Francis Scott Key Resort Reviews

12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD

86%
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Great family fun
by Mom2bnh
Enjoy this low key resort every year. Lots of activities for kids. Close enough to ocean without all the crowd of the boardwalk. ... more Enjoy this low key resort every year. Lots of activities for kids. Close enough to ocean without all the crowd of the boardwalk.

Date of Stay: 08/31/2015
Children in Party: 2


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Best Trip to OC
by tnagy6353
We have made four trips to Ocean City and this was by far the most enjoyable. Our first trip we stayed in the lovely Hilton that was WAY overpriced. Then two other hotels on the beach that were just dirty and disappointing. I felt like FSK ... more was a big risk because of the low price and being a mile from the beach. I couldn't be more wrong. The room was clean, although the bathroom wasn't exactly modern. I was more concerned with clean. We stayed in the Pennsylvania building; the room had a microwave, mini fridge, two double beds, hair dryer and iron (not all of that info was listed in the room description). We took the shuttle to the beach and boardwalk each day - it was fast and you are able to take chairs, bags etc. We all enjoyed the polls more than the beach - food and drinks at the snack shack are good and not overpriced. Towels are provided at the indoor pool which was an unexpected and happy find. Breakfast at the resturant was delicious. My daughter has a tree nut allergy and the staff was happy to work with us and confirm what foods were safe. One morning I even picked up food to take back to the room when everyone slept in late. The housekeeper arranged my daughters stuffed toys each morning on her bed and made butterflies out of towels on her bed. Vending machines and arcade games were priced great. Can't say enough good things - super place and a great value. Even the other guests were polite and the hotel was fully booked. This will definitely be the place we stay next year.

Thank you FSK for our best trip to OC!

Date of Stay: 08/16/2015
Children in Party: 3


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Family friendly motel not a resort
by beachiefoodie
The location of the hotel was convenient as was the price for a family friendly hotel in Ocean City. Food was less than desirable at the overcrowded diner. Rooms had thin walls and also many types of adults also vacation here so it didn't ... more feel as friendly to families as you'd hope.

Date of Stay: 08/07/2014
Children in Party: 2


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FSK resort
by deernor
We just stayed at FSK resort in Ocean City, MD for Memorial Day weekend with our two kids, 8 and 4. We absolutely loved the resort and our kids were loving every day of it. My 8 year old who always has something negative to say about what we do ... more told my wife that he couldn't pick one best moment because there were just too many to choose. He must have played putt-putt about 20 times in the 4 days we were there. We loved to Vacation home that they opened up for the weekend, which I highly recommend if it is available. My kids loved the outdoor pool but really loved the indoor one.

The shuttle to the beach/boardwalk was great, I didn't have to move my car very much, except to go food shopping or take a scenic drive and I didn't have any sand in my car from the beach. Was really surprised that the breakfast at the 50s café onsite was so small. Would have rather gone offsite to eat that day.
Apparently they are re-doing the pool/pool bar/putt-putt area in September so can't wait to go back and see it next year.
We also really loved De Lazy Lizard which was just over the bridge. Went there the Friday for lunch...they had a playground area and cornhole games along with great drinks and great food.

Date of Stay: 05/30/2014
Children in Party: 2



WEEKEND GETAWAY
by acrcar21
My husband and I stayed her for our anniversary with our children. The selling point of this place was the pool. However, the drunk adults, chlorine, and wild kids was a downer on that also. My kids eyes burned for like a day and they are still ... more very red and irritated. The arcade games were kinda dumb, all the stuffed animals were shoved tight so you cant win, small area, and a few games were broken.

The mini golf, basketball, playground, movie rentals, game rentals, movie/family area were cool. 50's diner was closed which sucked very badly because when we booked the room we were not aware it was seasonal.

The room its self was ok, the beds were comfy an the tv/dvd players were awesome! However, the walls were paneling and the tub drain was green!! The fixtures just needed updating bad!! A/C an heat system looked like it was from the 80s. So if you want the kids to have fun but get burned eyes an cough, this is the place to stay.

Date of Stay: 03/16/2013
Children in Party: 2


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Great Family Friendly Resort
by mistyg1975
This was a great beach resort. The hotel is not located on the ocean however provides shuttle service to the beach and boardwalk. It is quite and away from the "night life" along the strip in O.C. I felt very safe and there ... more was a ton of stuff for the kids to do at the resort. They have indoor pool play area, outdoor pool play area, mini gulf, play ground, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor grill area, arcade, and so much more. O.C. can be a little overwhelming financially with all the activities offered on or near the boardwalk. By staying at FSK resort it provided time for the family to spend some quality time with fun activities that didn't cost a fortune, because it is included in the hotel stay, and you are away from the crowds on the boardwalk. Oh and did I mention the reasonable rates. The resort is affordable and provides twice as many amenities as most chain hotels. The staff and the atmosphere is friendly...just a great place for the entire family. This is where we plan to stay our next trip to O.C. I highly recommend this hotel.

Date of Stay: 08/08/2010
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