The Claridge Hotel – A Radisson Hotel
What We Love
- A historic stay in Atlantic City's 'Skyscraper by the Sea,' with a waived resort feeDaydreaming about Frank, Marilyn, Grace and all the other greats who graced the hotel
- Knowing that you’ve chosen a TripAdvisor favorite as your A.C. base
- Taking in the ocean views from the lounge on the skyscraping building’s rooftop
- Sampling the steaks and seafood at Twenties Restaurant
What To Know
- There is onsite parking (self and valet) but at an additional cost
- Free WiFi is spotty in guestrooms
- You can request a late check-out for a $20 fee
Want some history with your hotel? Look no further than Atlantic City’s The Claridge Hotel, the so-called Skyscraper by the Sea. One of the grandest getaways of the “Playground of the Gilded Age,” this Mannhattan-esque beauty has been accommodating guests in style since 1930, with its restaurant – now aptly named Twenties – opening even earlier, towards the end of the previous decade. Throughout the property’s 80-plus years on the Shore, it’s welcomed Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly; Al Capone; Marilyn Monroe, as host of a Miss America pageant she was judging here; and 44 United Nations ambassadors, as host of a landmark WWII peace conference that took place on the premises.
Add your name to the list of greats, and see what all the fuss was and is about, as a guest. Attend a performance at the TripAdvisor favorite’s theater, wander through the art gallery, dine on Twenties’ seafood and steaks, and watch football on the rooftop lounge during the season. Don’t forget to get out and explore, as well. Along with playing a major part in A.C. history, The Claridge occupies a prime position in town, and the Bally’s casino, Playground shops and beach are within a five-minute walk, with festival and event venue Brighton Park right out your door.
Hotel accommodations are inspired by traditional styles and offer plenty of luxuries, like Frette linens and a flat-screen TV. For freshening up, a combination tub/shower are in your bathroom.Superior King or Double rooms range from 285-325 square feet. For more space and a view of the Atlantic, opt for the 360- to 367-square-foot Vintage King or Double Oceanfront room. Gatsby Jacuzzi King rooms are even larger, at 465-595 square feet, and include a large Jacuzzi tub.
Amenities- Keurig coffeemaker ?- Safe- Refrigerator- Bigelow
Set on the sixth floor of the hotel, sea-view Twenties Restaurant serves three meals a day of Italian fare, including a prix fixe. The dining room is named for the decade in which it opened, with highlights in its nearly 100 years of history including visits by JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace and Frank Sinatra; menu highlights, on the other hand, run from steaks to fresh seafood. There are also three lounges: The Vüe Rooftop Bar & Lounge; Malcolm’s Lounge, in the lobby; and the Celebrity Lounge, across from the theater.
You won’t be at a loss for things to do and see, as a guest at The Claridge; you’re on the boardwalk, just steps from the Atlantic, and among countless clubs and casinos. Brave one of the rides on the Steel Pier, shop at The Playground or dip your toes in the sand. If you stay in, there’s also on-site entertainment, such as theatrical shows and parties on special occasions, or you can watch football during the season at the rooftop lounge. Holtzman Gallery off the first floor displays works by over 50 artists from around the world, if you’re in the market for a new piece or simply want to take a look.
How to Get There
Definitely a good stay at the hotel. The rooms were big and spacious and within minutes from the boardwalk. All the casinos along the boardwalk are connected and accessible through the hotel. A small issue I had was when I called the front desk for a 30 minute grace period/late checkout but was refused initially. I had to explain that with a baby I needed a little extra time to leave (after all I had to pack and feed the baby). They said okay afterwards. I left at 11:15 as not to take advantage of the situation but still had to ask twice for some extra time. I understand hotels have policies but I certainly didn’t ask for 2 hrs.
You are in the middle of every where, great location. If you have kids in the summer the games and rides are a walking distance, the outlets are only a few blocks away. Friendly place and staffs. The indoor pool is helpful on a rainy day.
We had a wonderful time. We selected this hotel to enjoy the 30s theme on our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. We requested a room close to the elevators because my husband doesn't walk well and we got one that still had an ocean view. I love the 30s music and theme, which reminds me of Disney's tower of terror. The bed was comfortable and the room was spotless.
Hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. The roof top bar was awesome. Hotel is right on the boardwalk and close to shops, casino's and the valet parking was quick and easy. Express checkout was a breeze.
I reserved 2 rooms for 3 nights. We had to ask for towels, toilet paper, coffee and cups the first night!!! Housekeeping came in the first morning but only fixed the bed. They did not replace anything! They did not take the garbage the whole time we were
there! When I told the front desk they said “ Sorry, we will make the housekeeping supervisor aware.”