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“A big let down” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Flanders Hotel
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A big let down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

The room was rather trite and not very well maintained. There really was no service except check in and out. A good location off season when we went but I think in season it would be a mob scene. Great shops in the hotel.

Room Tip: I'm sure ocean front is lovely, but not worth the money.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank lizzie814
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Dorothy D, Front Office Manager at The Flanders Hotel, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Our staff works very diligently to maintain all guest rooms and public spaces. However, it seems we fell short during your stay and for that, we are truly sorry.
We are glad you had a relaxing time and enjoyed the shops at the hotel. You are correct, Ocean City is very quiet during the winter months and before you know it summer will be here and the families will be back enjoying the beach, boardwalk and amusement parks. We hope to see you again should you return to Ocean City.
Happy Holidays,
Dorothy Derfler
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Turnersville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Everyone who attended our 55 year high school reunion on Oct. 10, 11 and 12 has done nothing but rave about The Flanders Hotel...the suites, the staff. the food, everything. The rooms were quite spacious; the staff friendly and helpful, especially Karen Bergman; the Garden Room and the Ballroom were beautifully decorated; the food was superb! We HIGHLY recommend The Flanders to anyone who is planning a special event or is traveling to Ocean City, NJ.

Room Tip: All of The Flanders suites were great!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Janet R
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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

I've been visiting The Flanders for the past 10 years....and it's always wonderful!!! We love hearing, seeing and exploring the amusement park, shops, the beach and the boardwalk!!! The charm and elegance of this Historic Hotel is fantastic! We always request room 817, it's a one bedroom and extremely comfortable and it is decorated with historic photos! Love the room service too!!!!

Room Tip: Room 817 is Ocean View instead of Ocean Front, but it is less expensive!!! you still have the view o...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PatsBella
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Level Contributor
149 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

As the title indicates, the biggest selling point is its location on the Boardwalk right in the middle of all of the "action" (sorry, Ocean City is a "dry" town).
Pros: parking is included in the room cost, as is a number of beach tags (this practice may be unique to NJ - you have to pay for access to the beach in most locations). You are steps from the shops, rides and restaurants and of course the beach itself. The rooms are reasonably sized and the "ocean-front Kings" have a separate bedroom with king bed, TV, large closets. Rooms have a small kitchenette with a table that seats 6 (or more if you are friendly), with a queen sleeper sofa and chair that folds out into a kid-sized bed. On-premises coffee shop and restaurant. Outdoor pool.
Cons: Rooms are not cheap during the season. Lots of competition for the elevators especially on weekends when guests are checking in and out. The hotel is also a popular venue for weddings, reunions and similar parties, so can get a little noisy on Friday and Saturday nights. The seating area for the pool can fill up quickly - many guests "claim" a chairlounge with a towel and then depart for a few hours.
Bottom line - if you place a premium on convenience, this is the place to stay in OC. If you don't mind walking a few blocks (laden with beach gear, or with a cranky child after a long day at the beach or night on the rides), you can get a lot more for your money.

Room Tip: Ocean Front kings are the largest (and the priciest of the regular rooms) but the view itself is not...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank phil fort wash
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just last week I attended a business function at The Flanders, an elegant older hotel on the Ocean City boardwalk. The food was extremely good, the conference room was comfortable, and the staff was efficient & pleasant. It would be a wonderful place for a wedding, with a large parking lot and lots of rooms for guests to stay. Ocean City is a dry town but alcohol is allowed for private parties.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Rusty1960
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

My son and his wife rented a 3 bedroom Lanai Suite at the Flanders in August. They were there for a week, we went for 5 days. The suite was 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The layout was odd because for 2 of the bedrooms, you had to walk down a few steps so beware what you rent if you have kids who may fall down the steps or elderly who have problems with steps. The place appeared to be well outfitted and clean. Beds were comfortable. The sliding patio door led to a huge outside area all fenced in with tables and chairs and chaises so you could sit outside - but you couldn't really spend time out there because the noise from the amusement park on the other side of the fence was astounding. And it went on until 11 or 12 midnight. The lights shown in through the drapes which you had to pull to help with the noise and light abatement. The kitchen was really tiny with very little storage. For the price they paid, I'd say it was pretty much a ripoff. Yes, I know folks go for the boardwalk, the beach, etc. but this was even a bit much for them, I think. Son complained that they should have gone elsewhere but DIL wanted to be near the beach (which we only went to once in the 5 days I was there). The hotel pool was part of the deal and it was great. We took everyone (10 people) for dinner at Emilys Ocean Restaurant for their Prime Rib night on Tuesday and it was great! The Prime Rib was huge and cooked perfectly and the Marscapone Cheesecake was heavenly. I think I'd like the hotel much more than the Lanai Suites but I did like the fact that they were on the ground floor and easy in and out. Parking was horrendously priced - $15 per day at the lot across the street. Probably won't be back to Ocean City anytime soon. We live in Florida and our beaches are much nicer and for the price, I think you could go to Florida and have money left over! I'm including the use of the hotel pool and the restaurant experience in my rating (restaurant will be reviewed separately). If you are thinking of going to Ocean City, look around - surely you can find something less expensive with less noise - maybe a block or two away - better than this noisy place.

Room Tip: The Lanai Suites are very, very noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jane_in_va
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

My family and I recently stayed in the Penthouse of the Flanders hotel and I can't begin to scratch the service at how amazingly, wonderful it was for our entire family! From the ease of parking, to service with your luggage, to the accomodations of having our room cleaned when it was convenient for US, to the views, etc. etc. etc. Every staff member we encountered was extremely courteous and always had smiles on their faces. Our beds were comfortable and the rooms were spacious. My children had lots of room to play and enjoy themselves too! The location is SOOOO conveniently located right on the beach and boardwalk-we never had to move our car! All around a wonderful time-thumbs up to the Flanders Hotel!

Room Tip: Penthouse...ALL THE WAY!!!! It's huge, comfortable, the decor is out of this world! Couldn't...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Flanders Hotel
Address: 719 E 11th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3327
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ocean City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocean City
#12 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 94
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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