Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
What We Love
- The haven that is the Living Room, a guests-only, key-card-required lounge with a magenta chandelier, free WiFi, a mini–gift shop, peace and privacy
- The 161,000 square feet of gaming
- Speedy room service and helpful staff
What To Know
- A $10 resort fee charge per night will be collected at the property
- A marsh, highway and bay cut the resort off from the rest of town; if you want to visit the beach (or anything else) you’ll need a cab
- WiFi is free in the Living Room but $9.95 in the guestrooms, and unless you've booked a spa treatment, expect to drop $12 on a fitness center day pass
- Borgata’s pool allows kids — the adjacent Water Club’s does not
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Though not explicitly Italian-themed, Borgata’s design has a Hadrian’s Villa vibe, with wrought iron railings, sandstone-hued pillars supporting vaulted ceilings, and tile mosaics scattered through the marble floors. Thankfully, it’s not overdone, which can’t be said for some of the housewives stalking the see-and-be-seen boulevard that encircles the plush, jangling casino like a well-buffed beltway. Inside, there are luminous blown-glass masterpieces (octopus chandeliers in silk-tented coffers, columns that look like vertical coral reefs) by maestro Dale Chihuly, whom the Borgata regularly patronizes.
Bed and Bath
Notes of fuchsia add vibrance to the stingray-gray Classic Rooms, which provide a spacious (at least 460 square feet) haven from the madness below. There’s ample breathing room, between the Italian linen–bedecked beds and the chunky furniture, including a statement desk floating on lithe convex legs and a Mad Men–era chaise and ottoman upholstered in goosebump checks. All the Classic Rooms were completely redesigned and renovated in 2012; older suites are less modern but enormous, with living rooms furnished with a sofa, marble-topped coffee table and entertainment center. Bathrooms are sanctuaries that look carved from a Carrara quarry, with recessed glass shelves stocked with luxe towels and Lather toiletries, and a shower for two (plus a soaking tub in the suites). But the best feature in all the rooms is the floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer commanding views of the ocean.
There are 161,000 square feet of gaming, so courting Lady Luck might be Borgata’s largest diversion, but the resort offers plenty of other ways to spend your time (and money), from top-shelf acts (Sting, Aziz Ansari) at the Events Center and the intimate Music Box, to gem hunting at the stylish boutiques. The deep portfolio of restaurants and bars includes glitzy ventures by celebrities such as Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay and Michael Schulson, whose Izakaya specializes in pristine sushi and charcoal-grilled robata skewers. There’s also the subterranean trattoria Fornelletto — don’t miss the burrata bar — an outpost of New York’s Old Homestead steakhouse, new haute burger bar 28 West, the jewel-toned tequila library Gypsy Bar, Atlantic City’s best buffet, and plenty more at a food court tucked below the poker room. Nightlife revolves around the two dance halls, mur.mur and MIXX, where scantily clad and well-gelled club kids catch DJs like Samantha Ronson and Tiesto for a night best remedied by a morning at the impeccable Spa Toccare. Nimble therapists detox guests with a menu of services (almond body buff, Thai tablework) almost as sprawling as the spa itself. There’s also a full salon, a man-cave barbershop specializing in straight razor shaves, the Pump Room gym and an elegant solarium and indoor pool that looks like something from the Great Gatsby set.
In the Area
While most guests stay onsite exploring the myriad entertainment, nightlife, food and wine programs (Mondays at Izakaya and mur.mur, Wine Down Wednesdays, Burlesque on Thursday and more), Atlantic City has its own unique appeal. Soft, flat beaches are the main attraction (the quietest are at the north end of the island), but the town is also a shopper’s paradise. Be warned: Credit cards melt like popsicles in July at the Walk, the pedestrian-friendly campus of designer outlets (BCBG, Michael Kors) in the center of town. After a heavy dose of retail therapy, repair to the raw bar at Dock’s Oyster House, established in 1897, for a dozen briny, petite Cape May Salts. Or try Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, a sprawling 78-year-old saloon where steaks are buried under crab meat and blue cheese, and the free family-style salads in zesty garlic parmesan dressing will keep vampires away for weeks.
How to Get There
My sister and I went on a road trip to Virginia. Halfway we went to Atlantic City and stayed at the Borgata Casino. WOW. First there are glass blown ceiling fixture from the infamous Gilhoully that you normally only seen in museums. If you can take your eyes off that you will see the rest of this exquisite Casino All I can say is WOW. If your planning to go to Atlantic City why not stay in elegance
Borgata is the best casino in AC. Staff and accommodations are just wonderful. Great place to relax as and unwind. Great food and rooms are clean and very comfy. Relaxed by the indoor pool and enjoyed the hot tub
Took a 2 1/2 hour road trip w another couple, spent actual time catching up and then once we arrived at the gorgeously decorated, (with Chihuly glassworks incidentally)Borgata, we felt the stress just melt away. After a yummy lunch at the Metropolitan, we sat down at a $5 Blackjack table and enjoyed hours of entertainment, including delicious cocktails. We then took advantage of one of their fabulous restaurants, a comped Buffet that is out of this world, followed by a comedy show with 3 comedians that are always funny as hell and always PC. Rooms are clean, modern, have great views and are sound proofed. Late check out is noon so you can make it back to LI before rush hour. Hope you enjoy the Borgata as much as we did. Go often enough and you'll get the great comps we do - room, food, show, parking, and match plays. What's not to love?
The stay was great. I used my Mlife points came in hand definitely worth it. I loved that Adiuts have pool and hot tub time. They even offer plastic cups to put your drink in. So I can truly enjoy the hub.lol . Also the breakfast buffet is open early. So can go to the gym and beat the rush.
My wife and I played hooky and drove to Atlantic City for an overnight at Borgata. We beat the snowstorm into town and settled in to a very nicely appointed room on the 39th floor, looking out over Harrah's and Brigantine Island. The bed was comfortable,TV was new, marble bathroom immaculate. After unwinding from the 2 hr drive I repaired to the casino and hunkered down in the poker room til the wee hours. Best poker in the east! Fast and aggro, and I had a good run. Following morning we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast buffet, made even better by the fact that it was Monday so the tourist crowds were gone and we could take our time and relax. Our waitress was delightful and attentive and the food selection was amazing. Then we enjoyed a nice stroll around the casino with the quality people watching it provided. Topped off the trip with a session of blackjack and the courtesy of a late checkout due to the inclement weather and we hit the road as the storm cleared out. Overall this was a totally enjoyable trip to the finest property in AC. We were treated like gold by everyone we dealt with and will be go back first chance we get.