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Rude customer service Unwilling to accommodate Below average cleaness

I liked that the property was so close to the beach and had a restaurant/bar on the beach. I didn’t like that the cottages didn’t have wifi

I liked that the beach was right there. I loved that even though we were on the ground floor, we had our own little "porch". Having a door in the front and the back was really convenient.

The castle itself n all the beautiful decor outside

Our heat was broken on 1st night and we got in so late that we waited til morning to call to get it repaired. It was a very cold night. Heating unit needed to be replaced.

Great price, great location! Can't wait to come back next year!

Beautiful balcony view of the beach. Breakfast buffet was convenient. Staff was friendly and hotel was clean.

Pillows and mattresses were old and not comfortable. Rooms were ok but not worth the price

Close to the beach. Not conducive to younger kids. Forced to walk through loud bar area to get to beach. Rooms are outdated and backwards. Beds are next to the door so when rowdy neighbors are coming back after hours your hearing them. This hotel is good for senior week and adults who care more about drinking than relaxing. There's better choices for $400 a night.

Nice place would come again. Noce people, clean place.

The staff was very accommodating. We were able to check in early and even check out late which was a huge help with small children. The hotel itself has free activities for the kids which was nice and the lounge was relaxing and had live music which was nice. We would definitely go back!

Had a great experience, right next to the beach and not far from other activities and yet far enough from the stupid tinyboppers near 1st street trying to pretend they are thug life. Even though the building seemed a bit old on the outside, the rooms were fixed up and everything including the kitchen was revovated so for my family this was not a problem and we will be visiting them again. Staff was great and quickly brought us a crib withou hesitating for my 2 y/o

I will definitely return to this hotel! Very nice staff at front desk! Clean rooms, very good breakfast and it's on the beach!!! You cannot go wrong when you stay here.

Hotel has a great bar & grill with 2 for 1 happy hour and an all you can eat breakfast buffet. Great pool and waitress service at the pool and on the beach. Room was clean and equipped with the essentials. No complaints!

Good atmosphere near beach. Things for kids to do.

Atlantic Avenue Ocean City MD

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ocean City Beach and Ocean City Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Midtown Ocean City, Castle in the Sand is adjacent to Ocean City Beach and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Roland E. Powell Convention Center. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 180 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 180 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Hair dryers and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Castle in the Sand features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area. This beach hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View (No balcony)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Castle South Patio Level)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queens and 1 Sofa Bed, Kitchenette (Waverley Bayside Efficiency) No Balcony

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Queen Beds and 1 Sofa Bed, Kitchenette (Waverley Oceanfront Efficiency)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Castle in the Sand

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (2)
4
Everyone

By on Aug 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2019

Thank you very much for staying with us! We hope that you had a great vacation and will visit us again in the future!

1
Families

Rude customer service Unwilling to accommodate Below average cleaness

By on Jul 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2019

Hi Mark, Thank you for staying with us and reviewing. We appreciate your feedback. As we typically receive excellent feedback regarding our staff, we invite you to give us a call if you would like to discuss the basis of your review. Please ask to speak with the General Manager, Adam. Thank you.

5
Partner Couples

I liked that the property was so close to the beach and had a restaurant/bar on the beach. I didn’t like that the cottages didn’t have wifi

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and for the perfect rating! We are glad that you enjoyed the oceanfront location and hope you had a great time! For future stays, all 3 of the oceanfront buildings have free wifi and it is also available on the oceanfront patio. We hope to see you again for your next beach vacation!

5
Families Family with small children

I liked that the beach was right there. I loved that even though we were on the ground floor, we had our own little "porch". Having a door in the front and the back was really convenient.

By on Jun 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2019

Hi, Thank you very much for staying with us and for the excellent review! We hope that you had a great vacation and will choose us again the next time you visit Ocean City!

5
Everyone

By on May 18, 2019

Review comment responded on May 20, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and for the excellent rating! See you next time! :)

5
Partner Couples

The castle itself n all the beautiful decor outside

By on May 13, 2019

Review comment responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the excellent review! We hope that you have a chance to visit us again in the future.

4
Everyone

Our heat was broken on 1st night and we got in so late that we waited til morning to call to get it repaired. It was a very cold night. Heating unit needed to be replaced.

By on Mar 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the 4 out of 5 score! We have repaired the heating unit and truly apologize for the inconvenience. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

4
Everyone

Great price, great location! Can't wait to come back next year!

By , from Johnson City NY on Oct 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2018

Thank you for staying with us and reviewing! We hope that you had an amazing vacation! See you in 2019 :)

5
Everyone

Beautiful balcony view of the beach. Breakfast buffet was convenient. Staff was friendly and hotel was clean.

By , from Allentown ,PA on Oct 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 26, 2018

Thank you for staying with us and for the excellent feedback! We hope that you had a wonderful vacation and hope to see you for future stays!

3
Everyone

Pillows and mattresses were old and not comfortable. Rooms were ok but not worth the price

By on Aug 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2018

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the feedback. All of our rooms have Presidential Double Pillowtop mattresses on the beds and we are sorry to hear that they weren't your cup of tea. We do hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise and that you will give us a chance in the future to improve your opinion.

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