The Carousel Resort Hotel and Condomiums in Ocean City, Maryland is a long-time family favorite for summer beach escapes. Much like the other hotels in Ocean City that have been around for a number of years, it features much of its original dycor. The hotel is family-oriented and there are a number of activities and amentities which appeal to young children right on the premises.
The hotel features 72 rooms with direct oceanfront views. There are 150 deluxe standard rooms that offer the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay while on vacation. Twelve of the rooms are deluxe standard suites, and three are direct oceanfront suites. For those looking for additional space and privacy, 80 of the units are condominiums, and for those wanting a luxurious beach experience, the Carousel offers three penthouses.
The amenities at the hotel are numerous. It is the only location in Ocean City that offers an indoor ice rink that is open year-round. Children will enjoy the novelty of bundling up skating indoors with the beach, sand, and sun just a few steps away. Occasionally the rink features professional ice shows so guests can enjoy the athleticism and professional showmanship of famous skaters.
For those looking for something more traditionally beach-like, there are both indoor and outdoor pools. Both of the pools are heated, so even during the occasional chilly summer night, guests can still enjoy swimming under the stars. During the off-season when Ocean City temperatures dip below freezing, guests can relax in the indoor pool. The hotel also offers a fitness center and sauna so you will not have to let your workout regime slip while on vacation. There are tennis courts for those who prefer competitive exercise in the sun. If you are more interesed in just kicking back and having a relaxing time with friends and family, head to the lounge where there are pool tables, or the nearby game room for arcade games, pinball, and video games.
Those who would rather stay at the hotel instead of venturing to the crowded boardwalk or restaurants for dining can enjoy one of the four restaurants at the hotel. The Seasons Restaurant offers views of the ocean and a number of entrees. There are $5.00 burger nights, a daily breakfast buffet, and 10 entrees for $10.00. The Bamboo Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere where people can relax and enjoy a drink. The Carousel Bistro scoops up delicious ice cream treats, and the Carousel Patio and Bar is open May through September and allows guests to sit by the pool and enjoy their beverages.
For those wanting to host a large even in Ocean City, the Carousel offers 12,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate small, initimate groups, as well as large parties. These spaces are available for both fun and business, and an event coordinator will help you plan the occasion. For those looking for a family friendly experience at a traditional Ocean City location, consider staying at the Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums.