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!