The Frances Scott Key Family Resort opened on July 20th 1972 and was named for the author of the Star Spangled Banner, Frances Scott Key. The family owned hotel has 232 rooms as well as several large vacation homes. All rooms have coffee makers, in room safes, flat screen TV, and DVD players. The vacation homes can sleep up to 6 guests, have fully stocked kitchens, and large living rooms.
The Frances Scott Key Family Resort features a theme park like atmosphere with a sand valley ball court, arcade, miniature golf course, and pirate themed pool with water park. The Pirate Ship Spray ground is a water playground making it a perfect kids hang out with dumping buckets and water slides. Peg Leg Putt Putt has 9 beautiful holes surrounded by waterfalls, cannon, stream, octopus, skull cave, and treasure chest.
Shipwreck Cove is a Caribbean themed heated outdoor pool with a large pirate ship where the second floor contains seating for up to 75 guests and a dinghy themed hot tub. Caribbean Key is a indoor heated pool with retractable roof for beautiful summer days, pipe falls, dumping buckets, spouting whale, and water slide. Decorated with Island murals and palm trees this amusement park themed pool is sure to delight.
The Frances Scott Key Family Resort has several quick dinning options including the Surf Shack Pool Bar offering pizza, wings, ice cream, and frozen drinks. The Chicken and Rib Shack offers smoked ribs and chicken with all the sides. The RT 50 Diner is a family friendly 50s themed restaurant with burgers, fries, and shakes as well as a full breakfast menu.
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|Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM|
|Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.|
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You won’t need to move from your seat if you’re feeling hungry as you relax by the swimming pool at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort. Guests spending the day at the Caribbean Key Indoor Pool can order both snacks and drinks from a bar menu. This service is available from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm every day during the summer season, and on weekends during the off season. A drinks menu is also available at the Shipwreck Cove and you can get served at the outdoor swimming pool all throughout its opening hours.
The Francis Scott Key Family Resort offers a free shuttle service that runs from the resort to the boardwalk beach area. The service runs daily throughout the summer season from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, and on special event days during the off season. Guests are welcome to bring their own beach chairs and umbrellas which they can take on the bus with them.
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids while staying at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort, you will love Movie Night which is held every night at 8:00 pm. You will be able to watch a different family movie each evening, and popcorn is also available to make the experience even more enjoyable.
The amenities on offer at the Francis Scott Key Family Resort are spread throughout the property, so the choice of accommodation building depends on your preferences in terms of activities. The main lodge offers smaller rooms but is close to the front desk, the movie room, the playground, the diner and the bus stop for the shuttle. On the other hand, the Florida and Carolina buildings are close to the indoor swimming pool, the barbecue area, the arcade and the fitness room.
While the Francis Scott Key Family Resort can’t guarantee a late check out, guests who would still like to spend their last day at the pool can do so as the resort will allow you to use the amenities until late afternoon on the last day of your stay even after you check out of your room. If you arrive early on your first day, you can also start using the facilities before the official check in time, you will just need to head to reception to collect your wristband prior to heading to the swimming pools.
If you are looking at getting a taxi to your accommodation, a taxi ride from the airport to the Francis Scott Key Family Resort will take around 35m, and the one-way fare will cost around $65.(Prices checked 26/06/19).
Francis Scott Key Family Resort is located at 12806 Ocean Gateway, 1.3 miles from the center of Ocean City. Tanger Outlet Center is the closest landmark to Francis Scott Key Family Resort.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Francis Scott Key Family Resort.
Yes, Francis Scott Key Family Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Francis Scott Key Family Resort offers free parking.
Francis Scott Key Family Resort is 21.7 miles from Salisbury-Ocean City. Francis Scott Key Family Resort is 82.5 miles from Atlantic City.
Yes, Francis Scott Key Family Resort has a pool onsite.
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