by Alicia Ellis
Kids will love the The Castle in the Sand, located just beyond the boardwalk, directly on the beach. The family-friendly hotel has the largest pool in Ocean City, a game room for the kids, as well as loads of activites for kids, including arts and crafts, face painting and hunting for buried treasure on the beach. A parent must accompany children during all activities. There are two on-site restuarants: The Beach House, and Coconuts Beach Bar & Grill, both of which are great for kids. Coconut’s provides wait service right on the beach.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Largest pool in Ocean City
- Game room for kids
We generally stay in the rooms on the first level right outside Coconuts. The location is ideal but the rooms are in need of serious updating and a deep clean. I did read in other reviews that it seems they are updating some of the rooms, which is great, but I can only speak for the ones we were in. There is so much extra linen on the bed; the quilts and the dust ruffles need to go. You don’t see this in hotels anymore for cleanliness reasons. It is such an easy fix to modernize by just using clean white sheets on a platform bed. The carpet was damp so I would not advise you walk around barefoot. I wish they'd rip it up and put in linoleum flooring. Especially for a beachfront hotel, carpet is ridiculous. These are such easy fixes that would modernize the hotel, while also making it way cleaner. We love coming here but renovations are long overdue in these rooms.There are so many hotels in the area so you need to give these rooms the TLC they so desperately need. We’ve made so many great memories here and hope they listen to this feedback that seems to be common and do some renovations. I do also want to point out that the staff is super nice, which is a bonus.
The property is right on the beach front and you can walk from hotel direct into beach. Rooms a good size, we had a bedroom with 2 double beds and then a large lounge area and kitchenette.
If you just want a chill stay place has everything. Good size pool, access to the beach,a restaurant and bar and evening entertainment. A couple of mile to Ocean City downtown and boardwalk area