Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
What We Love
- The glass-enclosed, tropically landscaped pool is hot year-round, morphing from a daytime hang to an after-hours club with celebrity DJs
- Cooking classes in the state-of-the-art kitchens at the Viking Cooking School
- Blissed out treatments at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
- In-room perks include coffeemakers, mini-fridges
What To Know
- The $20+tax nightly resort fee covers WiFi and parking
- Prime location in the Marina District
- A second family-friendly pool has mini-golf and arcade games
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Geometric inlaid floors and domed ceilings lend a sense of occasion upon your arrival at Harrah’s in Atlantic City’s more upscale Marina District. Waterfront Tower rooms are inspired by the beach with sand-color upholstered headboards, sky blue throws and wavelike carpets of chocolate and aqua. Bayview rooms feel more traditional with headboards framed in printed curtains, patterned throws and beachy artwork.
Bed and Bath
Spacious rooms have flatscreen TVs, tiled entryways and large flatscreen TVs. Waterfront Tower rooms feel indulgent thanks to Serta Beautyrest mattresses and granite spa showers. Thoughtful touches like blackout curtains ensure a good night’s rest and large windows offer, in many, water views.
The centerpiece of the hotel is a tropical oasis of a pool surrounded by plush cabanas with domed glass roof. At night it morphs into a bumping nightclub with a rotating roster of celebrity (and reality star) DJs. You’ve got your pick of 10 eateries, from the upscale Mexican at Dos Caminos and Japanese at Oshi to an all-you-can-eat buffet and late night, post-club fare at the food court. Or you can look to cook your own gourmet fare at the state-of-the-art Viking Cooking School. The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is impressive, with private lounge areas for bachelorettes or groups of friends.
In the Area
If the beach is the prime activity in Atlantic City, strolling the boardwalk is second. Lined with restaurants, bars, amusement piers and shops specializing in everything from high-end jewelry to tarot card readings, the iconic expanse of planks is AC’s lifeline. Further up, the Pier Shops at Caesars boast fashion outposts of Louis Vuitton and Gucci, and branches of Stephen Starr’s Buddakan and Continental restaurants, and Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant is slated to open in February 2015.
How to Get There
We enjoyed our stay. We were in the coastal tower which was newly renovated and had a view of the water and the boardwalk in the distance. The room was spacious and the bed was comfy. The only issues we had with the room was the odd design of the shower allows water all over the floor, and the sounds from the hallways and neighboring rooms was way too loud. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and never had it this loud. Not sure why it was like that. This hotel is about a 10 minute drive to the boardwalk. Parking is $10 less a $5 credit. You can come and go with that price as long as you keep your receipt. There isn't much to do outside of the hotel/casino unless you drive to the boardwalk. We did drive to Brigantine which is just over the bridge and enjoyed the views there. If you need gas, groceries or a cheap meal, I would go there. Other areas near the boardwalk were a little sketchy in the evening. I was disappointed that the Internet service was poor at the hotel because we are from canada and can't text without paying extra. It is supposed to be included in the resort fee but we could barely connect in the 5 days we were there. The pool was wonderful, the buffet was good, the casino itself was good and all staff we spoke with were nice and accommodating.
Stayed at Harrah’s for two night. Nice clean rooms. Newly renovated as modern. Easy parking access via valet. Kind and friendly front desk service. Great housekeeping service as well. Went to Martorano’s for dinner. Absolutely amazing experience. The wait staff went above and beyond to make my girlfriend and I have feel welcome. We will be back. Thanks again!
Slot payouts are very low. I played in the high limit slot room and most machines paid little to nothing. I would definitely not recommend high rollers play here. I went to The Borgata and did much better.