Best known for its casinos and wide beaches, Atlantic City is home to a wide selection of resort hotels – many of which house their very own opulent gambling dins and other lavish amenities.
First coming to prominence as a health retreat for the wealthy in the 1800s, today the city is sprinkled with glitzy high-rise hotels and nightclubs, together with an iconic Boardwalk that adorns many a postcard and tourism billboard. Its accommodation offerings also includes several resorts in which in-house casinos and spas are commonplace. We’ve picked 5 of the best resort hotels that Atlantic City has to offer.
Situated on the downtown Boardwalk, this beachfront resort boasts an incredible line-up of amenities including a mind-boggling 18 restaurants, several indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a pool-side bar, a full-service spa and a salon, an IMAX theatre, a nightclub and a casino. Contemporary guest rooms are spread across four towers, each coming with a TV, a coffee-maker and a private bathroom. For guests arriving in their own transport, there’s free private parking. All of the city’s many Boardwalk attractions are just steps away. From $74 per night.
This famous Roman-inspired casino hotel is a mecca for shopping enthusiasts, with some 75 stores located within its confines offering guests the ultimate in retail therapy during their stay. Other notable amenities include a rooftop pool affording eye-catching cityscape views, and a 135-table casino that draws high rollers and casual gamblers alike. There’s also a spa with 15 treatment rooms, and Roman baths in keeping with the resort’s broader antiquity theme. For more modern entertainment, an on-site nightclub keeps revellers dancing long into the night. Meanwhile, the classically decorated guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and floor-to-ceiling windows. From $91 per night.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
A fitness centre, a restaurant and bar, an indoor pool, a business centre and a casino are among the facilities at the Atlantic City outpost of the legendary Hard Rock hotel chain. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a desk, a coffee machine a fridge and a private bathroom. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s also a communal sun terrace that’s ideal for unwinding after a day of exploration and vending machines selling snacks and drinks. Close by are several renowned attractions including Atlantic City Beach, Steel Pier and the Boardwalk. From $59 per night.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Situated close to the charming neighbourhood of Venice Park and overlooking the marina in Renaissance Pointe, this upscale casino resort features multiple dining options, a fitness centre, a barbershop, a casino, several shops, a spa and six swimming pools. There’s also a tranquil garden that’s perfect for relaxing and socialising. Modern guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV and marble bathrooms, and if you upgrade to a suite you get deep soaking tubs, too. Atlantic City Aquarium is just under a mile away. From $104 per night.
Resorts Casino Hotel
Guests can look out over the Boardwalk from this waterfront casino, where the amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, several restaurants, a wine bar, a café, a salon, retail shops and a casino. There’s also nightly live entertainment Guest rooms are decked out in an eye-catching Art Deco theme and come with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a private bathroom. The Steel Pier Amusement Park is situated just across the street and the sandy shore of Atlantic City beach is also seconds away. From $258 per night.