Reservations for Summer 2011 begin on November 11, 2010. Click here to view our rates and policies.
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Rentals for June 25, 2011 thru September 5, 2011 will begin on November 11th, 2010, and can be made at www.princessroyale.com or by calling 410-524-1965 ONLY. All other times of the year, call 1-800-4-ROYALE. On-line reservations are preferred and are processed prior to calls being returned in the order received.
*Note for 2011 Summer - We no longer offer AAA discounts nor any coupons for 2 & 3 bedroom condos.
All condominiums are 100% non-smoking. The Princess Royale is a completely smoke free hotel, and smoking is NOT permitted anywhere, even on the balconies. A $200 fine will be applied to any guest found violating this rule.
Thank you for your interest in our condos for the summer of 2011! We begin taking reservations for June 25, 2011 thru September 5, 2011 on November 11th, 2010.
Requests for specific condos and requested locations MAY be requested but ARE NOT guaranteed.
The three bedroom, three bath condos are rented weekly only; Saturday-Saturday.
The two bedroom, two bath condos with one direct oceanfront (center) balcony are rented weekly only; Saturday-Saturday.
Reservations for the two bedroom condos with one corner (side) balcony will be accepted, based on availability, for ANY arrival/departure pattern with only a three (3) night minimum required.
The three bedroom, three bath oceanfront condos (we have 5 of these units) for the summer of 2011 will be $3950.00 weekly, plus 10.5% tax, for a total of $4364.75. This rate is based on up to 6 adults in the condo and children under 12 are free. Persons over the age of 12 (above the 6 adults permitted) are $20.00 per person per night, plus tax, additional. Bedding sizes and number of beds vary in each condo. Please note that small Pac-n-Plays and cots are $15.00 per night, plus tax, and are subject to availability. The three bedroom condos have three full bedrooms; two of the bedrooms face the ocean and the third bedroom does not have a view. There are three full baths. The master bedroom has a jacuzzi. All three bedroom condos have an oceanfront living room with a queen sleep sofa. All three bedroom condos have a dining room. All three bedroom condos have one large direct oceanfront balcony. There is a television with VCR/DVD in the living room and a television in the master bedroom. NOTE: There are NOT televisions in 2nd & 3rd bedrooms. All units have a washer & dryer, iron & board, hair dryer and electronic safe. Linens are provided and DAILY maid service is included in the rate.
The two bedroom, two bath oceanfront condos with one direct oceanfront (center) balcony (we have 8 of these type; condos ending in #02 and #05) for the summer of 2011 will be $3325.00 weekly, plus 10.5% tax, for a total of $3674.13. This rate is based on up to 4 adults in the condo and children under 12 are free. Persons over the age of 12 (above the 4 adults permitted) are $20.00 per person per night, plus tax, additional. Bedding sizes and number of beds vary in each condo. Please note that small Pac-n-Plays and cots are $15.00 per night, plus tax, and are subject to availability. These units are only available for weekly rentals; Saturday-Saturday. These condos have two full bedrooms; one of which faces the ocean and the other bedroom does not have a view. There are two full bathrooms. These condos have an oceanfront living room with a queen sleep sofa. There is a television with VCR/DVD in the living room and a television in the master bedroom. NOTE: There is NOT a television in 2nd bedroom.These units also have a dining room. All units have a washer & dryer, iron & board, hair dryer and electronic safe. Linens are provided and DAILY maid service is included in the rate.
All other two bedroom, two bath oceanfront condos with one corner (side) balcony (we have 11 of these type) will be $2975.00 weekly, plus 10.5% tax, for a total of $3287.38. Or, $425.00 per night, plus 10.5% tax when rented nightly; thus:
- $1408.88 for 3 nights (which is the minimum in July & August)
- $1878.50 for 4 nights
- $2348.15 for 5 nights
- $2817.78 for 6 nights
These rates are including tax. Rates for the two bedroom condos are based on 4 adults in the condo and children under 12 are free. Persons over the age of 12 (above the 4 adults permitted) are $20.00 per person per night, plus tax, additional. Bedding sizes and number of beds vary in each condo. Please note that small Pac-n-Plays and cots are $15.00 per night, plus tax, and subject to availability. These condos have two full bedrooms; one of which faces the ocean and the other bedroom does not have a view. There are two full bathrooms. These condos have an oceanfront living room with a queen sleep sofa. There is a television and VCR/DVD in the living room and a television in the master bedroom. NOTE: There is NOT a television in 2nd bedroom. These units do not have a dining room but there is a dining table and chairs adjoining the living room area. All units have a washer & dryer, iron & board, hair dryer and electronic safe. These condos have a one corner balcony. Linens are provided and DAILY maid service is included in the rate.
Important Info, Please Read:
Sorry, NO discounts, including AAA, coupons or other specials are available for the two and three bedroom condos June 25, 2011 thru September 5, 2011.
The total number of guests in the condo, including children, may not exceed the number of people that the unit will sleep unless they are crib age. NO PETS ARE PERMITTED.
Please note that condos booked are not assigned in advance therefore specific bedding can not be guaranteed. ALL two bedroom condos have three beds and a queen sleeper. Some units have the two beds in the oceanfront bedroom; some have the two beds in the bedroom that does not face the ocean. Requests can be made regarding this but are NOT guaranteed.
All condos have a queen sleep sofa in the oceanfront living room. All two and three bedroom condos have two televisions only; one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. There is a VCR/DVD in the living room. Wireless internet access is available from all condos for no additional charge. All kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, stove w/conventional oven, dishwasher and trash compactor. The kitchen is equipped for basic cooking and there is a toaster & coffee maker in each unit. All condos also have a washer & dryer as well as iron & ironing board. There are hairdryers in the master bathroom. Bedding varies by unit. Linens are provided and DAILY maid service is included in the rate. Parking is free of charge. The electronic safe in every condo is ninety-nine cents per day; regardless of use.
One night's deposit (including tax) is due at the time of reservation. A confirmation will be sent after we have received your deposit. Credit card given must be able to be charged the deposit amount at the time of reservation. If you are sharing the condo we will be happy to split the deposit onto different credit cards but all cards must be presented at check-in.
The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. If using a credit card, you may note at the time of your reservation if you would like the balance automatically billed to the same account number 60 days prior to arrival; therefore making it unnecessary for you to remember to call when the balance is due! A second confirmation will be mailed when your reservation is paid in full. The credit card used for the deposit must be presented at check-in - no exceptions.
Reservations that are not paid in full at least 60 days prior to arrival will be canceled without notice and the original deposit returned. Reservations made less than 60 days prior to arrival require full payment at the time of reservation.
Cancellations for ANY reason for 2 and 3 bedroom condo reservations arriving June 25, 2011 - September 5, 2011 must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival. Please note that this policy can not be waived; even in cases of emergency. Please note that no exceptions can be made to any of our policies. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to arrival result in full forfeiture of the full rental amount including tax. All cancellations, even those made more than 30 days prior to arrival, are subject to a $100.00 processing fee.
Please note that upon arrival it will be necessary for you to present the credit card used for the deposit. There are no exceptions to this policy and is for your protection against fraud & identity theft. In the event that you can not provide the credit card used, the account will be refunded and full payment via another means will be due in full before the keys to the condo will be provided.
Check-in time is after 4pm. You are welcome to arrive as early as you like and a parking permit will be issued to you upon your arrival. You may use all the facilities of the hotel and the beach until your condo is available however this is usually 4pm during the summer. Your luggage will need to remain in your vehicle until your condo is ready. Therefore, if you plan to arrive early please prepare by packing a bag with anything you may need to enjoy the day prior to check in. (We do have changing rooms available.)
Check-out is time is before 11am. While departing 30-60 minutes late may not seem significant, it means the next family is getting in 30-60 minutes late which is significant. Accordingly, we are very strict regarding our check out time. All guests need to completely vacate the condo and then check out at the Front Desk prior to 11am. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please do not check out at the Front Desk until you have completely vacated your condo. Condos still occupied at 11:00am are subject to hourly late check out fees. You are welcome to use the beach and facilities for the remainder of the day on your departure date. Again, changing rooms are available and your vehicle may remain on property until 4pm on the day of your departure.
I trust this information will assist you with your vacation planning. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or would like to make your reservations. Thank you again for considering the Princess Royale for your 2011 summer vacation and we look forward to seeing you at the beach!
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I had taken my Mother, sister, my sisters 2 kids, and my 2 girls. We had problems trying to find a place that could accommodate the 7 of us and then we found the Princess Royale Resort. They had a 2 bedroom condo that worked perfect for our family. It was much nicer than have to find a hotel that had 2 rooms side by side that had a door in between and it was cheaper. We had a wonderful stay and the room was very, very clean.."
- GS Frederick, Maryland , May 16, 2013
This was my first overnight stay in Ocean City and I found my room in the Hotel spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. The people who worked there are friendly and the food was good. The only minor issue I had was the wire-fi signal was not strong and it was hard to log-in sometimes."
- Jesse D. Hanover, Pennsylvania , May 13, 2013
As frequent visitors to Ocean City, Maryland, over the past 25 years, my husband and I made the mistake of generally staying at the same hotel ranked in Trip Advisor’s top #20. Due to problems associated with that hotel, I finally decided to search the Internet to find a different O.C. hotel. Low and behold, I hit the jackpot in finding Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort located on 91st Street and Coastal Highway. Around 3 years ago we stayed at Princess Royale for the first time. Since then, we have been “Loyal to Princess Royale!”
We tried a few other O.C. hotels over the years also rated in the top #20, but always defaulted back to our same past hotel. So, I know whereof I speak in writing this Five Star review for Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort. As a native Marylander, I’m no stranger to Ocean City. My first visit was back in the late 1960’s when I was in high school. I’ve been going to O.C. for long weekends, holidays and special events ever since.
To give you a snapshot, this is no “Mom and Pop” hotel. Princess Royale is the real-deal and largest resort in Ocean City, with over 300 suites and 30 condominiums. The hotel can also accommodate very large conventions, functions and wedding receptions in one of over a dozen meeting rooms including ballrooms and Atrium. Note that Princess Royale is a 100%-no smoking resort.
There is a large 6-story parking garage with elevator just across the driveway from the hotel lobby entrance. Some side parking is available along the street of the second hotel entranceway. Bell Captain service is available and they eagerly await loading your luggage onto a cart and taking to your hotel room.
Honestly, we would prefer to use a cart without Bell Captain service, but that is generally not an option. Reason being, we bring a number of electronics when traveling (laptop computer, cameras, 3D-video camera, high-end binoculars, metal detectors, etc.). We would like to be responsible for our own valuables and breakables. So, we just make several trips from the parking garage to our hotel room carrying our gear. I understand the Bell Captain concept because guests sometimes leave their carts in the hallways or on elevators creating a shortage.
Schooners Restaurant and lounge are located within the hotel. Nice art-deco decorum, soft lighting and beautiful view of the ocean and palm trees. Breakfast and dinner buffets are available (or you can order from a menu). There, you will be serenated by live music in the form of an acoustic guitar player/singer. I must confess that we’ve never done the buffets, but have ordered these small steak subs from the lunch menu which are pretty good, along with the French Fries. My husband loves the French Onion Soup and I love the Potato Cheese Soup.
There is an Olympic-size heated swimming pool, large 8+ person Jacuzzi and two sauna’s in the 4-story Atrium. Complimentary towels are available. There are also two smaller 4-person hot tubs on the oceanfront sun deck just outside the Atrium. Also in the Atrium are a wide variety of arcades games, claw machines, pool table and foosball. What more could you ask for in hotel pool facilities? I would like to add that the hotel pool is the cleanest I’ve ever seen. You never see scum on the ceramic tiles in the pool or Jacuzzi. The pool and Jacuzzi water is always crystal clear with no debris, film or floaties. From a health standpoint, this is very important to me.
This hotel has all the bells and whistles such as a free health club on the premises; business center; ATM; gift shop and convenience store. You can also arrange for spa treatment (massage, facial, mani/pedi), etc.
All hotel rooms are suites comprising either two Queen beds or one King. Some rooms have a Jacuzzi. You can book an oceanfront room with spectacular view or a side oceanview room. You can also book a room overlooking the Atrium and pool. Some reviewers complain about the humidity, chlorine smell and noise experienced in the rooms overlooking the Atrium. Since I always stay oceanfront, I cannot address these issues. Each suite has a living room with pull-out sofa, side chair, coffee table and end tables with lamps. There are two TV’s in each suite (bedroom and 32” flat screen in the living room).
All suites and condominiums are furnished with Tempur-Pedic mattresses (“The #1 most highly recommended bed in America”). I liked the mattress so much first time we stayed at Princess Royale, I went out and bought one. Love it! You are guaranteed a good night’s sleep (although a relatively few don’t like the Tempur-Pedic developed by NASA). Whatever. You can’t please everyone. One hotel we used to stay at in Cape May, NJ, has not changed their mattresses in 20 years! Needless to say, we stopped staying at that hotel. Now, if I could only get the Princess Royale management to purchase Tempur-Pedic pillows throughout the hotel. Hey, a girl can dream.
The hotel has complimentary wireless Internet, along with cable HBO and Disney Channel . We always travel with our laptop computer and only on one occasion did we have an issue with Internet connectivity. Other than that, the Internet service works great at Princess Royale.
The bathrooms have a large granite counter for all your toiletries. The towels are better than average. There is a full kitchen with coffee maker (complimentary coffee), dishware, silverware, glassware, cooking pots/pans and utensils. A small granite counter separates the kitchen from the living room which serves as a dining space with two chairs. You can also book one of the amazing two or three-bedroom condominiums. That’s a whole other story. Treat yourself for a special occasion.
Of course, no hotel is perfect. Trust me. I’ve stayed at most in O.C., including the #1 top rated hotel. There is always room for improvement. During one of our stays at Princess Royale we noted new hallway carpeting and cove base being installed throughout the hotel. All of the 300+ hotel room front doors were recently replaced including new hardware. Renovations were also undertaken in the parking garage and numerous other areas inside and outside of the hotel. The management sinks a great deal of money into maintaining the hotel. From what I understand, even more improvements will soon be underway such as upgrading the elevators.
Prior to writing this review, I looked over some Trip Advisor reviews for Princess Royale. It never ceases to amaze me just how critical some people can be. For example, one reviewer went on a rant because the suites were not equipped with a “pizza slicer.” Seriously? You can’t expect a hotel kitchen to have each and every utensil as with the comforts of home. If you want a pizza slicer that bad, just go across Coastal Highway and buy one at Rose’s for 99 cents. Last time I checked, you can also slice a pizza with a knife furnished in the hotel suite kitchens.
Another reviewer complained about the “small pool and Jacuzzi.” Are you kidding me? Princess Royale has an Olympic-size swimming pool and 8+ person Jacuzzi, plus two hot tubs on the sun deck. I can tell you first hand there is no other hotel in O.C. with a pool and Jacuzzi that large. Not even the highest-rated O.C. hotels.
One other reviewer complained about the towels in the hotel rooms at Princess Royale. I can tell you these towels are somewhat plush compared to most other hotels. The O.C. hotel in which we stayed mostly over the past 20 years (prior to finding Princess Royale) used the same towels. Management was too tight (cheap) and never purchased new towels. They were as thin and worn out as a very used dishtowel.
Others complain about the “long walk” to the oceanfront suites. What do you expect? This is the largest resort in O.C. Of course you have to walk down a hallway to access the oceanfront suites. What’s the big deal? If you want a no-tell motel room where you can park your car right outside the front door, then Princess Royale is not for you.
A few Trip Advisor reviewers complain about the parking garage. Excuse me? For one thing, the garage is enclosed meaning your vehicle is protected from the elements. There is one elevator and stairwell. The 6-story parking garage is located directly across the entrance driveway from the hotel lobby. It’s a hop, skip and a jump from the garage to the front lobby where you check-in at the hotel.
I’ve stayed at hotels such as in Cape May, NJ, wherein if you come back to your room late, there are no parking spaces and you have to park on the street with parking meters (if you can find a space). Another hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC, has a parking lot across the main highway and several blocks from the hotel. You have to walk, carrying your luggage 1/8-mile to the hotel and hope you don’t get run down by a vehicle. The parking garage at Princess Royale is very convenient. Sure, it’s tight quarters but what do you expect? It’s a parking garage, people.
You have to take some negative Trip Advisor reviews with a grain of salt. Some people vent because they may have been charged a cancellation fee for checking out a day or two early, or canceling their reservations beyond the cancellation period. Read the information regarding cancellations on the hotel website before your make your reservation, or ask the Front Desk staff when you call. Don’t take it out on the hotel because you broke the rules. I have seen this happen time and time again in hotel reviews. Play fair.
Last, but certainly not least, are the incredible specials and package deals at Princess Royale. Hey, I’m giving away my best secrets. Examples are Internet Specials; Coupons; Vacation Packages; Super Saver (meals included); Rodney (the Lifeguard) Summer of 2013 (free night or discount); Golf Packages; and Special Events. My favorite is the “Welcome Back” coupon wherein, “Stay any Friday night & receive the previous Thursday night free, or stay any Saturday night & receive Sunday night free.”
I can tell you that the hotel in which we used to stay never offered any types of savings. There are also Early Bird discounts (10-15% off booking early). I was recently given a coupon by the Front Desk Clerk at Princess Royale wherein if you book your room on the Internet and present the coupon upon check-in, you get a 5% discount. I will be using this coupon for our next stay.
The hotel offers other discounts such as Princess Bucks (stay for a certain number of nights in designated room types and receive $100-$75 off the rate). Note some of these specials and package deals are only available during certain times of the year. You can wheel and deal your savings or package deals. Any way you slice it, you’re saving money. Don’t take my word for all these package deals. Just check the Princess Royale website under “Deals” and see for yourself. http://www.princessroyale.com/
While I’m at it, the rates at Princess Royale are extremely competitive. Remember, all rooms are “suites.” Not all O.C. hotels can boast this type of floor plan (living room, full kitchen, dining nook, large bathroom and bedroom with glass sliding doors and balcony). Instead, other hotels/motels just comprise one-room (bed/one chair), small bathroom with little counter space, small microwave and tiny 3.0-cu. ft. fridge (no kitchen). If you’re lucky, you might have a window or balcony.
Okay, he’s my very best-kept secret. When booking a room on the Princess Royale website, use the drop-down menu under “Choose your package and room type” for discounts such as AAA, AARP. There you will find the “Lucky 13 Promotion” (representing 2013). Click on that drop-down menu and you will receive a 13% discount on booking your room! Top that. I’ve never seen such cost-savings deals at any O.C. hotel or elsewhere – ever!
So, I’ve given this Trip Advisor review of Princess Royale my all. Not because I’m affiliated with the hotel in any way. I’m not. It’s just that I’ve been there, done that having stayed at numerous other top-rated O.C. hotels -- and Princess Royale all things inclusive comes out on top. Oh, I’m not saying this could become a reality, but if the planets are in alignment your room-type accommodations might be upgraded during the off-season. If six planets are aligned during your stay, who knows you might be upgraded to one of the fabulous condominiums!"
- Earthy Barbara Hyattsville, MD , May 09, 2013