Top 10 Atlantic City Casino Resorts
Top 10 Atlantic City Casino Resorts Overview
Atlantic City has long been known as the Las Vegas of the U.S. East Coast. But only in the past decade has it revived and recharged, becoming a truly electric destination that rivals its Nevada counterpart. The famous boardwalks are still here, as new activities and venues have sprung up around them. Casino resorts, too, have enjoyed this new boom in Atlantic City. Many of them welcome world-class entertainment and highlight the very latest trends in Atlantic City accommodations, spas and recreation. Here are our Top 10 Atlantic City Casino Resorts!
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - West Atlantic City, New Jersey
Which helps it fit nicely into our No. 1 spot. The Borgata isn’t just an Atlantic City resort hotel. It’s a symbol of the entire vacation destination, with 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 12 destination restaurants, four nightlife concepts and the 54,000-sq.-ft. European-style Spa Tocarre. If you’re sensing an Italian theme here, you should see the entire hotel. It radiates classic Italian style, with vignettes of American and free-spirited vagabond. A highlight, of course, is the casino – all 161,000 whopping sq. ft. of it, with 4,100 slots and just about every table you game you can think of or pronounce. That’s in addition to the 85-table poker room, Atlantic City’s largest, and a variety of luxurious accommodations just steps away. If you’ve been thinking about an Atlantic City casino vacation, the Borgata is the kind of place that turns thought into fast action.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Take the swimming pool, for example – or rather, The Pool. This tropical oasis is very likely to relax you during daylight. But at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, darkness outside means electric energy inside as The Pool transforms into a vibrant club scene. The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at Harrah’s is another way to escape, to put it mildly, along with a variety of restaurants and eclectic, luxurious shops. Harrah’s is also known for its contribution to the skyline, with the tallest hotel tower in Atlantic City. More than 160,000 sq. ft. encompass the casino at Harrah’s, which offers 3,800 slots on its newly expanded casino floor. The Atlantic City gaming facility also features a 40-table poker room and more than a dozen types of table games. Combine this with a waterfront marina location, and there’s simply no way to experience it all in just one trip. Care to make Atlantic City a regular vacation stop?
Caesars Atlantic City - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Even if you don’t emerge victorious among the 3,000 slot machines and 135 table games (et tu, Brute?) the natural light, stone and Roman Rituals at the Qua Baths and Spa are well worth the trip. Like other Atlantic City casino resorts, Caesars has a happening daytime bar scene; unlike other resorts, it’s on the roof of the hotel and features a pool, sun, liquid refreshments and even morning hours for families. And when you spend $3 million on a casino-floor lounge called Toga, our hats go off to you! Actually the empire extends through live entertainment, too, with a 1,500-seat theater – called Circus Maximus, of course - that’s got the space and the sound for acts known worldwide.
Bally's Atlantic City - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Bally’s Atlantic City has much more than gaming, of course, and involves much more than just a themed adventure on your Atlantic City vacation. There’s a full-service salon for both men and women, the sumptuous Spa at Bally’s, and an indoor pool area with seven whirlpools and extensive workout and fitness equipment, and seven luxury shops on site. You can extend your Western experience at the Mountain Bar – or you can dive into a varied world of styles at venues like Blue Martini and the summer Bikini Beach Bar. For something really big, you can also visit the Main Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City for live entertainment on a grand scale. Which might even include – you guessed it – country and western performers!
Tropicana Casino and Resort - Atlantic City, England
Case in point: The Quarter, which is a collection of restaurants, entertainment and shopping that recalls Old Havana and the days long ago when the original Tropicana was the Queen of all Havana Casinos. It’s a recreation of Havana’s old streets – and of its sounds, including live music at Tango’s Lounge, karaoke and more. There’s even a Havana Tower directly above all the action, featuring beautiful guest rooms with Internet and 25-inch TVs. About the modern stuff: that would include bluemercury® apothecary, which in today’s terms is a full-service spa, and a casino with several creative variations on slot playing - the high-stakes Crystal Room, the premium Palm Cove and Havana Rooftop Slots, with salsa music, Havana décor and artwork and even some enticing Havana aromas. Ole!
Trump Taj Mahal Hotel Casino - Atlantic City, New Jersey
The emperor Shah Jahan also said “In this world this edifice has been made; To display thereby the creator's glory.” While we suspect that might also be true in this case, the Trump Taj Mahal certainly stands as a testament to a fantastic Atlantic City vacation. Its 1,250 guest rooms and suites vary from stylish comfort to sleek, modern luxury to the absolutely stunning, and five clubs, and two concert venues attract world-renowned entertainment. The warm tones and myriad architectural accents of the Trump Taj Mahal make gaming a true experience among 3,000 slots, a 70-table poker room and 120 table games. Unlike the actual Taj Majal, this Atlantic City casino resort is anything but a mausoleum!
Showboat – The Mardi Gras Casino - Atlantic City, New Jersey
For starters, there’s the three-story Club Worship, with one of the coolest dance floors in Atlantic City. There’s the elegant aura of the Foundation Room, complete with a fireside lounge and fine dining. Just for perspective, these are within the famous House of Blues. Just for perspective, these establishments are both located within the House of Blues – known worldwide as a bastion of music, food, art and excitement. You can have an incredibly broad range of experiences on the actual Bourbon Street, but at Showboat Atlantic City they’re just as broad – and that’s just on the gaming floor. Table games including Rapid Roulette, mini-baccarat and Let it Ride combine with a dazzling 3,450 slot machines. A notable difference: in New Orleans, the festivities end after Fat Tuesday. Here, the fun goes on and on!
Atlantic City Hilton Resort Casino - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Actually, the Atlantic City Hilton Resort Casino has 800 deluxe rooms of Atlantic City vacation experience, complete with blackout drapes, pay movies and video games and refrigerators. Which is just a warm-up for the real excitement: more than 75,000 sq. ft. of casino floor, recalling the authentic gambling that made Atlantic City the second Las Vegas. You’ll find a huge variety of slots and table games including Blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. If you’re having one of those days, the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort has you covered: a 13,000-sq.-ft. spa features a tropical garden setting, plus a sauna, steam room, hot tub and a sprawling 9,000-sq.-ft. indoor pool. This is the life on your Atlantic City vacation!
Trump Marina Casino Resort - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Well, not really. But it is possible at Trump Marina Casino Resort, which among other things features a recreation deck of almost three full acres. That’s not to be confused with The Deck, offering weekly outdoor theme nights by the bay all summer. And if you thought the Grand Cayman was just a Caribbean island, you may be surprised to know that it’s also a 16,920-sq.-ft. ballroom that hosts world-class live acts. In case you need more, the Trump Marina Casino Resort also features an 80,000-sq.-ft. casino with 2,000 slots, poker and table games. Not to be missed: the newly-refurbished baccarat pit, which features dedicated cocktail service and an upscale environment designed just for people who might arrive on that 300-ft. yacht. Like us.
Trump Plaza Hotel Casino - Ventnor City, New Jersey
Witness the outdoor Beach Bar. You can’t find a description of it that doesn’t include the term “sexy,” and it features specialty drinks, live bands and plenty of sand day and night. You can also sit indoors directly along the boardwalk at the Liquid Bar, or catch a live show at the amazing Theatre at Trump Plaza. Spacious deluxe Atlantic City hotel rooms offer on-demand movies, digital music and Nintendo, and the luxury goes up from there across a range of suites. The slots and table games at Trump Plaza Hotel Casino are encompassed in a gorgeous space that’s the perfect counterpoint to the outdoor beach fun. And, for a little rejuvenation, there’s also a seventh-floor spa, salon, fitness center and swimming pool. Just try not having fun here!