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The Eastern Shore Hotels

Castle in the Sand Hotel

  • 3701 Atlantic Ave. Map It
  • Ocean City
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  • Ideal for families with younger children
  • Oceanfront location


  • Simple rooms
  • "kid-friendly" focus not for everyone

Fodor's Review

This compound of castles is a popular family destination for its sheer amount of kid-friendly amenities. "Castle Kid" activities include tales of pirates and ghosts of Assateague Island told by Captain J. one night a week in summer, and Lady Sunshine is on hand to pamper young princesses. All rooms are basic, with pastel walls and random, motel-esque furniture. But all are oceanfront, looking onto a wide swath of beach, with some overlooking the largest pool in Ocean City. Two off-site cottages a block away provide a cozy home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Hotel Information


3701 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, Maryland, 21842-3338, United States

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410-289–6846; 800-552–7263

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 179 rooms

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