Welcome to The Castle in the Sand Hotel, an oceanfront hotel in Ocean City, MD. Enjoy ocean waves, salty air and clean, white sandy beaches. Enjoy a relaxing vacation in Ocean City, Maryland, or one packed full of activities. Soak up the sun, swim, relax poolside in our Olympic-size pool, golf, fish, go boating, jet ski, parasail, and more. The Castle is conveniently near fabulous shopping, restaurants, recreation, entertainment and the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. Ask about our ocean city vacation specials and packages, and prepare to be treated like royalty!

Here is what our guests had to say about their stay.

10th Anniversary Weekend


Ladies weekend at OCMD staying at CITS. This was our 10th anniversary. We love it here. The balcony with ocean view is breathtaking! What a wonderful gesture by the staff as they treated us with a complimentary bottle of wine placed in the bucket of sand (how appropriate!) with fresh flowers to celebrate our 10th year. We love the atmosphere and, of course, Coconuts bar and grill....we couldn't ask for a better place to stay at OCMD!!

An Amazing Place to Stay


Castle in the Sand is tops! We have rented a condo in Ocean City for our Sept. family reunions for 8 years, now..and this one is the best! The hotel is expanding, and has taken over many formerly privately owned condos, footsteps from the beach, which means we not only got the benefit of a family space to visit and stay, but amenities like clean towels, bed linens, garbage removal and housekeeping as well! It made a difference to us, having come a 12 hour drive, not to have to make up our own beds, drag our own towels and toiletries along, and spend time cleaning instead of visiting with our seldom-seen relatives. The rooms were spacious, nicely decorated, clean, and airy. We had a balcony with ocean view, and the huge swimming pool, though cold, was still open, unlike any other place we have stayed! The courtyard restaurant was closed for the season, but being in the heart of town, we were not far from places to eat or have a beverage. We also enjoyed the selection of DVD's available to borrow, and the beach is clean and lovely. They even had a sand wheelchair we could borrow for our oldest member. The hotel was cute; we did not se the rooms, but it DOES look like a giant sandcastle, with crenelations, turrets, flags and spotlights at night. I hope we stay there again next year. Oh! And it is very close to the Boardwalk!

Natural Beauty


I stayed here on business, great location ! Located behind the sand dunes down the beach. Walk out toward the Ocean between the dunes and Wow there she is the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean ! Beach is wide and wonderful. Family built and owned since the 1950's. I had a Suite, it was huge ! Great living room with a balcony overlooking the dunes and Atlantic, sunrise was epic! Definitely going back here to soak up some sun and water. Off street parking with parking gates to make sure you can always get a spot. Friendly staff, remember to ask about the history!

Would never stay anywhere else!


My family has been staying here for 30+ years. The beach cottages have been recently renovated, very nice for families--full kitchen and porch. Olympic swimming pool with diving board. Attentive life guards. Private beach with food and beverage service on the beach and around the pool. Attached to Coconuts beach bar with lite fare and live music. Kids club activities in-season.

Never had a bad stay, always a great one!


I have stayed at the "Castle" a few times, and never had a bad stay....only great ones ! I have never had a hotel staff as friendly as this one. They treat you like family. I was on the 4th floor oceanside North Penthouse. Great view indeed ! I will be planning on coming down early May before Memorial Day. Next time, I will hopefully get a room with a porch / balcony to enjoy sitting outside. This place is a true gem in Ocean City !