The Castle in the Sand hotel in Ocean City, Maryland is a family owned establishment that is located right on the beach. It is located closer to the Ocean City Convention Center than any other oceanfront hotel, so those in town on business can be close to their activities, but also nearby the seashore. The hotel offers thirteen different types of rooms and you can choose from a number of hotel locations including the Waverley Castle wing, The Castle North or South, the Sovereign Sea Condos, or the Castle Cottages. The Castle in the Sand is almost like a beachfront community that offers accomodations for all kinds of travelers.
There are plenty of activities to keep guests occupied. The hotel offers a variety of rental materials that make for a fun-filled day at the beach. Guests can choose from beach chairs, umbellas, and boogie boards for their ocean fun. There is also live music featured that will add to the resort feel of your visit to the beach. You will feel a world away from your troubles and daily life as you stroll along the beach near your seaside resort. Nearby are beach volleyball courts and the hotel offers table service so you can have tropical drinks delivered right to you while you relax in the sun.
The hotel is an Ocean City tradition, but guests report it has been maintained relatively well. They pride themselves on their family-oriented environment in a town that is not always as family friendly as city advertisers would have the public believe. The hotel is, in many ways, self-sufficient, so families can avoid a lot of the late night excitement that happens on the boardwalk or at area clubs. The hotel offers a variety of children's activities including visits from Sunshine the Clown, as well as face painting, and hands-on craft activities. This is great for parents because it gives them a break from entertaining the children. They can relax by the pool while their children swim, craft, and play throughout the afternoon. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool with a depth that ranges from three to 12 feet. There are trained lifeguards on duty, and the pool is surrounded by tables and chairs.
The hotel offers dining options that can provide food variety the entire family can agree on. The Beach House Restaurant offers an all you can eat breakfast buffet that features eggs, pancakes, and breakfast meats like sausage and bacon. There are also a la carte options available for those concerned about fitting into their swimsuit for their entire vacation. Later in the day, try Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill. This restaurant offers a variety of traditional and Eastern Shore favorites. Their menu includes sandwiches, salads, and wraps. There is also an impressive selection of frozen cocktails.
The Castle in the Sand Hotel is a favorite of visitors to Ocean City. If you are looking for a hotel with a long relationship with the beach town and its guests, consider staying at the Castle.