When heading to Ocean City, Maryland for a relaxing vacation, everyone is looking for comfort, affordability, and location to make the most out of their time. Look no further than The Princess Royale located at 91st St. Oceanfront in Ocean City, Maryland. After several year of vacationing in Ocean City, my fiancé and I thought we would never find the perfect hotel, but this past year we finally did.
The first great thing about The Princess Royale is that it is located right on the beach. No more hikes across Coastal Highway, just exit the hotel and you’ll be feeling the sand between your toes in seconds.
The second welcoming aspect was the bedroom. We’ve all been there when we have read and seen the hype about how big and comfy the beds are then they end up being made of stone. The hotel has 310 two-room suites, 199 double queens, 102 kings, and 9 oceanfront Jacuzzi suites with Temper-Pedic mattresses and micro gel pillows in all of the suites. Once you have laid down on these mattresses, you will never want to sleep on your home mattress again. Not only that, if you have an ocean view suite, you can lay on your bed and gaze out at the ocean without moving an inch.
The ocean view suites also feature a sliding glass picture window with a sliding screen door where you can indulge your senses and take in the sounds of the ocean and the smell of the ocean air at night without the bugs joining you. Some of the suites also have a side balcony. Our suite did, and it was small, but big enough to enjoy the location. As great as it was to have a balcony, you could still enjoy the view without using the picture window that stretches the entire length of the wall.
All of the suites are fully equipped with a 32-inch LCD flat screen TV’s and a full kitchen, which includes a dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, full size fridge, icemaker, and coffee maker. The kitchen table and kitchen counters are beautiful granite.
There is also a suite available that has a heart shaped Jacuzzi. My fiancé and I did reserve this suite and it is quite bigger than the other suites. The heart shaped Jacuzzi is complete with mood lighting, a large mirror, and is located in the main bedroom area. Unlike many hotel room Jacuzzis, this one was quiet and didn’t sound like a truck running. It was a very relaxing addition to the vacation.
Our private balcony overlooked the sundeck, which was massive and held two hot tubs along with a lineup of at least 30 beach chairs gazing out at the ocean. The sundeck also gave you access to the Olympic sized indoor pool, which was housed inside of an impressive four-story glass atrium.
One of the coolest features of The Princess Royale was the small cabana bar located right before you stepped onto the beach. No alcohol is allowed on the beach, but it was a pleasant experience to enjoy a frozen beverage under $10 and stare out at the waves. The bartender was very friendly and sociable. As was the entire staff, everyone was very courteous, kind, and helpful.
One of the other amenities that we did not adventure out to discover was the free health club and fitness area that was located on the premises.
The Princess Royale also has its own restaurant and lounge called Schooners, which features a seasonal all-you-can-eat seafood and prime rib buffet, breakfast buffet, and a generous menu of various types of seafood, sandwiches, pasta, and salads. We dined at Schooners Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge twice during our stay and we were very satisfied with the service, reasonably priced meals under $30, and portions. The bar area was quite large and very busy during the evening hours. Unfortunately, the drink prices were fairly expensive. Live entertainment is also featured on weeknights.
Staying at The Princess Royale during the peak summer season can be up to $350 per night; however, we stayed in early September and paid $150 per night. I highly recommend staying there on your next vacation to Ocean City, Maryland as it is the perfect resort that defines rest and relaxation!