By Hope S. Philbrick
When reclining on a zebra-patterned chaise lounge, is it appropriate to pop up one knee in the same way it’s best to pop out a pinkie finger whilst holding a delicate teacup?
It’s easy to start pondering such etiquette details when staying in a bayside suite at The Edge, one of two all-suite boutique hotels at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, Maryland. Because not only will your room offer a chaise (which may or may not be upholstered in animal print fabric) plus multiple other compelling spots to recline and gaze out at the breathtaking view, but also because while sprawling in front of those floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows it’s easy to imagine some keen-eyed contrarian out there might spot any errors in behavior.
When starlight replaces sunlight bouncing off the waves that melt into the horizon, it’s good to remember that windows offer a two-way view: If you opt to slip into the heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub adjacent to the window, plan to either don a swimming suit or lower the blinds since it’s never proper etiquette to stage a peep show for diners seated at the upscale Fager’s Island Restaurant and Bar just over yonder.
Whether you arrive in Ocean City via private plane, helicopter, yacht, or limousine—or just want to fantasize that you did—The Hotels at Fager’s Island are Ocean City’s most luxurious accommodations.
Best of all, both The Lighthouse Club and The Edge hotels are exclusively available for adults. 21 Plus Salute!
“We’re the only all-adult hotel in Ocean City,” says hotel representative Angela Reynolds. “We’re also the only hotel that offers evening turndown service, continental breakfast served in suite, plus an honor bar and fresh-baked cookies every afternoon in the Club Room.”
The hotels occupy four blocks of coastline on the bay. The Lighthouse Club, which opened in 1988, has 23 suites furnished with pieces that were custom-made in Puerto Rico. The Edge, which opened in 2002, offers 12 suites that are individually designed with treasures collected from around the world. Whether you prefer a room with a balcony, gas fireplace, or both, with a two-person Jacuzzi on a raised platform, four-poster bed, or both, you can realize your dreams here.
Imported linens, Jacuzzi tubs, marble bathrooms, down bedding, plush towels, and Italian bath products are standards. Every suite at both hotels offers expansive bay views with spectacular sunsets—okay, technically the sunsets depend on the weather and climate conditions beyond control of the hotel staff members, but they certainly do their best to set the stage so you can appreciate nature at its best.
Ocean City boasts 10 miles of pristine sandy beaches, a famous Boardwalk, and easy access to Assateague Island, a 37-mile paradise where wild horses roam white sand beaches.
The hotels are adjacent to Fager’s Island Restaurant and Bar, one of Ocean City’s most renowned dining options. Just stroll across small bridges spanning the wetlands to pass between the restaurant and hotels.
This is an oasis you may never want to leave. Eventually, you’ll have to. But while here you can savor the good life and work on perfecting your chaise-lounge pose.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- On-site dining
- King or Queen beds
- in-room Jacuzzi tubs, many are heart shaped
- Marble bathrooms
- A limited number of two-bedroom suites available
- In-room continental breakfast
- Complimentary bottled water and soda in the in-room ‘frig, stocked daily
- Service animals can be accommodated
- Odds of Encountering Children: Zero. This is an adults-only hotel.
The Hotels at Fager’s Island
201 60th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842-5386
– Photos courtesy The Hotels at Fager’s Island; zebra chaise at The Edge © HSP Media LLC
Featured products, services and/or travel arrangements may have been complimentary in part or in full; this affords the research opportunity but does not sway opinion. Thanks to Worcester County, Maryland and The Hotels at Fager’s Island for hosting my visit.