My husband, 1.5 year old and myself stayed at one of the promenade suites. We were in room 211 I believe. It was a beautiful room. It had a large kitchen, large bathroom (no bathtub) with a small bedroom.
However, there were quite a few issues that were not visible when you look at their website. First of all, the promenade rooms are behind the boardwalk rides. Meaning when you look out of the window thats all you see. The noise was horrendous. We couldn't even hear the tv when it was on unless it was blaring. The rides before labor day were going until midnight. After labor day they would end at between 10-11pm. It was definitely not the relaxing vacation we had imagined. My son enjoyed watching the rides until it was time for bed. Although some of the other reviews mentioned it would be noisy, I never imagined HOW noisy until we were there. I would NOT recommend staying in the promenade suites if you have small children that go to bed early.
In addition, to reach the promenade rooms you had to take the elevator (a very small elevator) to the 2nd floor, and then climb about 10 steps to get to the suites. This was fine when the lift next to the stairs worked but the day we left it would out so we had to lug all of our suitcases down the steps. In addition, every time we took our son out my husband carried my son in the stroller down the steps. If it was just my husband and I, the steps would not be an issue but when you have a child its a different story.
Furthermore, the promenade suites are located on the same floor as the ballrooms which is where all the weddings occur. We had about 3 weddings that took place while we were there.
Overall I would only recommend this for couples, or for families with children that are much older, or those that can sleep through noise without any problems. If you plan on having the pack and play in your room it will be a tight squeeze. We had to put the pack and play in front of the closet door in the bedroom because there was no other place to put it.
Don't get me wrong, the hotel has its charm. Its beautiful and is right on the boardwalk, but for the money we spent I imagined there to be more.
Take a look at the pictures I posted with this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All rooms at the Flanders have private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens with refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, stovetops and daily housekeeping services. The hotel features a Heated Pool, Restaurant with Room Service, Coffee Shop, Business Center, Coin-Op Laundry, Unique Shops, Complimentary Parking (1 car per room) and Beach Tags (in season). Located on the Boardwalk just steps from the beach. The Flanders also features elegant ballrooms that are perfect for business meetings, social gatherings and wedding receptions. Our wedding professionals specialize in destination weddings and beach ceremonies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flanders Hotel Ocean City
- Flanders Ocean City