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Castle in the Sand Hotel
Ranked #24 of 104 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed in Castle South Suites on the second floor suite 21 at the far end. I asked for second floor because hey said you could see the ocean in an ocean front suite. I could see the ocean if I stood up on the balcony and looked between the trees and sand dunes. Not what I was expecting from a balcony ocean view. However other rooms on the same floor may have better views.

Other than the view the room was ok. A very strange layout bedroom in front living room in back with passage through either the kitchen or bathroom.

I would stay again maybe in another building or the third floor at the opposite end. The south suites do not have an elevator just for your info.

One more thing the rooms only have an air conditioner in the living room this was not a problem for us at the end of September but it could be one in he hottest part of summer.

Room Tip: In the Castle South Suites try the 3rd floor. Rooms nearest the end of the front office. We were at...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

We liked the description "ocean view blocked by natural dunes." We booked a first floor unit in the Waverly building. We had a small patio outside our rear door with a table and two chairs and two lounge chairs. We could sit in the sun shielded by grassy dunes separating us from the ocean beach. A very short walk led around the dunes to the very clean beach and ocean. The room was good. We had a couch, dining table, flat screen TV on a bureau/desk and a tiny equipped kitchen with two burners, oven, small fridge, and microwave. We had free internet access. The hotel restaurant offered breakfast only in September. It was buffet or a la carte. They offered simple basic food and had a make your own Belgian waffle station. For $9.99 the buffet was a good deal. Room cleaning could have been a little better. Noticible debris didn't disappear while we were there. Prompt response for a non working remote control.

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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Castle in the Sand is a decent hotel with decent prices. It is right on the beach so it if very convenient for hitting the ocean. There is an outside bar with happy hours and food to order. It has a huge pool if that is what someone likes other then the ocean. Room is clean but nothing over the top....just a simple room with little kitchen area and ocean front view. We were in the Waverly building, 5th floor with small balcony which was very nice. Never had any noise or high volume issues. Slept well every night. It is located at 36/37th street which was a nice bike ride to where the boardwalk starts at 27th st and local places to eat. We rode bikes to breakfast every morning and then hit the boardwalk and back to the hotel for a morning bike ride everyday. Weather was great during the 3rd weekend in Sept. This was a 2nd year there during the Sunfest and plan on returning next year...

Room Tip: waverly building from 2nd fl up is an ocean view room. However there are other choices closer to th...
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We keep looking for the right OC place and maybe we have found it. We had booked a room with stove to be able to have breakfast without having to run out. It turned out that neither burner on the stove worked, so I called the front desk. One guy came out to make sure it was a legit complaint. Minutes after his departure, another fellow came in to see what he could do. Shortly thereafter, a serious maintenance guy was knocking on our door. He got one burner running and was probably ready to apologize for needing to order a part for the second burner, when I expressed how happy I was at being able to count on cooking scrambled eggs the next day. .The front desk was always helpful and the Coconuts Bar and Grill was always welcoming.

Room Tip: Go above the first floor if you want a view of the ocean instead of just the dune.
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Just got back from a quick 3 day vacation to Ocean City. Stayed in the original section #34. Since this was off season and all adults it was not noisy and actually the perfect location. The on premise Coconuts bar seems to be quite popular with not only the people at our resort but also others in town as well as locals. It is beach side so perfect setting.
The resort has a huge unground pool with diving board which I did not use because it was coool out. Very close to every thing! Including boardwalk!
Will definitely stay here again! OFF SEASON........I have heard that this area of the resort is very loud with both pool and bar during high season.

Also have beach volleyball right next to bar! DO NOT MISS ASSETEQUE ISLAND......ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 3701 Atlantic Ave, 37th Street & Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD 21842-3338
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Ocean City
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range: $117 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle in the Sand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premiere direct oceanfront family resort with desirable location on two blocks sun-kissed beach. Guest amenities include free wireless internet, Olympic pool with diving board, sand volleyball court, beach equipment rentals on-site, free kid’s activities, and live entertainment daily in season. Beach House dining offers a la carte breakfast and buffet breakfast daily. Coconuts Beach Bar offers open-air beachfront patio dining. Waitress service on our beach and pool deck. Take A Dip Ice Cream Shop open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. ... more   less 
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Castle In The Sand Ocean City Md

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