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Centreville, Maryland
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My family and I stayed two nights at FSK in OCMD. We've never stayed here but it's very close to where we keep our boat at Sunset Marina also in OCMD. This is a very family orientated resort, clean rooms, A/C worked well. It's an older property but very well maintained. The rates are very reasonable for what you get....

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are blessed to have such wonderful families stay with us here at the FSK. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

This place is the best!!! This place exceeded our expectations and we cannot believe how convenient this place is. If you want a clean, safe, budget friendly vacation I recommend you stay here. Amazing staff I can't wait to stay again next year!!!!

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

One of my favorite parts of my job is walking through our property and watching families re-connect and make some vacation memories. From our family reunions, youth sport groups to just individual familes I love seeing our guests enjoying our amenties. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Sasebo, Japan
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We just stayed 2 nights, and we had a great time. The rooms were spacious and clean. The amenities on the grounds are perfect for small children. Our 6 year old had a blast playing in the different pools and at the playground. The staff members were all kind, friendly and helpful. We loved the free shuttle service that takes...

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

We are so happy that you choose the Francis Scott Key for your quick qetaway. I hope that you can come back soon and stay longer! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have stayed here for years and we have loved it! I usually go twice a year. It is a wonderful family place. Last year I went in June and loved it intil I changed rooms and left my charger I talked to house keeping and they at first did not admit they had it at first. Then they called...

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

I had the opportunity to speak with this guest and received great constructive feedback. We are so pleased that we will have the opportunity to hit our marks with this family when they return in August. I believe that we have a cracker jack staff but we are not perfect and we can use these moments as teachable ones for...

Mentor, Ohio
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

I came to Francis Scott Key a bunch of Times for family vacations when I was a kid. I haven't been here in 14 years. In that time, they changed and added a whole bunch of stuff to make it very family friendly. I was really impressed and glad that I was able to go back there. I love how...

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

I love when when guests from our past come and visit with us.... We have added so many things in the last 10 years with more to come in the future. We hope that it doesn't take 14 years to visit us again! Welcome Back! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

On our way to ocean city we came across this hotel. We have small children ranging from 2-7. This hotel is definitely great for children. There are so many free amenities that are included that you can enjoy by wearing your wristband. They have indoor and outdoor pools, volleyball, miniature golf, and even movie nights. I could say the ONLY...

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

Thank your for your honest comments. We do have a quiet hours policy but it does happen that noise can continue past 11pm. We do have security and we understand how important a good nights sleep is for our guests. Please contact the front desk when with us or anywhere you travel as we will do our best to rectify...

Reviewed 29 June 2014

We just stayed at FSK for our second time and my kids have decided that they want to come back here every year. This is an excellent hotel for families. There is so much to do. Even if the weather is bad, there is an indoor pool. My son loves the free movie rentals as well as the family movies...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We think we have a unique property and we are so lucky to have so many loyal FSK family members. We hope that we see your family every year and we become a family tradition! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Long Island, NY
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

1. Kids have a blast in pirate ship spray park 2. Indoor heated pool with slides and adjoining arcade so Vacay is weather proof 3. Starbucks is right next door to keep parents awake. 4. Kitchenette rooms save u money 5. Main pool covers all ages. Toddler pool kept kids busy. And there is a bar to keep parents happy!...

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

Wow! Ten (thousand) thank you's for the awesome review. It is when we read comments like yours that we know we are heading in the right direction! Looking forward to adding to the list with our new shipwreck cove for 2015! Thank you Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Charles Town, West Virginia
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My family and I just stayed at the fsk resort for the first time. It was great! I have two older children and two younger, there was something for everyone to do. We enjoyed everything from the pirate ship to the indoor pool.Even when we did leave the resort a shuttle was there to drive us to the beach and...

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

I am so proud the FSK earned bragging rights! We do have an incredible staff and we realize that getting time away to enjoy family is a precious and sometimes rare thing so every moment is a memory. Can't wait to see your family back soon! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have stayed at FSK for many years. The rooms aren't fancy but they are clean and roomy for a family of 5 with the sofa bed. My kids love the indoor pool and the Pirate Sprayground. With the indoor pool my kids are guaranteed to have fun regardless of the weather. We love the free shuttle to the boardwalk,...

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

We are so blessed to have amazing guests that consider the FSK their home away from home. It is great to walk around our property and see so many familiar faces. Thank you for your kind words! Sincerely Annemarie Dickerson Owner

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • 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: $138 - $336 (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
#8 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
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“I always go with the kitchen room bigger and you can save on money”
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“We stayed in the main building - second floor. It was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Z3060VAkarenb, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we like the cabin rooms because you feel like you have your own personal parking spot right outside your door”
 of 5 bubbles jopper1957, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Delaware building has bottom rooms with back doors that walk right out to the splash pad. Great for kids!”
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“look to see what pool you want to be closest to for accessibility”
 of 5 bubbles kellybO847JZ, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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