The original Carousel was built in 1962 by political operative Bobby Baker as a hideaway for Washington D.C. power brokers. The original Carousel or “Bobby Baker Building” as it is often referred to is four stories high contains 75 oceanfront hotel rooms.
In 1974, the Atrium area and 22 story Tower Building were connected to the original hotel building making the Carousel the only multi-use facility in Ocean City. Floor 1 of the Tower Building houses offices, the front desk and the lobby area as well as meeting rooms. Floors 2-5 house 162 hotel rooms and suites. Floors 6-22 have 190 two and three bedroom condominiums that are each privately owned.