this summer. We are a family resort and hope many moms reading this response will feel free to reach out to us with any concerns. We do hope EmilyRB8 will reconsider us for future visits.
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MelloYello01 wrote a review Aug 2022
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I have stayed here many years ago and was very satisfied with the staff and accommodations. However, this time not so much. The staff was great. The room had a lot to be desired. It looked like it hadn’t been updated since I was there about 18 -20 years ago. I can only assume that families with children like it there because of the pool and indoor water park and all the other activities.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Heather Brunning, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Hi, Thank you for the review, I am sorry your room was not up your liking. We do have an older building that is will no longer be available after this season and have several renovated rooms for options based on availability and price point . We are glad you enjoyed the amenities and hope you will visit us again and have a better room experience . We appreciate your past history with us and look forward to having you back.
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C M wrote a review Jul 2022
Guilford, Connecticut2 contributions
My family stayed here for the last week in June 2022. Our 5 year old daughter and 5 year old niece loved the pools. We really missed the pirate ship in the splash pad this year. The girls loved seeing the mermaids. So much on site for them to do which was great. Our room was very clean and housekeeper did an amazing job. The food was ok but could be a little better. We used the shuttle bus often to go to boardwalk/Beach. Very convenient. The only complaint would be that the lifeguards didn't really seem to be guarding. And the hot tub at the indoor pool was green and looked nasty. We had a great time and would come back again as this was our 2nd stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Heather Brunning, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 30 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review and glad you plan to visit us in the future. We will address your concerns with our lifeguarding staff as they should be attentive at all times. We feel we are a great fit for families and appreciate your return business.
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Mr. Hamilton wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Second year bringing family and the kids loved it! Everyone was welcoming but the Bartenders. 3 out of 4 were not nice at all. Hey, I get it "This is America" not all people are exposed to Black people but really? Usually get stares from resort guest but after conversation no issues. But employees? You don't see me waiting? Serve 2 other Caucasian gentlemen yet you don't see the 6foot 250lb Black guy patiently waiting? It was so bad one of the Caucasian gentlemen waiting said hey this guy was here, you don't see him? $17 total for drinks and I gave the guy $24 and he says "your change" ?? Buddy, that's your tip even though you need not be working here. Must be the culture of the establishment. The female bartender was great, the Bodybuilder bartender and the one that looked like Julio Iglesias were trash suspected racist. Having worked in hospitality this is inexcusable and unacceptable. I will no longer be patronizing this place! 2 stars because the kids are pure and don't recognize racist.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Heather Brunning, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 30 Jul 2022
Hello DHAMTRAVELER, I am so sorry your experience with our bar staff was a negative one. I can assure you that the our hotel has a very diverse staff and guest clientele and we want everyone's experience to be a positive one. We will address this concern directly and hope as a repeat guest you will return. In all sincerity, and on a personal note as I have been the manager here for a very long time. It does sadden me to hear your personal experience and know such issues will not be tolerated.
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Angela P wrote a review Jul 2022
Bel Air, Maryland30 contributions3 helpful votes
My family just returned from a long weekend here, and will likely not return. To be fair, this place is not unlike a lot of other places in OC - very dated and over crowded. The bad: - rooms are small and very outdated. The beds, especially the sofa bed, are not comfortable at all. The blanket they give you is too small for the bed and super scratchy. We asked for a new blanket and the replacement was softer. Our toilet seat was broken. - It is LOUD here. You hear everything. This is not a reflection of the establishment necessarily but if you are looking for a quiet stay, this is not the place for you. Kids playing outside until all hours, people running up and down the steps. There was a fight outside the last night we were there. Would be nice is they instituted and enforced quiet hours like some other places. - Mice in the pool bar. - The outdoor pool is super small and does not accommodate the size of this resort. We couldn't even get into the indoor pool because it was overflowing with little kids and no one regulating it. - signage around the resort would be helpful. It was hard to locate the main office because we came in thru the side entrance. Would be nice to have the shuttle pick-up marked. We figured it out but some signage would be helpful! The good: - Rooms were clean with daily housekeeping, despite the constant flies. - The staff is friendly and the place is very family-oriented with all of the activities. - my kids enjoyed the movie theater and the arcade - the best feature is the shuttle that goes directly to the OC boardwalk. Shuttle drivers were AWESOME. - Nice feature to include the room key with the wristband. Less to worry about when leaving the room! Overall, not great. We will look somewhere else next time.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Heather Brunning, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 30 Jul 2022
Thank you for the detailed review, we appreciate all guest feedback both positive and negative. We are sorry you won't be returning and hope you may reconsider. We are happy you found us a great location and an enjoyable place for the kids and maybe on your next stay the experience may be a better one.
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gizmo041155 wrote a review Jun 2022
Benton, Illinois2 contributions2 helpful votes
room was clean and comfortable. many activites for the kids. close to boardwalk, shopping and restaurants. ample parking ran out of towels they had someone bring clean towels and pick up wet towels within 5 minutes. we will definitely stay here on our next trip to Ocean City, Maryland
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Heather Brunning, General Manager at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Responded 30 Jul 2022
Thank you Gizmo041155 for the great review and look forward to your next visit!
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US$68 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Nearby attractions include West OC Watersports (0.8 km), Baja Amusements (0.7 km), and Outlets Ocean City (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunset Grille, The Shark on the Harbor, and Smoker's BBQ Pit.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Francis Scott Key Family Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Francis Scott Key Family Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Francis Scott Key Family Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Main Street Berlin (9.7 km), Transpeninsular Marker (13.9 km), and Calvin B. Taylor House Museum (9.9 km).
Is Francis Scott Key Family Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.