by Whitney Rife
The most exciting thing about Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums is their world famous indoor ice-skating rink. If the kids are not into ice-skating, surely they will love the indoor and outdoor heated pools. Maybe your kids are the indoor type and would prefer to hang out in the arcade room? Either way, the Carousel seems to cover every base. They even have a third kiddie pool for the young ones. In addition to condominiums, every hotel room is equipped with a microwave, a compact refrigerator and a sink. You have the choice of an oceanfront view. There’s no need for an oven when you have a few restaurant choices downstairs. Kids get breakfast free, two each per one paying adult. The resort runs professional ice-skating shows and movies on the beach during the summer. Chincoteague Island is a short eight-mile drive away. Visiting this unique beach of wild horses is something you will not want to miss; however, there is plenty to do at the resort itself.
Our Editor Loves
- World famous ice rink
- Beach activities
- Close to Chincoteague Island
What a wonderful winter break. We came to OC for the Winterfest of Lights. We had a 2 BR condo that was very nice. Full kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty to do at the hotel. I must mention of smell in the lobby, oh it is so nice.
The lady that worked at the pool was exceptionally friendly and accommodating.
I can't wait to go back!
Overall we had a really great time. We had a 3 bedroom condo which was nice, comfortable and had the essentials that we needed (said coffee was provided but only decaf was provided). We stayed for two nights and had enough towels and supplies for our stay. The hotel was nice and a great location. The indoor pool was cold which was really disappointing. The hot tub was only 91 degrees so even that was not overly warm. We had planned to swim all day the one day but just could not because the water was too cold. Having a ping pong table in the pool room was nice though and fun for the kids. The ice skating rink was nice and we all had a great time skating. It was not overly crowded and is a decent size rink. It was not overly cool in that area though and the ice rink was very wet, once someone fell even once their clothes were soaked through. Wish the pool had been warmer and the ice rink had been cooler.