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
Let's start off with the pros. The location is great! We liked Coconuts beach bar they have good drinks and live music. The office staff was friendly and the pool was nice.
Now the cons. We paid 400+ a night for a room that was VERY outdated. The room smelled mustly and the AC was VERY loud every time it turned on, the kind of loud that wakes you up. I don't expect a pull out sofa to be the most comfortable, but boy do they need to upgrade, like I said OUTDATED!
We go to OC every year and I know I'm not paying for a luxery room, HOWEVER this place was well overpriced for the room we got.
Lots of activity, beautiful huge pool, friendly staff...rented a cottage...perfect size for two. Ours was on the roadside, so people leaving the bar and restaurant, were heard at all times of day and night but that's to be expected. With all of the activities, music at the bar, pool, etc. this is not a quiet place. Perfect for twenty something's but not exactly a relaxing quiet time for older people. Food was great at Coconuts but hard to get into after five.