ATLANTIC CLUB (Formerly the Hilton Atlantic City):
Located at the Southernmost end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, this hotel & casino caters to locals and groups of senior citizens. The hotel itself is relatively old but still maintains a decent level of cleanliness while offering standard amenities. Since its recent re-branding, the Atlantic Club will cater heavily toward people within a 15 mile radius and offer free parking at all times.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 6/10
Restaurant Selection: 6/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 3/10
Spa Facilities: 6/10
Overall Value for the Price: 6/10
THE CHELSEA:
This hotel is at the Southern End of the Boardwalk, within close walking distance to the Tropicana. Although this is a hotel-only, rooms here are generally cheaper than the surrounding hotels so it ends up being a good place to crash. During the summer months, the rooftop pool has some swanky parties that appeal to the New York crowd and trendy locals. A highlight to the property is the diner on the ground-floor called Teplitzky's.

Regular Room Rating: 7/10
Sweetness of Suites: 7/10
Restaurant Selection: 7/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 5/10
Spa Facilities: 6/10
Overall Value for the Price: 6/10
TROPICANA:
The Tropicana is the best hotel and casino complex at the Southern end of the Atlantic City boardwalk. The restaurant selection is second to none on the boardwalk, and the various bars and nightlife options provide something for everyone. While the majority of its hotel rooms could use some updating, the hotel is fairly priced and serves as a hotspot for the young 20-something crowd.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 8/10
Restaurant Selection: 10/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 8/10
Spa Facilities: 7/10
Overall Value for the Price: 8/10
TRUMP PLAZA:
This hotel uses the phrase "center of it all" for a reason. Located directly in the middle of the Atlantic City boardwalk, Trump Plaza is always crowded due to its location. The rooms are small and outdated and the opulent gold theme in the hotel can be a little overbearing. The restaurants on site leave a lot to be desired and there are no realistic nightlife options to speak of.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 6/10
Restaurant Selection: 5/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 3/10
Spa Facilities: 5/10
Overall Value for the Price: 5/10
CAESARS:
Also located right in the middle of the Boardwalk, Caesars offers a lot for everyone. There are plenty of restaurants on site and the nightlife options have really improved in recent years. One of the town's best hot spots, Dusk Nightclub, is located here and they know how to throw one hell of a party. The rooms have been recently renovated and although they're expensive, they provide great value since you are in the middle of the action and don't need to take a cab anywhere.

Regular Room Rating: 7/10
Sweetness of Suites: 7/10
Restaurant Selection: 8/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 8/10
Spa Facilities: 9/10
Overall Value for the Price: 8/10
BALLY'S:
Bally's is one of the town's oldest hotels that houses multiple towers located next to Caesars near the middle of the boardwalk. Since it is connected via interior walkway to Wild Wild West Casino and Caesar's Hotel & Casino, it is a popular hotel for people spending time at either place. The rooms are always among the cheapest in Atlantic City on the weekends and although the accommodations aren't the best in town, the value is there.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 4/10
Restaurant Selection: 4/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 4/10
Spa Facilities: 4/10
Overall Value for the Price: 6/10
ATLANTIC PALACE:
Atlantic Palace is an all-suite hotel located a little north of the center of the Boardwalk. There is no casino or restaurant on site, so it really acts as a place to crash. The rooms are very reasonable and they offer multi-bedroom suites which are popular with some of our bachelor and bachelorette parties. The downside is that you have to take a cab or walk to the nearest casino that you want to hang out at.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 6/10
Restaurant Selection: N/A
Bar Scene & Nightlife: N/A
Spa Facilities: N/A
Overall Value for the Price: 6/10
RESORTS:
Resorts is located toward the north end of the Atlantic City boardwalk and although it caters mostly to an older crowd, it has undergone a bit of a rebirth over the last two years. There are now nightlife options on the property including some bars that are popular in the gay community. The new Rendezvous tower offers rooms at a reasonable price and provides decent value for your money. The restaurant options on-site aren't very striking, but there is plenty to choose from.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 6/10
Restaurant Selection: 6/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 6/10
Spa Facilities: 5/10
Overall Value for the Price: 6/10
TRUMP TAJ MAHAL:
While the Taj Mahal may only use Donald Trump's name for licensing/branding purposes nowadays, the hotel has seen its share of upgrades in recent years. Many new restaurants and entertainment-level renovations have made the Taj Mahal one of our favorite hotels on the Boardwalk. Although the nightclub (Casbah) is way past its prime, the hotel rooms are recently refreshed and the relatively new Chairman Tower provides some of the finest accommodations in the city. The suites here are also popular with bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Regular Room Rating: 8/10
Sweetness of Suites: 9/10
Restaurant Selection: 7/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 6/10
Spa Facilities: 6/10
Overall Value for the Price: 7/10
SHOWBOAT:
The Showboat, which is one of the northernmost hotel/casinos, seems to be a favorite among smokers and day-trippers. The restaurant selection is improved over recent years, but the lack of a reliable nightlife venue sinks the Showboat to the middle of the pack. A couple of bright notes about the hotel are the clean and neat rooms that offer reasonable rates, along with the House of Blues concert hall that still hosts some of the best acts in the city.

Regular Room Rating: 6/10
Sweetness of Suites: 8/10
Restaurant Selection: 7/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 6/10
Spa Facilities: 6/10
Overall Value for the Price: 7/10
REVEL:
Revel is a game-changer in Atlantic City. As the first new mega-resort in the city since the Borgata opened in 2002, Revel sits at the northern tip of the boardwalk and boasts the tallest hotel tower, freshest restaurants, and most dominant nightlife/daylife portfolio in the city. This Las Vegas-style lifestyle resort aims to draw new, high-end clientele to the city and will focus its first year on spending big to make a splash.

Regular Room Rating: 9/10
Sweetness of Suites: 10/10
Restaurant Selection: 10/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 10/10
Spa Facilities: 9/10
Overall Value for the Price: 9/10
SHERATON (at the Convention Center):
Located right at the entrance to Atlantic City, the Sheraton at the Convention Center is one hotel that many overnight guests overlook. With reasonable rates and close access to "The Walk" shopping area, the Sheraton provides the great value that a lot of people are looking for. Although they do not have a casino or realistic dining options, the close proximity to the action makes this one a solid choice.

Regular Room Rating: 7/10
Sweetness of Suites: 6/10
Restaurant Selection: 4/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 4/10
Spa Facilities: 3/10
Overall Value for the Price: 7/10
GOLDEN NUGGET (formerly Trump Marina):
Golden Nugget is one of the newcomers to Atlantic City. If you've visited Trump Marina in recent years, you will not notice the place after you take a stroll through the new Golden Nugget. The new owners have sunken over $100 million into room renovations, new restaurants, and a complete makeover of the interior and casino floor. The room rates are also reasonable, with great bang for the buck.

Regular Room Rating: 7/10
Sweetness of Suites: 8/10
Restaurant Selection: 7/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 5/10
Spa Facilities: 6/10
Overall Value for the Price: 7/10
HARRAH'S:
With a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment options, Harrah's is the Tropicana of the Marina District. Sitting back on the bay, Harrah's is home to the mega-club known as The Pool After Dark. The hotel has numerous towers, and you can land in anything from an extremely outdated room to a swanky new room in the more modern Waterfront Tower. The corner suites here are popular with bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Regular Room Rating: 7/10
Sweetness of Suites: 9/10
Restaurant Selection: 9/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 8/10
Spa Facilities: 8/10
Overall Value for the Price: 8/10
BORGATA:
The Borgata has been the top dog in Atlantic City since 2002, boasting the nicest hotel rooms, the best overall casino vibe, and the strongest nightlife options in town. With two popular nightclubs and countless other bars, the Borgata is the preferred destination for affluent couples and party people from every walk of life. The restaurants are all owned by heralded chefs and the Event Center hosts some of the top acts in America.

Regular Room Rating: 9/10
Sweetness of Suites: 10/10
Restaurant Selection: 10/10
Bar Scene & Nightlife: 9/10
Spa Facilities: 9/10
Overall Value for the Price: 9/10
THE WATER CLUB:
Connected to the Borgata as a lifestyle hotel, The Water Club is all about elegance and comfort. It does not have a casino and the vibe of this hotel makes it feel worlds away from the nearest high-octane action. The Spa here is the best (and most expensive) in town, but offers unparalleled views of Atlantic City. Although there are no restaurants in this tower, everything you need is just steps away at The Borgata.

Regular Room Rating: 9/10
Sweetness of Suites: 10/10
Restaurant Selection: N/A
Bar Scene & Nightlife: N/A
Spa Facilities: 10/10
Overall Value for the Price: 9/10


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