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Castle in the Sand

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Outdoor pool

Overview of Castle in the Sand

Castle in the Sand

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Ocean City Boardwalk

8.2/10 Very good

754 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
3701 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD, 21842

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Midtown Ocean City
  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 12 min walk
  • Ocean City Beach - 1 min drive
  • Roland E. Powell Convention Center - 1 min drive
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional) - 40 min drive
  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 47 min drive
  • Ocean City Station - 7 min drive


  • 32 Palm - 6 min walk
  • On the Bay Seafood - 8 min walk
  • Ristorante Antipasti - 9 min walk
  • Victorian Room Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Belly Busters - 11 min walk

About this property

Castle in the Sand

Castle in the Sand offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Ocean City Boardwalk. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 180 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 11 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Spring Break deposit: USD 300.00 (for stays between 01 June - 30 June)

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 11.95 for adults and USD 5.95 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 22-00003042

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Castle in the Sand offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Castle in the Sand does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Castle in the Sand?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Castle in the Sand?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Castle in the Sand?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Castle in the Sand?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Castle in the Sand?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Castle in the Sand?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino at Ocean Downs (17-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Castle in the Sand and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Castle in the Sand also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Castle in the Sand?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include 32 Palm (6-min walk), On the Bay Seafood (8-min walk), and Ristorante Antipasti (9-min walk).
What's the area around Castle in the Sand like?
Castle in the Sand is located on the waterfront in Midtown Ocean City, a short 8-minute walk from Roland E. Powell Convention Center and 12 minutes' walk from Ocean City Boardwalk. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great deal
Very nice hotel with a great location and outdoor restaurant with live music from spring until October
Stephen, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Nohora, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Good for the Price
For the price and location, this was a good place to stay. It's an older property so has creaky floors and a tiny bathroom. Whenever we went to the elevator, the trash can was overflowing & smelled but we could overlook that. At the bottom is a bar & grill which is quite loud on the weekends. It's close to the beach though and was nice in the Fall. It's a little tricky to get to so be prepared!
Valri, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Late Summer Vacation
Very nice 3 night stay. Older hotel but very clean. Great nightly entertainment in season and great beach location.
Joanne, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All was good. Liked the coconuts restaurant. Very convenient.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cheryl, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My fiancé and I had a great time, once again! This was our second year staying in a cottage on the property, and by luck we got the same exact one. It’s always clean, and the staff is super helpful and polite. Definitely recommend for a nice weekend getaway.
Samantha, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shannda, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great 4 night stay! 2nd floor cottage apartment for family of 3 Clean, and equipped with the basics; linens and kitchen wares. Pull out sofa in living room for the kiddo- Nice porch area for each unit made for extra relaxing space -Food was decent for lunch- live music 2x a day- it gets crowded at 5pm for the 2for1 drinks. Family movie night was great! Location was great to walk or ride bikes to a few really good restaurants and surf shops- Pros: Friendly staff encounters throughout; housekeeping checked by the unit 2x in the 4- we didn’t need service but we exchanged towels once- also they provided drying rack for towels- Hotel has a great pool and diving board; super close 1/2 block walk to beach access; ample parking and gated access. Hotel beach has rentals for umbrellas; chairs; boogie boards if you don’t have room in the car for it. Cons: Wi-fi didn’t connect- zero service - more outlets needed for charging devices- and Hooks to hang things from inside would be awesome- Noticed ants on countertop in kitchen so we didn’t keep any food out. sun hits the building in the afternoon so keep the AC on while @ happy hour @Coconuts! -Overall it was a great stay and save for a few very minor updates to be made in the future- I’d recommend the apartment cottage rental to a small family or couple who prefer to have of their own space and not feel like they are in a hotel while at the beach. I’d definitely stay again in the future. Thank you for a real good time!
Katie, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 3-night trip
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