While this hotel is decorated with stylish sophistication they believe that if you have younger children you should not stay there. I was visiting LBI for one night. This, sadly was the only hotel in the area I was looking for that would allow one night reservation. Their child policy listed on the website conflicts with what I was told over the phone while trying to make the reservation. The hotel made an "exception" for my 2 boys who are aged 4 and 6 because it was the middle of the week. The reasons as for their policy really boil down to the hotel did not want to upgrade the noise proofing between rooms. And that aspect is very apparent. Our visit was uneventful and we literally spent 12 hours in the hotel. But, I was so anxious over every peep my kids made that I was not very comfortable. I am well aware there are lenient parenting styles but I feel their policy could be tweaked and enforced in a way to not make parents uncomfortable. Just because I have young kids does not mean I don't enjoy a stylish hotel. It also doesn't mean my kids will act like wild animals.
I think if you are a couple or a family with older kids this place is fine, but a bit pricey. However, one of the reasons given to me for why management doesn't like to encourage children staying there is because "amorous" noises are easily transmitted between walls. As a hotel patron if I can hear the couple next to me going crazy I am going to be pissed, kids with me or not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Daddy O Restaurant and Boutique Hotel is Long Beach Island's first upscale accommodation. We feature full service restaurant, bar and take out store. Our hotel boasts all the amenities the modern traveler is accustomed to and is within a block from the ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Daddy O Hotel And Restaurant Long Beach Island, NJ