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The best hotels in Ocean City, Maryland

Business Insider Logo By hfreedman@businessinsider.com (Hannah Freedman) of Business Insider | Slide 2 of 10: Book Francis Scott Key Family Resort starting at $95 per nightAs the name implies, this resort is ideal for a family vacation. And starting at just $95 per night, it's tough to beat that price. Kids will adore splashing around at Shipwreck Cove, the newest outdoor pool that even has a pirate ship-style patio for dining and a pirate ship "sprayground" with waterslides, dumping buckets, and other water features. While the outdoor pool and splash zone are open seasonally, there is also a year-round indoor pool. Both pools are currently open, but the outdoor pool is at 85 person capacity and the indoor pool is at 45 person capacity.On the weekends, families can test their golf skills at the Peg Leg Putt-Putt. The miniature golf course is completely free for resort guests (though it is limited currently to three families at a time). A beach volleyball court, picnic pavilion, playground, arcade, and movie theater ensure that no one in the family could possibly get bored during their stay.Keeping with the resort name theme, rooms are named after the first states and range from small accommodations for two people all the way up to vacation homes that can sleep eight guests and include kitchens and washer/dryers. None of the room options are particularly inviting, with most featuring plain brown hues and the most basic amenities. However, with so many on-site offerings and with the beach and boardwalk just one mile away, it's doubtful most guests will spend much time in their rooms.     Trip Advisor Ranking: 10 of 116 hotels in Ocean CityBooking.com Rating: 8.6 out of 10Pros: A family-friendly resort with a plethora of on-site amenities kids will love, including free putt-putt golf, multiple pools, an arcade, a beach volleyball court, and more.Cons: Rooms are fairly bare-bones and the hotel is not located right at the beach. COVID-19 policies: While no specific new cleaning guidelines are stated, the resort has noted changes to its on-site amenities that include:The outdoor pool is at 85 person capacity and the indoor pool is at 45 person capacity.Putt-putt golf is limited to three families at a time.Masks are required in public places and on the shuttles.The RT 50 Diner and Indoor Pool Concession are closed.The movie room is not currently available.

Francis Scott Key Family Resort

Book Francis Scott Key Family Resort starting at $95 per night

As the name implies, this resort is ideal for a family vacation. And starting at just $95 per night, it's tough to beat that price. 

Kids will adore splashing around at Shipwreck Cove, the newest outdoor pool that even has a pirate ship-style patio for dining and a pirate ship "sprayground" with waterslides, dumping buckets, and other water features. While the outdoor pool and splash zone are open seasonally, there is also a year-round indoor pool. Both pools are currently open, but the outdoor pool is at 85 person capacity and the indoor pool is at 45 person capacity.

On the weekends, families can test their golf skills at the Peg Leg Putt-Putt. The miniature golf course is completely free for resort guests (though it is limited currently to three families at a time). A beach volleyball court, picnic pavilion, playground, arcade, and movie theater ensure that no one in the family could possibly get bored during their stay.

Keeping with the resort name theme, rooms are named after the first states and range from small accommodations for two people all the way up to vacation homes that can sleep eight guests and include kitchens and washer/dryers. 

None of the room options are particularly inviting, with most featuring plain brown hues and the most basic amenities. However, with so many on-site offerings and with the beach and boardwalk just one mile away, it's doubtful most guests will spend much time in their rooms.     

Trip Advisor Ranking: 10 of 116 hotels in Ocean City

Booking.com Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Pros: A family-friendly resort with a plethora of on-site amenities kids will love, including free putt-putt golf, multiple pools, an arcade, a beach volleyball court, and more.

Cons: Rooms are fairly bare-bones and the hotel is not located right at the beach. 

COVID-19 policies: While no specific new cleaning guidelines are stated, the resort has noted changes to its on-site amenities that include:

  • The outdoor pool is at 85 person capacity and the indoor pool is at 45 person capacity.
  • Putt-putt golf is limited to three families at a time.
  • Masks are required in public places and on the shuttles.
  • The RT 50 Diner and Indoor Pool Concession are closed.
  • The movie room is not currently available.
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