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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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Hotel is always clean, rooms up to date and the restaurants are all great! Love the fact you can use your comp money for breakfast!! Love the spa, although did not use on this stay. Went to see show.. Impratical Jokers! Very funny!
I really loved the hotel. It is on the newer side. Love the way it is decorated. The pool is like a resort. Really loves both of the pools, spa and fitness center. Great bars. Loved electronic poker. There was a wonderful young man making drinks there .
To me this is one of my favorite hotel in Atlantic City. The rooms are great, one of the most comfortable beds that I have slept outside of my house. The casino is excellent. But what I truly love are the different type of restaurants.
This hotel is the best in Atlantic City ,Nj with one of the best poker rooms.The Night Scene Is even better as well. I recommend you stay here if you want to have one of the best times of your life! Enjoy!
My room was complementary. In the past if we arrived early, and our complementary room was ready we were able to check in. It had made our past stays very enjoyable and gave us all the more reason to stay at the Borgata. As with most other Atlantic City Casinos, there have been times I had to wait if the room was not ready or I was able to check in early based on availablity. In this matter it was clear availability was not the case. This most recent stay, as our desk clerk checked us in, he immediately told us he had no availability and we would have to wait until the 4 pm check in to get our room and that I would receive a text. The management at the Borgata seriously needs to look into what appears to be a new policy. Clearly, other guests were receiving room keys while my husband and I were dismissed and told to come back. As a complimentary guest i felt treated unfairly, and felt being lied to was clearly an insult to my intelligence. We had arrived at the hotel and waited the check in line for approximately 45 minutes. It was approximately 3 pm when we were told to come back at 4 pm. If our room was not ready, why was every other guest walking away with keys? Surely we weren't waiting for the key to a magic suite. Since I had previously experienced, "we'll text you when your room is ready" and never received a text. I checked with the Bell desk at 3:30 and again I was told to come back, that check in was at 4 pm. Which to me was just confirmation that our room was ready and that the Borgata management had made the decision to hold the keys from any complimentary guests as I saw the same thing happen to other complimentary guests and spoke to them as we waited by the same wall. I have an MGM Grand credit card which gives me Pearl status and quiet frankly, I'm not a person who has thousands of dollars to drop on a casino floor, so the little perks I am able to pick up here and there mean a great deal to me. The greed of the casinos in Atlantic City and the premise that they only cater to the high rollers is the same reason for its failure and fall. Its's your everyday bus loads of people and your NJ, PA and NY customers who come for a day and maybe stay overnight that keep your casinos going. Treating us like we're stupid worthless customers (we eat in your restraurants, shop in your stores, visit your food courts, drink at your bars and buy tickets for your shows (we came to see the Impractical Jokers). if your not a high roller, you're not valued!