Francis Scott Key Family Motel is located at Ocean Gateway in Ocean City, Maryland and is approximately two hour's drive from the state capital Annapolis. Built in 1953 this hotel is named after the author of the Star Spangled Banner and consists of The Lodge, two ranch buildings and eight vacation homes.
Business and recreational travelers can use the wireless internet service either in their rooms or in the lobby area. The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool. The heated indoor pool is decorated with palm trees at the side and features a spouting whale, pipe falls and a water slide. The outdoor pool is open seasonally and is surrounded by decks and a bar to enable guests to relax and enjoy a drink or two.
The dedicated kids' zone features a pirate ship with slides and dumping buckets and is open between June and Labor Day. Other services and facilities here include a kids' playground, arcade, picnic pavilion, sand volleyball and a fitness room. Also located on Ocean Gateway is an Italian restaurant and there are other eateries nearby on Sunset Avenue. Visitors might like to take a half day sailing trip with Bay Bee Private Charters located near the motel.