Resorts Atlantic City
What We Love
- 10 restaurants and six bars/lounges to choose from
- The beach and the famous boardwalk are just steps away
- The 100,000-square-foot casino is open 24 hours
- The LandShark Bar & Grill is the only joint facing the beach that’s open year-round
What To Know
- The property hosts bachelor and bachelorette parties and getaways
- With 942 rooms, this ain’t exactly a boutique option
- The swimming pool is adults only for an hour each day in the evenings
- There’s a $15 per day admission fee for the spa and health club
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
If you’re seeking a classic Atlantic City weekend — complete with gambling and not much shut-eye — this high-rise beachfront hotel has your number. Overlooking the beach and boardwalk, the property is a microcosm of everything this mini–Sin City is all about: nonstop entertainment, pampering and high rolling, with plenty of pit stops to refuel on burgers and old-school cocktails. Highlights include a spa that offers a host of treatments, from hot stone massage to microdermabrasion (admission to the health club is included with any treatment); the LandShark Bar & Grill, a fun beachside hangout; and a stylish indoor-outdoor swimming pool. While the resort may not pull the big name acts that other hotels on the strip get, there’s still a respectable lineup of performers on the roster at any given time, like Jenny McCarthy and the Spinners.
In the Area
Make like a Prohibition-era gangster from Boardwalk Empire and promenade the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, then, if you’re feeling intrepid, venture out onto the waves on a surfboard or standup paddleboard care of Atlantic City Surf School. Save some energy to climb the 228 steps of the magnificent Absecon Lighthouse, the state’s tallest, which rewards climbers with 360-degree views of the Jersey Shore. Cheat on Resorts for one night with the Borgata, home to one of the town’s best restaurants,Bobby Flay Steak, where the dramatic decor, fancily dressed patrons and top-notch seafood, steak and produce conspire to make a great date night.
How to Get There
The room we had in the Rendezvous Tower was very big, clean and a good location. The check in staff was very helpful. We saw a show, Johnny Mazz, which was a true delight! We would stay at this casino again.
First I want to say that this is based on my staying in this one specific room. I cannot speak for the others. Took advantage of a mid-week off season special to stay at Resorts (usually stay at a neighboring hotel) but as we gamble and eat, etc at Resorts as much as anywhere else we decided to stay here.
This one room (Ocean Tower #846) seems like it may have originally been a small conference room or office or such and has been turned into a guest room. Advantage: an amazing amount of square footage (more than a normal room and rivaling a suite). Disadvantages: The main door is a double door that is lighter and does not seal as well as a standard door, connector doors on both sides, smaller bathroom than average, and looks like it was done in a hurry.
The Ocean Tower is probably the older and less fancy of the two and shows it.
All that being said - the room was clean, extremely spacious, the sofa was a pleasant surprise (expected only a chair), the bed and pillows were comfortable, the staff pleasant, etc.
The Quick Bites Food Court in the casino is a tremendous plus over individual restaurants (those are available as well) and is centrally located to the casino, hotel towers, etc. and is extremely convenient if you just want a quick meal either to eat there or take to your room.
All in all we will not hesitate to stay at the Resorts again.
I recently stayed at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City for a conference. I couldn't get a room at the Hard Rock, which is much nicer so I opted to stay here because they offer a connecting bridge and I didn't have to go outside to get to Hard Rock. First thing I noticed was the smell of smoke in the Casino area and I guess that is to be expected and from the looks of the folks playing it was no wonder. I requested a non smoking room and assumed since it was newly renovated it would nice. I must admit the smell didn't seem to bad but when I returned home my clothes were smoky and that included my night gown which means that everything stunk. The room was decent, nothing special and I guess for 179.00/night what more can you ask. The pillows were just OK and the bedding mediocre. They were barely any sample toiletries and extra small soap, no liquid soap or conditioner in sight.
The dinning floor, where Gallagher's steak house and a few other restaurants, was overwhelmingly foul smelling. The smoke was blinding, one morning my eyes teared up as I walked through to get to the other hotel, it was awful!
And the final straw, I had a bunch of drunk young adults partying in the hall most of the night. I called security and they responded but 20 minutes later they began again. I call security a second time and I never heard them return. After another hour of torment, I went out and yelled at them and that finally did the trick. I guess I really let them have it and I must have looked like a nut in my pj;s with my hair standing on my head. I would not ever return to this hotel and if you decide to take a chance keep in mind that the casino area is unimpressive with woo-begotten patrons chain smoking all night.